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  • 5 Reasons Why Israel Will Not Attack Iran - But If It Does, How Will Currencies React? [View article]
    You don't know anything about Iran --

    There is no possibility whatsoever of bringing what you are childishly calling a "nuke in a suitcase" and putting it anywhere near anything.

    And "God" doesn't exist, this is reality.
    Nov 15, 2011. 11:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Consumer Reports recommends the new iPhone 4S after Apple (AAPL) fixed an antenna glitch that left the magazine unwilling to endorse the previous model. “While it closely resembles the iPhone 4 in appearance, it doesn’t suffer the reception problem we found in its predecessor in special tests in our labs," the endorsement says.  [View news story]
    Wow a phone that actually works when you make a call - what a bargain at 400 bucks.

    God apple sucks.
    Nov 8, 2011. 05:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons Why Israel Will Not Attack Iran - But If It Does, How Will Currencies React? [View article]
    I suggest you re-read the article.

    Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak just came out and said "War is not a picnic. We want a picnic. We don't want a war."

    The reason he said this is because he probably understands what Iran actually is, unlike 90% of Americans - this is not bombing one or two facilities, and not exactly a small poorly-equipped military. The country is huge and impossible to control. Even former chiefs of MOSSAD and Israeli defense have said attacking Iran is insane.

    Israel will not act without full US backing. Even if they do, (which no one in the USA will support another long, expensive war): they will lose, risk bankruptcy, further lose legitimacy internationally, and it will make Iraq and Afghanistan look like walks in the park.
    Nov 8, 2011. 11:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Upcoming Crash Of Apple And Amazon [View article]
    That would be a dream come true.
    Oct 27, 2011. 05:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unifi Announces First Quarter Results [View article]
    Thank you for posting this!

    Errata : article states Unifirsts symbol (UNF) when refer to UFI.
    Oct 27, 2011. 03:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IEA: Oil price to rise without Mideast investment [View article]
    Oil is not just about energy - the polymers that come out of crude oil when it is refined are the building blocks for all out petrochemical plastics. We depend on crude oil more than any other substance in the world expect maybe water and oxygen.

    This article is perfectly consistent with the assertion that crude oil will be coming from less and less easy to access and stable parts of the world.

    Zorrba, please also realize that the areas of the world that are using a significant amount of energy at an increasing rate are not necessarily developed markets that are open to alternative energy for the time being until the price points make economic sense.
    Oct 18, 2011. 01:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Upcoming Crash Of Apple And Amazon [View article]
    Whats even more funny to me is how easy it is refute some of these points which as usual is not done among the typical apple ass-kissing comments by the pyschophants who have an emotional attachment to their stupid products instead of addressing their actual profitability. Apple actually doesn't spend a large amount of money on R&D compared to many large tech firms. Any price point argument should be argued (by the author) by projected sales and how it would impact the bottom line and then into whatever valuation metric you wanted use P/E or otherwise(which is notoriously unreliable by itself for tech companies.)

    The same applies to AMZN - the author is stating that AMZN's profitability relies largely upon their tax advantage and when curtailed, will lead to losses. All one needs to do is take a look at the income statement and see how those profit margins are being derived, whether there are non-recurring items and what the projected impact of an increase tax expense will be. I also consider this the burden of th author rather than just to declare that tax benefits are going to end and AMZN is done, son.

    If it makes you feel any better, the author does exactly what you did - referencing his past performance as if it is any indication of his ability to produce future results.

    Any one who thinks you should listen to them because they were right in the past is just as bad as anyone who thinks you shouldn't listen to someone else because they have been wrong in the past - two sides of the same coin of charlatanism.
    Sep 30, 2011. 07:13 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Upcoming Crash Of Apple And Amazon [View article]
    That's a very unintelligent way of inviting me to prejudice the author based on prior writings instead of focusing on the article here, which you clearly have the inability to do.
    Sep 30, 2011. 06:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Upcoming Crash Of Apple And Amazon [View article]
    If you disagree with article you should play the ball and not the player.
    Sep 30, 2011. 01:38 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • S&P may have more to worry about than just the U.S. Senate investigating its credit downgrade decision. There's mounting evidence that the ratings agency leaked the pending action to a select group of banks and hedge funds prior to its public announcement, which is a clear violation of SEC rules.  [View news story]
    Whenever there are enough factors to create fog around the market, smart money stirs up the media and shorts the market, profiting from the sell-off and then snatching up what they sold at super low valuations. Meanwhile the idiot retail investor glued to CNBC gets whipsawed.

    The same game that's used to sell wars is what's used to sell stocks. The downgrade was just an excuse of the season. As if any one needed a rating agency to tell us how bad the debt situation is - books have been written about it for years already.
    Aug 9, 2011. 07:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • With a U.S. student dropping out of high school every 26 seconds, the unemployment rate seems sure to keep rising. Dropouts are ineligible for 90% of the total jobs in the economy, and those who find work earn 40 cents of every dollar a college grad earns. And in this recession, the gap between educational haves and have-nots is growing.  [View news story]
    Poor have-nots. Maybe you shouldn't drop out of the easiest educational system in the international community, lazy bunch of idiots.
    Jul 12, 2011. 07:13 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "Black Swan fund" Universa isn't the only one who's seeing a market crash based on the "Q ratio" - market value divided by the replacement value of its companies. And that ratio is currently about 49% above mean, as high as it tends to get.  [View news story]
    If anyone has a link to the June 13 paper I would greatly appreciate it.

    Jun 16, 2011. 01:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • OPEC: No shortage of crude oil in market [View article]
    Because they are lying!

    You can also include the groups of buyers who know OPEC are lying and that OPEC take advantage of geo-political pressures to further their oligopoly as "speculators."
    Apr 19, 2011. 12:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • OPEC: No shortage of crude oil in market [View article]
    Bob you are absolutely right - I would take a contrarian stance on most of what OPEC says from a fundamental standpoint. They are the primary beneficiary's of expensive oil and have practically no history of increasing production to accomodate increased demand or to lower prices.

    They have a huge incentive to restrict the market and always have.

    Check out Oil Policies, Oil Myths by Fadhil J Chalabi
    Apr 18, 2011. 07:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "If the objectives of QEII were to raise interest rates, slow economic growth, encourage speculation, and eviscerate the standard of living of the average U.S. family, then it has been enormously successful," writes Van Hoisington, adding, "these results represent the Fed's impact on the economy, regardless of their claims to the contrary."  [View news story]
    This is exactly the kind of development I was hoping to see in the paper and did not. No idea how that could get six disapprovals.
    Apr 8, 2011. 09:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment