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  • Notable earnings before Thursday’s open [View news story]
    Laforest3...I suggest you sell your 3d printing stocks. DDD has been in business for years and still not out front. HP and others will enter the space. You don't want to be in high peg stocks while we approach 6 yrs in this bull market. The S&P is trading at about a 20 multiple. Market is fully valued. Replace the printing stocks with medical stocks like CNC MOH ACT BIIB...Good luck!
    Feb 26, 2015. 02:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Biogen beats by $0.31, revenue in-line [View news story]
    Forget value. This stock as well as ACT CNC CELG are going to be this the next generation of jnj aetna bristol myers...Get on board!
    Jan 29, 2015. 07:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry to be acquired by Fairfax-led consortium for $9/share [View news story]
    I have learned much from this site thanks to you guys. I have been investing for about 4 years. This has been my most profitable year. Why? Because I do not think I know more than the street. I do not argue with the market. I flow with it. As I have stated in the past, I do not ever, under any circumstance, buy stocks in a downtrend. A quick checking of RIMM/BBRY told me all. Why would I want to gamble on this has been when I can put my money to work with YY YNDX OPEN FNGN DORM MGA ILMN and others? I go where the money flows. Good luck to you all!
    Sep 23, 2013. 05:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Financial Engines: An Emerging Asset Manager Trading At A Lofty Valuation [View article]
    I have watched this stock over 8 months do nothing but go up. I enjoyed your piece thoroughly. I have a small position in FNGN. The thing still keeps going up. The higher the forward P/E and PEG goes, the more sensitive I am and look for weakness in the stock. I see none. So, I will enjoy the ride and get off when earnings slow.
    Aug 14, 2013. 01:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Minimum wage debate rages on [View news story]
    Further proof of how little intelligence today's youth have. Mcdonald's is already losing market share. The country is beginning to eat better. Soda consumption has been trending lower for 10 years. Mcdonald's is no longer a growth story. They will start a slow process of being less important here in the u.s. Panera Bread, Chipolte, Quick Check, Wawa and others are taking share from Mcdonald's. There was a time when Mcdonald's was on top of the world. If your company had topped out and started to become less significant, would that be the time to ask for a 100% raise? This is an entry level job. If they get a 100% raise then what do doctors get? Lawyers and judges then. Police officers? This type of job is not intended to make you an independent person. You are supposed to work your way up. Remember when people used to exalt that term? The trajectory of this country continues to slope downward. Does none see the correlation between entitlement and effort. The more the one raises the other lowers. It is a divergent relationship. How can we continue to raise the floor and not be stupefied at how many people make the floor their home? A once "reach for the stars" country has converted to reach for the subsidy, stamps, or "D" on the voting bar. These things all have the same effect on our country. Dependency breeds subsidy which breeds stupidity which breeds higher cost of living for all. We may be beyond the point where we can revert back to a nation that beckons independence. The first two letters of that word are being hacked off as those in this country who scream equality wish to decimate prosperity and opportunity for the sake of fairness. What could be more fair then everyone ascending thru effort and discontinue the elevation of dependence?
    Jul 30, 2013. 01:56 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Detroit pulls the plug and files for Chapter 9 bankruptcy after emergency manager Kevyn Orr fails to a cut a deal with creditors. The city becomes the largest in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy. A few stocks trading lower on the news: MBI -15%, RDN -0.2%, MTG -1%, F -0.7%, GM -0.7%, MUNI -0.3%, PZA -0.5%, ITM -0.3%, HYD -0.8%[View news story]
    Less time worrying about govt employee obligations and more time on our most important obligation. Our children....
    Jul 19, 2013. 01:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: There's Still Hope [View article]
    Hi L. Happy 4th. If I were going to use that logic (I do not) I would wait till the floor has been established. Sitting through 30% drops is not buying low. Its getting crushed. Do you have any idea what this company would have to do to get back to where it once was? Earnings would have to expand to the moon for years. There are so many other opportunities. How about the banks with raising interest rates?
    Jul 4, 2013. 12:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: There's Still Hope [View article]
    Morning all and happy 4th. I cannot believe what I am reading. If I made an investment in a stock and that stock plummets then I was wrong. Way wrong! Why stick to a losing trade. If you have over 30% drop in a stock from where you bought it what in the world would make you hold? I see many people are talking about the tech in BBRY and how that will be the determining factor. With this chart I wont even consider the tech. Now if we were deciding between 2 tech companies, healthy ones, and were deciding which to invest in, then I would look at the BES and etc. This stock requires no extra analysis. It is horrible. I would rather have money in tech on names like Ambarella and Linked In or other compelling companies. And as a personal rule, I don't ever, for any reason, buy anything in a downtrend. Much less an implosion trend.
    Jul 4, 2013. 10:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: There's Still Hope [View article]
    I do not understand the bullishness. Anyone remember Palm? Same exact thing. I read an article on here a while back where a very informed investor broke down specific business reasons why BBRY would prosper. I mean it was something! He named and spoke about business lines at BBRY I never knew existed. Other investors were pointing out channel info stating robust sales numbers. Here is my thing, what about the chart? It has been a horrible one! Dreadful! I think perhaps when discussing the prospects for a company, and that company is a well known tech company, particularly in the mobile space, there are a lot of people with a deep affinity for this company. That is fine but we are discussing investing. That should be separated. Another point, if you jump into this stock now after it has been bleeding since 18, followed by a 27% drop today alone, at what point does one say to oneself, I was wrong on this one? I do not really care if I like the company or not. I like my money even more.
    Jul 1, 2013. 04:33 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on SocGen's upgrade of BlackBerry (BBRY +4.8%): Analyst Andy Perkins says checks indicate FQ1 (May quarter) BB10 phone sales may have topped 5M, which is soundly above a 3M-4M consensus. He also still thinks "there is demand for the 9220, 9320 and 9900 [BB7] handsets but that this is falling rapidly." [View news story]
    I don't get it! Every wireless store I go to I ask how the Blackberry is doing. They all say the same thing. Not good. I checked the Z10 out myself. Unimpressed. What is so compelling about Blackberry to make someone want to invest in it? We already know with their inaction they almost made themselves extinct. And the best reason not to invest in it is the chart. Terrible! I do wish them well however. But I would rather invest in a company like Microsoft as I believe their platform will be adopted in the end. Moreover, MSFT has a superior chart and a healthy dividend. Also, for the first time I can recall, MSFT now appears on Investors Business Daily Big Cap 20 list. Lastly, MSFT has the financial wherewithal to buy companies with compelling products. Good luck everyone!
    Jun 14, 2013. 02:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • After January's long-awaited touchscreen rollout, BlackBerry (BBRY) is ready for this year's Act Two: the physically keyboarded Q10, which might arrive in the U.K. Friday. The firm faced criticism by loyalists over its decision to release the touch-screen Z10 first (as well as reports of mass returns). But can the Q10 sell enough to loyal keyboarders and upgraders to make a splash in a consistently shrinking side of the market? [View news story]
    Morning all. I don't see what will make BBRY successful. Everyone I talk to at work or in the neighborhood isn't even considering either of the phones. The android and ios ecosystems are alive and well. It seems as they are only getting stronger. I went and checked out the Z10 last week. I think it is a nice phone but all the features I was shown were ho hum. Nothing excited me. I love the Galaxy series and obviously the apple folks are cruising along. Blackberry is in my opinion not going to even eclipse Win phone 8. Kind of like Palm. Lead, stopped leading and now dying.
    Apr 24, 2013. 12:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Verizon: Are Big Gains Ahead For The Big Red V? [View article]
    I concur Mexcom. 10 yrs ago I was ok with going to the library for internet access. Now I would not leave the house without a smartphone in my pocket.
    Apr 17, 2013. 05:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If the U.S. goes over the fiscal cliff, the biggest impact in sheer dollars would land on relatively affluent households, but in terms of percentage of tax increases, low- and moderate-income taxpayers would face the biggest burden - an often overlooked part of the budget debate that’s beginning to draw attention as the year-end deadline nears. [View news story]
    Merry xmas guys. Here is my 2 cents. The reason why the prez positions himself as he does is because he knows there is absolute hatred for the wealthy. Middle class folks think taxing the rich more solves the problem. Lower class people think the world is an injustice. So, the tax issue encapsulates both into the same team. Very sad. I believe the true argument should be why are we all (those of us that do) paying so much taxes? Instead, sadly, the conversation is about making things more punitive for certain folks. Man! There's a recipe for success. As far as why people have these outlooks just ask yourself this question: how many kids and early 20 somethings are thinking about their financial well being? Almost no one. So they go thru life worry free until an unforeseen occurrence happens. That is why people want the government involved so much. No one plans and saves. But, almost everyone likes to charge. Really sad....This country is regressing. The only way to turn it around is for people to desire to do more for themselves without worrying about people with money. Till then these nuts in d.c. unfortunately are going to stay relevant. Too bad.....
    Dec 25, 2012. 03:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Blue-Chip Stock Failure Is Tolerable [View article]
    I don't like the idea of holding something indefinitely. As a civilization inventions have come through that now give us heat, light, food that can be transported all over the world. It simply gets harder to create as or more meaningful things as time goes on. The best invention since the 70's is probably the internet. That made things easier. But we already were able to purchase goods. We already had transportation. In many ways the internet has had a destructive impact on society. I believe many of the future inventions will have the easier but with destructive pattern. It's just too hard to produce things that are only positive. Cars, electricity and radio already exist. This is why momentum stocks is what I favor. Stocks making new highs for fresh new reasons. Apple, Chipoltle and others while they are ascending is how I like to play it. Once the market falls out of love with the stock then let it go. Rinse and repeat.
    Dec 25, 2012. 11:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • "The stock market is a giant distraction from the business of investing." So says index-fund pioneer Jack Bogle about the trend that disturbs him: short-term speculation replacing investing as a stake in the whole-life yield of an asset. His takeaways are little surprise: Focus on broad indexes and manage your return expectations toward your "fair share." [View news story]
    Morning all. I do not believe in passive investing. Imagine doing anything else that way. Passive wife picking? Money in the market invested 10-11 years ago would be a push now. I believe investing in individual stocks is the way to go. I see no reason to follow a stock or index down. Why? For what reason? Ride the elevator up and when it breaks down jump off. The elevator will fall and crash. Eventually the problem will be resolved and the elevator will pick you back up at the floor you got off and you can continue ascending.Using this approach is how I have vastly outperformed my co-workers in our 401k. They simply do nothing and say "it will come back". Meanwhile, I am hiding away in bonds and money market preserving the gains I made prior. When March '09 hit I saw the rally finally begin. By April I was back in aggressive mode. Doing this has produced far better results than if I just sat there. Good day to all...
    Dec 24, 2012. 02:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment