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  • Keeping Investors Scared Witless [View article]
    I am so disgusted with the media caterwauling and kowtowing to every slighted party who decides that "our justice shall be realized" that I am ready to dump my money down the hopper.
    The do-gooders haunt the investment landscape at very turn popping up to threaten lawsuits and declaim the end of corporate folly.

    It is just plain nuts out there. You know, there are a couple, perhaps a few, BILLION people who want what you already have and they will work to get it. Six hundred million people in India alone do not use a toilet. We have a long way to go before we are saturated.

    Thank you for your article. Let's hope common sense prevails. I doubt it but we can carry on nonetheless.
    Dec 5, 2014. 10:17 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil: A Massive Buying Opportunity? Don't Drink The Kool-Aid [View article]
    Oh, I am not happy with this scenario and hope you are off track. First the widow and orphans like Bank of America get killed and now conservative stalwarts like XOM.

    Objectionists and do-gooders line the streets and are hammering the like of BP and Shell for payment and reparations for perceived past sins. I am so sick of every slighted person running to the media and the media erupting with their outrage and blame.
    These companies form the bedrock of the financial security for American workers and pensioners. In our pathetic and erroneous pursuit of "justice and revenge", American companies will suffer and the cost of doing business will rise because of entanglements and delays from class action lawsuits and faulty court opinions.

    I am getting disgusted with this politically induced mayhem that will trickle down to our bottom lines.
    Thanks for your analysis. I hope XOM remains strong…...
    Dec 5, 2014. 09:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BP Or Kinder Morgan For Your Retirement Portfolio? [View article]
    I would also go with KMI. BP is great and I own it as well but it is big, big, big, one of the "lumbering giants" and the target of environmentalists. Yes, it is also shareholder friendly but I just want to give the edge to KMI because I think Richard Kinder is smart, hungry and in a position to be more nimble.

    I plan to keep both and to keep both on dividend reinvestment as long as I can. To be sure they will both be in my estate when I die unless something dire happens to either one.
    Nov 15, 2014. 05:50 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Qualcomm: Accelerate The Buyback Program [View article]
    Share buybacks generally do not benefit shareholders…they end up as payola in the pockets of executives. The real floor under the stock is to reward shareholders with a fat dividend. Few people will sell a stock with a four percent dividend payout.

    To Hell with buybacks. I want the benefit for being in this stock since 1992. I want a big fat dividend.
    Nov 13, 2014. 09:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Procter & Gamble Is A Better Investment Than Colgate-Palmolive [View article]
    I agree with all posters. I too have owned both for decades. PG SEEMS to have more management and directional difficulties…..this is just an uneducated hunch on my part but there is some intangible advantage I give to CL.

    I am sticking with both and I bet my CL outpaces PG in the next decade. Thank you for your analysis! I reinvest my dividends and long term I just don't know by how much, if any, PG's greater dividend trumps total return for both stocks.
    Nov 8, 2014. 10:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The American Capital Party Is Just Getting Started [View article]
    As of this morning I am still down 40K on my ACAS. I have held this dog forever. Let's hope I "get back to even" before I die. Due to my advanced age I cannot afford to keep hanging on to losses that do not pay a dividend.

    Thanks for the ray of hope and the excellent article.
    Nov 7, 2014. 10:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan: Just Cleared Major Hurdle On Way To Merger Vote [View article]
    I own a bundle of KMI and I am going to add more to it and to my WMB. These two stocks will be with me when I die.
    Nov 6, 2014. 10:15 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Kinder Morgan Adds 2 Tankers To Its Jones Act Fleet [View article]
    Well I just plan worry about tankers. One major spill and the economic and political consequences are extreme and then there is piracy, international shippings and conflicts…hummm…I hope they are careful and wary.

    I have owned shipping, dry bulk, etc., and I have lost my shirt because companies rush to build and then there is a oversupply and rates crash.
    Nov 6, 2014. 10:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital to split in three; +9.5% AH [View news story]
    I have hung on to the Godawful mess for the past decade and am still down 45% with no dividend in sight! I can't stand this insufferable disaster and hope it will resume a dividend and bring the stock way up!
    Nov 5, 2014. 05:36 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can United Technologies Corporation Move Your Portfolio? [View article]
    I just cannot comprehend how you can accomplish such a well researched and thorough article as I find it difficult to even sort out my mail! Thank you!

    I am always torn between high yield and stocks like UTX which I have held for more than couple of decades and reinvested my dividends so I am doing well but at my advanced age, 73, I will need to use some dividends to actually live on.

    Thanks again for your considerable time and effort.
    Nov 5, 2014. 11:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Closer Look At Kinder Morgan Energy Partners' 3Q14 Distributable Cash Flow [View article]
    Than you for your thorough and excellent review.
    Nov 3, 2014. 09:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Once In A Generation Change For Stocks [View article]
    I bet the market continues to move higher in the decades to come. There will be the same amount or more money but perhaps different people will be buying stocks. Then there is human nature driving the whole mess…that is not going to change. As long as there are people out there who want what you already have then they will work to get it and business will continue to prosper.

    Changes and politicians come and go and those with money have power and they will take care that their lifestyles are not disturbed too much. That is just the way things work and probably always will.
    Nov 1, 2014. 10:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Reasons To Buy ICICI Bank [View article]
    I have been in IBN for over a decade and am generally happy with the results but the dividend should be doubled! The payout ratio is just under 25% and this does not reward shareholders enough.

    As a buy and hold investor who counts on reinvesting those dividends to compound wealth I am at an age where I need those bigger dividends sooner rather than later!

    India has a great future but as poster Nicholas just said it is a great opportunity of tomorrow….but I need that opportunity today!
    Oct 22, 2014. 09:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital Ltd.: Loving The Hate [View article]
    Having bought this wretched DOG in 2005 I am STILL DOWN 48%. This has been a disaster for me and I am still down 35K. If I can get back to even by the time I croak I will consider myself lucky.
    Oct 13, 2014. 03:02 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Natural Gas: Marcellus Pipeline Boom Sets Stage For A 30 Bcf A Day Tsunami [View article]
    Thank you. Excellent. Long KMI, WMB and SE. I have bought these years ago and am a by-and-hold dividend investor. All three will be in my estate when I die!
    Oct 12, 2014. 10:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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