Gallup 11/7 - 11/10 1039 A 40 55 Against/Oppose +15
Rasmussen Reports* 11/9 - 11/10 1000 LV 35 55 Against/Oppose +20
Quinnipiac 11/6 - 11/11 2545 RV 39 55 Against/Oppose +16
Every day, day after day, Baraq's approval falls in the RCP average of polls, along with approval of Obamacare, his running of the economy & foreign affairs.
And his WaPo colleague, Kathleen Parker, who gained notoriety attacking Palin in 2008, calls Obamacare, a "sinking ship". Both are right, which could be a first in WaPo commentary history for a single topic.
Leftwing presidential reporter Milbank says it's "game over" for Obama, now that he has lost the people's trust.
I say hold, because more good news is coming in 2014, & AAPL from its present relative low valuation is liable to outperform again next year, barring market meltdown, or even with one.
How many times do your betters have to tell you that "average invested capital" isn't how you calculate gains or losses, math moron?
The question isn't polled nationwide frequently enough. But all you have to do is look at how Senate races have switched in the past month, generic congressional ballot, Obamacare repeal support & Obama's plummeting popularity.
You sound worried.
And you should be. GOP needs only six seats to retake Senate, but at least eight Democrats are in danger, maybe more.
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BlackBerry smartphones still reign in Washington, the slow-poke capital
By Cecilia Kang,September 25, 2013
The snail’s pace of change in Washington has hurt the popularity of political leaders. But for BlackBerry, the federal government’s tendency to move slowly may provide some hope.
That’s because the federal government is BlackBerry’s biggest customer, and even as the rest of the world dumps the firm’s smartphone for Samsung Galaxys and iPhones, the app-deprived BlackBerry remains a Washington stalwart.
Yes, the federal government in recent years has significantly reduced spending on BlackBerry contracts. But it has cast off the device at a much slower pace than consumers and businesses, analysts say.
Agencies tend to sign long-term handset contracts — sometimes for three or more years — and many government offices have renewed their commitments to BlackBerry this year. That means federal agencies such as the State Department and Drug Enforcement Administration will be handing out BlackBerry devices for years, analysts say.
“BlackBerry’s days of dominating the government market peaked in 2011, but they are still the king of U.S. federal smartphones,” said Geoff Celhar, an analyst at government contracting research firm Govini. The firm is publishing a report Thursday on BlackBerry’s federal contracts. “The government business market could be an opportunity and asset during its survival or breakup strategy.”
The State Department increased its spending on BlackBerrys this year. The DEA has not changed its budget for BlackBerrys much in recent years, according to Govini, which analyzed public records of government contracts.
Even at the Defense Department, which has opened up its technology policy to include iPhones and Android phones, 470,000 of 600,000 smartphones are BlackBerrys, Govini said. The tide may be turning, though; the Army has cut its BlackBerry spending by two-thirds since 2011.
I sold AAPL in 2012 because I thought it was overpriced, because of Jobs' death & their screwup on the map app, plus I saw GOOG as a better value in the same "space" at that time (don't now). I expected AAPL to pull back at least to $600 & probably to $500. At $400 I thought it was overdone, but did wait to see if it would make a Fib 50 retrace, which it did around $385. That to me was a strong buy signal.
If it gets back to $705 by September of next year, that will be two years with no stock price gain, although with good dividends along the way. IMO it's on track to do that. It's still undervalued at $524, IMO.
Hey, dimwit! You're still making the same dumb rookie mistakes in 2013 you made in 2002. Consensus estimates for 2014 include out of date guesses that have never been updated. What a fool!
JCP is not even a dinosaur, but a low-slung, lumbering Paleozoic retailer ready to go the way of so many others before it, into painful extinction.
The president runs himself down by lying to the people.
Too many smartphone makers out there. A shakeout would be a good thing, as with the early auto industry. No more Hudsons or Stanley Steamers.
OTOH, if it closes up again today, then the string remains intact.
You don't think a rally from $379 (dividend-adjusted) to $539 is a rally?
I load my own ammo, with reloadable cartridge cases. I can make my own bullets if I have to. Could also make black powder instead of using my lifetime supply of propellant. Only primers are a possible problem. I have thousands, but Obama has been buying up the whole supply of US producers like CCI in an attempt to disarm the people. I may have to buy primers of all sizes from overseas.
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