• piero

    piero 5:31 pm on February 9, 2017 - 345 days ago

    During the nice Yahoo Finance initiative yesterday, it was mentioned this joke from New Yorker. Wonderful! :-) :-) :-)

  • 2

    piero 11:43 pm on May 17, 2016 - 613 days ago

    Don’t know if you red Buffet recently at Berkshire annual meeting, but after that I said to myself: here is a guy that say things I use to write about Wall Street Gangs!!

    From WSJ : “… , the danger of derivatives and the heavy use of debt by private-equity firms….”
    Bloody derivatives!!

    “Where Are the Customers’ Yachts?,” by Fred Schwed. The title comes from the story of a visitor to New York who was admiring all the nice boats in the harbor, and was told that they belonged to Wall Street bankers. He naively asked where the bankers’ clients kept their boats. The answer: They couldn’t afford them.

    The article is lovely and some bits of Buffet speech are hilarious but serious.
    I know the Boss here doesn’t like critics on WS gangs, but here we are and is not a no one as I am, it’s Mr Buffet the king! And despite his contradictions, I’m happy to hear those things coming out from his mouth!
    Recommend reading it and find the whole transcriptions maybe!

    • piero

      piero 11:53 pm on May 17, 2016 613 days ago

      I missed the phrase before the derivative thinh, it was ” he’s criticized the tactics of activist shareholders,…”
      That’s for you bloody iCahn! ;-) And also for the ones who paid attention to him at Apple: Cook and friends…

    • piero

      piero 10:52 pm on May 18, 2016 612 days ago

      Hey I forgot to mention: He’s at Apple now with just 1 bilion… ;-)

  • piero

    piero 5:11 pm on March 3, 2016 - 688 days ago

    As I already said 3 years ago, the nazi piggy banker Google’s front man Schimdt is now revealing his real evil side leading a board at the Pentagon… I’m not surprised at all.
    I’m surprised that there is no knowledge that financing those Google guys through gmail, goggle apps, android, and so on, you’re de facto siding on the war nazi side of USA!–nike-face-adidas-challenge–aubrey-mcclendon-and-car-black-boxes–netflix-s-reach-161021269.html

    And as in the Oscar Night, the writer of The Short said: ” do not vote for candidates that are backed by bankers, corporation, oil, ….”

    If you know it, you can avoid it!!


  • 7

    piero 3:38 pm on February 1, 2016 - 719 days ago

    I just saw the movie SJ with Fassbender, and it was a nice piece but just a piece. Especially because they miss the mature Steve Jobs as man, not as businessman (that is the choice of the movie).

    And today I red this article and I kind of agree with him: Cool looks more and more as Sculley!!

    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 8:06 pm on February 2, 2016 718 days ago

      I think Cook is good operations manager but he has no vision and can’t distinguish what is good or bad for Apple. He can run it but he has no clue which direction to go. It was huge mistake to allow Jonathan Ive to be the man who sets the direction. He is alright as guided designer, not as guiding designer. People buy Apple products because they are cool. Guy who sold them on that cool is not among us anymore and Apple wasn’t able or didn’t even try to find another master of cool and relevant. Jonathan Ive is NOT it. So what will happen to Apple when it stops being cool?

    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 7:31 am on February 3, 2016 717 days ago

      He’s way better than Scully, but he’s way short of Jobs.
      I’d say (don’t faint Consh,) I tend to agree with Conch. My major difference is that I’ve always seen cool as just the icing that sold a really good cake. Steve jobs once said,
      “You’ve baked a really lovely cake, but then you’ve used dog shit for frosting.”
      which illustrates this well. Apple couldn’t be Apple without making a good cake no matter how good the icing.
      Nowadays, Apple is losing cake quality (moving too fast on many system features and not bothering to repair/address vital function and usability, while still producing the best quality hardware,) even as they incorporate increasing quantities (any amount is unacceptable) of dog shit in their frosting (letting Jony Ive and others run amok with much of the interface and features of the software.) Admittedly, the line between frosting and cake is getting more blurry—as the interface and features become so crappy (dog crappy?) that it makes system unreliable or hard to use,what was a frosting problem quickly becomes a cake problem.

      • conshmillo

        conshmillo 9:33 am on February 3, 2016 717 days ago

        Well said.

    • henrystar

      Richard 10:44 am on February 3, 2016 717 days ago

      Well said indeed!

    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 9:14 pm on February 3, 2016 717 days ago

      BTW, using that POS, El Cap, I was just trying to use the find and replace feature in Text Edit and . . .
      it didn’t work!

      How can they break “Find and replace” in text edit? How is it possible? I am disgusted.

      Might it work, in some way, if used “properly”? Maybe. Perhaps it’s a little bug. Maybe I should restart Text edit, or restart my computer. Maybe there’s some subtle new Ivian “interface feature” I’m missing. But should I really need to do research to find out how to use “Find and replace” in Text edit? [and forget about using the long FUBARed and nearly useless Apple help—using Google search has been faster and easier for most things for a few years now.]

    • henrystar

      Richard 12:29 pm on February 4, 2016 716 days ago

      Google search is the world’s new brain, replacing all manuals. For example I both love and hate Mathematica. Love it because of the miracles it can do; hate it because it is hell to find out how to do each miracle. But I no longer go into the manual to find the answer: I google: Mathematica whatever whatever and it takes me fast to whatever whatever in the Mathematica help. Easy and fast and moderately intelligent. In 100 years it will be like asking God (should be).

      • conshmillo

        conshmillo 7:52 pm on February 4, 2016 716 days ago

        I said it several times that I wouldn’t be surprised if Google turned search into paid service. I would pay $10 monthly gladly.

  • 4

    piero 4:52 pm on October 14, 2015 - 829 days ago

    Sorry guys, just and advice where I can find the day chart of a stock on a certain day. Like CSIQ on August 19, 2015….

    Thank you in advance!

    • Nicu

      Nicu 6:36 pm on October 14, 2015 829 days ago

      I think that’s going to be a bit hard to find. Google and other free services give you 5 days or so of intraday data and pro platforms give you 30 days. There may be some paywalls that hide that info, but I do not know any in particular. Hope somebody else could help.

    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 3:34 am on October 15, 2015 828 days ago

    • Zee

      Zee 1:50 pm on October 15, 2015 828 days ago

      @ piero
      Can you explain for me why only the 19th? I was looking at the chart and I don’t understand your reasoning.

    • piero

      piero 3:43 pm on February 1, 2016 719 days ago

      Thanks to all! Sorry for this late reply.
      @zee I need the 19th because I had a problem with my old bank and trading account and that day I lost about 8k because I couldn’t sell CSIQ that jumped for some rumors!

  • 3

    piero 5:25 pm on September 15, 2015 - 858 days ago

    Boss, how could I post the picture linked?

    • Zee

      Zee 6:32 am on September 16, 2015 857 days ago

      Regardless of the lack of picture. Have you learned how to “speculate” as you so put it once hmm.

      • piero

        piero 11:59 pm on September 16, 2015 857 days ago

        Hi Zee, how R you?
        NO, sory, speculation is not in my dna and ethics. I invest. As I already said, I would have love to participate in a Venture capital company. I like ideas and projects, more than HFT or options or derivatives. Don’t like finance. Don’t like the market as it has transformed in the last 30 years. Don’t like a world were finance reigns over states and governments as it is today.
        But I understand that mine, is not a contemporary or modern point of view! ;-)

      • piero

        piero 12:35 am on September 21, 2015 853 days ago

  • piero

    piero 3:25 pm on April 13, 2015 - 1013 days ago

    I’ve just red the entire article, and I’m astonished not because I didn’t suspect but by the huge implication in and behind it.
    You remember my post on the “piggy banker” during the “cold war” of 2011/12, but reality is always “better” and wider than what you think!!
    So please read the article, check the sources and the links, and make your own idea on how does it mean for Mr.Schmidt words like competition, free market, companies and policies. Then, next time think twice on investing on him and his company.
    And do not forget the FUD machine that started 3 years ago against the biggest company quoted in US…

  • 1

    piero 12:44 am on January 16, 2015 - 1101 days ago

    May be you know it already since it is from a comment on june’14, but I received a couple of days ago and I found it perfect for the timing and the content! Enjoy!

    “So let me get this right. We support the Iraq government in the fight against ISIS. We don’t like ISIS, but ISIS is supported by Saudi Arabia who we do like. We don’t like Assad in Syria. We support the fight against him, but ISIS is also fighting against him. We don’t like Iran, but Iran supports the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIS. So some of our friends support our enemies, some enemies are now our friends, and some of our enemies are fighting against our other enemies, who we want to lose, but we don’t want our enemies who are fighting our enemies to win. If the people we want to defeat are defeated, they could be replaced by people we like even less, and all this was started by us invading a country to drive out terrorists who were not actually there until we went in to drive them out. I think I’ve got it.”
    By Richard Alan Jones

    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 3:48 am on January 16, 2015 1100 days ago

      Nah, we win. We sell guns to all of them.

  • 2

    piero 3:18 pm on December 1, 2014 - 1146 days ago

    Today many news on Chromebook over iPads in schools. AAPL down of course. But reading this article on Forbes was useful to look at the real story: did Apple make the wrong marketing and App choice? Or does the Developers do? If the iPad is perceived as gaming, content device will Cook choose to turn it also to a real powerful device for learning and working? Nice point that affect sales too and not marginally…

    • SB

      SB 5:34 pm on December 1, 2014 1146 days ago

      In my kids’ elementary, they are using iPads in K-2, and Chromebooks above. It appears Google docs is the linchpin – I have a 3rd grader typing in her book report in Google docs on the Chromebook at school and on our mac mini at home. They set up some sort of class account where you can do your work. And for something typing intensive, the iPad certainly is not the best solution.

    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 1:17 am on December 3, 2014 1145 days ago

      I’m not aware of anything that IDC has ever said about how Apple was doing in the market that has ever turned out to be true. They are well worth ignoring. Remember all the reports they made about Netbooks killing Apple or Android killing iOS?

      Google docs for Education (or whatever they call it) is a big influence. It’s easy for teachers and essential for chrome books. The Chromebooks are $200 thin client trash books that are completely useless without an internet connection (does anyone besides me remember that it’s always been companies involved in telecommunications who have always pushed thin clients of all kinds?) You would think the world would remember that web based apps just don’t cut it. But remember It’s teachers and IT admins who make the purchase decision, not the end users.

      Chrome books are essentially disposable platforms that solve an immediate problem with little front end cost. Give it a year. Quality, TCO, and UX will win out over cheap. BTW schools are get boatloads of “grants” to buy chrome books . Wonder why? — I imagine they aren’t selling well without the incentives. When they see the chrome books sitting broken, useless, or idle, all will be revealed.

  • 5

    piero 12:23 am on September 5, 2014 - 1234 days ago

    Sorry it’s not Obama, the new head of Republicans in USA… but Mrs Cristina Kirchner!!

    Or in other words fk off Hedge founds! Argentina forever!

    Maybe it’s too late, but it’s time to reform UN (and WTO) and take away those veto from the winners (??) of second world war. (Yes, there are still many fools or psychopaths that consider winners who kills thousands of others…)

    It looks to me that lately there are so many new dangerous fascist and nazi attitudes in Wall Street or US Government as they were in Germany 80 yrs ago! They are just called hedge found, or Police of the world, but in reality they want dominate the world as Hitler would have…

    Time to stop them with any kind of solution!

    • Zee

      Zee 12:54 am on September 5, 2014 1234 days ago

    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 2:00 am on September 5, 2014 1234 days ago

      Piero don’t be ridiculous, pragmatic is not conservative.

    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 4:13 am on September 5, 2014 1233 days ago

      Funny, usually in these kinds of arguments there are several exchanges back and forth before anyone mentions Hitler. I must admit though, that as much as I enjoy Argentinians, one of the things that most reminds me of Hitler is the past and continuing Argentinian attitude and actions concerning the Falkland Islands (and the oil around them!) Creditors wanting to be paid as per legal agreement, not so much.

      Perhaps she had to do this for the good of her country, but that doesn’t make creditors “Hitler.” Also rewriting the rules may be as bad as defaulting with regard to future foreign investment in Argentina

      • JPWatkins

        JPWatkins 10:09 pm on September 8, 2014 1230 days ago

        Hope you aren’t taking it the wrong way, Piero. I don’t particularly like what many hedge funds to stand for either. But, in theory, they aren’t much different from a mutual fund, which is to say they are investments by individuals like ourselves or by groups of individuals (aka corporations or moneyed interests with the advantages implied.) But they deserve the same rule of law and due process as I would want for anyone else.
        In any case default, by whatever name, method, or entity, is always a risk with such investments (they should have consulted their brokers ;-) .) Ignoring the legal ruling seems a strange way to handle national debts.

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