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  • It's NOT Intel Inside Microsoft's New Windows 10 Lumia Phones [View article]
    Microsoft is not doing well with smart phones. Go read their last earnings report. People are not buying PCs either. And Microsoft is giving Windows 10 to users for free. I don't know why you think anyone cares about Microsoft phones. People buy iPhones or Android phones.
    Sep 30, 2015. 09:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Barron's-Ranked Financial Advisors: Where To Invest In The 4th Quarter Of 2015 [View article]
    I have been thinking that real estate may come down a little when rates go higher, except for new housing.
    Sep 30, 2015. 02:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • New Chevy Volt looks to break away from plug-in hybrid pack [View news story]
    Big tax incentives to buy Volt. Click on the link to the article.
    "In California, the car could be as little as $24,995 with incentives." Down from $33K+.
    The second-generation 2016 Volt has been rebuilt from the wheels up and will ship now to 11 states, including Calif.
    The 2017 Volt will ship early in 2016.
    Sep 30, 2015. 11:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The 10 Best Income Buys In The 10 Income Sectors [View article]
    Another cheap income stock is GM. Forward dividend yield is 4.9% with a payout ratio of 46%. Below the IPO price now. Hitting the 50 dma today. Wait for it to be down in the afternoon and buy in lots when it is down. Institutions have gone up to being invested in 71% of the stock (according to Yahoo finance) or 76% of the stock (according to Finviz). Get what's left. Maybe it will be down tomorrow.
    Sep 30, 2015. 10:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The 10 Best Income Buys In The 10 Income Sectors [View article]
    Kiplinger says buy IBM Div 3.6%, UTX Div 2.8% , and GPS Div 3.2%.
    You can get good companies now very cheap. If you have a longer term horizon than this quarter, build positions in cheap stocks.
    Sep 30, 2015. 09:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Millennial Is Hoping For A Market Collapse - And You Should, Too [View article]
    Hoping for a market collapse is unfair on so many scales and in particular unfair to people who have worked, saved, and invested all of their lives for retirement. And it's unfair to all the students hoping to go to college soon. Or people who have been saving up to buy a house. A market collapse when there is an economic recovery going on demonstrates that the stock market has lost its way and is more likely to signal algorithmic trading without human knowledge of what is going on. We are not having a recession. And if the stock market puts us in another recession, there will be hell to pay.
    Sep 29, 2015. 02:55 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM buying Workday services provider Meteorix [View news story]
    IBM made this acquisition to grow service revenue. When IBM makes an acquisition, they make money on it, unlike many others who end up taking a loss like Microsoft.
    Sep 29, 2015. 09:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Glencore Rallies Following Rout Yesterday [View article]
    Have you ever been to China or India, or even looked at pictures there? I can't see a reason that our stock market should depend on such third-world economies.
    Sep 29, 2015. 09:33 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Glencore Rallies Following Rout Yesterday [View article]
    Hedge funds have too much money. They pile in on a stock and by the time they tell people it's a great stock they are either selling or should be selling. When you hear something on tv about how great something is from some hedge fund manager, you need to get out. That's probably the top. And when you legitimately have a good idea early on, like Burger King or Dell, the banks will sell it down to where it is so cheap that someone else buys the entire company or "takes it private". They make a lot of money in M&A. Someone should really require the truth to be said on tv about corporate debt ratings, earnings, cash flow, dividends, etc instead of just growth. How well has the stock market functioned since hedge funds have taken over? Not very well in my opinion. This is the modern day and the structure of the stock market does not make any sense. Having futures and e-minis move people's retirement money is crazy if not bordering on fraud. I hope that flash-crash guy in the UK gets extradited and a long prison sentence. But there are thousands of them out there and they are worse for the global economy than Isis. And if the stock market is going to stay in the dark pools run by crooks then real people who actually work for a living are not going to pay their hard-earned money to 401ks with these high fees from the financial industry. The financial industry better figure out how they are going to make their money if people give up on the stock market to fairly value stocks on their business results. If you asked the average person what was the Return on Investment or the Return on Earnings, they would have no idea what you are talking about. All they know is someone on tv said it was a good stock or a bad stock because it has recently gone up or down. If people shopped in a store this way, all of the sales in retail advertised every week would never work and discounters would go out of business. Stocks that are down 25% or more should be evaluated for potential investments while the market is so far down. Getting more bearish now doesn't make any sense, unless you think that there is some other great investment out there other than the best companies in the world. We are really not tied to China or Europe as much as the futures traders think. They rely on our global companies for technology and for jobs more than any export number will ever show.
    Sep 29, 2015. 09:30 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Settlement Not The End For GM - Risks Remain To The Balance Sheet [View article]
    I made 45% in 3 months buying Textron when they had an article on that company.
    Sep 29, 2015. 08:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Settlement Not The End For GM - Risks Remain To The Balance Sheet [View article]
    Too many lawyers don't really want to work and just make frivolous lawsuits hoping for the big one.
    Sep 29, 2015. 08:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Settlement Not The End For GM - Risks Remain To The Balance Sheet [View article]
    A family in my neighborhood just bought an old Camaro for their teenager. He is picked it out and is so excited! Few people think about the recall when they shop.
    Sep 29, 2015. 08:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Dividend Stocks To Load Up On For The Rest Of 2015 [View article]
    Until we get some good PC numbers or numbers on MSFT 10, I don't think you should recommend Microsoft. IBM is a much cheaper stock and will probably win the cloud war with the largest customers and the concerns with security. It was recently reported that over 90% of the Microsoft installations in China are illegally copied. This doesn't bode well for your impression that the dividend payout ratio will go down. Microsoft does not have a good record of successful acquisitions. IBM's stock was punished for their divestments in spite of their excellent acquisitions. Microsoft reported their worst quarterly loss ever and you want to give them a pass. I will certainly not buy their stock. It is the top stock selling on strength today on WSJ.
    Sep 28, 2015. 12:09 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buying Dividend Growth Stocks Without Looking [View article]
    You assume that stocks that have recently outperformed can continue to outperform. How can you backtest that?
    Sep 28, 2015. 10:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Buying Dividend Growth Stocks Without Looking [View article]
    Some companies consistently beat earnings or at least meet expectations more often than not. Low volatility is one result. And besides dividend growth history, there are buybacks that have already been approved. Buying stock when the company is also buying may pay off later. Right now, that is where most investors should be.
    Sep 28, 2015. 10:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment