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  • Investing In High Dividend Yield Stocks: A Sucker Bet? [View article]
    "if you want income --- you don't need a dividend.........just click the "sell" button on your brokerage account."

    Yeah, easy to do when the holdings are at a record high. How about when a 20% correction happens and you need the money? Oh yes, click the sell button BEFORE the correction happens.

    Why is it that some people think of stock ownership as serving a different purpose as owning a business? I would own a business because it supports me and my family from the net profits. I wouldn't support my family very long if the way to support them was to sell pieces of my business until, eventually, I no longer owned it.
    Mar 24, 2015. 08:17 PM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kraft +11.8%; company reportedly in buyout talks [View news story]
    The pop didn't last.

    I think I'll continue holding it to get the price premium they'll have to offer.
    Mar 24, 2015. 07:53 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Verizon CEO McAdam got 16% raise in 2014 [View news story]
    @bluegtx,

    Why don't you read this Fortune article and you'll see your belief in "capable Boards" shattered.

    http://for.tn/11qtPz5
    Mar 24, 2015. 12:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Verizon CEO McAdam got 16% raise in 2014 [View news story]
    How much longer are investors going to tolerate these obscene pay raises for the executives?
    Mar 24, 2015. 12:29 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Dividend Contenders The Real Champions? [View article]
    Good article Bob.

    I thought you tried to keep your portfolio at a pretty low beta. CAT, as you say has a pretty high beta.

    Buying CAT right now would, in my mind, be a mistake. The strong dollar hurts CAT's margins on overseas sales. The weak Yen also helps CAT's Japanese competitors take some of the business CAT would have otherwise gotten.
    Mar 23, 2015. 11:52 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CEO Pay At Coca-Cola: Up Or Down? [View article]
    I voted against the management say on pay and against every director that is a member of the incestuous compensation committee. Maybe this year more of you will join me in casting a negative vote?

    Those that don't understand why I made the above statement should carefully read this Fortune magazine article. http://for.tn/11qtPz5
    Mar 19, 2015. 10:58 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Most Unlikely Stock To Build A Retirement Portfolio Upon At Any Age [View article]
    GE would do a lot better if stock holders would get together and vote out inept directors and the long tenured ones which were in control during GE's darkest hours.
    Mar 18, 2015. 09:02 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mattel baffles with consultant contract for ex-CEO [View news story]
    This stinks to high heaven. The board needs a kick in the pants.
    Mar 18, 2015. 12:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric: The Path To Increased Profitability Materializes [View article]
    There is always a plan.
    Mar 15, 2015. 10:52 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing CEO McNerney got $29M compensation last year [View news story]
    These CEO bonuses are outrageous and not sustainable at their current growth rates.
    Mar 13, 2015. 06:40 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • UTX announces accelerated stock buyback [View news story]
    Do you doubt that Goldman and Morgan Stanley would defraud the market?
    Mar 13, 2015. 11:17 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • UTX announces accelerated stock buyback [View news story]
    A very good question. This deal smells.
    Mar 13, 2015. 10:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon statement says U.S. needs to adjust energy policies [View news story]
    What these companies are asking for will further collapse the price of oil and Saudi Arabia, being the lowest cost producer, will still win the end game.
    Mar 13, 2015. 10:36 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 23% total comp raise for Coca-Cola CEO in 2014 [View news story]
    The problem with Buffet taking a strong stand is that his son is a KO director. In other words, his son is part of the problem.
    Mar 13, 2015. 10:14 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 23% total comp raise for Coca-Cola CEO in 2014 [View news story]
    The bonus he did receive was certainly NOT tied to company performance, no matter wether you measure it in growth of syrup shipments, cases, Market share gains,....
    Mar 12, 2015. 08:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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