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  • Has Paul Krugman Gone Too Far This Time? [View article]
    Ask Boehner, I have no idea. But that plan you speak of has been on the table for awhile...personally, if I were Boehner, I would get my rubber stamp out and accept whatever they want. At some point we have to find out if what the President and the Dems are offering really is the answer to all our problems they seem to think it is. If it is, great. They get the credit. I didnt vote for the Presidents reelection, but the silver lining here is the blame game is coming to an end. He, and his policies will have to sink or swim on their own merits, without a handy bogeyman--Bush--to blame anymore. It should be interesting.
    Nov 13 07:09 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Paul Krugman Gone Too Far This Time? [View article]
    I think the ball is in the Presidents court on this issue. He has to lead, finally. I think Boehner is at least right in expecting the President to put forward a proposal, any proposal Even if its the Krugman loony plan, at least it will be a starting point. As a R, I think the House should give the President and the Dems everything they want. Let the American people have what they voted for. And see where it leads four years from now. Good or bad, there will be no denying who gets the credit or the blame.
    Nov 12 04:00 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirees: It's Time To Learn More About Dividend Growth Investing [View article]
    Google bank failures US and it should bring you to this page: http://bit.ly/SQPW6R) Thats enough for me to know something systemic is off kilter. Its why I stay away. And average people hate banks, so whenever the poltiicians want to have a bogeyman to explain the bad economy, guess who they will point the fingers at?
    Nov 12 03:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirees: It's Time To Learn More About Dividend Growth Investing [View article]
    Wait, the news is telling us things are getting better, right?
    Nov 11 03:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirees: It's Time To Learn More About Dividend Growth Investing [View article]
    Get a good lawyer, and take it away from him:} Joking, of course.
    Nov 11 03:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirees: It's Time To Learn More About Dividend Growth Investing [View article]
    For new investors or investors with small portfolio's, I think its counterproductive to advise buying 50 different stocks weighted at 2%. It will only lead to excess broker fees. It takes time and resources to build that kind of portfolio. Its good to be diversified, but has anyone else noticed that over the last few years, it seems when the market dips, it takes everything with it? The same when it rises? When the markets red, everything is red, and vice versa it seems. As for Elle, thank you for having the guts to take a contrarion viewpoint here. These comment sections will lose their value if no one plays devils advocate. And actually, I totally agree with her take on not buying retail. That is one sector that is constantly in flux, along with technology. The banks I would keep avoiding. Google bank failures over the last four years to see why. The number has skyrocketed since 2008.
    Nov 11 03:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Spinning Me Softly With An Obamney Victory [View article]
    So, as a one time scientist, do you consider Silver a scientist?
    Nov 11 02:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Saving for Retirement: The Numbers [View article]
    Is your mortgage paid off or about to be paid off before you retire? Do you have a dependable, paid off car? Are you putting 10% or more into your 401k? Are you saving 25% of your net income?
    Nov 11 12:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Even With A Fiscal Cliff Deal, Stocks And The U.S. Economy Will Unravel In 2013 [View article]
    Thnx for the link, but it discusses only 6 trillion. The debt is 16 trillion now, and rising, heres a link for you: CBO says http://bit.ly/SXEQAn
    Nov 10 11:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Even With A Fiscal Cliff Deal, Stocks And The U.S. Economy Will Unravel In 2013 [View article]
    Dont forget, the socialist states you speak of havent really had to pay for their own defese...the USA has basically subsidized their military for the last sixty years or so...that leaves them free to spend lavishly on their own peoples needs, to the detriment of our own.
    Nov 10 11:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Spinning Me Softly With An Obamney Victory [View article]
    I am not a doom and gloomer here, although I admit to being pessimistic. If I HAD to sell, I would set my sights on the upcoming Grand Bargain, which will be greeted by a celebration reminiscent of the citizens of Troy welcoming the Trojan Horse into their doomed city. In the immediate aftermath, the market should rise, and that would be the time to sell. Because it wont last long. Actually, I will be buying stocks on the way down, not selling, because whatever happens, it wont keep the US down forever.
    Nov 10 11:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Spinning Me Softly With An Obamney Victory [View article]
    Oh, sorry for hijacking your thread for a bit. I have no idea what any of this really has to do with the markets at this point. The elections are over, and hopefully, the wisdom of the people will be justified over the next four years. I would dearly like to be proven wrong about where I see this country headed.
    Nov 10 11:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Spinning Me Softly With An Obamney Victory [View article]
    Are not beliefs always based on 'something'? Like the Bible vis a vis Christianity, for instance? I am a common layman, and my shadow has never darkened the inner sanctum of any edifice of higher learning, but doesnt the scientific method require laying out ones experimentation and methods for other scientists to replicate, and verify? Did the scientists of Newtons day just take his word for the law of gravity? I think not. Does Silver declare himself to be a scientist? I dont think he does, but if so, I would be surprised. I think he himself stated if the state polls are right, I will be right, and if the national polls are right, he would be wrong. That doesnt sound very scientific, just realistic.
    Nov 10 11:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Even With A Fiscal Cliff Deal, Stocks And The U.S. Economy Will Unravel In 2013 [View article]
    One small detail with those countries: the US basically relieves them of the need to fund their own military, thus making funding universal healthcare and such much easier for them, but not for us...yes they have their own very small militaries, before you go there, but hardly sufficient if we werent around.
    Nov 10 08:04 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Dividend Growth Stocks Beat Inflation When Held In A Taxable Account? [View article]
    Im surprised that the top quintile starts so low, at 104505. Your rankings put me smack dab in the middle. I would have suspected that the top 20% were making much more.
    Nov 10 02:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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