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  • Goldman Sachs (GS) is again selling 50-year debt, Reuters reports, taking advantage of the flattening Treasury curve and a pocket of demand usually left alone by the investment bank: retail buyers. When Goldman tried this a year ago, the offering started out at $250M - as now - and ended up at $1.3B because so many people wanted it.   [View news story]
    What was a dollar worth 50 years ago?
    I think I was delivering papers for $11 per month.
    Oct 20, 2011. 09:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Ignorance Is Not Bliss On The VIX  [View article]
    VXAPL anyone take a swing or swig of this?
    Oct 16, 2011. 03:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shopping mall REIT General Growth Properties (GGP +1.6%) gains after announcing it's sold three assets, including Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace, for $280M. The moves will allow General Growth to slightly pare down the $16.9B in long-term debt it had on its balance sheet at the end of September.   [View news story]
    Malls and shopping center will lose out over time,
    to the internet. best buy types will get traffic then
    the shopper goes to guy on lilne
    Oct 15, 2011. 11:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Using Friday's Options Activity To Get Ready For Monday's Market  [View article]
    Give me a strange idea for the Oct 7 weekly.
    Sep 30, 2011. 06:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buffett And Wells Fargo: His Track Record Not As Good As You Might Think  [View article]
    Mr. buffett was taken by the housing bubble, just like a lot of us.
    Buying bricks and carpet at a poor time.
    As other have pointed out, he has free money coming in every day
    and in about ten or so years, the building boom will start again.
    Anyone want to buy some condos in Florida?
    Sep 15, 2011. 10:40 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Covered Call Strategy: Why ATP Oil & Gas Is Not a Good Candidate  [View article]
    If you have an opinion on the stock direction, a collar is
    the thing to do. It appears you are bullish, so buy an out
    of the money call in April and sell an out of the money
    put to finance it.
    Feb 15, 2011. 10:02 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Companies With Conservative Accounting Practices Approaching New Lows  [View article]
    Winn came out of BK at $25 now trades 6-7 ...why
    watch a falling knife. Crappy option action, look elsewhere.
    Jan 11, 2011. 05:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Grocery Pair Trade: Whole Foods / SuperValu  [View article]
    the comments on SV are the same as my feelings about
    WINN. Out of BG then closing stores and selling assets.
    Managaement only works for their golden parachute not
    the shareholders. BG again or fire sale price.
    Dec 12, 2010. 08:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Grocery Pair Trade: Whole Foods / SuperValu  [View article]
    too many years at the CBT and CBOE trying
    to figure out the transition from chalk to GPU
    Dec 10, 2010. 07:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Grocery Pair Trade: Whole Foods / SuperValu  [View article]
    How about another idea.....WINN/WPMI?
    Dec 10, 2010. 07:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment