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  • The Walt Disney Company Analysis Ahead Of Q1 Earnings  [View article]
    A loss on earnings? Disney will never lose money.
    Feb 9, 2016. 09:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Subprime Loans Going To Sink General Motors?  [View article]
    The last thing a consumer will do is give up their car. They will live in their car but they will do whatever they can to keep it. I think the stock market selloff is way over-done so GM and Ford's dividends are just way too good to pass up.
    Feb 9, 2016. 09:51 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM: Not Risk-Free, But 5% Current Income And Self-Driving Cars Make Up For It  [View article]
    GM is in a race each year against Toyota as to who sells the most cars. Take a look at the Japanese market and you know you don't want to be there. So buy GM's very cheap stock and re-invest the dividend. I really think GM is going to win the race this year.
    Feb 9, 2016. 09:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Global volume up 3% at Coca-Cola  [View news story]
    Coca-Cola is a perfectly safe investment with a 3% dividend. They are in all kinds of beverage businesses including water and orange juice. And many cities now do not have safe drinking water all over the world. So it isn't a company that just sells Coke.
    Feb 9, 2016. 09:40 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividends & Income Digest: Can Dividends Be A Terrifying Proposition?  [View article]
    I agree with most of what you said but not so sure about FB. There are so many social sites and I would like to know why you think FB has such a deep moat. I avoid social sites as I see them as a waste of time, especially when you can just search on the internet for your question or interest and find people that are knowledgeable or read the news. Who has FB got locked in? If a site requires me to sign into FB, I click the red x.
    Feb 8, 2016. 10:27 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Dell And Market Pessimism For EMC Is Too Much  [View article]
    In my opinion, the VMW tracking shares are worth at least $6 so that puts EMC worth $30 now.
    Feb 8, 2016. 10:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividends & Income Digest: Can Dividends Be A Terrifying Proposition?  [View article]
    I talked with a senior Friday, and she said she bought more Apple. I asked her why and she said she had received a big dividend from Apple and she had made a lot of money in Apple, so the dividend did matter to her. I am not selling my Apple shares for any reason because the stock is just too cheap. I do think they should raise the dividend.
    I do tend to hold on to my dividend stocks like IBM, GIS, PFE, etc. longer than those that don't pay a dividend. IBM is being added to the dividend achievers index so I plan to research that index to see what stocks I want to own and buy them for my IRAs on this dip.
    The only stock that I have held long-term that doesn't pay any dividend is CBS. After the 2nd best Superbowl in history, I am surprised that stock is down today. CBS is a great company and I really like Moonves and his plans.
    Feb 8, 2016. 10:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • GM: Disaster?  [View article]
    UBS : "GM is ... positioned to gain from the Malibu launched late-2015," he wrote. "We expect competition in the mid-size car segment to be light due to few launches, setting up the Malibu to gain segment share this year."

    For what it's worth, this is why "launch cadence," as it's known in the auto industry, is important. The market likes new cars, so if you have new vehicles coming out in segments when other automakers don't, you can gain ground.
    Feb 4, 2016. 06:30 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM: Disaster?  [View article]
    A good reason to not follow activist investors into their stocks. They may start selling out before you know it. Anyway, I'm not in the stock because of a hedge fund.
    Feb 4, 2016. 06:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • GM: Disaster?  [View article]
    Put sellers see floor in General Motors
    Feb 4, 2016. 05:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pharma Vs. Consumer Staples: Gross Profits And R&D Costs  [View instapost]
    S&P sees for PFE 2016 sales rising 8% to $52.0 billion. FDA approved breast cancer drug last Feb.
    Feb 4, 2016. 01:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are There Any Small Biotechnology Companies With An Answer To The Zika Virus Question?  [View article]
    Pfizer Inc (PFE.N), Johnson and Johnson (JNJ.N) and Merck & Co Inc (MRK.N) said they were evaluating their technologies or existing vaccines for their potential to combat Zika.

    Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd (4502.T) said it had created a team to investigate how it might help make a vaccine, a day after Sanofi SA (SASY.PA) said it would launch a Zika vaccine program.
    Feb 4, 2016. 11:04 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are There Any Small Biotechnology Companies With An Answer To The Zika Virus Question?  [View article]
    Bug spray is going to be a big necessity this summer.
    Currently there are over 160 products registered in California that contain DEET as an active ingredient. Approximately 90 of these products are registered by just three companies, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. (Off!), Spectrum Group, A Division of United Industries Corp. (Cutter) and Wisconsin Pharmacal Co. Inc. (Repel).
    Feb 4, 2016. 10:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Credit Suisse plunges to generational lows after massive loss  [View news story]
    US banks are in a good position with better balance sheets.
    Feb 4, 2016. 10:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment