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  • Buy Chevron for growth and Shell for defense, Jefferies says [View news story]
    wide moat? you've got me there.
    Feb 27, 2015. 10:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Realty Income: Another Solid (And Boring) Quarter From The Most Predictable Stock On Wall Street [View article]
    dividend growth rate is a proxy for the growth rate of the company...hence it's stock price.
    Feb 24, 2015. 07:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QE Never Left Us: The U.S. Economy And Stocks Will Grow Faster And Higher [View article]
    i agree. anyone over 60 is unlikely to see 4% in their lifetime.
    Feb 14, 2015. 09:16 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric's Next Big Growth Opportunity Presents Itself [View article]
    hear! hear! with respect to jack "fill my pockets" welch.

    as for immelt i think you're giving him more credit than he deserves. it's pretty clear to me the company is too unwieldy to manage.
    Feb 11, 2015. 08:57 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric's Next Big Growth Opportunity Presents Itself [View article]
    saint jack? you mean the man who put GE on the path to collapse? you must be kidding.
    Feb 11, 2015. 08:51 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I'm Getting Levered Long The Ralph Lauren Dip [View article]
    that's only part of the equation. a strong dollar makes their products more expensive in the local currency, which hurts sales. secondarily, when those sales in local currency are translated to dollars, reported revenue suffers.
    Feb 9, 2015. 09:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Sleep Well At Night REIT That Just Boosted Its Dividend [View article]
    i would add that there is no such thing as a "sleep well at night" REIT.
    Jan 30, 2015. 09:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swiss Franc And Credibility [View article]
    spot on. the SNB handled it correctly. In terms of communication, they owe speculators nothing. you pays your money you takes your chances.
    Jan 15, 2015. 10:40 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Long Does A 'Typical' Oil Downcycle Last? [View article]
    yes, that is a very big risk. there is plenty of time to move into oil stocks. the majors aren't nearly cheap enough to entice me.
    Dec 15, 2014. 09:48 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric declares $0.23 dividend [View news story]
    "...while they unwind from the various messes Jack Welch (the self proclaimed genius) got them involved in."

    amen. welch was the architect of the business that nearly sunk the company. he was poison.
    Dec 12, 2014. 11:25 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Another Billion Of BP's Money Bites The Dust. Dividend Cut Next? [View article]
    it always amuses me when analysts refer to buybacks as "shareholder friendly." in far too many cases they simply squander capital. i would also point out that the stock price of any company is not controlled by management and that they're no more able to determine the long term movement of their stock than anyone else.

    the financial graveyards are littered with companies who wasted capital by buying back shares they thought were cheap. unless BP management is completely brain dead...which i admit is possible...they will soon eliminate the buyback program.
    Dec 10, 2014. 09:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: Dividend Increase Coming, Here's What To Expect [View article]
    with all due respect, friend, if you let taxes drive your investment decisions it can be a ticket to the poor house.
    Dec 10, 2014. 09:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Capital Appreciation Potential, 6%-Plus Dividend Yield Make BP A Buy Despite Its Problems [View article]
    if BP were to cut their dividend in half they would be lucky to hold $30 and they know it. it's unlikely but much depends on the future price of oil.

    in the meantime they should ditch the buyback, which is throwing money down a rat hole. a lot of these oil companies have learned that the hard way.
    Dec 10, 2014. 08:53 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Never Let A Good Bear Market Go To Waste: Energy Gems Amidst The Rubble [View article]
    15% (i believe) withholding tax on dividends, from which there is no escape. not good for an IRA but taxable account should garner an offsetting tax credit.
    Dec 9, 2014. 09:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Implosion Is Near: Signs Of The Bubble's Last Days [View article]
    we're all biased my friend. not everyone is capable of acknowledging it.
    Jul 29, 2014. 12:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment