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  • 4 Measures Of Real Wage Stagna ... Er, Slight Improvement [View article]
    In most areas, renters have seen more growth in rent than savings on gasoline.
    May 2, 2015. 10:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Battery Storage Seems Economically Feasible [View article]
    What if someone comes along and introduces a new, disruptive technology in battery manufacturing? Could Tesla adapt?

    The Prieto Battery is based on copper, named after Amy Prieto, a chemistry professor in Colorado. According to the company it's "a battery that is safe, has more power, charges faster, lasts longer, costs less and can be used across a variety of applications and devices."

    This is a great story. The company's website: http://bit.ly/1au5Cb4
    Apr 30, 2015. 05:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Bear Case From A Bull [View article]
    Monitor was a bad choice of words. I think wearable devices will enable people to avoid going in to the doctor as much. Older people have to go in a lot.

    If their wearable device sent data to the doc's office, a nurse or doctor could check the stats and get an idea of how that patient is doing.

    I'm not sure if the iWatch will do that (though Apple supposedly has a suite of aps for exactly that), but eventually wearables will.
    Apr 28, 2015. 06:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Bear Case From A Bull [View article]
    I just posted a reply but can't access it to edit.

    I suppose Apple will eventually make data from the watch available so even if an elderly patient who is not computer literate wears the watch, their doctor will be able to monitor it.
    Apr 27, 2015. 07:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Bear Case From A Bull [View article]
    Those are good points.

    At this time, I think most people who need those kind of data are in the age demographic not tech savvy enough to make use of the watch.

    That's interesting - the pulse oxymeter. Glad to learn that; wouldn't mind having it though I won't be buying an iWatch for that, at least not yet.
    Apr 27, 2015. 07:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Bear Case From A Bull [View article]
    Yes, good article. I'm a Mac fan (don't have an iPhone) and hold AAPL stock.

    "If you need it to keep track of a heart condition, then necessity is perhaps warranted."

    Does the watch really keep track of a heart condition? It does give pulse rate, which is good but is very far from monitoring the most important data, blood pressure. How can they ever achieve that? Could an inflatable band be created? I doubt it. Ask any heath care professional and they will tell you wrist BP monitors are very inaccurate, though they do give an indication, especially if it is used over time and the readings can be correlated to what a "real" BP monitor indicates.

    I don't see how they can solve the problem of the band. Perhaps they can invent a whole new way of testing BP electronically but somehow I doubt it.

    Having said that, is Apple's future really that dependent on the watch?
    Apr 25, 2015. 04:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Crash: Our Asset's Bitter Fall From Glory - Are You Prepared? [View article]
    "Deflation leads to falling earning and taxes revenues. This leads to larger deficits. This leads to more printing..."

    I agree with this. Historically, e.g. Germany after WWI, first deflation then hyperinflation.

    In deflation, the only asset with purchasing power is currency. Other assets are on sale at depressed prices, the wealthy and corporations with money buy up those assets as people are forced to sell them on the cheap. The government prints money to pay off debt and fund itself because printed currency gains in value...
    Apr 21, 2015. 02:27 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Coal Market Will Rebound In The Long Term [View article]
    Excuse me, I overreacted and expressed myself crudely. Nevertheless, information now available makes believing coal will have a resurgence in twenty years a bad bet.
    Apr 17, 2015. 12:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Coal Market Will Rebound In The Long Term [View article]
    What a totally ignorant reply. Not worth responding to. You should check some actual data.
    Apr 16, 2015. 05:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Coal Market Will Rebound In The Long Term [View article]
    You are totally brainwashed. Do you think you know more than nearly every scientist who has a credible reputation? Al Gore? I never hear anything about him, I read more serious articles. Is he still around?

    Anyone who thinks coal will have a revival in twenty years is totally ignorant. Right now there are several projects that have been working on nuclear fusion. Eventually there will be a breakthrough. To think technology will stand still for decades is brainless.
    Apr 16, 2015. 05:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Coal Market Will Rebound In The Long Term [View article]
    "...coal will remain an important part of the global energy portfolio, and coal demand is expected to improve through 2035."

    Talk about denial. Long before 2035 a tipping point will be reached in public perception. Coal will be completely out of the picture by that time as a mad rush to combat destructive effects of climate change will trump everything else.

    For example, at current rates of sea level rise, by 2035, Miami and New York along with other major cities will experience regular flooding. Costs will be huge. The effects of global warming are happening at least 60 years faster than even climate hawks projected and signs are strong that we are entering a period of accelerated temperature rise after a period of slower warming.
    Apr 15, 2015. 10:09 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Is Not Out Of The Woods Yet - Cramer's Mad Money (3/26/15) [View article]
    "...one day the Apple watch will monitor health conditions, such as blood sugar or blood pressure..."

    Considering that wrist blood pressure monitors are universally inaccurate - every doctor says so - it could be a very long time before Apple's watch, or any other watch, incorporates reliable bp monitor.
    Mar 28, 2015. 10:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2015: What Is Oil Really Telling Us? [View article]
    Curious, not one mention of climate change and how that might impact investments. Heads in the sand? What if the vast majority of scientists are correct and the deniers are wrong?

    There is far too much evidence to ignore and eventually, possibly soon, a tipping point will be reached where public awareness of the danger shifts radically and behavior changes en mass. E.g. the western shelf of Antarctica is melting far more rapidly (60 years sooner) than even climate hawks thought. That alone will cause sea level rise that will radically change coastlines and major cities world wide.

    That will have major implications for investments yet no one on SA, CNBC or anywhere else in the business community even considers let alone discusses what that will mean for investments. Due diligence?
    Mar 7, 2015. 11:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple iOS Versus Android: Is This The Turn Of The Tide? [View article]
    I like aapl, I own the stock and a mac computer. iPhones are great, but to think that only Apple will be in the smartphone business is silly. Fashions change, competition is important in a capitalist system.

    Seems like everyone here likes the idea of a monopoly. I wonder how many commenters are using Sprint or Verizon (I think Verizon is still on it CDMA though they were supposed to transition off it) on which you cannot search maps or the web while talking on the phone with an iPhone.

    Personally, I couldn't put up with that. Plus, I often put my phone in my back pocket then get into my car and sit on the phone. Until Apple strengthens the 6Plus and gives both ability to shoot 4K video, I not particularly interested.
    Feb 27, 2015. 09:39 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Apple's New iPhones Initiate Peak Android? [View article]
    I love my Mac computer, think the new iPhones are good looking but don't want one. I don't like going all in for any one company in this age of eco systems - monopolies is a good synonym.

    The iPhone 6 Plus interested me but it lacks ability to shoot 4k video. I would like to see more ram, though theoretically with 64 bit it doesn't need as much. Still....

    I also think it's overpriced, or rather too expensive, when I can get something similar for less. It doesn't do anything special except for Apple Pay, which is good because of increased security. I'll wait and see what develops in that field.

    I don't believe Apple is a "way of life" like a commenter here stated. That's ridiculous, I'd say to him "Get a life." I do own Apple stock.
    Feb 17, 2015. 12:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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