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  • Fed Policies: Dr. Bernanke's Monster  [View article]
    hknown - you may be forgetting Mr. Greenspan in your judgements. Who left things 'set up' for Bernanke to come in and look at the situation?
    Mar 4, 2012. 01:23 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Corrections Corp. of America (CXW) is offering to buy prisons from cash-strapped state governments and run them at a cost-savings. But there’s a catch: CXW wants a 20-year contract and assurances that the state will keep the prisons at least 90% full. If the crime rate continues falling, will police, prosecutors and judges feel compelled to keep those prisoners rolling in?   [View news story]
    Mandate drug tests for people in charge of more than $25,000,000. Obviously these people can do much more harm than the poor seeking a photo ID!
    Feb 22, 2012. 06:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shale: This Time It's Different  [View article]
    He was not 'accusing', he was merely performing as 'sly.' This is a website - you need to hook in readers. Account for it!
    Feb 11, 2012. 11:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dark Clouds Threaten German Clean Energy Ambitions: Global Implications  [View article]
    Unfortunately, when called out that "They are wrong", climate-deniers call that being insulted. No progress.

    Anybody can take their "proof" and walk on the polar ice with confidence, I suppose...
    Jan 30, 2012. 12:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dark Clouds Threaten German Clean Energy Ambitions: Global Implications  [View article]
    Some of the first automobiles invented were electric.
    It was <I> so much easier </I> to switch to stuff which, long ago, gushed out of the ground begging to be burnt off. Perhaps people thought God would recycle the oil - they didn't know how it worked back then.
    Jan 26, 2012. 03:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Value And Size Tilter's Guide  [View article]
    If I read this right, it 'represents' the market more than the Morningstar alternative. However, it also scores less on the model's 'value'. Funny thing! :-)

    The greeks have a word: CHAOS. (And just look at their markets!)
    Jan 14, 2012. 04:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2012 Outlook For U.S. Grain Prices  [View article]
    Dissolution of the Canadian Wheat Board ?
    Jan 10, 2012. 10:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mark My Words, These Stocks Will Double In 2012  [View article]
    Hello, what is your view on the Indonesian labour situation re FCX? That may well cut into the margin and "clip" away even the value they can wring out of gold!

    (Disclosure - long FCX. Dividend also, now that I think of it is a dink against growth on the ground.)
    Jan 5, 2012. 08:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hype Busters From Lux Research Explain Grid Based Energy Storage  [View article]
    Giving you points for this (un-intended?) pun:

    "overestimate the potential",

    The Molten-salt idea is more of a heat-sink ploy, I believe. This would take advantage of the retaining energy in heat (to let solar-collected power out at night). I'd still fear that economies of scale might make a plant for it hellish and toxic & vaporous with weird new accidents...

    Cheery Christmas note, eh?

    ACPW is on my watchlist because it's a more understandable technology. I'll invest "when" all other ideas fail. So it stays on the watchlist safely...
    Dec 8, 2011. 01:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 20 Companies to Avoid  [View article]
    <After checking that the article was back in April>

    What time frame did you dislike these in, also? HOT and JWN are now part of December shopping and travel - very much liked by the Street at the moment.
    If you spelled out what you meant by Mange-ment Quality, that would be a squidgy-factor explained as well.
    Dec 5, 2011. 02:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 6 Telecoms With Blockbuster Yields (Part I)  [View article]
    Some would worry that several of the Telecoms Sol mentions get "nationalized" by needy (crashing?) governments. Sort of a risk!
    Nov 23, 2011. 02:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fitch has it wrong, U.S. banks could actually wind up benefitting from Europe's debt crisis, says Rochdale's Dick Bove, He cites two reasons: First, U.S. banks have a relatively low level of exposure to European banks. Second, the problems facing European banks could actually drive business to seek healthier institutions in the U.S. His top picks: PNC Financial (PNC) and Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB). Both get hit when Europe erupts, but neither are heavily exposed to European banks.   [View news story]
    International trade in ores, wood,nuts, art, tech, fabric, honey, tobacco, autos, and Florida Oranges (and etc) must all be purely barter. No need for banking and interconnection.

    Nov 17, 2011. 08:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: Buy The Stock Or The Bond  [View article]
    Argh, found that out the hard way sam! Albeit a slight amount out of things, it was a rude shock that "they" decide when to call it in, not the individual investor.
    Nov 15, 2011. 07:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cramer's Lightning Round - The Coca-Cola Downgrade Was Fatuous (10/14/11)  [View article]
    My off-the cuff response to KO would also be: "Who doesn't like Coke at this point?"
    Oct 16, 2011. 07:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Valero Looks Like a Steal At Its Current Price  [View article]
    What if the "Keystone" Pipeline benefiting the company fails to go through Nebraska? I see no discussion of operational doubts.
    Oct 12, 2011. 07:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment