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  • Now Is The Time To Accumulate Silver Wheaton [View article]
    I think it's more of an advertising thing. A good delivery list bar is not the same as a good delivery bar. It only means the bar was manufactured by an approved refinery.

    To qualify it must be between 750-1100 oz. 999. parts per thousand silver and have all the required markings.

    JM Bullion is selling a 100 oz. RMC (good delivery list) bar at 8.4% over spot using a credit card.
    Dec 5, 2014. 05:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Now Is The Time To Accumulate Silver Wheaton [View article]
    I trade gold, silver, and oil based on historical ratios. Over the weekend silver hit 1:77 gold:silver ratio. Over the last 15 years every time the ratio breaches 75, it reverses back down to under 50.

    I went to the dealer, sold my gold and asked what are you selling silver for. It was 25% over spot! That is indicative of tight supply and higher prices in the future. I said no thanks to that markup and put my money into SLW Monday morning at $20.69. Silver Wheaton is a great holding vehicle until the premium for physical silver comes back down.
    Dec 3, 2014. 08:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SLV Is Recovering, But Will This Rally Last? [View article]
    I tried to buy physical on Saturday, but the markup was 25% over spot! I opted to put my money in SLW this morning at $20.69 per share.
    Dec 2, 2014. 05:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Did Seadrill Just Become A Gold Mine To New Investors? [View article]
    Yeah that link doesn't look bias at all.
    Dec 2, 2014. 04:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Second Russia-China Gas Deal: EU Left With Expensive LNG, And LNG Left With A Sick Customer [View article]
    Enlightning article. You have gained a follower.
    Nov 14, 2014. 05:46 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Investing For Income ONLY: Doing It The Right Way [View article]
    That makes sense. Utilities, REIT's, and MLP's have a different structure and with a high payout ratio would not necessarily indicate higher risk. Excluding the special structured companies. My main concern is if the revenue and profits are slashed, then a low payout ratio would give the company the option of maintaining the dividend vs. having a high payout ratio would force them to slash or eliminate the dividend.

    Right now stock screener shows Noble Corp. (NE) has a yield of 6.93 with a payout of 33.52.

    Thanks for the reply chowder
    Oct 21, 2014. 11:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Investing For Income ONLY: Doing It The Right Way [View article]

    I look forward to the rest of this article. I am using a similar method for my wife's retirement account. I'm trying to put in place something that has a fairly simple strategy with specific rules for her to follow in case I have an untimely death.

    My question for you is why do you use yield as a gauge for risk instead of the payout ratio? It would seem to me that a company yielding 4% with a 70% payout ratio is more risky than a company yielding 8% with a 35% payout ratio. I mostly trade commodities, but I put my profits into dividend paying stocks for her retirement account.

    For anyone who is curious my current dividend stock screen is below. My wife and I are in our 30's so I do accept more risk now and will tighten it up as we get older.

    Stock Screen
    Dividend Yield = over 4%
    Payout Ratio = less than 50%
    P/E = under 20
    Forward P/E = under 20
    PEG = under 2
    EPS growth this year/next year = Positive
    EPS growth past 5 years/next 5 years = Positive
    EPS growth QTR over QTR = Positive
    Sales growth past 5 years/QTR over QTR = Positive
    Return on Assets = Positive
    Return on Equity = Positive
    Return on Investment = Positive
    Gross Margin = Positive
    Operating Margin = Positive
    Net Profit Margin = Positive
    Oct 21, 2014. 09:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CBS: Does Network TV Have A Future? [View article]
    The cash difference is definitely from the Thursday Night Football deal.

    I agree 4% - 5% drop in advertising commitments is a problem if this trend continues. Political ad spending should boost revenues as we get closer to November elections.

    Thursday Night Football ratings slump should be closely watched. If the ratings do not improve from the New York vs Washington game, then CBS will need to rethink its sports programming strategy.

    I agree viewership is down for network television, but it is also down for cable. Online viewing is taking viewers from both. The one advantage that CBS has is retransmission rates. CBS can continue to increase retransmission rates for the cable companies adding salt to their wounds pushing more and more companies into consolidation. Further industry consolidation will prolong the retransmission rate increases for the foreseeable future.

    CBS is hiring app developers and I believe positioning themselves for a subscription model. All that's needed is an OSX or Android ecosystem on your television.
    Sep 26, 2014. 05:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why, How And When To Buy Gold [View article]
    I stockpile Fix-A-Flat, Chocolate, and ammo. Fix-A-flat to trade with the everyday man, chocolate to trade with the everyday woman, and ammo to trade with anyone who threatens me.
    Sep 15, 2014. 05:37 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Latest Brilliant Move [View article]
    I think this move is all about the Gigafactory. If he can make his battery tech the standard for most electric vehicles and produce the batteries at a lower cost than anyone else, then Tesla will have a huge advantage with the most expensive component in EV's.
    Jun 12, 2014. 04:06 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why We Are Now Selling Our Gold Positions For Silver Positions [View article]

    I think a gold to silver trade is a bit premature, but a good move none the less. Today I plan on trading a little gold and investing in uranium miners. Uranium under $30 seems like a bargain especially with the EPA's proposed legislation today. As for silver I'm selling a small initial position in oil and buying silver. I'm also reinvesting my oil dividends into silver.
    Jun 2, 2014. 07:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • When To Buy Silver? Prices Failing To Come Back [View article]
    I dumped my silver when the gold:silver ratio went below 40. I don't see a reason to trade back into silver until the ratio hits 80. Currently, uranium is the only bargain I see.
    Mar 13, 2014. 05:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold - How Many Times Can It Be Sold on the Same 'Taper' Rumor? [View article]
    Just wait until OPEC tells the world they will only accept bitcoins as payment for oil.
    Nov 21, 2013. 03:33 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold - Here's What You Need To Know [View article]
    I use a hybrid approach to precious metals investing. I trade short term gold, silver, and oil ETF's and stocks using ratios. When I make enough profit to buy a physical ounce of gold I take my profits and go physical.

    I believe the gold story is mostly about prosperity in the east. Americans don't trust or own much gold. We have a stable government and society that you can put the majority of your wealth into your home. In other countries the threat of losing your home to corruption or war makes gold a preferred mobile investment.
    Jul 8, 2013. 11:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla At $97: How Many Cars Does It Need To Sell? [View article]
    If I'm reading your chart correctly, for Tesla to justify it's stock price they would need to sell roughly 530,000 cars in 2017.

    They told the SEC that their manufacturing buildup will allow them to build 20,000 Model S by 2013.

    Even if they double their manufacturing capacity every year, by 2017 they will only be able to produce 320,000 Model S'.

    According to your chart that would justify a $61.33 stock price. I own TSLA and now think I'll hold what I have and won't buy anymore unless the stock price comes down to at least $65.

    I have no doubt Tesla will sell every car it produces, but I am now looking for news on their future manufacturing capabilities.
    May 27, 2013. 03:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment