You almosty got close to somthing there.As I have said here a few times, cashflow in/out of the mkt is the only supple/demand issue. I'd be perfectly happy to have any ticker w/more than 3 months cash on hand put it to divs and buybacks--or else have the FED go to negative interest rates.
Cramer commented on Biotime, a while ago--he said it would be a terminal short if AK ever lost interest in gaming it.
Thumbs up. Of course you avoided the actual question of how that 70% know somebody's got an "Obamacare card." But at least your talking the business of health care.
"They see only paying patients and during the busy hours, because that's how you make the most money. "
No. __I__make no money from that, so ph*** them. Disinternediate them from the supply chain. Decades ago I did biz with an MD out of the Marines who had office hours from 1600-2330 for the sole reason that working people shouldn;t need to skip work, school, etc. THat's an approach that can come back. When he wanted some extra bux, he did ED at Cook County where his MASH unit skills were above local standard of care.
My information also suggests that most "urgent care" centers are owned by chains, and hence turf their clients to "clinical practice" after the patch up, unless they actually need ED standards.
" lot of plumbers do make more money than some primary care docs."
Poor attempt on the fake out. .."a lot"..."some."
Lady Gaga makes more than many other artists as well. By delivering services with a perceived value to clients .
To me, the issue is purely business. I leave the blaming and whining to the welfare queens.
The DEA subsidises health care by limiting access to their scratch pads, but doing nothing about verifying the utility of the notes written, unless something is wayy towards S4.
That's another thing Obamacare will start to apprach.
Why blame anyone? O..yeah.. It takes no guts, makes no difference; but may let you hang with the Guidos at the Palms..as long as you tip the dancing girls.
Get in the game. Be like Reagan with the air traffic controllers, and tell Reid that the DEA needs to suspend the scratch pad privileges of 70% of CA docs for not playing nicely with others.
"It just means" that it's a phony article. So if 82% of "Obamacare" newbies in the land of the Mitch and the home of the horse auction are gonna be on Medicaid, will their insurance card say Obamacare or Medicaid?
How many insurance cards will say "Obamacare" on them?
Does Lexington have any 24 hour "non-emergency" care centers?
If not--why not? To increase the skim in the ED?
How many ED patients get turfed into a "care plan"?
Last I read, over the next few years your insitutions checks from DC will in part be based on that.
BTW, you still haven't explained why an "artist" should be making any more than a plumber....
Thumbs up. Of course the real issue is why is anything not exactly how HC says it should be, since any properly framed question contains its own answer.
Jad's talking about something else. Oddly enough, not everything in the mkt is part of WB's plot to keep you from stealing.
If you can't find a way to play tesla, netflix or twitter you are wayyy to old for the game--especially when AMZN is a "mature" outfit like ..lol...you and I remember Woolworth--which was on the DOW til it went belly up, and got replaced by WMT, which doubled in price the next day.
Newbie retail road kill, like you once were before you became a spout for the koolade.
Seriously---it's like you were lying through your teeth when you claimed to be a "science teacher."
Like when you were spouting options plays here, but didn;t know what a put actually was.
Like when you claimed to "believe in the science" while refusing to do middle school math.
Look at the thread header---and then go do the p/b; p/s, cash flow, or any other metrick for "picks&shovels" suppliers to any sector.
The header is quite correct. And CAT sells for less than 1x sales.
I pointed that out a year ago. BTX wants to compete against two other existing "gold standard" tests. One of those came from a ticker that ended up delisted and BK before coming back as a shell co.
But of course none of the "believers in science" here bothered to find that out.
No. It's not. THat's just where it trades.
Take a look at the "stats" for that piece of chicken poop bingo.
While it is often true that the old ways are the best ways--except when HC is discussing how the mkts should work--it'd also true that your risk aversion profile suggests you are unlikely to own many tickers where a covered call strategy really pays off.
My only point is that (like the bit on House MD about "Wilson's porno") "Be not afraid. The wood nymphs can teach you the secrets...."
Over the years I had any number of tickers with p/b and p/s at totally bat-s*** crazy levels of wrong that yielded a steady 6% and more because they regularly went through p&d cycles, where the timely selling of covered calls yielded me and mine more revenue than the entities were ever going to do for themselves.
But then, you are unlikely to own such puppies.
As with many things, it's s atandard. It worked well enough for a Nobel. In other forms it's actually used in doing CGI for geographic features. As a standard it has utility, since if something is being offered too far away from it, something's wrong. An enormous amount of retail cannon fodder $$$ got to stay with retail once it became ubiquitous.
HC and his puts strike me as on the gamey side--but that's personal taste. Covered calls, way out on both time/money, especially if you get your charts straight, offer what amount to reasonable divs on some holdings.
For me, they were also an easy way to hit targets, since my roll rate was considerably shorter than say...WB.
Now that the next correction is being put into place by the surge of retail money pushing into the mkt, calls can be a tasty snack.
On the other hand, it's very likely that for a contribution of a half million or so, WB would let you kiss his rump.
"a monkey throwing darts could have made decisions as good as he's made." That was proven about any "expert" over 40 years ago.
For a contribtuion of a few bananas, that monkey would throw stuff at you.
Watching a plan come together is even more gooder.
Noticed that Business Week did a page on negative interest rates this past week... hehehe :-)
" If you havent called Dr Okarma...Do so"
Yeah, It's not like he's got anything else to do but ensure that BTX can keep selling shares.
"Hope" is a town in Arkansas, just like "fair" is where you go to judge pickles and pigs.
HC is having anxiety attacks over the vague sense that if people woke up there'd be less for him to tip the dancing girls.
" at some point the growing liens of debt holders on the limited revenue will become greater than the future producers of that revenue will be willing or able to support, "
Yup. Or as Lord Keynes should have said "In the long run...f***em if they can;t take a joke. "
"and conflict will result. The conflict takes the form of debt repudiation"
No...That's a mild chat over coffee. To me, until multiple people are bleeding "conflict" is a word out of place.
"wealth cannot, because its physical dimension is subject to the destructive force of entropy. "
That fails real world testing--unless you're in the GOP--as evidenced by "global warming."
" confiscatory taxation," Piffle. If you with only the clothes on your back, you have a net profit over what you arrived with.
Heading towards BRK, WB has said at least twice that gov't can run a 2% nominal deficit basically forever. I agree--in fact I will go with a 4% deficit for very long times. The issue is the purpose to which the spending is put, as Arthur Burns explained to Congress about 30 years ago...when he was asked if debt is "good" or "bad."
"Buy your kid a year in college; take a vacation to Acapulco--either way it's debt."
Fundamentally, I see the problem as bad dialectics on what is "wealth." Hint: Rule #1--don't outlive your money.