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  • Buy Caterpillar On 25% Pullback [View article]
    You can't have all your investments in a retirement account. There is an annual limit on contributions.
    Apr 23 01:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Caterpillar On 25% Pullback [View article]
    "Caterpillar Inc. will buy back about $1 billion of stock during the second quarter, resuming a program it suspended at the end of 2008, as a stronger balance sheet and lower stock price make repurchases attractive, Chief Financial Officer Bradley Halverson said during an earnings conference call Monday morning."
    Just what I was hoping for. I don't pay federal or state taxes on buybacks, unlike dividends, and I think it attracts long-term investors. IBM is another stock I own that has been very good about buybacks. I completely disagree with Jim Cramer on this. I would rather own a stock that is doing buybacks if I become a larger shareholder over time without paying taxes. Here is an article where someone on YCharts agrees with me on IBM and you can see the 6% net payout yield which is much higher than the small dividend. If Caterpillar can do this, I will buy more stock and hold it indefinitely, as I do with IBM.
    When Caterpillar was buying back shares from 2003 to 2008, the stock went from around $22 to $80.
    Apr 22 10:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    I just said the news was interesting, not that it was a reason to buy the stock.
    "Based on a study by the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association and Greenpeace International, technically, it would only take two percent of the solar energy from the Sahara Desert to supply the world's electricity needs*. Unfortunately, current solar technologies on the market today are too expensive and slow to produce, require rare Earth minerals and lack the efficiency to make such massive installations practical." There is already a prototype being tested by IBM in Zurich. Go read the link.
    Apr 22 06:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    If you are accumulating IBM stock, it's at a good price to add.
    Interesting news today
    Apr 22 09:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SeaWorld Entertainment IPO: Risks To Consider Before Diving In [View article]
    Right now Google Finance shows SEAS at a PE of 33.33. Pretty expensive in my opinion. DIS is a much cheaper stock with many other businesses to offer safety for your investment.
    Apr 19 05:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Buy IBM on the dip if you are a long-term investor.
    Apr 19 09:15 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Adapt Or Die: 7 Disruptive Companies You Should Own [View article]
    Motley Fool put out a negative article on reasons that Coinstar may not succeed and the bears might be right. But they better be covering their shorts today as 47% of the shares have been sold short. Some hedgefunds have been buying the stock and I don't think they will throw it away at this cheap price. If you own it, hold it. If you don't own it, pile in immediately after earnings if they meet expectations.
    Apr 18 06:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • GE Shares Slipping Ahead Of Q1 Earnings On Valuation Concerns [View article]
    4Q2012 looks like a gain to me on that day.
    Apr 18 06:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Contenders: 21 Increases Expected By The End Of June [View article]
    Total return to me is important. IBM buys back shares reducing the share count so I don't have to pay taxes, unlike what doubling the dividend would do. If they double the dividend, I pay twice the tax, even when I re-invest my dividends. And I pay individual income tax on dividends here in my state as well as federal tax on dividends. If you have kids in college, those dividends count as income, increasing your contribution towards college on the FAFSA.
    Apr 18 09:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Outlook - Stocks Continue To Wow, But Earnings And Seasonality Loom [View article]
    You forgot the most important stock in the DJIA. IBM will beat earnings expectations, grow earnings 10% over the same quarter last year, increase their stock buyback program, and most likely raise their dividend. It's at a reasonable valuation to buy now as it is lower than the S&P 500.
    Apr 15 05:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Of The Strangest MLPs [View article]
    I haven't heard anything about it, but I'm wondering if it is considered to be a loophole. I doubt it though because they have been around for a long time. If there was a change, it might be one that addresses their purpose.
    Apr 14 09:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Of The Strangest MLPs [View article]
    yes I was addressing you. Thanks.
    Apr 14 09:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM Trading Just Shy Of Its All-Time Peak Ahead Of 1Q Earnings [View article]
    Accenture did not have a good earnings report. Accenture and IBM are not the same, so you should not buy Accenture instead. You should average into IBM every month or buy it on dips.
    Apr 14 09:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Of The Strangest MLPs [View article]
    So do you think tax reform might affect MLPs?
    Apr 12 11:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dude, You're Not Getting DELL...Or AUTO [View article]
    Go read about it. Recently someone I know changed jobs to sell it. Protects banks thru virtualization. Big opportunity at many other types of businesses looking to reduce risk. You can't depend on insurance or governments any more. You have to protect your own business.
    Apr 12 09:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment