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  • Without A Generous Dividend, What's Left For Chevron Shareholders?  [View article]
    I once had "Battle Chess" on my MS-DOS computer. You are correct -- it WAS awesome. When pieces were moved, they really moved from one square to the new one. When the knights did battle, they duelled with their swords, while prancing around on their horses. When pieces were captured, they often literally lost their heads!
    Feb 5, 2016. 12:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3M raises its quarterly dividend by 8.3% to $1.11 dividend  [View news story]
    People know that if the label says 3M, they can count on TOP QUALITY..
    Feb 4, 2016. 09:10 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wait For Chevron To Drop Before Investing  [View article]
    What a garbage article! I'm sorry that I clicked on it and let the dude get paid his penny.
    Feb 2, 2016. 07:36 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors Should Monitor This Angle Of Chevron's Business  [View article]
    So Chevron, Exxon, BP and their "Big Oil " brethren are blameless in all this "oil glut" business? The last I heard, the Saudi Princes weren't out there prospecting, drilling and shipping oil. If Chevron really thought that the current situation posed a threat to their
    long-term business interests, I don;t think they would continue to pump oil at a record pace.

    Chevron needs the Saudis, to be sure, but the Saudis also need the cooperation of Big Oil.
    Feb 1, 2016. 10:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3M's Post-Earnings Spike Is Your Chance To Short  [View article]
    Go ahead : you short -- I'll buy. We'll see who's ahead a year from now.
    Jan 28, 2016. 11:26 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford Motor: 10% More Downside?  [View article]
    I wouldn't want to wait for F to hit $10.00. I'm happy that I bought in last week @ $12, locking in a 7% dividend fr 2016. I think F will see 15, 16, and 18 before it sees 10.
    Jan 24, 2016. 08:40 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Should Your Expectations Be If You're Looking To Invest In Ford?  [View article]
    Thanks for the great article ! I just made my Roth contribution for 2015, and used it to buy F at $12.00. I'm looking forward to the "tax free" income from the dividend to spend in retirement, and passing the shares on to future generations. The 5% return of the regular dividend is well above average for a large manufacturing company.with growth possibilities, while a P/E of 10 is well BELOW average in the current market.. I hope that the Ford family, and my own family can profit from making cars for many years.
    Jan 18, 2016. 10:17 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy The Dip In Ford Shares Amidst Market Chaos  [View article]
    Just bought F @ just under $12.00. a 7% yield is good enough for me. See you on the"other side" (when rationality returns to the market)..
    Jan 14, 2016. 10:27 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Strategy For Market Fear And Panic  [View article]
    Since you can't go back and buy what you coulda, woulda and probably shoulda bought in 1990, 2000, or a "the bottom" in 2008, all you can do is look for the best values offered today.
    To me, MMM at 140, GE at 29, UPS at 93 or CVX at 83 are pretty hard to beat if you plan to hold them and collect the dividend and growth for the next 5 years.
    Jan 13, 2016. 09:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric Investors Will Have A Happy New Year  [View article]
    Herbert: I'm with you! Should have bought more 3M and Wells Fargo then,too.
    Jan 6, 2016. 10:32 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Top 7 Myths About Prospect Capital  [View article]
    What worked was that he got paid dividends of $0.083/share in August, September, October,November and December ($0.41/share).
    Dec 27, 2015. 09:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Does 3M Have Enough Cards Left To Play?  [View article]
    59 years of dividend increases, 50,000 products across industrial, consumer, office, automotive, health care and too many other areas to list. Every consumer, store, clinic, priate company and government office in the USA and many other countries around the world depend on 3M supplies every day. GO 3M !
    Dec 27, 2015. 08:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dow Chemical/DuPont's Merger Of Equals - Well, Is Anybody In The Driving Seat?  [View article]
    I HATE this. I sold DD when they got rid of COP, and have been a happy DOW shareholder ever since. I DON'T want DuPont back! Neither do I want to be rid of a great DIVERSIFIED chemical company. I don't see how splitting off the Ag business creates value. In the next cycle, it could well be Ag that supports Plastics.
    Dec 10, 2015. 08:38 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retire Where?  [View article]
    That was the difference between WWII and VNE.
    Dec 8, 2015. 06:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Dividend Cut: Good For Kinder Morgan?  [View article]
    If you pay the dividend in stock, you can use the cash that was saved for other purposes (ie: paying down debt, expanding the company through M&A or new projects). It IS adding resources, not merely re-slicing the pie. The owners DO NOT see their percentage of ownership of the company reduced since the new shares are issued to current owners in direct proportion to their ownership of the company. Only if stockholders sell the shares received as dividends do they see their ownership percentage of the company reduced.

    This would be much better for current owners than for the company to offer new stock to the market at current record low prices.
    Dec 8, 2015. 06:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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