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  • VIX Short-Term Futures ETNs Present Rare Opportunities [View article]
    I truly appreciate authors whose money is where their mouths are. Thanks for the insights.
    May 5, 2014. 07:27 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Congratulations Rachael!
    Aug 12, 2011. 07:45 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
    Too many capitals in screaming headlines. Perhaps these profits will allow you to purchase a keyboard with a caps lock key? Happy trading.
    Jul 20, 2011. 07:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iShares Silver Trust ETF: A Butterfly Spread in Motion [View article]
    Thanks for the detailed analysis, very helpful to see how that plays out. Appreciate you taking the time.
    May 5, 2011. 09:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are your Canadian Investments in jeopardy this week? [View instapost]
    I invite you to look at the best available political data. My current preferred source is the one listed above; feel free to suggest others, though tonight it will be moot in any event. Your "50% probability" reference is not accurate by any metric of which I am aware.

    I live in Quebec, keep abreast of politics across the country and continent, and am invested in Canada.

    Also - full disclosure - I dislike inane, stereotyped partisan writing that fails to provide any suggestions as to actual investment strategies. What do you concretely recommend doing? Right now this is a political puff piece that offers no insight into how one might hedge or profit. Scaremongering. Do you have something better than fear to offer us?
    May 2, 2011. 08:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are your Canadian Investments in jeopardy this week? [View instapost]
    Don't believe the hype. The best sources I have been able to find in Canada suggest a modest change at the very most. The hype is standard media scare-mongering, which blather like this feeds into. News needs news to seem new.

    Also, the Liberals and Conservatives will not group together. However, all parties will act in their own self-interest. Surprise!

    Best current source to see likely outcome:
    Most likely current outcome: little change.

    Donald Trump's hair is sadly more interesting and arguably has more likelihood of affecting your retirement savings.
    Apr 29, 2011. 07:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The possible next PM of Canada, Jack Layton ventures into monetary policy, telling Reuters the BoC should hold off hiking rates due to sluggish employment and a strong currency. The loonie is unperturbed, erasing early losses and continuing to threaten multi-decade highs. FXC +0.3%.  [View news story]
    Editors: Jack Layton. Not Clayton.
    Apr 29, 2011. 01:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Beats EPS Estimates by Almost 20% [View article]
    Actually, the numbers in Aleph's post make sense, and go some way to explaining the limited move up in the stock today. Apple's media relations management is legendary; earnings expectations is clearly treated under that heading. Notice they are already setting expectations low for the next quarter so as to beat again. It's very smart - are we surprised?
    Apr 20, 2011. 10:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • End of QE2 has some investors fearing fall in June [View article]
    End of QE2 doesn't seem to be negatively impacting the spam-based sales of dubious Ed Hardy merchandise on SA, in any case. I'm not sure what category that indicator gets filed under....
    Apr 17, 2011. 10:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Jim Balsillie‚Äôs Initial $125,000 RIM Investment Disappeared [View article]
    Nice to see a story about a Canadian success story. I am not sure how this leads people to start rattling their sabres and talking about the French revolution. Frankly, from north of the 49th, it doesn't look like a revolution is what you need, more like some good banking regulation and a little less blind faith in invisible hands... keep your hands where I can see them, I say...
    Mar 8, 2010. 10:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment