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  • Apple's Magic Is Broken [View article]
    Disagree. The Samsung products have a low quality.
    May 19 02:31 PM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ponzi Or MLP? Linn Energy's Unsustainable Distributions [View article]
    James previous article was - after Cramer's sell recommendation - a clear contrarian buy signal to me and I bought a lot of LNCO around 24. This article might lead to another leg up ;P.
    Jul 12 09:08 AM | 18 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Magic Is Broken [View article]
    I will NEVER get another Samsung product because my fridge sucks and my phone too. My wife has an IPhone V and is extremely happy. My son's Galaxy gave up like after 1 year and 2 days - too bad, no warranty.
    May 19 02:27 PM | 18 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jim Cramer explains his quick turnaround on Linn Energy (LINE -14.1%) after yesterday's rout: "I did like the company, but they're being examined... you can't have even examinations of accounting irregularities... accounting irregularities equals sell." As recently as June 19, Cramer had passionately defended the stock. LNCO -11%[View news story]
    Wow, bummer. I am really surprised how fast Cramer spins it (NOT). I personally think he changes his opinion extremley frequently and that his track record is pretty bad. He may be right in this case but what he is doing is really not helping people. His inconsistencies confuse in particular the "mom and pop" investors watching his show. His show is amusing on occasion, in particular if he starts raging and throwing stuff. For a change, throw him (out).
    Jul 3 11:57 AM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Northwest Biotherapeutics: A Critique Of Adam Feuerstein Of TheStreet's Recent Analysis [View article]
    Call him Frankenstein because he assembles his hit pieces using fragments of disinformation. He recently has attacked an author here on SA calling her a "party girl". It seems he doesn't want small biotechs to succeed in anticancer medicines so that the "Feuerstein" rule is not broken. I do have an issue with him. This article constitutes another example for why.
    Feb 19 05:38 AM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jim Cramer's 3 Strong Buy Recommendations [View article]
    If you look over a period of >2 days Cramer isn't that good in his picks. To recommend AAPL is a tad trivial btw. Anyhow, here some calls of him in 2011:

    Recommended BTU at >$60
    Recommended coal (supercycle)
    Recommended FFIV at >120
    Recommended CMG close to the top.
    Recommended CHK >30

    Obviously he also picked winners. Just saying you must do your own homework and not just follow him.
    Nov 4 07:10 AM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Republican House Speaker John Boehner says he’s not sure Congress and President Obama can reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. “I’m not confident at all,” Boehner quips. It may just be electioneering by the Republicans to keep the heat on the President going into October, but it's risky banter with a resolution already priced into the markets - like we have right now. [View news story]
    I hope the Republicans continue on their path to self destruction. If they continue like this they might even lose the house. The approval rating is at an all time low. I am not against the Republican party, but definitely against the joke the Tea Party made out of them. You can not bend that much to the right without creating a giant hole in the center. Exactly this hole Clinton is grabbing right now.

    Once the Republican party wakes up and starts working on agreements that invite compromise, they might actually get somewhere.

    I know I will earn a lot of love for this post. ;P
    Sep 11 08:15 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tim Cook (AAPL) testifies at a Senate hearing on corporate offshore taxes. "We don't depend on tax gimmicks," Cook asserts, while pushing for a big overhaul of U.S. corporate tax code. "Apple has always believed in the simple, not the complex." Sen. John McCain isn't satisfied with Apple's defenses, claiming the company "has violated the spirit of the law if not the letter of the law." Sen. Rand Paul has strongly defended Apple. "Congress should be on trial here for creating a byzantine tax code." (previous[View news story]
    And hereby I award the "dumbest comment of the day award" to - hahaha48.
    May 21 12:09 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "Despite the popularity of cheap smartphones, this will never be the future of Apple’s (AAPL -0.1%) products," says SVP Phil Schiller in an interview with a Chinese paper. He adds that in "every product that Apple creates, we consider using only the best technology available." The remarks throw cold water on reports of a cheaper iPhone featuring less costly materials, and particularly on a Bloomberg report that Apple is considering retail prices of just $99-$149 for the device. Update: The interview's text has been significantly revised[View news story]
    What a non sense. The operating system alone is better than the Android crap.
    Jan 10 02:40 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • House Republicans won't bring their "Plan B" tax-cut proposal to a vote tonight, as Speaker John Boehner says he doesn't have the votes; the House will recess until after Christmas. DJIA futures slip 0.2%. Boehner: "Now it is up to the president to work with Senator Reid on legislation to avert the fiscal cliff." Updated: S&P 500 e-Mini futures dive, limit down. [View news story]
    The Republican party is on the way to becoming obsolete. Time for a new party because I see the democrats ruling for a long long time now. If the Republican party thinks majorities can be found at the right wing fringe they can not be helped.
    Dec 20 09:10 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Sound Of Silence [View article]
    Hedging leads to underperformance - that is why a lot of hedge funds do bad right now.
    May 23 06:31 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Huge Ecosystem Blunder [View article]
    This article means I have to buy more LEAPS: James is my contrarian indicator.
    Sep 13 09:04 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia tablet specs reportedly leak; Google blocks YouTube WP app [View news story]
    GOOG getting nervous? Interesting, very interesting.
    Aug 16 12:18 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Northern Tier Energy: An Undervalued 22% Dividend Yielder [View article]
    This is not the same field. Linn is a driller and BBEP, QRE, etc, have been dragged down. The refiners have nothing to do with that. But just keep on reading Barrons......
    Jul 4 02:19 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Gold Slam Is A Massive Wealth Transfer From Our Pockets To The Banks [View article]
    I disagree with the author. To think you can protect any asset class buy buying a commodity is a complete illusion as we can see. Much better to put money long term into growth companies that are rapidly growing. I am not quite sure how this all makes the bankers rich.......I think few banks are net short. But anyhow, get used to the concept that anything can be shorted, not just stocks. And manipulation? Just the GS call? That is no manipulation. The truth is Gold bumped into resistance, couldn't break it and - after years and years of a bull - is correcting to a more expected value. There is no hyper inflation anywhere. You could have shorted Gold at 1900. I did not but I also wasn't long as I don't see much value in Gold. Buy Platinum if anything.
    Apr 15 07:38 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment