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  • Why, Even At An All-Time High, Disney Is A Buy [View article]
    Do you see Disney splitting in the near future?
    Aug 14 03:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ: Elliott Management pushes EMC to spin off VMware unit [View news story]
    I am slightly confused here. I was under the impression that VMware was a money maker for EMC? Were that the case, why would they want to spin it off?
    Jul 21 08:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Focus On Lithium: Tesla, Apple, Toyota And NEC Will Drive The Next Wave Of Lithium Demand [View article]
    I've held NEC for many years. Bought 1000 shares @ $8.40 on the rumor that it had some type of entirely new organic battery that charged quickly and lasted for a very long time. Not too long after buying it, it slowly started to slide and I couldn't figure out why because it was a good company. Does all this good news to do with lithium batteries mean that NEC will finally start going up? Or will it be ignored because it isn't an American company?
    Jul 8 07:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is AT&T A Good Investment Over Verizon? [View article]
    Where I live a Verizon cell phone is useless so we maintain our landline, however, AT&T recently bought space on a new tower in town. Verizon has not followed suit. We have to drive/walk 1/2 mile further up the mountain to get 1 bar for Verizon. I've been in sections of Virginia where Verizon didn't work either.
    Mar 21 07:37 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Refiners rally as EPA declares ethanol blend wall a reality [View news story]
    I know many small engine mechanics who will lose a lot of business if they reduce the amount of ethanol in our gasoline as it is just terrible for marine & small engines. Ethanol was one of the worst ideas foisted on us. Not only did the price of cattle & poultry go up because the price of corn escalated, but many of us noticed a definitive decrease in our mpg. I had a 4 cylinder Highlander at the time ethanol first became mandated and my mpg dropped by about 3 mpg. How is that a good thing???
    Oct 11 12:26 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Water Utilities With Consistent Dividend Growth [View article]
    I believe that Vanguard had a water fund but I can't recall the name of it. Does anyone out there know what it is?
    Aug 28 10:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Treasury yields head south fast following Bernanke's dovish tilt last night, the 10-year off about 10 bps to 2.56%. TLT +1.5% premarket. The 5-year yield (IEI) is back down to 1.4%, off 20 bps since hitting 1.6% last week - a level making little sense with the Fed sitting on a 0% Fed Funds rate for the next 2-3 years. TBT -2.4% premarket. [View news story]
    If he raises the rates, the gov will pay more to borrow, making our debt even worse, so I don't think there will be any big hurry on the Fed's part to raise interest rates back to "normal" where seniors can invest in 5.5 to 7.5% CDs and not worry about their money being flushed down the Wall Street toilet when the markets turn bearish.
    Jul 11 10:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • EMC (EMC +1.1%) and VMware's (VMW +5.6%) Pivotal Initiative will be taken public, EMC CEO Joe Tucci discloses during the companies' investor day (webcast). EMC will own 69% of the spinoff, and VMware 31%. Pivotal is headlined by EMC's Greenplum analytics database/hardware unit, but also features a slew of other product lines aimed at companies working on big data projects or developing Web/cloud apps. Given the hype surrounding Pivotal's addressable markets, the post-IPO valuation could be huge. [View news story]
    I own 925 shares of EMC. Does anyone know what this will mean to me?
    Mar 13 10:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Frontier Communications: Should You Buy On The Recent Pullback? [View article]
    If you are interested in Frontier, FIRST check out Fair Point Communications the telecom that bought out Verizon's landlines in the Northeast. Not a pretty picture. They filed for bankruptcy due to the massive debt they accumulated trying to upgrade landline service in New England.
    Jan 1 01:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Enerplus: Primed For A Rebound [View article]
    VERY happy to hear that ERF is finally going to recover from being a Trust to a Corporation. Have held the stock since 2004, along with about 4 other CanRoys that I sold prior to the conversions. I held onto ERF as I felt that it had the best chances of holding its value. So much for feelings. Thank you for your assessment and information.
    Aug 10 01:53 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazing Cisco Blunder [View article]
    Well, now I know WHY my Cisco router suddenly began asking for passwords that I'd never set up. We live 1/2 a mile away from the nearest neighbor so I never felt the need to set up a user password and our driveway is 600 feet long so I didn't think anyone would be sitting out in the middle of the boonies trying to hi-jack a wi-fi signal.
    Jul 4 08:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Navistar: After Yet Another Dramatic Quarter Something Has To Happen [View article]
    The U.S. appeals court has made a ruling that Navistar can no longer sell engines that do not comply with 2010 environmental standards and an EPA ruling was thrown out that enabled them to sell their engines with a $1,900 penalty per engine. Bankruptcy is not out of the question with this company, so I think I'd be very leery of purchasing shares.
    Jun 25 12:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Supervalu: Nearly 8% Dividend Yield And Turnaround Story In Progress [View article]
    I've thought about buying this stock, but my personal experience with Shaws Markets in the NE is dismal. Market Basket, which is the smallest chain of any in this area, under-prices them and everyone else, at every turn. Shaws is probably the most expensive in this area and most people only shop at Shaws if there isn't another supermarket in the area.
    Jun 6 07:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SA author Kevin Quon highlights 5 firms that are prospering from low natural gas prices, including those that benefit from the use of gas as a fuel source and those that make it readily available. The five are Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE +7.55%), Fuel Systems (FSYS +2.9%), Golar LNG (GLNG +3.6%), Chart Industries (GTLS +5.3%) and Westport (WPRT +11.3%).  [View news story]
    I think that perhaps they were looking at the over all picture of what an .11/ gal. increase would mean. The price of EVERYTHING would go up because this is a nation on wheels, specifically truck wheels. There was a point where gas and diesel prices were so high that hundreds, probably thousands of small independent truckers had to sell their rigs because the price of fuel was too high for them to make a decent profit and make payments on their rigs, too. If the government stays out of it, free enterprise will make gas powered vehicles and gas filling stations affordable and available across the country.

    I don't buy gas in the state where I live because the state fuel tax is so high I can get it .25-.30/gal cheaper in the next state.
    May 22 07:43 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Annaly: REIT Panic Ahead [View article]
    I'm not an economist, but it would seem to me that this country is not going to see higher bank interest rates until the government gets its debt under control, and that is about the time that pigs fly. As long as we have a House and Senate that can't help their profligate spending habits, the Fed will keep the interest rates in the cellar. So, my personal opinion is that mREITs are pretty safe as far as their spread is concerned for a good long time.
    May 13 09:29 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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