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  • Keystone pipeline review gives Obama, State Department an out [View news story]
    Check out this map of oil pipelines that already exist in the U.S. I don't think that one more is going to upset the environment.
    Feb 21, 2014. 02:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Analysis Of Warren Buffett's New Position: Liberty Global [View article]

    Berkshire owns 0.74% of Liberty Global according to the 2.9 million shares on the 13F filing. This is not to be confused with Liberty Media, where Berkshire sold some of its position recently.
    Feb 19, 2014. 07:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Analysis Of Warren Buffett's New Position: Liberty Global [View article]
    dealraker, you are correct. It was most likely Combs and Wexler who made the pick. However, Buffett's name draws more attention.
    Feb 19, 2014. 07:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's Needs To Fine-Tune Its Marketing [View article]
    Thank you for pointing that out - the sentence reads like mad-libs. The fix should be in soon.
    Feb 11, 2014. 06:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Banco Santander: Positive Developments For This 7.6% Yielder [View article]
    Artful Dodger,

    Thank you for adding your thoughts. The issue of owning a particular stock that I write about is brought up occasionally. I write about many companies, so it's just not feasible to own all of them. I also like to own funds. With that in mind, I do my best to give an unbiased independent analysis.
    Feb 10, 2014. 07:22 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Outerwall: Stock To Double On EcoATM Growth And Buybacks [View article]
    Speaking of buybacks - OUTR was up 12% today on news that it will buyback $350 million worth of stock.
    Feb 7, 2014. 09:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • As Goes January, So Goes The Year In 2014? [View article]
    You must have read the title but not the article. In the article, I explained that it wouldn't be likely that the rest of the year would be similar to January based on current fundamentals.
    Feb 5, 2014. 05:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 7-Year Cycle That Will Crush Uninformed Investors, Again [View article]
    We don't try to time the market with our 401ks, so why try to do it in an after tax brokerage account? It would be better to dollar-cost average, so that mistakes are not made, then let the power of compounding work for you.
    Feb 3, 2014. 10:05 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Amazon Can Teach Us About Five Below [View article]

    I don't think that FIVE's price to sales ratio is too high when paired w/ a PEG under 2. It's a visible company which is growing steadily, so investors are giving the stock a premium. You're correct that the stock is at risk for corrections based on negative sales/earnings reports.
    Feb 3, 2014. 07:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Small-Cap ETF Outperforms The Averages By A Wide Margin [View article]

    Thank you for your skeptical viewpoint. The statement from the prospectus holds true in all funds.
    The future looks bright for the fund as well. Small-caps have a tendency to outperform over the long term. With this fund, you have a diverse set of 680 companies, not just one stock. Since small-caps have higher earnings growth than larger companies & stocks rise as a result of earnings growth over time, VBK should do well over the next few years also. I think that the fund will continue to outperform.
    Jan 31, 2014. 01:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Keystone XL foes mount new challenge by linking it to Enbridge project [View news story]
    The pipeline should be built. If the oil doesn't travel by pipeline, it will continue to travel by rail. What's potentially worse for the environment? Rail cars that can derail or a stationary pipeline? Get real environmentalists!
    Jan 30, 2014. 09:11 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dow Chemical: 3% Dividend Plus Likely Price Appreciation In 2014 [View article]
    The Money Madam,

    The cutting of the dividend goes along with DOW's cyclical nature. The guideline to sell cyclicals is after the 2nd or 3rd time the Fed raises interest rates. With that being said, we probably still have a while to go before reaching that point.
    Jan 28, 2014. 07:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Small-Cap ETF Outperforms The Averages By A Wide Margin [View article]
    You should consider owning VBK in combination with a large cap ETF such as VTI. You should also consider some international exposure for balance, maybe 20%.
    Jan 27, 2014. 07:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Small-Cap ETF Outperforms The Averages By A Wide Margin [View article]

    Sorry, I have to disagree with you. VBK had better performance than VBR, so there was no goofing in this case. Here's the chart that proves it:
    Consider that an in the park home run.
    Jan 27, 2014. 07:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jeremy Siegel: Correct About 2013, Sees Dow At 18,000 In 2014 [View article]
    The market was due for a correction. News from China was probably a trigger, but there were also other countries reporting negative news. Investors are probably taking profits after last year's large run-up. There's no need to play with the big boys. Just dollar cost average into a diverse basket of stocks and you'll do well over the long-term.
    Jan 26, 2014. 07:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment