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  • The U.S. Government Is Not '$16T In The Hole' [View article]
    That is logical, if and only if, the government can sell off these assets.
    I am sure Democrats would love the idea of "privatization"...hehe.
    Nov 8 11:40 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Warren Buffett: The Debt Ceiling Is Asinine [View article]
    Using your analysis, it at least gives pause to consider how much they are gorging themselves on other people's money, and how it is not abating in any way.

    One more reminder that they are not balancing the budget, even on a business cycle consideration. MSNBC states that household budgets are not like the Federal Government since the US can continue to expand debt levels for each of the last 50 years. Great!
    Oct 19 12:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Western Union Company: A Beat Up Stock That Insiders Love [View article]
    No WU for you.

    Nothing says that anything has to be carried by train. You probably heard of trains, planes and boats.
    Tobacco? Pretty easy to grow. No rocket science there and not many patents. Distribution not hard either.
    Conoco? Listed 25th. http://bit.ly/JzgNCy
    Apple and Google? Other than patents, what do they have for moats??? Cash?

    http://bit.ly/10GYVwa
    And here, read this for fun on your next start-up business:
    http://1.usa.gov/10GYLol
    And be sure to check the laws for each country...
    http://bit.ly/Y9Uf2z
    Mar 13 02:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Western Union Company: A Beat Up Stock That Insiders Love [View article]
    No WU for you.

    Nothing says that anything has to be carried by train. You probably heard of trains, planes and boats.
    Tobacco? Pretty easy to grow. No rocket science there and not many patents. Distribution not hard either.
    Conoco? Listed 25th. http://bit.ly/JzgNCy
    Apple and Google? Other than patents, what do they have for moats??? Cash?

    http://seekingalpha.co...
    And here, read this for fun on your next start-up business:
    http://1.usa.gov/10GYLol
    And be sure to check the laws for each country...
    http://bit.ly/Y9Uf2z
    Mar 13 02:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Western Union Company: A Beat Up Stock That Insiders Love [View article]
    Viperman:

    Is any moat safe???
    Mar 5 03:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Armour Residential A Buy For Monthly Dividend Lovers [View article]
    You have some good points. I suspect that REITS are not of interest to you.

    Actually one increase and five reductions. As mentioned in prior posts going from quarterly to monthly has to be calculated on an event basis, not over a 365 day period.

    Sounds like a good article to write about collusion, and you can start here: http://on.mktw.net/13k...

    ‘The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs - in the long run we are all dead ‘ JM Keynes
    The same criticisms were directed at IVR but that was a fruitful investment. I just expect that the so called "arbitrage" will last long enough to be profitable.
    Jan 10 02:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Warner Chilcott A Buy For Dividend Lovers [View article]
    I usually don't go for the special dividends, but I am glad it paid off for you. And it was good that you understood that it was a special dividend and not something you could expect on a regular basis.
    Nov 23 02:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 21 Stocks For Bulls, Based On PMI And NMI [View article]
    Yes, ATI's stock chart has not looked good for the past two years, and everyone is looking for a worldwide recovery. Just to clarify, the stock picks were based on how well they correlated with increases in the ISM indexes, which this last month was positive, and Sabrient's ratings. Sabrient states the following reason for rating ATI highly:
    Value: A Sabrient Value Score of 94.4 for ATI indicates a solid potential for price gain along with reduced downside risk. Rigorous backtesting reveals that issues boasting scores in this range have a high probability of outperforming the market over the next three to four months.

    Thus, if you are a value investor and think the ISM will continue to increase, ATI would be a good choice going forward.
    PS: I might be more interested in ATI if it paid a little higher rate, or the price was lower. (-:
    Oct 17 02:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks For The Bull Lovers And Bear Haters Based On The NMI [View article]
    Not sure I follow, Maria?
    Sep 17 10:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 15 Stocks For Bulls And 15 For Bears, Based On ISM [View article]
    Value Digger, just to clarify:
    The universe the stocks are selected from is the S&P 1500. And it is not a selection process as much as an algorithm that chooses stocks based on unbiased criteria.
    Aug 12 01:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stock Picking Based On ISM Manufacturing Index, January 2012 [View article]
    Sorry, nope.
    Other than being land locked, Mongolia looks like a good place to make investments.
    Feb 10 03:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Dual-Taxation Meme [View article]
    I agree. I would just add that he wants to discourage savings. Living off others just meant that you saved and thus delayed consumption, and Warren Buffett of all people should know that, as he has lived a frugal life -- compared to his income.
    Aug 22 07:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Will the Market Respond to Our Government's Theatrics? [View article]
    I guess you are right about the default along with some other minor incidents according to:

    Talk about a Black Swan event–US default has only occurred five times in the country’s history. In 1779 (government unable to redeem the continental currency issued during the Revolutionary War); 1782 (the Colonies defaulted on the debt they took out to pay for the war); 1862 (during the Civil War, the Union failed to redeem dollars for gold at terms stated by the debt contracts); 1934 (amid the Great Depression, FDR defaulted on the debt issued to finance World War I); and in 1979 (bureaucratic snafu resulted in missed interest on some small bills).

    Read more: moneywatch.bnet.com/ec...
    moneywatch.bnet.com/ec.../
    Aug 2 02:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Phony Debt Limit Discussions About Default [View article]
    Another interesting view on these issues...
    www.cnn.com/2011/OPINI...
    Jul 28 05:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gilded Deluxe May Be Worth a Look [View article]
    hockey11, NP.
    I decided to go long. I am not as convinced that dividend growth is necessarily the only factor to determine a good company to purchase. Consistent payouts are more important {IMHO}.

    For DXL, they have been paying the 25 cents per quarter since August 2006. So if you mean the dividend yield going down because the stock accumulated in value, then that should be a positive. Shortly after then, the dividend yield was less than 1%.

    Another yield that has been going down... ycharts.com/indicators...
    Jul 28 04:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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