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  • Good News Trumps Bad News  [View article]
    I take umbrage to the writer's comment:"the rule of law has been weakened by the emergence of the Imperial Presidency".
    Why have we now lost respect for the office of the President of the US? President Obama has no other options to pass needed legislation with his powers.
    Take todays interview with the new speaker of the house Paul Ryan before he has got his feet wet!
    He said today that he will not discuss anything relating to immigration. This is obstruction politics at its worst.
    At least John Kasich said the other day we need to rationalize the immigration problem with solutions and not turn our backs on the issue. Go John------ the only sane Republican candidate.
    Nov 2, 2015. 04:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Could Blue-Chip Kellogg Co. Be On The Brink Of Disaster?  [View article]
    Hello Matty

    I think you have left off a very important element about K going forward!

    That is acquiring different food companies{not cereal} such as Diamond Company!!

    Heck stalwart companies such a T and VZ have had to change directions even this past year.
    Oct 23, 2015. 11:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Tribble With Telcos - Short Verizon  [View article]
    Hey Hywelda
    I disagree that VZ CEO is "arrogant".
    They have attempted to change who they are and within two years you will see their new visions.
    Also, Straton is right the Bell Labs was a giant in creating many communications improvements. However, T & VZ are now using the acquisition route to improve their goals{stop being hard wire commodities}.
    Aug 21, 2015. 03:17 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Potash And Verizon Are Not Dividend Machines  [View article]
    I'm a forty year veteran of working in Finance. When we were done with all the multitude of financial indices the most important was Cash Flow and how we managed it. The Vodafone purchase was a LT decision that should prove out to be well worth it in the long run!!
    Apr 7, 2015. 09:57 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: A Bird In Hand Is Worth 2 In The Bush  [View article]
    I too have wondered why they haven't announced a dividend payout this Qtr. I you look @ Verizon they have declared their Qtr. dividend.
    If T has the Free Cash then what's the reason for delaying the dividend declaration??
    Mar 26, 2015. 10:14 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Exit Municipal Bonds  [View article]
    If my coupon rate for Muni bonds is 5% and they do not have call dates for another 6-7 years why would I need to sell off?

    It appears to me I should stand pat for these issues!!
    Nov 13, 2014. 09:42 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obama backs tough net neutrality rules  [View news story]
    I think that Amtrak is a pretty good operated rail system.
    It's better operated than our MBTA in MA.
    Nov 13, 2014. 07:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What's The Outlook For Muni Bonds?  [View article]
    Hello John Mo

    I totally agree with you about the Assumption of highest Fed Tax Brackets.

    I believe there are many of us out there that used to put on small investments into CD & Money Market and have found Muni's as a best least risk option!!!! Both of these markets are a joke!!

    Matter of fact I think that it is a joke when bonds with relatively good interest rates are only offered at premiums of 1.10 - 1.25. I have recommended to my state senators to push for Massachusetts Muni be available to residents of Mass first and then become available to these greedy BROKERS. They gobble/hoard up these bonds when they are first issued and like the baseball scalpers demand a major profit to them.
    Jun 21, 2014. 02:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Study names 26 firms that paid no income tax for five years  [View news story]
    Not true about No Corporate Taxes would create more jobs.

    What would result is more freaking money to the greedy stockholders. I think that the taxes on dividend to those who make >$100,000 should be double and that money should go to a Fund to help retrain the unemployed!!
    Feb 26, 2014. 03:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is ConocoPhillips Worth Holding?  [View article]
    I too have stayed with COP and will continue to do so. I worked for them in the late 60's and they were and still are forward looking business entity.
    My view is steady and ready beats speedy and greedy anytime. Go COP!!
    Jul 18, 2013. 08:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Could The Oil Discovery In South Australia Be A Game Changer?  [View article]
    Hey Pequerhead maybe we should call you Peckerhead!! China doesn't need the press nor do they intend on invading beyond their boundary!
    Mar 3, 2013. 09:29 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Kellogg (K) enters a joint venture with Singapore-based Wilmar to help the company expand in China. The partnership will help beef up Kellogg's infrastructure in the region as it looks to market its cereal and snack products. The bigger issue: Execs see China becoming the biggest food and beverage market within five years and would like brands such as Eggo waffles and Pringles to be part of the equation.  [View news story]
    Hey Bob

    It's pretty obvious...The freaking stuff taste good. It sure beats rice!!!
    Sep 24, 2012. 08:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Natural Gas Vehicles Won't Decrease Oil Dependence, Part IV  [View article]
    Eamon....My opinion is that your use of Cost is a divergent away from the intent of Natural Gas as a Stop Gap.

    We need to stop sending on USD to these Arab Countries. We need to hold onto our own dollars as we lessen the value of the dollar when we export USD.

    Also, just think of the jobs we create by having to convert US Truck Fleets Automobiles and then Homes. Heck this puts good ole Johnny Brown to work.

    Oh yea.....government has to create incentives to help move this along. Have you ever heard of Federal Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System ???
    Feb 15, 2010. 09:44 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unwinding AIG’s Derivatives Exposure: Loomis and Buffett  [View article]
    Hey Helplessobserver

    Can you please write this is everyday laymen's terms. I'm a 40 year financial person but don't have a clue as to what you have said. Please simplfy.

    On Apr 06 11:27 AM helplessobserver wrote:

    > In the coming financial "emergency" all swap derivatives contract
    > settlements will be handled like the Tulip Bubble option. All contracts
    > will simply revert to their initial conditions where premiums will
    > be returned to buyers and collateral will be returned to the sellers
    > and all contracts are cancelled. A super Force Majur will be declared.
    Apr 6, 2009. 02:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment