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  • An Unconventional View Of Utility Stock Performance During Initial Interest Rate Hikes [View article]
    What company will invest until demand is there for their products? There is still overcapacity and insufficient demand. If and when demand picks up, they will invest regardless of cost, regulations or taxation if it is profitable. Period.
    Apr 27, 2013. 02:56 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Apple-Microsoft Comparison Is Valid [View article]
    Apple has some very good products but is far from the range of products Microsoft. Apple's products perform very well but are way over-priced compared to the competition and that is why they may remain a niche player IF they can continue to innovate. Remember it is only very recently that Apple shined with the release of the IPhone which has been quickly mimicked. They almost went bust with their overpriced PCs. You can take it or leave it but that is the truth. One trick wonders are not worth massive multiples and hoarding cash only leads to waste. Look at their massively over budget and late $2 Billion new campus. Money burns a hole in egoistical corporate chiefs.
    Apr 25, 2013. 04:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Performance Comparison Of Selected MLPs [View article]
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful research with us.
    Apr 25, 2013. 03:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Not All ETFs Are Created Equal [View article]
    Schwab also now has a nice large stable of commission free ETFs in addition to their own.
    Apr 24, 2013. 11:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Stock ETFs: Trading Growth For Yield [View article]
    FYI, It took me about 30 seconds to look up SDY historical distributions on the sponsor's site. The March 2010 dividend was $0.378985. While I am a daily user of Yahoo, relying upon their financial data is foolish to say the least. If something doesn't look right, it probably isn't. Before publishing or making a financial decision, one really should check a little deeper, no?
    Apr 21, 2013. 12:13 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Preferred ETFs Can Juice Your Income Portfolio [View article]
    Banks issue preferreds because they qualify as capital (similar to stockholders equity, retained earnings, loan loss provisions and more) such that they are [supposed to be] the first line of defense after loan loss reserves to protect against losses. It's a lot more complicated. See Wikipedia here for a good explanation on capital
    Apr 11, 2013. 07:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Yes Virginia, There Is A Dividend Growth ETF Portfolio That Delivers [View article]
    Cranky, thanks for your articles. I like the fund method for the simplification & diversification benefits you mentioned. I'm turning towards simplification so I can put my portfolio on autopilot for the future.
    Apr 6, 2013. 01:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy Vs. LinnCo: And The Verdict Is... [View article]
    To be honest, after I read the comment, I browsed up to see what was being referenced. I saw the image and was so turned off by it that the last thing I would do was click to see it clearer. My eyes are not as sharp as they used to be so I could not read the words. I may stand corrected. Can't stomach looking at that image. Utter vile.

    Thanks for pointing it out.
    Apr 5, 2013. 04:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy Vs. LinnCo: And The Verdict Is... [View article]
    Reel K,
    He was referring to the fool who posted the comment about your cat who saw fit to use a despicable picture, not you Reel.
    Apr 5, 2013. 03:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Won't Exxon Consider Valuation When Buying Back Shares? [View article]
    I'm with you. It's a big reason I preferred Chevron.
    Apr 5, 2013. 01:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy Vs. LinnCo: And The Verdict Is... [View article]
    Great article summarizing a lot of what you explained in your many other superb articles. I hope you don't get too much flack as seems to be customary.
    Apr 5, 2013. 12:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My K.I.S.S. Dividend Growth Portfolio 2nd Quarter Update [View article]
    Many of those brokers (Fidelity, Schwab and even Scottrade) will give you cash if you ask about it rather than some free trades. The cash was worth far more than free trades. That may depend upon how many trades you expect to make before those free trades expire. Usually you only have to keep the newly transferred assets in the account for less than a year.
    Apr 5, 2013. 10:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Actively Managed Income Conundrum [View article]
    Schmiddy, I worry about that whiff of ponzi too while maintaining exposure to the sector.
    Apr 3, 2013. 12:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Selling A Financial Position To Buy A Financial Position [View article]
    I completely agree with your analysis of PFF and the financial preferred market. I swapped out of PFF early last year for some fixed/floating preferreds with long call (still want some good cash flow) and adjustible dates & VIG (Vanguard Div Appreciation fund).
    Apr 3, 2013. 11:08 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Diversify Your Income Streams With A Single ETF [View article]
    If I'm not mistaken, the fees include borrowing costs and some funds may be leveraged. Is that correct? I'm not addressing whether a leveraged CEF makes sense or not, just the expense ratios. Thanks for the info.
    Apr 1, 2013. 09:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment