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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Greece On Verge Of Default [View article]
    gggl-

    How about 5 or 10 years?

    30 years is 1-1/2 of a generation. Way too long.

    Look at what science accomplishes in just 10 years.

    Look at all the political and societal changes that have taken place in just the past 10 years?

    (...Or the past couple of weeks due to the tragedy in South Carolina.)

    -rwm
    Jun 30, 2015. 11:18 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Looking Beyond The Obvious: Critical Thinking And Investment Decisions (Part 1) [View article]
    Dave-

    OMG! What a bleak scenario. I'll never leave my wallet on my dresser again (starting with tonight).

    -rwm
    Jun 27, 2015. 10:21 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Looking Beyond The Obvious: Critical Thinking And Investment Decisions (Part 1) [View article]
    Dave-

    I almost skipped over your article until I looked closer and saw who was the author. Most stimulating to my old brain cells and thank you.

    One of my take-aways is that no stock can be assumed to be purchased for life. Once I purchase a position, I must continue to monitor the company.

    Examples: Company "A" may have served its purpose in my portfolio for less than 2 years, then I bail. Whereas company "B" gets dumped in 7-1/2 years.

    Does the popular question: "What have you (the stock) done for me lately?" factor into the ongoing analysis?

    Finally, I'll share with you and my fellow SA readers a purchase decision where I did not "stick to my guns."

    I went into $MCD some years ago not for the food prospects, but for the immense quantity of real estate owned by the company. I continue to hold MCD only for that reason. Readers who have read some of my comments in the past know that I am very biased towards commercial real estate ownership.

    When I realized that Darden was in the same boat as MCD, did I buy? No. Now they have spun off the r/e and here I am left in the dust.

    Bottom line: Try to have faith in your research and convictions (and be sure to read everything David C writes).

    -rwm
    Jun 27, 2015. 11:37 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Throw China A Life Preserver [View article]
    Blue-

    White is the presence of all of the colors? Fifty plus years out of college and I don't remember as well anymore. :)

    -rwm
    Jun 26, 2015. 10:39 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Ahold, Delhaize Confirm €26B Mega-Merger [View article]
    Deer-

    One of my lady friends (who like me is north of 60 yo) likes to brag that she has never paid more than $3k for a car; starting with her first car while she was in college.

    Could she afford a new luxury car? You bet. She is a licensed and successful architect in California, however she does a better job of managing her money than I do. :)

    -rwm
    Jun 24, 2015. 10:18 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Ahold, Delhaize Confirm €26B Mega-Merger [View article]
    DCV-

    You are absolutely correct: Taylor did not need to go up against Apple. It is a testament to her (or her advisors) that she/they stood up for her fellow musicians that are not (yet) as financially fortunate as her.

    An unrelated comment: I wish that Sirius/XM did not have a monopoly on satellite broadcasting to automobiles. Their music directors (pop, rock and classical) are rank amateurs. After my 90 day free trial, I declined to renew, even though Serius dropped their fee to $5.00.

    Just as we can select among a number of AM / FM stations in our automobiles, I feel the time has come that we can select among a number of (paid) satellite stations. I'd welcome any and all comments on satellite broadcasting.

    -rwm
    Jun 24, 2015. 10:09 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Eurozone Economy Weathers Greek Storm [View article]
    2HD-

    It has been well known for decades that Montgomery County Md is the primary support for Baltimore City (not part of Baltimore County).

    Unfortunately, the mayor of Baltimore was just a day or two ago elected president of the National Conference of Mayors.

    In good conscience, how could she have accepted the position knowing full well what a mess it is in her own back yard?

    The daily news on most subjects sure can be frustrating - and disappointing.

    -rwm
    Jun 23, 2015. 01:32 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Eurozone Economy Weathers Greek Storm [View article]
    Bob-

    You'd need to ask Maryland's favorite daughter: Nancy Pelosi. She was born and raised in Md. Her dad was Mayor of Baltimore for 16 years.

    Tax-wise, Md is #3 the last I read the stats. After NY and CA.

    And now, tragically, our brand new Republican Governor Larry Hogan announced yesterday that he has Cancer and will undergo chemo for the next umpty ump weeks. Mr. Hogan is in my prayers.

    -rwm
    Jun 23, 2015. 10:20 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Eurozone Economy Weathers Greek Storm [View article]
    Bernie-

    My Maryland License Plate "number" is: RM. I pay $100 extra EACH and EVERY year to the state for what some might call a vanity plate. It is my $100 and I am free to spend it as I see fit, correct?

    Besides, I am subsidizing Maryland to the tune of well over $1,000 (life of plate) when it originally cost my state not one penny more for a prisoner to stamp out my plate (as opposed to the standard 7-digit alpha/numeric plate). (The 2nd year and thereafter, the state just mails me a renewed sticker just like the non-vanity plates. What a profitable venture the DMV has going for it!

    If every Marylander bought a vanity plate, we'd go a long way to balancing the state's budget, IMO.

    Now, that's real patriotism!

    -rwm
    Jun 23, 2015. 09:54 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Eurozone Economy Weathers Greek Storm [View article]
    All-

    For 50+ years my livelihood depended upon the protections afforded by the US Copyright Laws. I applaud Taylor Swift for not only taking a stand, but the correct stand, IMHO, at that!

    -rwm
    Jun 23, 2015. 09:43 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Eurozone Economy Weathers Greek Storm [View article]
    GJ-

    "iPaid...." My sides hurt from laughing. Thanks for your humor.

    -rwm
    Jun 23, 2015. 09:35 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 More Reasons Why We Think Kinder Morgan's Shares Will Collapse [View article]
    All-

    And one reason why KMI will NOT be just fine: Richard Kinder.

    I include him in my prayers for good health. Without RK I don't see much reason to invest in KMI.

    Long: KMI

    -rwm
    Jun 19, 2015. 12:35 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • United Continental swaps JFK slots with Delta for Newark slots [View news story]
    How does this benefit international travelers on United?

    -rwm
    Jun 16, 2015. 12:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shell No! I Won't Go Back To Rule-Changing Oil Giant [View article]
    Mike-

    Please type the recipe in Note Pad. Then cut and past into your comment.

    That is how I wrote this comment. PS: Being old, I am still on XP Pro. Nothing fancy for this old guy.

    Great article, BTW!

    -rwm
    Jun 12, 2015. 05:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fact-Checking The Taxi Medallion Market [View article]
    FS-

    I agree with the essence of your well written article. Thanks for putting all of the pros and cons in one place.

    Long: TAXI with plans to add more as dry powder becomes available.

    -rwm
    Jun 11, 2015. 09:19 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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