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  • Target Date Funds As Aid In Retirement Portfolio Design [View article]
    Target dating is a nice story in theory, but really doesn't work that well in practice.
    The exception is if you absolutely need funds on a given date. In this case you give up a good amount of return. Even my Vanguard advisor does not recommend
    and neither does the Vanguard Advisor.
    Oct 5, 2015. 03:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Where Are The Best Opportunities In Preferred Shares? [View article]
    When has the Fed ever stopped with one rate increase? Once they start increasing they will continue. That being said I don't see them allowing rates to go too high as they have to pay the massive federal debt.
    Oct 1, 2015. 12:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Is Building Its Largest Startup Ever [View article]
    Apple has amassed cash totaling more then $ 200 billion. They have to swing big to move the pendulum. They have the mapping and computer side already down so I see no reason they can't make this work. The problem will be Batteries and charging stations which will require enormous infrastructure. Being able to drive 300 miles won't cut it for those who want to travel.
    Oct 1, 2015. 12:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Early plunge in Asia [View news story]
    If you own Oil, MLP's, Healthcare, and even Tech you are having worse returns then the market averages for the DOW/S&P.
    Sep 29, 2015. 06:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Williams Cos, Energy Transfer Equity to combine in a $37.7B deal [View news story]
    Not clear of the ramifications to them. It sounds like ETE will be the new General
    Sep 28, 2015. 07:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Where Are The Best Opportunities In Preferred Shares? [View article]
    I would not buy CEF's from this article. First the 1.7% expense on a fixed interest investment makes no sense. If you are going to invest strictly buy individual issues.
    Secondly, why buy when interest rates are going up? Chat is comments are absolutely correct. This is a guaranteed loser.
    You have to remember that preferreds are mostly unlimited terms and are only called when interest rates are below their payout Interest rates. Very bad idea in the present market!
    Sep 27, 2015. 08:58 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Apple Problem [View article]
    The smart move by Tesla is to sell to Apple which can produce the cash and further their technology.
    However, the electric car is getting ready to be a crowded market place with all the majors entering.
    The real loser in the end will be oil stocks. Even the utilities are giving up on oil as a electric making source. I suspect that OPEC is pumping oil now as they see the writing on the wall.
    Sep 23, 2015. 08:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Verizon Really Grow In 2 Years? [View article]
    So far selling the rural hardline phone service has been a positive. Just look at the results of CenturyLink and Windstream. So getting rid of them usually is a smart move. Outside of that I agree with the authors reasoning.
    Sep 21, 2015. 02:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Avoid Alibaba Altogether [View article]
    Your article makes no sense at all. First, Jack Ma's taking a loan is a sign of confidence the price will be higher, not lower. Otherwise why not just sell the stock?
    Second you said the stock was pushed on investors. What planet do you live on? Very few could get their hands on the stock initially. Only Chinese accounting is suspect as you have stated, otherwise I find little merit to your article.
    Sep 21, 2015. 12:24 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bloomberg: Energy Transfer deal for Williams may come within two weeks [View news story]
    If I look a my MLP portfolio from a couple of years ago I had around 20 positions.
    Due to mergers/acquisitions it is now down to 11. If ETE gobbles up Williams I will be down to 10. I have never seen anything like this in any other industry. By the way I had 3/4 stocks bought by VNR, then that stock tanked so all my profit from the acquisitions went down the tubes. Kind of like playing musical chairs investing in this industry.
    Sep 17, 2015. 06:47 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bears Maul Alibaba, No Escape In Sight [View article]
    Bears maul Alibaba? Really!
    I bought a position 3 weeks ago and the stock did fall into the $ 62/62.50 range, but has since jumped back and I am in the black. The title is all wrong for recent events.
    Sep 15, 2015. 06:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Where In The World To Look For Opportunities [View article]
    How about more specific Countries in Asia? Presume Vietnam?
    Sep 15, 2015. 10:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman rate-hike plays: Favor balance sheet quality, avoid floating rate debt [View news story]
    I don't get the AAPL reason at all. They have over 200 billion in cash which will cover any possible default. Maybe they think if rates go to high they will call the issue? Any thinking out their to explain this?
    Sep 14, 2015. 02:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Ford Will Get Better In The U.S. [View article]
    I have owned this stock since 2013. Trading range $ 14.- to 16.-. I feel like I bought just the dividend.
    Sep 8, 2015. 08:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jack Ma Eyes Alibaba Stake Draw-Down - Sort Of [View article]
    Why would anyone want to sell when the price is so low on a profitable Company? Taking a loan out makes more sense and this is common.
    Sep 7, 2015. 08:40 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment