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  • Shareholder Distributions Appear Unsustainable [View article]
    B&H,
    Interesting. I don't believe I've ever once received an actual dividend check. It's always just gone into my account. So, do you get to deduct mileage as an investment expense because you keep driving to the bank? :-)
    Jul 13, 2015. 10:44 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • So, You'll Switch To Dividend Growth Investing After You Have Your Millions, Eh? [View article]
    RAS,

    "Steve, have you tried Niman Ranch bacon?"

    Never heard of them. I did check their website and believe it or not, they seem to be out of bacon. I'll check back in later on and peruse their offerings.

    Steve
    Jul 12, 2015. 12:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Top 10 Utilities For Dividend Growth And Income [View article]
    Barbara,

    I can't hold a candle to Chowder's level of experience, but I would go along with every word in his reply. I'm not saying they are all buys right now, but they are definitely worthy of core holding status.

    Steve
    Jul 11, 2015. 06:29 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • National Oilwell Varco Hits 52-Week Low And Could Fall Further [View article]
    Green,

    Oh yeah, definitely agree that it's a great company over the long haul. I'm just concerned that it will get spanked so badly that they will have to cut the dividend. I don't need that in that I already have a large exposure to oil. Depending on earnings reports, I may start with a very small purchase. At some point, drilling will start to increase (no clue when) and NOV will be there to reap the rewards. Until then, I'm trying to be cautious.

    Steve
    Jul 11, 2015. 01:48 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 Preferred Issues Trading With 6%+ Yields [View article]
    Waldipup,

    Is it correct for me to assume that you would hold these shares in a taxable account? I'm just beginning to look at preferred issues for our Roth and/or TIRA accounts, and guessing that "qualified" doesn't come into play for me. Would that be correct far as you know?

    Not trying to be grammar police... purely curiosity... what is "pissent"? I assume it's another form of "percent"? I've noticed it being used here and there, but it's new to me. Perhaps from a non-English language? Thanks.

    Steve
    Jul 11, 2015. 10:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • National Oilwell Varco Hits 52-Week Low And Could Fall Further [View article]
    Shock,
    Just tonight I was reading about the Petrobas order. Made me even more concerned. Good suggestion on waiting for the earnings report. Thanks.

    Steve
    Jul 10, 2015. 11:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • National Oilwell Varco Hits 52-Week Low And Could Fall Further [View article]
    I'm not exactly well versed on NOV, other than to know it's one of the best at what it does. I've never had an interest in it because of the incredibly low yield (1% and lower in recent years).

    I still don't own any, but now that it's above 4%, it's almost making me nervous to think about buying it. That's a heck of a yield increase. Back when it dropped down to $48 in March, I put in a small limit order just under $42....just for giggles. I was fairly confident it would never get there. Now I'm wondering.

    I can't help but wonder if the dividend is safe, especially if the oil crash carries on for longer than everyone expects. If the dividend is safe, then yes.... I agree that the value is certainly there.

    Steve
    Jul 10, 2015. 08:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: A $7.6 Billion Write-Off Plus Layoffs Are Never Good Signs [View article]
    I must say that the Surface Pro is a lovely, lovely device. I haven't owned one but I set one up for a relative. I liked it a lot, and my relative loves it. I still have to decide if I can justify the rather lofty price tag, but there is no doubt that I want one. Like you, I'm waiting for WIN 10 to go mainstream before I decide.

    Steve
    Jul 10, 2015. 04:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • So, You'll Switch To Dividend Growth Investing After You Have Your Millions, Eh? [View article]
    RAS,

    "There is no life without chocolate."... and bbq ribs and tacos. Oh yeah... and bacon (thick sliced of course).
    Jul 10, 2015. 04:36 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • So, You'll Switch To Dividend Growth Investing After You Have Your Millions, Eh? [View article]
    Ok. I was good with omnipresent, but had to look up "omniscient" Nope, that's not me. I'm afraid I will never be omniscient. Sounds cool though.
    Jul 9, 2015. 07:33 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • So, You'll Switch To Dividend Growth Investing After You Have Your Millions, Eh? [View article]
    I agree, Emerald. We bought LTC insurance in our fifties. It's not super cheap and it goes up some every few years, but I won't be without it. It doesn't cover everything, but it will cover enough to take a lot of the sting out of an expensive situation.

    Steve
    Jul 9, 2015. 07:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mississippi regulator orders end to Kemper rate increase, plan refunds [View news story]
    gabby,

    Yeah, that was my understanding as well. I'm not pleased.
    Jul 8, 2015. 09:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mississippi regulator orders end to Kemper rate increase, plan refunds [View news story]
    Ouch. And I just bought more SO recently. Why yes, I do feel stupid.
    Jul 8, 2015. 07:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Scanning The SA Family For Alpha: Rosenose [View article]
    dj,

    I feel your pain. We are still using WIN 7 and plan to for as long as possible. I dread the day that my wife has to switch to WIN 10. It's going to take some coaching, no doubt (after I figure it out that is).

    My elderly Mom's computer simply has to run forever. Switching her to WIN 10 would not be pretty at all.
    Jul 8, 2015. 04:49 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • So, You'll Switch To Dividend Growth Investing After You Have Your Millions, Eh? [View article]
    Big,

    My former 401K had a similar option, but it wasn't through a discount broker like Fidelity. It was through a service provided by the trustee. The prices were ridiculous. Something along the lines of $50 per trade. Needless to say, I didn't pursue that option.
    Jul 8, 2015. 04:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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