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  • Recent Buy: The Walt Disney Co. [View article]
    DM, it's the internet, you're just bound to end up with this stuff. Anyone who puts their thoughts and effort out there in public have to expect negative responses, justified and reasonable or not.

    I can completely relate, and appreciate, your work. My investments at this point are nearly exclusively from an IRA so my available funds are limited.

    To go along with what Tim was staying, I've always respected the comment "if you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room."

    Keep doing what makes your world go round DM. There are far more people here who are grateful for what you do than otherwise.
    Dec 6, 2014. 02:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Create Your Own Miniature Berkshire Hathaway [View article]
    Sure, we don't "need" $60 billion...
    Oct 16, 2014. 08:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill Is Well-Positioned For The Current Difficulties In The Industry [View article]
    Wanna trade for some Lucent?
    Oct 2, 2014. 02:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Unfazed By Apple Pay Launch [View article]
    Yeah, I would consider .5% to be within the margin of error when it comes to being phased or not.

    I work with hundreds of professionals in the IT world. I don't know of any who have a blackberry or who have even talked about getting one.

    At this point they are completely irrelevant in the mobile phone world. They might as well jump on the "this is the year linux takes over the business desktop" bandwagon with its square wheels.
    Sep 26, 2014. 02:04 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple -2.8% as Bendgate, iOS 8.01 get more publicity [View news story]
    The reason the bending issue came up isn't from people purposely playing circus strong man with it. It's from people who carried the phone in their pocket (as they had normally been doing) and noticed the phone had warped.

    The phone is remarkably thin. My first question just looking at them before this news came out was how fragile will they be?

    That said, let the people sell off their shares. If the price comes down even more I will be more than happy to take them.
    Sep 25, 2014. 02:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone 6 first weekend sales could disappoint, Bernstein analyst says [View news story]
    He did say "could".

    It's Wall Street. There's an analyst somewhere with a contrarian view of everything.
    Sep 17, 2014. 07:36 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft sends invites for Windows 9 event [View news story]
    From the little I have read about Windows 9 the plan is to make it essentially the same o/s over the different platforms.

    The o/s will know whether it's on a full computer or tablet or phone and will set up appropriately for the device.

    I believe there was also a mention of ditching the number after the name so going forward it's just "Windows".
    Sep 17, 2014. 10:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing likely to win "space taxi" contract [View news story]
    This really really really really really really needs to be a joint award.

    Handing this over to one entity would be a remarkably bad idea. Which is why I would count on this "avoid competition at all costs" administration doing just that.
    Sep 16, 2014. 08:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft sends invites for Windows 9 event [View news story]
    The even numbered Windows releases are their beta testing
    Sep 16, 2014. 08:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: A Good Value But The Missing Phablet And Entry-Level Phone Make It Imperfect [View article]
    beat me too it
    Sep 8, 2014. 04:48 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Best Way To Reinvest Your Dividends [View article]
    There is no one overall best, as in better than everything else, for everyone way for any type of investing. Most people can slop together numbers to end up with hindsight brilliance.

    Each person has their own best. For some it could be hyper active day trading, DGI/DRIP, ETFs and/or mutual funds or any of countless other investing strategies. You have to find your own best, and it can involve so much more than annual returns.

    Write ups like this have an effect of getting lots of opinions thrown around that may refine one person's strategy, or redefine someone else's.

    Find your comfort zone, but do not stop reading and learning about other ideas.
    Sep 8, 2014. 09:06 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple drops after Pac Crest recommends taking profits [View news story]
    I suppose my investment time frame is a bit different than that of Pac Crest. That said, thank you very much for the price dip.
    Sep 3, 2014. 11:20 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Stock Analysis: Cincinnati Financial Corp. [View article]
    I did the same a few months back. I made plenty on CINF, but on to the next thing.
    Sep 2, 2014. 03:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: ETF Only Portfolio Vs. Buy The Dips Portfolio - August Update [View article]
    This is exactly something I had thought of studying myself. My gut feel was the "BTDP" style would always outperform any fund style.

    The main problem I feel with any fund is they exist to make someone else money (American, Fidelity, Vangard...), not you. Obviously some funds and their families are better than others. It's a which master do you serve first problem.

    That said, not everyone has the time or inclination to put toward a BTDP or DGI. That's where the funds fill in. If you can think of it as paying for convenience it might make some sense.
    Aug 31, 2014. 10:21 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • JPMorgan confirms cyberattack, sees no unusual fraud [View news story]
    So they're just seeing the usual fraud committed by their computers?
    Aug 28, 2014. 08:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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