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  • QE3: Reluctantly Long The Market [View article]
    Sorry, 300 million million.
    Sep 14 01:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QE3: Reluctantly Long The Market [View article]
    It would be much cheaper and effective if the Fed gave everyone $1million, with the proviso that they have to buy a new, US made, car and a new house. This would only cost approximately $300million and get the money flowing through the economy.
    Sep 14 10:35 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Newly Retired Investors - Don't Chase Yield [View article]
    Great article in the series Bob.

    I think most of us chased yield, at least a little bit, when we got started. I know I put some money on a couple of royalty trusts. The yield was great but the loss of principal was greater.

    Chasing yield is the investor's equivalent of looking for a free lunch. There is no such thing.
    Sep 14 10:29 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: 45% Upside Potential [View article]
    Fine article. One could however argue that Apple has not been trading anywhere near fair value, so why will the stock price go to fair value moving forward?
    Sep 14 10:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • High Yielding Upstream MLPs: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly [View article]
    Does the same apply to royalty trusts?

    Annie,

    Be careful with royalty trusts. The dividends can be very good, but the price of the units will move steadily downwards as the underlying resource is depleted. The unit price will fall precipitously in the final years.

    If you must own one, make sure it is reasonably early in its life and don't hold it for the long term.
    Sep 13 09:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 6 Blue-Chip Companies With Substantial Shareholder Yields [View article]
    "ALSO YOUR ANSWER "DIVIDENDS + SHARE REPURCHASES"=?
    HOW DO YOU MONITIZE SHARE REPURCHASES TO GET YOUR 7.6%"

    Bahamas,

    You can get the numbers that go into calculating share holder yield from the company's Cash Flow Statement. Three components normally make up the share holder yield: Dividends, Net shares repurchased (cash flow from shares purchased - cash flow from shares sold) , and Net debt paydown.

    Determine the total amount of dividends that were paid to shareholders, the net amount of stock that was repurchased, and the net amount of debt that was repaid. Before you get started, remember you are dealing with a cash flow statement so cash outflows, such as dividends, are recorded as negative numbers.

    Take the resultant number, forget the sign, and divide it by the market capitalization of the company. That is the share holder's yield.
    Sep 13 05:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital: A Better Choice To Earn Double Digit Dividend Yield [View article]
    You say potatoe, he says potato.
    http://seekingalpha.co...
    Sep 13 03:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Be Wary Of Prospect Capital [View article]
    You say potatoe, he says potato.
    http://seekingalpha.co...
    Sep 13 03:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Dividend Champions Of The Past Will Offer Minimal Long-Term Income And Total Returns [View article]
    Main Street Investor,

    As in: "Let's eat grandpa." Versus "Let's eat, grandpa".
    Sep 12 09:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Dividend Champions Of The Past Will Offer Minimal Long-Term Income And Total Returns [View article]
    Do or do not. There is no try.

    Why so many posts like Yoda sound?
    Sep 12 04:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Dividend Champions Of The Past Will Offer Minimal Long-Term Income And Total Returns [View article]
    Where's the beef?
    Sep 12 10:48 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Emerson's Dividend Is Worth A Look [View article]
    "...most dividend analysis out there is backward-looking - meaning it rests on what the company has done in the past: how long it has raised its dividend, etc. We're looking to change that view."

    Any hint of forward looking CAGR 5 year dividend growth rate?
    Sep 12 10:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's: Cultural Adaptability To Bring Continued Success [View article]
    No, they didn't have it back then. LOL

    As a side note with no bearing on this article, many years ago I worked with a Japanese national, who headed our small marketing/sales organization in Japan. He left for Apple Japan and became VP of marketing for Apple Japan and eventually president of Apple Japan. I lost track of him for a few years until I ran into an article that mentioned his name. Imagine my surprise. His name is Eikoh Harada. http://buswk.co/TIeZNl

    Maybe next time I'm in Japan I'll let him take me out for lunch. LOL
    Sep 11 09:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Real 'Better Advice For Seniors' [View article]
    "Are you trying to suck me into the cyclicals debate?? Nah. "

    Shoot. You got me. :)
    Sep 11 06:30 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Position For President Obama's Second Term [View article]
    It was the Democrat controlled houses of Congress that derailed the economy imho.

    So Hobbes, are you are saying that the economy was just peachy under Bush and we weren't losing jobs at a prodigious rate as Bush's years were coming to an end?
    Sep 11 06:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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