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  • Hold On, ConocoPhillips Has Limited Upside Potential [View article]
    The big question about all oil is how long can Saudi Arabia, Russia and soon to join along, Irag keep oil prices depressed? Perhaps a lot longer than investors and oil companies would like. There is no doubt, that oil will eventually rise in price.
    The world has need for oil and it's by products in many areas of production.
    Nov 25, 2015. 04:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Con Ed Catalysts Can't Overcome Structural Burden [View article]
    I'll stick with the dividend from ED. I've owned this stock for 10 years, only for the dividend.
    Nov 24, 2015. 10:47 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T Is Once Again A Buy [View article]
    If "T" can't meet their pension requirements, they could allegedly cancel future pension plans. Then hand it over to the U.S. Government and their
    Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation to pay retirees.
    Nov 16, 2015. 04:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's Ambitious Capital Allocation Plan [View article]
    It's too high to attract new investors. And the P/E is almost at 25. I think it is going to be a bumpy road in 2016. Long and watching.
    Nov 12, 2015. 01:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Procter & Gamble And America's Shrinking Middle Class [View article]
    The U.S middle class is going to continue shrinking for at least another 5 to 10 years. All the well paying factoring jobs have disappeared in the last 20 years. We have lost food production, automobiles, electronics and clothing. Even the beer business has left the U.S. The micro breweries that have sprouted in the U.S. are small businesses with few employees and little product for a select local market. The U.S. needs better paying jobs to regain it's middle class and that will not come from small businesses.
    Nov 12, 2015. 12:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria backs MegaBrew deal [View news story]
    Is the approval up to Europe only?
    2.5 billion has to warrant a huge tax bill. That 10.5% sounds like a winner.
    Nov 12, 2015. 12:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Main Street Capital Corporation: This 7%+ Yielder Is Still Worth It, Even At A Premium Price [View article]
    I am waiting on the interest rise next month to see how it effects MAIN. They and many companies have had cheap money for a very long time, what will happen when the cheap money is no longer? Whoever they have making decisions to earn money for them, the team is very good. It's no accident that MAIN has made great returns for the past 7 years.
    Nov 11, 2015. 12:02 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's won't pursue REIT [View news story]
    This news doesn't surprise me. They are not in the real estate business. McDonald's needs to focus only on a good burger with their superior fries. If burgers and fries were no longer a pleasure food for many Americans, then they wouldn't have other burger chains trying to put them out of business by selling BURGERS and FRIES.
    Nov 10, 2015. 11:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips Is On Top Of The Ball [View article]
    Good luck on that thought.
    Nov 9, 2015. 02:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Clorox Will Lose To High Expectations In 2016 [View article]
    CLX is still a good stock for current holders. But I agree, that it is a hard buy for first time buyers at $121.26 which is the current price at this writing. It's risen over $20 in less than a year's time. If I was a current owner, I'd be happy, too.
    Nov 9, 2015. 02:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • PepsiCo Inc.: You're Paying Up For This Consumer Staple [View article]
    I have confidence that PEP will provide the dividends to supplement my retirement.
    It's been good to me so far.
    Nov 3, 2015. 05:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips Is On Top Of The Ball [View article]
    The Saudis and Russia continue to over supply the oil market, too. I'm not implying they are working together, they both just continue to make more oil available.
    This could lead into a low price for oil until 2017. It could be time to take profits and return to oil when profits are stable again. Anyone here old enough to remember the oil glut of the 1980's? It was a poor time to have oil investments. Everything is cyclical.
    Nov 1, 2015. 06:57 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Procter & Gamble And America's Shrinking Middle Class [View article]
    P&G will change it's advertising budget like many other large corporations will do in the near future. The smart phone, internet, and tablet have all contributed to changes in attracting buyers. P&G's distribution for it's products is so vast, that
    they will be here for a long time to come. The dividend might not be increased, but
    it will take more than a shrinking middle class. People like quality products and they
    will cut back, but not abandon their desires.
    Oct 29, 2015. 05:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's: A Straw Fire? [View article]
    Personally, I don't ever see McDonald's returning to the glory days in the U.S..
    Why? Because there has been too much of an increase of hamburger sellers in the
    last 10 years here. Plenty of people still like good old fashioned unhealthy fast food,but they are spending their limited resourses elsewhere, now.
    For instance; A&W, Hot Spot, In-Out-Burger, Mikes at The Crossroads, Superburger, Weyden & Brewster, The Habit Burger Grill, Burger King, Jack n The Box, Carls Jr., and then McDonalds. Look at all that competition in a small town under 50,000 people. Just to sell a hamburger.
    And another important dynamic is the current sentiment against corporations.
    Many people, young and old, would rather support a small business that will keep money in their town.
    Oct 29, 2015. 05:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola Is A Top-Notch Dividend Stock [View article]
    KO is too high for my consideration at the moment. And that P/E 27.25 is an eye popper.
    Oct 29, 2015. 05:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment