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  • Einhorn's Greenlight Wins Injunction Against Apple, Making A March Dividend Increase More Probable [View article]
    He knew he could win because what Apple did was in poor taste and technically improper.

    You can state Einhorn only filed the lawsuit for self-promotion, but the more interesting question is why did Apple bundle the proposals? Self-preservation? No self-respect? Mere incompetence? Abuse of power?

    I think this is just another error made by a management that has grown lazy. It is probably the same reason I cannot get an Ipad mini with an HD/retina display, and why the newest iPhone doesn't have as good of a mapping program as the original model, or any subsequent one up until iOS 6.
    Feb 22 09:44 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Shamelessly Trashes the iPhone [View article]
    This 'article' does little more than rehash what msft says in the video. Next time just post a link to the video, 'journalist'.
    Feb 15 09:38 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Silvercorp In The Midst Of A Bear Raid? [View article]
    Alfred, perhaps you can clear up some things.

    (1) Did these research analysts really access SVM private property without consent?
    (2) Did they remove mineral samples from that private property without the knowledge or consent of the owner?
    (3) If yes to either 1 or 2, were they directed to do so, and if so by whom?
    Jan 24 12:24 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons Why Goldbugs Are Right; 6 Reasons Why 'Bubble' Is Years From Popping [View article]
    Thank you for writing an article that contains actual analysis. Far too many seem content to just namedrop several stocks. This is more of a research piece and history lesson, and many investors need more research and a better understanding of history.
    Oct 1 09:49 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital Agency's Newest Secondary Lets Investors Bet On Kain Again [View article]
    I would say the point is that the secondary is probably a good buy price. But the point of your comment...that is a true mystery.
    Mar 4 03:29 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Silvercorp Takes Actions, Including A Share Buyback, To Counter Its Recent Decline [View article]
    The cause of the situation you describe is not because of some company, but because of criminal activity in an iron-fisted jurisdiction. China is no place to be on the bad side of the government. How come only you and your employees don't know this?

    Guess what boys, Big Al says a human rights violation happened in China. Lets revise that zero human rights violations since 1989 (Tiananmen Square) sign. One happened.

    If you do want to comment, this article discusses potential exemptions under the act. Any retort? Because it doesn't appear that SVM is being investigated for a human rights violation, but instead for a potential payment to a foreign government.
    Feb 1 07:38 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Using History to Determine Gold's Intrinsic Value [View article]
    These days cash doesn't provide income either.

    This article is an example of bad analysis, attempting to take what should be simple to calculate and adding complexity to help arrive at a predetermined result.

    Moreover, the analysis is founded upon US dollars as a benchmark unit, and government maniulated inflation determinations. That is a fundamental error, as US dollars have no intrinsic value (and their income production varies wildly over near zero yet in the double digits abouit 30 years ago). Further, the dollar's implied worth is and has been deteriorating at a rapid pace, while the supply supply cannot be ramped up in lock step like that.

    One ounce of gold could get you a fine tailored suit in 1800. It could get you one in 1900 and it can still get you one today. That is why peoiple like gold. 30 years from now, you can walk into a boutique and barter yourself a beautiful suit. Why don't you try that with $1,000 bucks in 30 years, or even $4,000.
    Apr 8 10:14 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Europe on the Verge of a Double Dip? [View article]
    The clearest present harbinger of the upcoming double dip is that George Soros just told the EU that it needs to give the banks more money:
    Jan 20 07:38 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retreat Unfolding? [View article]
    Did you see that George Soros told the EU to give the banks more money:

    He must know something is about to happen, and they will need some change on hand.
    Jan 20 07:37 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Silvercorp Takes Actions, Including A Share Buyback, To Counter Its Recent Decline [View article]
    In the eyes of the law, police power is the most routine of government services. It sure was nice of you to respond to one of the three defenses, though.

    You are imparting Chinese government actions to SVM. While it may be true that SVM reimbursed the police, that does not mean SVM is the actor. SVM is not detaining anybody, and the Canadian government is not investigating them for doing so. They are investigating their payments, not China's actions. And as you wrote, "Why did the police require SVM to reimburse all their many many expenses..." Well, if they required reimbursement, then it was acceptable to reimburse them. It was a publicly made payment as required by the government.

    Yes, China can be more heavy handed, but that is not a crime attributable to SVM. If you cared for your employees, you should have had them out of town before you anonymously published your dubious work from which these foreseeable consequences existed. It certainly seems you knew to keep yourself out of harm's way.
    Feb 1 10:49 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Silvercorp In The Midst Of A Bear Raid? [View article]
    Regarding this top priority case, how long has the citizen been imprisoned. It does not seem like they are expediting his release in any way whatsoever. Also, please explain how this investigation into SVM's actions would influence his release? The two seem like reasonably related issues, but not so intertwined that a determination by the RCMP would in any way effect the Chinese government's actions. Therefore, it seems like you a weaving a story and connecting dots that don't deserve to be connected. Perhaps I am incorrect as to the authority and effect of this corruption investigation, but I do not see how I am.
    Jan 24 11:44 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why You Should Sell Shares Of Sprint Nextel [View article]
    For those that do not know, like the author (apparently), Sprint is a wireless carrier while its "peers" discussed here are a combination of wireless, land-line and home television/internet services. Therefore, comparing them in an apples to apples manner is at best foolhardy and at worst intentionally fraudulent. If you want to compare them, you must consider only the wireless businesses of the larger competitors.

    Also, this article seems to intentionally ignore that Sprint is in the process of taking on a majority shareholder that has deep pockets. One must wonder why such an important material item is not event broached.
    Apr 2 08:41 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SandRidge Beats Estimates, Reduces 2013 Guidance And Accelerates Mississippian Drilling [View article]
    The mix is the same but what about the decline rate? The prospectus certainly didn't anticipate the shares woud fall by almost 40% over the last year.
    Mar 1 03:52 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Silvercorp Takes Actions, Including A Share Buyback, To Counter Its Recent Decline [View article]
    And yet they were required by the government to make those reimbursements, according to you.

    It is somewhat interesting how you now solely argue the about the after-effects of your anonymous publication, but not its substance.

    Your employees did steal property. Even if they did just wait to see if a piece would be lost/misplaced and then grabbed it, knowing who the true owner was, that is stealing. Still, I doubt that is what really happened. They likely just trespassed and took a rock. But it does not matter, because it is stealing either just isn't trespassing too.
    Feb 1 11:58 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Agency Mortgage REITs On Coming Debt Ceiling Weakness [View article]
    Where is this "your" of which you complain? I did a find search and do not see another comment that has the word your in it, nor is it in the article. To whom are you complaining, and about what?

    But to your point about not feeling something, and instead believing it, might one also then state that while they do not hear what you write, it reads as though you are annoying. Please understand that when someone states they have a feeling, it is stated to imply that they are not so sure as to believe it certain, but that they find it more probable than not. Maybe you will learn of the subtleties of the language in your next English class.
    Jan 8 11:15 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment