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  • Warren Buffett And Gold: Follow What He Does, Not What He Says [View article]
    Buffet and Soros are Liberal insiders. Buffet (companies held) was one of the largest recipients of taxpayer bailout funds. Maybe that's why he feels guilt (for others) only paying 15% income tax rate.

    In addition to being one of the worlds most successful investors, he may also hold the title of biggest hypocrite. He also became very dishonest in the tax the rich debate. He is a pure political sycophant insider - and all about making money. Again, he's even happy to take the tax dollars of middle class Americans. Ahhhh shucks.
    Mar 1, 2012. 08:15 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Perspectives On Friday's Sell Off [View article]
    This is not a correction as of yet. Investors should remember to be greedy to the downside. I don't think there would be many attractively priced companies or markets based on this very small move. Markets are back to where they were a month ago. Did investors think that was bargain hunting time?

    Be patient.

    I was happy though to reinvest my dividends and some regular moves from cash to equities all based on my regular schedule.

    Nothing to see here. yet. lol
    Jan 25, 2014. 07:56 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • House Approves Fiscal Cliff Bill: How The Deal Affects Income Investors [View article]
    What a shame. All of this posturing over tax rates is meaningless in the grand scheme (though certainly individuals will be affected).

    Real spending cuts have to be applied. It would be easy to balance the budget within a few years, but spending restraint and modest cuts must be part of the equation.

    The U.S. still does not have a plan to eliminate the deficit.
    Jan 2, 2013. 05:50 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Enviable Demographics And The Baby Boomer Retirement Myth [View article]
    I agree with art trader. The big shift has been the massive transfer of wealth from the private sector to the public sector workers. It's real, it is easy to quantify and it is the #1 reason for the debt and deficit troubles of the world.

    This simple fact does not get enough ink, or digital ink.
    Mar 30, 2012. 09:16 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Tremors Signal That Something Wicked This Way Comes [View article]
    As you write, maybe, maybe not. The more one reads about and studies the markets, the more one comes to the obvious conclusion that it is fruitless to try and predict the future movements of the markets.

    But it is a massive industry, predicting these moves that may or may not materialize.
    Mar 25, 2012. 08:17 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Debt Ceiling Is Not the Only Issue [View article]
    Obama is the Job Destroyer In Chief. What does one expect when you increase (or propose to) the cost of employment by thousands of dollars per employee?
    Jul 24, 2011. 06:39 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BCE: A High Income Plus Growth Stock [View article]
    Earnings growth is declining, and the payout ratios is above 95%? Looks like income is flat over last 5 years or so according to TD Waterhouse?

    Perhaps this is a nice bond substitute, but not a dividend growth play moving forward with that payout ratio and earnings challenge.

    That 5% might be nice though in today's environment and high valuations.

    Oct 3, 2014. 07:25 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Greatest Danger For Stock Investors Today [View article]
    Great post. I think that is what makes Seeking Alpha great. I am not picking sides here. But I love it when I see an intelligent rebuttal, and comments from readers who keep the authors honest.
    Mar 22, 2014. 07:45 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You Just Don't Understand Europe [View article]
    Public service unions are much to blame. They 'influence' politicians with their political clout. We have seen the transfer of wealth from the private sector to the public sector (workers). The politicians reward the unions and members for their support. This has happened in Europe and North America.

    I read that Italy has one million public servants who retired with 17 years or less of 'service'.

    Of course countries go bankrupt (or threaten to) with this kind of trend.
    Mar 28, 2013. 07:35 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Perfect Portfolio, Evolved [View article]
    Hey Ry the Kid. You are thinking too much. No one knows where any asset class or sector is going short or mid term, never mind where an individual company might be going.

    You are young. You only need to take what the market is offering. You don't have to try and outsmart the market. Take what it offers and you will retire with a million or millions (if you're a good saver).

    If you try to outsmart the market, history tells us that you will most likely underperform the market to a very substantial degree. And you will add years if not a decade to your working life.

    If you must play, play with 10%, and hold a core portoflio of indexes. Or you can skim the indexes and hold them individually once you have a portfolio of substantial value.

    If you don't like volatility (you'll find out one day), hold bonds as "shock absorbers".

    "Investing ain't rocket surgery". Ha.
    Mar 17, 2013. 07:21 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sorry, Your Dividends Are Not Coming Home Any Time Soon [View article]
    hey maybe that's not a bad idea, we're not doing anything with the hockey season cancelled and all. I'l check with the boys and get back to you on that one.

    I think last time, we burned it down, hung out for a while and found out that the beer wasn't very good - so we left.
    Nov 27, 2012. 12:23 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buffett's Bursting Bubble [View article]
    Because QEs trillions did not work. It did not inflate the economy, yet. Too much slack. Too much unemployment. Too little investment. Too many regulations.

    Let's Remember, Peter Schiff has been right for over 15 years. Bang on, on the macro calls. One cannot get the timing right. Foolish to predict the time of events.
    Mar 7, 2012. 06:59 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More Sobering Views Of Housing Market [View article]
    I've read projections of 3-5 years to clear. It could be closer to 3 if the gov would get out of the way. Let prices fall even more, stop propping them up. Let investors come in and buy as many as they like. Tax burdens and regulation still get in the way.

    Government created the mess, they continue to wade in it.
    Mar 3, 2012. 07:15 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Burger King In Talks To Buy Tim Hortons [View article]
    Ahhh man, leave my Tim's alone. I would have no idea of what to do with BKW, it's horrible in Canada, so that does not leave a good impression. I might have to sell most, but I guess the stock price will get a nice boost.

    Taxation seems a horrible reason to buy a company.

    Aug 25, 2014. 08:02 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil: Undervalued Industry Leader With Large Growth Runway [View article]
    Great article, thanks. Glad to see it as a top read. More dividend growth stock pickers should follow you. And of course most should avoid that total income approach to investing, there's more to be made with your observations on growth, value and earnings power and payout ratio.

    Aug 6, 2014. 06:26 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment