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  • Why We All Should Share the Cost of the Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup [View article]
    And why do you feel Transocean should be involved? They leased the rig to BP. Nothing more.
    May 10 04:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NASDAQ's '60%' Rule: Arbitrary and Suspicious [View article]
    AHA, Buzzer! Looks like a few people have been reading what's left of my mind. Of course, as you said above...

    www.marketwatch.com/st...
    May 10 04:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NASDAQ's '60%' Rule: Arbitrary and Suspicious [View article]
    THEN, if that be the case, the computers should be stopped in their re-routing. I realize that this will make unbalanced trades, but...far better than some poor Joe being stopped out on a stock which then went back up. I can also so some other even worse scenarios happening. In other words, ALL exchanges should be halted at the given dollar/percentage down.
    May 10 12:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Automated Orders Don't Provide Protection [View article]
    Amen! It's something I never use, except internally in my own worksheets. That way I have time to think over the decision. Is it the stock itself, or external events causing the drop...
    May 10 10:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why We All Should Share the Cost of the Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup [View article]
    As will, most likely many, many years from now, methane hydrate.
    May 9 07:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • NASDAQ's '60%' Rule: Arbitrary and Suspicious [View article]
    Now, my next question will show my screen name is a dichotomy! What is/are the percentage(s) now that a trading halt will be called? I'm assuming it must be at around 10%. Don't you think that's a bit high? Shouldn't it be more like 5-6%? And if not, please tell me why not. Again, I'm talking about a "breather breaker", giving humans who hopefully can think and have the knowledge and expertise in the market trading to do so, time to get hands on to the problem again, rather than just computers? Would that have stopped the slide sooner, albeit it went up again?

    As you can tell the scars of 1987 are still with me. Further, I'm not sure that I approve of the fact that the exchanges can nullify trades during only a specific time frame in the day. Perhaps the entire day should be called null and void to be more fair to retail investments who had stop-losses on and lost the stock before the time specified for nullification.

    Incidentally, that your for your comments. I enjoy reading others opinions. It makes me think even harder and sometimes I might even change my mind!
    May 9 07:13 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NASDAQ's '60%' Rule: Arbitrary and Suspicious [View article]
    True, but wouldn't the percentage rate have to be a variable, with perhaps a floor? After all, 10% of $10K is a lot less than 10% of $13K.
    Or am I missing something?
    May 9 03:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • NASDAQ's '60%' Rule: Arbitrary and Suspicious [View article]
    Why can't we go back to the ruling after 10/87 that after a 600 point drop the market stops trading? That would give people time to think, perhaps reprogram their computers, and come to their senses.
    May 9 12:34 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why We All Should Share the Cost of the Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup [View article]
    Good, balanced, view of the incident. Thank you for posting the link.
    May 8 12:52 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Senators Unaware of Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund? [View article]
    I'm beginning to believe that Menendez just wants an excuse to have his name before the public. At the time of the Montara incident, he named Sea Drill is the cause. Sea Drill only owned the rig. It was leased, AND OPERATED, by PTTEP. I wrote Menendez about this. Needless to say, I received no reply. My guess is he doesn't like to be confronted with facts.

    He also most likely doesn't want oil drilling off the New Jersey coast.
    May 7 12:31 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP’s Gulf of Mexico Disaster: Expect the Unexpected [View article]
    usr - thanks for the link to the Levin interview. That was extremely interesting and informative.
    May 6 03:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP’s Gulf of Mexico Disaster: Expect the Unexpected [View article]
    GOOD one, Mr. Altendorf. I was appalled at the article when I read it. You put perspective, and facts rather than hyperbole, to it. Now maybe some folks will get their heads where they belong!
    May 5 12:31 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP Macondo Disaster, Week Two [View article]
    Thank you for the update, Mr. Von Altendorff. I have no skin in this game, but BP was, and still is, on my watch list.
    May 3 11:20 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 80/20 Rule for Volume [View article]
    Hmmm...the 80/20 rule seems to hold somewhat true for federal income taxes, too, doesn't it...

    Bespoke, wasn't "Also Spoke Zarathrusta" the actual name of the soundtrack for Space Odyssey 2001?
    Apr 30 12:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Notes on the BP Macondo Disaster [View article]
    BigoleAl,

    Good post!. We all know we are dependent on oil, unfortunately.There will be accidents, as one poster acknowledged, in everything we do. We have not yet gotten to a point of perfection. I hardly thing that BP or Rig (anymore than PTTEP and SeaDrill in the Timor) wanted this tragedy to happen. It seems to me that they are doing all they can to ameliorate the results and as quickly as they can.

    Bad for BP's stock price, I'm sure. But look at all the other wells they have that haven't had problems.
    Apr 27 11:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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