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  • Retaliation? North Korea Internet goes dark [View news story]
    TOT, I'm with you on this......i don't especially care if it was the NK's that hacked sony.....taking Jong Un-believable out of the "adult" loop ought to be done. We've enough problems in the world without having to accomodate a criminally insane idiot at the table of adults.
    Hope this comment is not too strong, I prefer to live and let live. Here at Seeking A, I pretty religously stick to investments, but this dictator is beyond the pale, and a very serious risk to every sane investor to boot.
    PS Love your profile ;)
    Dec 23, 2014. 01:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retaliation? North Korea Internet goes dark [View news story]
    Mr LT,Hmmm......maybe there are no adults anywhere.....however IMHO something will have to be done about N Korea eventually and the sooner the better as this dictators desire for power is pathological. I for one would not mind seeing NK cut off from the internet entirely. The NK fat boy is an imminent hazard to world economy. Virtually a complete drag on progress of world cultural/economic evolution. Internet in NK only benefits the psycho fat boy and his sycophants. White house, China, Anonymous, I don't care who does it, it is a prudent move in my view, until the regime crumbles. Only then will the people of NK have any chance for a better life.
    Dec 23, 2014. 01:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks rally as Fed calls for "patience" [View news story]
    The words "considerable time" and "patience" appear to be responsible for a one day rise of 2% in the S&P, 4% in energy sector and 3% in my portfolio...........
    Can it be true that the foundations of our stock markets are built on, dare I say, hot air? ;-)
    Dec 18, 2014. 04:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Has Oil Dropped So Quickly? What Are We Doing About It? [View article]
    Thanks For your article and feedback. I'm studying your suggestion and appreciate your work.
    Dec 16, 2014. 10:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Has Oil Dropped So Quickly? What Are We Doing About It? [View article]
    Joseph, may I ask, what was your premium on the Jan17 $80 Call on XLE?
    Dec 16, 2014. 04:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Wrong With BreitBurn Energy? [View article]
    except that $75,000 probably represents perhaps Butlers annual home utility bills
    Dec 16, 2014. 02:48 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 48 MLPs For Income: Are The 10% To 20% Yields For Real, Or Too Good To Be True? Part 4 [View article]
    Taxpackagesupport.com can give you good estimates for your individual MLP holdings.....I too was a "till I die" guy... Turns out if my mlps went to corps today, I'd have to spend about 4% of my portfolio value on recapture taxes as I bought all my mlps in spring 2009
    But I think the longer you hold (on average) the more favorable your recapture ratio becomes. Maybe a cap here can comment on this
    Dec 5, 2014. 09:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan: What Worries Me The Most [View article]
    Mike, my senior moment, check, the the loophole guy in charge of house budget committee next year
    Dec 3, 2014. 11:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan: What Worries Me The Most [View article]
    Ok ,... now, the next thing to think about is a possible change of tax code for mlps, ala Ron Paul and the republican legislature trying to simplify taxes.
    Dec 3, 2014. 10:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan: Is The Merger Actually Bad News For KMP Unitholders? [View article]
    rlp, yes I suppose,.. for me it will be at least 2015 before I make that decision, as have other sizeable cap gains/income to pay on this year
    Nov 24, 2014. 11:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan: Is The Merger Actually Bad News For KMP Unitholders? [View article]
    thanks rlp, yes I see that now, unfortunate that I did not fully research the recapture rules when I bought into the partnership. Hmmmm......
    Rob
    Nov 24, 2014. 10:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan: Is The Merger Actually Bad News For KMP Unitholders? [View article]
    Hi David,
    I'm a KMR holder in a Roth, so no complaints re KMI here.
    However I hold 10% (even after selling half the position) of my taxable portfolio in OKS which I bought in a single position in March 2009. If OKE absorbed OKS in the same manner as KMI/KMP, my depreciation/recapture taxes will be Very large, When I purchased OKS my theory was that the trend was for MLPs to buy out GPs eg. EPD, MMP. And was planning to hold "till death do us part" :)
    Now planning to slowly sell down my OKS position to 2% to avoid an unpleasant surprise.
    When you write your future article maybe you can include your thoughts about the trends for MLP/GP mergers? If it's of interest to you ! :)
    Nov 22, 2014. 11:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Problem With 'Just Exchanging Your Shares' [View article]
    Ummm.....I sold most of my primarily growth portfolio [~70%] in August-Sept 08.
    This because I live in California and had been watching the housing market ascend into a fairy tale (folks buying houses for 9-12X household income with no down) then begin to crumble.
    Yes, it was unreasonable, especially if listening to the mainline talking heads.
    As a result, I was doubtful of my judgement, until November of that year.
    I re-entered the market in 2009-10 with a DGI approach combined with holding 15-20 % cash. Luck? Yes, but also lucky to act on facts I could see.
    Maybe that situation really was a once in a lifetime event....or maybe not ;)
    Nov 13, 2014. 11:20 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill Ltd: My Long Position Hurts, But Damn Me If I Sell This Nugget [View article]
    JB, How about a swap for sdlp , I wonder if that would pass irs muster?
    Nov 12, 2014. 02:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: The Politics That Could Affect Our Retirement Portfolios And Income [View article]
    HaMayhawk, your strategy is the Conservative strategy, no? :) ha!
    Nov 10, 2014. 11:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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