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  • How Scary Is Syria? [View article]
    Obama's sabre rattling is absurd.
    We have zero business sticking our noses into Syria's problems.
    There are two centuries of natural gas under our feet. We can get it and forget about the middle east and its problems forever.
    Aug 27 04:50 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Have Emerging Markets Gotten Oversold? [View article]
    Mobius always talks about the virtues of emerging market investing because he manages a mutual fund of emerging market stocks.
    His article is an ad.
    Emerging markets are full of fake companies, fake accounting, corrupt deals, etc.
    Muddywaters research exposed some in China for example.
    Aug 27 01:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Look The BlackBerry Gift Horse In The Mouth [View article]
    Comparing Apple to blackberry is nuts.
    Apple invented industries since 77, other companies followed.
    I wonder why anyone thinks BlackBerry will come up with some unique gadget.
    Blackberry has capable, rich, numerous competitors, this is a bad place to be in.
    What do we when need little keyboards for, devices now take dictation, either siri or android.
    Aug 27 02:34 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Have Emerging Markets Gotten Oversold? [View article]
    He is talking his book, this is an AD.
    Never buy an emerging market mutual fund. Buy an international fund, and there will be a small number of these stocks therein.
    I have lived in an emerging market country, and it's better to own companies that sell there.
    Nestlé is Swiss, but it is huge in other markets.
    Truly quality businesses rarely come from emerging markets.
    Your money is too precious to waste, invest in quality worldwide.
    Aug 27 02:23 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Still No Signs Of Consumption Growth For Corn Ethanol [View article]
    Ethanol is a lousy fuel by the way.
    Aug 26 04:03 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Still No Signs Of Consumption Growth For Corn Ethanol [View article]
    Ethanol from corn is another example of a bad idea forced on us and paid by us, this is a giant ripoff.
    We pay farmers to grow food to make ethanol which is insane.
    The USA has enough natural gas to run our cars and trucks for centuries.
    No more welfare energy programs!
    Aug 26 04:02 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Taking Aim At PayPal [View article]
    Apple has advantages if it gets into this business:
    Consumers trust Apple.
    This is low hanging fruit for Apple to add profit to the bottom line.
    Aug 26 03:56 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2-Century-Old Investment Firm Loves Tech [View article]
    First eagle sounds like a dumb place to let manage my money.
    Aug 26 01:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Carl Icahn's Threat To Apple's Long-Term Prospects [View article]
    Everyone missed a reason for Apple to raise the dividend: liberal politics.
    Did you all forget Democrats complaining that Apple was hoarding money and thereby somehow hurting our weak economy?
    Levin the gasbag dragged Cook over to Washington to make him testify to explain himself.
    This is why Cook raised the dividend, to ensure the nytimes and liberal Democrats don't get any funny ideas about confiscating (taxing) it.
    Icahn is meaningless, his stake in Apple is miniscule.
    I bought shares of Apple because they kick ass and make nice products and profits.
    OK the new ads suck but that's no big deal.
    Apple can raise dividends and have money left for its needs.
    Aug 25 12:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ballmer Is Almost Out, But Microsoft's Problems Are Far From Over [View article]
    Correct!
    If Microsoft were smart they'd throw out the Windows OS, use Linux, make a windows skin for it, and sell it for $25.
    Add Dropbox type free storage, free office.
    Quit having 3 versions of everything for God's sake.
    Aug 24 02:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ballmer Is Almost Out, But Microsoft's Problems Are Far From Over [View article]
    Well that doubling of profit works out to 5% per year since ballmer took over.
    That's slow profit growth, buy it if you like the dividends.
    Aug 24 02:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ballmer Is Almost Out, But Microsoft's Problems Are Far From Over [View article]
    I wrote mutual funds in my reply.
    But think dominant company in respective industry.
    Farming, Deere, construction, Caterpillar, beverages, Coke, etc.
    Retail, Walmart, fast food McDonalds, drugs Pfizer,
    Foods, kraft, Nestlé, danone, booze LVMH, sneakers Nike, etc.
    Never buy a dog hoping he'll learn new tricks, he won't.
    Ballmer the butthead won't find anyone better to fix things, he nor the board have never had a clue, and won't get one now.
    Aug 24 02:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Surprisingly Enough, Prepaid Phone Plans Have Not Hurt High-End Device Makers [View article]
    Of course. Plenty of guys who have money and a brain do the math and go prepaid.
    Virginmobile has plans for $35 ($30 if auto pay) and iPhone 5 $550 cash.
    I'm paying less since I had signed up early, my unlimited data, text and low minutes plan is just $25!
    You can get an android or iPhone, there is an OK android for just $69 now.
    I make my calls from home using iGvoice VoIP, free and uses none of my cell minutes.iGvoice runs well from my tablet Hisense sero7 pro $129.
    I'm not willing to pay a life annuity to ATT, Verizon or Sprint.
    With my extra dough I buy a share or two of Apple.
    FYI, ATT is going prepaid too, they just bought cricket.
    Aug 24 01:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ballmer Is Almost Out, But Microsoft's Problems Are Far From Over [View article]
    Apple comes to mind, but most people are well served by mutual funds also.
    A rule of thumb is buy the business that is the dominant and growing in its industry, assuming the industry is not too 1. pointless 2. fickle.
    I would therefore avoid airline stocks, the industry as a whole makes no profit.
    I would avoid fashion stocks except for trading, since the fashion taste of young is fickle.
    Aug 23 08:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ballmer Is Almost Out, But Microsoft's Problems Are Far From Over [View article]
    What is "a riding"?
    Go ahead if you like holding stock that goes nowhere if it pays a dividend.
    The reason the stock stinks is the collective wisdom has determined that most of microsofts past success was an association with IBM and later copying Mac OS in 1990.
    That's past and gone. Most of microsoft's attempts to "beat" others while copying them fail.
    Why? Because they have no history or ability to invent or innovate.
    I've made a small fortune investing just since 2009 and have been investing since 1982. I would not touch microsoft because it's dead money, it's a waste of my capital which I worked for and saved.
    To even talk about hoping for a capital gain in this lame dog stock is laughable.
    Since this is ostensibly a web blog concerned with investing, I put in my comments so some other guy who hasn't thought it through may avoid making a stupid move with his own money.
    Aug 23 04:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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