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  • U.S. crude oil plunges another 2.5%, lowest since March 2009 [View news story]
    Gas prices at certain gas stations in Northeast Ohio went up about $0.50/gallon yesterday, or about 21%, as oil prices continue to tank... Certainly doesn't seem to make any sense. Rather frustrating... Anyone else seeing a spike in gasoline prices in their localities?
    Aug 13, 2015. 03:37 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy -17%, LinnCo -22% after suspending distributions [View news story]
    "I have not "lost" anything because I have not sold any of my shares." One of the biggest erroneous conceptions for an investor to think...
    Jul 30, 2015. 02:45 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FB, LNKD, PCLN up strongly after Google's earnings; Facebook tops $95 [View news story]
    The beauty of relative strength investing; take advantage of the big upswings and be out before the big downswings :)
    Jul 17, 2015. 11:59 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coal companies jump as Supreme Court strikes down EPA mercury rules [View news story]
    Amen benitus. May the LORD bless you and your family as well. It's wonderful to hear that He is active in your life. "A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." Proverbs 15:1. I can tell that's what you were doing. The Word is the way, the truth and the life. Look up Galatians 5:13-26. Wonderful words to live by from the apostle Paul.
    Jun 30, 2015. 09:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Coal companies jump as Supreme Court strikes down EPA mercury rules [View news story]
    @benitus: I wasn't exactly sure how it was meant. It appeared rather abrasive. I am chill. Not sure what led you to conclude I'm not. Thank you for clarifying though and good luck investing. I noticed on your profile you wrote "with God as my greatest influence". Wise man.
    Jun 30, 2015. 09:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Coal companies jump as Supreme Court strikes down EPA mercury rules [View news story]
    @Calculus: your comment reeks of extremism. I get it; you're probably heavily invested in coal and all you care about is money. So a few billion dollars of extra expenses will rid the world of heat? Pretty precarious energy industry we apparently have. Interesting... If compliance costs could be reduced, that'd be great. I'm not against coal, but it'd be nice to clean it up a bit.
    Jun 29, 2015. 07:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Major stock futures, euro tumble in reaction to Greece news [View news story]
    @AEFS: If you really think one bank was the sole reason for the 2008/2009 financial crisis, I suggest you do some more research. Banks, insurers and hedge funds have had 4 years to offload Greek debt without sustaining losses. Contagion is expected to be much less severe as a result if Greece defaults and exits the Eurozone.
    Jun 29, 2015. 04:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coal companies jump as Supreme Court strikes down EPA mercury rules [View news story]
    Let's increase emissions of mercury and other toxic air pollutants so that the coal companies can save some money at the expense of the health of the populace. Sounds like a great idea...
    Jun 29, 2015. 04:47 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Major stock futures, euro tumble in reaction to Greece news [View news story]
    Greek banks are now going to be shut for six days. Capital controls installed. Let the games begin!
    Jun 28, 2015. 09:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Punishment continues for income favorites [View news story]
    Tony: I totally agree with you. I follow relative strength and Utilities, REITs and Energy are unfavorable and Healthcare, Biotech, Internet and Consumer Staples are favorable. Trend is your friend. FBT (Biotech) is up 23.5% this year, FXH (Healthcare) is up 16% this year, FDN (Internet) is up 12% this year, and FXG (Consumer Staples) is up 7.2% this year. Utilities, REITs and Energy are all down. FXU (Utilities) down 9% this year, FRI (REITs) down 5.75% this year and FXN (Energy) is down 1.6% this year. YTD movements aren't even the half of it. Healthcare and Biotech's 1, 3, and 5 year average annual returns are as follows: Biotech 1 yr = 54.3%, 3 yr = 43.0%, 5 yr = 31.0%. Healthcare 1 yr = 30.7%, 3 yr = 33.1%, 5 yr = 25.6%. Both of these are well above the S&P or any other sector performance over those time periods. Same pattern for Internet and Consumer Staples.
    Jun 26, 2015. 09:47 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Punishment continues for income favorites [View news story]
    Tack: I think energy's issues are more geared around supply issues and less around demand issues. The economy seems to be doing okay, but not great. In this situation high div stocks are being punished for the fear of rising rates (albeit the presumption of very slowly rising rates) while energy stocks are dealing with decent demand but also supply and price/profitability issues which are pushing down stock prices. Thoughts?
    Jun 25, 2015. 05:11 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bill requiring California pension funds to sell coal assets moves forward [View news story]
    I'm sorry to hear that. We all have some winners and some losers. Go get the next winner.
    Jun 24, 2015. 03:53 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips, Total leading the way in energy "self-help," analyst says [View news story]
    Good point, Orffy. I didn't take that into account. The 1 share of PSX per every 2 shares of COP at the time of spin-off would make the performance more on par with the broader market (assuming the investor was invested in COP prior to May 2012 and didn't sell its PSX shares and reinvest in COP). Therefore, it's not an apples-to-apples comparison since we're talking about two different stocks and assuming the investor was invested in COP prior to May 2012.
    Jun 24, 2015. 03:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bill requiring California pension funds to sell coal assets moves forward [View news story]
    Let's face it; coal is a dying industry. Peabody employs approximately 8,300 people, Arch Coal approximately 5,000, and Alpha Natural approximately 8,700 (per Yahoo Finance). Some of those people could get a job at other energy companies. The numbers here are small. Any job lost is unfortunate, but that's the way of life. Adaptation here is key. Look at the banking industry for instance with hundreds of thousands of job losses over the last 6 years. I agree though that investment restrictions are ridiculous.
    Jun 24, 2015. 03:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips, Total leading the way in energy "self-help," analyst says [View news story]
    Both have great dividends but both have materially under-performed the broader market and many other industry sectors over the last 1, 5, and 10 years.
    Jun 24, 2015. 02:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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