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  • Insiders Are Selling Facebook, And So Should You [View article]
    Facebook is a speculative stock; If I bought a bunch of it at the high I would sell much of it now (as some seem to be doing) but if I bought it at the low I might only sell some or half and hang on to the rest to see where the ride might take me.
    Jan 24, 2013. 03:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook (FB) is reiterated a Buy at JPMorgan, which increases its price target to $35 from $29. Shares +3.1% premarket. [View news story]
    The question, in my view, is; will facbook be around in ten years? When I logged in to make this comment I was offered to log in using facbook, and that is the case with just about everywhere I log in onto a website. In my age group, 60+, there are lots of critics of facebook of socializing on line of chatting and such but of those critics I know personally they all use facebook to keep connected with their families foremost; business associates second and friends a close third. When the IPO came out I could see the hype. The valuation was skewed to the up side. But does that make the company a lemon? I was not sure it would survive below $18 but it did. With all its faults lots of people are using it. The CEO is young smart and proven to be ... well, a shark like it or not that is a good trait in a CEO. The company stays ahead of the competition with innovation and fast passed change. Whatever happened to myspace? It is still around but I rarely see it. I see facbook as a speculative stock and should be handled as such but I also think it has far reaching potential. I got in way below the IPO price and will hang with it for a couple of years to see where it goes. As for using it, I gave up chatting online for fun way back in the early days of undernet, but facebook allows me to seamlessly stay in contact with family friends and organizations of my choosing, set up meetings; dinner parties, and events communicate with business associates all from home or on the road. I can also let all or some see the images and videos of my travels my work and my life. That is a far cry from the old Internet Relay Chat. It is generating revenue, maybe not ad revenue as of yet, but something is going on there that has the attention of over a billion subscribers.
    Jan 2, 2013. 10:15 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Windstream (WIN) -3% after receiving a downgrade to Underweight from Piper; the firm is cutting its PT to $6.50 from $8. The wireline carrier, which plunged 3 weeks ago following a disappointing Q3 report, is now very close to its 52-week low. Goldman downgraded Windstream on Nov. 16. [View news story]
    What a bummer; Windstream was my spec stock of 2012. I still think it has some potential but I am not going to ride it down. I may get on it again if it has a few good quarters in a row.
    Nov 28, 2012. 08:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The guessing game for how much in the way of capital returns regulators will allow the banks begins, and Bernstein ups its expectations for Bank of America (BAC) to a quarterly rate of $0.025 ($0.01 now) and JPMorgan (JPM) to $0.35 ($0.30 now). Bernstein also expects BofA to get approval for a $3B share buyback, and JPMorgan $8B. [View news story]
    Yes yes yes BAC is going to go up, and so are plenty of other banks. They have been down so low for so long there is no other place to go. Well I guess some could go belly up.
    Every balanced portfolio needs a financial and there are plenty to chose from, locals regionals and internationals. Some are good some are bad and lots are mediocre. I have a hard time with bank's financial documents I often get a funny feeling that something is being cooked so I go by the p/e rate the growth rate; who's running the company and if they have a dividend that is stable or going to grow.
    Nov 13, 2012. 02:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget the low end of JPMorgan's (JPM) assertion of $0-$6B in possible losses from the FHFA lawsuit over $33B in MBS, writes Alison Frankel. A judge's Monday decision allowing the suit (and a similar one against Merrill Lynch) to go forward blew up nearly every argument made by the banks, including the key one that Frannie - being so sophisticated with MBS - should have known better. The banks don't want this is front of a jury. Look for a settlement before the summer 2014 trial date. [View news story]
    JPM with it's 19B in after taxes profit will withstand the lawsuit, that I believe will be settled, even if it goes to a jury the trial will dag out for a long time with appeals and such, giving JPM time to raise the money to pay it without much impact. If JPM stock goes down I will buy more and hold for a time when it goes back up, and the evidence is there that it will go back up.
    Nov 11, 2012. 06:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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