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  • Investors Buying Westport Innovations  [View article]
    I know this article covers itself by referencing WPRT as a long term investment, but it should be noted that over-the-road NG fueling infrastructure is developing slowly enough for engine OEMs to have scaled back on NG engine production. This rose bush, like all others I know of, has it's thorns.

    Long on WPRT.
    Nov 8, 2012. 05:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Fresh Look At Energy Royalty Trusts In The Bargain Bin  [View article]
    Thank you for added clarity, SB.
    Oct 6, 2012. 12:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM, which is hoping to generate $7B in cloud-related revenue in 2015, is ramping its efforts to sell cloud infrastructure and app platform services to mid-sized businesses, and hopes its extensive reseller network will give it a lift. The market has gotten pretty crowded lately: in addition to leaders Amazon, Salesforce.com, Microsoft, and Rackspace, many other big tech names, such as Google, H-P, Oracle, Dell, and VMware, are throwing their hats into the ring.  [View news story]
    IBM has a history of being able to execute on its well thought out strategies.
    Sep 27, 2012. 09:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Apple Sink On Tepid Response To iPhone 5?  [View article]
    Out of touch ...complete disconnect ...
    Sep 21, 2012. 04:42 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shares of Coach (COH) tumble 15.1% in premarket trading after the retailer saw U.S. sales come in sluggish in Q2. On its earnings CC, (webcast), execs say the weak economy prompted the company to use couponing in factory stores again to clear inventory.  [View news story]
    The rich using coupons - I must say such an oxymoronic instance as that has brought a smile to my face.
    Jul 31, 2012. 12:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple TV - Destined To Be Mediocre  [View article]
    "When the reality sinks in that Apple TV is just another failed attempt by Apple..." Really!? Gee, I guess we've been following different companies named Apple. The one I'm following has a long string of successes and is, on any given day, the 1st or 2nd most valuable firm in the world in terms of market cap. The one I'm following has an incredibly large customer base with a very strong sense of brand loyalty that's the envy of virtually every other firm in the world. Even though I own an Android phone, I guess I did the wrong thing by buying Apple at a much lower price than now. Gutone (not even willing to use his own name) is just another Apple hater. I've seen it countless times: The root of this animosity is likely to be nothing other than jealousy underscored by a sense of personal failure.
    Jun 22, 2012. 06:05 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Citigroup pegs hacker loss at $2.7 million 
    If the breach was more serious, wouldn't they say the same thing if they thought they could get away with it? And didn't they get away with the financial equivalent of murder in the last debacle? Who can believe what's said by such a firm?
    Jun 26, 2011. 08:50 PM | Likes Like
  • 12 Dividend Stocks That Will Reward Your Patience by Helping You Build Wealth  [View article]
    Quite a number of the holdings mentioned here are constituents in the SDY ETF where each of the 61 current constituents have raised their dividends every year for the past 25 years. Some have been doing so for over 40 years. For a list of SDY constituents, go to:
    etfchannel.com/. You might want to try doing that with DVY, also.
    Apr 29, 2011. 07:36 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Correlating Capital Inflow and India's Surging Markets  [View article]
    There's another fact that weighs heavily on Indian investment as favorable. In developed countries (with the exception of the US), dependency ratios (# working people/retired) will rise at least throughout the 2020s and likely through 2050. During this period European sovereigns (currencies) will be savaged. India has an increasingly young population (18-64 yrs old) and, if it can solve infrastructure and education problems, it will be an incredible growth story. These WILL be overcome simply because it's in the best interest of "THE WORLD" that this happens. (obviously I'm from the US but, check the facts, I'm right on!). Most European countries will have dependency ratios so high in coming decades that they'll be unable to live up to their current NATO agreements. The US is seeking new security arrangements and, like it or not, India will become an integral part of the US security apparatus. Neither has any other choice. Look at India's "Look East" policy of the past ...India will obtain the monies it needs to develop ...if only to fulfill this vital role. (You might want to read a book called "The Graying of the Great Powers" which can be located at csis.org.)
    Oct 28, 2010. 07:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment