"I'm conservative and wealth is not important to me, so you are wrong. "
If you say so. 8-)
I guess you are one of the very few conservative who does not value wealth. That is a very rare.
"Working hard IS important to me, ... "
Why? Just for working "hard" or for the great satisfaction of getting your "paycheck"?
"....but not most of you Liberals."
You are certainly welcome to your opinion. It might even be true in some cases.
Name calling is the last refuge of one who has exhausted all reasonable responses and it is based in extreme frustration.
"Just bad mouthing the Dems is not a great accomplishment. "
It really depends on how you "measure accomplishments". The conservative measure of "accomplishment" is by the wealth they amass.
Being a Generally Outraged Politician pays handsomely and shows that America is the land of opportunity where ANYONE can succeed.
Hannity net worth $60 million. High school graduate.
Glenn Beck net worth $90 million. High school graduate.
Rush Limbaugh net worth $400 million. High school graduate.
"that's it...after 6+ years keep blaming the past."
Just giving credit where credit is due. That credit will last forever .... even beyond 6 years. I also credit the truth in your statement that the national debt is up during those dates ....assuming your numbers are correct.
30% -- ongoing expenses from the George W. Bush initiated war in Iraq**
30% -- ongoing expenses from the George W. Bush initiated war in Afghanistan**
30% -- reduced tax revenues due to the 2008 George W. Bush sponsored financial collapse
**Expenses for long term care of the wounded and distressed military will be an ongoing expense for decades.
"That helps explain why the U.S. government has lost its triple-A credit rating for the first time in history."
Standard & Poor's has a different "main" reason .... political brinksmanship.
S&P downgrades U.S. credit rating for first time
"Lowering the nation’s rating to one notch below AAA, the credit rating company said “political brinkmanship” in the debate over the debt had made the U.S. government’s ability to manage its finances “less stable, less effective and less predictable.”"
"FYI, this Intel powered SoC is likely to have an ARM CPU and made at TSMC."
Possibly, but if VRZONE is correct, then (if they use SoFIA), it should have an x86 CPU and quickly migrated to 14nm which means not TSMC .... at least that is how it appears.
Intel talks new strategy and expands Atom roadmap with SoFIA and Broxton
Posted on Nov 22nd, 2013
by Sam Reynolds
"SoFIA will come integrated with a 3G baseband when it initially ships. In 2015 this will be upgraded to LTE.
Though initially Intel planned to use ARM technology for SoFIA, Intel confirmed Thursday that it will be based on x86.
Both Broxton and SoFIA will be manufactured on the 14-nanometer process and will be 64-bit."
thanks .... same2u.
I have some AAPL and watch it .... it looks like someone fat-fingered a large order this AM and AAPL dropped from $119 to $111 in seconds and took out a ton of stop loss orders. Rumor is pointing to Vanguard. An AAPL move like that tugs down the whole market.
Payment was due today, so you should see it in your account sometime before midnight. Some brokerages are faster than others. I have Schwab and they are not the fastest in journaling the funds to accounts. If it is not in your account by tomorrow AM, then call about it.
"Evolution apparently missed you and left you without a brain."
Most people who disparage the President this way don't even believe in "evolution". Seems like you read the wrong text books or went to the wrong school. 8-)
If you go outside the conservative "echo chamber", you will find that more people are playing with a full deck than you ever imagined .... across the complete emotional spectrum.
The Wikipedia article on the " Historical rankings of Presidents " is unchallenged and therefore accepted as accurate by all groups (liberal and conservative). If anyone thought the article inaccurate, they would challenge it. The ranking analysis is conducted by historians and political scientists regularly over the last 65 years. Their initial rankings have proven consistent over the long term (longer than a week, month, year, ...). Also, the "best" and "worst" Presidents of both the "conservative" and "liberal" raters match nicely ..... there is not much dispute about contributions.
President Obama currently ranks in the 2nd quadrant of Presidents. As the level of obstruction becomes more public over time, I suspect history will be kinder on him that is on President George W. Bush.
"There is a glut of oil right now and we don't need another pipeline for more oil."
I suspect the glut will disappear over time and the oil and gasoline would be used. China will probably be the high bidder for the crude oil and it can be shipped direct.
The current 30-inch Keystone pipeline has been completed from Hardisty, Alberta Keystone terminal to Port Arthur, LA. The final Phase-3b 50 mile extension from Port Arthur to Houston will be completed in a couple months.
I am not sure what happens to the new proposed Alberta and Montana oil that gets dumped in the middle of Nebraska from the new 36-inch XL pipe. They cannot even handle the current Keystone 30-inch pipeline volumes. At least the Montana oil industry gets a cheap ride to market.
The XL extension creates about 5,000 direct construction jobs and 35,000 indirect jobs (benefitting from the 5,000 construction jobs). 50 permanent jobs managing the pipeline. There will probably several thousand permanent jobs needed for spill cleanup and water contamination control.
"This is the big boys selling oil stocks and moving into junk stocks."
Too bad you did not see this coming.
I guess your $28 price target is still a little ways out? 8-)
Since you shorted at $36.97, at what price to you add to your short position? Seems like you are married to your negative strategy.
"I just went short 500 shares at 36.97. Got a lot more ammo left but this is a sure bet"
At what price to do you "double down"?
I suspect that the biggest chunk of the margin debt is from short accounts where shares they shorted kept increasing in value.
.... a second one is reference to a Barron's article this last issue ...
Intel Has 30% Upside
Intel has a 3 ½ -year lead on rivals in chip-making technology, which should pay off in prolonged growth.
By Jack Hough
November 22, 2014
fifth paragraph in article ....
"As elevated capital spending reverts to ordinary levels, the result should be swelling free cash flow and more dividend increases like the one announced Thursday. Shares look likely to rise over 30%, to $48, over the next two years."
one is from .....
Seeking Alpha article ...
Intel Valuation Analysis: Undervalued On Fundamentals
Nov. 25, 2014
"Intel Corporation presents an attractive investment opportunity based on a very conservative and comprehensive valuation analysis. Analysts who cover the company expect it to grow EPS to $3 per share by the end of 2016, and a conservative P/E multiple of 16x yields a price target of $48. The purpose of this article is to offer a more comprehensive valuation analysis geared toward the next 12-18 months. "
Covello raised the target price to $18 in June. I have not seen any other changes but it would be easy for him to just issue a statement saying that he is: "raising the target price to $30 from $28" and WHO would go back and try to reconstruct the $10 missing price target gap he slipped in???
June 13, 2014
"Goldman Sachs maintained a Sell rating on Intel with a modified price target of $18.00 (from $17.00). Yesterday shares gained after Intel raised Q2 guidance. Analyst James Covello thinks strong execution is priced in. "
"Then all of the longs on this board who have been pumping for 10 years plus wil have broken even. LOL"
.....which is much better than all similar shorts who had to pay borrow costs and dividend charges as well as being even on their original investment. .... 8-)
Who is in either group?
"This is a financial board friend,if you're so unhappy ... "
The post was intended to be a parody of the noises being generated by every action taken or not. I guess I need more practice.
I expect, JMO, that there will be less accomplished during the next two years, than the last two years and an impeachment circus would entertain the extremists ... . BUT .... this is a financial board.
"Just what in H was our president supposed to do ?"
He was supposed to do the other thing.
He did way too much of this and not enough of that.
He broke the law and should be impeached for doing too much of this and not enough of that. It is a clear violation of the Constitution and illegally usurps the power of Congress and the Judiciary.
"period ending Oct 31, 2014"
The 31st was a Friday and the following Wednesday Intel went ex-dividend. On Tuesday, 250,000 in-the-money CALL options traded.
IMO, the shorting and dividend award are related in some way.
I am having a hard time following this thread because I cannot distinguish a real difference in any of the positions put forth (other than the insults). The Colbert Report is a parody of political opinion shows like The O'Reilly Factor. Colbert is "sarcasm of the ridiculous positions and statements of others."
There is very, very little dispute that the climate is changing and that there are more extreme weather patterns. There is no dispute from any knowledgeable sources.
The dispute is over how much change there is, what is causing the change and how much can be done about it. I think the big argument is specifically about how much human activity has effected it and what changes can be put into place to slow/stop/reverse the effects and which changes would be right.
There is the group who do not think anything useful can be done (I think funded by big oil, big coal, big power and big farms.)
There is the other group who think something can be done about it and want to try (I am not sure where the effort is coming from for this group.).
IMO, The answer is probably much more complex, expensive and will be disruptive to many, many people. Some impact can be made but it is unclear how much and at what cost. I get a few inches closer to the beach every day without lifting a finger.