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  • Molycorp's Shorts Are Getting Cooked [View article]
    SE, you were spot on with your call for Moly's decline, but how could you not cover when the stock hit $0.28, after losing 40% in two days? Do you really have to ride it to bankruptcy? Even if it's headed there, this 'bounce' was an opportunity for you to reposition.

    You have also completely ignored everyone who has pointed out that REE prices are now on the rise and that the wild increases are across the whole sector.
    Feb 17, 2015. 05:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Rail Traffic Remains Consistent With Sluggish Economy [View article]
    Thanks for the info! I've made a small fortune investing on the insights of random SA comments claiming to be from people on the inside. Unfortunately, I started with a large fortune.
    May 25, 2013. 04:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Great American Gun Bubble - Part II [View article]
    "These are not ideologically oriented articles."

    You expressed in a comment that paying taxes to hire police to defend yourself and property is a form of taking personal responsibility. Also that this specialization of labor is the cornerstone of civilization.

    This is pretty ideologically charged and fairly insulting to those who disagree with the first point.
    Feb 26, 2013. 04:17 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Great American Gun Bubble - Part II [View article]
    Here's a gem that I came across today:

    NYT: Firearms Bubble May Be Bursting

    Published: October 22, 2009 (!)
    Feb 26, 2013. 04:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Great American Gun Bubble [View article]
    The increase in demand for firearms was mostly a response to the new legislation proposed, not merely the re-election of Obama. You are conflating a "gun bubble" and a "gun stock bubble", using the phrases interchangeably throughout the article. The move in stocks came well before the election. With Smith & Wesson in particular, the jump appears to be largely the result of new management and dumping some non-firearm divisions ($2 to $11 price range, currently $9.) Many investors are fearful that some arms will be banned and this will impact the profitability of these manufacturers. Frankly, I think you have identified a price bubble (the cost of actual firearms) and are extrapolating inappropriately. You demonstrate very little understanding of the industry and the political climate and should refrain from offering trading advice on it.
    Feb 26, 2013. 03:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Visualizing Global Inflation Rates [View article]
    Cullen, I don't agree with a lot of your philosophies, or MMT, but I've always respected your opinions. I do concur that DEflation is a currently the primary concern. That said, if you think the CPI bears any resemblance to the real level of inflation experienced by the American consumer, I might as well stop following you.
    Feb 23, 2013. 12:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons The Fed Should Hold Off On QE3 This Week [View article]
    We all knew he would do it. We just didn't think he would do it yet...
    Sep 22, 2012. 01:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Disturbing Look Inside The Mind Of Ben Bernanke [View article]
    Consumers, not citizens. Feeling wealthier, not being wealthier. Spending (ie amassing more debt), not saving. You have to give the man credit; his idea of reflating the housing bubble might be lame, but he wears his heart on his sleeve, and he only lies about the truths that would unleash absolute panic.
    Sep 22, 2012. 01:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bill Gross's Remarkable Comments About Gold [View article]
    11 years of gains equaling a seven fold increase. Too bad it doesn't fit into your definition of "investing", you could have made some money.
    Sep 14, 2012. 01:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The weak NFP print increases the likelihood the Fed will launch fresh stimulus at its policy meeting next week, writes Jon Hilsenrath. Bernanke made clear (again) his concerns over the labor market in his Jackson Hole speech, leaving the suggestion he's itching to take action. Today's report, combined with ISM in contraction territory, may give him the opening. [View news story]
    Not this week anyway.
    Sep 11, 2012. 03:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Groupon Headed To Zero [View article]
    IPO launched at $25, down to $4.15. NOW you want to start warning people that bankruptcy in imminent? Way to go, Capt. Hindsight. Watch out folks, the plethora of late-to-the-game critics piling on with negative Groupon articles may mark a bottom.
    Sep 2, 2012. 08:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Learning From Groupon's Plunging Stock Price [View article]
    Groupon has been pumped and Groupon has been dumped. The extraordinary rate of growth was the hook for retail investors participating in the IPO. The leadership of the company made many, many mistakes, some bordering on fraud. Groupon's business model may not be sustainable and it very well may go bankrupt. All that said, this author is absolutely clueless about this business model, comparing it to coupons in sales circulars. This is his first and only article on the company, if he was so certain it would be a text book flop, he might have clued us all in earlier. Here is my own analysis: you should have bought stocks like Amazon and Apple because they went up, while avoiding Groupon, because it has *declined* in value.
    Aug 29, 2012. 12:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ring The Register On These Olympic Games [View article]
    "Since 1950, the S&P 500's worth month on average has been September " Typo? (Worst month).
    Aug 10, 2012. 06:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Anniversary Of The S&P Downgrade - Have We Learned Anything? [View article]
    Right, which is why countries like China and India, with the largest labor pool, are the most prosperous.

    The world's population can all make a living just passing money around.

    Regardless, I could do without your "Lot to learn" comment and your 'I used to be uneducated like you' lecturing. Pompous rhetoric.
    Aug 9, 2012. 03:15 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Anniversary Of The S&P Downgrade - Have We Learned Anything? [View article]
    "So there's never a concern about auctions failing in the USA. "

    Given the imbalances in trade, our lopsided service economy, the over-extension of our military and the rampant fraud and lawlessness in the financial markets, I wouldn't make such blanket statements.

    The Fed is doing everything in it's power to prove you correct, but all bets are off in a crisis.
    Aug 7, 2012. 11:47 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment