He didn't say "jump from the building", he just said "jump."
I forgot - there's no GE board for trolls, Sparky (but there is one for people), so I can excuse you for not knowing. (Your trollness will prevent you from finding it, so don't bother looking.)
And I never "equated" NPV with PE, I said they are related. I'm sure in your mind those mean the same thing because you have very poor comprehension skills. They are related, despite your previous post in which you stamped your little feet and shouted that "NPV has nothing to do with PE multiples." I guess they taught the relationship in finance 102 at your community college,so I should excuse you for that as well.
You're very spunky in spite of your evident lack of education and comprehension, so perhaps I shouldn't judge you so harshly (but you really should do less talking and more listening.)
See what I mean, bg? His mind is so tiny that he can't even conceive of the idea that Yahoo also has a board for GE, doesn't understand the relationship between NPV and PE multiple, and sure doesn't understand accounting. Despite these, he feels compelled to shoot off his big bazoo on all of these topics.
He probably thinks that there are 45,633 other "bg"'s on Yahoo, too!
Ha ha ha - some of us have better things to do than debate with an uneducated troll, sonny. As I said, I'm not going to waste much time on you. Wanna know why (again?)
1) You apparently don't understand this, but this is the SYF board. Go to the GE board if you want to whine about GE.
2) Do you think there have been 2999 other habbases? Pretty poor reasoning, but not unexpected from someone who thought to themself, "yeah, I'll take the name ggekko. It'll make me seem all rich and powerful and stuff like that guy in the movie...Oh - it's been used 1242 times already? That's OK, I'll take 1243. That still passes for clever with me."
3) You think every stock should get the same multiple based upon the NPV calculator you learned about in community college. Why should I bother to to tell you different - you obviously couldn't comprehend it. Go look up PE mulitples by industry. You'll never understand it, but at least you'll be wasting your time (of which you have ample) rather than mine.
I wouldn't waste much time arguing with gekko - for one thing, consider that he selected a name that' had already been chosen 1242 times before.
Moreover, his knowledge of economics and finance are confined to a very small box; hand him a $50 bill and he'll run to the NPV calculation spreadsheet he downloaded from the internet to try to figure out its value.
yeah yeah yeah Sonny. All of my stock purchases have been winners, too. You're boring me.
Like I said, I shouldn't have expected more.
It's took you that long to reply to my initial post, and this is still the best you can come up with? I guess I shouldn't be surprised since the best you can come up with for a name is one that had already been selected 1242 times.
You out yourself as a neophyte by the use of some terms that are used by a teacher writing on a blackboard, but are just not used in common parlance by experienced investors or traders.
If you were polite and respectful to the people on this board, then I might be willing to tell you something about how the real world works. But you think you know it all, so I'll just let you find out.
Because I'm a nice guy, though, I'll give you a couple hints:
1) You're not smarter than those guys with degrees from fancy schools who work on Wall street. (But that doesn't mean they aren't wrong. Alot.)
2) Different industries do trade at different multiples. Why? You go find out.
Listen Sonny, as Gary observed, you have the understanding level consistent with "Finance 101" at a community college, but that's it. PERIOD!
Go back and take Finance 102 because there's still lots more to learn.