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  • Open Letter To Intel: Stay The Course [View article]
    Ashraf-A huge thank you for your efforts in this time of giving thanks.

    Am world's smallest investor and am sticking with INTC.

    Just keep up your terrific articles on INTC and all!

    Nov 26 10:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel 2013 Half-Time Report: Things Are Looking Ugly, But The Worst Is Nearly Past [View article]
    Ashraf-I appreciate your honesty. I bought INTC on your anaylsis
    (also on that of Dan Ferris of 12% Newsletter).

    I do not use my Ipad any more. My Ultrabook does it all-battery life is decent. Will buy updated version in 1 year. These computers were not correctly marketed-and Dell and HP are tired old names.

    If INTC drops-which is very likely in this negative FED driven market-that' creates a terrific buying opportunity-and at a higher dividend rate.

    The sleeper is the foundry business!
    Aug 18 02:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Paper World Of Brookfield Asset Management [View article]
    Why would I take you seriously when I've done nothing but make money on BAM and affiliates?

    I remember owning Fidelity Magellan when Peter Lynch was at his peak in earnings for fund holders. At that time people in the media as well as shareholders complained about the fund's fees. But the fund kept going up until Mr. Lynch vacated thed fund's manager position.
    Mar 12 10:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Brookfield Asset Management Has Some Explaining To Do To Second Wave Shareholders [View article]
    Am still holding, action on Brookfield stocks not all that unusual. Bam's the only one really down a bit: -.43.

    I find the Southern Investigating Reporting Foundation a bit suspicious having never heard about them before. Many times these groups make their living smearing legitimate companies. The auther has good credentials, but I have persomnally known investigative reporters in major media and their version of the truth can vary from the average persons.

    Let Mr. Flat clarify these allegations and give the company's persepctive: then we can make a better judgement as objective investors.
    Mar 12 10:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Brookfield Asset Management Has Some Explaining To Do To Second Wave Shareholders [View article]
    Am anxious to hear Bruce Flat's response.

    BAM, BPO, BIP, BRPFF Shareholder
    Mar 11 05:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coach Results - The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly [View article]
    Afam-Nicely done article-was a buyer yesterday (Wed.). Will buy more when COH bottoms and reverses up.

    Lew Frankfort and his able team will adjust and innovate.
    Jan 24 07:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Investing Is Not Only About The Dividend [View article]
    The author has no apparent qualifications to write this article. Please check the profile of most of Seeking ALPHA contributors.

    The companies presented generally have a product (s) or Service (s) which has a reasonably assured positive revenue stream. STB has almost a guarenteed revenue stream for the next few years. That is where the anaylsis should begin-the objectively present negatives.

    David Gilgore
    Aug 19 12:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. ISM Manufacturing: Low but Still Expanding [View article]
    Labor in the private sector has very little pricing power compared to 30-40 years ago so if Ben can cause global inflation while Americans suffer with stagnant wages I think it is right to bow at his feet and tell him "thank you."

    Mark-I think you should research that comment more deeply. Public Employee Unions seam to be able to blackmail the state into higher wages, more benefits, more employees while privately employed people loose income.

    I essentially agree with the premise of your article, but the fat cats must not only include Wall Street types, but also many public workers.
    Oct 2 12:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Shouldn't Pay a Dividend [View article]
    The day Apple declares a dividend, buys back shares or borrows 1 cent I sell!

    One of the best parts of Apple as an investment vehicle is anticipating exciting things which drive up the price. Even if they never tap into the cash hoard-it enables the company to innovate and grow.

    Why buy shares just to have that company hand money back to you. I invest because I want that organization to invest, innovate, grow and make money.
    Jan 12 09:08 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T's iPhone Service Has Been Excellent [View article]
    Am thinking of going to iphone & AT&T, been with Verizon for years. Reps have always been polite & helpful. They are poorly trained and you get shifted about to different folks to resolve a matter-have lost many valuable hours getting things resolved.
    Dec 21 08:34 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Caterpillar: Bringing Home the Gold [View article]
    CAT doesn't have a decent balance sheet. As of the end of 08 they had debt of 77.2% of assets. And their debt is climbing, check quarterly balance sheets before you buy.

    Great company, but with problems-see above. Jim Owens is a good manager, but he cannot work miracles.

    There are companies with no debt, huge cash positions and better growth prospects out there. Not hard to find them!
    May 3 09:10 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Waiting for the Inverse Treasury ETF's Glorious Day [View article]
    Andrew-Terrific Advice-TBT is the way to go-have already made 13% in 10 weeks.
    Apr 26 09:34 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Canadian Clean Energy Trusts: Best High Yield U.S. Dollar Hedge? [View article]
    These suggestions are terrific, but it is hard to get good information on them.
    Apr 8 09:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stewart vs. Cramer: A Cheap Shot [View article]
    Cramer has made huge contributions to investor awareness through his show and his books. He surely has faults, but he has helped many investors. As the author said Cramer was way ahead of almost everybody else in calling our economic mess and what would happen if the Fed and government did not heed his advice. Cramer has consistantly offered measures for regulators to take to improve the investing world for the average person, and he has put to shame many executives who have underperformed.

    As to John Stewart, I have no idea where he gets off taking on Cramer-and for that matter, it was silly of Cramer to participate in Stewart's sideshow. Stewart has been "The Entertainment Guy" for years and has done an admirable job-if you are into the shallow celebrities of today. Am curious as to what Stewart's credentials are on financial matters and why he would be involved in such things.

    It is fine to pan Cramer, but in doing so, you must tell the story of the good things Cramer has done for investors. It seams most reports I see on Cramer are unbalanced against him. Media people have an obligation to report all sides of a person's doings-comments and opinions are done separately. I ought to know-I spent over 30 years working on newspapers.
    Mar 15 09:22 AM | 23 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My U.S. Infrastructure and Employment Plan [View article]
    Your plan is great as far as it goes!

    To really get economy going and insure future growth and worldwide competitiveness we must ad a legitimate energy policy and education-we need engineers, computer experts, people in math and physics related areas to compete in today's job market-this also includes re-education of people in workforce.

    Cost of all this: Many added trillions to our national debt to do these things right-terrible inflation-lower living standard. But this is an investment in our future and will pay huge dividends-otherwise we become a third rate banana republic.
    Nov 11 08:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment