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  • Company Of The Week: Intel Corp. [View article]
    Business people work in the Market and not in the Church. Survival the Fittest rules in all trades. Microsoft did not shut down Apple then and now Apple beats up Microsoft as its pinata. In the stormy sea of business fish either eat or be eaten. So far AMD still exists and will for years to come. Maybe a buyout target?
    Apr 15 06:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Devon Energy: Why The Shares Are Rallying In 2014 [View article]
    I was a no-brainer when I bought DVN at $70/share. I'm still patient and long it out as what people here suggest. Hopefully patience pays. Looonnng DVN.
    Apr 15 05:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The DIY Dividend Derby: Which Company Has The Better Dividend - Lowe's Or Home Depot? [View article]
    Thank you for the easy-to-understand article. How are these dividends payout compared with the industry? If they are both great dividend payers, does it make sense to invest into both HD and LOW for their more reliable returns? Thank you again. I've a good size position in HD. I might buy into LOW because its stock price tend to rise at a higher percent than HD? Comment.
    Apr 15 05:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Old Tech Still Shines: Apple And Microsoft [View article]
    "Forget where I read it, Motley Fool? Someone suggested that Apple will buy MS within 5 - 10 years."

    I saw it too, on Monday, April 1, 1945, written by Norman Rockwell, the April Fool's Day.
    Apr 7 04:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's Tasty Shareholder Yield [View article]
    S.D. Thank you for writing such a fine article. I totally agree with you that Big Mac is investors friendly, and we should be embracing that company stocks for years. I sold mine two weeks ago though for the reasons many your article readers have mentioned above.
    Close your eyes and take a bite of your hamburger, you know it's a Mac burger because of its consistency - a mediocre burger, not great and not bad neither. For years Mr. Mac holds on to his core menu and doesn't change a bit, until recently when competitions heat up. Being NO. 1 and sitting on top for so long has not been easy. It is a common target for all competitors and opportunists. Fish for fish, wings for wings, quarter pounder for quarter pounders, other burger chains match Mac Menu, improve them and sell them at lower prices. When being relentlessly challenged, Mr. Mac gets panic and loses his direction. Do you imagine the company now promote profusely its egg-white McMuffin when many nutritionists declare that egg are good for people, and that egg yolks are more beneficial to people's health than egg white? The menu pricing is another fiasco. I have mentioned in another column that if you bring your own fry egg and go to McDonald and order a Sausage McMuffun, you can save $1.75? Their Monopoly Promo dies of its natural death, really not a revenue generating promotion. Despite all they do and all not doing, I still like the company because as many of us can agree that it's still a great company - An American Icon. I'll wait until all dust settling down and the company management are more proficient before I buy back in. Thank you again for writing such a fine article. Hope to hear more from you.
    Apr 7 03:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Open Letter To Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO: Buy T-Mobile And Change The Game [View article]
    The bite will be bigger than what it can chew. Don't you think so? MS has already had a lot of irons in the fire. Why not just excel in what it is engaging now and go from there. I'll think it will be more practical and realistic. Anyway, thank you for a well-penned article.
    Apr 3 12:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Questions And Answers About The General Electric Spin-Off [View article]
    Seattle, thank you for your time.
    Mar 31 01:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's pricing gets even more interesting [View news story]
    MacRibs come and go. ChickWings fly away. MacClub?

    Burger King implemented a new menu. Jack jacks up new menu items. Inn-&-Out centers on "fresh" concept. Wendy's sell trendy items. Uncle Mac starts selling bacon burger while many others have done that for years? Competitors serve chunk crispy lettuce and slices onion (even red onion), Mac still serves its chopped onion and shredded lettuce which fall out everywhere. And Mac has a corporate Executive Chef! You pay $1 or $1.25 for a sausage MacMuffin. If you want Egg with it, you have to pay $2.75? This company in my opinion needs GPS to find its direction. A new management team will help. I owned MCD stock but just sold them lately.
    Mar 28 10:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Questions And Answers About The General Electric Spin-Off [View article]
    Tim thank you for your fine article. Commentators, thank you for your comments. Will someone please write the pros and cons of swapping these company shares. Is Synchrony worth buying into? Will it be a growth, income or both stock? There are a lot of unknowns of this company. I'm a retiree and I own GE shares, exceeding $25K. Prospectus never likes me because I never understand it. Tim, or Seattlegoldminer, or other contributors, please write it out for your followers like me. Thank you.
    Mar 28 04:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Wooden Case For Weyerhaeuser [View article]
    I live in Oregon and so I know what timber means to mankind. I bought in when US housing starts seeing the light at the end of a long dark tunnel. So far, it sits at borderline give and take. I totally agree with you that this company will be a "sky-scraper" in the future since wood is essential to any country's economy. In your article, you wrote one sentence of international timber needs - thanks to robust demand from China. Do developing and third world countries trade heavily with WY? How is its export compared with domestic sales? I'm sure countries like Japan, India etc need large amount of timbers. Thank you again.
    Mar 28 03:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Buy Of The Month: General Electric Company [View article]
    Dividend Mantra, Thank you for writing this fine article.
    I own quite a few company stocks. I love PFE for its good dividendand I hate PFE for its stagnant share price. Are there dividend-growth stocks in your portfolio that you can share with me? Is GE one of them? The analysts valuations you mentioned of $29 (Morning star) and $26.10 (S&P Capital) do not present a good upward growth values since GE is now at $25+. I own GE shares for over a decade now. I intend to buy more if the company is true to what all those positive claims from great contributors. Thank you again.
    Mar 28 03:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: Positioned For Battle And Profits [View article]
    Thank you for your elaborate article. Appreciate it very much.
    Not long ago, I read some Hate-Immelt comment telling readers that he was Jack Welch's crony that helped GE shaping what it is now, being a mediocre company. Is it a parallel comparison in this case with Satya Nadella and Ballmer? If not, what are the differences? I read many many Hate-Microsoft articles for years before now. Why is it that everything turns rosy overnight after Ballmer's resignation and Satya has succeeded him? This company is in my portfolio I have forgot, how many years. I'm so encouraged to learn that more people are more positive of this company. Thank you again.
    Mar 28 03:03 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt Is Doing 3 Excellent Things For Shareholders [View article]
    "Would you rather have had Nordelli as CEO. He did a hell of a job at Home Depot." Pardon me.
    I hold a good number of shares of HD for years. I know what job Nordelli did managing Home Depot. He did a hell of a LOUSY job and almost ruined the company. If I'm not mistaken, he was forced to resign from the company and undeservedly received a golden parachute of millions $ compensation. He might be a great CEO if being chosen to succeed Jack Welch. But at HD he had lost his direction.
    Mar 27 04:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Devon Energy: Can This Energy Company Finally Break Out? [View article]
    The company is what the management is. Yes, I too worry about DVN's mismanagement too. I have this company in my portfolio and wish it go well too.
    Mar 27 03:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt Is Doing 3 Excellent Things For Shareholders [View article]
    Read the Papers, I totally agree with you. Jack created a balloon size GE waiting to burst someday after his retirement. I vividly remember him bought Montgomery Ward department stores for hundred millions just to liquidate it a few months later. He received outrageous fortune when he retired, and still is enjoying all kinds of perks after retirement. I have GE for more than a decade. except during the universal financial crisis, I have been receiving above average dividends from this iconic company. Hate Immelt or not, GE is on the right track to increase its value and stock holder benefit.
    Timothy, thank you for your foresight and impartial analysis. Long GE.
    Mar 25 07:02 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment