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  • Cummins - Powering My Portfolio With Diesel [View article]
    Dividend Dreams,
    A big thank you for your article! I purchased CMI almost 6 years ago and have what I consider a full position (a little over 25,000.00) for that reason I do not have CMI on my watch list. CMI is not my largest holding by far so I am reinvesting dividends but have not been thinking about adding substantially to the position till I read your article. I did not read it till today and agree with you that it is always better to buy lower but with a long term outlook CMI is still at a good price. Just for kicks I will submit this to consider for long term investing. Every stock I own was higher in the year I purchased than the year before. Each stock I own has produced more value (made money) the year after I purchased. Wealth is created largely by time. It is more important to pick a great company than a great price. I will now have to look deeper to see if it will be placed back in my GTC order list.
    Thank you for giving me a renewed interest.
    AMG
    Jul 28, 2015. 06:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Update: Current View Of The 'Secular Bull Market' Amidst The Backdrop Of Fear In The Markets, A View Of The Past, Present And Future [View article]
    Simmer down don't be so fast to "Strike"
    It was not my intent to rustle your feathers. A broad statement such as money to be made on sell and buy side is true as I stated. I was hoping for your reason in selling CELG this you posted on July 25th. Please help readers my self included to predict with any degree of accuracy when the next peak and dip will be and just how to know the price the stock will be at the peak or bottom? I have been investing in stocks for 25 years and my hindsight shows that the single most valuable "tool" for investing is simply time. Take a look at the market in 1990, or for that matter any single stock that has stood the test of "time" MCD, KO,DIS,XOM, COP, AAPL, CLX KMB... what you will find is that all of them have produced fantastic returns and when compounding the dividends you see wealth created! One would not have had to look at trading or study charts (by the way they only tell you what happened). It takes a lot less work on the part of the investor to create wealth. Read quarterly reports and be familiar with the companies you have purchased. Buy a great company and stay informed is easier and I will argue produces better results over time than putting in many hours each week to try to find the right price to "Strike". Agreed when you know a company you may find opportunity to purchase at better prices such as big oil right now. I will also agree that you can make a lot of money on a short held position. Either way there is money to be made. Most of us enjoy investing and do not mind spending some time each week or month learning and earning but why loose your most valuable "tool" time.To that end I am going swimming in the pool with my children.
    Jul 27, 2015. 02:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Update: Current View Of The 'Secular Bull Market' Amidst The Backdrop Of Fear In The Markets, A View Of The Past, Present And Future [View article]
    "I believe the coming year will provide."

    A rather useless comment simply because it is true and need not be expressed. The market goes up, the market goes down, either way you are right. More importantly when and what stocks? to this the answer is not so easy.
    I intentionally placed a period after provide to demonstrate a belief.
    While you can't go wrong ringing the register my question to both is did you sell based on investment criteria or did you sell after reports were released based on speculation or fear? My point is to argue holding. Over the decades to me it has proven to be less work and more profit. While constant shifting of stocks can be profitable it takes considerably more time spent on finding and analyzing and after expenses involved in selling (unless in tax deferred) does not beat compounding.I do appreciate your article as just reading financial reports can become a bit boring. Thank you
    Jul 25, 2015. 11:04 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nobody Wants To Be Seen In A McDonald's: Problem Or Opportunity? [View article]
    I am sorry, the information I posted was from a article I read some time ago and I did not verify. My mistake the article posted 37,000 stores (rounding up) and did reference 1/10th.
    Only 69 million... guess they will be going out of business soon nobody goes there anymore. You are correct MCD could use a customer count boost but then again what business couldn't, however a far cry from nobody.
    Mar 20, 2015. 02:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Spending In Retirement: From Nest Egg To Income [View article]
    Annuities are one way to convert at least a portion of a nest egg to a life long income stream

    Consensus appears that annuities are not favorable or to put it another way Annuities are one way to convert at least a portion of your nest egg into someone else's pocket! I believe that you wont have much success peddling products on SA as most of the readers are investors with at least some knowledge. 
    Mar 18, 2015. 10:07 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nobody Wants To Be Seen In A McDonald's: Problem Or Opportunity? [View article]
    Did not read your article but clicked to respond to the title.
    Nobody wants to be seen
    Every day MCD feeds approximately 1/10th of the worlds population at its near 38,000 stores world wide!.Nobody
    Mar 18, 2015. 09:35 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zoe's Kitchen - Solid Growth, Good Concept, Where Are The Earnings? [View article]
    Your title should be applied to Tesla, Amazon, and a plethora of other high flying no earning stocks. Zoes is clearly reinvesting capitol and rapidly growing it is clear in the earnings report, but then again one can manipulate information to support any agenda in this case a bear view of Zoes. Earnings are a concern for all investors and I appreciate your raising the flag as this helps anyone who reads the article by forcing them to research and come to a conclusion. keep in mind it is less than a year since Zoes went public. The growth Zoes as a small private company has been commendable. My money is on Zoes and in a few years I believe many others will put their money on Zoes as well only wishing they would have done so sooner. Would have, could have, should have
    Mar 14, 2015. 10:56 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zoe's Kitchen Should Be Range Bound For Quite Some Time [View article]
    It looks like you are hoping for Zoes to trade lower so you can buy back the shares you sold.
    Look at the chart comparable company analysis. You are focused on PE why? PE becomes more important for established businesses but for fledgling company's they just won't guard PE as money is put into company growth. You should not advise to avoid but rather proceed with due caution. In new fast casual eatery there is simply nothing out there with as much potential to become the next iconic brand as Zoes. I remain long.
    Mar 13, 2015. 08:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Procter & Gamble: 'The Most Significant Impact We Have Ever Incurred' [View article]
    Any thoughts /news of Yuan replacing the Dollar?
    Feb 19, 2015. 07:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Procter & Gamble: 'The Most Significant Impact We Have Ever Incurred' [View article]
    Overall good article but I do want to point out that currency head winds are not a fundamental problem. The company has taken measures as you have written and the most likely outcome is currency stabilizes as Countries work out political differences. This will result in even better numbers for PG. Much geo political posturing and currency can continue to devalue offering possible buying opportunity. PG is in relative great shape and still a long term buy, hold, reinvest divi company. For the young investor looking to build wealth, buying PG when PE is more reasonable 17-21 and reinvesting dividends will most probably result in achieving goal. Take time to acquire and let- time grow your investment.
    Feb 18, 2015. 03:17 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Crash Of Oil Prices Could Be The Opportunity Of The Decade [View article]
    Really? Oh high and mighty ones
    My comments are to help investors probably some young self centered.
    Yes spell check is great for those who continue to miss the point. Oh I didn't know any one can use spel chck. Even myself? WOW
    Dec 21, 2014. 09:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Crash Of Oil Prices Could Be The Opportunity Of The Decade [View article]
    "Tesla"? oil consumption is far beyond gasoline.
    Dec 18, 2014. 09:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Crash Of Oil Prices Could Be The Opportunity Of The Decade [View article]
    Please look a few comments above.
    Dec 18, 2014. 09:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Crash Of Oil Prices Could Be The Opportunity Of The Decade [View article]
    So now that my point is made clear I would like to offer the"type" of investing does not trump the reason. In order to be successful, that is to make money one must always consider the three points at which this occurs
    1 purchase
    2 dividend
    3 sell
    Investors must have patients and the ability to discern information.
    for the other comment about "Robins" - you miss the point. The point is not to wait for the "bottom". One must take action- preferably in increments
    Dec 18, 2014. 09:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Crash Of Oil Prices Could Be The Opportunity Of The Decade [View article]
    I bet you get my point now
    Dec 17, 2014. 09:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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