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  • E-Commerce Valuation: Offering Guidance For Buyers And Sellers [View article]
    I bought shares of Shutterfly based on all the ladies at my office who love the wedding photo albums that they make on that website. The P/E is like 1,000x but, YOLO. Haha. It's not a long term hold though, I'm just hoping I make about a 10% profit.
    Mar 13 10:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Futures point to small opening gains [View news story]
    I own VOO and VOOG, yay me! :)
    Mar 13 09:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rich And Retired? Don't Buy Dividend Stocks [View article]
    with $15m, if he got a 4% dividend from a stock he could be living off the $600K dividend income each year. Who cares what the share price would be when he's raking in that much in dividends?
    Mar 13 09:48 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rich And Retired? Don't Buy Dividend Stocks [View article]
    Your friend can just sit on his cash and withdraw $200,000 a year for the next 75 years. Better yet, he can give me $1,000,000 and I'll be his best friend! LOL.
    Mar 12 02:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Warren Buffett's Portfolios Don't Reward Investors For The Added Risks [View article]
    From what I've come to understand, Warren Buffett is a business owner, not a fund manager, and Berkshire Hathaway isn't a mutual fund. He owns or invests in businesses that generate a steady stream of income from their operations, not on their share price fluctuations. Whatever his family or personal history is, is his business, if after his career running Berkshire Hathaway, he now has time to focus on his interests (such as leaving a legacy once he's dead), I have no problem with him tackling social / political causes that are important to him (with his $58 billion net worth, he can leave a huge legacy). More power to him. If I wanted to invest in a fund, I'd pick VOO (which I do own), but there's a different dynamic to owning BRK shares -- you get a discount on Geico insurance! :)
    Mar 6 10:36 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's: You Want Fries With That Dividend? [View article]
    It's a Big lie that prices will go up with a minimum wage increase. Companies like McD knows that media and public opinion are against them on this.
    Mar 3 04:50 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's: You Want Fries With That Dividend? [View article]
    McD needs to add beer and a wine list, more gourmet salads, cheese and fruit plates, as well as a loyalty program, plus a wider variety of premium sandwiches, platters, espresso drinks . . . this will all equal more profit! (I'm just kidding). What McD really needs to do is trim their menu in half, focus on quality and presentation of their food, hiring competent employees instead of the dirty looking teenagers working at most of their locations. It would also help if their locations didn't second as a flophouse / old-folks home.
    Mar 3 02:29 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Don Thompson The Right Man At McDonald's? [View article]
    I would never invest in McD, although I go there now and then for a quick breakfast or lunch. Last time I went, there were about 4 customers in line, and there were 5 teenaged employees goofing off and talking with their backs to the customers. I was next to order and had to ask, "Are any of you actually working? There are customers waiting" . . . the manager was in sight and did not care what was going on. Bad business, bad quality and overpriced. McD is not heading up anytime in the near future.
    Mar 3 02:19 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interview With Prospect Capital President And COO, Grier Eliasek [View article]
    Thanks for posting the interview.
    Feb 28 10:36 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are High-Yield Equities Riskier Than Dividend Growth Stocks? [View article]
    I look forward to reading the interview, I'd like to know if they can add any information as to why they were dropped from the S&P indices. What were the concerns involved with that? Thanks Adam.
    Feb 27 10:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons To Stay Flexible In Your Bond Portfolio [View article]
    Hi DIA, thanks for the info, I have been spending the past year learning as much as I can about the bond market, I do look at the yield to worst before I buy any bonds. Usually the bond desk of my broker does a good job giving all the yield information to make sure I know exactly what I'm paying for. I would never buy a bond unless I feel comfortable holding it until maturity though -- which is why I am attracted to the bond market over the stock market. Cheers, ~ Greg
    Feb 27 10:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why To Invest In Lockheed Martin Corporation [View article]
    I am not worried about defense spending cuts, it's just political parlay meant to scare low level congressmen.
    Feb 26 04:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons To Stay Flexible In Your Bond Portfolio [View article]
    I agree with you there about not buying over par, I am just trying to get a better grasp on bond ETFs because they just seem like a bad investment (I will say that my 401(k) includes a Vanguard total bond market fund). I've been buying some individual junk bonds for my trading portfolio and also some investment grade bonds that pay at least a 5% YTM. Thanks for your response, it's helpful for me to understand everyone's views.
    Feb 26 04:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are High-Yield Equities Riskier Than Dividend Growth Stocks? [View article]
    I own a Prospect Capital Corp. bond in my portfolio, I felt safer going with their bond than with the 10% dividend yield. In terms of mREITs, I had STWD for some time but sold my shares when I broke even after the big sell-off last May, but I kind of wished I'd kept the shares, they reported solid earnings today. After the past couple of years I decided I'm not interested in high yielding dividend stocks, just too risky for my mindset.
    Feb 26 03:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. minimum wage battle starts to heat up [View news story]
    I think the Idea the Leftists are going for is for 500,000 conservatives to leave the U.S. workforce and become anarchists in Texas. (haha).
    Feb 26 03:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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