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  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 114 !!! [View instapost]
    I think its hilarious.
    Mar 28, 2015. 07:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Markets Prepare For Yellen Speech [View article]
    Well said, Ducati. Together we stand.
    Mar 28, 2015. 03:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments!! Chapter 112......  [View instapost]
    Hmmm...so how do you know if you are getting "the IPO price"? I know there are brokers who offer a piece of the action to small investors. I think maybe its sort of like an election, you need the big investors but you need some large numbers of voters too even if they buy small lots. I heard mention recently on the boards reference to "Odd Lots" by one of our Sr. Contributors and wonder if that is what is meant. So much I don't know about IPO. Any insight appreciated OW.
    Mar 28, 2015. 01:00 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments!! Chapter 112......  [View instapost]
    Crademan- or is that a Crade Woman I'm looking at?

    Did you by BABA as part of the IPO, or after the pop to 99? Inquiring minds want to know.

    My understanding, which is very sketchy, is that the folks who got in on the ground floor got in at the intro price and then when it popped had the opportunity to capture some serious profits after it went on the general exchange, and after the initial excitement diminished the price has gravitated lower.
    Mar 27, 2015. 02:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My Confessions As A Gambler And Why You're Likely One Too [View article]
    Classic. Thanks Tom, that's what keep us coming back for more!
    Mar 27, 2015. 12:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 114 !!! [View instapost]
    Crade,

    I've had similar problems on and off since they upgraded the platform. I've managed to recover after a few log offs and log ons. I think maybe they are still ironing out some bugs in the system, hopefully growing pains especially in rapidly changing markets.
    Mar 26, 2015. 10:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 114 !!! [View instapost]
    Yup, the best offense is a good defense.

    On Offense and Defense:

    an unpublished essay by an anonymous Youth Soccer Coach. Oct 23, 2009.

    The Aggressor has certain advantages that come from his position. The decision to attack is his. Thus, he knows when hostilities will begin. The Defender cannot have this certainty. Every moment can be the moment of the attack. To heighten the effects of his blow, the Attacker strives for Surprise in as many elements of his Strategy as possible.

    One of the problems of Defense is to prevent being the surprised. This increases his need to predict the intent of the enemy and to be constantly ready.

    While Offense can plan a surprise for the defender, if the defender cannot counter in time, he must act on the basis of this.

    Offense can manipulate his strategy to produce opportunities, that can be used to the advantage.

    The Defender must protect against this to avoid advances that can lead to a decisive advantage.

    Defensive has advantages provided that he does not passively wait for the blow.

    He can gain and maintain superiority to prevent the aggressor from finding the moment for the attack.

    The defender can plan and execute his own surprises against the would-be aggressor.

    The combination of initiative and surprise on the part of the defensive strategist produces the creative uncertainty that negates the advantages of the attacker.

    A Strategic Offensive and Tactical Defensive is often the superior position.

    It is axiomatic that the Objectives of the attacker and defender are asymmetric.

    Thus, the initiatives they take and the advances they make need not and probably should not be of the same kind.

    They should be chosen for their potential ability to reach the objectives of the strategy."

    http://bit.ly/1E5BW4T
    Mar 26, 2015. 02:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 114 !!! [View instapost]
    http://bit.ly/1FWcjmj
    Mar 26, 2015. 01:02 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 114 !!! [View instapost]
    Yeah IT's hard to get a hold of right now and rumors of a big meeting called down at Federal Reserve, something about a pending delivery. There are things to pick up at the dry cleaners and such so its been a real busy week down there in preparation for the big event. (@19:20 for details)

    http://bit.ly/19mwvRl
    Mar 25, 2015. 11:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 114 !!! [View instapost]
    OAG, I believe we have found ground upon which there are good prospects for General Agreement.

    I am sure you are familiar with the rationale behind and successes of the Marshall Plan.

    I am not sure that Greece should be awarded a full star at this juncture, but a motion to be brought once again under the preexisting umbrella by peaceful means and by mutual agreement should certainly be entertained, if that should be the will of the people there.

    http://bit.ly/1FFVUDV
    Mar 25, 2015. 10:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha Readers Forum [View instapost]
    "What would you want to see on the new Premium Service?"

    For me, I often share information and views anonymously with the entire SA community via comments.

    There are occasions when I wish to share this information with friends or associates by directing them to the site.

    However, I have discovered, after directing them to search my identity via the SA search engine, that I cannot be directly located.

    I would like very much to have a straightforward way to introduce folks with whom I would like to share SA starting with my own identity on the site.

    At this time, I can easily broadcast globally to folks I do not directly know, while at the same time am unable to, in a convenient, user friendly fashion, connect directly with my own hand picked target audience.

    Thanks Eli for all you and the entire SA community do to promote intelligent investment decisions via productive dialogue. You're the best!
    Mar 25, 2015. 10:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Lumber Liquidators Is Evil [View article]
    DC

    Is it GNT yet?

    http://bit.ly/1FFwRkq
    Mar 25, 2015. 09:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Kraft, Heinz Announce Mega Merger [View article]
    BG -So what exactly is the actual intent of the "new" policy exactly, speak loudly and eat more tofu, or is there some more sentient message here that needs to be expanded upon??

    http://bit.ly/1NfvAzF
    Mar 25, 2015. 09:03 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 114 !!! [View instapost]
    Help the global economy, eat more Risotto.

    http://bit.ly/1CNzkqU
    Mar 25, 2015. 12:17 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China Growth Worries Surface Again [View article]
    When the US sells more bonds, interest rates go down.

    When interest rates go down, bonds prices go up.

    When bond prices go up, the USD goes up.

    That's why Americans love to borrow money.

    Send more money.
    Mar 24, 2015. 04:42 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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