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  • Mortgage REITs slip as rate expectations ratchet higher [View news story]
    I like the 10% dividend but the market value of the stock keeps going down greater than the dividend so my net worth keeps dropping. I realize that as long as I don't sell it is just a paper loss but...Petergrt is correct. No matter what happens, Mreits get hammered. Not sure if I can hang on constantly losing money or barely breaking even.
    Dec 5, 2014. 01:00 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tillerson says Exxon OK with oil as low as $40 [View news story]
    Solar and wind power is not cheaper...it 18 cents higher out my way and that is with all the tax credits and subsidies thrown in. It is around a break even in some parts of the country but that is very much the exception, not the rule.
    Dec 3, 2014. 02:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: U.S. airlines stagnate on improving fuel efficiency [View news story]
    Great to have it both ways, kinda covers all the bases doesn't it? I think we can guess what the EPA will have to say without waiting for the report...
    Nov 20, 2014. 09:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens When Solar Costs Go Below Fossil Fuels? [View article]
    And no one that you are responding to said it here either. Actually the world has gone thru numerous warmings and coolings. The world didn't start thru the Industrial Revolution. I will keep an open mind in waiting for that parity in costs to happen, maybe you should do the same regarding the chance that the """97%""" is wrong.
    Nov 18, 2014. 02:19 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens When Solar Costs Go Below Fossil Fuels? [View article]
    Wizard - Well said, it has been 18 plus years since the earth was "warming". Even our own Government has determined that which is saying something. Yet, no one that pushes "climate change" however pontificates on that and it is the most relevant fact of all.

    The reason there is so much pushback against climate change is that it is just another way the government can control our lives when control is not needed. Just look at Obama's latest deal with China. I bet you they are spending late hours at night over there in China wondering what they will come up with to keep their end of the bargain in 2030. Meanwhile, if this somehow becomes reality over here our costs will continue to go up and China will be the beneficiary. And the MSM actually was going crazy over the idea.

    This is why Dana, people push back. You might very well be right in all that you stated in the article. I appreciate your willingness to bring many of us up to speed (me included) about what is going on with solar and I suspect that someday, maybe soon, I will have the panels on my house. Just like I will have a natural gas car soon as well. But when you say that 97% says that this is settled science when the facts say otherwise, you lose many on this forum that realize that THIS science has a lot to do with control.
    Nov 17, 2014. 04:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens When Solar Costs Go Below Fossil Fuels? [View article]
    You know, if you repeat a number long enough, then eventually the masses start quoting it. But that does not make it right.
    Nov 14, 2014. 12:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens When Solar Costs Go Below Fossil Fuels? [View article]
    If people are going to comment about global warming in response to an article, then that leaves the door open to similar or counter responses. Also, in investing, you better be aware of what "science is" or you will leave the door open to making bad investment decisions...The solar area has been and is riddled with bad investments.
    Nov 14, 2014. 11:12 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens When Solar Costs Go Below Fossil Fuels? [View article]
    I agree: The Siberian and North American Snow Cover Area for this early in the winter is setting new records. Typically that would mean a very cold winter.

    The largest Antarctic Ice Extent in 35 years was recorded recently.

    At the other end of the spectrum, the Arctic is also the coldest it's been for this time of year in nearly 15 years which also tends to show this winter could be one for the record books...

    We have had no global warming trend for 18+ years.

    Even the sun is not cooperating...The weakest solar cycle since 1906 peaked earlier this year so it's all downhill from here until 2020 when the next solar cycle should start. However it is expected by many astrophysicists to be the weakest since 1715...

    Maybe this global warming thing is not the "settled science" some think it is; Or maybe it is just warm around the equator. :)

    As long as people sell solar based on its merits, I am fine with it. But once they start throwing in the global warming agenda along with it to help sell it, that is when it gets a bit much.


    The Pacific started its 30-yr cool cycle in 2005,
    Nov 14, 2014. 09:45 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens When Solar Costs Go Below Fossil Fuels? [View article]
    Interesting...maybe there are issues on both sides...Wasn't someone discussing about all the environmental effects of fossil fuels that was not taken into account ??? Wasn't there someone saying that we don't fully take into account all the costs of fossil fuels??? Maybe it works both ways??? Solyndra 17 but on a much grander scale. Ahh, the government at work again and the taxpayers hardly even know it.
    Nov 13, 2014. 11:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens When Solar Costs Go Below Fossil Fuels? [View article]
    I have to chuckle when I hear climate change is happening. Climate change is always happening. However, I sense that you mean that the climate is getting worse or maybe the earth is getting warmer. It has been 18 years since the earth has gotten any warmer...yet that is seldom discussed. I wonder why.

    One more thing..Walker has been elected 3 straight times in 4 years in a state that is purple at best despite millions of $ coming in from the Democratic party and all of its associates at every election cycle. He has been targeted (maybe #1 target) 3 straight times and yet he keeps winning. You can be afraid of him if you want but I think he demands respect if for no other reason than his track record is impressive both in getting elected as well as what he has accomplished...

    As far as solar power goes, I am open to it in the right situations and I know it is working for many. But it still has a ways to go. It will be interesting to see how well it will function once the training wheels are removed (subsidies), if they are.
    Nov 13, 2014. 10:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens When Solar Costs Go Below Fossil Fuels? [View article]
    Keep us abreast of the latest and let us know when it happens. Not holding my breath...
    Nov 11, 2014. 03:36 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobs +214K, UE rate to 5.8% [View news story]
    The jobs # is ok but the unemployment rate continues to be meaningless. That rate has gone down 1.4% in the last 12 months and we have averaged around 220,000-230,000 new jobs a month. In the past it has taken a lot more jobs per month added to drop the rate that much. If that is all it takes to drop the rate 1.4% then, in 25 months from now we will be below 3%:)

    Some perspective too. In the years from 2004-2007, we never had a rate higher than 5.8% so we have a long ways to go yet. Even in the years directly after 9/11, we were never higher than 6.3%.
    Nov 7, 2014. 09:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Death Of Oil Is Highly Exaggerated [View article]
    Costs are still too expensive for solar panels on a Cost/kwhr basis. They work reasonably well in places like CT and where electricity costs are high. Currently I am paying for power only 6.35c/kwhr and the solar panels can not touch that and will not be able to for decades. Why is the price so low? Natural gas is the answer...If and when the drilling backs off and nat gas climbs up to $6 or $ 7 it will still be far cheaper than solar panels.

    Also, the politicizing of EV's and how great they are for the future is amazing. That electricity comes from somewhere and it is a high probability that a fossil fuel is powering it.
    Oct 31, 2014. 01:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Death Of Oil Is Highly Exaggerated [View article]
    They do not want to understand Michael. Our administration does not want to either nor does our Congress. They want the status quo or they want to go to the extreme environmental viewpoint and do away with all the fossil fuels, depending on which party you are speaking to...
    Oct 31, 2014. 01:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Could The 'Shale Oil Miracle' Be Just A Pipe Dream? [View article]
    If it drops too far, a whole bunch of countries like Russia and most of the MIddle East will be hurting. I suspect some of those countries will have to make an about turn unless they want even more chaos in the Middle East than what they already have.

    Just another reason why natural gas transportation continues to make sense. We have the gas, it is as cheap as anyone else, cleaner and we don't need to worry about what the Saudis are doing...
    Oct 14, 2014. 04:36 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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