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  • The Hidden Truth Behind IBM's Stellar Return On Equity And Estimating Its Intrinsic Value [View article]
    Treasury stock is valued at the cost to the Company when purchased , not the current market value.
    Dec 26, 2012. 10:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The 'Four Percent Rule' for Dividend Investing in Retirement [View article]
    If Treasury's get to an 8% yield the US is dead and as a consequence so are we.
    Mar 31, 2010. 10:10 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pharmaceutical Dollar Rationing by Results [View article]
    Who will the development of new drugs?
    Jul 1, 2009. 08:09 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Owning Oil in Royalty Trusts [View article]
    I think holding the royalty trusts should be in your taxable account; otherwise the deduction for depletion, which is significant, is wasted

    On Jan 15 11:10 AM SteveTN wrote:

    > One question I have is the statement that owning an oil royalty trust
    > is best kept in a retirement account. What are the disadvantages
    > (tax and otherwise) for owning one in your taxable account? One disadvantage
    > I know of is very late tax reporting. So, after you complete your
    > tax work in April you then get a "revision" that makes you re-prepare
    > your tax work for the IRS. If anyone knows of more reasons not to
    > hold these investments in a personal account please comment on it.
    Mar 2, 2009. 02:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Investors Beware, Shareholder Interests Are Secondary [View article]
    It's just not home mortgages but commercial mortgages, credit card debt and investments in highly leveraged derivatives and of course bad management.

    On Jan 17 01:23 PM Roy M. wrote:

    > Hope the government will find out what exactly is going on with all
    > these banks. It can't be just the bad mortgage that caused all these
    > problems. Must be some thing else. Maybe criminal in nature. A thorough
    > investigation is needed.
    Jan 18, 2009. 10:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Royalty Trusts: Maintaining Income in a Volatile Market [View article]
    The problem with both is the spend part.

    On Sep 08 03:26 PM henarl wrote:

    > Scared Stiff: "borrow and spend is worse than tax and spend as there
    > is no interest on tax and spend"
    > Yes, but you get to pay back that borrowing with 10 cent dollars.
    Sep 8, 2008. 04:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Royalty Trusts: Maintaining Income in a Volatile Market [View article]
    Part of the income from a royalty trust is tax deferred because of the depletion deduction. Owning them in an IRA wastes this deduction
    Sep 8, 2008. 11:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment