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  • Female Health, Could Benefit From The Zika Virus  [View article]
    You beg the question so I'll repeat it in hopes you will understand it, how does the use of condoms prevent a disease spread by misquitos? Aha I see a commentator below has reported that women are being urged not to get pregnant for the duration, why didn't you say that in the first place?
    Feb 3, 2016. 08:40 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Female Health, Could Benefit From The Zika Virus  [View article]
    I give, what exactly does the female condom have to do with a disease spread by misquitos? I read the article guessing that pregnancy might make women especially vulnerable to the Zika Virus but the article was mum on the subject.
    Feb 3, 2016. 02:02 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Top Monthly Pay Dividend Dogs: 119% Upside, 144% Net Gain By Nov. 13, 2016  [View article]
    I'm disappointed that neither MAIN nor the Mesabi Trust was mentioned in the article.
    Nov 22, 2015. 12:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: When There Is Blood In The Streets, Will You Become A Vampire?  [View article]
    Walmart does "serve the poor" in a sense by doing its darndest to see that its "associates" stay poor. Needless to say that makes it difficult for them to shop anywhere but Walmart, what a near perfect business model!
    Aug 23, 2015. 11:17 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Strange REIT Price Movements And How To Play Them  [View article]
    It would be interesting to know your take on the mortgage reit and clean tech reit sectors. I'm long TWO and HASI.
    Aug 23, 2015. 10:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Enbridge Vs. Transcanada  [View article]
    It's a scream that despite conceding that aging pipelines are hazardous which is the point I made starting this thread you attempt to belittle me in a manner as ludicrous as it is lengthy. I do invest otherwise how would I even know or care about the existence of SA? Perhaps the one suffering from "paranoid-ism" is you. And you really should get a life before commentating on its risk factors.
    May 3, 2015. 11:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: The Politics That Could Affect Our Retirement Portfolios And Income  [View article]
    Bill Clinton, for all his faults, put it best, the Republicans (read right-wingers) have the nerve to blame Obama for not cleaning up the mess they made fast enough. They (read you) also pander bigotry by distorting the immigration issue. Obama favors bringing the "Dreamers" in from the cold, young people who often without their knowledge, were foriegn born but know country but America and are intimately acquainted with no culture but American culture. The trouble with progressively increasing fines on employers is that it must be proven they knowingly hired illegals. There has been a lot of technological advancement since passage of the Simpson-Mazzoli Act but as the law stands now none of it is required to be applied to immigration. Speaking of Simpson-Mazzoli the record proves your obstinsive hero, Ronald Reagan had a more pragmatic approach to the immigration issue than you right wingers.
    May 3, 2015. 11:14 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Straight Talk On The 4% Rule  [View article]
    Silverspoon, unlike the trust funds available to the wealthy a traditional IRA or 401k plan rehires its owner to withdrawal principle over his/her expected lifetime for tax purposes. Of course whether one spends, saves, reinvests or some combination of the three is a function of one's circumstances. For myself I plan to begin withdrawals before the end of this year from my traditional IRA, which includes rollovers from 2 401k accounts, and keep my Roth IRA in reserve. BTW this Roth has done very well being invested in a leading health care fund which plans to close to new investors on June 30th, I suspects other health care funds will do the same in the nea future. Obviously you can do far worse than be in such a fund, to anyone contemplating such a move don't procrastinate.
    May 2, 2015. 10:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • HCP Is Prepared For The Baby Boomers And Their Golden Years  [View article]
    Thomas, while it may be true your comment has little to do with HCP or its competitors my response is if they only aspire to serve a minority of well off seniors its their loss. It simply stands to reason then that the real money will be in generic nursing homes as it has been.
    Feb 8, 2015. 04:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: The Politics That Could Affect Our Retirement Portfolios And Income  [View article]
    "the current administration has done nothing except throw up roadblocks and watch", sigh, I should avert my attention since November is turkey month (and yes I do know I'm posting in Feburary) but once again here are the true facts and not the assertions you right wingers prefer to believe. The Obama Administration augmented the emergency measures began under the GWB/Darth Cheney/Hank Paulson regime (and both Obama and McCain interrupted their campaigns to come back to DC to vote for) that bailed out our financial sector and I'll concede the continued existence of the moral hazard but the alternatives were letting the dominoes fall or truly socialist seizure of the most vulnerable companies. That's why only lip service was given to ending "too big to fail", with the Bank of America acquiring Countrywide and Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo getting Wachovia to use 2 examples coming off the top of my head. The same holds true for the traditional big 3 automakers and YES I do know Ford didn't get TARP money but it DID get a government loan for transiting some facilities toward electric vehicles and did participate in the cash for clunkers program. It was the most financially fit of the big 3 in 2009 but that's not saying much, it's stock was going for less than two bucks back then but has gotten into the high teens since. You may say they would enjoy essentially a quasi monopoly today with Toyota today but I'll go with a more realistic inference is the crises of confidence prevalent in '09 would have bankrupted Ford soon after the other 2. I could go on with Obama's other achievements but why bother? There's no reasoning with people hell bent to believe he's a foriegn born "Muzzy" socialist agent of Satan or whatever.
    Feb 1, 2015. 11:28 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Enbridge Vs. Transcanada  [View article]
    "You continue to abuse the language" That doesn't make sense but at least you're succinct unlike say, Sarah Palin at the big right wing conflab in Iowa the other night. Good luck to you as well.
    Jan 26, 2015. 09:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Enbridge Vs. Transcanada  [View article]
    Rest assurred I am familiar with the basic purpose of the corporate form of business operation that being limited liability. The huge risk, I concede that is a relative term, is that of theoretically losing up to 100% of one's investment due to litigation, which if too successful for the defendant corporations bod to swallow, would cause them to seek bankruptcy protection. What you call "quite unusual events" are becoming progressively less unusual, the recent emission into the Yellowstone River, for example, was the second in recent years, their have also been, to say the least, significant ruptures in Arkansas and Michigan in recent years. I'm relying on memory for those cases, refuting you is not worth the effort of goggling, but of course your free to do so. I have no problem with lacking credibility with the obtuse since there's no way that describes 100% of SA readers. Do not presume to speak for anyone but yourself.
    Jan 24, 2015. 10:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Enbridge Vs. Transcanada  [View article]
    Anyone invested in any pipeline company is taking a huge risk in the form of corrosion of the pipeline over the course of decades. Not that this is only future tense since pipelines built as far back as the fifties are now spilling at an alarming rate, the as of this posting real time in the Yellowstone River only the latest example. The Keystone Pipeline will not become law on Obama's watch and while I'll demur on predicting the outcome of the 2016 election one safe prediction is the more than 100 landowners holding firm against settling with Transcanada will still be litigating when Obama is no longer President. Add to that the Canadian Tar Sands do not yield the cleanest oil in North America, now ex Senator Mary Landrieu notwithstanding, but the dirtiest oil on Earth. Would you want this sludge flowing through your town or county?
    Jan 23, 2015. 10:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 9 Hot Healthcare Dividend Dogs Dog 12% To 46% December Upsides  [View article]
    I've done well with Omega Healthcare (OHI) a REIT specializing in medical properties. Of course being a REIT it is better to hold in a tax advantaged plan than outside one.
    Jan 4, 2015. 12:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ditching The 401(k)  [View article]
    Actually the law is you can withdraw your contributions without penalty provided the Roth account is no less than 5 years old starting January 1 the year you begin the account.
    Jan 3, 2015. 10:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment