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  • Zacks' Bull Of The Day: Gilead Sciences [View article]
    Gotta luv Waxman's mind set: If 'every man' can not afford a particular drug, then no one should have access to that drug. So, exactly why isn't the American drug industry not under the complete control of the US government . . . and actually paid for by whomever pays whatever taxes that are collected? . . . which might explain why there should be a tax due to climate change. . . . and for the air that we breathe.
    May 6 12:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Manage Your Dividend Portfolio [View article]
    Anyone not confident in the strategy outlined by DGI might want to have a designated sector of those holdings (solid equities with a historical trend of increased valuation coupled with stable/growing dividends) to be held for the long term vs a sector of those holdings that may be characterized as purely momentum, energy, utilities, food staples or some other sector perceived to be an alternative to the patient, proven (Warren Buffet/Ben Graham) approach.

    Still 'best' to invest for your future regardless of what the future holds . . . because it is a winning (basic survival) lifestyle. . . . imho.
    Apr 26 11:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Manage Your Dividend Portfolio [View article]
    Anyone not confident in the strategy outlined by DGI might want to have a designated sector of those holdings (solid equities with a historical trend of increased valuation coupled with stable/growing dividends) to be held for the long term vs a sector of those holdings that may be characterized as purely momentum, energy, utilities, food staples or some other sector perceived to be an alternative to the patient, proven (Warren Buffet/Ben Graham) approach.
    Apr 26 11:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Inflation Is Less Than You Think (Unless You're An Economist) [View article]
    Inflation may be less than the government desires or officially proclaims because the national debt is such a stubborn and inconvenient issue . . . that is, unsustainable. Not only is the national debt literally impossible to be paid in full, the current path will result in catastrophic consequences. And, in the meantime, the powers that be will make every effort to inflate as opposed to deflate. Of course, imho
    Apr 23 08:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Inflation Is Less Than You Think (Unless You're An Economist) [View article]
    Inflation may be less than the government desires or officially proclaims because the national debt is such a stubborn and inconvenient issue . . . that is, unsustainable. Not only is the national debt literally impossible to be paid in full, the current path will result in catastrophic consequences. And, in the meantime, the powers that be will make every effort to inflate as opposed to deflate. Of course, imho.
    Apr 23 08:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Questions Each Cimatron Holder Shall Ask [View article]
    CIMT did establish a 3D printing advisory board . . . naming Terry Wohlers as its first member. But, then again, the 3D printing industry still exists outside the boundaries of Obama's parallel universe . . . so far.
    Mar 9 05:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Brief History Of Gold And Why It's Overvalued By A Factor Of 2 [View article]
    Great piece significantly reflecting that pursuing due diligence is the responsibility of each and every individual . . . unless the individual has the burning desire to blindly commit financial suicide.

    And, exactly 'who' is claiming credit for having penned this piece ? . . . although, even the US president goes by a fabricated name . . . while living in an alternate universe.
    Feb 14 01:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Obama's 'MyRA' Plan Will Impact The U.S. Economy [View article]
    IF myRA does not succeed in selling a (subjectively) sufficient amount of US treasuries THEN the US government may decide to swap (confiscate) the funds and market equities within the corporate sponsored retirement plans with US treasuries. Or, the Federal Reserve and the US Treasury may need to reinitiate its quantitative easing program to buy more US treasuries.
    In any event, the American people lose by having a government that (1) maintains a debt that can never be fully paid/satisfied (2) not adhering to a balanced budget (3) embracing a fiat currency (4) re-hypothicating and selling its gold reserves and (5) failing to embrace the capitalist, free market system.
    Jan 31 11:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Obama's 'MyRA' Plan Will Impact The U.S. Economy [View article]
    IF MyRA does not succeed in selling a subjectively sufficient number of US Treasuries then the US government may decide to swap (confiscate) the funds and market equities within the corporate sponsored retirement plans with US treasuries. Or, the Federal Reserve and the US Treasury may need to reinitiate its quantitative easing program to buy more US treasuries.

    In any event, the American people lose by having a government that (1) maintains a debt that can never be fully paid/satisfied (2) not adhering to a balanced budget (3) embracing a fiat currency (4) re-hypothicating and selling its gold reserves and (5) failing to embrace the capitalist, free market system.
    Jan 31 11:00 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • El Paso Remains A Must Sell [View article]
    Tis a shame that NG is not flowing from Mexico to the US LNG facilities via EPB.
    Jan 16 04:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Exelon: Demand Supply Imbalance, And Weak Power Prices Make It A Bad Buy [View article]
    EXC could be a 'hold' at best and a 'short' at worst for current share holders. Dividends were cut 40% in February 2013 and the current price may be reflecting the anticipation of another dividend cut based on EXC long term plans to investment significantly in its regu- lated operations over the next several years. . . which does not bode well for a company that has reflected poorly in regards to the Return of Equity for the past 4 years.

    In short, the EXC financial storyline indicates that it may be prudent to place one's money to work elsewhere.
    Nov 2 05:55 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 6b): Which Consumer Discretionary Stocks Are In The Buy Zone? [View article]
    Granted, the charts reflect MCD and TGT are ripe to being plucked. However, at this point in time, would it not be worth the consideration to be a bit more patient; awaiting the results of what could be a rather disappointing holiday season coupled with more bad news resulting from the further rollout of ObamaCare (including, in part, further cancellations of existing health care insurance coverage)? Fundamental considerations may reflect that it could be prudent to wait to pluck stocks at what could be even more discounted prices/valuations after the start of the coming new year. Thoughts?
    Oct 25 12:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 6): Picking The Best Consumer Discretionary Stocks [View article]
    America's part-time economy will become more populated with consumers who, by necessity, will become more discerning with any funds they may have available. Maintaining a means of transportation will translate in GPC being and remaining to be a mainstay for America's frugal consumers with diminishing funds.

    Long MCD.
    Oct 15 06:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 5): Picking The Best Healthcare Stocks [View article]
    BMY has a track record that, should that trend remain true, will remain to be positioned to cultivate a pipeline of future products at a more than reasonable rate of return . . . or buy potential upstarts that can be plugged into an enviable distribution system that can easily be curtailed in order to produce future savings.

    Long BAX, BMY, JNJ and MRK.
    Sep 29 09:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 4): Picking The Best Utility Stocks [View article]
    Based upon current valuation and regardless of the current divined rates, APU would be the primary choice; WTR would be a solid second. . . . though for the long term WTR would be the first choice.

    As for SO, there are some continual headwinds in regards to a couple of major projects that could very well disappoint further for the intermediate time period.

    Long SO and WTR.
    Sep 25 11:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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