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  • NYC considering suing Verizon over slow fiber rollout [View news story]
    subsidies will be there under another name .......
    V not dumb enough to declare them outright.
    I admit I'm a long standing shareholder, but not happy today with their practices.
    Grit my teeth every time i write them a check, but it would be hard to sell my few shares out of conscience. As long as I buy their services, I can hardly sell the shares. Only way to get back a tiny bit of what I overpay (compared to euro relatives) for internet services. Where I live, no viable other choices. ...sigh.....
    Aug 31, 2015. 04:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NYC considering suing Verizon over slow fiber rollout [View news story]
    see what I mean......
    Aug 31, 2015. 04:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NYC considering suing Verizon over slow fiber rollout [View news story]
    not as long as they are making money for the shareholders. if there's cash to be made, most people will hold their noses and invest anyway. the further investors are from the center of the company, the less its transgressions against society will matter when it comes to collecting dividends.
    Think the early US slave trade, gambling, air polluting power companies, mountain top mining, labor abusing companies, war industry, prison industry.....
    what matters to many is the income, not the social damages.....

    or maybe I've been alive so long i'm totally cynical? I'm willing to be convinced I'm wrong, but it will take a preponderance of the evidence.....
    Aug 31, 2015. 04:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Generating $100 A Month From Verizon [View article]
    Great idea here. My problem is that no matter which stock i invest in, the chances are more than even that in however many years the horizon, the more likely I am that the company will go under.
    We owned Traveler's Insurance once, years and years ago, which paid well and looked stable. Then it was bought out (by company called Prime, I think) and disappeared. Prime never knocked on our door that I recall.......

    Since I was not managing our money, I didn't pay a whole lot of attention, except i had to listen to the ranting about being done out of our investment....whether there is a different better explanation for what happened, i'll never know, but it did teach me that there are no sure things in the market......
    I do own Verizon, but that's a whole new story.........(autocor... refuses to allow the vernacular ' n o t h e r story. )

    My learning says, don't trust the market with too much investment in any one company. Not even for big divvies.......

    And now auto-correct won't even accept auto c o r r e c t as a word. (Gnashing of teeth here)
    Aug 28, 2015. 02:38 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will China Bring Down Global Markets? [View article]
    What would Machiavelli do here, I wonder. Time to read a chapter a night for guidance.

    We are squeezed so tightly in my neighborhood that some of us are refusing to buy anything Chinese unless there's no other choice and we can't borrow an item from a friend. Our jobs and livelihoods went to china and it's time to bring at least some of it back.

    W-M sells less, stocks less......and most of their stuff is from china. We plebes see the future and it is ugly.......

    We've sent them our treasure and they will own us for it. Just think ahead, and see where this could lead...they have endless patience and most of our population needs instant gratification......can't be a good end here.......

    But I have faith in the war-mongers and realize that they will wage a war to take our minds off their own financial, political, & ethical manipulations......

    Buying into a war economy is never a bad idea in this nation that has hardly one year since it's founding that it has not been in a war somewhere......

    ...or am I just cynical?My small portfolio says I'm learning patience, but it's too early to tell if patience will be rewarded eventually.........
    Aug 19, 2015. 09:34 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil: Time To Buy The Oil Crash? [View article]
    A prophet is without honor in his own country........still.....
    Aug 11, 2015. 10:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil: Time To Buy The Oil Crash? [View article]
    RS: And dying young, so pre-empting the over-population issue.
    And no govt bureaucracy to deal with.

    What's not to like? LOL
    Aug 11, 2015. 10:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil: Time To Buy The Oil Crash? [View article]
    Perfect. Invest in electric cars now, before all the newbies get bragging rights and sell out after the price doubles, before the fad ends.
    I could kick myself for not investing in the fads for Apple, Google, MS, Facebook, Twitter, Samsung........
    Timing is nearly everything.,........and recognizing the gold in the straw is the rest.......
    Aug 11, 2015. 10:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil: Time To Buy The Oil Crash? [View article]
    Kept my last car 15 years and sold it only because a dear friend needed a car and couldn't afford dealer prices so i let it go to her for its trade-in value. I consider that I got a pretty value on what was a year-old car. Was it a paying investment? I doubt it. It cost a bundle to begin with and needed an infusion of cash every 5,000 miles and twice year for insurance, plus new brakes/axle/shocks etc. over the years.

    I'd have had a better return on living in town within walking distance or a bus ride of places I needed to go, with a rental for trips.

    Present car is 3 yrs old & too high tech, so will last only as long as it takes me to find another older car or pickup that I can understand without driving w/the manual in my lap.....
    Which, I suppose, makes me a true conservative......keeping the old until it wears out and not trying to re-invent the wheel and running myself into the ditch. Much as our amateur politicians are doing to my state and to the nation today. They are our real worry, IMO. If they do any more damage, none of us will be able to depend on a stable market for our retirement incomes.
    Watch the politicians and be afraid, be very afraid.
    Aug 11, 2015. 10:24 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil: Time To Buy The Oil Crash? [View article]
    Refineries might be a better buy........
    Aug 11, 2015. 10:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil: Time To Buy The Oil Crash? [View article]
    And china is supported by american buying of goods made/sold by china.
    We have sent them our $$$$treasure and impoverished so many of us (now homeless, jobless, underemployed, foreclosed on) and then worry about the poor business people...... sometimes I wonder how some of us find our shoes in the morning........
    Aug 11, 2015. 10:07 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cree: Why Investors Should Stay Away From This LED Lighting Company [View article]
    I agree, vik, about the quality of other brands. Are you suggesting that more advertising about longer life of product would improve the numbers? Or maybe cree needs big box store support.....
    I'm looking down the road to the day the bridges collapse and the roads are so bad they have to be repaired or replaced and the dark sky initiative comes into play. Lots of new street lighting should help stock price.....or do i whistle in the dark????
    Aug 10, 2015. 07:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Getting Cozy With Cisco? [View article]
    Patience? Patience has been my middle name....and it's running thin these days. Surely better places to sell at a loss and deploy what's left elsewhere?
    Jul 14, 2015. 07:33 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Penn Virginia Still Waiting On Credible Takeover Offer [View article]
    Agree with you. It might be, however, that he made plenty overall. After reading up on this, it looks like he was an habitual criminal.
    Jul 14, 2015. 07:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Penn Virginia Still Waiting On Credible Takeover Offer [View article]
    I have a hard time getting my noggin around the idea that some one person in that (apparent) financial bracket has the ability to manipulate a stock to make $5000. Such a small amount. Is it that easy to manipulate a stock? Was it a practice run for bigger things? Got to read up on this. If it can be done, others must be doing it. It's dog eat dog our there, ain't it.......
    Jul 8, 2015. 12:42 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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