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  • Adjusting The ETF Retirement Portfolio [View article]
    Enjoyed the article. Did you have a grandfather who was a professor at Cornell?
    May 22 08:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ModernGraham Quarterly Valuation Of Aflac Inc. [View article]
    Thank you. I've been watching AFL for a long while, and finally convinced myself that it was time to plunge in. The first dividend I collected was not inspiring, so I am happy to see evidence that I made no mistake.
    Mar 6 03:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill - Investors Should Not Applaud The Recent Dividend Hike [View article]
    There are plenty of rock-solid too-big-to-fail companies out here that pay 1 or 2% dividends. If you are so worried about SDRL put your money in one of them for a couple years and watch your portfolio shrinki in real value. But they're not risky, so you wouldn't have much to write about.
    Nov 27 09:42 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bravo Brio: The Little Italian Restaurant That Could [View article]
    Quick note cause we're going out to eat lunch at Brio's, one of our favorites. With only a couple in our area, I had no idea they had such a large number of sites. Been looking at their stock with some curiosity -- Don't understand why their share price seems in a multi year decline, while their shareholder value increases each year. This article helps by providing explanations that fail to explain the evidence. Anybody else confused?
    Nov 19 11:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing - The End Game [View article]
    I appreciate the time and effort you have obviously devoted to this thesis. I've had very similar motives in all my trading for several years. Mostly it's been trial and error, sorting the keepers from the suckers, and building my Roth, which will be the main vehicle for wealth transfer when I can no longer control it. This is my only criticism of your work. There is no accounting for the revages of taxation on inherited money. It seems to me that the Roth IRA is most likely to survive the federal budgetary struggles that are bound to occur in years to come. This could be an entire article for you to explain how inherited assets can be budgeted to last a lifetime. I'll be looking for more of your ideas.
    Jun 10 10:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Find The Best Sector ETFs [View article]
    Thanks. This is really helpful information.
    Jun 2 11:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best And Worst ETFs And Mutual Funds: Health Care Sector [View article]
    Thanks for your article. Very informative. Happily I found you rate my health care ETF among your top picks, and also my Vangurd fund! You do good work, and I'll be looking for more ideas. H
    Apr 25 11:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The U.S. Economy: How Did We Get Here? Where Are We Headed? [View article]
    Cullen tells it "like it is" -- sometimes it is just a little hard to understand.
    Apr 23 10:25 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unsure About Markets? Why These Great Companies Are A Good Buy [View article]
    The limitations of internet word processing baffle me. Pls add decimal where needed. H
    Apr 14 12:05 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unsure About Markets? Why These Great Companies Are A Good Buy [View article]
    Always interested in your advice. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think you may have put the decimal in the wrong place for PACD revenues.. Thanks for all you do. H
    Apr 14 12:02 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Inflation And Yields: Towards A Unified Field Theory [View article]
    I gotta admire a guy who has the curiosity and energy to do stuff like this, (here's the BUT) this reminds me of an old axiom: Coincidence is not causality.
    Nov 16 03:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Triple Top Tuesday: How Much Will It Cost To Break Higher? [View article]
    Phil, my man: Please stop with the cartoons like the one showing Bernanke and the rolls of paper. Not all your readers are smart enough to understand the symbolism. Some, based on their comments, really think the gov. still has to "print" money to increase the supply ( apparently the notion is this "printed money" can't be used to pay down the national debt). Their confusion would be soothed somewhat (or perhaps they'd be even more incensed) to learn that the whole budget balancing act is a huge charade. The motivation for this deception is hard to understand, unless the politicos are afraid of the reaction the tea-partiers when they find out they've been punked. Everybody: take another look at MMT for orientation. H
    Aug 1 05:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Risk Averse Low Beta Dividend Picks [View article]
    I'm an octogenarian too, so I can't wait for these low dividend low beta giants to build up my portfolio. I'm trying to load my Roth IRA so that when my kids inherit, they'll have a safe, hands-off sort of legacy, but I don't want stocks with dividends that can't even beat inflation. Any suggestions will be kindly received and appreciated. H
    May 27 12:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why 'New York Times' Economist Paul Krugman Is Partly Right But Mostly Wrong [View article]
    Oh yes. Anyone who compares our monetary problems with those of Greece should be ignored. Greece can't write their own checks to themselves. H
    May 4 09:17 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Free Money Thursday: Quoth Bernanke, 'Forever More' [View article]
    I'm pretty sure that "money" created electronically can be destroyed electronically by the same entity that has the authoriy to do so. I don't expect those huge "debts" will be around when the recession fears and unemployment bugaboo are overcome.
    Jan 27 11:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment