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blackoutbuzz 1105 posts  |  Last Activity: 6 minutes ago Member since: Apr 26, 2001
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  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 6 minutes ago Flag

    Dude, GOOG and IBM are NOT non-events. ASML, a big semi-equipment maker, sees uncertainty ahead. SNDK did pretty good though, so maybe the tech sector is not completely doomed after all.

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    Supply & Demand

    by thomas_cooper43 17 hours ago
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 11 minutes ago Flag

    It's important to recognize that the runup in U prices back in late 2010 was largely due to expansion plans of BRIC nations. Although the Japan disaster a few months later had a serious impact on existing capacity in that country, China and other BRIC countries have continued with their expansion plans with revisions. A couple of plants in China are now nearing startup. More will follow.

    @@@@@Start-up nearing for Chinese units 25 March 2014 A number of new nuclear power reactors in China are approaching start-up. The first unit at Yangjiang has completed full-power trial operation while hot tests have concluded at Fuqing 1. Two other units recently completed pressure tests on their containments.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 1 hour 7 minutes ago Flag

    You should really stop thinking so hard. Sit back, have a nice cold drink, and enjoy some soothing music. You do listen to music don't you?

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    the new Chevy Trax....after the Aztec

    by nogwabd 1 hour 37 minutes ago
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 1 hour 15 minutes ago Flag

    I would take an AMC Gremlin.

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    '64 stang is 50......

    by reagan_rebotted 1 hour 58 minutes ago
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 1 hour 25 minutes ago Flag

    Chevy had the 350ci engines. I believe those mustangs were 302's or 351's...

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    the new Chevy Trax....after the Aztec

    by nogwabd 1 hour 37 minutes ago
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 1 hour 28 minutes ago Flag

    That the Aztec was ugly, that is. The Trax is and will always be ugly... and the new Jeep Cherokee is fukked up looking too.

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    the new Chevy Trax....after the Aztec

    by nogwabd 1 hour 37 minutes ago
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 1 hour 30 minutes ago Flag

    I remember thinking that too when the Aztec first came out. Now many years later I find it is one of the better looking SUV's around. Way ahead of its time.

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    IBM struggling badly in bardware

    by blackoutbuzz 1 hour 38 minutes ago
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 1 hour 37 minutes ago Flag

    I was thinking bad & hardware... equals bardware

  • HPQ's gain?

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    She can't survive this....

    by johnt_baptist 4 hours ago
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 1 hour 40 minutes ago Flag

    Looks like Carly Fiorina and Patricia Russo will soon be giving up their longstanding shared title of "Worst-Ever CEO" to this woman. Meg Whitman is looking more and more like a genius.

  • blackoutbuzz by blackoutbuzz 2 hours 9 minutes ago Flag

    How about this news monkeys? You screech and fling all that poo at the wall (and it all is sticking so far) but when it comes to this brewing battle all I hear is silence....

    Major shareholder Clarke has gained the backing of Takoda in its battle to oust S.TO Board of Directors.

    @@@@@TORONTO, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - In response to inquiries from investors and media, Takota Asset Management Inc. ("Takota") today released the following statement concerning the proxy battle between Sherritt International Corp. and the Concerned Shareholders of Sherritt, led by Clarke Inc.: Takota is, a significant shareholder of Sherritt, a fully independent Portfolio Manager, and not a party related to Clarke Inc. or any of the Concerned Shareholders. Takota and its predecessor company, Aquilon Capital Corp., have been long-term investors in Sherritt. We owned its common shares from 1998 to 2007 and have reacquired a substantial interest in 2009. We have done so because we firmly believe that Sherritt has excellent potential which should translate into a much higher share price.Takota is convinced that changes to the Sherritt Board are required and that the time for change is now. Takota will therefore vote in support of the Concerned Shareholders director nominees, Aswath Mehra, David Wood and George Armoyan, and withhold votes for the Sherritt nominees [Peter Gillin, Edythe Marcoux, and Bernard Michel].

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 9 hours ago Flag

    It's all about guidance.

    @@@@@New orders declined to 1.07 billion euros from 1.45 billion euros. Without specifying which companies or products, ASML said chipmakers are "encountering timing uncertainties in next-generation device designs." ASML forecast sales of 3 billion euros for the second and third quarters combined.

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    $40.47

    by beefstu57 Apr 15, 2014 11:56 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 21 hours ago Flag

    Dividend growth without EPS growth is not sustainable over the long term. PS: I never traded MCD in my life... you are mistaking me for another poster

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    $40.47

    by beefstu57 Apr 15, 2014 11:56 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Apr 15, 2014 7:29 PM Flag

    Golden eggs are when a company's EPS increases YOY, not decreases. This is starting to look more like a rotten egg.

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    LO merger

    by wluyben Apr 14, 2014 7:06 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Apr 15, 2014 6:20 PM Flag

    I don't track BTI closely, but tobacco firms have been issuing new debt to take advantage of exceptionally low interest rates. Not sure what you are suggesting in regards to assets vs. deb toad but BTI generates a lot of cash and can use that to pay down debt as it comes due. I don't see it as a problem.

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    Nickel over $8/lb

    by skittle12345 Apr 15, 2014 1:28 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Apr 15, 2014 3:14 PM Flag

    It's an ore that will require significant development effort to deploy into large-scale production smelters.

    If you want to play nickel, I suggest you look at NILSY (Norilsk... the world's largest nickel and palladium producer) or S.TO (Sherritt... also a major producer with operations in Cuba and a large new project Ambatovy in Madagascar currently ramping up).

  • Monkeys just screech alot. Everyone who goes to the zoo wants to see the Gorillas. I bet those gorillas are quitely collecting the bananas before they make any proclamations about the nickel market. Cmon JPM and MS and GS where's your analysis??

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    Monkeys screaming and jumping now

    by blackoutbuzz Apr 14, 2014 10:22 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Apr 15, 2014 2:32 PM Flag

    Another letter comes out

    @@@@@Concerned Sherritt Shareholders Provide 12 Key Facts For Investors
    1 hour ago by CNW Group The Concerned Shareholders of Sherritt International Corporation ("Sherritt") today reminded fellow shareholders of the relevant facts that should be considered as they determine how to vote at Sherritt's Annual and Special Meeting to be held on May 6, 2014. The Sherritt Board of Directors, rather then responding to legitimate shareholder concerns, has instead tried to distract shareholders from the real issues by making offensive and irrelevant personal attacks on the Concerned Shareholder nominees. It has failed to take responsibility for the real problems at Sherritt.

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    All of a sudden

    by blackoutbuzz Apr 1, 2014 10:04 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Apr 15, 2014 2:31 PM Flag

    Another monkey has pulled out its wrench and is working to fix the problem...

    @@@@@The Canadian Press, Published on Mon Apr 14 2014 OTTAWA—Scotiabank is raising its outlook for the price of nickel — a key component in stainless steel — following an Indonesian export ban on unprocessed ore that took effect earlier this year.“While the export ban was announced more than four years ago with an unchanged starting date of January 2014, few market observers, including ourselves, believed that Indonesia would have the resolve to stick with this agenda,” Scotiabank said in a report Monday.
    “However, after three months and no signs of the ban being eased or watered down, the nickel market has begun to panic, with prices moving up sharply.” The bank said it now expects nickel to average $7.66 (U.S.) per pound this year, up from earlier expectations for $6.75. Scotiabank also raised its outlook for 2015 to $9 from $7 for 2016 to $10 from $7.50. The price of nickel was $6.82 (U.S.) per pound last year.Mark Selby, interim president and CEO of Royal Nickel, said the price of nickel could return to levels last seen in 2006-07 when it went for $15 to $20 per pound.“Now that the market is realizing this Indonesia ban, as we said, will remain in place, we’re already seeing nickel prices bid up from the lows of $6 a pound,” he said Monday.
    Selby said the company is seeing signs in China — a key producer of stainless steel — that prices are on the rise.“The port inventories have already dropped by six million tonnes in just two months,” he said.

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