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  • CVS Will Lose Billions In Revenue Having No Smokes For Sale [View article]
    The body handles input in differant ways depending upon the person.
    Jim Fixx, who wrote the book on running and was extremely thin died of a heart attack, the family had a history of congenitive heart failures.
    Parts are parts, some people get good parts, others are not as lucky.
    I am extremely healthy, younger brother died of a heart attack, two others have stents.
    Luck of the draw.
    Ons son looks at a caandy bar, puts on ten pounds, other eats anything he wants, thin as a rail.
    Sep 29, 2014. 10:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bill Gross PIMCO Exit Creates Unprecedented Value In CEFs [View article]
    Pimco still have a strong team, they just might be the right team for the right time.
    Any company eventually parts with the founder, the original mandate no longer holds true as the company changes.
    I will exit PHK mainly based upon the opinions expressed, I will wait and see if the bloodbath materialises, if it does i will reenter, if not I lose an Insurance Premium.
    Buffet will die, should you sell Berkshire now or wait for the ambulance?
    Sep 28, 2014. 02:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bill Gross PIMCO Exit Creates Unprecedented Value In CEFs [View article]
    Where does PHK and PCN fit into this landscape, Buy,Sell, Switch?
    Sep 27, 2014. 03:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CVS Will Lose Billions In Revenue Having No Smokes For Sale [View article]
    No tars,pesticides,carcin... agents, vapers can vape without using Nicotine.
    My Son has never smoked but he does vape.
    this year he will log over 30,000 miles traveling from China to open up world markets.
    Sep 25, 2014. 01:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Commodity Traders Are Making One Big Bet [View article]
    A well written article with easy to understand charts.
    I think the commodity currencies will continue to slide, the greenback will strengthen, which limits interest rates as a too strong dollar encourages imports and works against Exports.
    Sep 25, 2014. 08:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • CVS Will Lose Billions In Revenue Having No Smokes For Sale [View article]
    My Son works for a major ECig company, a safe alternative to Tobacco, this company is having explosive growth and is a good alternative for CVS and others to generate revenue.
    Large Tobacco companies see the writing on the wall,they are all looking to get into this market as its popularity continues to spread.
    Vaping is the future,tar laden, chemical full, smoking is bad and costs society billions in Health Care related diseases.
    Sep 25, 2014. 08:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Maybe You Shouldn't Pay Off Your Mortgage [View article]
    Canadians do not deduct Mortgage Interest and most Mortgages have the rates reset after five years unlike the U.S where the rates are fixed for 30.
    We can deduct contributions to our own Pension Plans, plus we can contribute up to $5500 annually into a 401K clone
    We pay off our Mortgage ASAP,make our deductible contributions to our Pension Plans, put money into our 401K ,and one day we have Mortgage Free Home, a strong Pension asset base, our Government pensions of $31,000 per couple annually, No Health Care payments
    Forced savings but we aren't bag boys or girls at Krogers
    Sep 2, 2014. 12:41 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Selling My Tim Hortons Was A No-Brainer. [View article]
    Q4 may give you an opportunity to buy in, and I expect Timmy's to expand into the U.S, especially states like Florida that have huge Snow Bird populations.
    FTR,Horton wore #7 for the Maple Leafs and finished his career in Buffalo
    Died while driving too fast and losing control of High Performance sports car.
    Aug 26, 2014. 04:32 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Selling My Tim Hortons Was A No-Brainer. [View article]
    Done Deal.
    Aug 26, 2014. 10:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Implosion Is Near: Signs Of The Bubble's Last Days [View article]
    Too much euphoria in the market,warning lights are flashing, the big money is on the side, the market will correct and the big guys will take the money off the little guys.
    A mass sell off of ETF's will accelerate this downswing.
    October.
    Aug 21, 2014. 03:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Implosion Is Near: Signs Of The Bubble's Last Days [View article]
    Those with any get up and go got up and left
    Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels.
    The main reason the U.S Greenback is where it is mainly a result of the only country that has printed enough paper so all can access it, but the days of its' value as a Reserve Currency are coming to an end.
    Looking from the outside in one has a much clearer vision and is not blinded by fairy stories.
    Attacking an individual who shares different opinions is not what Democracy should stand for.
    Aug 18, 2014. 02:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Implosion Is Near: Signs Of The Bubble's Last Days [View article]
    I have,Debt Free, large amount of free cash, moved away from larger city,not in the U.S.
    Masters in Economics, 70 years old, eerily akin to 1936 Bundesbank.
    You can only hold the water behind the dam for so long,then it breaks.
    The Debt Clock keeps ticking.
    Aug 17, 2014. 06:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Implosion Is Near: Signs Of The Bubble's Last Days [View article]
    The fundamentals of the U.S Economy do not look good, reality is the country is bankrupt.
    Weak leadership, massive debt, crumbling infrastructure,decaying cities,Social Programs like Medicare facing explosive demand, fractured Government,Social unrest, gap between Haves and Have Nots widening,Environmental pollution, declining supply of fresh water, and an economic system founded on printing presses.
    Sitting this one out far from the Madding Crowd,Tough Medicine is needed but the leaders will not administer it and the population refuse to take it.
    Why does My Country 'tis of thee sound remarkably like God Save the Queen
    Aug 17, 2014. 01:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Day I Sold Everything [View article]
    I do not understand why people own Berkshire, it pays no Dividends and overtime has underperformed most market indices??
    Warren is old, Charlie is older, it will take a huge haircut the day one or both get really sick , remember how much it lost when Buffet was diagnosed with cancer??
    The stupidity of Berkshire is that the only way to make money is to sell it.
    Aug 9, 2014. 04:35 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Bought Walgreen On This 15% Alliance Boots Pullback [View article]
    U.S Corporations for years avoided paying taxes where earned by artificially inflating the costs when products were transferred to subsidiaries outside of the U.S.
    This Transfer Pricing Policy meant that the head office made the profit and the Foreign Subsidiary made much less and therefor paid much less tax in the country of domicile.
    The whole thing is a shell game, want more profits at home, lower your rates and the corporations will engage in financial engineering.
    Money earned overseas should not be repatriated, it was earned over seas, and if the U.S does try it,watch overseas Governments hike the rates on such transfers.
    Aug 7, 2014. 10:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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