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  • U.S. rig count plunges in past week but still exceeds year-ago count [View news story]
    The Cdn counts always go down in late-Dec, likely due to Festivus for workers from out of province. We won't know how much is due to Festivus and how much is due to the price drop until mid-Jan, methinks.

    In the meantime, according to last Wed's EIA numbers, Cdn exports to the US remain near record highs.

    I am reminded of Graham's description of Mr. Market over in the neighbouring farm during times like these.

    Jan 6, 2015. 01:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ: H-P breaking up into two companies [View news story]
    Oct 5, 2014. 09:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • FOMC minutes: Early returns point to spring rebound in economy [View news story]
    A more recent view was just published by the Bank of Canada: Google "Beyond the Unemployment Rate: Assessing Canadian and U.S. Labour Markets Since the Great Recession"
    May 21, 2014. 04:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rising Risks For Dividend Growth Investors [View article]
    Those charts give great perspective - it can be lonely providing these cautions, so I appreciate you putting this out.
    Mar 28, 2014. 07:12 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Eye-popping auctions at Sotheby's amid Dow 16K [View news story]
    "A 1964 Ferrari race car brought in $14.3M by itself."

    One would think there wouldn't be enough trunk space for that!
    Nov 22, 2013. 01:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • International Business Machines Corp. Dividend Stock Analysis [View article]
    Congrats Dividends4Life on your 1,000th SA article!
    Oct 23, 2013. 05:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric's Hidden Source Of Value [View article]
    Non-cannibals should use spell-checkers.
    Oct 14, 2013. 09:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • MFC Industrial: Misunderstood And Undervalued With 45% Upside Potential [View article]
    Fans of the S&P 500 Heatmap provided on FinViz take note: The MIL stock listed in health care is not MFC, but now inactive Millipore, which was an index constituent when operating.
    FinViz seems reluctant to update their HeatMap to keep up with changes in the index, as well as changes in market cap (which are displayed as box size on the heatmap).
    When pulling up financial info on MFC on this and other sites, be alert for old Millipore data getting included.
    Sep 28, 2013. 05:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Real Experiment That Is Being Carried Out In Japan [View article]
    Interesting read, and reinforces a fundamental point that's relevant here too -- the outlook for household formation.

    A small typo in the lead quote from Keynes - he referred to "us" and not (the) U.S.

    May 14, 2013. 03:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Western And Seagate: Surprising P/E Ratios [View article]
    Nice article - clear and concise. You are up-front with your assumptions, and your conclusions make sense based on your analysis.
    May 13, 2013. 12:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Low Volatility Story In Pictures [View article]
    Nice visualization Bill. Simple yet effective.
    Mar 23, 2013. 11:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Leading This Sell-Off? [View article]
    Interesting point - zero following right now too. I imagine that most people read them on the Bespoke blog site. I read them here to save time, although there's a few regular features that I go to their site for every quarter.
    Be careful out there, omooc.
    Feb 26, 2013. 10:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Overview Of UnitedHealth's $70 Fair Value [View article]
    I must say the "drag the trendline" gadget is somehow not very reassuring.
    Feb 26, 2013. 10:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Individuals Can Gain An Advantage Over Institutional Investors [View article]
    if I may say so, "you da Mann, Robert!" - nice inclusion of Novogen.

    Feb 19, 2013. 03:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Ultimate Guide To Finding Double Digit Dividend Growth Stocks [View article]
    I worry about the quality of FIN VIZ data, and I'll tell you why: Over a year ago, I noticed that they had Millipore in their seemingly wonderful heatmap of the S&P 500. Thing is, Millipore is no longer in the 500, and the symbol now belongs to MFC Corp (not in the 500). I wrote them a number of times asking about their updating policy and pointing out the error, and they've never responded or done anything about it. So, FIN VIZ might be well-packaged and convenient, but caveat emptor.
    Jan 29, 2013. 07:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment