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  • The Turkish Stock Market: A Filter For Stocks In Turkey [View article]
    Thanks for the article. Any views on Ford Otosan (FOVSY)?
    Nov 27, 2014. 11:28 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Turbocharge Dividend Growth [View article]
    Thanks for the article. Do you think there are stocks at good entry points right now?
    Nov 25, 2014. 08:02 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Fluor: Industrial Construction Company Getting Rave Reviews [View article]
    Thanks for the article. I have been watching them for a few months now. I feel that over last 5 years, they have largely tracked S&P 500 and recently trailed quite a bit. Hopefully, future (3-5 years) will be better.

    What do you think of AMEC Foster Wheeler now that they will have an ADR (AMFW)? Larger dividends and globally more diversified perhaps? Thanks for any views/comments.
    Nov 23, 2014. 08:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Trades For 370 Years Of Earnings, Jack Ma Thinks It Might Not Be Here In 20 [View article]
    Hi Paulo,

    Good to hear that you are recovering well and back to active status.

    Earlier this summer there were two reasonable events in Fall - End of QE3 (free supply of money) and Alibaba IPO (moving money from various momentum stocks to BABA). Now that we have gone through these, what impact did you see?

    I have been short Amazon for quite some time and was hoping a larger effect than what we got. The short-time fall that we did get was from Q3 earnings report and Q4 revenue guidance.

    Do you have any views how and why the markets have held up so well after the end of QE3?
    Nov 23, 2014. 08:03 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons To Like National Oilwell Varco Now [View article]
    Ernie - I feel the same way. That with these big diversified companies, there is some overlap of NOV with HAL, BHI and SLB but they are not really competitors. NOV competition is from equipment manufacturing companies in Asia and then there is Weatherford, Akastor as well.
    Nov 23, 2014. 07:35 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix May Be In For Some More Pain Shortly [View article]
    I thought that Netflix does not own the original programming like House of Cards, Orange is the New Black etc. They have exclusive rights to stream it and they paid to get the series made but I thought that I read somewhere that Netflix doesn't own the shows.
    Nov 23, 2014. 07:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Solving The Mystery Of 10 By 10 - How Does A Dividend Growth Investor Get From Point A To Point B? [View article]
    Thanks for the valuable discussion. Do you know what a closed form formula (expression) will be for future value.

    Typical compound:
    FV = PV * (1 + r)^n
    where n is number of years and yearly compounding.

    With increasing rate "r" that increases by "d" (for dividend growth rate):
    FV = PV * (1+r) * (1 + r*(1+d) ) * (1 + r*(1+d)^2) * ... *(1+r*(1+d)^(n-1))

    Can this expression be reduced to a closed form for easy computation in Excel spreadsheets? Basically, I want to see that if a stock gives me a yield of x% today and I expect it to have DGR of y% then after n years how much money will I have assuming no share-price growth.
    Oct 21, 2014. 10:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Allianz Trades At Low Multiples And Offers A Forward Yield Of 5% [View article]
    You are still thinking like an American investor. Most foreign companies don't have a concept of quarterly dividends. They do business and tally their accounts at the end of the year and declare a dividend from earned profits.

    Quarterly dividends from a Germany company isn't going to happen anytime soon.
    Oct 21, 2014. 08:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Challengers (And Near-Challengers): 57 Increases Expected By New Year's Day [View article]
    Got it. Thanks for your detailed reply. This is helpful.

    I was hoping that one could simply put a formula in the Excel spreadsheet to pull information from some websites directly.
    Oct 19, 2014. 03:28 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Challengers (And Near-Challengers): 57 Increases Expected By New Year's Day [View article]
    Thanks for all your work. It is a great resource for all.

    I was wondering how you get some of the data into your Excel spreadsheets. Do you manually copy (type) the data or do you download some cell values directly from the Internet? I wanted to make some sheets myself and wanted stock information and searched out online for Excel help. Various macros and plugins download a bunch of information but not in concise form/fashion. Like getting just the stock price itself is a pain. Any tips? I tried Google Docs online but didn't quite like them.
    Oct 19, 2014. 09:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Myths About SeaDrill That Could Cost You Real Money [View article]
    BTW - the company is called Seadrill and not SeaDrill. I can't take the article seriously enough when the author didn't quite get the name correct :-(
    Oct 17, 2014. 10:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Bad Really Was Netflix's Third Quarter? [View article]
    It is in very rough shape. The content obligation costs are now $9 billion. Most of them off balance sheet so investors may miss. If new subscribers don't continue to come then it is game over. Netflix can't expand internationally and service these obligations with current cash flow if new subscribers don't come in large numbers.
    Oct 17, 2014. 07:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon: Beyond The P/E Ratio [View article]
    Thanks. I didn't suspect you in any case - I thought I might mention the other card incase you didn't try that out. Seems you know too well about it :)
    Oct 17, 2014. 07:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon: Beyond The P/E Ratio [View article]
    I use a regular American Express card and get 1% cash back anyways. So I personally don't see a point of their exec membership. e.g., in your case, the numbers would be:

    $39.63 of cashback per year. So effective membership = $70.37 more than their basic membership.

    Think about the American Express Blue Cash or Preferred cash
    Oct 17, 2014. 06:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix Collapses: Time To Buy? [View article]
    @all on board - so do you have Netflix? If yes, then please drop it and encourage your friends to do the same.
    Oct 17, 2014. 06:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment