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  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 12:25 PM, ktd74 wrote:

    We're hiring, do you guys need a job?

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 12:37 PM, mybutt wrote:

    Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs walk into a mortgage broker’s office and ask for an application per person. The broker recognizes the three famous people and quietly says "Were looking for people that realy require a loan for a home purchase or refinance; you 3 gentlemen I presume hardly need our assistance based on your reported wealth." Warren looks at Bill and Steve says"Told you so." Steve says to Warren "I didnt think we would either." Bill replies to both and says "See I told you these brokers wont lend that TARP money to anyone!"

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 2:57 PM, mtlistdude wrote:

    And where all told they did not qualify for a loan because they made to much money.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 5:05 PM, artpreble wrote:

    Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs walk into a mortgage broker’s office and Warren says "We need to talk about jobs."

    Bill adds, "We need more accessibility."

    Steve protests, "My doctors won't let me."

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 5:10 PM, mestringer wrote:

    Lufkin Industries, Inc. (Lufk)

    This is company is extremely well run and has shown a steady rate of growth and dividend return.

    It is a global used product and they are the world leaders in the pumping unit production equipment.

    They have given steady good dividends over a long period. With energy use not going down, I believe they have a steady bright future particularly in 2010.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 5:12 PM, pinkey21 wrote:

    sgmo---zinc fingers fit the glove.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 5:25 PM, Wyeth027 wrote:

    The year of 2010 portends a highly charged atmosphere as politics and economics begin to separate thsu creating much more volatility. Bank stocks will continue to stagnate while industrial stocks, commodities, and technology benefit from more aggressive inventory building. The surprise will be a flattening of gold as the Fed surprisingly tries to walk the fine line between easy money and staving off inflation. Interest rates will rise sooner than expected finally leading to a huge run in gold toward the end of 2010 as Democrats fare better in the mid terms than expected.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 5:26 PM, Wyeth027 wrote:

    American Sierra Gold - amnp.bb

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 5:38 PM, gunnboy wrote:

    I had a broker managing one portfolio and even though I told him to keep me invested he left about 40% cash on the sidelines (waiting for a pullback)! That 40% could have doubled or more if it had been invested in stocks!

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 6:57 PM, GreenPhotog wrote:

    China barely staying ahead of the onrushing bulls; my pick for 2010 is China Automotive Systems (CAAS). They're getting off their bicycles and jumping in to cars (pity).

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 7:22 PM, gordonsgold wrote:

    Jinpan Internation (JST) Mucho infrastructure being built in China--they need roads and buildings.

    Gordon

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 11:46 PM, TelcoFooled wrote:

    Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs walk into a mortgage broker’s office.

    Warren Buffett says - shame on you Mr Broker, you sold no-income check mortgages to people that they didn't understand.

    The mortgage broker says "Warren, You hang around with Bill Gates products and nobody understands Zune!"

    Steve Jobs says "quit fighting, nobody actually buys either anymore"

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 10:59 PM, cgraymsa wrote:

    Why do you announce a contest in a 12/18 email that required a response by 12/17

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 11:01 PM, cgraymsa wrote:

    received notice on the stock pick for 2010 in an email on 12/18. Unfortunately entries had to be in by 12/17.

    Why do you do things like that?

  • Report this Comment On December 21, 2009, at 11:47 PM, pgutier3 wrote:

    Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs walk into a mortgage broker’s office and asked the receptionist to speak with the CEO of the firm. The eager assistant explained that he was on a "business" trip to San Quentin, and would be back promptly in 10 to 15 years, to which Warren replied, "Gee, I guess we'll leave the tanning bed with you. Merry Christmas"

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