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  • Feed Your Family With These 4 Monthly Paying REITs [View article]

    STAG and CLDT both look attractive (already have O), but LTC's monthly dividend has been frozen @ $0.17/share since October 2013, that's not very encouraging.
    Apr 26, 2015. 04:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This High Dividend Stock Yields 6%-8%-Plus, Has Big Dividend Growth, And Goes Ex-Dividend Soon [View article]
    The article sounded attractive until I checked GLOG's current P/E.
    Apr 26, 2015. 10:39 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Barbie® Celebrates ‘Sheroes’ at the Variety Power of Women Luncheon [View article]
    The solution to Mattel's shrinking revenue problems is to come up with yet another Barbie.
    Apr 25, 2015. 11:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Yield On Cost Is An Important Metric In My Portfolio [View article]
    YOC is a metric that allows you to see how far you've gone, but focusing on YOC can blindside you into missing alternative investment selections. For the latter, current yield is more appropriate.
    Apr 24, 2015. 10:35 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tupperware beats by $0.04, beats on revenue [View news story]
    Wonder how much of it was due to cheap oil prices?
    Apr 22, 2015. 11:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's +2% with eyes on May 4 turnaround announcement [View news story]
    What kind of a turnaround plan it could be when the meeting they just had with the franchisees left them all disappointed? It's not likely that they would come up with something dramatically different from what was discussed at the meeting.
    Apr 22, 2015. 11:00 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Social Security And Portfolio Withdrawals: It's Complicated [View article]
    "Arguments for taking it early include getting it now while you can before it becomes insolvent..."

    If I knew within reasonable certainty my departure time from this world, the decision of when to take SS would be a no brainer. But since I don't know, I started taking SS (and medicare) at 65. I would hate to delay taking SS, just to have my time expire shortly before I started getting the checks.
    Apr 22, 2015. 10:57 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Reasons AT&T Is The Better Dividend Investment Than Verizon [View article]
    I have both VZ and T.
    Apr 21, 2015. 10:58 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan unit ordered to pay $171M over pipeline deal [View news story]
    I would surmise that since the damaged parties were the EPB unit holders, it is the unit holders of record –at the time of the transaction– that should be compensated.
    Apr 20, 2015. 10:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Hasbro beats by $0.13, beats on revenue [View news story]
    Long HAS and glad I sold MAT when I did.
    Apr 20, 2015. 11:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 2020: What The Restructured GE Will Look Like [View article]
    Mike, Richjoy,

    I too sold 1/2 of my GE stake last week for a nice profit which recovered my cost on the shares owned. But with a dividend freeze and what I think will be a two year forced march for GE to make up for the loss of the GE capital division profits, I am seriously considering selling 1/2 of the remaining half.
    Apr 20, 2015. 11:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric: It's Not The Time To Be A Seller Right Now [View article]
    You make a big deal out of the dividends in the article, but you never mentioned that the dividend has been frozen for the next two years? I consider that omission a big oversight.

    Sold half of my GE position last week, after the boost, and I'm seriously considering selling half of the remainder. The loss of profits from the capital business is going to be difficult to overcome by the industrial side, thus necessitating a big share buyback to prop up the share price.
    Apr 20, 2015. 11:37 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mattel Shows Signs Of Improvement [View article]
    @Christian Thomas,

    I had a View Master back when I was six years old. I am now seventy. Seems to me that View Master hardly qualifies as a new product.
    Apr 18, 2015. 08:26 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mattel Shows Signs Of Improvement [View article]
    Still, no new products.
    Apr 18, 2015. 09:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Procter & Gamble declares $0.6629 dividend [View news story]
    What a non-event!
    Apr 17, 2015. 04:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment