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  • Overtime pay rules to be shaken up  [View news story]
    But Obama is getting great headlines in his campaign for his legacy, details aside and economy aside. His proposal will likely see challenges, but the headlines are in place. Unfortunately, his legacy is more apt to read 20,000 Trillion with a T, in National Debt.
    Jun 30, 2015. 05:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Saudia Arabia set to pump maximum crude, analysts predict  [View news story]
    Your statement relates more to ideology than economics, but that being said, SA is still an excellent source for news relating to the Market and analysis by traders in all degrees. That's why most of us are here. We're not required to agree with all comments, but most comments offer new and different facets to consider, together with individual experiences from others, the least expensive lessons to learn. Just open your mind a bit.
    Jun 20, 2015. 10:26 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gazprom building global alliance with Shell, CEO Miller says  [View news story]
    while the West seems hell-bent on reopening a political Cold War with Russia, we'll have a better understanding of what is really happening by following some of the trade deals, pipeline deals. Political extremists will argue sanctions as punishment for expansion, and Leftists will argue against those dastardly Capitalists, but never mention the crushing harm to populations by political sanctions on economy, nor the benefits to populations by the supply routes of energy. Then, let's ask ourselves the true nature of NATO.
    Jun 20, 2015. 09:55 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The EPA and Pope Francis strange allies on greenhouse gas reform  [View news story]
    Let's inject a little common sense into the equation. Try to remember that most of the studies of environmental change are funded by....the government. Small wonder at over-the-top results. Speaking of results, ever stricter regulations (oh, yes, regulations) there are also studies that show less than 1/10th of a % reduction. Meanwhile, consider China, India, etc. lack of participation in environmental protections but contributing greatly to over-population. Consider destruction of the rain forests and farmland, including ever decreasing availability of water to grow food crops. Changing weather is also caused by cyclical changes in upper air flows, el Nino and Nina as example. Extreme views on environmentalism seem to emanate from extreme political views and brainwashing. We could go on and on, but in closing, have a look at some scientific prognostications from the past, then look around. Most didn't happen. Then seriously look at over-population and its effect on our planet.
    Jun 20, 2015. 09:42 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Deal or no deal, that is the question  [View news story]
    Seriously, the USA President's only solution to problems is to throw even MORE money at it. Greece in the meantime seems reluctant to tighten it's liberal belt.
    Jun 4, 2015. 11:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FCC votes 3-2 for tough net neutrality regulation  [View news story]
    317 pages of regulation held in secrecy until after it's been voted by Presidential appointees. Anyone doubt there will be backdoors in the fine print? Overblown rhetoric now, but facts and details will be coming. Reminds one of the ACA.
    Feb 26, 2015. 03:29 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Valero Energy posts Q4 beat as higher margins offset lower crude discounts  [View news story]
    Good points, but it's important to watch both fundamentals AND trader patterns. Good post to illustrate re F recently. This stock right on edge between fundamental investors and daytraders, etc. Bought at $46.04 early January, sold @ $52.20 yesterday. Already having second thoughts and will be looking for buy price. PT now $60.62, but could take awhile to get there. Watch WTI crude....then try for educated 'guess' ;)
    Jan 30, 2015. 01:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EU, U.S. threaten Russia with new sanctions  [View news story]
    Agree with most of what you say, and a review of articles since and before the aggression in Ukraine (and Georgia) are an exercise in Western propaganda. Imho, it's about bolstering NATO and the establishment of a missile "defense" system along Russia's borders. I'm old enough to remember how we felt about missiles in Cuba. We threaten sanctions.,..then we threaten more sanctions. Old, old story. Poroshenko is likely the West's hand-picked guy since the coup replaced the previous govt (and I'm not defending them for a moment) and like him or hate him, Putin is no dummy. Ethnicity aside, Crimea was about its port, and E Ukraine is about the land bridge to Crimea. Putin is a nationalist, operates in terms of Russia's best interests (along with his own) so let's sit back and enjoy the show. Putin has quietly signed lucrative contracts with China, India and now agreements with Iran, so I'm freely admitting to guesswork, but Russia long-term is the play.
    Jan 26, 2015. 11:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks tumble as bid for oil disappears  [View news story]
    But the Administration is getting a huge political lift from cheap gas at the pump, admittedly from people who haven't the least idea of the complexities of the entire process. Or, this would be an opportune time to restock Reserves.
    Jan 10, 2015. 11:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • China, Russia pledge to strengthen military alliance  [View news story]
    National news is heavily involved in pro-Ukraine, pro-NATO propaganda, not actual analysis. imho
    Nov 22, 2014. 12:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • China, Russia pledge to strengthen military alliance  [View news story]
    Well said.
    Nov 19, 2014. 11:55 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • China, Russia pledge to strengthen military alliance  [View news story]
    But...just recently they've signed at least two contracts for energy delivery to counteract sanctions from the West. Again, a logical reaction.
    Nov 19, 2014. 11:54 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • China, Russia pledge to strengthen military alliance  [View news story]
    Agreed. This Adm never seems to truly consider unintended consequences, and this seems a logical reaction to West's aggressiveness.
    Nov 19, 2014. 11:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Russia, Ukraine to hold new gas talks  [View news story]
    My thoughts exactly, Sakelaris. Our far more dangerous adversary is radical Islam, which HAS stated animosity towards us, complete with threats, on a very short timeline.
    Sep 1, 2014. 07:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Russia, Ukraine to hold new gas talks  [View news story]
    Your reply is political only, but my comment suggests a thoughtful approach (rather than visceral) to current investments. I am not here to argue, but to expand (just a bit) approaches and fully realize I'm swimming against Cold War tides.
    Sep 1, 2014. 07:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment