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  • Ford Motor: The Shocking Reality [View article]
    Thanks for the simplified explanation of the Graham method. I hope you will answer Cliff's question about Hyundai. My brother-in-law, late father, and late sister, all drove Hyundais and loved them. I hardly hear about Subaru. Any comments on that one as an investment? Skiers and mountain people seem to prefer them.
    Jan 29, 2015. 08:00 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Arena - Flat Scripts Is Not A Good Start To 2015 [View article]
    And FDA approved is nothing to rave about…. seems like every day there is a new report of unanticipated side affects from another drug.

    Moving on…..too bad it's so hard to do……..
    Jan 28, 2015. 09:02 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Arena - Flat Scripts Is Not A Good Start To 2015 [View article]
    This comment reads like the posts making excuses for for BBRY as its price slid faster and faster down the chute….and not sufficient recovery yet.

    Don't kid yourself. You fight the people who know about marketing and the financials--as in this author--while hoping the price will go up enough to at least let you break even, and you might just wait a long time, as I am w/ BBRY. Your money can reap benefits faster with other stocks and cutting losses and moving on can't be the worst thing in the world, can it?
    Jan 28, 2015. 08:55 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens To REITs If (More Like When) Inflation Goes Wild [View article]
    Took you awhile to get this in, but thanks for it, despite it being way down the list. Maybe some will look at it and get the picture you and I see.
    Jan 27, 2015. 12:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens To REITs If (More Like When) Inflation Goes Wild [View article]
    After my experience with my father's care in a corporate facility, I plan not to life long enough to be helpless and have to live in such a place (which was the only one larger than a three bedroom home care place) in my county. And the surrounding counties had the same corporations' facilities. And an opaque presence on the web, so finding someone who could fix the bad parts turned out to be nearly impossible. I figure reputation dot com has a lot to answer for if we start looking for the people who make life difficult for those responsible for their aged parents.
    Jan 27, 2015. 11:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens To REITs If (More Like When) Inflation Goes Wild [View article]
    You write as if 2016 were a lifetime away. In reality, it will be here darned fast.
    Thanks for bringing up creeping inflation. I see it every time I shop. It's one reason I no longer have tee-vee. The toothpaste and teepee money has to come from somewhere. (and i need to keep some money in the bank and a bit in the market). Just think, more and more retirees every month and no one seems to realize that often the choice is between a country with old people living in their old cars and not.
    Jan 27, 2015. 11:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens To REITs If (More Like When) Inflation Goes Wild [View article]
    And yet…..as the corporations try to keep their stock price up, they will have to eat their children to do that as their income falls…… or do I not have at the correct picture here?
    Jan 27, 2015. 11:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens To REITs If (More Like When) Inflation Goes Wild [View article]
    The good thing is history teaches us that what goes up must come down, and the highs and lows are inevitable. Just look at some 10 year charts and know that waiting is not such a bad thing.
    I recall once being told by a woman I met on a bus that housing would never get any cheaper. I wonder what she thinks about people now buying houses by the handful for practically nothing.
    Jan 27, 2015. 11:32 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens To REITs If (More Like When) Inflation Goes Wild [View article]
    I kinda think people complain about (excessive) govt spending out of one side of their mouths, while considering the Treasury's efforts to balance the books a despicable tactic out of the other side of their mouths. Present company excepted, of course.
    Jan 27, 2015. 11:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens To REITs If (More Like When) Inflation Goes Wild [View article]
    My dad made so little in retirement income he didn't pay taxes, yet in real old age (90s) his care home charged 3/4 of his monthly income. And he didn't qualify for Medicaid. Is this what they might call a doughnut hole? He saved all his life to leave something to his children, not knowing he'd outlive some of them. And a big private (I think) corporation got most of his savings.
    And people whine about a little increase in healthcare premiums. Sigh.
    Jan 27, 2015. 11:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens To REITs If (More Like When) Inflation Goes Wild [View article]
    And if more people would recognize it's time for a rise in the amount of income on which earners pay into social security--since wage earners above subsistence level are entitled to contribute to society, also. And a few dollars a more in withholding won't amount to pocket change, which will help provide for their children's SS benefits along down the road.
    In my working life, neither I nor co-workers complained about this withholding, as it was part of being an adult in a civilized society. Which is not to say we didn't notice it….
    Jan 27, 2015. 11:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens To REITs If (More Like When) Inflation Goes Wild [View article]
    I would invest in any company offering a spell-checker that could do a better job with reading my mind as I type.

    Memo: write complaint to spell checker about its frequent word choice errors.
    Jan 27, 2015. 11:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens To REITs If (More Like When) Inflation Goes Wild [View article]
    "Cake."
    Looking at the expiration dates on some of the foods I see people getting from the food pantries, yes, I'd say they are eating cake. And yes, I know a few people who feel they need this free food.

    "Cake." When the eating of it became a real problem before the beheadings, was what the farmers fed to the pigs, sometimes competing with starving people who had no other resources. (Learning more about this period would benefit, I think, people who have never know want in their lives).

    I know of a couple --reported to have plenty of money, and the garage filled well enough to make it a good possibility-- who are said to collect free food wherever they find it offered. We hear a lot about this kind of thing from people who hear it second, third, or tenth hand. No idea how true it is.

    There will always be people who will take advantage of every opportunity to grow their wealth. (Think Rockefeller, Bush, Gates--how come when they do the same so few people have a problem with it, but when it's in their own backyards, suddenly it's an issue for complaint and whining?)

    Since we are responsible for ourselves and not the actions of others, perhaps in our daily lives we should just concentrate on our own behavior and let karma take care of the "other"?
    Jan 27, 2015. 11:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens To REITs If (More Like When) Inflation Goes Wild [View article]
    I've been hearing these same three points as if in an echo chamber.
    Do you have some original thinking to supplement these bullet points?
    Jan 27, 2015. 10:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens To REITs If (More Like When) Inflation Goes Wild [View article]
    Out here in the boondocks, where some of us, the bottom feeders, live, we have had inflation for some years. I wonder if it's nibbling at the edge of the areas that are not seeing it (or recognizing it). The economy seems to boom in high population areas, while the manufacturing jobs and agriculture that helped rural areas keep up have disappeared, leaving dropping populations as the locals move to the cities to find work. We who are left have to pay more in property taxes (inflation)to keep our infrastructure functioning.
    Reg'lar people get nothing worth mentioning out of their savings accounts, while higher up the ladder people take on more debt to stay ahead of the catastrophe of exported jobs and infrastructure collapse, which starts, I think in the low population density areas.
    I wonder how many people are keeping the stock market up as they search for income. Just when do they pull out what they do have in order to pay the bills?
    Most financial people seem to look at the nation from the top of the economic towers, while the small investors see it from the ground, where the foundations are showing cracks and crumbles.
    I could write a book, but this is not the place. It's enough to say, I keep wondering how long it will take for the contagion of our empty shopping center RE to spread to the rest of the country(even W-M, which put many family businesses out of business, is not as crowded as it used to be--except at the gas station).
    Do we have apples with worms, or worms eating themselves out of their apples?
    If I[m wrong in my POV, I do hope someone will show me the error(s) in my thinking.
    Jan 27, 2015. 10:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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