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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Market Awaits Jobs Report  [View article]
    That is bad news for the regional banks holding oil workers' mortgages.
    Feb 5, 2016. 08:06 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Market Awaits Jobs Report  [View article]
    The job losses in China's steel industry are bad news for US coal and US railways.
    Feb 5, 2016. 08:04 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ponder The Future Of Your Dividend Growth Stocks  [View article]
    Don't just look at the dividend rate. To avoid being hit by a sucker punch investors should look for revenue growth. Where there is no growth of the revenue, there cannot be any dividend increases.
    Feb 4, 2016. 08:56 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Passive Investors Taking On Far More Risk Than They Realize?  [View article]
    For the small retail investor it is never easy to swim against the stream,. If the big crowd decides dump a stock en masse, it is probably safest for him to join them, or he can lose his shirt. He can always get back in at a lower level. That is where he has the greater advantage because he is more flexible than the passive investor.
    Feb 4, 2016. 03:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BCE declares C$0.6825 dividend  [View news story]
    Yes, the interest will rise from C$ 2.60 to C$ 2.73. That comes to 5% -- all they can afford while reporting an 8% loss. Ex-div March 11.
    Feb 4, 2016. 10:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Raytheon's Dividend Is Nice But Overlook Valuation?  [View article]
    Given the political uncertainties around the world, this giant arms manufacturer will probably stay fully valued. The five-year chart just keeps going up and up.
    Feb 4, 2016. 07:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Purchase: EMERA  [View article]
    TSE:EMA is found under EMRAF in SA. I have owned it for nine years and am still adding. The dividend has been raised every year, and currently stands at 4.17%. It is probably the only utility that actually went UP during 2015.

    By the way, they also own the electrical power plants of Barbados and Bermuda. The author is correct: Through acquiring TECO last year they came into a bit of US coal but they are selling that.
    Feb 4, 2016. 07:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Investors Do Not Understand About AbbVie  [View article]
    ABBV's dividend was 4.23% at closing time today.
    Feb 2, 2016. 06:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Investors Do Not Understand About AbbVie  [View article]
    ABBV is the only stock in my portfolio (so far) that reported both double-digit revenue increase AND double-digit earnings increase. What's not to like? I doubled my position this morning.
    Feb 2, 2016. 06:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Alberta unveils $500M subsidy toward new petrochemical plants  [View news story]
    Since Obama tries to prevent Keystone pumping oil to Houston's petrochemical plants, the Canadians will be able to produce the stuff themselves.
    Feb 1, 2016. 03:40 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Johnson & Johnson Q4 EPS up 29%, revenues down 2%  [View news story]
    Tell that to Goldman Sachs who just rated JNJ a "Sell".
    Feb 1, 2016. 09:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Johnson & Johnson: High Hopes For 2016  [View article]
    With recommendations like these one could almost be tempted. Goldman Sachs rates JNJ a SELL, but what do they know, right?
    Feb 1, 2016. 12:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola buys stake in Nigerian juice maker  [View news story]
    The "new coke"? Haven't I heard that before?
    Jan 31, 2016. 11:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Berkshire ups stake in Phillips 66  [View news story]
    Warren owns the factory that makes the 5,000 oil tank cars that were purchased for Warren's Burlington Railway which are to take the oil on a special track constructed by Warren that leads directly to Warren's PSX refinery. So you can see why Warren had to persuade Obama to veto Keystone.
    Jan 31, 2016. 07:33 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: I Hate This Market But The Team Alpha Retirement Portfolio Keeps Producing More Income  [View article]
    Absolutely correct. When the entire market takes a dive, the good stocks get unfairly punished with the rest. That is where stock picking comes in. Ideally, you already have prepared a list of such aristocrats, and when a dip occurs you are ready to jump in and pick up a few great stocks at a reasonable price.
    Jan 31, 2016. 06:06 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment