dzeeman , himself , is no matter to me , what really gets me in the short hairs , is the fact that there are
so many of him ,,, just about every board has been hijacked by these people .. ruins it for the rest of us ..
if it's not political crap , it's bashing the company ... there are soooooo many other forums for all of that
crap .. why not post at one of them .. when i have a political axe to grind , i don't do it on a stock message
board , that's for sure ...
today's action may very well have been the start of the shorts covering ... the volume , though welcome , doesn't make sense today , UNLESS ... GM is suffering a drain and those folks want to stay with an American
car company ... Ford certainly looks to be in a sweet spot and should have a nice run for a few years ...
my guess is that F stays in range for another quarter or 2 ...
Looks like the Airplane guy is worth is salt , despite so much negativity when he took over ... since i saw
first hand what Cookie Man did with IBM , that just verified what i had felt for years .. that the top folks at
a large company just need to have business acumen and don't have to be intimate with company ,such
as going up through the ranks ... g
maybe sooner than we think , though i won't be surprised , nor disappointed , if the move doesn't come for
a couple more quarters, i gotta get some quid to buy some more ... lol ... just keep plowing that div back in ,
and sleep well ... F has recovered and rebuilt itself to forge ahead ... g
yeah , longs say the same thing when a stock craters ... my experience has shown that gaps get filled
about 40% of the time ...
certainly crude could go to 150 , on it's way to 300 ... those guys write those articles just to stir the pot ....
studying the history of crude oil , i would say there's a much better chance that it goes to 37 ... back in 1980
when oil was almost 40 and everyone thought that it would never retreat , zooom ... 9 bucks a barrel soon
after that ... i doubt we will ever see that 37 , but it makes as much sense as 150 ...
believe me , if oil goes to 150 , then you better sell NES 'cause ain't nobody gonna drill at those prices because
demand will be way way down ...
HD has not completed the necessary cultural change that it needs ...
companies have an almost well defined growth / maturity pattern .. HD had a period of hyper growth .. everything
is sort of cumbaya .. As the company matured , it was at the threshold of choking itself .. it is almost
impossible for company to recognize such a position , but the BOD should ... Hence , the founders bowed
out and Nardelli came on board ..
Nardelli shook things up and played the bad guy , but he did the right things ... of course , his style could
sunk the company in another way , so out he goes and in come gentle Frank ...
as any exec .. growing a company is tough , promoting to exec ranks is tough , but neither is as tough as
staying on top ...
there are still too many , local , good ol' boy mininetworks at play , but that should be changing ...
when the media wants drama , they avoid many facts and present whatever side they believe
will raise adreneline ...
we don't hear many cries about "pollution" , at least in the US .. now it's all about the greenhouse
gases ... yes , we are putting more CO2 (and methane ) into the atmosphere than before ...
however , we don't hear very much mentioned about the rain forests and how much CO2 they
used to take out of the atmosphere ..
Granted , the CO2 thing will take years , decades to correct , but in the hear and now , how about
aggressive campaigns to to grow as much green stuff as possible and protect what we have ...
How about a national irregation project ? Such a thing could be built to ensure that the farming
regions have plenty of water and also pipe some to our more arid parts of the country and
grow something green ?
that is has taken so long to get a word on the pad problem has me concerned ..
it would seem to me , that if SEC rules compelled them to issue notice of
the stop shipments because that action is material to revs/earnings , that the
reverse should true , that the should file once the problem is solved and shipments
resume .. if this problem hasn't been solved by now , or at least discovery of the
cause(s) that it's larger than we first assumed , but then info is always hard
to come by with Emagin ... garce
I might be naive on the HFT topic , but is seems to me to be a much smaller deal than the media is drumming
up ... the effect for retail investor is nil , for the big guys trading blocks , it means the pay a little bit more ,
sometimes .. more or less , it washes out as a form of commission
these guys look for block trades that will partially fill on 1 exchange , then buy the remained to fill the order
from other exchanges that are prices below the order price , those big buyers no longer have brokers
who will try to buy for less than their bid and give them a bargain , but the brokers pocket what they can
on the trade ... the HFT's don't monkey around with small orders , such as are made by retail investors/traders ..
We pay extra pennies because of that every time you buy and sell. Of course for those who buy and hold - it is not much damage, but for more active speculators - it comes down to hundreds if not thousands dollars in extra cost. EXACTLY ... but even for the big short term traders ..
it's not much more than a nit , i don't know that there is any way to curb this ..
as with most arguments , there are 2 sides .. if one broker has faster machines than
another , that's some of what capitalism is all about .. they get the .000001 on a share ..
i just don't see this as a such huge deal ... if the HFT guesses wrong , that a small
order is just part of a large block , then they lose ... I'm not going to lose sleep over
HFT .. .g
not at the local stores ....
remember ... most of the employees you see at HD are part timers and many
of the full timers are people who could not qualify for a better job , you don't get
dedicated employees out of that pool ... but then , most of America is going this
route , so we better get used to it .
Big companies , like HD, give lip service to "customer first or whatever" , but in
reality , they just need to stay ahead of a competitor with customer satisfaction and
the competitor has the same work force ... g
At some point , the insane momentum of companies reaching for maximum
productivity / efficiency is going to hit a tipping point , but for the time being ,
it's squeeze everything you can from employees , even at the cost of
some customer sat ... eventually , part time and low wage full time workforce
cannot possibly buy enough goods/services to keep the US economy going ..
some genious will see this and companies will swing the other way
around .. then we'll get wage inflation and the FED will come out fighting ..
and so the cycles go ... garce
Harry , Harry , Harry ... most longs are logical and they have figured you out ... you have demonstrated zero
grasp of VZ and business in general . If you have any nerve , please post the names of those companies
that you feel are better investments than VZ ... do that , and I will pick every one of them apart , as you do ,
by focusing on normal business stuff that can zig or zag but has no material effect on the financial health
of the company ...
Longs are long such that this stuff doesn't even get a look ... every single company is going to have
problems along the way .. the difference is how each one handles these things ....
Hell , look at GM !!! with all of their recall debacles , the stock should have sunk to around 10 , but it
hangs tough .. they will get through their problems also ... garce
being a long term investor , i don't give a rat's #$%$ about any 1 quarter , or even 1 year , my concern is
about IBM making a run for 300 in 2 years ...
you might think of it as a "corporate one nighter" LOL .... my guess is that NES fills a niche for
HAL for the time being ... have you noticed if HAL has pumped any money into it's partner ?? i haven't ..
i believe that NES is fulfulling a local need of HAL's and over time Hal will wait for a BK , then buy
up the scraps .. .g
20000 WHAT ??? I've seen that number bandied about on this board quite often ..
are there 20000 gas / oil drillers in the US ??? or does somebody mean that
NES has assisted with 20000 fracked wells ?
WOW !!! i had not realized that ..
would you recommend shorting the stock ? or buying puts ?
Which puts would you buy ? short ones ? or Leaps ?
any advice will be greatly appreciated .. thanks ...garce