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  • At What Point Do You Step Into The Potential McDonald's Value Trap In Search Of Yield? [View article]
    Coffee got better but they occasionally relapse in some locations Also: with the "New Laws" service has deteriorated in a lot of the locations as the employees do not have a good opinion of customers. This is not wide spread but enough so that its contributes to the decline. Also: too many choices to get good service.
    Jan 28, 2015. 08:15 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: With Revenues Falling Sharply, Expect A Major Acquisition For Pfizer [View article]
    Should buy Acorn; AKRX Looks like right fit.
    Jan 27, 2015. 04:41 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Annaly Solidifies Credentials As An Attractive Investment Prospect [View article]
    I sold when the dead Pres took 37 million out of the company and have done the same with Disney and LNG.
    Jan 26, 2015. 02:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: A Final Pre-Stress Test Credit Risk Analysis [View article]
    If BAC fails, it will not be in the way your pc suggests the senario might play out. If one is trying to make .001 on trades your pc might be useful but to the average player here on SA (not moving millions around) its just "back ground noise". It might figure into the equation to buy or sell minutely, but over all I would bet there is not one transaction that can be contributed to this pc alone.
    Jan 24, 2015. 09:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Even The Woefully Underfunded Retiree Can Survive The Next Crash: Here's How [View article]
    Chuckles: You have it about right! When, at the first hint of the 10yr going to 3 or so there will be a rush for the exits. There goes 20% of your Bond portfolio. I'm in that 500K range and pay my tax rate on 85% of my SS, and the 15% on qualified Divs. All the income, from money I worked to obtain, now gets taxed at a higher rate because of Bracket creep. I do have considerable # shares in Muni CEFs but am afraid of AMT tax now.
    Jan 17, 2015. 04:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BofA earnings call: There's good volatility and bad volatility [View news story]
    PRO: keep in mind the Gov requires they keep an enormous sum on hand at all times (Capitalization) so its harder to loan money with all the fines and fees they've had to pay.
    CON: Management (insiders)has sold 190 million shares in the last 6 months whlile BUYing back BAC shares with our "profits"
    Jan 16, 2015. 08:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BofA off 2% after Q4 results [View news story]
    Funfun: You are right. Not much + on the price. However, the political "extortions" delivered on behalf of your President, through his many agency heads, hurt BAC in many ways, both in earnings, and paying attention to business, instead they were worrying about another few billion in fines. Things such as 10 %required capitalization <> evaporating into fines and fees and having to keep raising that capital to meet regs,instead of putting it to work, and legal expenses and reputations. Are you related to E.Warren??
    Jan 15, 2015. 02:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Mortgage bonds brace for refinance boom [View news story]
    banks,healthcare,energy to name but a few,
    Jan 14, 2015. 08:27 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oil Price Impact On General Electric - Part I [View article]
    The problem is, "Friends, and friends of friends" & "Money and friends of Money" We are, most of us, on the bottom of the food chain here and outside of the top 1%. Decisions there are not made for us.
    Jan 14, 2015. 08:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Medley Capital: Another Gift From Year-End Tax Loss Selling [View article]
    Is the ink dry on their incorporation papers yet == 3/4 months old???
    Jan 12, 2015. 10:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Stimulus Monkeys Are Screeching And The Central Banks Are Pushing On A String [View article]
    Cubeless: I completely agree with you. Cannot live without a return on my money so have to stay "somewhere"! Perhaps Mr Stockman, whom I actually agree with and admire, would give us some sort of time line for this roll over of the whole world's economy, or, when everything will inflate at such a rate that my tiny gold and silver hoard can be traded for fiat by the bushel ( no real help) or government backed 30 yr bonds paying 15% -- no real help either. But, I did buy 14% 9 yr zero C tigers from ML back in the day. Frankly, I cannot put the responsibility, on Mr Stocksman's shoulder's of telling me when to bail out, but perhaps a reasoned estimate of how long we have might scare me out of bonds and utilities soon enough to preserve 60% of my kitty
    Jan 10, 2015. 08:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cheniere Energy (LNG) Has Huge Downside As Oil Prices Tumble [View article]
    Managment took huge chunks of cash out as Bonuses. Bad sign for me. I sold 1000 before Oil collapsed at 68
    Jan 10, 2015. 07:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Generating $100 A Month From AT&T [View article]
    Nice explanation of reason for goals.
    Jan 8, 2015. 12:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BDC Reporter muses on meaning of Prospect's large deal [View news story]
    Set stops about 20% down. You'll mostly avoid the sweeps and keep those Divies coming
    Jan 2, 2015. 12:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America Corp.: An Unethical Past But A Fundamental Recovery [View article]
    I hate buy backs. Just retire all the Preferred, and hire another teller. I went into a BAC yesterday and waited in a line with 10 others and ONE teller.
    Dec 31, 2014. 09:36 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment