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  • Obama And Lew Say This Is Serious - Are They Just Grandstanding Or Is This Time Different? [View article]
    I find it 'funny' that this is a list largely of U.S. states that TAKE more Federal dollars in than they give BACK. This self-making deficit is largely because of rural areas. I'll bet the scale and size of cities fools a lot of people who can't look at per-capita instead of bulk amounts. Yet your anti-government radical will spring from these same places!

    Very self-inflicting.
    Oct 6 06:38 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Get Your Hand Caught In The Herbalife Cookie Jar [View article]
    A tally of the unscrupulous is not an argument in favor of the snake-oil in question. Sure, learning of get rich quick schemes sucks them all in. We should just agree that both 'long' and 'short' sides don't know the volume of suckers and volume of weasels available...which makes it a hard to predict business. Aren't there more pyramid schemes in hard times than good times? Or do we care? Some care, because they've invested in the competitors who use "old fashioned" marketing.

    See?
    Jan 5 11:50 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cramer Has A Buy Rating On This $7 Stock That Yields 16% [View article]
    People fail to pick up on Cramer's way of adding "with a grain of salt", to his pronouncements! (The too quick disclaimer the lawyers text-display during the show.) Also, many of his callers explain the context of a trade/investment, and he responds with a markedly contextual response (off the cuff). If you "hate" what he's doing, I'd advise you to think of him as giving estimates to individuals.

    More important is his experienced and apolitical in the trenches viewpoint. Look, the insider stuff you hate, he is shining a light on it while rolling his eyes! Sectors. What the fools who "technically" send signals to each other through wavy lines WILL DO. etc.
    Aug 30 01:01 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Silver One Year After The Peak: On The Brink Of The Next Big Move [View article]
    On the contrary, "Technical" TA ("Analysis" hah) is pretty much guesswork based on wavy-line pattern. The names of TA and FA seem to really be reversed in meaning. Fundamentalism vs Technocratism. The fact that the market is extremely imperfect and people introduce chaos can't be measured, but this is what produces TA guesswork. Loading up and unloading based on what happened in the past - it's Ben Graham's "Mister Market!"

    Fundamental Analysis is actually more technical going by scientific terminology. This can confuse a great many people and will continue to do so. Sadly, so many people try chart-guesswork and THEMSELVES are the chaos "intruding" upon the system.

    So, yes, SLV and other metals don't follow the apparent production/needs/stock... model one would expect. Plus people have in the past tried to hoard it (speculation!).
    (Long SLV - more as a hedge. Not a clue "where it will go next" and that's just fine!)
    Apr 29 01:51 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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 01:23 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dogs of the Dow Updates and Corrections [View article]
    The <Reuters quote/> shows that this European company does divs annually, and there is a long time in awarding it. Hard to track correctly?

    'Tuesday, 17 May 2011 02:26pm EDT

    Veolia Environnement announced that the Company has approved dividend for the fiscal year 2010 of EUR1.21 per share. The dividend for the 2010 fiscal year shall be paid to holders as at the close of business on May 20, 2011, and payment will begin on June 17, 2011.'
    Jun 10 03:52 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Twitter Will Definitely, Surely, Assuredly, Certainly Not Be Trading At $70 When Q3 2014 Starts [View article]
    Can't say that our stodgy A.K. methods allow us to have an opinion on TWTR yet. (It needs five years of data before we make a guess).

    However, you'll recall, in 1845 ...what you don't? The newly invented Telegraph had issues. Morse vs Wheatstone legal ones, but also practical issues to commercialize monetize and publicize.
    First of all, the Electric Telegraph Company happened, and after a lot of history, is really the core of British Telecom (BT). Could investors see that coming? Next, the hot 'APP' was the trans-atlantic cable. (Back then the only two continents worth telegraphing between were the north-western ones.)

    Cable companies popped up, failed, won, split, bankrupted, and some were mergered. Some part of ITT, some parts of wire-spinner engineering firms. Not an issue with TWTR as the cables are and were in place "for" them already. But we can see that the physical infrastructure was important for tele-communications. Western Union (WU) finally quit providing messages... in 2006! That's One hundred and fifty five years of service! I can't find any data on WU before that, but I'm sure the telegraph dollars were really flowing in for a while there. And let us not forget the A&P.

    Give the tweeters at LEAST another five years to steady themselves, is all I'm saying.

    A.K.
    Jan 5 12:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Game-Changing' Technology Stocks Proclaim Price Upsides [View article]
    Hi,

    @Slash - on the contrary(ish) Fredrik's methods are helpful. They can show which industries compete, a classification that (while you may know it) may be hidden in a shuffle of divisions and Wall Street gibberish. Also, look at his other articles and you will see that this industry is obviously "growth" and lacks the important dividend analysis that is (sort of) half of his method.

    Keep up the good work I say!

    A.K.
    Sep 17 12:20 PM | 2 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.

    Sigh.
    Nov 17 08:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • These Cramer Favorites Should Be S.O.L.D. [View article]
    I've recently thought that realtors should be forced to pay back out of profits from all the badly-estimated values they did. Such "work" to label properties...
    Apr 21 11:53 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Cramer Favorites That I Don't Recommend Buying [View article]
    Corrections plus rambling. Read with caution.


    Agressive yes and no. By some standards - he will himself just explain that he doesn't like old-fashioned "buy and hold". Why use cruise control if you do know how to work a gearshift?

    Mr. Cramer's got to know that his TV show and recomendations 'bump' the day to day of things up: otherwise he wouldn't give *cautions* to 'wait a day or two' and use limits.

    But anyway, since he's advising to all AND keeping an eye on the day-to-day values, you can't really compare an analyst's portfolio picks for clients or would be clients to his advice. Counter-intuitively, his off the cuff pronouncements have more time behind them than a typical chart-line follower of the modern sort.

    Possibly a particular caller would 1.)Sound "young" and get the go-ahead to make one of his stocks a high-multiple "flier" on a day where 2.) shorts push NFLX. But then maybe later it's time to get out of it and await the next fluctuation! So 3.) A week later that trade is over.

    (A.K. regrets not taking advantage of being near Red Hat back at the IPO. Got a dot.com vintage prospectus and doodads from trade shows! It was the age of free mugs and stress-ball toys.)
    Apr 5 03:33 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Battery Technologies: An Egregious Chinese RTO [View article]
    Hi, I am not considering ANYTHING but R&D size and R&D as percent of rev for such companies. It seems that none of the cheerleaders on ABAT can explain how they get nowhere near the same expense as AONE and Tesla - who are doing real battery research.

    Faking or stealing. In any case, A.K. is passing on the whole battery field until a clear #1 emerges (risk averse.)

    Will leave SEC, China, structure and bicycles=SUV stuff to others.
    (:-/
    Mar 30 05:59 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Housing Will Recover. But When? [View article]
    Good article - I need to point out that the people with realtor jobs are complicit. It's understandable that they never want to diminish properties values. But use some common sense judgement instead of 1980's pyramid dwelling scheme!! I guess what I'm trying to say is none of them are ever going to jail for aiding the banks and lying loaners - but negligence is when you don't do your job.
    Mar 29 02:23 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Time To Sell High-Yielding ConEd? [View article]
    Also, should you not live in this one's service area, you can say this to yourself.
    "Hey, I am taking money from all the New Yorkers. Quarterly."

    :-)
    Jun 18 04:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola: Implications Of Its Correlation To Interest Rates [View article]
    Neat, I like that. Did you get someone to run the chart and come up with a correlation coefficient beyond "decently strong relationship"? I don't disagree, of course, I'd just like to see a number of sorts.

    DIVULGE: KO (and PEP) 'mixer'
    Apr 17 09:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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