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  • Report: Apple unhappy with car project's progress, implements hiring freeze  [View news story]
    "Pure unadulterated hubris", @SanDiegoNonSurfer, is that quality possessed by those who think they're so much more astute, experienced, and wise than Tim Cook and the cumulative mind of Apple.
    Jan 26, 2016. 10:54 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Footprint Of A Tesla Killer  [View article]

    Best wishes from an old acquaintance in Milford! It was so great to stumble across your name here.

    Excellent article! (I'm guessing that you're no longer driving a Lexus, but a Model S? <g>). The only thing I would suggest, in addition to concurring with the comment about the redundancy of "power" and "performance", is that I *sense* (an admittedly non-objective fly in the ointment of your skillfully rational construct) that "intangibles" likely carry more than 1/6 of the argument's weight, commensurate with the subjectivity of the typical car purchase decision.
    Jan 14, 2016. 12:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Frontline: How Safe Is Your Energy Income? Reassessing (Mis)Perceptions  [View article]
    "Sounding like Washington DC....all these problems yet no Plan of Action"

    Not so The second paragraph of the article's conclusion is as close to a plan of action as can prudently be given.
    Dec 14, 2015. 11:55 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Frontline: How Safe Is Your Energy Income? Reassessing (Mis)Perceptions  [View article]
    "You asked the question, than said you were glad we asked the question, and then no one answered the question."

    Your quote is inaccurate @marketwatcher23. "Glad you asked" referred to the question heading the following section. The first question was simply a rhetorical one, posing the dilemma that energy investors are facing.
    Dec 14, 2015. 11:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • New Apple TV set-top revealed; Siri, App Store, games, touchpad supported (updated)  [View news story]
    "Cook is wrong" -- but we're fortunate to have you @BillTetly to set him straight.

    Personally, I like to make more judicious use of my time; if I'm going to watch TV, I always choose exactly what I want to watch. Most often on Netflix or Amazon Prime.

    (And, by the way, you want "a la Carte", not "CART").
    Sep 9, 2015. 03:12 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Replace Your Paycheck With High-Yielding Growers And Receive Dividends Twice A Month  [View article]
    Strikes me as a peculiar attitude for someone who reads Seeking Alpha -- on so many levels. I doubt there are many here who think of their portfolios as "dollars just sitting around." And, sadly, 1.5 million dollars isn't exactly "Easy Street."
    Jan 22, 2015. 09:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple unveils iPad Air 2; thinner design, Touch ID, less glare  [View news story]
    Good point @Doyle3000.

    Let AAPL naysayers pick and harp all they want on their various nits and negatives whenever Apple does anything; the fact remains, this is a great company to be long in.
    Oct 16, 2014. 02:23 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel, other chip stocks hit hard by Microchip's warning  [View news story]
    Thanks so much for your informative explanation, Russ.

    And Bruce Burnsworth's addition speaks to my first reaction, which was that Mr. Sanghi's remark was wholly irresponsible insofar as it reached beyond Microchip and, realizing the effect it might well have, smacks of an ulterior motive worthy of further investigation.
    Oct 10, 2014. 06:24 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple At $800: Flight Delay Or Cancellation?  [View article]
    One more time @cagdas: this was NOT presented as a statistic, but simply an anecdote to illustrate that the passionate appeal of the iPhone is not dead, whereas many would have us believe that Samsung has acquired the hearts and minds of the daughter's generation. Period. The point, if only a hypothesis, was effectively made. Now, for some empirical data, would you accept that the iPhone 5s/5c's first weekend sales of 9 million units is evidence of a brand that's still highly valued?
    Oct 8, 2013. 04:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Creating A Portfolio To Outperform Obamacare  [View article]
    My apologies, Brad, for this non-portfolio-related comment, but I must. I think most everyone understands your feelings and reasons for them, as can I -- on the surface. But the trade-off is that two much-needed insurance features -- the main one being coverage for pre-existing conditions -- become universally available. For those who have been inadvertently shut out of the healthcare (insurance) system , without the ability to get needed care and/or become bankrupted as a result -- this is a welcome humanitarian piece. People don't plan to become uninsurable; it can currently happen to the best of us, including you. At the risk of using a politically charged word, the redistribution of risk and its related costs is, in this case a positive step. You are young and at least reasonably successful (an assumption I make based on the confidence you have in your investment thesis that motivates you to propose them in this forum), so should be able to afford -- without whining; it's for the common good, your fellow American human -- another $130 a month. Especially for what is probably better coverage, and is certainly better *insurance* against the risk of your ever becoming uninsurable. I don't like overregulation and government intervention any more than you, but I think the ACA's intent is an honorable one and that we have to accept it as a beginning and try to make it work.

    Please do not respond with "I know what's best for me" or another feigned insult at my reference to whining. I'm asking you to see the benefits from the other side, and also to accept some responsibility, in the name of humanity, for contributing to the common good. (This, by the way, from a lifelong registered Republican, as ashamed of that label as I have become in recent years).
    Sep 29, 2013. 03:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Creating A Portfolio To Outperform Obamacare  [View article]
    Aaahh, it's the "worst law ever passed" because *you* need to change plans. Your argument does not speak well of your judgement, and when you're writing investment articles in hopes of being taken seriously, you might want to consider that.

    "I have two questions, 1. Are you from the United States, and 2. Do you have to pay for your own health insurance, or does your employer pay for it?"

    1. American born and bred, yes. I wonder why you might have thought otherwise.
    2. I pay for my own insurance AND have spent years paying a good part that of my employees. I won't belabor this issue because this is not a political forum. But I will say that many people are spoiled and feel they are owed something.

    "I also don't appreciate your comments about me being lazy or immature, it is highly disrespectful!! I worked very hard on writing my article."
    "What I am sensitive about is some random person @aAllesandroG implying that because I look young that I don't know what i'm doing and that I am lazy."

    Your reading comprehension leaves something to be improved upon, Brad; you've twisted my meaning several times, and have apparently completely missed it. From the beginning, I have meant no disrespect; I was trying to give you constructive criticism because your manner *does* comes across as immature, and your thinking *does* come across as a bit lazy. A little bit of introspection wouldn't do you any harm.
    Sep 7, 2013. 08:40 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Creating A Portfolio To Outperform Obamacare  [View article]
    I ask that you reread my comments. I did not say anything dircriminatory regarding your age, but commented on the immaturity of your tone in your responses to criticism, noting that they *reinforce* the suggestion of immaturity that your photo merely implies. The fact that my bio and photo aren't published has no relevance whatsoever to my comment. Finally, I never said that I had a source that was neutral on the subject; honestly, it's hard to find a sound neutral analysis. And thoughtful comments in disagreement with a point of view or its presentation are not criteria that suggest one need write their own article. Finally, while I don't have a dog in this fight, and I think the jury is still out on the ultimate effects of the ACA, I believe it's a bit reactionary (and a sign of lazy [immature?] thinking) to proclaim this "the worst law ever passed."
    Sep 5, 2013. 05:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Creating A Portfolio To Outperform Obamacare  [View article]
    Brad, people have simply been trying to educate, pointing out that there *might* be bias in the presentation of certain "factual" information. I'm not taking sides here, believing that one has to work very hard at trying to get a balanced view of anything political, as the ACA is. But I do fault you for your tone toward your detractors. Quite frankly, the nature of your comments complements your photo in their suggestion of a bit of immaturity, making it hard to have much confidence in what you have to say. I hope you'll accept that as constructive criticism. This isn't your personal Facebook page; it wouldn't hurt to take off your shades, remove "lol" from your written vocabulary, and be more understanding and respectful of criticism if you're going to write in a public forum.
    Sep 5, 2013. 04:04 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AllThingsD: Next iPhone to be unveiled on Sep. 10  [View news story]
    Not all iPhone users are gamers or regular consumers of video. The iPhone is a versatile combination of features in an elegant package that fits the smaller hand nicely and comfortably. Having handled a large-screen Android phone, I want no part of its awkward bulk. Surely, I'm not alone.

    And as for the Steve Jobs legacy, it's not as if he jumped ship and has gone to work for a competitor. The fact is that AAPL -- and Apple alone -- is endowed with the culture that he created and nurtured, and I continue to believe in the intrinsic value in that. No, of course Tim Cook is not Steve Jobs; I wish others would stop bemoaning that fact. Apple has done nothing to suggest that it isn't still one of the greatest -- indeed, probably THE greatest -- companies on the face of the earth.
    Aug 22, 2013. 02:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • First Solar Earnings Preview: Q2 2013  [View article]
    Your price change chart is misleading. The day after the Q1 2013 earnings report, the closing price did indeed drop almost 9% from May 6th, the day before. But that provided a good buying opportunity for the subsequent 18% increase to a peak close of $56.10 just over a month later (June 10th). Is the worst case, then, that we might get another good buying opportunity?
    Aug 6, 2013. 02:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment