phil ... you are the last one who i would think would complain about this ... Muslims must pray
twice a day and all of them have a small piece of carpet to kneel on ... you could have been
a billionaire , but you would rather use your energy to constantly complain about HD ... garce
i might have agreed a year ago , but recently HD stock price has been declining the the chart shows about 72
for support ... so it's not really at those high levels .. eh ?? g
not to mention , that WB , like B. Graham , P. Lynch and many others ,, usually do not get a return
on their investments for 2-3 years .. they buy the company , usually when it's out of favor and
thus they are investing in value ...
For the first time in over 30 years , i own no IBM stock ... no doubts about the company , but
it's turning itself inside out , once again , and that process will probably take another year
or so to get traction ...
In the meantime , we could see the stock dive to 120 !!!
Ginny MUST get the BOD to suspend buybacks , keep juicing the div and give someone a
microscope to see just what the labs are doing .... for decades , IBM's labs have been run to
just discover and invent , without regard as to how much of those efforts will actually
add to the bottom line , or keep a wide moat from competitors ..
Big Blue will be back with a vengence , but not next week !!! .. garce
good luck surr ... i hit on my 1st 2 options trades , after that ... blisters .. .gotta stay away from the
options and Lorelei !!!
thanks Don ... i'll throw in a app ..it would be a hoot to work inside for a couple of years ... at least i'll know
the directions to the plant , oh yeah , i also know where the restrooms are ... g
sorry , i cannot see that .. i realize that the math says it's true , but VZ will continue to increase the div ..
it might have to get to 90 for that 3% yield ... i got the time .....
not really frank ... in 09 , the "mix" was probably weighted with high margin , high cost military
stuff .... at this juncture , the product menu is much larger , volumes are probably higher AND
they need to have a real mfg structure in place before the fireworks begin ...
au contraire , bon ami ... but there is an excellent reason to be rude .. maybe you will
go away ... have you ever read what you post ??? VZ was up nicely today ... worst stock
in the DOW ??? how about looking at a list of the companies in the dow ? VZ is far
from the worst and has the 2nd best dividend .. g
and without getting wages to a decent level , how will any of the younger folks ever live long enough to become
what the US has been going through for the past 25 years , is a measured transition back to the
days of the robber barons in the 1890's ... after that .. serfdom ...
Forbes is correct on the price not going up , but that's only for the current
climate .. also , Forbes has been around a long , long time and probably
extremely fearful that any increase in wages will throw us into a wage/price
spiral a la the 70's ... they don't realize that things have changed ... g
touche .. thank you ... it is still far cheaper to buy victuals and prepare them at
have you ever noticed , that almost no one , even the poorest people, all bring
a smartphone to MacD's ... which is another that most people do not actually
ahhhh .. the old Horn &* Hardart model .... automat's were big in the 50's ... what goes around ,
comes around , eh ??? i like that idea , except that it will put even more people on the dole .. .
We really only need to have about 25% of the population working ... so what to do with the
rest ?? all systems need to reincarnate for the 21st century
except that there are millions of people , who through no fault
of their own , lost their jobs and most or all of their 401k's because
some banking jerks broke the US financial system ...
take a survey of MacD's and Walmart and Home Depot and
find out how many people used to make 75K or more , with
college educations .. or who used to be worth a million dollars ...