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  • Bank Of America: Finally Some Value  [View article]
    Mr. Tremi, the parade has not yet started, my friend. It's pouring and people are afraid to go out. I believe it's oversold as panic selling continues. I believe the value is still there. Analysts today are jumping in saying a bounce back is days away. Analysts today are jumping in saying the worse is yet to come. It's hilarious how the market brainiacs are either panicking and saying sell sell sell or they are smiling and saying buy buy buy....at the same time. Everyone is trying to figure out which way the market is going to go next.

    The point is and probably my only point is my belief is that BAC has a comfort zone price of around $17.00. Maybe it's $16.00 but either way, it's around there and every time the market settles down and stops panicking, that is the number it will drift back towards every time, sooner or later. And later is not 3 years away, it's measured in months, even if that is 6 months or a little more. It's my belief. If you have stock picks that are going to realize a 50% growth over the next 6 months, well congratulations to you. Meanwhile, I'm betting BAC could be in that range.

    The best part? We don't have to wait long to see if I'm right, do we. Let's see how BAC does over the next 6 months. I'm going to go wayyy out on a limb here and bet it's not garbage.
    Feb 12, 2016. 08:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: Finally Some Value  [View article]
    Bought more today. I'm just about all in now. I feel like my favorite item keeps going on sale and I walk in and buy more and then the next day, it's a even larger sale so I cannot help myself and I buy more. The next day? Now it's BOGO and I buy even more! I'm becoming a Bank of America stock hoarder!!! It's crazy crazy low now. It was a bargain a week ago. Now it's crazy fire-sale prices. I cannot resist! Someone stop me!
    Feb 11, 2016. 10:23 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: The Worst Is Over  [View article]
    Been buying what I can this past two weeks. I've said it before, this opportunity will not last. When Bank of America is able to increase their dividend amount this stock will start to really move but I'd be betting it's crawled back to that $17-$18 range before that happens (and the dividend increase will propel it up from there) and some folks will be kicking themselves for not getting it in early 2016 when it was in the mid 13's. Now we wait and see.
    Feb 2, 2016. 12:56 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: OK, This Is Just Stupid  [View article]
    I still believe this bank will turn around yet again. Just look at its stock price chart in a three year view. See a trend? See how it's hit 17.50 - 18.00ish at least once per year? How many times did we sit there when it hit those 3 year highs did we think "Damn, I wish I had bought when I had the opportunity to when it was around $13 or even $15"? I know I sure did. I felt like I'd missed an obvious opportunity.

    Meanwhile, even though Oil and China are driving the entire market down currently, BAC is taking it's usual larger-than-the-rest beating when the market falters. It's down around $13 (or lower). I'm not missing this chance yet again so I've been loading up as much as I can. BAC financial numbers continue to improve and I believe (and am betting on), it will yet again rise to at least those $17.50+ share prices.

    I'm no high-level stock analyst but this seems pretty clear to me to be the best opportunity on this stock since 2013 to get back in and not miss another opportunity.

    Simple thinking? Sure. I guess we will see.
    Jan 26, 2016. 09:30 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Davos: Black Swan Lake?  [View article]
    I realize I'm not the smartest guy in the world but I have to admit I stop reading when I have to keep googling words in an article more than once a minute.

    However, I AM going to be like that blonde guy in the bar scene from Good Will Hunting and use a phrase I don't really know all that much about in some conversation later to impress people: "As the inevitable end of a self reinforcing cycle turns into a systemic temporal liquidity trap"
    Jan 22, 2016. 10:20 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank of America declares $0.05 dividend  [View news story]
    Disappointing.
    Jan 21, 2016. 10:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is This The Time To Double Down On Bank Of America?  [View article]
    preppy1983, you have 350,000 shares of BAC? Not that I don't believe that every one of us here on Seeking Alpha are not huge investors but still........... On the other hand, at one point last week you had lost over $1,000,000 in potential in your BAC holding. I bet that was not fun.
    Jan 11, 2016. 04:10 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Polaroid sues GoPro over Hero4 Session; shares lower  [View news story]
    Well, they sure do look amazingly alike. Smart move by Polaroid: they just seem to keep being able to get one more gasp of air. Of course this could be in the courts for years including appeals.
    Nov 3, 2015. 12:12 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Security And Services Are Not Enough  [View article]
    I agree with Frank. Picked up the Passport at the beginning of the year and have been very happy with it. My girlfriend ended up getting one too. I text with my kids and I BBM with her. Love the large screen for viewing websites and photos and yeah, I really have used it to read Word docs, PDFs and the odd spreadsheet when I'm on the move. And the Blackberry Hub and the intelligent Priority Hub with all the traffic from emails, text messages, BBM's, voicemails, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram (via IGrann), etc, all going to one place and easy to control? LOVE it!!!!
    May 21, 2015. 09:10 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Chen: Guidance Increasingly At Odds With Reality  [View article]
    Well, the two adults in our family bought Blackberry Passports as soon as they became available and could not be happier. Love the keyboard: did it take a little getting used to with it's three rows? Absolutely, but nothing compared to trying to get used to trying to type fast/accurate on my three years I ventured into with an iPhone. The apps available now through the Amazon Apps store? Love it. The Hub? Super-useful! The ability to move the cursor or screen scrolling by passing your thumb across the keyboard instead of having to move up to the touchscreen? Yeah, faster than i ever could with my iPhone.

    We were flying on business yesterday and both of us were typing away (quickly/accurately) on our BB's before takeoff and there was another guy with a BB Classic typing away on his keyboard just two rows up from us. Good to be back.

    When I walk into a meeting and put my BB Passport on the table, it always sparks interest and conversation. Often I get into "comparing features". I always smile when I hear the "But mine supports iTunes". My answer to that? "Whoopie-poo, mine has music too. Wanna compare powerpoint presentations, word documents or spreadsheets? Let's start the meeting..."

    I don't even own any BB stock right now. I just thought a little feedback from an actual current BB user would give some reality instead of people giving opinions from afar on devices they don't even use.
    Mar 27, 2015. 03:11 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Q2: Can John Chen Defy Gravity Again?  [View article]
    I'll be buying one soon. I'm so tired of typing the iPhone touch screen and miss the ability to type accurately and fast as I used to on my old Blackberry. Autocorrect mistakes may be funny to watch on "Ellen". They are less funny in business. I also cannot wait to use the internet on the larger screen and see more info at once. So yeah, I'll give it a try. Everyone and their kid and their dog have an iPhone, it's not even cool anymore. I'll be different.
    Sep 24, 2014. 02:25 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Neostem (NBS -15.3%) trades sharply lower on the session. Perhaps weighing on the shares is a paper by Stanford's Dr. Irving Weissman and others which questions the existence of pluripotent VSELs in mice.  [View news story]
    Never heard of the guy but he's lowering the value of my portfolio and pissing me off....
    Jul 24, 2013. 01:43 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Does This Reverse Split Mean For NeoStem Shareholders?  [View article]
    In more at .53, late in the day. PPS may drop a little more on Monday but being a longer term investor, it's an opportunity to buy in to a company that's the same company with the same future potential it was yesterday but today, it's a better because people panic in emotional ways sometimes. I guess we'll see.......
    Jul 12, 2013. 04:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on BlackBerry (BBRY) FQ1 earnings: The stock's off 16% premarket after the big miss on both lines. Smartphone shipments of 6.8M were up 13% sequentially, but fell far short of consensus of 7.5M. "The smartphone market remains highly competitive, making it difficult to estimate units, revenue, and levels of profitability." (PR[View news story]
    I've put this on another BB article but this one is more exciting to follow: Here's my comments:

    Well, they've also announced no BB10 OS upgrade for Playbook after all. Since Christmas I have shown off my Playbook, shown how fast it is, how cool it is and how well it works. If only it had Skype support. But those crafty Skype guys? They knew where to spend their money and it's not on the false promises of BlackBerry and Thorsten Heins.

    I've been a Blackberry fan for years and years. I used it at work, I used it at home and my teams in the office used them. Then, switching jobs, and watching BB stumble badly, I succumbed to the peer pressure and got an iPhone. And you know what? I really, really, really do NOT like it. I so miss the tactile keyboard of my beloved Blackberry. As the news came out of the Z10 and Q10, I started telling everyone I know and work with I was going to get the Q10 as soon as my 2/3 point of my current contract for the iPhone was hit (so I could get some kind of rebate). Then I bought Blackberry tablets for everyone in my family for Christmas. They were firesale cheap and I liked them. As I used mine, I quickly loved it. I did miss that it was not super-flush with available apps and I really wished it had Skype for work but I dreamed that if BlackBerry kept their word to me, then I'd eventually get the OS 10 version upgrade and surely Skype would soon be available. I would then get my Q10 and all would be right with the world again. I told everyone. I spread the word, I kept the faith.

    And now what? SLAP! Right in the face. Blackberry says to me thanks for being loyal (mostly), thanks for helping us, thanks for buying a bunch of our playbooks and trying to get them into the office/business world while we work on getting Skype for you and make that Playbook super-useful to our business clients: the bread and butter of our company. NOT.

    Bye bye BlackBerry. I don't consider that to be much of a business practice or a level of trust I'd expect. You've pissed me off to the point I cannot come back now, and I was one of the legions of the business folks you once prospered with. I suspect, I strongly suspect, I am not alone today.

    Good-bye and just in case you missed it somehow, this is NOT an amicable breakup. This is an ugly breakup.
    Jun 28, 2013. 02:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's CEO Discusses F1Q14 Results - Earnings Call Transcript  [View article]
    Well, they've also announced no BB10 OS upgrade for Playbook after all. Since Christmas I have shown off my Playbook, shown how fast it is, how cool it is and how well it works. If only it had Skype support. But those crafty Skype guys? They knew where to spend their money and it's not on the false promises of BlackBerry and Thorsten Heins.

    I've been a Blackberry fan for years and years. I used it at work, I used it at home and my teams in the office used them. Then, switching jobs, and watching BB stumble badly, I succumbed to the peer pressure and got an iPhone. And you know what? I really, really, really do NOT like it. I so miss the tactile keyboard of my beloved Blackberry. As the news came out of the Z10 and Q10, I started telling everyone I know and work with I was going to get the Q10 as soon as my 2/3 point of my current contract for the iPhone was hit (so I could get some kind of rebate). Then I bought Blackberry tablets for everyone in my family for Christmas. They were firesale cheap and I liked them. As I used mine, I quickly loved it. I did miss that it was not super-flush with available apps and I really wished it had Skype for work but I dreamed that if BlackBerry kept their word to me, then I'd eventually get the OS 10 version upgrade and surely Skype would soon be available. I would then get my Q10 and all would be right with the world again. I told everyone. I spread the word, I kept the faith.

    And now what? SLAP! Right in the face. Blackberry says to me thanks for being loyal (mostly), thanks for helping us, thanks for buying a bunch of our playbooks and trying to get them into the office/business world while we work on getting Skype for you and make that Playbook super-useful to our business clients: the bread and butter of our company. NOT.

    Bye bye BlackBerry. I don't consider that to be much of a business practice or a level of trust I'd expect. You've pissed me off to the point I cannot come back now, and I was one of the legions of the business folks you once prospered with. I suspect, I strongly suspect, I am not alone today.

    Good-bye and just in case you missed it somehow, this is NOT an amicable breakup. This is an ugly breakup.
    Jun 28, 2013. 01:45 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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