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  • Do Dividends Add Shareholder Value? What Buffett Says [View article]
    AuCoaster,
    understand and agree with you within WB parameters
    prefer the golden goose approach
    so does history, as it says dividends are a significant part of total return
    and non-dividend stocks have LOWER total returns,
    hence the golden goose approach for most investors is best
    may you and your investments prosper and exceed your goals,
    thanks for your thoughts and viewpoints...much appreciated
    Mar 24 12:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Dividends Add Shareholder Value? What Buffett Says [View article]
    Robert said it correctly!
    reinvestment of dividends is saying apples are oranges...
    if view owning dividend stock like owning your own business:
    your goal being earnings [dividends] to "pay to live"
    would you sell your stock [company assets]? -- sell business assets "to pay to live"?
    Robert's golden goose is sweet way to say it!
    Mar 23 11:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Dividends Add Shareholder Value? What Buffett Says [View article]
    and you can add even more with the wise use of options
    Mar 18 10:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Dividends Add Shareholder Value? What Buffett Says [View article]
    BuffaloBell,
    mutual funds do the same...suck the cream off the top, when the cream is gone...they still keep sucking
    any stock that fails to pay a dividend MUST increase its open market stock price to pay its stockholders, otherwise, there are better choices
    all the best in your investments
    Mar 17 11:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Dividends Add Shareholder Value? What Buffett Says [View article]
    you hit the nail on the head
    WB method makes sense when your timeline is 40 years
    when you are IN retirement, selling a small portfolio will not allow you to keep the process going at the same inflation corrected cash flow for 20 years...the difference as you suggest is MASS one in the billions, the other under one million
    Mar 17 11:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Dividends Add Shareholder Value? What Buffett Says [View article]
    HI Early,
    OK, of course you are correct, heavens WB has BILLIONS; his mass makes a huge difference in so many ways [and he has very high paying preferred stock, and special deals with the US government, AND insurance! Oh how profitable insurance is when you own the company]
    it would be most interesting to test WB method for us small retail investor: say 2000 to 2013...with your fund limited to under 1 million...perhaps the dow 30...test:
    one selling 4% (keeping cash inflation adjusted the same forward) and taking any dividends in stock;
    two, just taking dividends;
    three own WB B stock (1 million) selling 4% year (one, inflation adjusted same cash out forward)

    what would the outcome be? any takers?

    is it accurate to say, selling 4% per year for 13 years results far less holdings? (less than 50%) than in 2000...

    is your net worth greater with WB stock, then hold WB stock...he wins hands down!

    all the very best
    Mar 17 10:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Dividends Add Shareholder Value? What Buffett Says [View article]
    Dave, you presented the most rational and prudent analysis; basically, Buffet is telling you what you should not do...if you sell the stock you own you will run out of stock...it makes no sense...and to say that your company is always worth 125% of its true value and there is demand at that price is lunacy...just does not happen; his logic is flawed hence his math is too
    if you own a worthy stock that pays a dividend it naturally will pay higher dividends over time exceeding inflation and you pay tax on the income but you will on average has an asset that continues to increase in value...a better case than selling off your asset...you cannot continue to take grain from your silo and think it will last forever...WB is selling you a bill of goods worth less over time, not more
    Mar 16 09:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Energy Partners: A Good Time To Buy? [View article]
    Bucs from memory you are correct...depends upon how high the distributions (UBTI)...etc...good guidance:
    read IRS publications
    if you use Tubotax higher level packages, call their CPA's, at no cost,
    IRS publications do provide examples...
    generally small numbers in MLP's are hassle free within 401's and IRA's is simple...all the very best
    Mar 12 08:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The $1 Million Perpetual Income Portfolio [View article]
    Hi Marty and Gratian,
    yes and yes agree with hour comments...AND the worst of it is the Judges are making matters worse..if only the greedy lawyers would avoid representing cheaters, and judges dismiss the cases without merit quickly...one should expect BP to prevail but it will take years and at great expense only to be passed to ALL that purchase energy products...very sad indeed.
    Mar 10 02:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The $1 Million Perpetual Income Portfolio [View article]
    Thanks Ray, agree that it may seem you are paying only 18%
    but are you really?
    taxes indeed exceed 50% for all of us: SS is an insurance tax of 15%, medicare 2.5%, income tax min. is 15%, state tax [most states] generally 5%, local income tax [most cities] 2.5%, healthcare tax ? $6K hence 50% and now ADD: gasoline tax [tax after income tax about 15%] sales tax about 7% [most states]...excise tax on many items purchased after income tax; property tax...luxury tax, tobacco tax [true a choice some make]...and business taxes: cells phones and cable taxes [about 10% most areas]...and ANY tax a business pays is passed to the consumer you and me! all these taxes are mostly non-productive and hinder your welfare...even those on welfare pay taxes via what they consume; did you know that in many areas of the country you pay state tax on utility usage generally at the same rate as state tax; oh, there those travel taxes for buses, trains, airplanes too...surely others will add many more; and permits, licenses, are taxes too...all hinder wealth, but some say they provide safety [NOT], and are for the public welfare [NOT]...if you think you are a slave of the state, you are seeing 20/20...there is not escape...wishing all the very best in your savings and investments...pray our fiat currency stays a world currency for our lifetime
    Mar 9 08:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The $1 Million Perpetual Income Portfolio [View article]
    just a guess on my part but you and others like you are LESS than 1/2 of 1 percent of the families in USA...sadly today even with a 50K family gross earnings...the tax man from local to federal takes well over 50% of every dollar spent and with this wildly overpriced healthcare system there is nothing left for the average worker...the only way to have a dime left is to work two jobs...one with a pension the other a small business which will give you some tax advantages...then with 60hr work weeks you might with wise investing [learning alone the way] have a retirement better than SS and a prayer...study learn work hard and long...all the very best
    Mar 9 06:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The $1 Million Perpetual Income Portfolio [View article]
    surely you are entitled to your opinion...anyone having an understanding of engineering and the science of oil drilling, refining, etc. would conclude quite differently...perhaps compare the deaths in a day on our highways to the deaths due to accidents in the US oil industry over a year...which is greater? all the best to you and may your investments prosper.
    Mar 9 03:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The $1 Million Perpetual Income Portfolio [View article]
    respectfully disagree with both of your comments...you ought to use XON; on the other hand, do a thorough research of BP and you will discover that they are best in class in oil science, technology, engineering, etc...in the past and currently way ahead in deep water engineering, but to expect perfection in a high risk [like space] environ is just not realistic; as for Alaska BP IS a major owner and operator of that pipeline so your accolades apply to BP more so; EXXON never did pay much of anything for their cold water accident...perhaps their is a better example; Mr. Morgan is clearly focused and must have done some deep research to discover the facts do not support the TV and government lies presented for months on end about BP...thanks Myrmo for a great article...and giving BP a head up.
    Mar 9 03:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Ticking Time Bomb Under The World Economy [View article]
    one
    in Paris
    Jan 26 10:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Ticking Time Bomb Under The World Economy [View article]
    and how much of the 63U was TAX?
    50%?
    Jan 26 09:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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