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  • The Fiscal Picture Out Of Washington [View article]
    It would be interesting to see this chart in constant dollars.
    Aug 14 11:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will food companies sweat organic push from Bentonville? [View news story]
    In response to a number of comments. I doubt that this foray into organic foods is directly targeted at Whole Foods. In my town if Walmart could seriously effect to level of sales at the 3 Whole Food stores it wouldn't amount to a whole lot. More likely they would like to attract shoppers from Publix and similar stores. The closest Publix to me has a new Family Walmart in the same shopping center. If they can get anywhere close to the higher prices of traditional store conventional food with an organic they just might snag a bit more traffic. I used to shop fairly often an Whole Foods. What I experienced was a cramped small store. Oh, and the bathroom was in the back in a little box among the shelves of food stored for later placement on the shelves. Always reminded me of going to a privy. Also, on one occasion I went to the Whole Foods store in the early evening and the employees wouldn't allow any customers in because it was employees day. On another occasion they wouldn't let customers in because they decided to clean the store. It has always appeared to me that in grocery stores what a store needed to do to attract some customers was to raise prices. Then they get that select group.
    Apr 10 03:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Federal Reserve Exit Watch - Once Again: Part I [View article]
    Here's to hoping the Fed gets it right. Look forward to your continued interesting analysis of the implementation of their policies. Thanks
    Jan 6 12:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Investment Advice For The Summer Of 2013 [View article]
    What a great read. You are like having a great prof right on my computer. Keep it up and thanks so much.
    Jul 6 12:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Share buyback activity is the best contrarian indicator out there, says Jeff Macke, peaking at market tops and bottoming at lows. Right now? The dollar amount of buybacks isn't particularly high or low. [View news story]
    Seems to me the guy has paid over and over for that day. For me, it's time to give him a break.
    Jul 1 06:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Quest For Yield, Part 8: Find What Is Working [View article]
    On a Put does that actually mean -.35 or more? Not being a smart aleck, I'm just trying to learn. Thanks
    Jun 29 04:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Last Tango In Argentina? [View article]
    Acting Man
    As I was reading the article I was thinking of leaving a comment to the effect that Argentinians needed to look across the border and see how Chile was doing things. I had to lol when you beat me to the punch. Very interesting read. Thanks
    Jun 28 09:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Quest For Yield, Part 8: Find What Is Working [View article]
    When your covered call falls in the money why not just roll it out to a higher strike price and out a strike date or two? You may not make a lot of money on this trade but you would still have the stock and you can continue with your covered call strategy. Also, if you think the price of the underlying will fall back you may want to roll it out to a later strike date at the same strike price. If you are right about the price falling back, this trade would make you a bit more money. I would welcome positive or negative comments about this approach. Also, thanks Jeff for many great articles.
    Jun 28 05:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bulletproof Case For Going Long On Volatility [View article]
    I agree that waiting in the VXX can be costly; however by the judicious selling covered calls the loss can be lessened. If your goal is to profit from a spike in VXX share prices it appears that writing the options too close in the money can also add to loses. This results from occasionally having to roll the close in calls to higher strike prices at a significant cost. However writing the covered calls out far enough gives the ability to roll them to a higher strike price, normally at a gain, but in the instance where the share price rises the roll out to a higher strike price is at minimal loss. Thanks to the author and other contributors for a worthwhile discussion.
    May 14 05:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Debt Musings And Misconceptions [View article]
    Excellent. If only the nation had the will to take this well said advice.
    Dec 30 10:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Exelon: The Dividend Cut Is Priced In [View article]
    My only regret is that I couldn't press Like for your comment about 15 times.
    Dec 6 02:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gary Gorton's 'Misunderstanding Financial Crises' [View article]
    What I think is being said, is that a recession and a panic are not one and the same but a panic would normal result in a recession as well. Also, the mild recessions of 91 and 2001 were not accompanied by a panic: i.e. no run on banks occurred. Great article.
    Nov 27 02:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Improving Covered Call Returns By Using Covered Vertical Credit Spreads [View article]
    I enjoyed reading the article and comments as well. I plan the use your
    method in the future and look forward to reading your follow up article.
    Articles like these provide a great opportunity to learn more about option strategies.
    Nov 4 08:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Solar Panels Have In Common With Your Tablet Computer [View article]
    Another good thing about SSDs is that they work both during the day and night. Probably on cloudy days also.
    Oct 19 10:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Energy, Imagination And Politics: A Toxic Cocktail For Your Portfolio [View article]
    I am happy to have stumbled upon your excellent article. I am definitely a follower now.
    Oct 18 03:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment