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  • Under Armor: Is Valuation A Concern? [View article]
    @Rich- If a guy is going to write an article about a company, he sure as hell better know how to spell the name of the company.
    Feb 9, 2015. 09:32 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Under Armor: Is Valuation A Concern? [View article]
    Spelling the name of the company incorrectly diminishes the value and credibility of your entire article.
    Feb 8, 2015. 07:30 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Should Marissa Mayer Do Next At Yahoo? [View article]
    Geez, if you would have indicated you were in favor of Yahoo merging with AOL earlier in your article, I would have stopped reading then. Thanks. That's time I won't get back.
    Jan 16, 2015. 08:10 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Building A Core Investment Portfolio For The Next 20 Years: Under Armour [View article]
    Last year, when my daughter was just 11, she received an inheritance from my Father. Upon starting a trust for her, I bought a substantial amount of UA with the plan to hold it for at least 10 years. By the time she's 21, my daughter should have a pretty good gift steak to start her adulthood. Thanks Dan, for the reassuring article. Well done!
    Jan 8, 2015. 01:21 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Under Armour: Signing Murray Is Not Likely To Have A Significant Impact [View article]
    I seem to remember similar articles when Under Armour entered the shoe market.
    "It will not be easy to obtain a significant market share with competitors such as Nike, Adidas and other (niche) companies." Sounds awful familiar. My opinion would be, you gotta start somewhere.

    Signing Murray was a brilliant strategic move. For roughly $6 million a year (the contract is for four years) Under Armour has it's first pro tennis player, recognized worldwide. Signing a guy that won at Wimbledon in 2013 (the first Brit male to do so since 1936), and who earned an Olympic Gold medal in 2012 should never be considered a bad move.

    The signing works out well for Murray as well. Though the contract is basically for the same amount as he signed with Adidas, he remains independent from the rest. Had he signed with Nike, he would have been the equivalent of another "also ran". Tennis might not be the growth sport it was in the 70's and 80's, but Under Armour is THE growth company right now, and that will let Andy Murray stand out from the rest rather than being buried underneath all the other Nike endorsed players. I look at this signing as a win-win.
    Jan 1, 2015. 10:23 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Liberal's Confession: Why I'm Long Halliburton [View article]
    With a Republican controlled House and Senate, there is no way the Baker Hughes deal does not get done.
    Dec 8, 2014. 04:16 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Profire Energy - A Classic Pump And Dump, Sell Before You Get Burned, Stock Worth $1.00 [View article]
    Also his Linkedin Profile states he is the Marketing Manager. There are many other references to this fact, so my post was not erroneous, but you may want to do more research before you attempt to discredit someones post from now on.
    Nov 23, 2014. 11:08 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Profire Energy - A Classic Pump And Dump, Sell Before You Get Burned, Stock Worth $1.00 [View article]
    Actually, I believe you are confusing the titles. Here is just one reference:

    LINDON, Utah, July 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Profire Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:PFIE), a technology company which manufactures, installs and services burner management systems and other combustion technologies for the oil and gas industry, is expanding its marketing, sales and service teams. It is also nearing completion on a number of operational initiatives, such as its Lindon, Utah warehouse expansion and the addition of another contract manufacturer for its manufacturing of selected US products.

    Personnel Expansion

    The Company has begun expanding its marketing efforts by recently hiring Mr. Clayton Bird to manage the department. Mr. Bird will be responsible for managing marketing analysis, strategy and implementation Company-wide, emphasizing its North America markets. The Company expects to quickly expand the department in coming weeks, to accelerate revenue growth and educate the industry on the value of enhanced burner management products. The department is expected to greatly enhance the Company's sales capabilities by employing multiple media throughout North America, as it structures a comprehensive and strategic approach to marketing the Company's various product lines through key industry channels.

    - See more at: http://bit.ly/1xQyJmn
    Nov 23, 2014. 11:02 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Profire Energy - A Classic Pump And Dump, Sell Before You Get Burned, Stock Worth $1.00 [View article]
    I got out of PFIE shortly after their hiring of a new Marketing Manager, Clayton Bird. After doing my research, Bird was just a year removed from college where he didn't even manage in marketing and was just a waiter at P.F. Changs. Why management hired someone with no experience in the oil and gas field and had no experience in marketing was enough for me to get out of this one.
    Nov 22, 2014. 11:11 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yahoo: Ignore The Headlines, The Q3 '14 Results Were Bad [View article]
    Wondering why you didn't make any reference to mobile as that is where the company is focusing on. Your synopsis seems a bit one sided to me as you also left out the move toward targeted ads, increased content, Tumbler revenue, streamlining offices by way of closures, staff reductions based on performance, hiring tax experts to get the most value out of remaining BABA shares, and so on and so on.
    It is easy to cherry pick graphs and input a negative spin, the trick to writing a good article is showing the whole picture and be unbiased.
    Oct 22, 2014. 12:24 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does The Yahoo Whisper Number Indicate Investor Confidence? [View article]
    Professionalism at its finest.
    Oct 21, 2014. 12:28 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yahoo's Tax Edge: How To Invest In Constructive Tax Avoidance [View article]
    My sentiments exactly. I actually had my hands doing the explosion thing by my head.
    Oct 3, 2014. 02:11 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Ways Yahoo Could Spend Its $7 Billion Of Alibaba Money [View article]
    I think she should buy the WWE for $2 billion. Why? There is an established fan base and a network already in place. The demographics of the WWE fan base would work in broadening and strengthening "eye count", and that would raise ad revenue.

    The WWE is bleeding money right now with the WWE Network, but if Yahoo could add more content than just old wrestling matches. Some of the WWE wrestlers like John Cena, and Hulk Hogan are some of the most recognized people in the world.
    Sep 19, 2014. 08:26 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Short Case For World Wrestling Entertainment [View article]
    I'd be a buyer at $8.25, but that would mean the WWE Network was and "epic fail".
    Mar 17, 2014. 03:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Micron Is Given The Green Light [View article]
    The reason was simple profit taking to a nice run up in 2013. Nothing more, nothing less.
    Feb 16, 2014. 01:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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