I come to this board to get information about MSFT, the stock and company. But I don't mind at all that this poster wants to inform citizens about the attack on the U.S.S. Liberty. Israel also spies on us and basically blackmails Congress for billions of dollars through their media and banking ties. I've had more than a few dealings with Israelis over the years, mostly unpleasant and difficult. Although I loathe radical Islam, trust me, Israel is a violent aggressor state, as are quite a few of its citizens, and not a friend to U.S. citizens, unless they are Jewish. But even many Americans Jews are beginning to disassociate themselves with Israel and its apartheid policies. Do I need to mention their assassination program against Iranian scientists, and all the whining about the possibility of Iran making a nuclear weapon, when they themselves ready possess a huge arsenal themselves they somehow get exempted from international inspections. Frightening, not friendly country, as they have woven tentacles deep into American telecommunications and tech.
Unfortunately, you seem to be one if those people who believe the flavours and buzzwords du jour, namely mobile and social media, is all that matters in tech. The reality of where the where the vast majority of profits continue to come from is far different. I'm sure Mulally has more than a modest handle on what mobile and social means. Go take a test drive in a new Ford and see. BTW, Ford buyers have become a very young demographic. How could you possibly be so unaware of this?
Hey Shortie, you should have covered when you had the chance today. Mulally doesn't know technology? You think a Boeing aircraft is like that rubber-band propeller balsa wood glider you last flew? Check his academic credentials. You'd better pray for your short position he isn't announced as the next Microsoft CEO. Stock will rise 10% immediately, and more later as he brings new direction to the company.
Love Jimmy Carter - most under-rated Prez ever. The System did all they could to slap down an honest man, as the Zionist press is still doing today, because he attempts to tell just a little bit of the truth that Israel is an agressor, not a peace-desiring nation. Israel did not want peace with the Palestinians who inhabited that land for centuries before Jews decided they wanted to come back and claim their supposed "heritage." Fine, and they can give back Manhattan to the Native Americans while they're at it.
Volcker rules less strict than expected, holding back GS. For all the Goldman haters out there, complete sympathy in this corner, but signs are in place for a kinder, gentler Goldman. Perhaps our complaints are not going unheeded.
Get ready. Market telling you today likely Mulally, or surprise pick? Steve Jobs faked his death and living on a desert isle dropping acid, but getting bored?
So far sooo... good! Citi has another possibility for a big bump thus week when the CFO presents at the Goldman conference tomorrow. Volcker ruling could hurt, but also clarity of resolution could be yet another bump for Citi, as it isthe least affected of the large investment banks.
I live in Detroit, and have several friends in the auto industry, be it Ford, GM, Delphi, Visteon, etc. Seems many think Mulally can't resist the challenge of running Microsoft. Graduate of M.I.T., very driven person, he's already done all the heavy lifting at Ford. Running Microsoft would make him a true legend among CEO'S, assuming he works miracles again, as he did with Boeing and Ford.
Reading the tea leaves, plus his refusal to deny the rumors, I bought JAN week 1 call options in MSFT to be safe, but wishing I had DEC monthly calls too. The drop last week after the CNBC interview was a gift. Announcement likely any day now. Expect the stock to pop around 10%, plus or minus a couple percentage pointd. 15% would be an even nicer Christmas present, but I've been a little naughty at times this year. Santa has his limits.
LOL - Occasionally that's true. As a C long, expecting you're wrong. All bank stocks should do well if thr economy is improving, as we all hope for, and we are the bank said to least affected if the harshest proposed measures are implemented, but I expect the measures to be more moderate. We find out next Tuesday. Good be a huge up week for C, but then again, if they decide to put the banks in a stranglehold ...
This concern about the Volcker rule is the only reason the large investment banks have taken a minor hit lately, what with rising bond yields and good economic data.
Merrill Lynch unveils its top 10 stocks to buy for 2014
BofA Merrill Lynch is a more cautious buyer of stocks after this year's gains, and its top 10 large-cap stocks to buy for 2014 are mostly under-owned and unloved on Wall Street: ADM, Caterpillar (CAT), CenturyLink (CTL), Citigroup (C), Cisco (CSCO), DaVita (DVA), Exxon (XOM), GM, NextEra Energy (NEE) and Nucor (NUE).
Geez o Pete. First Barron's, and now Bank of America/Merrril making C a Top 10 pick for 2014. Taking the chill out of a cold Saturday morningin Michigan. Getting that nice holiday feeling, and I haven't even had any egg nog and brandy yet. Also makes me wonder about Wall Street conspiracy tbeories, and if GS and/or DB knew these picks were coming out today, and the downgrades were nothing more than attempts to pick up shares on the cheap for their largest clients. Hmmm.
Anyone have the digital subscription where they could post an excerpt of the article here?
Unfortunately, GS and MS also down in pre-market. Might be profit-taking today across the whole sector. We'll see. At least we've already come back to down .40 rather than .55. GLTA longs.
Just like we gave it to Goldman yesterday. We're down about .55 in the pre-market, and I'm going to be laughing as I watch C climb back today, same as yesterday, unless the financial sector as a whole takes a hit. But if the XLF goes up, we could easily easily be positive by the close. Deutsche Bank is trying to burn Citigroup out of spite over the Libor settlement, and the market will see right through it. Like yesterday, buying opportunity NOW.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
You will be thanking him when it hits 60 after January earnings. And the if the yield curve keeps steepening next year, 70 won't be long after. A little encouragement: Chinese stocks and earnings are sharply rebounding. Now which American bank got in early there, has by far the largest presence, and just received permission to set up in the new Shanghai financial and trade zone? Citigroup.
CITI down in AH after Deutsche downgrade on valuation, bu already coming back. Geez - funny how this happens after Deutsche gets a $2 billion fine in the Libor fixing case,.and Citi gets a relatively paltry $70 mil for its early co-operation, which helped result in the huge DB fine. Looks to me like they're trying to exact revenge. They're relative valuation is higher than that of Citi, even before the 2 Bil they own. If they wetr more honest they'd downgrade themselves. We'll roll off this petty nonsense same as we did the GS downgrade this morning. Bet they're all worried Corbat is not part of their crooked clique, and is succeeding globally and with the Citi tunaround. Pure fear and jealousy. Long and strong.
BTW - I wouldn't be surprised to see Buffett discloses he's taken a large position in C. If my suspicions prove correct, it will prove a huge boost to the stock when disclosed. Just a hunch he's had his eye on C for a long time, but had been waiting for more clarity on the previously inscrutable Citi Holdings. We are seeing those bad loans quickly cleared off the books, as Q3 results demonstrated yet again.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Happy Thanksgiving Tottie. Couric has the aura of a loser these days - even Martha Stewart is more interesting than her. Agree with you on all points, except Calvin Johnson. I watch most every Lions game religiously, and last year he started losing his sticky fingers, and this year he's dropping even more passes, or worse, deflects them so they turn into interceptions. He also has lost some of former sixth sense of keeping his feet inbounds after a spectacular catch. Stafford throwing plenty of clunkers too. You're probably correct - the Vikes maybe best team with a lousy record in the NFL. You just might keep the Lions out of the playoffs the final game of the season. As of now, we don't belong there anyways.
Yeah - not so sure about my WFC either. Almost sold my DEC 44 calls today. I have a double, but more optimistic about C and BAC. Might swap my WFC for some GS JAN calls tomorrow, but wish it wasn't already up so much. Would love to short GMCR, but those puts are expensive and dangerous. Too much competition for them out there. Wish I'd been in that Softbank trade. Just had a lot of work until recently and had no time for the markets. Came so close to pulling the trigger on TSLA puts at 190. Dang! I'd be stuffing the turkey with Beluga caviar had I done that, instead of drinking Cold Duck. Good luck in all.
Even guys like me might start going to Yahoo again. I thought they wanted a more youthful demographic? Couric is a has-been. Irrelevant. Mayer doesn't have a clue what to do here, but she does have Alibaba! Only a successful CEO by default.
Buying more Citigroup and Wells Fargo.