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  • Is The Linn Energy Distribution Safe? [View article]
    smurf wouldn't be wasting his time, either, if he didn't have a job to do. I suspect he's trying to help the Shorts. I can't imagine anyone who doesn't like a stock, commenting on each bashing article that "SeekingProfits' writes about the stock.
    It is pretty transparent, and not worth a Reply.
    Everything went "red" late today, incl. LINE, but not enough to help them much.
    Apr 10, 2014. 03:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Linn Energy Distribution Safe? [View article]
    I just bought 800 shares of LNCO, TODAY, 4/10.
    I checked the Linn website and it states: "...The distribution will be payable April 16, 2014, to unitholders of record as of the close of business on April 11, 2014. That is tomorrow.
    I better get the dividend because I have a print-out of the website statement.
    I think somebody screwed-up on the ex-date, initially, but it is always smart to doubt reported ex-dates, unless you check with the Company. and should be reliable sources.
    I called Investor Relations, just now, and left a message about the ex-date confusion. They may be answering other investors' queries.
    We will see.
    Apr 10, 2014. 03:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Linn Energy Distribution Safe? [View article]
    "if you bought today because you wouldn't be the owner of record today."

    The Linn dividend statement says "of record on 4/11", not the 10th, today.
    Why is this so hard? I know, we have to review this stuff every couple of years, but it is a lot easier to understand if you forget the word "record". Your Broker has the "record"; he gets the dividends and disburses them to those who bought before the ex-date. Forget the word, "record"; what concerns us is only the "ex-date". Buy before ex and you get it.

    I think I see the problem; Yahoo's interactive chart shows the ex-date as yesterday. They are notoriously bad about those things, and always have been, in my experience. Never trust Yahoo's free information.
    Apr 10, 2014. 12:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Linn Energy Distribution Safe? [View article]
    You and Chancer would be right if you could figure out what the correct ex date is. The Company's formal release on 3/01 stated the dividend would be paid on "April 16, 2014, to unitholders of record as of the close of business on April 11, 2014." The "record" date is tomorrow, clearly.

    What I would like to know is where or who said it was the 9th. I still haven't added, since it rose so much, yesterday. Those who bought sure didn't think they were paying-up because they'd miss the dividend.
    Apr 10, 2014. 11:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Linn Energy Distribution Safe? [View article]
    Who is your Broker?
    Apr 10, 2014. 11:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Linn Energy Distribution Safe? [View article]
    You will get the divvy, if you buy today. The stock goes ex tomorrow, and if you own it tomorrow, you get the dividend.
    It is incredible that there is such misunderstanding among income investors; tomorrow, the 11th is the date of "record".
    Apr 10, 2014. 11:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #15 [View instapost]
    Americans would be embarrassed to know just how inferior our airports are compared to most of Asia and Europe. Of course, no Country has as much flat concrete that airplanes can land on as the U.S. Ours were the first and best, but our infrastructure is now old, and a real chance to spend a $Trillion was wasted on Unions, favored Solar donors, and City pork, instead of needed improvements.
    Apr 10, 2014. 12:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Linn Energy Distribution Safe? [View article]
    Shorts covering today, I think. Hopefully, the author has added some knowledge to his 5 years of experience, and gives up trying to be a "basher" for S.E. and dummy shorts.
    Apr 9, 2014. 03:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #15 [View instapost]
    Wouldn't you agree that it could also indicate a shift from "Risk Off" to "Risk On", again?
    The Oils and Materials' downtrend appears to be reversing, for one thing.
    Apr 8, 2014. 04:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #14 [View instapost]
    The "Oils" were hated for quite some time; no good reason for it, other than Funds doing the "herd" thing, and driving the sector as low as possible before setting-up the next Up-rotation. Negative articles, exaggerating minor problems, are a dead giveaway that the intent is to scare shareholders.
    I am an old investor, too much of a gambler, maybe, but it is all really a "game". Be sure the dividend is there and is relatively solid, and take the opportunities as they come. Don't look for immediate gains, and things will work out.
    I like LINE and SDRL for the above reasons, and I've seen attacks on others, like BPL, which went back to their proper value when the attack game was over:;range=2y
    Use your own best judgment, based on real fundamentals and your best guess of the future.
    SDRL has scary debt to many, but they took it on when interest rates were at all time lows. They can pay it off faster than most big capital intensive Co's.

    Your most valuable asset is your health, and you need to be proactive to protect it. Exercise will protect you from most killer diseases and other disabilites, and best of all, make you feel good. Our bodies, for about 6 million years, survied on physical exertion, not sitting.
    Apr 6, 2014. 05:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #14 [View instapost]
    I bought CCJ immediately after the Fukushima panic, and added some more, the following year. Can't understand why, as best of breed, it hasn't been discovered for the gem it is. Uranium is the only really clean energy source, and plants designed properly are the safest form of energy production. No trainloads of coal, oil or Nat. gas constantly supplying the plants, is a big plus.
    Costs are too high, and we have to shut down our nuke in San Diego because it is too expensive to repair, although California makes everything too expensive, and doing business, here, nearly impossible.
    Apr 6, 2014. 05:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Diana Containerships Continues Transition [View article]
    Good article; I like best/worst case evaluations. They are fair, as we come to investing with different attitudes. I'm optimistic that a recovery is due, and I too think buying distressed companies' assets are a great way to build wealth, particularly in view of hidden inflation. I don't need the divs, considering the small amount of shares I own, but if Management is capable, they should be able to evaluate risks and stay out of BK. Stocks under $5 are very susceptible to "shorts" driving them down to the point that they can no longer issue shares to cover expenses. At that price, Management can lose control of the Board with very little investment by the attackers. Fortunately, DCIX, is not as leveraged as so many of its competitors, and has maintained enough reserves to not look "easy". The dividend is further protection from the "sharks".
    Feb 21, 2014. 02:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is A QE Exit Really Scary? [View article]
    Bingo! The Fed is buying up all the "junk" and new mortgages that are out there, saving the Banks and the Country from financial collapse. No sensible investor would buy that junk except at a junk discount. The Fed is not going to be able to sell those things except at a great discount or with Government insurance on the principal. That will just shift the junk ownership from one Government agency to another, increasing the debt that ultimately will have huge interest obligations. The Fed has created $4 to $6 Trillion in obligations, no matter how much sugar one puts on it. If the Fed also bought European debt and MBS, which is probable, the number may be too great to "unwind".
    All debt is repaid, either by the borrower or the lender. Eventually, the debt bomb will explode, unless the one way out that Governments have always relied upon is chosen, printing money to pay the interest. The author is intimating that the QE is purchasing "value and it can be unwound when the Fed is ready to do it, and without consequences. This article is a massive smoke screen and pabulum for fools. Use your heads; it's inflation that will be the end result, although I admit this is the cleverest ploy I've ever seen. The smoke will clear and the chumps will see themselves as part of the carnage.

    May 14, 2013. 04:07 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buying American Oil Cheap From Canadian Companies [View article]
    What impact would approval of the Keystone pipeline have on these companies?
    Do any of these recommended produce the tar sands oil that is so hated by the environmentalists?
    Mar 15, 2013. 11:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold, Silver, Equities Or A Farm: Crucial Choices [View article]
    Many critics of the author's advice are not considering the long term consequences of debt that can NEVER be repaid. If one looks at the history of World currencies, it is clear that debt linked to a currency causes that currency to become worthless. Then, Governments produce a new currency, with a new name and a few zeros removed from the denominations, or they create new bills, with more zeros, like the 10 million Zimbabwean dollar, a few years back, which was worth about $US 4.00. The next event is complete collapse of the economy, or the people start using another Country's currency, and all citizens' savings become worthless. Fortunately, there are worse Country finances than ours, so we will see it coming, esp. in the dramatic rise in commodities' prices, which the author is advising you to prepar for, now..
    Feb 20, 2013. 11:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment