There are a variety of new dynamics since '05. Fundamentals don't always correlate to a given stock price. Thats why investing in the stock market is interesting. Otherwise, I could hire you to read all of the balance sheets and we would invest according to what you come up with. Wouldn't that be just grand ? Unfortunately thats not how the stock market works.
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I "gained" when I was laid off. Did not collect unemployment insurance. Painted houses, fixed cars, brought people to the airport and did minor carpentry work. Phone rang off the hook. THIS IS capitalism.
"Why has LOW been going up?"
Have you been to a Lowe's store? Things are flying off the shelves. Why has LOW been going up? Because people buy lots of stuff from them.
retired....that was very good input. We all should recognize the various denominations , most especially the EURO , that come into play with a foreign stock held by US investors. Although I agree with you that the dollar can't rise that much more, this equation simply relies in what Europe as a whole can do to strengthen their finances.
I guess you don't know this but since IBM sold almost all of their hardware businesses, there was no need to manufacture a thing.
pls post the info...web site etc. Making remarks has no credibilty.
IBM follower ? Are you kidding here or you are just lacking knowledge? IBM is The LEADER in the 'cloud' computing industry. Their servers ALLOW Amazon, Microsoft and Google to perpetuate, Think about 'the cloud' for a moment. Who provides the hardware ? Who provides the software ? Amazon, Microsoft and Google are simply leeches that perpetuate and take advantage while providing absolutely NOTHING to the Cloud except their name.
What do I think now ?......I'm giving you another 'thumbs down' just for being a wise guy.
mathematically you are 'on target' but the realities dictate that a stock price will "settle" on the average revenue and profits derived on a LONG term basis. This "dive" of the oil price is all too sudden for one to hang their hat on. "ONEWAY"
.....you are getting way too far ahead of yourself in your EPS and etc. Oppenheimer is akin to Jim Cramer. They both have very poor track records.
I own RDS which is also subject to the foreign tax, When its all said and done, some of that tax is credited to you. On the surface it looks bad but in reality when SOME of the tax is returned to you through the IRS filing the foreign investment in a QUALITY company is usually a no-brainer. It might not be a 'slam dunk' but the opportunities abound these days with companies like TOT. Just look at the dividend. Then look at where TOT's stock price will settle at sometime in 2015 !!! Oil will NOT be at 40 or 50bbl for the whole of 2015.....imho.
there will be winners and losers (Jim Cramer is not one of the winners-----he's just a bad messenger ) . Oil is a commodity that is controlled by only a few. Gold was one such commodity. Do you want to invest in it now? Aluminum ? Copper ? Coffee ? Oil will never "settle' at a price that accommodates all investors. Its simply a 'flex' commodity that has no rules as far as investing. It gets 'used' faster than any natural resource and is exploited by the big time investors for their gain only. The next move in MHO is with the Saudis. Their economy was formally based on oil at 70-90 bbl. Now its at 40 or 50 at best ? The natives are reverberating.