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  • Are Low Interest Rates Deflationary? [View article]
    I like deflation, therefore I am not brainwashed like THEY want me to be. THEY need inflation to be able to pay off gov debt with devalued dollars. Meanwhile, I like low prices for stuff. Oh, and by the way, I was not brainwashed by THEM into the belief that my home would ever be a good investment instead of the enormous money pit that it is. I want to use my policy manual and not THEIRS.
    Nov 24, 2014. 09:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This High-Dividend Stock Nearly Doubled Its Dividend, Yields 10%+;Goes Ex-Dividend This Week [View article]
    Question...why should I have to pay anything for tax prep as an individual taxpayer in order to fulfill my obligation to the governments of the country of which I am a citizen? Shouldn't those who are making the request for my hard earned cash be respectful of the remaining income I own? I consider the net tax prep cost as an additional tax that the goverments are imposing an, as such, I take a full, 100%, tax credit for those expenses which seem to be increasing exponentially along with the complexity of the code.
    Wish me luck with that.
    Nov 9, 2014. 10:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Will Drive Kinder Morgan's Future Performance? [View article]
    will the dividend going forward be "qualified" in the eyes of the IRS?
    Oct 30, 2014. 12:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold: D-Day Has Arrived [View article]
    Dollar down
    Dollar will be going up for a while. I believe that most global citizens would prefer dollars over communist yuans, Euromess Euros, Imploding yen, or publes.
    Oct 29, 2014. 11:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Deflation Leads To Hyperinflation [View article] have not brought the most prevalent state into the discussion. The current tendency in this country to low inflation is still very much in the realm of equilibrium. Present capital dislocations are only relative and are a byproduct of major technological advances such as fracking, GMO farming, vastly improved gas mileage, etc. Marginal producers will cease production in sufficient numbers to move the supply back to that equilibrium level. any demand increase will be met with immediate supply given modern response technology.
    High inflation will exist when labor is scarce and money velocity increases and is preferred by governments because they need to repay their obligations with a depreciated currency. We are duped into believing that deflation, even a smidgen, is a terrible thing. I don' t know about you, but I like to pay less for food, energy, housing, vacations, etc.
    Oct 29, 2014. 10:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • High-Yield Portfolio Still Yielding 8% After 18 Months [View article]
    Aids you have a mortgage? If you do, you are therefore using leverage when you invest.
    Oct 4, 2014. 12:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Fitch Warns On What Happens To The U.S. As Dollar's 'Pre-Eminent Reserve Currency Status' Erodes [View article]
    When it hits the fan...I want USD not communist money or a dysfunctional union's money. Am I missing something?
    Sep 23, 2014. 11:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan: Wait For A Pullback [View article]
    KMP KMI will run up into ex div date ~7/25 then sell off
    Jul 17, 2014. 03:01 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does Share Price Recover After Dividends Are Paid Out On The Ex-Date? A Case Study With Cheung Kong Holdings [View article]
    Here are the on the ground facts that you have not considered and which are pre-eminent in any discussion on stock price variation around ex-dividend dates:

    1. Before ex dates there are a preponderance of buyers. There are those who have decided to invest in the stock and are finalizing their purchases prior to the ex date to be able to qualify for their first dividend. And, as you mentioned, there are the dividend capture players who are buying in close to the ex date.
    2. Before the ex date there are fewer sellers. If there are investors who have decided to sell the stock they are likely to wait until they qualify for one last dividend and then sell.
    3. Scarcity of buyers immediately after the ex date. Why would buyers wait until they have just missed the ex date to purchase the stock unless they are traders who are looking to profit from a short term price decline?

    So, more buyers than sellers prior to the ex date and just the opposite after the ex date serve to temporarily skew the stock price one way or the other.
    Jun 3, 2014. 01:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Now Is The Right Time To Consider Northern Tier Energy [View article]
    Tom, I sent you a message but I am not sure that it went through. Please let me know. Thanks, Mike
    May 18, 2014. 12:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why A Gold Play Finally Makes Sense [View article]
    US$ will remain the world's one and only reserve currency no matter what. Who else? China's command and control alien currency? The Euro with its out of control constituents? The strong dollar will put downward pressure on all commodities in spite of the Fed's best efforts to inflate them. IMO, we are witnessing a currency war where only one participant has the lethal weapons. Off shore manufacturing is now on-shore thanks to cheap local fuel that is a huge offset to the local cost of labor. Who can touch us? And only jewelers need gold.
    Feb 12, 2014. 04:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Inequality And The Genetic Lottery: 2 Views [View article]
    ejhawman...but the pace of growth of innovation is going parabolic, not just exponential anymore. Don't look in the rear view for the future...according to Ray Kuzweil, the big brained futurist (The Singularity Is Near), if you can stay alive for 10 more years, or so, you can achieve immortality (nanotech, medical device advances, robotics, human genome discoveries, artificial intelligence, etc.). This explosion of technology will drive the future of our existence with new industries and new jobs to serve the demands of the masses for the new products and services using those technologies. Galactic Empire might be only 100 years from now.
    Feb 3, 2014. 11:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Backs The Truck Up To The ATM To Fund Capital Spending Plans [View article]
    Who do I sue??? the SEC? The ATM permits a continuous dilution of the shares that represent the company. I liked it when MLP's would announce a 2ndary and the share price would tank and then I could buy some at a cheap price knowing that in a few days the shares would trade back up because the yieldhogs would be buying also. Oh well.
    Jan 25, 2014. 03:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Energy Partners: Worth $114 Despite Downgrade [View article]

    why don't you do MLPL...the same top 10, 1099 (no K1) and it is a 2x...with a distribution of 10%+.
    Jan 10, 2014. 12:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Healthcare Stocks To Avoid This Year [View article]
    Eventually, Pimavanserin will morph to on-label anti-depressant atypical anti-psychotic drug of choice. Prozac, Zoloft will just fade away.

    But first it will add time (years?) to the lives of the nursing home inmate population which, in turn, will drive revenue to nursing home operators and to all other pharmas and biotechs that serve that group.

    Pharmas, biotechs and the medical professionals are trying their hardest to be able to add patients. For anyone who has read the 947 pages of the new, 2013 edition of the psychiatrist's reference bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), it should be apparent that the qualification for being diagnosed as mentally ill is the symptom of merely being alive (page 708 is the catch all page). Now we can all be prescribed an atypical anti-psychotic drug...just what the doctor ordered!

    The FDA will have to give in and approve this drug soon, IMO. The FDA loves LLY and they are the arcane entity that will be partnering with ACAD...IMHO.
    Jan 7, 2014. 06:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment