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  • Value Investors Do Not Sell In May And Go Away [View article]
    "Sell in May and go away"
    And buy back when? Last year my PF hit bottom on June 4. Had I sold in May and waited for Labor Day to buy my stocks back, I would have missed the rally.
    Apr 1 02:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Corporate Decline Rate And Sustainable Growth - Kodiak, Sundance And Austex [View article]
    "...new Bakken well production rates decline by over 70% from their initial 30 day production rate in the first year..."

    Is this typical, or the worst case?
    Apr 1 01:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP asks a federal judge to temporarily halt its ~$8.5B settlement with plaintiffs over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill, saying the claims administrator's decisions could give the claimants "windfalls" and that the company could be "irreparably harmed." A judge ruled March 5 that BP must keep paying some compensation in larger amounts and to more parties than the company had anticipated. [View news story]
    I believe it's called sarcasm Ludo.
    Mar 16 01:04 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Energy Stocks With The Magic Combination [View article]
    "It's the type of market where no matter what you've bought you've made money"

    I bought a utility company that paid a nice monthly dividend in CND$ @ $15.69. Today AT closed at $5.41
    Mar 14 11:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Coming MLP Meltdown [View article]
    And Eagle Energy Trust (ENYTF)?
    Mar 14 03:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kodiak Oil & Gas: A Great Growth Stock [View article]
    "...has bottomed out in the last year at $3.59."

    Don't think so. Yahoo shows that number as the low of the year, but I would have noticed that. Yahoo's 1-year chart shows 7.08.
    Mar 13 03:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Utilities' Dividends Look Unsustainable [View article]
    "...ongoing need to invest in renewables..."

    What ongoing need is that?

    See AT for the result of investing in pin wheels & sun beams.
    Mar 8 05:45 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Atlantic Power: A Tale Of Misinformation [View article]
    Sun beams and pin wheels. AT, another Solyndra type scam.
    Bought at 15.69 and was almost even in Oct/Nov 2012, at which point I was going to bail. Close but no cigar. Now holding a bag full.
    Mar 4 05:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Electric Vehicle Roundup: 1) Chevrolet Volt (GM) sales continue to fluctuate wildly, up 59% Y/Y and 43% M/M in Feb. to easily beat sales on Toyota's (TM) Prius. 2) Look for Ford (F) to include sales numbers on the Fusion Energi as the model hits dealerships this month. 3) Nissan (NSANY.OB) sold 636 Leafs in the U.S., +36.6 Y/Y, flat M/M, just ahead of the unveiling of a new model. 4) In Scotland, politicians issue campaign promises to install an EV charging point every 50 miles. 5) Tesla Motors (TSLA) trades in the mid-$30s post-earnings. On tap: Will revenue cover payments on a DOE loan and production costs or will Elon Musk need to float more stock? [View news story]
    "No other auto maker has an answer to match TM's hybrids."

    Check out Ford's new C-Max. In their competition with Prius, they claim more mpg and more hp.
    Mar 2 04:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Big Tobacco Must Enter $1.7 Billion Pot Industry [View article]
    You should've added this image to your article:

    http://bit.ly/14e0r9l
    Mar 2 03:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Electric Vehicle Roundup: 1) Chevrolet Volt (GM) sales continue to fluctuate wildly, up 59% Y/Y and 43% M/M in Feb. to easily beat sales on Toyota's (TM) Prius. 2) Look for Ford (F) to include sales numbers on the Fusion Energi as the model hits dealerships this month. 3) Nissan (NSANY.OB) sold 636 Leafs in the U.S., +36.6 Y/Y, flat M/M, just ahead of the unveiling of a new model. 4) In Scotland, politicians issue campaign promises to install an EV charging point every 50 miles. 5) Tesla Motors (TSLA) trades in the mid-$30s post-earnings. On tap: Will revenue cover payments on a DOE loan and production costs or will Elon Musk need to float more stock? [View news story]
    "...our crumbling transportation infrastructure..."

    Where are you from? Albania?
    Mar 2 02:22 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The U.S. Building An Unsustainable Welfare Support System? [View article]
    smcguia wrote: "...thanks to completely broken system from day one which never adjusted for baby boomers..."

    The broken system was repaired under Reagan and the adjustment for retiring baby boomers was included. Pay check deductions were increased and retirement ages extended. Since then, all excess collected funds were put in a "lock box".

    Now as the baby boomers are retiring in greater numbers, the benefits exceed the taxes going into the box, so some money needs to be taken out.

    This is where the problem occurs. The money in the box was stolen and spent. It's empty. The $2.5 trillion endowment for the retiring baby boomers is gone.

    That's why it's a problem today, and not in 35 years when the box was supposed to become empty, as many of the boomers were dying off.

    Is that $2.5 trillion included in the debt figure of $16+ trillion?
    Feb 27 10:50 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shale Gas Revolution: Greatest Boom Ever For The U.S. Economy? [View article]
    ODD!
    Of the 34 comments, 24 of them are from first commenters, 3 from 2nd commentors, and 2 from 3rd commenters = 29 mostly anti-fracking zealots, or one with a lot of alias's.
    Feb 26 03:37 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron (CVX -2%) says it may consider expanding its proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal off Canada’s Pacific coast because of its "vast amounts” of gas reserves in the Liard and Horn River formations in British Columbia. Meanwhile, Canada's government gives final approval to an export license for Shell's (RDS.A) planned LNG plant on the coast, only the third such approval. [View news story]
    Balloons
    Feb 25 10:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill Limited Is Not Worth The Risk [View article]
    I believe BP is back in the GOM using one of SDRL's newest rigs.
    Long SDRL.
    Feb 24 08:01 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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