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  • Dividend Investors Should Get Ready To Load Up [View article]
    Since it is difficult to pick the perfect time to start or add to a position, dollar-cost averaging and dividend reinvesting are good techniques to employ. Tim highlights a few good dividend paying companies that can be used for this.
    Dec 30 01:49 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Prediction For 2013 - All Other Predictions Will Be Wrong [View article]
    Good advice, Larry. There's not much use trying to trade for the next 12 months. It's better to pick proven, consistent companies like the ones mentioned in your article and hold for the long-term. With dividends and steady growth, these companies will make investors money over 5 - 10 years or more.
    Dec 29 12:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Model Portfolio Update: Dividend Aristocrat+ Gainers And Decliners [View article]
    I realize MCD lagged this past year. However, I think it will still prove to be winner over the long-term. I have a few dividend suggestions here:
    Dec 29 12:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Analyzing Ackman's Herbalife Pyramid Claim [View article]
    Thank you for the article. I find this whole situation interesting. I would guess that no wrongdoing will be found on the part of HLF, which will create a great buying opportunity when the stock bottoms out.
    Dec 24 01:44 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FXI: Undervalued Exposure To China With Yield [View article]

    That's a good point - waiting for a pullback wouldn't be a bad idea. It's currently trading slightly over its Net Asset Value.
    Dec 24 01:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FXI: Undervalued Exposure To China With Yield [View article]
    Actually, I would use the DOW to get my U.S. exposure. There's nothing wrong with GXC, but it does have a lower yield than FXI.
    Dec 24 09:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • But Mr. Ackman, Herbalife Is A Sustainable Pyramid Scheme [View article]
    If investigations take place and no wrongdoing is found, then HLF will be available at a great undervalued price. The company's multilevel marketing practices are not necessarily illegal or unsustainable. An illegal pyramid scheme is one where people must pay to join, but nothing of value is exchanged. Herbalife exchanges actual products and the business model has worked for over 30 years. It should be interesting to watch these developments.
    Dec 23 03:21 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Investment Recommendations From PIMCO's Bill Gross [View article]
    Bill Gross is a strong leader with bonds. I always like to hear what he has to say. I have a lot of confidence in the Pimco funds due to his leadership and understanding of the market.
    Dec 23 10:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Assessing My Recommendations In 2012, Plus My Top Pick For 2013 [View article]

    I appreciate your work here and with your PRO articles. What are your thoughts on pipeline MLPs (Those who transport oil and natural gas).
    Dec 23 10:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Utilities ETF With Dividends, Price Appreciation, And Low Expenses [View article]
    The Vanguard website shows the Dec. dividend at $0.798. The dividend payment has increased, not decreased.
    Dec 20 09:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • For Dividends And Value, Get Some VTV [View article]

    What is your source for the volatility information?
    Dec 20 07:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: A Look At The Chart, Historical Comparisons, And Academia [View article]
    Interesting unbiased analysis. One of the key things for Apple is to see if the company can maintain its higher prices while maintaining increasing sales. This will keep margins & earnings at well above average levels.

    The other key for Apple will be its ability to continue producing game-changing technology. Thus far, they have been the leading technology innovator with other companies following their lead.

    The implosions of Cisco, Microsoft, and Netflix had a lot to do with being overvalued in terms of PE ratios. Cisco and Microsoft imploded along with the rest of the market during the popping of the dot-com bubble. However, Apple began its sell-off with an undervaluation and is now even more undervalued. The current quarter's earnings report in Jan. will provide more short-term clarity on the direction of the stock.
    Dec 16 06:24 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Apple's Current Price Is Justified [View article]
    I agree that Apple is undervalued. It is a dynamic stock, so it will have its share of corrections. The latest correction is a more drastic one from missing earnings estimates and guiding lower for the current quarter and the year; magnified by year-end fiscal cliff tax selling. However, you have to have a long-term view which should prove to be positive for the company. The stock should see new highs a year or two down the road based on current valuation and earnings growth. Apple is a company that I have confidence in. Although there is little clarity on an iTV or next big development, I don't think that Apple is done with respect to groundbreaking innovations.
    Dec 16 03:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: A Mixed Bag Of Competing Considerations From Fundamental To Technical [View article]
    When the stock hit $700 and there was little negative sentiment - that was the time to be fearful when others are greedy. Now the stock is $509 with lots of negative sentiment - time to be greedy when others are fearful as Buffett likes to say.

    Dec 15 12:36 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stryker: Poised To Benefit From Aging Baby Boomers [View article]

    The tax is only 2.3%, so I don't think the company would have a problem passing that extra cost onto its customers. Stryker's life improving products shouldn't experience a decline in sales as a result of that tax.
    Dec 15 12:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment