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  • The Housing Market: Myth Vs. Reality  [View article]
    Stockbroker...spot-on with California's water problems and the impact that will soon be realized with the CA housing market. But please, don't move to Colorado looking for water, a more affordable home, legal weed and better quality of life. There are enough transplants here for the next decade! Housing prices and rents are just getting stupid. You have buyers bidding thousands over the sellers asking price. My understanding much if this created from out of state investments. Eventually this will all implode. Developers are very good at making a mess of things.
    Apr 12, 2015. 06:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: The Short Squeeze, Rather Than Short, Of The Decade?  [View article]
    Shorting stocks is always risky and my short positions usually don't work out in my favor. However, I've made money shorting TSLA as it's a great stock for trading. I never hold a position long here though as TSLA is over valued and once the market corrects this will be one of the stocks that is going to fall fast and hard! No position right now but finger on the trigger for some puts. A year from now the stock will be considerably lower than today's price...though probably still way over valued.
    Aug 31, 2014. 12:43 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Puma Biotechnology: Shares Overbought At Current Levels  [View article]
    Appears anyone that did buy at $61.88 per share should now be fat and happy. If you haven't sold you might want to...very soon! The article does a good job presenting facts and the author has raised his price target based on FDA approval of Neratinib. Though that target is well under the current price. The stock will probably finds it's way much closer to that target than where it sits today. While he has no position, shorting at this current level likely will be profitable over the short term.
    Jul 27, 2014. 11:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 16 Good Reasons To Be Wary Of A Market Downturn  [View article]
    Really frosty? Yes, the POTUS has influence over the markets but to imply Bush created the 2 bear markets during his run is like saying Obama is responsible for all the mass shootings during his presidency. 9-11 and the banksters created market crashes that no president could have prevented. I agree with the author, a correction is coming...and this won't be pretty. Unfortunately I don't have a crystal ball and I know this Fed is going to do all they can to keep the markets propped up. But in the end, the markets will correct. I'm preparing for that day.
    Jul 12, 2014. 10:21 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors Take Note That 2 Headwinds May Restrain Share Price Increases For Gold And Silver Miners  [View article]
    I own both physical as well as January 2015 and 2016 calls in GDX. Probably will never sell my gold or diver and I could sell my calls now at a decent profit. I just don't see the miners getting slammed. They've been way oversold for some time. The price of gold going up will only help the miners...not hurt them. There is no way I would be short miners right now.
    Jun 22, 2014. 07:43 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • On Writing About The High Stock Market Prices  [View article]
    I think this is the first time I have read one of your articles but this is not the first time I've heard the phrase "Don't Fight the Fed". Well, it has cost me as I uderestimated the power of QE and the bag of tricks. While I should have been enjoying the ride up I've bought gold when it dropped under 1300 an once, as well as made some short calls that have not always worked out. I really feel somewhat paralyzed right now as i don't trust the market. Even last week with a negative GDP report the market goes up. I have friends around my age that plan to retire in less than 10-years. They believe the market will go up forever. Or at least another 6-8 more years so they can retire comfortably.
    Jun 10, 2014. 05:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 2 Most Powerful Forces Pushing The Stock Market Higher  [View article]
    "You wonder why the market doesn't have any pullbacks- it's because the major corporations are buying on all dips and they've got plenty of firepower left."
    this is probably the best explanation I have read concerning why the market has not had a significant correction. Also, as a long time investor (with an insignificant amount invested) I always watch volume trends...and the trend has been down. Mr. Dorsch's explantion makes perfect sense. Thiis article also confirms that QE has done plenty to help the markets but little to help our economy and the average guy. Companies aren't hiring, unless you look at low paying service jobs. Most people see no benefit from stock buybacks or increased dividends. QE is a farce and eventually the you know what is going to hit the fan.
    Jun 10, 2014. 09:44 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Warren Buffett Was Right: Gold's Freefall: Look Out Below!  [View article]
    have you looked at the price of gold today? Personally I don't care what Buffett says about gold...or anything else for that matter. I've moved 25% of my investments to hard gold and silver. I'm also long on miners. Equities have performed well...thanks to the Fed. China would like to get awau for the dollar and that's just a matter of time. There is much more upside than down for gold. banks won't be keeping it down much longer.
    Jun 5, 2014. 02:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The U.S. Economy: Deep Recession Coming  [View article]
    Consumer spending up $10 in May. Let's see the trend continue through the summer months...I might then believe we are in an economic recovery.
    Jun 3, 2014. 01:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Maybe I'm Wrong - Justifying $2,000+ Gold  [View article]
    "CPI has been managed fairly well over the years to return a "manageable" level by adjusting the way it is measured to give us a return of ~ 2-3% annual"
    and right there is why many of us do not believe the CPI numbers. Much like the markets, there is manipulation that does not reflect the "real" value of inflation, equities, gold, etc.
    Jun 3, 2014. 12:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • From Russia With Love: Russian Ruble And Stocks Set To Soar  [View article]
    I hope you are correct but there are still obstacles to overcome before I will put any of my money in RSX. Putin is taking a deep breath but don't believe for a second that Russia is walking away. Russian troops have not withdrawn...nor will they IMO. What you have recommended may pay off for you and your clients but it's not without a high level of risk. Heck, with the way the market darlings keep green day after day...why not recommend to your clients to buy TSLA calls. Much less risk and probably a better reward over the next several months.
    Mar 4, 2014. 10:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons Why Apple Is Heading Lower  [View article]
    Well, I guess now SA can claim they called it right no matter which direction it goes. I see. A lot of companies right now that I can see significant downside....AAPL is not one of them. IMHO, anyone advising a client to short APPL at its current valuation should find another line of work.
    Dec 7, 2013. 12:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Would-Be Shorts: Bide Your Time, Apple's Run Will Be Over Soon Enough  [View article]
    Placing bets...is this what you do? I think that's the problem with the markets anymore and why we have unproven companies like Tesla, Twitter, etc. flying high. Apple is a well polished cash making machine. Go ahead and bet against them....just more money for me with the next short squeeze.
    Nov 29, 2013. 05:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Vale Still Is Overvalued And What The Iron Ore Market Weakness Means  [View article]
    "Dividends being meager don't work well as a strategy for a company with hugged variable labor costs going UP and iron ore prices going DOWN."
    I don't consider the dividend "meager". It's higher than many other stocks I own. Labor costs in SA are cheap and metal prices will go back up. And I disagree with your comment that supply will grow faster then demand "long term". Maybe short term, but the moning corporations are smart enough to know NOT to produce and over supply...long term.
    May 14, 2013. 02:26 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment