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  • You Just Got $1 Million. Now What? [View article]
    This article is about ONE million? Seems it would be more appropriate, if however gossipy (shallow), "advice" for a lottery "windfall" of, say, 100 million.
    Nov 19, 2015. 09:02 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Breitburn Energy Partners - Was My Q2 Financial Model Any Good And How Much Time Is Left On The Clock? [View article]
    I just wanted to tell someone "investment" is down about 86%.
    Nov 17, 2015. 08:32 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Crude Oil: Dead Cat Volatility [View article]
    Sez the author, re 'dead cat bounce': " I guess it is just another saying that emanated from a deviant and sick Wall Street or market mind."

    I wish I had thawt of it! It's a brilliant, literary metaphor. (Notwithstanding that I have a 'dead cat' in my "strong" hands.
    Nov 9, 2015. 09:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Walgreens halts openings of new Theranos centers [View news story]
    Any opportunity to break the back of the racketeer healthcare industry and it's (its) obscene "price master"--list prices--which are levied on the uninsured would be profoundly welcome. Cutting out the primary care doctors from getting in on the "action:"--ordering the tests to begin with--would save even more money than cheaper tests. Certain states, NY for example, whose legislators micromanage their populace in the name of "safety"--lest we perform appendectomies on ourselves on the kitchen table--will get in the way of any progress true price/technological reform will require.
    Oct 25, 2015. 08:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Bet The Ranch And Why Peabody Energy Bonds Are Mispriced [View article]
    I know a guy who 'bet the ranch', over a quarter mil on precious metals, and has spent the last few years trying to justify that bet by convincing others of it's (its) rightness.
    Oct 19, 2015. 09:18 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Blood And Oil [View article]
    Oct 13, 2015. 08:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Oil: $20 Or $70 [View article]
    After a mostly beautiful warm dry summer, and then September, and these weeks (in NYC), of summerlike weather in Oct, it seems demand can only go down from here.
    Oct 13, 2015. 07:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oil Markets For Q3 2015 - Where Are We Headed? [View article]
    Excellent article, one of the best. To those waiting: buy now, and, sure, watch your stock lose value. Otherwise you won't be able to buy a position in the better companies with a margin of safety when the mad rush comes. Look at today.
    Oct 2, 2015. 07:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Barron's-Ranked Financial Advisors: Where To Invest In The 4th Quarter Of 2015 [View article]
    Thanks for the link, interesting--tho not about Cramer, other info.
    Oct 1, 2015. 09:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Realty Income: What It Takes To Not Get Richer [View article]
    Well and good with relatively non-volatile stocks. In my case, an oil stock I own, BBEP, is down 84%. It, imho, will never be possible to get richer with this investment, unless there occurs a buyout, or extraordinary oil prices in a reasonable time. Maybe if I double down on these penny-stocks shares, but I don't have the guts.
    Sep 25, 2015. 08:24 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Good News Trumps Bad News [View article]
    I'm bathing in the sparkling 'trickle-down' munificence.
    Sep 20, 2015. 07:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Tesla Model 3 A Threat To Oil Prices? [View article]
    Once again, a discussion of EVs fails to grasp the SINGLE most important aspect of any possible 'paradigm' (ick, that word again) change. INFRASTRUCTURE. Read: GAS STATION. As long as "recharging" is necessary EVs cannot even attempt "replace" gas vehicles. What is now already--already-- in place is an infrastructure for gas/diesel vehicles which can get you from Seattle to Miami without much thawt about anything other than pissing and sleeping. The only way to "replace" this infrastructure--forget cars, yer too hung up on cars-- to piggy-back off this existing infrastructure, is to design vehicles with battery packs, which are removable, at the "filling station", and replaced with a charged one. Small, medium, large--period. Standardized, the way octane is standardized, by the federal government, and if you don't like that, cuz your techy toy is not completely and utterly yours, stop spouting off about emissions and fug off. Yes, this means you don't own the battery pack after your first "fill up". But no "recharging"--by the individual vehicle operator-- is necessary. Just an exchange of a discharged pack for a charged pack. Quicker than filling gasoline. On-board computer on the pack, not the car only, tells the next user if the battery pack is good or bad, or going bad. In some locations a "battery station" can power the recharging of the modular battery packs with solar power, or wind, reverting to suckling off the good ole grid if needed.
    Sep 19, 2015. 09:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Confirmed: Altice to buy Cablevision for $17.7B [View news story]
    Just in time for many of their newly acquired subscribers to 'cut the cord'.
    Sep 17, 2015. 11:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I'm Holding The Vanguard REIT Index [View article]
    Not forgetting the substantial info in the article, much of it above my shrinking head, (and thanks much to the author for it), I see VNQ et al as just another ETF with a dividend. The fact those dividends are provided by "real estate" is almost--almost-- irrelevant. It is relevant (to me) only in "diversifying" the source of incomes with other ETFs, whose incomes mite come from their shares of companies selling, for examples, petro products, cigarettes and junk food, bleach and soap, mortgages, etc. I don't see my owning VNQ as owning "real estate". I believe most owners of VNQ have similar attitudes, and don't actually sense that they are indeed investing in "real estate" by owning VNQ.
    Sep 16, 2015. 09:07 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why TIPS Deserve A Spot In Your Portfolio [View article]
    Thanks for the very useful info! Adding, I think it's important not to confuse an ETF with the actual TIP bonds. In the case of an ETF, do not buy at a premium.
    Sep 15, 2015. 02:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment