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  • 2 Refreshing Chilean Alcohol Stocks On Sale Compared To Peers [View article]
    The part about purchasing power parity and property rights was interesting. It probably deserves it's own article.
    Oct 20, 2012. 05:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Justice Roberts Is Right: The Plan Won't Work [View instapost]
    A libertarian arguing for more taxes and penalties, let me mark my calender. Just joking I read the conclusion.

    The really bad thing about this law is the prescience it sets. Now not only can people vote to have your money, they can tell you what to do with what's left of it, too.
    Aug 2, 2012. 06:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buying Opportunity At Renewable Energy REIT, Courtesy Of Disgruntled Shareholder [View article]
    "small shareholders (who do not have the time or expertise to analyze the issues involved)"

    Horse umm feces. Small investors can and often do substantial research on investments. Maybe not when the masses start buying but come on, this isn't 1999. And I see stocks owned mostly by institutional investors and mutual funds fall for silly reasons all the time too.
    Jun 4, 2012. 06:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Turn The Key On This Retirement Strategy [View article]
    Yes, give that job you desperately tried to get away from to a kid and have him bust his butt to pay your way through the tax system. How nice of you.

    No really, I think if you payed for social security you should get what you payed for, but over the long hull the system needs to be adjusted because people are just living longer.
    May 18, 2012. 07:34 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Deflation Exactly What Every U.S. Household Needs? [View article]
    Most businesses have high fixed expenses in the form of debt and supply agreements. A high rate of deflation would lead many if not most into bankruptcy. What will happen to peoples purchasing power when they loose their job?

    What is needed is a cultural shift. A society that discourages public displays of debt, and the debt slavery that comes with it would likely be much healthier.
    Apr 30, 2012. 04:33 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Blue Chip Energy Dividend Stocks That Are Oversold And Undervalued [View article]
    You're missing the point. He wants to sell call options against the shares. That is what makes the trade work.
    Apr 6, 2012. 08:00 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New REIT Preferred Stock Prospectus Language Protects Preferred Stock Investors [View article]
    "we may, at our option, redeem the Series D Preferred Stock"

    Therein lies a big problem. It is still at the mercy of the board. In Walden's case the board only tried to protect common shareholders. A provision that would allow them to redeem at par value in the event that they sell 50% of the assets at the shareholder's election would be more effective.
    Apr 3, 2012. 03:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 6 Reasons I Picked Up This 5.5% Yielder [View article]
    I bought it at a little under $10. But enough bragging. The main reason to own this wasn't even mentioned. They raised money to buy good hotels from distressed companies right after the recession. The property values often dropped in the 40-50% range. CLDT bought these hotels then dropped 50+% itself (now just below 40%). You can get a better than recession level deal on recently renovated hotels by buying CLDT.
    Feb 23, 2012. 07:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Education, Economics, And The Profit Motive [View article]
    Yes, it is a game changer. Teachers can theoretically lecture millions of students at once. Meaning that the most geographically isolated student can learn from leading minds on any subject. But learning is usually better in smaller groups with personal attention from the teacher. It will be a lot more like the mutual fund industry, really. A few people can service a lot of clients. The problem is the more clients you have the harder it is to do a good job.
    Feb 23, 2012. 07:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Allegiant Travel Company: An Excellent Airline [View article]
    I see what you mean. Interesting strategy. If you are looking for other companies to do a case study on because the way they do business is strange and ingenious, I should point you to ckx lands.
    Feb 22, 2012. 06:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why, At 28, I'm Going With Dividends [View article]
    I'm 27 and have been income investing for 2 years. Why so slow to the plate? Just giving you a hard time. You know I spent about 5 years listening to conventional wisdom about what I should be invested in at my age. Thing is, I want to make a living at this, not have a huge hoard 40 years from now. Well I'd like a huge hoard too but one thing at a time.
    Jan 11, 2012. 04:45 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Will Become Of Sears Holdings After Latest Round Of Store Closings? [View article]
    You do know they already do that, right, you can order online and pick it up at the store.

    I think you diagnosed the problem correctly. They try to be everything. They desperately need to spin off Kenmore, craftsmen, & diehard so they can get a dedicated management team. And closing a few under-performing k-marts doesn't sound too bad to me.
    Dec 27, 2011. 05:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • After Record Farm Profits, It's Time To Buy Agriculture Stocks [View article]
    Ethanol isn't perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but the alternative is what exactly? An electric car that can't make it to the next town and back? Send even more money to Iran and Venezuela?
    Dec 25, 2011. 03:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Alternate Low-Income Consumer Portfolio [View article]
    How about EZCORP? Nothing like being poor to make you want to pawn your stuff. Nice return on equity and more cash than debt too.
    Dec 24, 2011. 09:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cash Or Credit? Why Cash Is King No More [View article]
    After reading your story I'd say that by the time the everyone else is doing it you're way too late to the party. Its priced in. Best to find another (not so played out) trend.
    Dec 19, 2011. 11:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment