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  • Ford: The Time To Buy Is Fast Approaching  [View article]
    You mentioned China in this posting, but not in the way I expected the information to be revealed. Was my 12 hours straight through drive from NY to NC only a blur or did I listen to a financial news report around 3AM near the VA State line on Wednesday that Ford was bringing some of its manufacturing back to the US from China and that they have already purchased a plant in Detroit?
    Pinch me now and tell me that if was all a dream.....Someone check it out; I am coming down from a "Highway High" right now. I'll check back in a few days.
    Aug 30, 2013. 10:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Market Vectors Gold Miner ETF Is A Lousy Way To Bet On Gold  [View article]
    Aug 19, 2013. 10:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Driving Texas Instruments $35 Price Estimate?  [View article]
    I am looking for an entry by TI into M2M technology; then I'll buy in. Otherwise, I agree with Clay on his assessment of TI being whittled down to a "One Trick Pony" of sorts.
    Jul 24, 2013. 07:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Gold Cycle Has Bottomed  [View article]
    Well A.M., you have a handle on the issues; someone is paying attention. The question is "when will it turn"...and my answer is always....When George Soros and State Street say it will turn"!
    Jul 11, 2013. 12:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bill Gross's Misguided Diagnosis Of America's Economic Problems  [View article]
    So far, you've said it best! Spot On!
    Jun 15, 2013. 01:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon (AMZN) launches a dedicated portion of its website to 3-D printers in a move that could help the burgeoning technology (DDD, SSYS, XONE) hit the mainstream. The company lists 3-D printers and accessories from major brands in the section.  [View news story]
    Ted, You selected my top Three! My 4th stock loosely tied to this group and that you may be interested in tracking, is Proto Labs (PRLB). This company was actually the one that brought me to our favorite "3" back in Oct of 2012 when I ventured into stocks to consider going into "The Next Industrial Revolution".
    Jun 14, 2013. 11:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon (AMZN) launches a dedicated portion of its website to 3-D printers in a move that could help the burgeoning technology (DDD, SSYS, XONE) hit the mainstream. The company lists 3-D printers and accessories from major brands in the section.  [View news story]
    Nanotechnology has allowed the 50 inchTV flat screen you mention to become available in the near future. You can roll it up and unfurl when ready to view! I am certain that Amazon is at the end of the conveyor with arms open awaiting its retail distribution to be established.
    Graphene is not an ingredient that the average home 3D home printer can handle or obtain at the present time. Hang on just a little bit longer!
    Jun 13, 2013. 10:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Applied Materials Loses Top Spot In Solar Equipment Market  [View article]
    Excellent Point made in your "couple of things to note"; One very important one! and not so basic at that!
    Jun 13, 2013. 08:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seriously, The SPDR Gold Trust Isn't a Scam. But PHYS Might Be  [View article]
    You hit the nail on it's gold head! The first time in a very long time that HSBC has been dragged out in the open on this argument. You're on the right track with that factoid.....Listen up everyone!
    Jun 11, 2013. 12:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Think Pink! How American Women Will Make Or Break Corporate Earnings Over The Next Decade  [View article]
    SPOT ON observations and report! Having inherited a portfolio and determined to hang onto every penny and then some; I MUST keep up just to stay in place. I appreciate very much, Southwest Airlines and Meg Whitman's HP! and I am determined to keep what I have to pass on to my children when I'm gone......and therefore I want to mention a new development that will cause all "surviving spouses" to take notice to the recent pending legislation being presented to "O" for signing in the near future. Hang on to your seats for this nuget...It has been proposed that "Spouse to Spouse IRA/401's will be passed through to the surviving spouse without time line or dispersal chart." This is not an exact quote, but the jist of it is. Currently, preserving your assets for passing down to future generations is assured. However, the new changes awaiting approval? Any passdowns from the surviving spouse to her designated beneficiaries will now include a 5 year time line to disburse the portfolio! Imagine the tax consequences of that one change if enacted. What do you think the tax bill will be for any given beneficiary? Do the math. The bottom line is that the government wants your money in "taxable circulation" and not sitting in a "401 vault" at their brokerage account(s).
    So while everyone is else is checking out C-Span for the latest scandal and they are noteworthy, However, I'm watching the Daily Leaders schedule in Congress....
    Jun 9, 2013. 12:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3D Systems (DDD) and Stratasys (SSYS) both catch downgrades from William Bair in a note titled "Waiting for Expectations to Align With Reality." Neither firm, says Bair, appears well-positioned to be the leader of a "3rd industrial revolution ... many investors are buying shares of these two companies, at least in part, for the wrong reasons." Both are off 1.5-2% in the premarket.  [View news story]
    Residential applications from 18 months ago are now "ancient history" if you follow the markets. I'll wait for both an affordable model that can print out more than useless novelty widgets and products that can be reproduced at the same or less cost than can be purchased locally.
    In the game of life, there are needs and wants. Do I need a 3D printer?
    Jun 9, 2013. 12:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Meg Whitman Owns HP Now  [View article]
    Definitely a big step in the right direction. I am certain this is a great new beginning. I'm a big Meg and HP fan.
    jhesr...Thanks for sharing!
    Jun 9, 2013. 12:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Natural Gas Boom's Top 3 LNG Exporters: 1st Promising Player, Cheniere Energy  [View article]
    A Key player in the distribution system is Bechtel.....Say no more! Good to Go and get on board!
    Jun 9, 2013. 12:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • J.C. Penney: The Conclusive Variable Points Up  [View article]
    Seth, I agree with your complete overview of the "Start up JCP" and consider everyday that "a store" opens its doors, whether online or a stand alone big box out on the highway, you expose your attitude toward the consumers streaming your threshhold. How you present your store, through your merchandise selection and your employee placement throughout each store is crucial in letting the customer know that PCP has their interest foremost. You accomplish this fact best by adhering the old and time tested adage "CROSS SELL". You accomplish this by duplicating product throughout the store/site and you make certain that the Check Outs are staffed with the best and personable, creative employees you can find! The banking industry latched on to this concept several years ago and found out that personal contact works. Stay with me on this.... Here are my two of my best cross sell tips/examples that I would impart to many retailers as a customer waiting on line ready to be checked or passing through the Bathroom accessories out at my local....Home Depot, Tip#1: Notice the shopper looking at or checking out a spring action shower curtain rod; Just a rod, right? No...the second rod that the customer overlooked is the second rod that is placed inside the shower/tub stall that will hold several damp towels. Out of site empty or full and not allowing damp towels to be strewn around your cramped bathroom. Tip#2: JCP is one of the few retailers, Wal*Mart is another, that offer a nice array of the "new" Microfiber sheets. Both offer low prices compared to many other retailers and the color selection is very nice. What's the benefit of these sheets? The fabric is super thin with a nice finish and very durable. This would be great in and of itself. The BONUS SELL feature? You can place at least twice as many sheets and pillow cases in both the washer and the dryer IN ONE LOAD FULL, than your standard Pima Cotton sheets. You save money on detergent and utility bills by halving your dryer timer. Can any one of your employees in the Linen department or at the checkout "Sell" this feature to the customer within their field of vision?
    Bottom line to ALL Retailers, A well stock Stocked Store goes only so far; You need "A Hook" in guaranteeing a healthy bottom line.
    Jun 5, 2013. 11:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whisper Number Impact: Earnings Preview For J.C. Penney  [View article]
    It will be interesting to see if there is any impact to the latest "Whisper Call": considering who just increased his share of JCP stock for this same quarter!
    May 18, 2013. 09:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment