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  • I'm Buying W.P. Carey For The Long Haul [View article]
    How will this company fare in the coming years as more Americans slide down into the financially stressed class? Will the foreign leases hold up well enough to keep the company/dividend stable? Continued growth would be good, but stability is valuable, too.

    I would have bought this one a year ago, but waited, unfortunately, for a pullback. Guess I'm not the only one thinking this could be a keeper.
    Apr 15 09:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Emerson Electric: Should You Buy This Consistent Dividend Grower? [View article]
    2.53% yield doesn't seem like much, but it is more than my bank pays for any savings, so I guess my shares I'll hold, not fold.
    Apr 8 11:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Life Is About Incentives, And The Fed Is Offering Up The Wrong Ones [View article]
    add /replace…… and see if that will take….. :-)
    Apr 5 11:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Life Is About Incentives, And The Fed Is Offering Up The Wrong Ones [View article]
    The edit part of this site is not working.
    Read "install/fix/repair/re...
    Apr 5 11:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Life Is About Incentives, And The Fed Is Offering Up The Wrong Ones [View article]
    "Quantitative Easing"? You mean, diluting the value of the dollar by printing more of them. Too many of them. Way too many of them.

    Keeping interest rates in the cellar to make people take out credit and buy more stuff??? Are they crazy as bedbugs??? I won't take out any loans because soon I won't have enough income to keep up the payments. We used to earn income, never pay it…do-able when you run on a cash/no credit basis….and your money could earn interest.

    You take away the interest income that so many had built into their retirement planning and the last thing we want to do is spend what we don't have to--especially on credit-- because we are old enough to know it will get much worse before it gets better.
    The price of everything we now buy is inflationary, except the electronics..maybe….
    Hearing aids up 25% since I last bought some.

    Food, up, what ? 20% ? since the first of the year.

    It costs more to live, so the people i will have to hire to install/fix/repair/rep... the parts of my house that need maintenance will have to charge more, which means i am paying out more cash and losing more of my retirement funds at a rapid pace.

    My stock market exposure is showing some increases, but I get more and more wary of risking too much there, after the 80s meltdown destroyed 1/3 of our net value overnight.

    Those of us who are no longer working age and saved what once seemed like a lot of money for retirement are hurting---and I feel the financiers running this nation have let the rest of us down while they stash their excess cash in the Caymen Islands and such as that.

    It's a rigged game, and ordinary people have targets painted on their backs. When I pay for the work i need doing on this old place, as the assessment and taxes rise in a county with fewer and fewer jobs and more unsold houses, I tend to think more and more about a quiet and easy end while freezing in a snowstorm.

    I'd love to hear from anyone who can persuade me there is any upside for the peons in this nation…...especially those who worked and saved and are watching it all melt away before their eyes.
    Apr 5 11:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: Yes To Smartwatch [View article]
    I keep misplacing my little basic cell phone.
    Living in the boondocks, I don't know much about what's going on in tech until it filters (slowly)down to my village.
    Is there a phone watch? With or without the sleep apnea capability? If not, when intel makes one w/ either or both, I'll by it. W/ sleep apnea warning, it can be way more than $2-300 and I'll still go for it.
    In any case, I'm going to buy more INTC. Great article.

    And good for Cook, telling those skeptics to sell if they are unhappy, while keeping on keeping on with his plan.
    It's nice to have some good world news for a change.
    Apr 4 10:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Richest Man In History Reveals His Simple Wealth Generating Secret [View article]
    Show offs…LOL
    Mar 28 08:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Richest Man In History Reveals His Simple Wealth Generating Secret [View article]
    Because he was a monopolizer and could charge whatever he wanted for his product? Monopolies are not good for the general public, nor the economy overall? He was a king and acted like one; not good in a democracy?
    Mar 28 08:18 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's academic: Consumers don't need dealerships [View news story]
    And you are located where? What brand do you sell?
    Mar 26 01:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's academic: Consumers don't need dealerships [View news story]
    I'll put my small repair shop guy up against my local Subaru dealer shop any day of the year and come out ahead. I have been ripped off by dealer shops for the last time. I might have to wait for 'just in time' parts, but they are usually here in less than a day.
    Call me hateful and mean-spirited if you want, but I need to look out for myself--cause my local Subaru dealer ain't gonna do that….I guarantee it.
    Mar 26 01:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Duke contending with second spill in month from shuttered plant [View news story]
    After the wrangle that left the Progress boss out in the cold, I would say that no bad deed goes unpunished.
    But since Duke had pending only a $99,000 state fine for environmental issues before this one blew up, I'd guess DUK won't suffer much from another little hiccup. Our rugs hide a lot of detritus in NC--and our governor was a longtime DUK employee.
    I'm a stockholder, but wonder what I was thinking when I didn't sell off at the time of the merger.
    Feb 19 04:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fannie And Freddie Have Fans, But No Political Support [View article]
    ""making home ownership harder for first-time buyers and force the savings, taking billions of dollars out of the economy.''''

    Where does this kind of thinking come from? I'm reasonably bright, with a BA degree, and old enough to remember the fallout from the 80's collapse of the market.

    So…..will someone tell me how money saved is "out of the economy." This happens only, IMO, if it's stashed under the mattress or buried in the back yard. Kept in a bank, it is re-circulated until I need it for my down payment.

    Social Security and welfare payments are knocked for taking money out of the economy, too.

    Bilgewater! That's more money that is circulated in the economy. The only place it's "taken" from, possibly, but unlikely, is the pay and bonus packets of the people who think they are the only ones entitled to a great life and if it breaks the backs of the little people, then all well and good.
    Oh, golly,here comes a real rant. Must stop.
    Feb 19 10:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Signs Of Trouble For Ford? [View article]
    When it comes FROM the northeast, that makes it a nor'easter
    Feb 18 07:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Signs Of Trouble For Ford? [View article]
    Have a problem with unions,do you?
    The unions led the way to the middle class prosperity we no longer have in this country.
    I comfort myself by recognizing that middle class can refer to education and tastes as much as to income. But it's small comfort indeed.
    You can, of course, provide data on the pay of the union officials? Until you do……it's all just blather.
    Feb 18 07:27 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Signs Of Trouble For Ford? [View article]
    Especially difficult as we get older and it gets harder to do more than one thing at a time, with eyes off the road. I'm looking at Subaru Outback vs. Ford pickup. One subaru requires (me) taking eyes off road to set cruise control. Sounds like I might need to rethink the Ford if the controls are similarly an issue.
    I keep wondering what will happen to the nation with so many people are living so much longer than ever before, and the manufacturers of all sorts of products don't keep up with us.
    Feb 18 07:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment