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  • The Perils Of Pauline And The Power Of Monetary Policy [View article]
    That "Vicious Cycle of Inequality" is more than a little biased. I will match your "you tube" with 2 others that disagree with both the problem and the solution:

    http://bit.ly/PgGwpj

    http://bit.ly/PgGwpl

    Pay very good attention to that second one..........and then go and find some dividend raiser companies to invest it and give it time or start a business with something you enjoy and the wealth comes to you as a side benefit. I have done both and it does work.

    The United States gives you the right to pursue happiness ...... it does not and never has told you that it will give it to you as a handout.
    With some education in business and the stock market given to the young, it has been shown that they can do quite well in finding both income and wealth......
    Think about it...........
    Apr 19 02:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • When To Buy Dividend-Paying Stocks? [View article]
    I like and use Finviz's screener a LOT and it is easy to use and allows saving of favorite screens that you have designed. Here is a link to FinViz if you need one:

    http://bit.ly/1mmeZkX
    Apr 19 02:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Identify Good Stocks, Part 2 [View article]
    I do not like EBITDA for anything, but Price/Sales (since it is much more difficult to mess around with sales than it is earnings) is outstanding........
    Apr 19 02:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's Earnings: The End Of An Era? [View article]
    I never really considered decaf to really be coffee........maybe they have the same thoughts about it???
    Apr 19 01:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Champions Ranking: Part 1, The Heavyweights [View article]
    Fenderman: No offense to me but keep in mind that those 3 came from a 50 year study that at least doubled the DOW return during all of those years.

    He did not pick just one stock though, these criteria were intended for a basket of 30 (thirty) stocks to be held for 2 years and a minimum 50% profit on them.

    Graham was advising the purchase of a basket of around 30 stocks matching any one criteria of undervaluation, e.g. 2/3 of book. He even went so far as to say “You can’t lose when you do that.” His experience proved that buying a stock at such a criteria was a dependable indication of group undervaluation.

    Any one of those 3 could be what I like to call "Idiot Proof".

    By the way, what number 2 does is show that there is enough upside left in the stock for you to make that profit. If a stock is at $3 and has never been worth $3.50, you do not have as much room for that profit as you would if the stock had reached $10 before.

    Here is a link to the transcript of that seminar in 1975:

    http://bit.ly/1lYorre
    Apr 19 01:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, And Dividend Growth Investing [View article]
    Econ: It is good to know where your limits. While building your basket, keep in mind that Ben Graham said a basket of 30 (thirty) made a good represented the entire market well.
    Apr 19 01:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Simple And Timeless Way To Trade The S&P 500 Successfully [View article]
    SouthGent: Thanks for the links...I had recently seen the first one but had not seen the NY Fed discussion yet.
    Apr 19 01:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Exactly Is Risk: Part II [View article]
    Fortunately, you do not have to be right every time to make good money, any more than a baseball player has to bat 1000 to be great - someone with a batting record of 500 - hitting 50% is still very good.........

    Right 7 out of 10 in the stock market can make you VERY wealthy...
    Apr 18 06:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Far The Gold Sell-Off Could Go, And Strategies That'll Save You [View article]
    If you look at history, in the past, when a country had problems...you could go to another country's currency BUT now for the first time, EVERY country has gone to fiat currencies and there is NO safe place to go left.

    The PMs look much better for that safe place that everyone will need eventually.
    Apr 18 04:01 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Constructing And Designing The Stock Portfolio That's Just Right For You: Part 1 [View article]
    I am an old man and not comfortable with shorting, but that is just me. If I were to short a stock - that dividend-less one you describe would be a great candidate for shorting. I have just been more comfortable spending my time looking for value stocks to buy for my trading portfolio and have done well doing that.
    Apr 18 03:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Constructing And Designing The Stock Portfolio That's Just Right For You: Part 1 [View article]
    Here is what Peter Lynch offered on the subject in his book One Up On Wall Street:

    “The Price-Earnings Ratio - the P/E ratio of any company that’s fairly valued will equal its growth rate. I’m talking about the growth rate of earnings here…. In general, a P/E ratio that’s half the growth rate is very positive, and one that’s twice the growth rate is very negative… But if the P/E ratio is less than the growth rate, you may have found yourself a bargain. A company, say, with a growth rate of 12% a year (also known as a 12% grower) with a P/E ratio of 6 is a very attractive prospect. On the other hand, a company with a growth rate of 6% a year and a P/E ratio of 12 is an unattractive prospect and headed for come down. In general a P/E ratio that’s half the growth rate is very positive, and one that’s twice the growth rate is very negative. “

    I hope this helps...........
    Apr 18 03:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Constructing And Designing The Stock Portfolio That's Just Right For You: Part 1 [View article]
    ducn: When you talk about shorting these dividend raisers......keep in mind that YOU are responsible for paying the dividends on the stocks that you short. That additional cost may make the whole idea look less than attractive for you.

    It is usually a better idea with dividend raisers to simply buy more when the price goes down and increase your dividend income when the stock is on sale. As long as the company itself is solid, the price going down is an opportunity rather than a problem.
    Apr 18 02:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Simple And Timeless Way To Trade The S&P 500 Successfully [View article]
    Thanks EB - I had not seen that one. Did you know that Graham got the money to start his first investments by playing Poker??

    He was an interesting man in more than one way..........
    Apr 18 10:55 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Constructing And Designing The Stock Portfolio That's Just Right For You: Part 1 [View article]
    Hello Chuck:

    John Templeton had this to say about your subject in his "16 Rules" that I ran across today while reading them once again:

    Rule 8: DO YOUR HOMEWORK OR HIRE WISE EXPERTS TO HELP YOU

    People will tell you: Investigate before you invest. Listen to them. Study companies to learn what makes them successful.
    Remember, in most instances, you are buying either earnings or assets. In free-enterprise nations, earnings and assets together are major influences on the price of most stocks. The earnings on stock market indexes—the fabled Dow Jones Industrials, for example—fluctuate around the replacement book value of the shares of the index. (That’s the money it would take to replace the assets of the companies making up the index at today’s costs.)
    If you expect a company to grow and prosper, you are buying future earnings. You expect that earnings will go up, and because most stocks are valued on future earnings, you can expect the stock price may rise also.
    If you expect a company to be acquired or dissolved at a premium over its market price, you may be buying assets. Years ago Forbes regularly published lists of these so-called “loaded laggards.” But remember, there are far fewer of these companies today. Raiders have swept through the marketplace over the past 10 to 15 years: Be very suspicious of what they left behind.

    You are one of the wise that offer much help to others. My thanks once again for a job well done.
    Apr 17 08:41 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, And Dividend Growth Investing [View article]
    Hello gratian:

    Peter Lynch had an answer for that also in his "20 Golden Rules":

    Rule 1: Your investor's edge is not something you get from Wall Street experts. It is something you already have. You can outperform the experts if you use your edge by investing in companies or industries you already understand.

    Rule 2: Over the past 3 decades, the stock market has come to be dominated by a herd of professional investors. Contrary to popular belief, this makes it easier for the amateur investor. You can beat the market by ignoring the herd.

    Rule 4: You have to know what you own, and why you own it. "This baby is a cinch to go up!!" doesn't count.

    Rule 11: If you invest $1000 dollars in a stock, all you can lose is $1000, but you stand to gain $10,000 or even $50,000 dollars if you are patient. You need to find only a few good stocks to make a lifetime of investing worthwhile.

    Rule 12: In every industry and in every region of the country, the observant amateur can find great growth companies long before the professionals have discovered them.

    On the other hand - he also said:

    Rule 13: A stock market decline is as common as a January blizzard in Colorado. If you are prepared, it can not hurt you. A decline is a great opportunity to pick up left behind by investors who are fleeing the storm in panic.

    Rule 14: Everyone has the brainpower to make money in stocks. Not everyone has the stomach. If you are susceptible to selling everything in a panic, you ought to avoid stocks and stock mutual funds altogether.
    Apr 17 08:01 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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