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  • Stocks Going Ex-Dividend The Fourth Week Of June [View article]
    Good point. Actually the article should say "you can't sell the stock until ON OR after the ex-date" as you can sell on the ex-dividend date and still be entitled to the dividend.
    Jun 26, 2015. 12:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks Going Ex-Dividend The Second Week Of June [View article]
    You are right, the buying dividend strategy works in rising or flat markets, where the stock price recovers in a few days.
    Your suggestion about buying on the ex-dividend is a good one where investors are waiting for the ex date to get the dividend before they dump the stock. This dumping causes the stock to drop more than what would typically be expected if there wasn't a dividend involved. Then you could buy the stock on the ex date and wait for the recovery. You wouldn't receive the dividend, but you could make a small profit. What you need to look for before trying this is a significant rise in the stock price on the day before the ex date (in other words, too many people buying the dividend) where the stock price rises higher than normal for no reason other than the dividend.
    Jun 10, 2015. 01:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks Going Ex-Dividend The Third Week Of September [View article]
    No. You only have to wait until the ex-dividend day to sell it. You will still be a shareholder of record and be considered an owner on the record date.
    Sep 22, 2014. 06:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Top Turkey Stocks For Investors [View instapost]
    I try to avoid the appearance of trying to boost my own portfolio by touting my own stocks (like I have seen others do, especially with low cap stocks), so I try to look for interesting stocks that I would consider buying if my portfolio wasn't fully committed to other positions. However, occasionally, I can't avoid writing about my own positions, as some are very long term investments, e.g. Apple (AAPL).
    Aug 18, 2013. 06:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Recent Stock Purchases Of Warren Buffett [View instapost]
    One way is to check the SEC EDGAR web site. I will try to keep the Buffett purchases updated on a quarterly basis.
    Aug 18, 2013. 06:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks Going Ex Dividend The Third Week Of August 2012 [View article]
    What is dishonest about receiving dividends? The article never claims that there is no risk. There is always risk to owning a stock, even for a short period of time. This is a technique for reducing risk because you limit the amount of time the stock is held.
    Aug 6, 2012. 11:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks Going Ex Dividend The Third Week Of August 2012 [View article]
    That's exactly what it says as a definition "Ex-dividend date: the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend." The second sentence in the article refers to the fact that you may have to wait a day or two or longer in order to sell at a breakeven price.
    Aug 6, 2012. 11:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 27 Ways To Buy Facebook Stock Before It Goes Public [View article]
    Yes it is. According to Yahoo Finance, SVVC "is a closed ended equity mutual fund" more commonly referred to as a CEF.
    Mar 19, 2012. 11:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Postage Increases Might Be the Least of eBay's Problems [View article]
    Here is what the IRS says:
    "Almost everything you own and use for personal purposes, pleasure, business or investment is a capital asset. The difference between the amount for which you sell the capital asset and your basis, which is usually what you paid for it, is a capital gain or a capital loss. While all capital gains are taxable and must be reported on your tax return, only capital losses on investment or business property are deductible. Losses on sales of personal property are not deductible."
    May 27, 2007. 12:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Postage Increases Might Be the Least of eBay's Problems [View article]
    If a lot of these companies (AAPL, AMZN, EBAY, YHOO, etc.) started paying a small dividend, even a nominal one of just a few cents per share per year, they would open up a large market of potential institutional buyers: the mutual funds that have restrictions on only buying income stocks, and trust funds which are prohibited from investing in investments that don't generate an income.
    May 27, 2007. 12:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Increased Postal Rates Hurt eBay? [View article]
    I know eBay may have partial blame but from what other ebayers have been telling me, the Post Office wouldn't even release postal rates to anyone prior to the date of the postal increase, other than nominal info on their news releeases. Prior to the rate change day, I gave up after 20 minutes on the USPS web site trying the find rate info, by I have a friend who spent a total of 20 hours on the phone to his local post office and Washington trying to find out what the exact rates were and to get clarification about packaging, but with no success.
    There may be an even bigger problem looming for eBay, which won't be theis fault at all [unless they don't lobby against it.] I will be writing about it shortly.
    May 23, 2007. 05:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Increased Postal Rates Hurt eBay? [View article]
    I hear the same thing from many other eBay sellers. But this may not be the worst thing; there may be an even bigger problem on the horizon, based on what the government is considering. I plan on writing an article about it in the next couple days.
    May 23, 2007. 04:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Six Argentina-Based Investment Opportunities [View article]
    According to the CIA World Factbook, Argentina is the second largest country by area in South America and the eighth largest by area in the world. Land size may not be a significant factor in investing, but because of its large size, it encompasses a substantial and diverse group of natural resources, including oil, natural gas, timber, sulfur, tungsten, uranium, gold, silver, zinc, magnesium, and copper. [Mining exports increased 500% in the last 10 years.] They also have an extensive amount of farm land and grazing land for cattle. Parts of Argentina are even suitable for growing vineyards, making Argentina the fifth largest wine producer in the world.
    May 20, 2007. 11:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Five High Yield Small Cap Stocks [View article]
    This is a very old article. I actually suggested New Century as a short on March 1 in my blog:
    Four days later, the stock would have provided a return of 67% to a short seller.
    May 17, 2007. 01:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 6 Book Stocks To Watch [View article]
    This is a great analysis. I agree that the link between Amazon's success and book publishers is tenuous, the fact remains that book readership must be up if Wiley's revenues are up 6.7%, Courier's is up 11.5%, McGraw-Hill up 13.7%, etc.
    May 3, 2007. 09:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment