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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Market Awaits Jobs Report  [View article]

    That's what I stated. Please re-read my comment slowly. Thanks and best wishes,

    Feb 5, 2016. 12:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Market Awaits Jobs Report  [View article]

    >>>Kentucky State Police announced Thursday they are investigating a string of diesel fuel thefts across the state, including fuel that was stolen from a Federal Aviation Administration radar tower. I thought drones were run by battery.<<<

    The radar tower most likely has a diesel stand-by generator that automatically starts upon loss of commercial power.

    An "educated" guess.

    Keep on top of Jon Corzine. I really enjoy your daily comments.

    Feb 5, 2016. 11:40 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FCC filing: AT&T preps 5G testing in Austin  [View news story]

    "Last mile is wireline" applies to T, not VZ which is "fiber to the prem", isn't it?

    Thanks for your first comment and best wishes,

    Feb 4, 2016. 06:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Buy Cummins Now, But Buy It Lower  [View article]

    Informative article. Thank you. I agree with your $60-70 target entry point. Although I hate being patient.

    Do you mean "small railroad switches" (part of the track system) or small railroad switchers (small locomotives)? I suspect the latter.

    Wishing everyone patience before backing up the truck.

    Jan 31, 2016. 09:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford to add start-stop feature to F-150s with EcoBoost  [View news story]
    Get a Porsche!

    Jan 22, 2016. 08:42 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford to add start-stop feature to F-150s with EcoBoost  [View news story]

    Add to the list of well-designed autos: Porsche 981. There is a button on the console which you push once upon purchasing the car, and the "engine off feature" is dead forever.

    There is a red LED in the button that indicates "engine off feature" is disabled.

    As for "paddle shifters", they have priority over console "shift" lever for the PDK and are "live" at all times.

    The 981 was produced in these model years: 2013, 2014, 2015. You might be able to find a new 2015 still on your dealer's lot to test drive. What other Porsche models have the "engine off feature?" Do not know.

    I am very happy with my 981's mileage. On a recent trip, $30 worth of premium gas took me 400 miles.

    Good Luck to All!

    Jan 21, 2016. 08:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished  [View article]

    Most likely there are restrictions.

    Jan 15, 2016. 04:42 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Exxon Mobil 'Conundrum'  [View article]

    GM was in the railroad business; so to speak. They manufactured the majority of the diesel locomotives in the world (EMD Division).

    Between GM and GE, they just about owned the diesel loco business - worldwide for half the previous century.

    Jan 15, 2016. 04:37 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished  [View article]

    In another article several SA readers opined that the board always does what the Ford family wants, so your comment could be spot on.

    Cheer up! I'll trade my KMI for Ford shares any day.

    Best to all.

    Jan 15, 2016. 03:54 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Caterpillar Still Faces One Direction - Down  [View article]

    Helpful article. Thanks for opening my eyes a little bit. Best wishes,

    Jan 7, 2016. 10:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • United: CEO underwent heart transplant today, will return in few months  [View news story]
    Mr. Munoz is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Jan 6, 2016. 06:02 PM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Building An Income Portfolio Based On The Talmud  [View article]
    Thomas Pound:

    Fascinating read. Thanks very much for your efforts!

    Please permit this nit: There is no such thing as a REIT. I would hope that you meant to write eREIT.

    Thanks again and good luck.

    Jan 6, 2016. 11:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Credit Suisse reiterates its REIT favorites  [View news story]
    No such thing as "normal" REITs. Your choices are eREIT and mREIT.

    STWD is an mREIT.

    IMHO, too many persons on SA are sloppy when using the acronym REIT which can and does lead to confusion.

    Good luck to all.

    Long: STWD

    Jan 6, 2016. 11:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Some Prefer Southern Company Over Wisconsin Energy: I Just Don't Get It  [View article]
    Jason, Khen, and all-

    Please permit me to jump in with my "take" on SO.

    To my way of thinking, when evaluating an electric utility, one of the most important parameters is the environment with the regulators.

    In that regard, SO has one of the best relationships in the USA. Please keep in mind that while SO is a regional holding company, each subsidiary is "beholden" to its state Public Service Commission. This results in "making nice" to approximately a half-dozen commissions.

    Electric utility size generally equals better reliability, lower costs to the customers, and particularly in the south, quicker restoration of service when a hurricane or a bad storm strikes.

    Contrast what I have written above with where I live (Maryland). The electric utilities (we have many - so tiny Maryland is carved up) do not have a good relationship with the Public Service Commission. Again, in my opinion, the less than optimal relationships with the PSC can be blamed on the PSC which is very left wing, and anti-business.

    I do not bother looking further at a company unless it has an A+ public utility commission relationship.

    (Little Maryland has a "zillion" electric utilities, BTW.)

    Just my 2 cents.

    Nov 20, 2015. 11:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Some Prefer Southern Company Over Wisconsin Energy: I Just Don't Get It  [View article]

    Thanks for your quick reply. Again, my sincere compliments on your English skills, and more importantly, your insight into stock analysis and investing.

    I look forward to reading your future articles!

    Nov 20, 2015. 11:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment