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  • RIM VP: 41 Megapixels, 500K Apps Unnecessary Excess [View article]
    It's really amusing how ignorant consumers and investors are about all types of technology and how that impacts the price of equities and products. Maybe that's why Buffet says avoid the herd mentality.
    Feb 28 10:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • RIM VP: 41 Megapixels, 500K Apps Unnecessary Excess [View article]
    Amazing how many photo experts there are amongst the bloggers. Maybe Nokia should put their employment ads on Seeking Alpha or maybe the bloggers should really read how the 41 mp are being used by imaging software to increase the photo quality. Twelve hundred angry birds sure does create a lot of bird droppings.
    Feb 28 10:17 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • RIM VP: 41 Megapixels, 500K Apps Unnecessary Excess [View article]
    Nokia's using a 41 mp sensor image to create a better 8 mp photo using imaging software to improve the picture quality. 1200 Angry Birds are only better than 12 if there's better quality amongst the additional 1188 birds. First point, I think marketing studies have concluded that too many choices confuses most consumers to the point that they can't make a decision. Second, there's no way 1200 angry birds will survive with about 1188 starving to death and that will be good for everyone. If Microsoft and Nokia produce products more innovative than Angry Birds the debates will not matter anymore. Iconic interfaces are not as productive as more natural interfaces.
    Feb 28 10:11 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: Proving The Fight Is Far From Over [View article]
    Intel and Microsoft have both benefited greatly from their presence in the growth of enterprise internet and network ecosystems but have suffered by the perception and reality of the lack of mobile consumer ecosystems. It would seem that both are about to re-enter the mobile consumer ecosystems with their Atom and Windows 8 products. This will be their year and should continue for several more years.
    Feb 27 12:24 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Never Stopped Innovating: Still A Good Value Stock [View article]
    "Intel - With the announcement of their ARM processor"

    Maybe you mean their Atom processor? Intel doesn't make ARM chips.
    Feb 27 12:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Never Stopped Innovating: Still A Good Value Stock [View article]
    I would presume that the iOS (iPad) version of Office apps will be available after Windows 8 tablets and you'll have to buy the iOS Office apps from the Apple or Microsoft stores. Microsoft's big priority for ARM devices, and Windows 8, is to really cut down on piracy. 30% of Microsoft products in use are not legally licensed.
    Feb 27 12:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Never Stopped Innovating: Still A Good Value Stock [View article]
    Give away the razor and sell the blades.
    Feb 27 12:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Never Stopped Innovating: Still A Good Value Stock [View article]
    Agree 100%. People don't eat at McDonald's because of the great burgers or fries anymore. It's because their kids love that dumb clown. Same goes with Steve and his dumb apple.
    Feb 27 12:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Never Stopped Innovating: Still A Good Value Stock [View article]
    Microsoft's integrated software approach did crush CPM, dBase, WordPerfect and many others so why all the concern and whining over IE and Netscape. Who cares if you couldn't remove IE, just install the one you like. Much to do about nothing. Internet browsers are nothing but document readers.

    I believe Microsoft took a rudimentary single user DOS t\hat they purchased and developed a modern multitasking OS patterned after DEC's VMS and DG's AOS that wasn't a direct clone of byte oriented Unix or plagiarized Linux; clean room not. Android and iOS, and OSx for that matter, wouldn't exist if Unix hadn't been donated to shareware by AT&T and Novell.
    Feb 27 11:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Alternatives To Dividend-Paying Common Stock For Income Investors [View article]
    "Leverage makes for great returns when things are going your way but it could easily bankrupt these companies once interest rates start climbing again."

    Yes, but you have to remember that mREITs earn 1-2% on the SPREAD between short and long term rates. NLY is managed by seasoned professionals that will lower leverage, currently around 5, as we approach increasing rate environment and start buying higher rate MBS products. An mREIT can still leverage the 1-2% spread if rates are higher as long as they aren't too exposed, leveraged, to low rate mortgages from the prior low rate periods. They also have risk to prepays. The real risk is falling asleep at the wheel and not managing leverage versus rate spread.
    Feb 27 11:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Alternatives To Dividend-Paying Common Stock For Income Investors [View article]
    If you're research tells you that something has potential, like AA, Ford or GE, but you don't want to be too long, you can use covered Calls to increase yield or lower cost. GE last summer looked really cheap so buying Sept or Oct Calls at 17 or 18 allowed one to gain exposure with less downside risk. Alcoa looks the same now but only pays 1% dividend. However, you can buy stock and sell covered Calls, LEAPs, for January 2014 at 15 for $.70-80 which increases yield to 4-5% per year for two years or lowers cost to around $9. MSFT was a great opportunity last summer to buy stock in 20s and buy Jan 2012 $25 Calls at less than $1. Sold stock in high 20s but held options until almost 30. Stock went up 20% but options tripled. Nokia right now is around $5, will pay $.26 dividend (5%) in May, and you can sell Jan 2014 $10 Calls for 50-60 cents. If Nokia pays $.26 in 2013, you'll got $1 to hold it for 2 years and that will equal 10% a year or protect downside to $4. If it goes down you could buy Calls back for less than you paid. I never sell naked calls since you loss could be unlimited.
    Feb 27 11:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Alternatives To Dividend-Paying Common Stock For Income Investors [View article]
    There's no formula for successful investing or everybody would be winning and that's not really possible. However, there are successful criteria for buying low and selling high and earning dividends or interest while waiting for those opportunities. Fear, greed and remorse of not buying or selling are very strong human emotions. There are obvious times, to the experienced, that investors should know when to hold or fold'em but there many variations on those too. As Buffet says, be wary of the herd and do not be afraid to be alone.
    Feb 27 11:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Microsoft Continue To Drive Through Its 52-Week High? [View article]
    Sell your two shares Apple and buy 1000 shares of Nokia.
    Feb 26 11:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Never Stopped Innovating: Still A Good Value Stock [View article]
    A$ is a better copier than M$ which is why W8$ is not like iOS$,
    Feb 26 11:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Never Stopped Innovating: Still A Good Value Stock [View article]
    Only after they release Windows 8 on ARM for phones and tablets which integrates Office 15 (2012) apps into mobile devices and can't be purchased in a box; you have to buy it on an ARM device.
    Feb 26 11:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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