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  • Quick Chat 288  [View instapost]
    I just came across this site that has rated the Dividend Champions for safety of dividend payments based of many factors.

    Should be of interest to those investing primarily for income rather than growth or trading objectives.

    Looks pretty cool to me.

    http://seekingalpha.co...

    WT
    Feb 9, 2016. 08:18 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick Chat 288  [View instapost]
    Love it DG! And I love the analogy with the tree climbing turtles.

    You the man!

    WT
    Feb 9, 2016. 08:13 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick Chat 288  [View instapost]
    >DG-

    I'm just happy as a clam there are folks like you and others like you that put in all the effort to maintain this non-political, troll-free and very beneficial trading site.

    Thank you!

    WT
    Feb 9, 2016. 06:21 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick Chat 287   [View instapost]
    Re: (PSEC)

    Down >5% today

    Does anyone see Prospect having good prospects going forward?

    Sorry for the pun but this stock's chart and technicals are a disaster. Took my lumps on my 1/4th position and am out.

    WT
    Feb 9, 2016. 01:50 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick Chat 287   [View instapost]
    >Mark-

    "''ahead a little overall which is all I really care about."

    Me too, Mark-

    Thanks!

    WT
    Feb 9, 2016. 01:20 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick Chat 287   [View instapost]
    >Ed & Maya-

    There are more positive headlines about Lady Gaga than about the game!

    Agree fantastic performance.

    WT
    Feb 8, 2016. 03:30 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick Chat 287   [View instapost]
    >Freya-

    Agree that the war business is the bottomless pit and big recession curer but investment in infrastructure is what the country needs not pushing more and more into the 'war machine' or into the coffers of the banks as Ben and the Feds did. The banks just held onto the money and made interest from the treasury on the holdings- that and continue to pay the fat cats their bonuses, those fat cats primarily responsible for the recession.

    Infrastructure in this country is abysmal. All you have to do is travel to some foreign countries to see that comparison.

    It seems to me that the whole country is in denial.

    WT
    Feb 8, 2016. 02:44 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick Chat 287   [View instapost]
    >ED-

    ALL price drops are caused by goods not affordable or not needed- Hence over-supply.

    Exactly what happened in 1929.

    WT
    Feb 8, 2016. 02:33 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick Chat 287   [View instapost]
    >Edmund-

    "..significant, sudden, and stable decrease in the cost of doing anything.."

    You have just described in a very well done concise form the deflation that is occurring right now around the globe.

    The last time it happened on a world wide front was in October of 1929.

    WT
    Feb 7, 2016. 03:52 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick Chat 287   [View instapost]
    >Mark-

    I did not see any personal tilt in any way. I share with you your aversion to the parasites of the individual investor world- The ones that says the buck first- Integrity second. I did a couple of years as a 'Customer's man' and enjoyed it immensely. I enjoyed working with people guiding those with smaller accounts until my boss said 'we do work for commission dollars you know'. I was a bad fit. LOL!

    I still do financial planning for small time folks (often as an unintended avocation) on a fee basis only. Seniors especially are getting taken advantage of in greater numbers and I am working up a blog to attempt to address that- me and a couple hundred others, I know, I know.

    WT
    Feb 6, 2016. 01:21 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick Chat 287   [View instapost]
    >Mark-

    Re: 3% cash limits-

    We paid a manager to manage whatever cash was not at work in any account. Picked up an additional 5-10 BPs by going outside the custodian's cash management. We of course paid to have the cash managed, At the same time we paid the portfolio manager maybe 40 BP to invest the portfolio. It then becomes a fiduciary issue (beyond de minimis) when we are paying two managers to manage the same money. I was deposed by the feds one time as a friend of the court to justify the practice.

    I believe the rules we used may be an accepted protocol for fed ERISA audits at this time.

    WT
    Feb 5, 2016. 05:16 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick Chat 287   [View instapost]
    Re: (VDSI)

    Conflicting info abounds-

    This from the Motley Fool website Institutional holders as of 2/4 about 31%
    % Short 37%.

    Link- http://bit.ly/1nSzDg1

    Ameritrade shows the FLOAT at 30 million shares out of 40 million shares outstanding

    with institutions holding 67.52%!

    Short interest is shown as 36.5% of the float with 18 days to cover.

    Seems that some reports use the stock float for data while others use stock issued.

    Anyway (VDSI) is off about 5% today (2/5) at $14.93

    WT
    Feb 5, 2016. 03:56 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick Chat 287   [View instapost]
    Re: Consumer Discretionary sector-

    Polo (RL) and Kohls (KSS) both dropped significantly today.
    Polo by 22% and Kohls by 20%

    A sales growth warning from Kohl's and a 39% profit drop and yearly sales estimates for Polo.

    If this is typical the sector will be in the dumps for real.

    WT
    Feb 4, 2016. 10:10 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick Chat 287   [View instapost]
    We're going to have to start calling you Mark, the Wizard!

    When I shorted Twitter last Summer (for a very nice profit) I also thought of LinkedIn but felt they had a viable business plan while I felt Twitter did not.

    Wonder what happened to LNKD?
    Continued to drop AH down by a total 28.75%- Wow.

    Just saw- 4th qtr loss and weaker than expected 2016.

    WT
    Feb 4, 2016. 09:21 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick Chat 287   [View instapost]
    >OG-

    Re: (T)

    I own a little of this cash-cow and was also thinking a PUT sale. I still do not think this market has legs and will fold eventually though. Might end up owning at a lower price than you want!

    $34 PUT July going for $1
    $39 Call July going for .40

    WT
    Feb 4, 2016. 05:02 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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