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  • Is This's New Manhattan Store? [View article]
    Just about every store in Manhattan lacks parking facilities.
    Oct 13 01:47 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Alibaba IPO: Assessment Of Risks, Rewards [View article]
    Not too enthusiastic about buying into a business where the CEO can take out a big piece he decides is a separate company and owns himself with help from the government in doing so. China does not treat foreign investors well. On the plus side, they will make sure Amazon,etc can never significantly compete with them in China.
    Sep 12 03:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Alibaba Grabs The IPO Money But The Future Belongs To Jeff Bezos And Amazon China [View article]
    The Chinese government will NEVER allow Amazon to get significant market share. Just like Google. Amazon is just pouring money down a rathole unless they have a plan to take over the government.
    Sep 11 12:29 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why McDonald's Is A Better Investment Than This Key Rival [View article]
    eat at chipotle before buying either
    Jul 23 07:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sell First Solar - Tellurium Supply, Narrow R&D Outlook Tarnish Company Glow [View article]
    Perhaps you should review the once famous mark antony's tellurium analysis
    Apr 3 09:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Thoughts On Ukraine [View article]
    Interesting observation. I don't think Russia would want to take on ethnic Ukranians for the long term. My guess is they will push for some kind of vote in each province with the eastern ones voting to join Russia. Since USSR breakup, the Ukrainian governments have been so inept some of the Ukrainian speaking provinces might even opt for Russia. The present Ukrainian leaders forced this by acting against Russian speakers. Anyway, it's nobody else's business. We tried fighting the Russians in Crimea already, both the Euro's and the Nazi's and the Russians won both times. Present Ukrainian government replaced a corrupt dictatorship but they are not elected and are composed largely of members of the previous corrupt dictatoship. Russia has more justification to get involved here than the US did in many other countries. A substantial part of the population of Ukraine is Russian and it's right on the border.
    Mar 4 01:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • RWE And The German Federal Elections [View article]
    Why the big jump today 10/7?
    Oct 7 04:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • There Are Better Petroleum Companies To Invest In Than BP [View article]
    bottomless pit of lawsuits in US, disgraceful, but they will suck the lifeblood out of BP. I heard some examples on bloomberg radio today. People nowhere near the cost successfully suing them for millions for ridiculous bs. They should have took the Exxon approach of fighting everything.
    Jun 27 08:15 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Barnes & Noble's Weakness Can Be Extended To Amazon [View article]
    I went to one today looking for java eclipse books. They didn't have any that I could find. After waiting a long time for the helper he told me to look in the computer books section which I already did. Went home and ordered from amazon 4 books.
    Jun 27 08:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oversold Annaly Capital May Be Hurt Less By Book Value Losses Than Others - Is It A Buy? [View article]
    Yes but .3% isn't going to make much difference if short term rates rise to 5%
    Jun 21 05:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oversold Annaly Capital May Be Hurt Less By Book Value Losses Than Others - Is It A Buy? [View article]
    I believe NLY borrows short and buys long. If short term interest rates rise to greater than what it's long portfolio pays, they will be bankrupt pretty quick. Surely they have some protection via CDS's and such but that won't last for long.
    Jun 21 05:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Increase Your Income With 10% Yields From This Brazilian Utility Company's High Cash Flow Bonds! [View article]
    Significant risk of bond price dropping by much more than the coupon if interest rates rise, not much room for the reverse.
    Country presently having large demonstrations, easy to imagine the government forcing utilities to cut rates to pacify the mobs.
    Many times, huge drops in dollar value of Brazilian currency.
    Jun 21 07:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Another Way To Bet In The Chinese Online Travel Market [View article]
    The Chinese tourists I see around me in US are usually in a bus owned by a Chinese company and stay in hotels owned by Chinese and eat in Chinese restaurants. Probably kickbacks all around. I guess American tourists seem the same in other countries.
    Apr 30 07:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Finds A New Enemy In The Browser Wars [View article]
    Being a long time Microsoft user, I expect things to crash. Flash and Shockwave both like to go into CPU loops or lockup no matter which browser I use. Word and Excel do the same. I'm using it for work, a lot of complicated files open simultaneously.
    Apr 30 07:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Physical Gold Vs. Paper Gold: The Ultimate Disconnect [View article]
    ebay always has a huge premium on silver and gold, many idiots that don't even know what the spot price is
    Apr 24 02:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment