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  • Is Coca-Cola's Long-Term Future In Doubt?  [View article]
    It works so long as you can buy low AND make more in the process than what would happen any given tax year you have to report those capital gains. You can make a lot by playing that game. But you have to pay to play.
    Oct 22, 2014. 12:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Coca-Cola's Long-Term Future In Doubt?  [View article]
    You do realize that Buffett holds KO for annually increasing payouts, right? How high is the yield compared to his original stake? I don't know, probably well into double digits a year. I'm closing in on 6 percent myself.

    The danger to KO is what would happen should they not be able to raise dividends on an annual basis. That will send dividend growth investors, including Buffett, to an exit.
    Oct 22, 2014. 12:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Any Stock Market Correction Could Be Fast And Furious  [View article]
    'Could be fast and furious...'

    Yes it could. Or any correction could be slower. And of course any correction could begin at any time, which could be a long time from now. I do realize the wording is intended to leave some wiggle room, but I'm kind of wiggled out.
    Sep 24, 2014. 03:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Steal a Moment with fruitwater® and Christina Applegate 
    Kelly Bundy is onboard with KO? I'm in!
    Sep 9, 2014. 01:44 PM | Likes Like
  • Are Investors Positioned For A Brutal Winter?  [View article]
    I'm replying to the shot at soccer fans. Bret, you do realize that most of the global warming crisis response (carbon tax, etc.) comes from the nation of gridiron football, and that most of the soccer-watching world is all about burning whatever fuels work best for the right cost, right?

    Now, I'm not foolish enough to pretend I know which side of the global warming argument is more correct, but I certainly can see which side of that argument is more populated by American football fans and which side of it is more populated by soccer (world football) fans.
    Sep 8, 2014. 08:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Investors Positioned For A Brutal Winter?  [View article]
    All I know is I vacationed up in Vermont a couple weeks ago, and the locals were talking about the leaves already starting to turn... and what that usually means.
    Sep 5, 2014. 12:30 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Coca-Cola Company declares $0.305 dividend  [View news story]
    ...and then raise it again.
    Jul 16, 2014. 09:06 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bailing Out Of Brazil - Part 2  [View article]
    At least you followed the scores. That's progress. I couldn't even guess who was in the last Super Bowl. Sounds like it's just a matter of time before soccer wins you over, Bret. But fair warning, once that happens other games just won't seem the same.
    Jul 7, 2014. 10:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bailing Out Of Brazil - Part 2  [View article]
    Yes, great article, but... what's with all the shots at soccer? Any game can be ridiculed, even the four-hour commercial fest with an occasional burst of five seconds of action we call American football. But for whatever reason, a lot of people enjoy the commercial fest, so let them enjoy it. Same for soccer. The thing that amuses me is how some people seem to feel threatened by the growth of soccer here in the land of American football.
    Jul 7, 2014. 09:35 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple May Be A Better Short For A While  [View article]
    "I would rather have my money in AAPL than in a bank."

    I could say that about any of my holdings, because if I couldn't, I'd have that specific pile of money in a bank.
    Jun 26, 2014. 08:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Sentiment Flashing A Warning To Investors?  [View instapost]
    Gold at $11,313? Glad I have some.
    Jun 23, 2014. 10:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Las Vegas Sands Should Continue To Rebound  [View article]
    Come on, Abe, earn your paycheck and get those casinos in place for 2020.
    Jun 20, 2014. 11:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Icahn demands immediate sale of Family Dollar  [View news story]
    Overly complacent? Should a company try to slowly grow by selling more goods/services than previous years or should a company forget all that boring stuff and just try to M&A its central leadership and biggest shareholders to quick riches?

    We know the Danny DeVito answer to that question, but I have to think New England Wire and Cable had a sound argument as well.
    Jun 20, 2014. 08:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is There An Imminent Bear Market? Don't Ask  [View article]
    My view is never be all in or all out.
    Jun 19, 2014. 08:55 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • First Bancorp declares $0.08 dividend  [View news story]
    Is this a mistake? FBP hasn't paid a dividend since June 2009, so the 'in line with previous' is certainly not correct.
    Jun 16, 2014. 02:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment