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  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 4): Picking The Best Utility Stocks [View article]
    Sep 25 11:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 3): Picking The Best Consumer Staple Stocks [View article]
    All considerations are quite good based upon historical chart activity. . . though some equities presented naturally appear to float above the trend lines more than others. And, although the consumer staple sector would/should be a basic component of one's portfolio, diversification within the sector would still be a basic consideration.

    Three choices (in order of preference) are SJM, MO and CAG.

    Long CAG, CLX, SJM, and GIS.
    Sep 24 10:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 3): Picking The Best Consumer Staple Stocks [View article]
    All good considerations for the long haul since they all closely mirror one another in historical chart activity. . . . though some appear to remain on top vs the alternative equities' trend line more than others.

    Top three choices in order would be SJM, MO and CAG. Though the actual strategy would be to establish the consumer staple sector as a dedicated group within the portfolio.

    Long CAG, SJM, CLX, and GIS.
    Sep 24 10:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 2): The Challenge Of Building A Portfolio In A Rising Market [View article]
    Going with the house's consideration of KO, partially based upon the likely retracement of value appreciation going forward, I would allow a short term support to be established during the current market correction in play. . . which could see a further discount for KO.
    Sep 20 03:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club: Building A Sustainable Long-Term Dividend Portfolio (Part 1) [View article]
    Tough considerations. Historical charts reflect they all follow a similar pattern. And, within the past 6 months, all are currently drifting slightly to the downside. Amongst the 4, WMT has held its ground in terms of valuation over the course of several years; largely trending sideways. WMT significantly reflects the lowest PEG amongst the 4 stocks presented . . . which, imo, would be an indication, along with its larger cap size, possibly be the most steady in valuation going forward in an economic environment that will likely be troubled, not confident or exuberant.

    So, given the 4 to choose from, WMT would win out, though I really do feel apprehensive about the overall current health of the markets and the economic factors. . . . including Fed Reserve position regarding QE, congressional consideration of the CRB and debt ceiling, implementation of Obamacare, gold transfer from W to E, further erosion in the confidence of government and actively ignoring increasing debt levels from the various sectors in a part-time economy.

    Currently long KMB and MCD.
    Sep 15 03:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FutureFuel Is A Rare Biofuels And Bioproducts Cash Cow [View article]
    Good overview. Thanks. I take it that Q4 2013 is actually Q4 2012 in the second chart (FutureFuels Financials).
    Sep 10 09:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Germany To Fed: We Would Like Our Gold Back Please [View instapost]
    RULE #1: Not possible to receive what is not available to give.
    Jan 19 08:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Banks Aren't Lending [View article]
    One can only hope that the US schools of higher learning are tuned in to John Mason's viewpoint and presenting it to their students. . . And, as for the media outlets educating or informing the general public?

    Thanks for the thoughtful article, J M Mason.
    Sep 25 01:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Bubble Is Epic [View article]
    UPON FURTHER REFLECTION, the hijacked and butchered article as presented, coupled with the numerous, flagrantly incorrect comments by netblueski,
    should have been tagged by Seeking Alpha with a HUGE WARNING.
    Aug 16 11:54 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Bubble Is Epic [View article]
    Somehow, I believe that the author(?) of GOLD BUBBLE IS EPIC should have at least given credit to the original source of the thesis presented almost verbatim . . . and also have performed a bit more due diligence in why the position, as presented, is only half of the story (as originally presented) which gave a sense of balance and more complete insight to potential investors.
    Aug 16 11:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sell Gold and Buy These 6 Safe Haven Dividend Stocks Instead [View article]
    Granted, the dividend stocks presented and lightly reviewed (CVX, INTC, JNJ, KFT, MSFT, TAP) are worthy of being within one's portfolio . . . at this point in time, not considering any gold (or precious metal miner) exposure in one's portfolio is akin to denouncing the historical significance of gold as 'real' currency.
    Aug 10 04:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Our Biggest Budget Issue: Payments to Individuals [View article]
    But, Professor, 'the people' are not quite ready for nor yet capable of handling the (economic) truth . . . . while the value of the US dollar will continue to tell the real story.
    Aug 1 09:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Big Oil's Big Tax Break [View article]
    One always hears about the subsidies or tax breaks that the participants within the oil sector receives. HOWEVER, the participants in the oil sector DO ACTUALLY pay taxes . . . unlike some of the 'chosen ones' such as General Electric. Perhaps capitalism should embrace the concept of fairness and equality for ALL American businesses in a globally competitive environment. Something to consider after the unsustainable US monetary and fiscal policies implode; allowing a fresh start in refounding the nation.
    May 14 03:44 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Killing of Bin Laden Boosts Obama's Political Standing, Cuts Risk of Budget Impasse [View article]
    'A major domestic political victory for US President Barack Obama'?
    REALITY CHECK . . . Obama not only adheres to the principles of Saul Alinsky but has fully embraced the ideology to 'fundamentally transform the United States of America.
    May 3 01:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 Dividend Paying Buyout Targets for 2011 [View article]
    Would seem as though Best Buy would be a good candidate to be taken over by Sears.
    Apr 15 05:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment