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  • How To Get $10,000 Each Year From A $250,000 Nest Egg [View article]
    I think you will do better to focus on earnings yield and earnings growth rather than dividend yield. You can always sell calls or a few shares for income. You can get more than 4% on TN municipal bonds which are tax free in TN.
    Mar 31 11:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Seeking Alpha Is Doing To Prevent Paid Stock Promotion [View article]
    I believe even now there are different levels of contributors. People like yourself with good profiles should be verified and then we will be confident to read their opinions.
    I agree with you that anonymous people can not be depending on for transparency, and if they post an article and it is on SeekingAlpha, then it should not be published as news on yahoo or google or finviz or anywhere else. I wish it would not even appear beside my portfolio. There should be a disclaimer at the bottom saying that anonymous contributors may be long or short, touting their trades, working for hedgefunds, promoting a website or advisory firm, or paid for promoting someone else's stock positions.
    People who comment on articles like myself can remain anonymous if we choose for privacy reasons.
    Mar 29 04:26 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Seeking Alpha Is Doing To Prevent Paid Stock Promotion [View article]
    I also agree. I have been told by Seeking Alpha in an email that authors have to reveal short positions but I do not think they do so. Why else would someone spend their time bashing a company in an article? And many of these articles have their titles posted all over the internet as though they were news articles! I would think this would not hold up if shareholders claimed liability and took someone to court for inaccurate reporting in the news for profit.
    People know that if you write a positive article about a stock, it is likely that you are long. But if you write a negative article, readers should see a disclaimer saying "This author may be short or may own PUTs on this stock, or paid by a hedge fund who owns those positions."
    Mar 29 04:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Avoid Stocks With Large Buyback Programs - They May Bite Back [View article]
    Consider that when the buyback ends, the company may be in trouble. Delta Airlines stopped buying back shares in 2000, stopped the dividend around 2003, and went bankrupt in 2005. I see both buybacks and dividends a sign of strength in cash flow and a willingness to return some of this cash to the investor. Of course there are always other factors before making an investment decision. But IBM is my number 1 investment and will remain so.
    Mar 29 02:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Young Incomers Portfolio: Q1 2014 Update [View article]
    So do you take in account that young people have a lifetime to pay federal and state taxes on dividends? And are they going to be disciplined to re-invest the dividends?
    I invested in AT&T beginning in the mid-1990s, and look where that got me. No stock that pays a dividend is safe or a good investment just because it pays a dividend. A young person should select stocks very carefully, diversify with mostly growth in every sector and take your profits when the growth may end, or put your money in a growth ETF or mutual fund managed by a highly rated investment firm.
    Mar 29 02:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Avoid Stocks With Large Buyback Programs - They May Bite Back [View article]
    People use inaccurate and misleading commentary to make their trades work. Do you own research on buybacks and you will see that companies who do buybacks beat the indexes over the long term.
    Mar 29 02:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Young Incomers Portfolio: Q1 2014 Update [View article]
    No one should invest all their savings strictly for income unless they have already made their retirement goals and are close to retirement. That makes no sense. Many companies that do not pay large dividends are going to grow with the plans they have made. But you are right that we can just disagree.
    Mar 29 01:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Loves IBM Again [View article]
    $IBM IBM Security Systems revenues are about twice that of RSA Security's, the security arm of EMC, over the past 2.5 yrs.

    http://bit.ly/1hi4MlH
    Mar 28 11:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Avoid Stocks With Large Buyback Programs - They May Bite Back [View article]
    Buffett is IBM's biggest shareholder and is a stock you say avoid. I think I will stop reading your articles as you have lost credibility with me. It's a stock picker's market now and IBM is the best value in the S&P 500.
    Mar 28 10:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Loves IBM Again [View article]
    Of course they are short, and if shareholders don't sell their shares, it doesn't matter if Dan Niles is short or anyone else. CNBC should be required to tell the individual shareholders watching tv this fact. Otherwise CNBC is going to lose credibility as most of the time they allow their viewership to be mislead by people who are just trying to make fast money for themselves.
    Mar 28 10:32 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Loves IBM Again [View article]
    IBM still has their investment in Lenovo and likely will still sell Lenovo products when necessary as Lenovo is a business partner. IBM has many business partners for small customers whom they cannot spend the time and money marketing and installing inexpensive equipment. IBM has had major SDN announcements and use their new technology first in their own installations and these new innovations do save money on a large scale such as their new very large cloud sites which are increasing globally. Large clients want hybrid clouds, something that only IBM has significant expertise to provide to them.
    Mar 28 10:28 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Detailed Case To Short The S&P 500: This Time Isn't Different [View article]
    Just keep in mind that when you buy short ETFs on the S&P which is what most bears do, it has no effect on the stocks in the index. You cannot force the stocks to go down by buying short ETFs. It's the futures and currency market that forces the market to open down, and so far traders come in and buy the market or buy their stocks. At least this is my opinion anyway. And the reason the US market is the best market in the world is that most people who work or who have had a career in the past are investing in stocks in their 401ks and IRAs, and money is coming in all the time.
    Mar 28 10:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Salesforce.com Tanked Post Earnings: Now What? [View article]
    I am not buying the stock. I do not own it.
    Mar 28 10:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Macy's: 16 Different Insiders Have Sold Shares During The Last 30 Days [View article]
    You are mislead. Insider selling is neutral for those stocks as well as the sector. I would not spend much time picking stocks to buy or sell based on this anyway. The only thing to avoid is buying a stock at the same time as the President, CEO, or CFO is selling out.

    http://bit.ly/1lrlMcx
    Mar 28 10:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Avoid Stocks With Large Buyback Programs - They May Bite Back [View article]
    I love buybacks when the shares are reduced by the buyback of the stocks that I own. I don't pay any taxes, federal or state, or brokerage fees on my increased investment. I don't have to decide what to do with my dividends and when to re-invest them. I don't have to look at the ex-dividend date or wonder if I'm going to get more dividends next year or less, or some big special dividend to pay taxes on and affect my college kids' fafsa. If you don't like buybacks, you must not follow Buffett.
    Mar 28 09:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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