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  • Two Near Term Catalysts For Phillips 66 [View article]
    Wondering if an MLP would be a spinoff, or separate entity for current shareowners.
    Jun 22, 2012. 10:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple TV: To Infinity And Beyond [View article]
    Content is king. Apple TV will be a good gadget, but it won't interface much better than what will come, such as Blu Ray players, or Roku, which can and should evolve. I predict "smart" remotes, and whoever allows ANY digital TV to interface with present and future content--on the web--will succeed, and Apple has no advantage. Networks can play hard to get if they want, but competition is coming, and it ain't youtube. Soon you will see hiquality web content--serious, drama, comedy, romance, horror, thriller, produced for braodcast on the web. Money, IMO, is not YET behind this because it's very threatening to networks and cable services--but it's coming.
    Jun 19, 2012. 05:37 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Energy Round Up: 10 Stocks On The Move [View article]
    Baffled by Apache's "off topic" move. Were the shareholders asked, I wonder. Thanks for the article, interesting info here!
    Jun 13, 2012. 09:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Worst Gold Investing Advice I've Read [View article]
    All rite, sounds good, thank you!
    Jun 13, 2012. 09:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Worst Gold Investing Advice I've Read [View article]
    The bubble is illusion, and delusion. The illusion of yesteryear America. Which somehow in some engenders the delusion that gold or even land are the "safe havens". But gold is just another trade, and woe unto those who wait patiently for America to collapse and at last bring truth to their delusion, and investment in nothing other than collapse.
    Jun 13, 2012. 02:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Worst Gold Investing Advice I've Read [View article]
    Some folks seem to centerpiece "precious metal" in their brand of survivalism, and then they conflate survivalism, a belief system, with survival.
    Jun 12, 2012. 05:33 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's Time To Invest, Not Panic [View article]
    Good stuff Ray, thanks. My biggest problem (in the market) is impatience, which I have concluded is a form of laziness. These days we are all dosed daily with "buy and hold is dead"--and strong draw-downs seem to confirm this---"If only I sold last week!"-- so it's hard to resist falling into the "trader' trap.
    Jun 8, 2012. 09:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Chimera: Does Massive Dividend Outweigh Risks? [View article]
    Thanks for insights, Author. I think the penny stock price is perpetually attractive to people. Not to forget the yield. But I am avoiding, having lost money on this thing. (Remember, no matter what the stock: BUY LOW, BUY VERY LOW!)
    Jun 5, 2012. 09:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are You A Buyer Or A Seller In This Market? [View article]
    If I had a choice between a hi divi and a divi "growth" I'd go hi. IF and only if the hi divi was safe shareprice-wise. It's great when companies increase divis--but not as great as getting a "safe" hi yield and low beta--certain MLPs maybe provide this safety.
    ALL else (shareprice having a better beta than SPY) being equal, what would you rather have, a dividend growing from 2.5%, by 10 or 15% every few years, or a 10-12% DRIP rite now ?
    Jun 5, 2012. 11:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Who's Benefiting Most From The Recent Stock Sell-Off? [View article]
    Wall Street
    Main Street

    Never the twain shall meet.
    Jun 3, 2012. 10:48 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips: Deeply Undervalued At $52 [View article]
    I own COP, but no bulsh.

    No recommend of any oil stock is valid without factoring the price of crude. So it's like: Such and such stock is a buy IF (and only if) crude is at or above such and such per barrel. (The obligatory talk about "peak" oil can be inserted or not.)

    A stock sometimes withstands crude crashes, for a while, but inevitably crude trumps the company. This is so with COP, especially after the spinoff, which has engendered a new image of COP, no longer in league with CVX and XOM, etc.Even before the spinoff COP usually reacted more to crude than XOM or CVX.
    Jun 3, 2012. 10:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips: Deeply Undervalued At $52 [View article]
    The disclaimer is required by law, and you hear it in interviews on TV also. I suggest that you consider, notwithstanding your well-writ and careful post, extracting any info in these articles you think is or may be of value, follow up and cross-reference if possible with other sources, other hypes, other "news"--but leave be the motives of the writer, and any cynical subtexts in yours that divert your attention. In other words, Live Long and Prosper \ //
    Jun 3, 2012. 09:56 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: In Case You Still Thought Markets Were Efficient ... [View article]
    The efficient market idea is nonsense. What IS efficient is the ability truly vast numbers of peeps have in reacting to whatever media proddings are currently being promulgated by trading any and everything with the push of a button. Price is merely a reflection of this trading technology interfacing with perpetually ephemeral sentiment, and not of some transcendental consensus regarding some cogent truth fastidiously distilled from the "market noise".
    May 31, 2012. 07:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dell Vs. HP: Which One Should You Own? [View article]
    I prefer HP--the computers, not the stock. Better deals down the line.
    May 31, 2012. 02:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Bullish Case For Ensco [View article]
    Back to ESV. If you want a "margin of safety" with this stock it will be about 40$, give or take. This assumes a solid floor to oil prices, and assumes many, many other things too. Disregard "price targets" (they are absurd) for ESV, and, while you're at it for any stock. PTs mite prod sentiment, and maybe you can "trade" sentiment, but it's often a shock to learn just what is already "baked into the price".

    I am long ESV (for years).
    May 31, 2012. 10:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment