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captainccs replied to the New Paradigm Investing board. 1 hour ago

Re: Obama's presidential library

Duma:

One has to admire the symbolism of the float: a crapper for a crappy presidency. How mordant, just what political cartoons should be. If it stings it's doing its job.

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captainccs replied to the Value Hounds board. 1 hour ago

Re: HFT: Michael Lewis is no Fool

Did you read lewis's book?

No and I don't plan to. I read some of the reviews at Amazon which I always do before buying a book. I start by reading "The most helpful critical review" which often is one of the most informative [more]

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captainccs replied to the Value Hounds board. 3 hours ago

Re: HFT: Michael Lewis is no Fool

Mykie:

You express noble sentiments and a great truth "we are little guys in a big guys game" but...


witness the success of our own TMF who create a transparency that is quite valuable and innovative as to be mind [more]

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captainccs replied to the New Paradigm Investing board. 3:37 AM

Re: Obama's presidential library

Same with Bush is Hitler or stupid or something.

Tinker, I disagree. "Bush is Hitler" certainly is inappropriate but the float was a perfectly sound example of political speech just like the Danish cartoons [more]

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captainccs posted to the Rare Earths (ETF) board. 9:53 AM

More about and from Jack Lifton

More about and from Jack Lifton:

http://investorintel.com/author/jack-lifton/

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captainccs posted to the Rare Earths (ETF) board. 9:52 AM

Jack Lifton on REE and China

Jack Lifton is an expert on rare earths elements and the linked article is a treasure trove of information for REE investors. Please note that the article is from November 2011 so it's somewhat dated. At the same time, some of his predictions have [more]

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captainccs replied to the Rare Earths (ETF) board. 7:54 AM

Re: An Interview with Texas Rare Earth Res. (TRE

All sounds very exciting death or glory type stuff.

There's that! A market dominated by China and serviced in the West by penny stock companies than won't go into production for at least three years. All we need now is some James [more]

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captainccs replied to the Rare Earths (ETF) board. 6:39 AM

Re: TAS: Bullish Seeking Alpha article

Ant, that's the trouble with "investors" talking about this stuff, they concentrate too much on the money they will make from the stock and less on the actual business. But hidden away in the middle of the article it does [more]

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captainccs posted to the Kandi Technolgies Group, Inc. board. 8:04 PM

Gerald Klein on Kandi

Gerald Klein keeps questioning the wisdom of shorting KNDI. Some people have a visceral dislike for shorts. Provided they are legitimate, not naked shorts, I don't have a problem with them. A share sold short must be bought back in the fullness of [more]

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captainccs replied to the Falling Knives board. 4:41 PM

Re: Falling CYNK

But shorting options...

That's better! ;)

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captainccs replied to the Falling Knives board. 4:40 PM

Re: Falling CYNK

My stock short position is zero, has been zero and will continue to be zero. I just don't like the odds. ;)

But sorting options is better than buying them so I do short them.

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captainccs replied to the Value Hounds board. 2:22 PM

Re: HFT: Michael Lewis is no Fool

Mykie, I certainly think it's a good thing if investigative journalists turn up something illegal. I seriously doubt if HFT is illegal even if some people find it unsavory. If we are going to go after the unsavory I would start with TBTF banks and [more]

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captainccs replied to the New Paradigm Investing board. 11:44 AM

Re: Market Froth?

Hat tip to Fool stillwater9999.


Cynk Trading Halted By SEC After ‘Potentially Manipulative Transactions’

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captainccs replied to the First Marblehead Corp. board. 10:48 AM

Re: Question?

Of course lower cash burn is a good thing. My point is that it's wrong to hang one's hopes on lower cash burn. To paraphrase Clinton: "It's revenue and profits, stupid!"

An investor's worst enemy is his own emotional package. One [more]

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captainccs posted to the Value Hounds board. 10:22 AM

HFT: Michael Lewis is no Fool

Michael Lewis, author of Flash Boys, has a lot of people riled. I was having a conversation with one of them saying that while HFT does scalp the market I don't feel sufficiently affected by it to put up a fuss.

Today I got a Fool advert in [more]

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captainccs replied to the First Marblehead Corp. board. 10:05 AM

Re: Question?

To me the $7 mil cash burn per quarter going down to $3 or $4 mil, would be the best thing we could expect today. Wouldn't you agree?

I don't agree.

You can't turn a business around by lowering cash burn. You have to [more]

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captainccs posted to the New Paradigm Investing board. 9:46 AM

US needs Reagan-style overhaul

Worse than after Carter...


Mr. Fix It: US needs Reagan-style overhaul

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The current economic and regulatory environment feels like the malaise of the end of the Jimmy Carter presidency, turnaround expert
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captainccs replied to the New Paradigm Investing board. 9:40 AM

Re: Market Froth?

That's no "Market Froth!" It's "Market Manipulation." Look at this chart and tell me I'm wrong.

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captainccs replied to the Apple User's Group board. 9:25 AM

Re: Sad Old Customer

Try to find a used bottom cover.

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captainccs replied to the First Marblehead Corp. board. 9:13 AM

Re: Question?

Does it seem to you that this move could be their largest cost cutting endeavor?

Cost cutting is all well and good but it does not turn a business around. Shutting the bank is a strategic move, not a tactical cost cutting one to [more]

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