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  • Why I'm Selling Verizon After Nearly A Decade [View article]
    There is something wrong with this comment feature. It failed to upload twice. My comment may appear in duplicate. Sorry!
    (I think Jeavant had the same problem.)
    Dec 11, 2014. 06:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I'm Selling Verizon After Nearly A Decade [View article]
    VZ is giving away too many gigs? But that's pittens. A gig is not what it used to be 10 years ago. Attracting new customers with cheap perks is a very sound strategy.
    Dec 11, 2014. 04:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I'm Selling Verizon After Nearly A Decade [View article]
    VZ is giving away too many gigs? That's pittens. A gig is not what it was 10 years ago. Attracting costomers with cheap perks is a sound strategy.
    Dec 11, 2014. 04:11 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Redbox Instant' Victim Of Weak Partnership, Lack Of Commitment [View article]
    I am a regular user of Red Box. I use it because I like the price. I can find the same movies on demand from my cable company but I prefer to spend one dollar and 30 cents on a rental rather than five dollars on a download.
    If Redbox Instant had offered the same $1.30 download without a contract it would have been a smashing hit. Just look at the 99 cents downloads from I-tunes. Red Box Instant failed because was trying to be another Netflix.
    Oct 8, 2014. 09:36 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Great Correction Of 2014: Be Prepared To 'Buy The Dip' [View article]
    I sell put only when I am bulllish on a stock. If there is any chance that the stock will continue to fall or start to fall I do NOT sell puts. None of my puts has ever been called. Also, as the author says, never sell a put on a stock you don't like.
    Jun 10, 2014. 10:28 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Great Correction Of 2014: Be Prepared To 'Buy The Dip' [View article]
    Three things are sure in life: death, taxes and corrections.
    But getting out too soon can be costly. From the trough of 2009 the market has gained 185%, equivalent to 37%/year on average. Obviously that tells nothing about what the market will do in the future.
    A 30% correction today will wipe out 30% of my equity. But if a corrrection comes one year from now, assuming a 20% gain in 2014 it will cost me only 16%. If the correction comes in two years then it will only cost me 2.8%.
    That is without counting dividends.
    So staying put can be a reasonable hedge against the inevitable correction.
    Jun 10, 2014. 10:17 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Great Correction Of 2014: Be Prepared To 'Buy The Dip' [View article]
    I think it is important to point out that a covered call does not protect you from catastrophic downside. If the stock crushes and the option goes out of the money you are left holding the bag. Your only gain would be in that case the option premium. I agree with you that the strategy would only work for moderate fluctuations in the stock price, that is for very stable, crush proof, stocks.
    Jun 10, 2014. 09:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Weight Dividend Payers In Your Portfolio [View article]
    The proof is in the bottom line. Can you please comment on how successful your strategy is? For example how much better is it than an equal weight stategy?
    May 1, 2014. 09:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Atom C2000-Series CPU Is Intel's Answer To Google's Need For A Low-Power Server Processor [View article]
    If GOOG decides to make a new processor why in the world would it go to second ranking chip manufacturers? Intel would be the most experienced, best tooled, candidate to produce a processor with Google specs. Unless Google wants to hurt Intel (and itself in the process).
    Dec 17, 2013. 01:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Likely pressuring Nokia (NOK -1.9%) today is a downbeat note from Goldman's Rick Schafer. Schafer, who's slashing his 2013-2015 revenue, EPS, and smartphone volume estimates, calls the feature set of the Lumia 720 and 520 "relatively undifferentiated," and notes a recent Goldman survey indicated "only around 41% of Win Phone owners chose to buy another Win-based device over the last six months." (earlier[View news story]
    I am not using a tablet or a smartphone to type this. I am using an old fashioned desktop computer, which you need for everything other cheching your e-mail. Most desktops use Microsoft Office. When people realize the "manifest destiny" of the Windows echosystem there will be no alternative to Win based smartphones and tablets. Nok is on very solid ground.
    Mar 11, 2013. 06:42 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My K.I.S.S. Dividend Portfolio [View article]
    Part time investor: thank you for your reply. What I am trying to say is that I can get the same income from 10% yield from a 1 million portfolio or 5% from 2 million portfolio. So growth and income are very tightly related in determining the size of the check I will get in retirement. Thanks again for your article. I learned a lot from it.
    Feb 13, 2013. 10:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My K.I.S.S. Dividend Portfolio [View article]
    What about stocks that continue to satisfy the Chowder rule but decline in capital appreciation? Yield cannot be the only metric in managing a portfolio. I would not be happy to gain 5% in dividends and loose 20% in equity. My metric is the bottom line value of my portfolio. I want the bottom line to grow 10% per year or better.
    Feb 12, 2013. 08:14 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Up Nokia? Oh Yes... Lumia [View article]
    The Disney company did not die with Walt Disney. Apple does not have to die with Steve Jobs. The magic of Apple may be over but the company has all the resources to remain successful. However it is impossible to predict the future of Apple at this point. One wrong move and Apple could follow the path of HPQ.
    Jan 31, 2013. 10:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investing In Dividend Stocks: Why I Chose The Stocks In My Portfolio - Part 1 [View article]
    Hi Kang Wei,
    Thanks for reading my comment. I write calls way "out of the money", trying not to be too greedy. It is very rare that my calls are exercised. If they are, it will be at a price at which I would be happy to sell. Moreover, if an incredible run-up of the stock price pushes the option into the money you can always roll-over the option to a higher strike price, but you would have to extend the expiration date. For example I extended my MRK calls all the way to 2015 because I want to hold on to that stock forever.
    Good luck in your trading!
    Dec 24, 2012. 08:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investing In Dividend Stocks: Why I Chose The Stocks In My Portfolio - Part 1 [View article]
    My approach to investing is almost identical to yours with the exception of turbo-charging the account by writing covered calls and selling stocks when I believe that they are grossly overbought.
    Dec 23, 2012. 01:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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