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  • Have The Robots Broken The Stock Market? [View article]
    Events like Monday only chase more small investors from the market, thinking it is stacked against them. The 1,000 point drop and "recovery" in the same day makes most average investors think the entire system is rigged.

    It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy - institutions and HFT will be the only ones left participating in any meaningful way.
    Aug 28, 2015. 08:39 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: World Stocks Don Rally Caps [View article]
    ALDW - I tried to add but trading had halted - by the time I checked back, it had skyrocketed back up.

    This market is very very fishy to me...
    Aug 27, 2015. 09:43 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tsipras calls for snap elections [View news story]
    I thought the last election was electing a government do the exact opposite of what Greece went ahead and just agreed to do anyways.

    Their political system seems a lot like ours - say one thing, do the opposite, and repeat every election. I wonder if their mainstream political parties push even more corrupt and incompetent candidates every election, just like ours.
    Aug 20, 2015. 12:02 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Leveraged Oil ETPs: How To Lose Your Shirt Waiting For A Bounce [View article]
    Agree 100%. If you like losing money, hold more than a few weeks waiting for a "bounce" will do the trick.
    Aug 18, 2015. 01:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Marine Harvest's (MHG) Q2 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    Once the Russian sanctions end, they should be in a good position to start selling there again.
    Aug 14, 2015. 01:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Marine Harvest's (MHG) Q2 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    Sounds like a decent quarter, and another dividend being paid.
    Aug 12, 2015. 09:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Yuan's Drop Weighs On World Markets [View article]
    It's the EPA in an anti-business administration. You don't get hired, promoted, etc. by solving or containing existing problems - you get those perks by "creating" new problems.

    Hence no reason to secure old waste sites when there is plenty of money to be extorted from current or future business activity.

    I think the current EPA administrator is an older "Pat" from Saturday Night Live.
    Aug 12, 2015. 02:47 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Residential Investment Corp: Be Careful With This 12% Yielder [View article]
    I own more of NRZ than I should - spun off from NCT, plus I have bought more shares over the last year.

    I liked the article - he did a good job of suggesting this REIT is very different from most. I believe his point was that if you are unable or unwilling to spend the time understanding this company because of it's uniqueness, you might be better off looking someplace else.
    Aug 12, 2015. 01:02 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The MnM Portfolio Supplement - Closing The Loop On My Biggest Investing Mistake [View article]
    Who knew Oil was going to crash? That in a nutshell is why all of these types of income investments are getting slammed.

    Sure, LINE had a lot of debt, but they did hedge their production for a "normal" oil price cycle, just not the extreme one we are having now.
    Jul 31, 2015. 02:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Bailout Talks Around The World [View article]
    I'm sure this has nothing to do with the Pacific Trade Agreement. Now that tariffs are being reduced, other companies are doing the same.

    Mitsubishi is closing their U.S. plant and will import from SE Asia. They also just announced they are builiding a new plant in the Philippines.

    It is not only our physical borders that our government has decided not to enforce - it is also our economic borders.
    Jul 31, 2015. 08:41 AM | 28 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lew urges Congress to help Puerto Rico [View news story]
    Puerto Rico is a beautiful island - been there as my Mother-in-Law was born there, and have visited there.

    Saying that, once the U.S. closed the naval base and the bombing range on Vieques, Puerto Rico should have been granted their independence. There is really no need to have it anymore.
    Jul 30, 2015. 09:41 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lew urges Congress to help Puerto Rico [View news story]
    The reasons states (and territories, commonwealths, etc.) do not have the bankruptcy protection is in theory, they are completely in control of their own finances.

    They can raise taxes, and cut spending, at will. That is not true for cities in many states.
    Jul 29, 2015. 02:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Lew urges Congress to help Puerto Rico [View news story]
    You understand the true purpose of our immigration policy, and lack of enforcement. The ruling class is doing the same thing in Europe, with the same goals as our ruling class.
    Jul 29, 2015. 08:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Natural gas build comes in lesser than expected [View news story]
    Might be lucky for me - I was "short" NG via DGAZ so I got out on the post report drop.
    Jul 23, 2015. 11:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is a Ukraine default next? [View news story]
    Somebody has them - finding milsurp Mosin right now is not easy.
    Jul 20, 2015. 04:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment