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August 2011



Stock jump after storm damage is less than feared

August 29, 2011 – Comments (2)

This is the reason given for the advance on Wall Street today:  [more]



APPLE Underperform Rating

August 25, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: AAPL

I just down thumbed APPLE, but not because Steve Jobs is leaving.  Apple is facing some very tough competition in the smart phone industry, slowing Mac sales and the death of iPod devices (maybe five years left).  [more]



Soda Stream

August 20, 2011 – Comments (11) | RELATED TICKERS: SODA

I admit, CAPS is fun and you don't always have to do research to thumb up/down a stock. And when I saw people writing that Soda Stream was over sold, having fallen to under $50 after peaking at almost $80, I took a quick look at the company description.    [more]



The Iowa Republican Debate

August 12, 2011 – Comments (4)

We learned a LOT from yesterday's debate in Iowa.  Before I go through each candidates performance, I want to make clear ALL the candidates missed a huge opportunity.  During the exchange between Pawlenty and Bachmann, one of the other candidates should have said:
"I need to politely ask Gov. Pawlenty to stop attacking Rep. Bachmann concerning her time in Congress.  She is but one person in a body of 435, and to assert that she single handidly was unable to get through legislation that many in her own party do not support is pure absurdity."  [more]

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