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  • 2 Simple Charts To Monitor The S&P 500 [View article]
    That should be "you're welcome."

    Your is possessive, as in your dog, your cat.

    You're is a contraction for you are.
    Sep 6, 2014. 12:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric: 6% Yield And Nearly 30% Upside Potential [View article]
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    Exponential Moving Average (EMA)
    On Thursday, GEK closed below its 30 day exponential moving average. This is generally considered to be an indication of a bearish trend.

    Weighted Moving Average (WMA)
    On Thursday, GEK closed below its 60 day weighted moving average. This is generally considered to be an indication of a bearish trend.

    Moving Average Convergence Divergence(MACD)
    The MACD for GEK currently indicates a strong bearish signal for two reasons. First, the MACD is below the signal line, a 9-day moving average. Second, the MACD is below the critical level of 0, which implies that the underlying moving averages are trending lower.
    Dec 7, 2013. 08:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric: 6% Yield And Nearly 30% Upside Potential [View article]
    Exponential Moving Average (EMA)

    On Thursday, GEK closed below its 30 day exponential moving average. This is generally considered to be an indication of a bearish trend.

    Weighted Moving Average (WMA)
    On Thursday, GEK closed below its 60 day weighted moving average. This is generally considered to be an indication of a bearish trend.

    Moving Average Convergence Divergence(MACD)
    The MACD for GEK currently indicates a strong bearish signal for two reasons. First, the MACD is below the signal line, a 9-day moving average. Second, the MACD is below the critical level of 0, which implies that the underlying moving averages are trending lower.
    Dec 7, 2013. 12:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Frontier Cleans House [View article]
    FYI.

    Exponential Moving Average (EMA)
    On Sunday, FTR closed above its 30 day exponential moving average. This is generally considered to be an indication of a bullish trend.

    Weighted Moving Average (WMA)
    On Sunday, FTR closed above its 60 day weighted moving average. This is generally considered to be an indication of a bullish trend.

    Simple Moving Average (SMA)
    FTR is trading above its 180 day simple moving average. This is considered to be the sign of a bullish trend. There is added weight to this indication because the moving average is rising and suggests that there has been buying interest in this stock.

    Moving Average Convergence Divergence(MACD)
    The MACD for FTR currently indicates a strong bullish signal for two reasons. First, the MACD is above the signal line, a 9-day moving average. Second, the MACD is above 0 which implies that the underlying moving averages are trending higher.
    Feb 7, 2013. 08:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Mortgage REITs Can't Deliver? Here Are Other REITs To Consider [View article]
    You can print a bilzillion dollars and not have inflation. Inflation will not occur without velocity of money, which we do NOT have.
    (econ 101)
    Dec 7, 2012. 10:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mortgage REITs Can't Deliver? Here Are Other REITs To Consider [View article]
    Resign when he saved us from another Great Depression, increased the stock market nearly 100%, changed 750,000 job losses a month to 200,000 gain per month, stabilized the housing market, got us out of Iraq, yada yada. If you are concerned about the debt increase, only 7% is because of stimulus (not one dime of stimulus would be needed if Dumbya had not been President) - and it was Dumbya that came out with the first 700b TARP to save wall street. Gawd - you are surely looney tunes. It was Dumbya that gave us UNfunded tax cuts, two UNfunded wars, and UNfunded medicare prescription drug program, and on Dumbya's watch wall street regulation became non-regulation - and you see what THAT got us - yep - baked in the cake DEBT. You have way too much Idiotology and too little fact.
    Dec 7, 2012. 10:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AGNC Offers Investors A 16% Yield And Better Operating Performance Than Annaly [View article]
    Based on above, I'd hold off buying either until the downward trends in both level off.
    Nov 19, 2012. 08:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AGNC Offers Investors A 16% Yield And Better Operating Performance Than Annaly [View article]
    Exponential Moving Average (EMA)
    NLY is below its 30 day exponential moving average. This bearish sign is even more significant because the moving average is also trending lower.

    Weighted Moving Average (WMA)
    NLY is below its 60 day weighted moving average. This bearish sign is even more significant because the moving average is also trending lower.

    Simple Moving Average (SMA)
    NLY is below its 180 day simple moving average. This bearish sign is even more significant because the moving average is also trending lower.

    Moving Average Convergence Divergence(MACD)
    The MACD for NLY currently indicates a strong bearish signal for two reasons. First, the MACD is below the signal line, a 9-day moving average. Second, the MACD is below the critical level of 0, which implies that the underlying moving averages are trending lower.
    Nov 19, 2012. 08:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AGNC Offers Investors A 16% Yield And Better Operating Performance Than Annaly [View article]
    Exponential Moving Average (EMA)
    AGNC is below its 30 day exponential moving average. This bearish sign is even more significant because the moving average is also trending lower.

    Weighted Moving Average (WMA)
    AGNC is below its 60 day weighted moving average. This bearish sign is even more significant because the moving average is also trending lower.

    Simple Moving Average (SMA)
    AGNC is below its 180 day simple moving average. This bearish sign is even more significant because the moving average is also trending lower.

    Moving Average Convergence Divergence(MACD)
    The MACD for AGNC currently indicates a strong bearish signal for two reasons. First, the MACD is below the signal line, a 9-day moving average. Second, the MACD is below the critical level of 0, which implies that the underlying moving averages are trending lower.
    Nov 19, 2012. 08:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The pullback over the last 2 months is especially notable as no sector within the S&P 500 has been spared, notes Bespoke. It's extremely rare for this to happen as bear moves usually see money flow into defensive sectors like Utilities or Healthcare. With looming tax hikes on dividends and capital gains, investors are dumping it all. [View news story]
    If "massive inflation is ahead" as you claim, That is THE time to have plenty of debt, so you can pay it off in cheaper dollars.
    Nov 17, 2012. 04:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bernanke Gets A Thank You Card, Faber Buys A Tank, And UBS Thinks The Unthinkable [View article]
    Rap77, I agree.

    If low taxes on the rich stimulate the economy and create jobs, where is that economy and where are those jobs?

    Maybe overseas.

    As a retired business owner, I NEVER hired (or fired) one person because of what a tax rate is (or isn't) or what red tape or policy is (or isn't). I hired only to help me service my customers.

    I never turned away a customer saying "my taxes are too high or government policies are too many."

    For the record, the stock market has done better under democratic presidents than under republican presidents. Clinton is a good recent example.

    Also there is zero correlation between tax cuts for the wealthy and job creation.

    As the saying goes, "you are entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts." The ideologues should take heed.

    As for capital being diverted from manufacturing, please notice that our manufacturing exports are greater now than in many years.

    If businesses resort to 29.5 hour work weeks instead of 40, let businesses pay 3/4 of medical coverage to prevent that.

    Better yet, do what every other industrial nation does, meaning, do not saddle businesses with the cost of health insurance, rather fund that via universal health care. Our capitalistic system is the most expensive of all the options, yet ranks us a mere 37th in overall health care. With the highest cost, we should do better.

    And we can do better, but only if we face facts, not ideologies (or idiotologies as the case may be).
    Nov 9, 2012. 02:52 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Copper Prices Signaling A Top In The S&P 500 [View article]
    Exponential Moving Average (EMA)
    CU is trading above its 13 day exponential moving average. This is considered to be the sign of a bullish trend. There is added weight to this indication because the moving average is rising and suggests that there has been buying interest in this stock.

    Weighted Moving Average (WMA)
    CU is trading above its 30 day weighted moving average. This is considered to be the sign of a bullish trend. There is added weight to this indication because the moving average is rising and suggests that there has been buying interest in this stock.

    Simple Moving Average (http://bit.ly/RCkhdE)
    CU is below its 180 day simple moving average. This bearish sign is even more significant because the moving average is also trending lower.

    Moving Average Convergence Divergence(MACD)
    The MACD for CU currently indicates a strong bullish signal for two reasons. First, the MACD is above the signal line, a 9-day moving average. Second, the MACD is above 0 which implies that the underlying moving averages are trending higher.

    Stochastics
    The Stochastic Oscillator is registering a bullish signal as the %K line is above the %D; however the oscillator has moved above the critical value of 80 and may now be overbought. The overbought condition suggests that the upwards momentum experienced in this stock may not be sustainable.
    Aug 22, 2012. 08:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Here Comes The Perfect Storm For The U.S. Economy [View article]
    Here's an interesting link to a health-care comparison by country.

    http://bit.ly/N2Tq8Y
    Aug 16, 2012. 12:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here Comes The Perfect Storm For The U.S. Economy [View article]
    NASA, the interstate highway system, National Institutes of Health, Center for Disease Control, judicial system, yada yada.

    I'd hate to think private industry would be in charge of national defense or even basic police work.

    Privatization of prisons has been a disaster.

    Want to compare all business fatalities, ie, "not run well" as you say - think Enron, Worldcom, Lehman, Studebaker, Hudson, Packard, Kaiser, American Motors, Woolworth, bankrupt GM & Chrysler, PanAm, Delta Air, Continental Air, and literally thousands of others "not run well."

    When I lived in a small town, awaiting our dirt road to be asphalted, the day finally came and while I was talking with the county road super, I asked why it took so long to get us on the list to be done. He said not enough equipment and people.

    I asked why not just sub it out to private road builders. He said because it COST TOO MUCH BECAUSE THE COUNTY COULD LAY MORE MILES OF ROAD PER DOLLAR THAN COULD PRIVATE CONTRACTORS.

    I asked why, then, did the county not add more equipment and people and his reply was "private contractors pull political strings to keep the gov't out of 'business' so business would not have to compete with the gov't even though it cost the taxpayer more to have private industry do it instead of the gov't do it.

    OK, how's THAT for efficiency of private enterprise?

    It's not always what you think, is it.

    No BIG organization will be streamlined or efficient.

    I had a brother who worked for the federal gov't in DC - could not stand the paperwork and regimen - so went to work in the private sector to work for an "efficient" business - IBM.

    After a couple years, I asked him how he'd compare IBM to the gov't. He said the government was "streamlined" compared to the endless bureaucracy at IBM.

    Same has been said (by Lee Iacocca for one and DeLorean for another) that GM was a lard case of bureaucracy.

    So much for the private sector always doing a better job.

    I've always wondered if the private sector is soooo good just WHY did it resisted competing against the gov't "public option" health plan when theoretically it should have eaten the gov'ts lunch.'

    After all, it would be an OPTION - as in choice - to choose private vs public. Why can't they stand up to a 'choice?'

    Maybe because their administrative cost is some 30% compared to MediCare & VA some 3%. Hmmm.

    Maybe because the private sector charges more and renders less that it simply cannot truly compete.

    Maybe, just maybe, conventional wisdom is not so wise, or factual.
    Aug 16, 2012. 11:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Here Comes The Perfect Storm For The U.S. Economy [View article]
    What we need is to get rid of the idea that businesses need to pay for health care for employees.

    Where is the logic that we business owners should pay for health care ?? Why not also pay for employee car insurance, home insurance, funeral insurance?? Where does it stop?

    USA is the ONLY major industrial country to have businesses pay for health care. Other nations have health care provided via taxes that Everyone pays (not just businesses) and they have better care for it (World Health Organization ranks USA about 34th last time I looked) but we PAY THE MOST.

    QUESTION: Exactly what business would stay in business if it spent the MOST of all its competitors but only ranked 34th in Results and Customer Care? WHICH BUSINESS CAN SURVIVE IN THAT SCENARIO?

    How can a USA business compete with foreign businesses who are not saddled with an unnecessary and additional business expense, one that should be a public expense, just as roads, defense, police, fire etc are?

    ObamaCare is a step in the right direction - it's not perfect - but a step in the right direction.

    As is the political truism, get what you can now, and work to improve on it later.

    As a retired business owner, I'd rather have ObamaCare than the abortion of a health care system we have now.
    Aug 10, 2012. 08:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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