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  • Big bet on Neighborhood Market by Wal-Mart [View news story]
    Walmart hires many people that other companies wouldn't employ. Yes, some Walmart employees aren't 'the best', but they obviously are competent enough to help Walmart retain the number one spot in retailing.

    Target seems to hire more 'normal' employees, similar to what the general market would be interested in, but Target is a poorly performing company.

    The CEO, in many organizations, is only marginally more talented than the average stock repacker at Walmart.

    This notion that a CEO is special and deserves a multi-million dollar compensation package due to supply-and-demand; while the average stock repacker supposedly has no skill and deserves only minimum wage, is ridiculous.

    By the way, Walmart regularly promotes from the lower ranks, all the way through to the top position. Just goes to show you that many people in an organization can eventually perform the duties of the average CEO.

    Executives deciding other executives compensation packages isn't right. Just as secretaries deciding other secretaries pay packages wouldn't work either.

    The people at the top are hoarding; the people at the bottom are getting stepped on.

    At least lets show some respect for the people who do alot, but get paid next to nothing in comparison to the executives of most companies.
    Sep 12 03:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nine week streak marks longest dollar rally in 17 years [View news story]
    When the FED tightens, the U.S. dollar rises. When the FED loosens, the U.S. dollars rises. When the U.S. loses jobs and companies leave, the U.S. dollar rises. When the U.S. adds jobs and companies enter, the U.S. dollar rises.

    Why does the U.S. dollar have such strength?

    Because the U.S. will attack and remove most major leaders who try to move away from the dollar.

    When you threaten to overthrow or kill those who don't want to use your currency, that is quite a powerful market mover.
    Sep 12 03:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why You Should Look Behind Aflac Headline Earnings Figures [View article]
    Money printing is default.
    Sep 12 12:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why You Should Look Behind Aflac Headline Earnings Figures [View article]
    I know. I know. The whole world - my community, my family, my friends etc., make fun of me. They all tell me I am a nutjob.

    I am one of the few people in the world that realizes what is happening and is never afraid to speak my mind.

    The government is the devil. The U.S. government is the biggest devil of them all. I will always stand up and speak against evil. As a free man, that is my oxygen.

    As I said, I LOVE the American people. Americans are great human beings. But the government they keep is unbelievable.

    All great powers have fallen. America will fall.
    Sep 7 07:15 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why You Should Look Behind Aflac Headline Earnings Figures [View article]
    Ray,

    I agree the U.S. is in a similar position as Japan, financially, in terms of their debts and currency. The U.S. has the advantage of being able to kill most others who try to divert away from dollar use; or at least they had that power until recently.

    I want to see the U.S. taken down in stature, so I am thankful that Russia, Australia, China etc. are trying to move away from U.S. dollar demonimated trade.

    If these countries can take and accept an initial loss on their divestiture out of U.S. investments; longer term, they can be in a better position investing with more responsibly run currencies. It's like leaving a toxic relationship. Short term pain, long term gain. America is equivalent to the psycho girlfriend that won't let you leave her.

    I mean, a bankrupt nation, with trillions in debts, hundreds of billions in deficits, and an invading welfare class from Mexico, can't be the best place to invest, going foward. Don't you think?

    America doesn't produce much anymore, and without international markets using the American dollar, the U.S., going forward, is in big,big trouble.

    Sure the U.S. can continue to kill those weaker leaders that try to move away from the U.S. dollar, but they can't touch Chinese or Russian leaders for wanting to get out of toxic U.S. dollar investments. America is like the Adolf Hitler of currency markets. But, even Adolf lost in the end.

    I recently bought RCI, in Canadian funds, to try and divest of the U.S. dollar. Although Canada is far from perfect, compared to the U.S., we are much more responsible with our fiscal matters.

    I no longer want to own Japanese or American denominated investments.

    Love the average American person, but hate the American government - so evil and corrupt.
    Sep 6 06:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why You Should Look Behind Aflac Headline Earnings Figures [View article]
    If the Yen was appreciating 20%, analysts would talk about the strong currency and how that would help Aflac's dollar earnings. But because the Yen is weakening, analysts tell us to disregard the currency weakness.

    I sold my Aflac when it was at $66 and change. It has dropped because of the currency weakness, and nothing else. Analysts might not care about currency weakness, but investors do. When gold goes down in value or the price of oil drops on world markets, gold and oil producers suffer. Same concept.

    The Japanese government is one of the most financial unsound in the world. They commited to doubling the currency base, yet they are still running deficits. Evenutally, things will fall in Japan. Eventually, the Japanese people will stop investing in a bankrupt government that will never pay them back in real yen.
    Sep 6 02:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why You Should Look Behind Aflac Headline Earnings Figures [View article]
    If Aflac's earnings were in Zimbabwe's or Argentina's currency, would the author take the same argument?

    As the Yen weakens, Aflac's value weakens.
    Sep 4 02:49 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Wal-Mart's New Initiatives To Boost U.S. Sales [View article]
    Walmart is too big to oversee their stores. Watch their employees and who gets promoted - no longer the best worker, but the best corporate 'yes man'. See it in my local walmart all the time. The store manager at my local walmart is an idiot, and one of the workers performs better than anyone else, yet never gets promoted.

    Prices are routinely incorrect, stock selection is poor etc. Sam Walton would be pissed.
    Aug 21 01:09 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's eyes 2015 launch for McCafe coffee at retail stores [View news story]
    Best coffee in Canada
    Aug 19 01:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: The Short Of The Decade? [View article]
    Tesla is doing what other manufactures hope to be doing in the future.

    In the cell phone market, Nokia was once GM. Apple was once Tesla.
    Aug 19 01:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Government Of Canada Prepares For A Housing Crash [View article]
    That pdf quotes the $114 Billion, but the number is actually $275 Billion that was given to them. Most people don't even acknowledge the $114 Billion. Canadians have their heads stuck in the sand 365 days a year. Most ignorant people I have ever dealt with in my life.
    Aug 12 05:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Government Of Canada Prepares For A Housing Crash [View article]
    If I do, will you give me compensation? Just asking because most Canadians always think they know more than they do - pisses me off. Like when I tell them that their health care isn't free, they stare at me in disbelief.
    Aug 12 05:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Government Of Canada Prepares For A Housing Crash [View article]
    I had to put up 15% and could only get a mortgage through a broker, not directly from the bank.
    Aug 12 05:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Government Of Canada Prepares For A Housing Crash [View article]
    Government of Canada gave big six $275 Billion in bailout funds. Everyone should know this.

    Google is your friend. Pay attention.
    Aug 12 01:57 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The USPS burns through another $2B [View news story]
    Less Junk mail for me - great!
    Aug 11 06:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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