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  • Boeing: Long-Term Winner, But There Are Short-Term Risks Ahead [View article]
    D.B.

    Yes, a strong defense sector is great for Boeing. But, should peace break out, then all the more benefit for commercial. Folks spend money on travel, business people fly the world, which causes the commercial side to flourish. In this peace scenario the commercial advantage should far out weigh the defense lose.
    In fact, the current deteriorating world situation will have an adverse impact on commercial travel and thus the aircraft industry. It has caused me to cancel travel plans to Italy and load up the RV for Yellowstone this summer. I don't now see it effecting Boeing's 5 year out order book, but if a nice hot war breaks out all bets are off.

    Joe In Georgia
    May 20, 2015. 09:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing: Long-Term Winner, But There Are Short-Term Risks Ahead [View article]
    Mr Folloder...........

    A sad, but accurate observation!

    Joe In Georgia
    May 19, 2015. 11:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Closer Look At Energy Transfer Partners' Distributable Cash Flow As Of 1Q 2015 [View article]
    Interesting, Uncle Ted................... Do you have some articulable suspicions or just a hunch? I'm over $5,000.00 up on 475 shares of it (not counting dividends), and would hate to loose it. It's been good to me, the growth, plus a steady dividend raise and a couple of sp divs along the way. I watch them close and have not seen any large problem areas, other than the drop in oil prices which I think is very temporary.

    Joe In Georgia
    May 18, 2015. 05:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Closer Look At Energy Transfer Partners' Distributable Cash Flow As Of 1Q 2015 [View article]
    I got lost about half way through but I do think that ETP is secure and will even look belter as oil prices start back up the ladder past 70$.

    Joe In Georgia
    May 15, 2015. 12:58 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing: Are Low Oil Prices Providing A Tailwind To The 777 Instead Of The 787? (Part 1) [View article]
    D.B.
    When did leg room and a seat that reclines fall into the luxury category? And, when did it become reasonable to accept deteriorating service. Today's airlines have a captive audience and could not care less about the service that is provided. The seats are full. If it's not me then it's somebody else. I hate to sound like a broken record but a vast majority of the public just doesn't know any better and is just as willing to put up with the shoddy airline industry as they are poor service in a fast food restaurant. When is the last time you heard a complaint on the way we are treated today when we open our wallet and subject ourselves to the American customer UN-service? I am so, so glad that I had the good fortune to experience life in the 50s, 60s and 70's and do feel so sorry for those of you now live with the deteriorating conditions that you have allowed to foster.

    Joe In Georgia
    May 14, 2015. 03:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Blackstone raises $17B for global buyout fund [View news story]
    Good call, my English friend. I will add to mine on the dips, too.

    Joe In Georgia - (that's USA Georgia)
    May 14, 2015. 10:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing: Are Low Oil Prices Providing A Tailwind To The 777 Instead Of The 787? (Part 1) [View article]
    D.B.

    Premium Economy is the same rude crew, cattle prod loading and unloading and freeze dried meals (that you pay for on most flights). Just a tad bit more leg room. Just another way to raise the price for little or no benefit.

    From TSA to baggage claim the airline travel is a big headache and rip-off. I am fortunate that time is on my side, and I go via RV unless there is water to cross. And in that case I minimize the torture and plan at least one way via repositioning or trans-Atlantic cruise ship.

    Even the last holdout, JetBlue, is calling them in for installation of more seats.

    You see, the bulk of the flying public never experienced the great treatment and comfort on just coach in the 70s era TWA 747s or earlier PanAm Clippers. Todays travelers cut their teeth on the cut-rate airlines of the 90s and just don't know any better. AND, unfortunately, this lack of knowledge carries over into other areas of society for uniform acceptance of sub-par service.

    Premium Economy: Give Me A Break!!

    Joe In Georgia
    (Cranky Old Man)
    May 14, 2015. 10:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing: Are Low Oil Prices Providing A Tailwind To The 777 Instead Of The 787? (Part 1) [View article]
    "Adding 100 seats..........." I am truly amazed that people allow themselves to be herded like cattle, crammed into a midget seat and charged for a soda. Juan Trippe and Howard Hughes are flipping in their graves.

    Joe In Georgia
    May 12, 2015. 11:42 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • FT: Blackstone in the mix for GE's lending unit [View news story]
    Why would one sell a "crown jewel"?
    May 8, 2015. 09:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Blackstone raises $17B for global buyout fund [View news story]
    A nice little item to have in your portfolio!
    May 8, 2015. 08:49 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Single Mother's Income - Dividend Growth Investing [View article]
    Booban

    BE is either a typo or brain cramp for Boeing (BA). See, see those two girls got me going crazy!!

    Joe In Georgia
    May 5, 2015. 05:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Single Mother's Income - Dividend Growth Investing [View article]
    I'm so confused. It was always the choice between GE or BE? Now I'm at another crossroads and don't know which way to turn. Who shall I ask to dinner? Dividend Doll or Dividend Diva. Why is life so complicated?

    Joe In Georgia
    May 4, 2015. 01:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE: At 19 Times My 2016 Earnings Estimate It's Time To Sell And Move On [View article]
    "Concentrate On Industry"???............. will be good for business"???.......I may be a little slow but in my view "good for business" is owning profit making ventures. The continual selling of divisions that are generating good profit is not good for my business. No raise in the dividend and no rise in the share value. If those multi-million dollar a year executives can not manage and supervise the operation they should be shown the door. I just do not understand it, at all. It pays me an adequate dividend and my share value is up from my entry point in the 15s, but GE is far short of some other stocks I hold, LTM, BX, MO, ETP and USA to name a few.

    Joe In Georgia

    Joe In Georgia
    May 2, 2015. 08:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bloomberg: Boeing's smallest 737 faces uncertain future [View news story]
    Its 5 on one hand and half of 10 on the other. Don't think Boeing would care which model they sell, but I would think that the bigger the aircraft the larger the profit margin.

    Joe In Georgia
    May 1, 2015. 05:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Energy Transfer Partners declares $1.015 dividend [View news story]
    I've had ETP for several years and it has been a true winner. Share price is up 26% for me and that does not count the nice dividends including several special dividends. A true winner.

    Joe In Georgia
    Apr 29, 2015. 01:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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