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  • Seabridge Gold: Possible Worries About Cash And Dilution [View article]
    Very low gold grades and no feasibility study. Too risky. Thank you for the article!
    Apr 27, 2015. 11:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Petrobras: Finally Time To Buy [View article]
    This is exactly what I think every time the US investors bad-mouth another "socialist government" for corruption.
    Apr 13, 2015. 11:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It Takes Courage To Not Run With The Bull [View article]
    Yeah, the herd stays away from these games. Only smart asses play it. And each of them thinks it will be some other smart ass to hold the proverbial bag. This is one reason. Another is that most of us intuitively know that central bankers won't allow the repeat of 2008. They sooner will drown us, smart asses, in super QEs, make us happy swimmers again and again because now they know that it works, the know how of the swindle; that the herd remain docile and is ready to accept about everything short of being taking directly to the slaughterhouse. In other words, the feast will go on and that's why we, smart asses, stay invested.
    Apr 9, 2015. 11:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Petrobras, Brazilian stocks rise as Rousseff affirms fiscal goal [View news story]
    Yep. As they fond of saying, "this is a free country," gentlemen! On the other hand, Comrade Lenin remarked in a quiet moment that "for a three-bagger, capitalist will sell to the brothel his own mother." I'd say they'll be happy to kiss Rousseff's bottom for, say, 50%. No?
    Apr 1, 2015. 06:30 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Duck This Dip- There's More Crazy Stuff Coming [View article]
    No place to duck means there is no profitable employment for capital left out there, anywhere, period. Which means capital becomes mere money, no different from any other money kept under the mattress. And since too many people have too much money to keep it under their mattresses they will have to pay the banks to keep it. And this won't be the worst that can happen. The impoverishment of hired labor will now strike with vengeance at those who enjoyed the free trillions showered on them by central banks.
    Mar 17, 2015. 04:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Quantitative Easing: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid... [View article]
    If they melt down, we can finally be rid of excess leverage and fat in the system.>>

    What is this melt down produces a violent social revolution which will bury the capitalist system itself? Is is absolutely out of question? Over the last 5 years trillions of dollars have joined the capital which had already had big problems being profitably employed. What if a return to "healthy capitalism" is no longer possible?
    Mar 11, 2015. 02:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Declining Real Household Income Calls Continued U.S. Economic Growth Into Question [View article]
    There is only one viable solution which I proposed in my book five years ago, but it is not likely to ever happen. >>

    Yep, this is the problem with all well-intentioned books about how to solve the unsolvable, to be one big happy family, and make vegetarians out of wolves. When you say that "they" sold "us" the idea that allowing "our" capitalists to move production to countries where workers were paid 10c per hour who do you mean by "us"? And what would've happened if "us" decided that it was not that good an idea after all? Just curious.
    Feb 10, 2015. 10:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • From Russia With Love? [View article]
    [The longer the Ukraine crisis goes on] many Russians may come to see that the Ukrainian model of a peaceful and spontaneous rebellion against a corrupt regime can have relevance for them. It was because of the potential power of the Ukrainian example for Russia that Mr. Putin began the war in Ukraine in the first place.>>

    Haven't read the newspaper of record since my undergrad school. Has it really gotten that silly?
    Feb 10, 2015. 09:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cohen & Steers: A Dividend Analysis [View article]
    I increased my 401(a) holdings in Cohen & Steers Institutional Realty Shares (CSRIX) partly because your research confirmed my purely empirical observations. I guess what you call their free cash flow was returned to me as long- and short-term capital gains. It was a pleasant surprise I must add. I invested $5K in CSRIX a couple of months before their last quarterly distribution in December. Here's the structure of their payments on this investment.

    Dividends -- $41.41
    Long-term capital gains -- $111.15
    Short-term capital gains -- $46.10

    Hope this helps your further research. Thanks again!
    Jan 19, 2015. 11:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Russian Ruble: Pain Will Continue In 2015 [View article]
    A simplistic analysis, to put it mildly.
    Jan 14, 2015. 08:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cohen & Steers: A Dividend Analysis [View article]
    Thank you for this valuable analysis!
    Jan 12, 2015. 08:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Lies Behind The Plunge Of The Ruble? [View article]
    You need to read carefully what Putin actually said and rely less on Western presstitutes.

    "Whoever does not miss the Soviet Union has no heart. Whoever wants it back has no brain." (2000)
    Jan 2, 2015. 09:20 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Lies Behind The Plunge Of The Ruble? [View article]
    Russia was the dominant nation in USSR with about 85%. >>

    The share of ethnic Russians was never over 55% in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union and was going down starting in the 1970 due to high birth rates in Central Asia and the Caucasus. After the separation from national republics, the population of Russian Federation is slightly over 80%.
    Jan 2, 2015. 09:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Reasons Why Russia Isn't Doomed [View article]

    What brokerage you are using to trade on the Stockholm exchange?
    Dec 30, 2014. 11:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Reasons Why Russia Isn't Doomed [View article]
    Reason # 5.

    Al Baghdadi thinks the right price is $244.
    Dec 29, 2014. 02:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment