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  • Mining Stocks To Avoid [View article]
    Wow, what a great response. Thank you for the time you took in crafting it. I really enjoyed it.
    Mar 23 01:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: Time To Take The Plunge? [View article]
    I believe Smurf meant that cowardice and bravery have nothing to do with either intelligence or information (not counting inside information, of course).

    When people panic, they sell, and that is when the brave buy.

    And most of these stock experts hiding behind their 3 computer screens panic sell along with everyone else.
    Jan 28 08:18 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 High-Profit Oil And Gas Stocks Predicted For Strong Growth [View article] likes a lot of Canadian companies, mostly miners They publish a free newsletter every Friday and, unlike almost everyone else, they leave them up. They don't share their picks unless you subscribe, but the free essay is very good--I invite you to read "Real Estate Bubble Part 1," which explained the RE bubble and why it would burst--and look at the date it was posted!

    I have been reading them for years and have no connection to them, but I've made a number of buys from their subscription newsletter.

    FYI, IB is the only place I know of where you can hold your stocks in foreign currency. I am no expert in this but I've looked into it, so you might want to contact them. I highly recommend seeking professional advice before setting up such an account, though, as foreign currencies mixed with stock picking requires real expertise.

    Best of luck.
    Oct 23 04:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China Nutrifruit: A Promising Company That Has Not Yet Been Discovered [View article]
    Any comment on recent events? More broadly, what do you think the impact of this catastrophe will be on China stocks, particularly micros? Thank you.
    Jul 4 08:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Renewables Overtake Nuclear: How to Play the Switch [View article]
    China has 14 reactors and 27 under construction, and no protestors. We have the luxury of saying no nukes because we have so much coal and natural gas. Like it or not, the world is going nuclear big-time. In 50 years, the view of the Earth from space at night will look nothing like it does now. South Africa is the only country in Africa operating nuclear power plants. How long do you think that's going to last? Iran's will be done (though Israel might have a different view) soon, and other countries will follow suit. FYI:
    Aug 14 01:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Renewables Overtake Nuclear: How to Play the Switch [View article]
    The rest of the world is going nuclear in a big way, and I doubt that even German resolve will last. And what is Japan going to do to generate power? The US, Russia, Canada, et al have large amounts of fuel to power their industrialized societies, but not everyone does.

    Here is an IAEA article for you:
    Aug 14 12:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Renewables Overtake Nuclear: How to Play the Switch [View article]
    Hi David,

    Thanks for a good article, although you might have added " the US" to the title. This is really important, since the US has hated and feared nuclear since Three Mile Island (even despite this, there was serious talk of new reactors during the Bush administration).

    Although I hope renewable energy production continues both to become cheaper and to increase (not exactly the same thing), as investors, I think we should always be looking at what's going on in the world, as I'm sure you'd agree, and how we can best position ourselves for it.

    And the world is investing heavily in nuclear. I'm sure you're familiar with these numbers, but perhaps some of your readers are not:

    So, given the fact that uranium stocks were crushed after the tsunami damage in Japan, and given how many reactors worldwide are either in production or planned for production, why, specifically, is renewable a smarter place for us to put our money than nuclear?

    Thank you.

    Aug 11 08:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Emerging Markets Are Underrepresented in Global Investors' Portfolios [View article]
    If you'd said you were simply correcting a spelling mistake, you would have obviated the need for my reply. If you'd read your quote from the article, listing incorrectly-spelled "Columbia" as a country, and then your comment, that "Columbia is many things but not a country"--seriously, how is someone supposed to take this comment?

    I'm glad that you clarified things, though.

    Hope to see you at the World Cup in Brazil next year!
    Aug 4 01:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • As Zillow IPOs, Remember: Bubble 2.0 Is for Active Traders Only [View article]
    Good article. I wish you'd gone into more detail about the 2.0 bubble, though, and that you'd stayed on gold awhile longer. I certainly don't doubt 2.0, but there seem to be quite a few tech stocks that are fairly valued right now--Intel and Apple, for example. What makes you think mining stocks will outperform GLD? They have had trouble keeping up, much to the dismay of gold mining fans, myself included. I shifted to uranium after it tanked, in fact, seeing (correctly, I hope) more value there for the time being, and huge growth potential.

    Thanks again for a thoughtful piece. It was the first one of your articles I've read, and I look forward to seeing more.
    Jul 19 11:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Stocks That Posted Huge Gains Last Week and Why [View article]
    Thanks, Alex! Some very interesting stocks. Now, if you can figure out a way to get this info a day sooner, you will be a very rich young man indeed...
    Jul 14 12:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 Undervalued Tech Stocks on a Rally [View article]
    Thanks for the info, but I'm wondering why anyone should be buying stocks that are "underperforming their industry" in key areas. If people want tech, what's wrong with AAPL (et al)? Underperforming, as you know, doesn't make something a value.

    That doesn't mean these are bad stocks. Many analysts have buy ratings on them. But, what's so special about *these* stocks?

    BTW, LB has had an issue with the SEC recently, which anyone considering investing in LB should look into, even though it looks like it's been settled.
    Jul 8 03:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fallen Angels: Stocks Insiders Are Buying Cheap [View article]
    Agreed. Although this stock looks great (I started a position when it crashed, since I tend to buy on panic selling), until the accounting situation is resolved in China, I would be very cautious about buying.
    Jun 21 10:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New York City Home Prices Are Headed for Collapse [View article]
    "This is nothing that a good bottle of Jack Daniels can't solve."

    LOL! We really need a Great Quotes section here.
    Jun 3 02:05 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New York City Home Prices Are Headed for Collapse [View article]
    Great question. I've been wondering the same thing. In my city, they're about to *raise* RE taxes, lol. Rhode Island would be a Third World country on its own, but that's a topic for another day.
    Jun 3 01:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ValidSoft Is Positioned to Lead Global Fraud Prevention [View article]
    Thanks--will do.

    Again, though, hearing from the company that they are great, even if they have documentation to back it up, is still suspect. Their ROE is -523.82%. It's hard to get excited over that, even with the wicked forward PE and earnings estimates. I know their *story* is great--but do you have any hard external data to go on? It sure doesn't look like their Brazil deal is a guaranteed money-maker.

    They've been around for some time. It seems to me that they should be making money, and that more insiders should be buying stock. I just can't see buying this outside of a pure speculative play. As a lifetime reader of Science Fiction, I appreciate where the ValidSoft technology could take us, but *will* it?
    Jun 3 12:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment