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  • Drawing Down Your IRA: What You Can Expect? [View article]
    I admit I have not taken much time to consider RMDs. Now all I have to do is keep your article and I am good to go. Excellent work.

    We Baby Boomers appreciate you blazing the trail for us youngsters.
    Nov 28, 2015. 10:03 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: What If I Had Lots Of Money? [View article]
    "Gold is nothing more than a Pet Rock". Jason Zweig
    Nov 27, 2015. 04:59 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: What If I Had Lots Of Money? [View article]
    Gold is a commodity, not a financial asset. Gold is a raw material just like steel or uranium or corn. If you walked into the grocery store and tried to pay with a gold bar you would leave without your groceries.

    Gold may have been used as money in the distant past but it is no longer a practical financial asset.
    Nov 27, 2015. 04:57 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • PFF: Why I Own This Preferred Shares ETF [View article]
    and so did everything else. There isn't an investment out there that hasn't plunged in the past 10 years. Since 2009 it has been a steady performer with a great dividend.

    Selective statistics
    Nov 24, 2015. 08:09 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Wealth Of Common Sense - A Book By Ben Carlson (2015; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) [View article]
    I read Ben Carlson's web site every day. Brilliant!
    Common sense is not so common

    His book is at the top of my reading list.
    Nov 24, 2015. 07:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Update: The 'Pullback' In The S&P Was Short Lived, The Market Is In Rally Mode Despite World Events And Interest Rate Headlines [View article]
    Lethargic. That is the state of the market today.

    Warren Buffet was once asked to describe his investment style. He thought for a moment and responded; "Lethargic"

    Consequently, I am euphoric.
    Nov 21, 2015. 09:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • You Just Got $1 Million. Now What? [View article]
    My younger brother died at the age of 37 of cancer. He left me $20K in his will. I always wanted to invest in stocks so I put it all in a brokerage account. 24 yrs later my account is at $200K and I pulled money out for a few comforts.

    Thank you Michael.
    Nov 18, 2015. 07:49 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Low, Sell High? With Altria, It's Buy Yes, Sell No [View article]
    Very interesting approach and very revealing as well. I have owned MO for a long time.

    As I move closer to retirement I have sold most of my individual stocks and diversified into ETFs but I refuse to sell MO.
    Nov 16, 2015. 01:06 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Update: The S&P Sits At An Inflection Point [View article]
    Thank you for sifting through the noise. With the internet and 24hour news channels the noise has become deafening. Common sense is not so common.

    Try as we might, in spite of all the charts, mathematics and technology we cannot predict the future. In the end, we should invest if we believe the world will continue to grow.
    Nov 14, 2015. 09:07 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Equity CEFs: Enough Is Enough, Consider The Cohen & Steers Infrastructure Fund [View article]
    As a long time investor in UTF I appreciate your expert opinion. My plan has always been to hold UTF through the downturns because of its superior performance over time. Now I may just add to my position.
    Nov 12, 2015. 08:59 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Extrapolation: Dangers Of The Reckless Ruler [View article]
    Wade Slome writes some of the best articles on Seeking Alpha. I am surprised he doesn't have more followers.
    Nov 8, 2015. 08:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Very Strong Jobs Numbers Underpinned By Wages [View article]
    Working for a large manufacturing company in the SouthEast, I can tell you that hiring and retaining hourly employees is the biggest problem facing the company.

    Productivity and quality are suffering due to the unstable employment. The hourly work force in the USA are the unsung heroes of the economy. They are the most productive and produce the highest quality of any worker in the world.

    I hope wages go significantly higher for the hourly worker. The CEOs make enough and need to give back
    Nov 8, 2015. 08:24 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • We Have Already Witnessed The First 1300 Points Of The Stock Market Crash Of 2015 [View article]
    It is now Nov 5 just a little over two months later and the market is right about where it was when this article was written on Aug 21st.

    I keep telling you guys - no one, not anyone, can predict the stock market with any accuracy. Don't let fear suck you into doing stupid things.

    Charts with wiggles and swiggles can be interpreted anyway you want. Some saw the charts as a sell others saw a buying opportunity. Chart don't tell you anything - you tell yourself things. You will believe what you want to believe.
    Nov 5, 2015. 06:34 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Last Gasp Saloon [View article]
    Well said.

    Hussman writes very well but it is essentially fiction or as you say, "untestable"
    Nov 4, 2015. 04:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Last Gasp Saloon [View article]
    Lakers Fan,

    Thank you for the kind words. Again.
    See you in the comments.
    Nov 4, 2015. 03:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment