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  • WAR! What Is It Good For? Halliburton [View article]
    You forgot the Boston Legal reference:
    "WAR! What's it good for? Absolutely NOTHING!"

    The fact that Halliburton profits from war and we profit from Halliburton is totally perverse. Stop buying the stock. Sell now. Maybe this will send a message to Halliburton management that we want nothing to do with a tool of WAR.

    War is just death, destruction, and maiming. Nobody is really the winner in any war.
    Aug 2 12:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Monthly Dividend Stocks: 3 Lists To Buy And Hold In July [View article]
    Return of Capital can be a problem because it comes directly from the company, and thus negatively affects the NAV. As a result, the stock price can go down. Return of Capital is unlike other dividends that are covered by earnings, such as EPS or capital gains. These other dividends do not negatively affect the NAV and the stock price.
    Jul 12 02:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital: Can The Rally Continue? [View article]
    Hold PSEC for long enough, and the dividends will cover your cost basis. What the market thinks of PSEC at that point is irrelevant; what IS relevant is Prospect's ability to survive, and the whether or not the economy goes down with the market.
    Jul 2 07:15 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect adds another lender and $20M to credit facility [View news story]
    I watch the news all the time. I have found nothing to dissuade me from holding PSEC stock. I have made mistakes trying to time things before, and have failed. I don't want this to happen with PSEC. I'll keep holding, and will collect the dividends monthly. I expect that the stock price at the end of the year will be in the $11-$12 range, as stated by analysts.
    Jun 3 12:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • If I Were Starting All Over Again [View article]
    You mentioned cutting your rent by moving. However, when renting you need to consider that, if you rent forever, you own nothing at the end. Buy when you can. Then, as you pay off your mortgage, a part of that payment becomes more equity. The goal is to be mortgage-free AND have a place to live when you retire. We did that. We have a $385,000 house in New Mexico, and a $0 mortgage. Of course, we now have to pay our home insurance and property taxes ourselves, but we are paying interest / rent to NO ONE!
    May 21 02:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect speaks to accounting concern; lenders step up [View news story]
    Before the drop, Motley Fool had a positive article: "If the price drops below NAV, you'd be a FOOL not to buy!"
    May 19 07:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Top tech strategist turns bullish; Facebook a circus freak? [View news story]
    It is said that a correction is right around the corner when the last bear turns bullish. That hasn't happened yet, so the market will probably continue to go up. Of course, I could be totally wrong. You never know.
    Feb 15 01:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment