Nov 6th 2009 9:48AM I have some books that are worth over $500 dollars. Many more that I could sell for more than I bought them for. You don't have to worry about any one stealing them. It's pretty obvious from reading all above that most people don't have a clue of their worth. I also have some, like stocks, that are worth less than what I paid. A suggestion: Don't buy a hardcover at retail unless it is a first printing. Even then it may not retain the price you paid for it. But it may, possibly, increase. You can add value to it with the authors signature. Later printings won't retain price at all, with or without signature.
Nov 2nd 2009 10:11AM Are we supposed to short them? They are all at or close to their 52 week highs. Did you have a six martini lunch on Friday?
Oct 26th 2009 10:33PM Marijuanna is a weed and grows like one. That is its true value. Its potency is naturally derived from altitude. All this artificial mimicry is why the high in home grown is now often called a "head high". The imported weed of old from Jamaica and Columbia was a physical as well as a head high. It also wasn't as mind numbing as much of the hydroponic weed seems to be. You could function really well on the Mexican weed because the high didn't last as long. Of course, from a marketing standpoint, one would consume more since the high didn't last that long. You could sell more. Which probably explains why Mexican pot has been around and still is for the past ten decades. There will be no money in legal pot. It is a weed. It can grow in anyones garden with little or no help from anyone. If you have ever been to the mountains and jungles of Mexico and seen a valley full of the stuff you already know this. Once it becomes decriminalized the bottom will fall out of the pricing platform. Once again you will be able to purchase a dime bag, two fingers deep, for $10. Probably, even less, once Altria gets involved.
Sep 2nd 2009 3:04PM Was this the 4th or 5th trip up&over the DJIA 9,000+ ladder this past school year, eh, Jimbo? Oh, I'm sorry. I lost track! Well, there is a new school year beginning. Maybe by October we will be back where we were last October. Another successful year of kicking the can down the road and picking up some sweet change along the way, fundamentally speaking, of course. Speaking of fundamentals, Jim, you are starting to resemble what my father used to call a "bullshit artist".
Aug 18th 2009 8:43AM My parents generation was do as I say, not as I do. My generation is do as I say, not as I did. It is the baby boomers eternal shame that they have allowed marijuana to remain illegal. We are the phoniest generation.
Aug 9th 2009 8:30AM Warner is a lottery ticket, especially if you bought it at $2. It should have been sold by now. That TWX has gone over $25 is another lottery winner. It couldn't do that when the economy was booming! The music industry stocks are a window into how much hot air has been pumped into this latest stock run. Fundamentally, nothing had changed for any of them. They have lost control of their products distribution and pricing, yet their stocks doubled and tripled in ninety days. The beauty of this rally is that it is exposing for all who want to see, what a casino the market has become.
Aug 8th 2009 12:51PM Ms. Cohen is doing her job. She is trolling for business. We flew the same flight path as Japan in the eighties. We will land in the same place. She covers her self well with the staircase analysis, but unlike a master carpenter, she leaves out the width, depth, and length of each plateau. Given an infinite time line, things can't help but get better. They could also stay the same or even get worse. So what did we learn from her?
Aug 7th 2009 7:52PM O'Reilly is a self-righteous phony. He should be indicted for manslaughter for his role in Dr. Tillers death. He doesn't care who gets hurt as long as he gets his. He is everything that is wrong with Catholicism. Intolerant people like him are why that religion continues its inexorable decline in America.
Aug 6th 2009 2:59PM I don't understand, Jimbo, why you don't want these banks to go bust. Y'all cry "socialism" with one breath, but when someone says "okay, creative destruction" with the next, you say,"oh no, can't do that!". What the hell do you care if BoA goes under. The next bank in line will aspire to take its place. Hedge fund trader is the right description for what you do. You are always trying to "hedge" what you say.
Aug 3rd 2009 7:38PM Gosh, it's so nice to know every thang' is so orderly in the great red state of Texas. A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon y'all be talkn' real money.