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  • J.C. Penney: Volatility Is Your Friend, Strong Buy On Any Pullback  [View article]
    @cactus jack,

    Don't forget that JCP announces earnings on May 15th at 4:00p.m.. Stock should make a big move after that. The only question is: In which direction?
    Apr 30, 2014. 01:22 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quindell PLC: A Country Club Built On Quicksand  [View article]

    Could you provide some documentation as to why you state that the article is false and/or state the areas where you disagree?

    Blandly stating that the article is rubbish without providing supporting facts and/or evidence is hardly likely to impress the readers of your comments.

    Thank you very much.
    Apr 22, 2014. 10:11 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Back To Reality: No, J.C. Penney Did Not Beat Earnings (In Fact It Has New Problems)  [View article]

    How are the technicals saying "short, short, short"? I see a breakout over the long term downtrend.
    Mar 7, 2014. 03:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Back To Reality: No, J.C. Penney Did Not Beat Earnings (In Fact It Has New Problems)  [View article]

    If JCP issues $1 billion in new shares, won't the share price go down due to dilution?

    I would think that as a current share holder, that is the last thing that you would want.
    Mar 7, 2014. 03:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing: 4 Different Insiders Have Sold Shares During The Last 30 Days  [View article]

    You're right. Insider selling is not a good indicator. Insider buying is.

    Insiders sell for lots of reasons. They buy for only one reason.
    Mar 7, 2014. 02:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Few Reasons Why I Am Bullish On J.C. Penney  [View article]
    What I find interesting is that Ullman is being hailed as the savior of JCP in this article.

    This begs the question, "Why was he removed in the first place?".
    Feb 17, 2014. 11:30 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • These Charts Speak Louder Than Words  [View article]
    1. The charts start from June 2008, not 1978.

    2. The reason the charts start from June 2008 is because according to the article, "in June 2008, the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the civilian labor force participation rate for individuals aged 65 and older." so that would mean that there is no data before that.
    Feb 16, 2014. 05:00 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ultimate Guide To Building A High-Yield Dividend Portfolio  [View article]
    If you are interested in reducing the tax reporting, why include the LPs such as IEP, etc in your shortlist of equities. LPs and MLPs both involve significantly different tax treatments than stocks.
    Feb 14, 2014. 01:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy This Activist High Dividend Stock For An 11% Yield In 2014  [View article]
    If you are going to buy calls, buy long dated ones with plenty of time value. While the overall trend has been up, IEP has had significant dips in its price. Buying calls with a short time to expiration will not protect you from those dips.

    The other alternative is to sell puts but if the stock dips and you then get assigned, you will face the same problems of taxation that you were trying to avoid in the first place.
    Jan 27, 2014. 05:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy This Activist High Dividend Stock For An 11% Yield In 2014  [View article]
    There is a reason why the income is called different names. That's because they are totally different things, which is why the IRS treats them differently.
    For more articles by someone who knows something about the difference between MLPs and stocks, see the following SA article:

    Thank you very much.
    P.S. Do your own due diligence before investing in a stock or MLP. Yes, you can get ideas from Seeking Alpha but the ultimate responsibility is still yours.
    Jan 27, 2014. 05:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Best ETF Of Our Time (AKA How To Become A Billionaire Without Really Trying)  [View article]
    Nice article. I especially like the caveat about drawdowns and how one must be prepared for the occasional large drawdown.
    Jul 24, 2013. 11:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buying Buybacks II  [View article]
    Interesting article. looking forward to the rest of the series.
    Jul 23, 2013. 10:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • VIX Shorts, Have A Little Patience  [View article]
    I agree. However I tend to prefer bear put spreads rather than a long put. Just like the long put, downside risk is what I paid for the put spread except that there is less money at risk.
    Jul 18, 2013. 09:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • VXX: Wall Street's One Click Bandit  [View article]
    @Jay Wohlberg

    Thank you.
    May 16, 2013. 02:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unraveling The VXX Roll Yield Riddle  [View article]
    Congratulations on your first article. Very nicely done.
    May 16, 2013. 02:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment