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  • Electric Vehicle Roundup: 1) Chevrolet Volt (GM) sales continue to fluctuate wildly, up 59% Y/Y and 43% M/M in Feb. to easily beat sales on Toyota's (TM) Prius. 2) Look for Ford (F) to include sales numbers on the Fusion Energi as the model hits dealerships this month. 3) Nissan (NSANY.OB) sold 636 Leafs in the U.S., +36.6 Y/Y, flat M/M, just ahead of the unveiling of a new model. 4) In Scotland, politicians issue campaign promises to install an EV charging point every 50 miles. 5) Tesla Motors (TSLA) trades in the mid-$30s post-earnings. On tap: Will revenue cover payments on a DOE loan and production costs or will Elon Musk need to float more stock?  [View news story]
    Thank you "fat cats" for buying these expensive toys. This is pioneering technology and as with all progress first customer support is important. Fat cats bought the first computers. The government gave a hand in rural electrification. Why wouldn't our government promote EVs? The USA needs to be there first for patents and knowledge.
    Wish I was a fat cat as I would love to have one.
    Mar 2, 2013. 03:11 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does Einhorn's Apple Preferred Stock Push Make Sense?  [View article]
    I wonder how many of the AAPL stock holders were customers first?

    I being one, thought what MR. Cook said was what I wanted to hear as a customer. Keep your eye on the ball and the ball is a great product. The mantra from wall-street to most oversized corporations is get back to your core business. Then they help them sell off at a loss a company WS encouraged them to buy and helped them buy at an inflated price. Churning is how the street makes there money.
    Take care of our money Mr. Cook Thanks
    Feb 12, 2013. 07:23 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Innovator's Dilemma: Is Apple A Sustainer Or Disrupter?  [View article]
    Hay folks Fruit of the Loom has been selling underwear and active wear for a long time? LULU activewear is way over priced? That said on morning walks in the mall I see flocks of people at the LULU store buying $100.00 gym shorts? I also see flocks of people at the Apple Store buying $2000.00 computers? There are $399 computers out there and Target has some good buys on underwear? Going out in public in cheap gym shorts and a cheap computer???
    Tech writers and accountants perhaps? Apple has now acquired well deserved status points in the market? They will manage that and manage it well.
    Jan 2, 2013. 07:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sandridge Or Chesapeake, Is Either Management Team Worth Betting On?  [View article]
    No shame for these guys? They don't even try to hide their sleaze.

    Are we in an era of proud to be sleazy?

    I think I will look else where, if the new boards were any better both of these guys would be history and fighting recovery law suites and criminal charges.
    Nov 19, 2012. 06:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Where Is BP Headed: $70 or $0?  [View article]
    Root Cause?
    The federal government over saw off shore drilling and owns more equity in this tragedy then BP. With a well like this one why wasn't their an on site government inspector?
    The federal government gives tax breaks for off shore oil encouraging BP and others to abandon other safer locations. So we all must deal with the unintended consequences of a broken political system.
    The same government and system that passed emotional lending laws with the unintended consequences that caused this recession and collapse of the banking industry. Uncle Sam's fickle finger pointed at the banks just like they now point at BP ? The accused banks nor the Gov. has helped with restitution for damages done to our retirement accounts. So now the emotional finger points at BP for paying dividends to our retirement accounts? Will failed retirement funds be more unintended consequences of weak leaders reacting to an emotional media frenzy. Now it is permissible to pay political contributions? Pay lobbyist to romance Washington? Pay PR agencies to create a deceitful facade?
    Jun 15, 2010. 11:50 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Business Is Wall Street In?  [View article]
    Thanks Mark ... well said and I so agree.
    Perhaps you will do a chapter two that will focus on how low trust ratings of Washington is so tied to the distrust of the financial system.
    It will be a tough chapter ... a chicken and egg argument on who soils who? Good luck.
    May 11, 2010. 11:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Business As Usual on Fat-Finger Friday  [View article]
    Think computer programs and programers and mega banks (GS) in a money war ??? please read blogs.reuters.com/grea.../
    This latest flattened market in just a sample of devastation that could be ahead as the Algorithmic Trading Programs battle each other and trample the turf ??
    These are automatic milking machines milking investors and pension funds?
    May 8, 2010. 01:54 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman Sachs and the Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth  [View article]
    Is the average american investor ignorant ? Yes! Who are these ignorant americans? Hard working people, parents, grand parents 6:00 am to 6:00 pm sweat secreting humans. "We are the surfs we are the prey!" Yes we do need protection from un-satisfy-able financial predators the most infamous being GS? Yes!
    Who will protect us? There was a time when the biggest and meanest brut with a club ruled all. We evolved via humane laws to collectively protect each other from these violent physical brutes.
    The time is now to visualize GS and others as the brutal financial predators they have become. Time to refocus for a better america and world.
    Apr 18, 2010. 12:18 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Who's Accountable for Destroying Pensions?  [View article]

    I just can't help from thinking of Goldman Sacks, investment banks and wall street in general when talking of looted pensions, manipulated markets and such. It dose not take an economics genius to see that americas retirement funds are shuffled around by these movers and shakers to maximize there own profits.
    The shake down loot or our pension money is distributed as bonuses and excessive compensation. There "honest mistakes" just happen to benefit them? Oops that bubble we created popped and sorry we could not predict it but by some honest luck not prior knowledge we bet our G/S funds against the bubble.
    Looks like the old wolf in sheep skins ???
    Feb 2, 2010. 09:39 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Good for Goldman  [View article]
    The first crime is that Goldman can turn such outrages profits.
    Banking like the utilities is a necessary public service and should be regulated as such. Scamming via political connections and manipulating the market is wrong and unethical regardless of being "legal". Wealth is generated by farming, mining, forestry and amplified by labour. Goldman's grandiose self image of "earning" the wealth that they have skimmed off of the " less educated stupid" workers is ethically flawed. When America cleans up G/S and wall street the citizens will start trusting in America again.
    Jan 28, 2010. 12:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman Sachs's Director Conveniently Misses the Point  [View article]
    Goldman has manipulated our government, they manipulate the market. They are the "house" and every one knows the house always wins. Not because they are so good at playing slot machines.
    How can they with a straight face say they are not conning pension funds, cities, states and you and I ... they are not making money they are stealing money. Just like the mob they share their ill gotten gains with the politicians. Goldman rules the world. How dose that jingle go What ever Goldman wants Goldman gets and little man Goldman wants you pension. Their is nothing hard working American about Goldman Sacks!
    Jan 8, 2010. 11:47 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ben Bernanke, Person of the Year  [View article]
    I think most of America myself included think he should be sharing a cell with Madoff ?? It is so pathetic that the whole Goldman gang of manipulators think they deserve praise for cleverly out witting the American Government, workers and farmers raking in money on the way down and on the way up. So pumping up a bubble and then poking a hole in it will be standard resource (worker) manipulation at the elite business schools?
    I have never been a religious person but it would be nice to find out there is a hell.
    Dec 17, 2009. 10:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Matt Taibbi: Obama's Big Sellout  [View article]
    The ad-hock board of directors of the U.S. Government (the bankers) have summoned the president to to a meeting today to demand he come up with a little news fluff to get them out of the eye of the public?
    Dec 14, 2009. 10:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News  [View article]
    I think that the G/S profits and methods should be investigated. These guys are bed partners with every law maker? They and our congressmen / senators should all be investigated for insider trading. Did they loose wealth on the same scale as the rest of America? Or did they short stock on insider info flowing back and forth? I am sure an investigation would reveal how sick our nation has become.
    Dec 11, 2009. 08:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment