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  • Oil Rebound Will Fuel A 'Rip Your Face Off' Rally In The Stock Market  [View article]
    Does anyone know if SunCell is for real? The website reads like badly worded pump-and-dumps that come in slick brochures in the mail. When something sounds too good to be true, be careful!
    Feb 9, 2016. 11:02 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Consider This Strategy To Reduce Stock Market Anxiety  [View article]
    Thanks, Chuck! Another excellent article, particularly helpful to investors who haven't been in the market long enough to have lived through previous gut-churning turbulence and come out to sunny skies. Using dividends to buy a few more shares of quality companies whose PE's are near or below historical averages is a great strategy, growing future income - very comforting in times like these. Your charts are immensely helpful. Thanks again!
    Feb 5, 2016. 04:28 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Did Gilead Just Open 'Pandora's Box?'  [View article]
    There is no cure today for a lady I know who is suffering from stage 4 liver and colon cancer. Whatever chance there is of a future cure does not depend on politicians, but on the ability of pharmaceutical companies to finance the astronomical cost of research from their profits on drugs like Harvoni. If the AG had, or knew someone suffering from, a presently incurable disease, she might see Gilead's profits from their cure for Hep C in a very different light.
    Jan 29, 2016. 01:59 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: BOJ Goes Sub-Zero In The Heart Of Winter  [View article]
    Why don't analysts watch what's happening in stores and on line? Three of my four grandchildren asked for and got Under Armour hoodies for Christmas, so I wasn't concerned when the stock went down. Look to see what people are buying, and what they aren't!
    Jan 29, 2016. 01:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Death Rattle Coming From The Oil Patch  [View article]
    There's far more than the cost of diesel in the equation. Consider the cost of insurance, expenses, wear and tear on trucks and the wages of the many truckers required to move one trainload of goods any given distance.
    Jan 26, 2016. 10:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Drastic cuts set to continue in Canadian oil and gas investment  [View news story]
    Good news for oil recovery, reducing the supply-demand imbalance. The majors will survive.
    Jan 25, 2016. 08:12 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon foresees global energy demand rising 25% by 2040  [View news story]
    Good to read hard common sense!
    Jan 25, 2016. 05:22 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Google paid Apple $1B in 2014 to be iPhone’s default search engine  [View news story]
    Apple is in business with Google because it's the best search engine. Ask and Bing are disasters, concerned only with making money by advertising knockoff companies on the page instead of what you're searching for. 
    Jan 22, 2016. 09:47 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Procter & Gamble declares $0.6629 dividend  [View news story]
    Long term, you will never go wrong with PG.
    Jan 12, 2016. 11:14 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Undervalued Dividend Champions For 2016: Be Greedy When Others Are Fearful  [View article]
    Ed_k - Click control and the + key at the same time to enlarge the text. Happy New Year to all!
    Jan 2, 2016. 12:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Undervalued Dividend Champions For 2016: Be Greedy When Others Are Fearful  [View article]
    Thanks for another great article, Chuck! Just added more ABBV, and to my G-grandson's college account as a birthday gift. JNJ, PG, T, and to a lesser extent WMT are core holdings. I've dipped a toe in the water with UNP, cheapest it's been in years. How long do you think it will be before the oil majors come back?

    Have a very Happy Christmas and a joyous New Year!
    Dec 24, 2015. 11:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Christmas, I'm Giving The Gift Of Exxon Stock To My Goddaughter  [View article]
    We set up UGMA (now called UTMA?) college accounts for each grandchild commencing 27 years ago, when the first was born. The child can't touch it until 18 or 21, depending on which state you live in, but money can be taken out by the custodian each semester to pay college tuition, or for any purpose for the child's benefit - for example, orthodontics. As we understood it, if a grandparent is custodian the money is not in the child's possession and does not count for FAFSA. We added to the accounts each year on the child's birthday. A grandson who graduated still has some PG and JNJ in his account - growth + dividend reinvestment covered his tuition. One flaw about an UTMA/UGMA: if a child is irresponsible when he/she takes control of the money, there is nothing you can do, it's his or hers to throw away.
    Dec 18, 2015. 10:55 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil's Prospects In The Oil And Gas Industry  [View article]
    My son in Dallas has had serious roof damage from hailstones several times in the last 15 years, and the last time, had to replace his roof. Solar panels would not have survived - and I wonder if the [panels are insurable, and if so, what the cost of insurance would be.
    Dec 13, 2015. 06:13 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Making The Legal Case Against Exxon Mobil  [View article]
    Perhaps the DOJ could sue every one of us who heat and cool our homes with electricity made from coal, or natural gas, or oil - all mined, produced, processed and transported, causing emissions. We who decline to live in caves are all sinners in the eyes of far-left environmentalists. Sue XOM for making the gas we use to drive to work, take kids to school...?

    Could we please have just a little common sense?
    Oct 29, 2015. 11:52 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • These 4 Dividend Stocks Are Poisonous To Your Portfolio  [View article]
    Walmart Neighborhood Markets are eating the lunch of Dollar General, Dollar Tree, etc. on the Gulf Coast. New, very clean, well stocked - ten times the stock of DG and lower prices than Wynn Dixie and other local supermarkets.
    Oct 23, 2015. 10:10 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment