Cramer raved about BGS for years--before Green Giant. Green Giant is such a great brand. BGS is a golden goose. Love those little golden eggs.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Many people don't understand that those tax "loopholes" are attempts to get corporations to DO something the government wants; similar to the tax breaks on cars many people took advantage of following 2009 and the tax breaks people are still getting on Tesla's.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
I read a report on a study that showed the tax inversion companies are doing better financially than those left in the U.S. Until the U.S. starts supporting our corporations and businesses and stops being hostile to them, I am buying shares in tax inversion companies. Those companies are doing the right thing for their shareholders.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
This is the problem with throwing money at problems instead of doing the hard work of analyzing and tightening all decisions and practices. Government just isn't very good at doing things. We need the government to handle the military for obvious reasons. Other than that, there is very little that benefits the country by having government involved. The Post Office compared to Fedex and UPS is a clichéd example, but Social Security (where the Trust Fund was raided under Clinton) and Medicare, which is one and one half years behind in simply posting received information (can you imagine Fidelity telling you information 1-1/2 years old is not online yet,) would be handled with such superior results by the private sector.
The Canadians did something akin to what President Bush wanted with their Social Security and it is IN THE BLACK. There are no fears or warnings that Canadian Social Security is running out of money.
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You will find that you mainly buy high and sell low if you follow Jim Cramer#$%$ and pans.
Cramer loves stocks that are going up and he hates stocks that are going down. That is a recipe for losing money.
When Cramer's wife left his hedge fund, he lost his edge. Google how long it took for him to quit.
Just checked and late today you have to pay 109.20 to buy the October 2020 8.625% coupon Linn Energy Bonds.
Even the bond people were temporarily unnerved by the initial media-coordinated short attack some months prior to the Berry merger. I lucked out and bought 2020's nearly at par, but that didn't last long. Bond market figured out the shorts were liars and up went the price.
I never sell a stock that is under a short attack without first checking the bond market. The bond market is gigantic compared to the stock market--and bond people know their facts and figures.
Just caught the Bloomberg interview with Lutnick. Every time I listen to Howard's ideas, I want to buy more BGCP. Cantor and BGC sell their clients good stuff. They didn't jam subprime down client's throats, for example. I think Howard said real estate group increased revenues 23% and profits were up over 30%. The move into real estate just looks better and better.
Barron's has discredited themselves by participating in Hedgeye's coordinated short attack on Line (and in other instances as well.) When you can't be sure whether Barron's has an agenda behind it's articles and you can't depend upon decent journalism out of Barron's--to me, there is no point in following Barron's. I haven't for a long time. One day Barron's will realize the damage to their brand, but it may be too late.
Besides the REIT sector slide, HCN is ex-dividend and experienced tax loss selling. HCN has a $15 Billion market cap. I'm looking to nibble here. If it goes below 52, I'll be more interested.
You are overestimating the rapidity of tapering. That was Bernanke's original idea, not the one being implemented. Many expect only $10 Billion every two or more months from Yellen. And it doesn't even start until January. Additionally, 1.3 MILLION people lose their unemployment benefits next week. They won't all be added to the welfare rolls. Many of them will look for work. It's a big variable. As the world economy recovers, SQM will benefit. I'm buying here. Watch what happens in January for SQM.
Some investors may think LNCO gets Berry when in fact Berry will be passed to LINE.
Ronharv, that violates wash sale rules. Read what the IRS says about buying a similar stock to the one you sell. Not saying IRS will catch it, but you are facing penalties and interest at the minimum if they do. You are dead wrong in an audit. That is a longstanding IRS rule.
Look at the chart for the last couple of years. Good chance it jumps mid to late January. Will depend upon debt ceiling process just how long before we see good upside.