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  • Apple: Probably Going To Remain Painful For The Average Investor  [View article]
    @Rock and Ruin: What do you base your plonking comment on? Are you just a shill for Blackberry? Do you think a device such as the Q10, that looks so retro that Flash Gordon must have used it a 1930s movie serial, is going to 'kill' the market? Their Z10 sold less in the last quarter, with all the hype, than AAPL sells iPhones in a few weeks. AAPL is the best company ever.
    Apr 9, 2013. 12:09 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 1 Reason For Market Rally? Financial Stress Has Returned To Mid-2007 Levels By 3 Fed Measures  [View article]
    My read on that chart is that stress levels back at 2007 levels, indicates that the markets in general, (stocks, real estate,etc.) are back to 2007 levels of highs, and are about to go to the levels of stress and decline of 2008/2009. Hope you are right, and that I am wrong, because I hate it when I'm right.
    Apr 8, 2013. 10:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Probably Going To Remain Painful For The Average Investor  [View article]
    True, and more so. The price of AAPL was mostly driven up last year, after $450, by pure air in the form of margin purchases. The buyers on margin were able to increase their margin purchases as the stock price rose. When it reached its peak, and margin calls were issued, virtually none of the margin buyers covered. Instead they sold short before the peak and rode it all the way down. When the "up tick" rule for short sales (that you could only short a stock on an up tick) was changed in 2007, it changed completely how the market operated. It's obvious that the stock market is behaving as completely different animal since 2007.
    Apr 8, 2013. 06:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Probably Going To Remain Painful For The Average Investor  [View article]
    AAPL has only been painful to those who sold their shares at a loss. They created their own pain. Long term investors have nothing to worry about. There is a a good dividend payout, that will increase in the near future, and by the end of this year, the stock valuation, (whatever it is), will represent close to $200 of cash or cash equivalents. Moreover AAPL will continue to innovate, and continue to generate the highest profit margin per unit sale, in all of tech. Long term investors should take no heed of short term swings in a stocks price, If you have chosen a well run, profitable, debt free company such as AAPL.
    Apr 8, 2013. 06:37 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Can Save Its Shareholders - But Will It?  [View article]
    If you think AAPL isn't a safe long term investment, based on its glowing brilliant fundamentals, that are within a hair of a screaming Ben Graham buy, then what stock would you recommend that is a better long term buy, than AAPL?
    Apr 8, 2013. 06:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Meat stocks stumble a bit with a new report tying consumption of red meat to heart disease getting some discussion. Decliners: Smithfield Foods (SFD) -2.8%, Tyson Foods (TSN) -2.2%, Hormel Foods HRL -0.5%, Sanderson Farms (SAFM) -0.8%[View news story]
    Good News! If the price of red meat goes down, because of that "scare" report, then I'll buy a lot more of it to fill the freezer, and take a careful look at "meat" stocks for good fundamental buys, as I doubt that the majority of Americans (at least) won't become a nation of Tofu eaters anytime soon.
    Apr 8, 2013. 02:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Past, Present, And Future Of Alcatel-Lucent  [View article]
    Old technology? With the new core router 5X faster than the competition and 60% more energy efficient? And lightRadio?
    Apr 8, 2013. 06:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Reasons Why BlackBerry Will Outperform Apple Over The Next 12 Months  [View article]
    George's best Freudian slip of the day! Should prove prophetic when AAPL announces hundreds of millions of iPhone6 sold in China.
    Apr 8, 2013. 06:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A downgrade to Underweight from HSBC leads Alcatel-Lucent (ALU -5%) to close with decent losses. The downgrade comes on a day when ALU and China Mobile (CHL) jointly announced a new lightRadio small cell base station CHL plans to use within its TD-LTE 4G network. ALU is already a major supplier for CHL's multi-city 4G trial network.  [View news story]
    ALU keeps declining on good news. It has to be a takeover target.
    Feb 26, 2013. 07:03 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dynavax Technologies's CEO Discusses the Complete Response Letter from the FDA regarding BLA for HEPLISAV (Transcript)  [View article]
    DVAX needs to build a production facility in Europe. Then the approvals will come trough there. And, then they can't be denied here.
    Feb 26, 2013. 07:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Housing Uptick To Boost Home Depot's Q4 Sales  [View article]
    Home Depot's numbers have nothing to do with the illusory housing uptick. Aside from Sandy repairs and rebuilds, people are just fixing up the house that they now have, and can't sell for anything close to what they paid for it. So they can't buy anything new. People just making the best of a bad situation
    Feb 26, 2013. 07:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Maintain My $39 Price Target On BlackBerry  [View article]
    @Maximus65: A certain percentage of the market wants a qwerty device? Maybe? But not much of the market. Even less of the market in 2014. And even less in 2015. Fewer still in 2016. Qwerty is an idea whose time has passed. BB appeals to cell phone users, who have no use for smart phones. You can re-visit my accurate, and easy to make, assessment of the non-potential of a physical qwerty keyboard, any time in the future, and you will see that I was absolutely correct.
    Feb 26, 2013. 06:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Regenerative Medicine: Some Realism Please  [View article]
    It's called sell on news. Short term the market is irrational and therefore makes no sense. If you are investing long term, then you need to ignore the short term market moves, except to buy on weakness. That is, if you have the courage of your convictions, on your long term investment choices.

    If it was easy, then everyone would get rich doing it. It's not easy.
    Feb 25, 2013. 06:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Maintain My $39 Price Target On BlackBerry  [View article]
    That's the crux of Blackberry's problem. Those who are using their old BB physical keyboard phone, are not true smart phone users, and they are happy with their old BB. They have no intention to up grade to a new BB phone. BB is a phone designed for the old users of cell phones, not the modern users of smart phones. So the new BB phones are DOA, regardless of how much they try to hype it. It's USA release will be the major technological non-event of the 21st century.
    Feb 25, 2013. 06:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Maintain My $39 Price Target On BlackBerry  [View article]
    How long is never?
    Feb 25, 2013. 05:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment