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  • Why This Is The Most Hated Bull Market Of All Time - Understanding The Folly Of Financial Engineering [View article]
    I don't agree with the statement "the rest of us are hanging on". My wife and I have saved diligently with modest incomes. We are far better off than we were 5 years ago and well on our way to retiring in our 50s. All this talk about the middle class struggling is oftentimes self imposed in my view. People aren't willing to go without, so they keep racking up the credit card bills. Notice I didn't say all middle class folks...just enough to matter. I have friends that have new cars, new boats, a Harley, etc. and zero money in the bank. I make a lot more than they do and have none of that stuff (except a car, of course). People are their own worst enemy. To those that are truly scrapping by my heart certainly goes out to you. My comment is reserved for the self-entitled and know...the majority.
    Jul 24 06:44 PM | 29 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Not Become A Victim Of Fear In Your Dividend Investing [View article]
    You state that you "never pay attention to people offline or online" but then write an article for SA giving your opinion? Keeping with your philosophy...shouldn't people ignore your opinion as well? Personally, I do the exact opposite of you. I take every opinion into account and work backwards trying to prove (or disprove) their thesis. I especially want to read everything about the bear case. Most people are cheerleaders and disregard negative opinions about their favorite stocks...especially some in the DGI crowd. I especially want to read articles by those that are short a stock I want to own (long).

    Besides, none of us can ever know enough about a company before buying. At the end of the day it is still a "guess" as to the future. It might be a well thought out guess, but a guess nonetheless.
    Mar 6 07:00 AM | 24 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Investors Should Expect From A Truly Disruptive Company [View article]

    Why even bother posting here if you won't read the article and provide nothing in the way of substance to the discussion?
    Aug 8 03:13 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "It's almost biblical," says Apollo Global (APO) CEO Leon Black. "There is a time to reap and there's a time to sow ... We are harvesting." The P-E kingpin says Apollo has unloaded about $13B in assets over the past 15 months. "The financing market is as good as we have ever seen it. It's back to 2007 levels. There is no institutional memory ... We're selling everything that's not nailed down." [View news story]

    Do you know how many times I have heard (or read) that very thing in the past few years? The blood bath you all are expecting will NOT happen. Yes...the market will correct, but you will have missed out on YEARS of gains waiting for something that never happens (market falling off a cliff).
    May 4 08:34 AM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • House Republicans - including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor - are reportedly overwhelmingly opposed to the fiscal cliff deal approved by the Senate. The House appears poised to amend the deal and send it back to the Senate, setting up a legislative high-wire act. [View news story]
    The bottom line is that the Tea Baggers want to go over the cliff, and then accept the same deal they are being offered now EXCEPT they get to say "We lowered taxes!!!" I am a conservative, but Good Lord, everyone sees through this BS.
    Jan 1 04:34 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jamie Dimon is threatening to leave JPMorgan (JPM) if stripped of the Chairman role, sources say. [View news story]
    You have no clue. Dimon is the best banking CEO in the country...even with the past year figured in...
    May 11 07:20 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Investors Should Get Ready To Load Up [View article]
    Laughable that you think the private sector should be doing firefighting. You obviously don't know much about the subject. They tried that experiment twice in my neck-of-the-woods and two things happened. One- the fire department had their first line of duty death within a month due to inadequate training. Two- the other community that tried it realized they initially saved money in year one, but soon realized they were going to spend a lot more in the long run. The private sector is great at low balling public services and then, once established, going for margin increases. BOTH went back to the "way it was".

    At one time, local government was full of wasteful spending. I can't intelligently speak for other places, but where I work, we run very lean (public sector). We get multiple bids on every purchase over a couple of hundred dollars, haven't had a pay increase in 5 years, have reduced staff by 10%, etc. Times have changed, but people believe what they want...even when it is BS. Don't drink the Kool Aid.
    Jan 1 11:43 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dell's Stumble Offers An Attractive Entry Point [View article]
    Remurraymd is a fraud. He says this about every stock (how he made a killing selling the exact top or buying the exact bottom). He is laughable.
    Aug 22 06:37 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Galena Biopharma: Numerous Red Flags Suggest A Significant Overvaluation [View article]
    Yeah....and almost every article on SA is slanted towards the long side. Check the headlines...."3 stocks that could double this year". Most articles are just like this one only in reverse. I can't believe people would have a problem with a guy who writes an article and FULLY discloses his short position. I am MUCH more weary of a person that writes a ten page article listing 50 reasons why it is a "can't miss" opportunity and then states "I have no position at this time". LOL. A can't miss opportunity that you won't buy. Strangely, this is perfectly fine, but this guy is "completely biased" because he thinks it will go down.
    Feb 1 06:12 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Retirement Reality: Save More, Spend Less And Invest In Dividend Stocks [View article]
    "People talk all the time on SA about being frugal and saving/investing for retirement, but no one talks about saving $1500/month on child care by letting your annoying mother move in, or saving 50% of your rent/mortgage by letting your single friend/relative/in-law move in. :)"

    That's because a bullet to the temple sounds more appealing. Give me the poor house any day...
    Sep 23 06:24 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seniors Deserve Better Advice: Simpler Asset Allocation And Dividend Stocks That Produce Safe Income [View article]
    I tend to agree. I thought this site was about sharing ideas. An author proposes a thesis and others learn, comment, disagree, whatever. If you never read what is said then how can you (author) grow? Seems incredibly arrogant, really.
    Jun 29 09:01 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should I Buy Dividend Stocks Now Or Accumulate Cash And Wait For Lower Prices? [View article]
    I completely disagree with that statement. Reallocating dividends into fairly valued investments is better, in my opinion, then blindly throwing money at the same investment regardless of the price through dividend reinvestment. If you do are right about the "get rich SLOWLY" part.
    Aug 7 07:12 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Investors Should Get Ready To Load Up [View article]
    I agree. Not making more money to spite the government seems childish. I doubt they notice (or care).
    Jan 1 08:16 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why is Section 531 so rarely enforced? A business holding more cash than its operations reasonably require can be hit with a 15% levy under this part of the tax code, on top of the 35% corporate income tax. U.S. companies today hold ~$5T in cash, vastly more than they need to finance their operations. It's slowing the economy and hurting shareholders, David Cay Johnston writes.  [View news story]
    Idiotic!!!! Penalizing good money management. Wow!!!
    Jul 17 06:40 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Set Yourself Up To Let Compounding Work Its Magic [View article]
    I completely agree. On paper PM looks great until you realize their sole business is to kill the users of their products. I don't need money that bad. I'll pass.
    Jun 18 07:14 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment