Nuclear power represents a bit over 20% of our base load power in the United States. I am all for building more nuclear plants in this country and removing coal from the equation completely. Nuclear is a carbon free source of power and new technology has made nuclear much safer to operate and resolves the issue of radioactive waste. Yes, the upfront capital costs would be large but the longer term benefits far outweigh the initial expense. I foresee a day when nuclear provides all our base load needs and the remainder of our electricity generated by green energy sources. Nat gas is not the answer, methane a more lethal global warming gas than carbon.
Americans are sick and tired of the coal industry poisoning our environment, the future of our children via their toxic product. NO longer will the citizens of our country allow BTU and alike to exploit our federal lands to mine and ship their black death overseas. The answer to stop the madness? Tax the hell out of BTU so the true costs of their deadly enterprise is factored in.
Leading contributor of Man-made global warming, endless list of noxious particulates including mercury, arsenic, destructive coal ash deposits that poison our water supply, the world can no longer afford to subsidize the coal industry, not recognize the severe damage they are inflicting on our health and environment. The costs are truly staggering.
The evil republican party can only hold America hostage for so long, place coal campaign contributions ahead of the future of our children, our planet. The majority of voters will strike the GOP down if they continue down this immoral, heinous path. No way does a republican become President. We have green energy alternatives, that will create many jobs, save the world economy $Trillions.
Own some Kraft bonds, curious to see how this will effect the price of those IOUs. Does private equity buy back the debt from Kraft bondholders? I don't want to be holding the debt of a private equity firm.
Big Boys on Wall Street, the money center banks will be buying futures on the close to keep the S&P 500 above critical 2039 support. Might see a rally on the close, if not, then you know something is seriously wrong with much more pain to come.
I gladly gave repeated warning of BTU's impending doom, the detailed reasoning to why this catastrophe was to take place, yet my good deed was met with contempt and endless thumbs down. Now that all that I spoke of has come to pass, you have no one to blame but yourself. I must turn my head and close my ears to the screams of pain of those fool-hearted souls who have suffered devastating losses riding this pig down...I tried, God knows I tried to prevent this massacre.
The criminal money center banks will do everything in their power to hold that support level by purchasing S&P 500 futures, so maybe we get a bounce. Keep on eye on the price of oil and the direction of junk debt, if crude and junk debt (Symbols JNK & HYG good junk indicators) continues to falter it is going to get very ugly.
Prepare yourself to be lambasted by Finster. He doesn't take kindly to individuals selling their BTU position.
Finster please step forward and address the BTU audience, your financial advice has been truly astonishing.
The fed made no such statement, clearly. I agree the economy is not strong but the U.S. is fast approaching full employment and no way does the Fed not pull the trigger this year, most likely June.
Finster would you care to make a speech?
Flattening yield curve, Yellen forced to raised rates...not good for banks. A lot of hype associated with this so-called stress test. I remember when the money center banks all raised their dividend just prior to the 2008 collapse...This latest activity represents a top for banks.
But you have to remember Shell does a lot of business here in the U.S. and when they repatriate those dollar earnings into euros it will spike results. I think it is almost a wash and does not justify RDS severely underperforming XOM, CVX.
I realize Chase is not truly a bank, makes most of it's money via fraud, front running, manipulating the commodity and futures market, leveraged speculation, peddling toxic securities, but with that said a flattening yield curve cannot be a positive. I foresee Chase stock falling back into the low 50s very soon.
BTU shareholders you maybe have 10 days for BTU stock to launch some form of counter-trend rally before it continues on it's devastating downward path. The next leg down will be initiated by debt rolling over in the troubled oil sector this coming April. Revolving credit agreements will be null and void based on the collapse in the value of underlying assets, this will begin a wave of defaults in the energy sector. Very bad news considering 20% of the junk debt market is composed of these toxic IOUs.
Surprisingly a lot of this coming debacle has yet to be priced in, but when it is any speculative debt that is energy related will be hit hard, including the junk IOUs of BTU which in turn will move BTU stock even lower as BTU's cost of capital pushes ever skyward. A very ugly scenario for a company with a highly leveraged balance sheet and diminishing free cash flow. I was being quite generous with my 10 day window, this Armageddon could begin at anytime.
Bigger phone replacing IPADS, laptops simply commodities, smartphones extreme competition. AAPL in big trouble...Apple TV, Watch, Apple Car, all signs of desperation.
The sheep will pay a very high price falling for the hype.
I guess when your IPAD business is going down the drain and competition is heating up in the phone space, you have to start reaching. But seriously, a watch?! Points to desperation. AAPL has been hyped big time lately and a lot of novices have purchased the stock, I see them bailing real soon as their losses pile up. It is going to get ugly!!!
The day Finster posted "What Moron Sold BTU At $13.88!" was only four months ago. Since then BTU has lost 57% of it's value. Another words the moron who sold BTU on that day not only saved his marriage but 57% in losses!
Finster has been arguing it is only paper losses all the way down. Now does anyone truly expect Finster to fully recover from his colossal beating, to even come close? Of course not. Now the question becomes do you hang on to this loser, loaded with IOUs, junk debt rating status, little to no future, with the hope BTU bounces or do you compound your mistake and continue to ride this albatross down? Remember bankruptcy has a way of turning paper losses into permanent status. Not so far fetched for a company so indebted, forced to pay over 10% on it's latest short-term debt issuance, that recently removed it's dividend. Do you really think the smart money would allow BTU to fall below $6 if they saw potential value? Smart money left a long, long time ago, leaving behind Finster, the head BTU cheerleader.
Especially considering Shell is arguably the cheapest major in the group.