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  • AT&T And The Dividend Controversy [View article]
    6% dividend return based on my cost per share.
    Nov 29, 2015. 01:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T And The Dividend Controversy [View article]
    Meant 2 cent hike. but you didn't address my other points. TY Have a good Day
    Nov 29, 2015. 01:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Sold Pimco High Income Fund [View article]
    TY for your insights, seemed to me that PHT is down more than it should be but some may be taking their Tax Losses earlier than usual this year. I don't think a quarter point increase by the Fed is going to have much of an effect on this Sector subgroup. If anything they should benefit in the long-term. I'm really concerned about GOF which used to be a strong, steady performed but has really fallen off in the past few months (ever since I bought my 2nd 1000 shares). Have a Great, Green, In the Black December.
    Nov 29, 2015. 01:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Sold Pimco High Income Fund [View article]
    NY hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.
    That said any follow-up on PDI or PKO in the Pimco Family. They have declined in Price recently but I'm still happy with them. My Other concern is with PHT, Pioneer High Income, I bought into it as it was one ofthe first to readily cut their dividend in anticipation of poorer overall returns. It too has even more so fallen down some 6+% or more of late but I can not determine why. Any insights you have would be appreciated. Looking forward to a Grand December and a wonderful Holy Day season no matter what the Faith. Best Wishes to you and yours for the same.
    Nov 28, 2015. 11:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T And The Dividend Controversy [View article]
    Even with only a 1 cent per qtr raise in the divy I'll still be getting a 6%+ return.
    I'd like to see a 1.5 or 2 cent hike as I think Management and the current Corporate situation plays into that quite nicely. Should they hike the divy a full 2 cents pq I would expect to see additional Interest in the stock which would tend to boost the Per Share price something we'd all like to see as well.
    I trust you all had a Happy Thanksgiving. Regards.
    Nov 27, 2015. 11:57 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T And The Dividend Controversy [View article]
    Was going to say something similar but you beat me to it.
    Also a 2% increase would likely attract new Shareholders and provide a little upward mobility in PPS as others foreign and domestic look at that dividend and stable trading range and seek to get some for themselves.

    T's current debt is very low interest rate debt so better for them to have some Cash Stockpile on hand. They also recently refinanced some of their older debt still at today's lower rates. The Fed is expected to finally jack-up the Rates a whole .25% (oh lordly, lordly, the terrible pain of it all). I say good! Long Past Due. Then they can shut their mouths and sit on the sidelines and stop playing games with the US Economy until after next year's elections.
    Nov 27, 2015. 11:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T To Celebrate With A Bigger Dividend Increase [View article]
    Personally that 1 cent divy increase pushes my return over 6%, I'd really enjoy a 1.5 or 2% increase. The higher increase would tend to support and push Share prices higher just because of the new unexpected higher dividend. More money would likely come in from multiple sources here and abroad. Thus giving T a little appreciation along with that higher Divy. Guess we'll have to wait till mid-Dec and see what happens.
    Nov 27, 2015. 11:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T's Dividend: It's A Red Herring [View article]
    I've made my case you have not even been able to dent it. Your predictions as I note are at BEST 5 years out or More. Just give it a rest. You've been proven incorrect, you have absolutely No Response to US Corp. Churn Issues I've brought up and are Living in the Past wit India and 3 and $ G and LTE. It's hardly worth my effort. I'm not here to make you appear to be the farcical boot that you are. But I will agree with you if and when you make valid points and Kick your Behind when you are shoveling sheet!
    Nov 26, 2015. 05:05 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2015's Best Mid-Cap Pick: First Niagara [View article]
    I have owned and traded FNFG a few times and made $$ each time. No thanks to inept Management. At this point in time it is overpriced. But its your $$ not mine. I see no good reason to Own FNFG at this juncture. 3% Return via a lame Divy isn't worth my time or effort. Perhaps you think you can make a case.Go ahead. I have better places to park my $$ at far better Rates of Return.
    Nov 26, 2015. 04:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Do You Like Your 'T'? [View article]
    Would love to see T give the shareholders a bit of a reward for all they've had to endure (that 2 cent per share per Qtr hike). I would serve to boost the PPS as both individual and Big Investors sought to Capitalize upon that near 6% Divy (eventually that would drop as PPS rose) Thus cutting the likelihood that T would have to continue to do buybacks at/near the current $32 ps threshold that it has been actively defending via its buyback program - per Stephenson.
    Nov 24, 2015. 01:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Politicians slam Pfizer-Allergan deal [View news story]
    The Best way for dishonest and corrupt Politicians to Raise Corporate Taxes Revenues and to Increase Jobs here in America is to Cut US Corporate Taxes back by at least 1/3. Tens, even Hundreds of Billion of Dollars would then Flow back into American Corporate Coffers, Tax Revenue to the Federal, State and Local Gov'ts would then Increase, the cost of Doing Business in the USA would Drop and Jobs would comeback home, likely spurring an Economic Recovery and a Boon to the US and world economies as well.
    Nov 24, 2015. 12:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T's Dividend: It's A Red Herring [View article]
    Just more duck, dodge and evade on your part. You have not made a case for VOD in either Africa or India. The Basic wages won't support a major Buildout by VOD in either region. How are people making next to nothing annually and monthly going to prop-up VOD's massive Buildout costs and extensive Maintenance in either or both regions, esp. when the Terrorist factor is thrown in as an added cost bonus. I will submit that VOD will have the same types of Problems that T will have in CA and SA esp. in the rural areas where whatever isn't nailed down is quickly stolen, add to that the Weather Factors taking out towers and Power facilities and VOD will have all kinds of cost overruns and additional expenditures as will T. I laugh at your nonsensical replies and your continued Failure to address the Corporate Churn I have mentioned several times and you continue to avoid. Given another decade or two of build-out in CA/SA and India/Africa both Companies might actually have some share of a still poor market, selling cheap phones to people who can't even afford them and the services. Could be Money Pits for Both. But T has a far better Track record and Management.
    Nov 24, 2015. 12:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Politicians slam Pfizer-Allergan deal [View news story]
    Hypocrite Hillary! Once again the Clintons have been caught Cheating on their Taxes along with the Head of the Clinton Foundation, Ex-clinton aide Donna Shalala. Seems the Clinton Foundation are being asked by the IRS to make major Revisions to several years of "Erroneously and Inaccurately" Filled Tax returns. Seems the Corrupt and criminal Clintons never learn (recall their need to amend their previous decades Tax retrurns when Bill first won the WH with Hilly even claiming Bill's stain underwear as tax write-offs?) Now if this was you or I there would be massive Fines, Penalties and Fees to be paid, why aren't they being fined etc.?
    Nov 24, 2015. 11:34 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T's Dividend: It's A Red Herring [View article]
    You most assuredly have NOT Addressed the Corporate Questions I asked nor the Points I made about them. That sir is a sheer dissembelance on your part. I really couldn't give a rat's behind about your VOD Positions, Profits or Losses. Other than that you offer nothing more than your own personal conjecture and likely hopes and pipe-dreams. Time will tell and as I pointed out you are likely to be disappointed in your near term hopes and pipe-dreams. Last Time I checked the (today at ask dot com) India's wages are as follows:
    According to a wage report issued in 2012 by the United Nations' International Labour Organization (ILO), India ranked 69 out of 72 countries listed, with the average monthly wage equivalent to $295 U.S. dollars or just over 18,117 rupees.
    Hardly enough to afford a single Home smart phone much less the monthly fees. Can't imagine the mammoth Profits that VOD will be ranking in there, esp. with the overhead of Tower building and powering them. Try again, Same for their African Frontiers. Hope you like that 3+% you getting (less after Taxes)
    Nov 23, 2015. 01:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T's Dividend: It's A Red Herring [View article]
    Yet you are still unable to mount even the lamest rebuttal to my comments on the slow Corporate churn of their established assets. Your story would have us believe that the whole world will be rush out to buy all this new Tech the second it is offered. Bull Excrement. As I will reiterate. Corporate America (the Big Money spenders) and most of the Public want Proven, tried and true Tech, either HW or SW, and hence their reluctance to jump on-board the 1st tug coming down the river. (recall the many MS and other Failed Product rollouts that resulted in even newer and more improved products quickly thereafter as they were found to be defective also).

    You can try and avoid the facts (and you did) you can continue to spew your nonsense and anti T this, that and the other thing. but Money Talks and Suckers walk. Some are even left holding that Bag of Male Bovine Excrement called VOD.
    Nov 22, 2015. 03:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment