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  • First-Quarter Portfolio Review: There's Change On The Way [View article]
    Agree with that (especially at this stage of the game).
    Apr 15 11:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • First-Quarter Portfolio Review: There's Change On The Way [View article]
    Yup I look heavily at the 1 and 3 year dividend increases but particularly the 1 year. It's a what have you done for me lately thing.
    Apr 14 09:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Portfolio Business Plan: You Really Need This - Part 2 - Further Revisions [View article]
    That's my home town!!
    Nov 3 11:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Million Dollars Isn't What It Used To Be [View article]
    In 1973 I bought a Toyota Corolla, my first new car. It was $3200 and I thought I'd never get it paid off. Payment was $66/month.

    A year later I bought my first house, $27,000. My father thought I'd lost my mind. $1500 down, $1550 to close, 7.5% FHA loan. I had about $200 left to my name when I walked out of the settlement. I was scared to death. Times sure have changed.
    Oct 24 09:37 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CAT: This Dead One Will Not Bounce [View article]
    Nice article, thanks.

    I have been accumulating CAT for a few months. I am incline to think that, while I have no idea what will happen over the short term, a position in CAT will make me happy a few years down the road.
    Oct 24 09:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Your Portfolio Business Plan: You Really Need To Do This [View article]
    Exactly! Why get involved with something like this when eventually it'll turn out like it always does? I don't understand much of what they get into and I'm not a gambler, never bought a lottery ticket or been to a casino. Plus we're playing with real money!
    Oct 24 08:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Your Portfolio Business Plan: You Really Need To Do This [View article]
    Yes I remember the S&L crisis and all the other bad times. They keep happening and It's those things that make me say "no" to financials. It's like they never learn their lesson. I didn't buy any financials when they were all but dead so I guess I didn't learn mine either.

    It would take a pretty good correction to get me into banks. I can put up with a couple bad quarters from companies selling less of their products (like CAT today), but when the banks go down they fall off the face of the earth.

    Just looking forward for the next time around because there'll be one.
    Oct 23 01:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Your Portfolio Business Plan: You Really Need To Do This [View article]
    Bob, your plan precludes you from owning bank stocks as does mine; the trust just isn't there.

    Still I can't help thinking there must be some good bank stocks out there, and that I should at least have a little piece of them, at the right price.

    Have you ever done any analysis on bank/financial stocks that weathered 2008-2009 better than most, and maintained or even raised their dividends? Good stocks that went down in sympathy with BAC and the rest, but their dividends were never in danger? And weren't mixed up in all this crazy stuff that banks get into?
    Oct 23 10:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM: We've Been Here Before, And It's The Moment Buyers Get Rich [View article]
    I saw that coming!
    Oct 21 08:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • With IBM Down, Buy And Sleep Sound Like Buffett [View article]
    You hit that one out of the park!
    Oct 21 07:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Inc. Remains A Solid Choice For Dividend-Growth Investors [View article]
    Same here Ron, I'm fine with KMI staying right where it's at for the foreseeable future.
    Oct 21 09:19 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Your Portfolio Business Plan: You Really Need To Do This [View article]
    I pay attention all year long.
    Oct 20 10:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Team Alpha Retirement Portfolio: Buying The Dips Will Make You Money [View article]
    Chowder good point and RWM is correct on different fiscal years. Any MF I ever owned ended on 12/31 or very close as far as I know.

    My point is that on some stocks there may be some selling and some not. MCD, O may dip and LMT, WAG won't for example. Maybe everybody will take profits on LMT and buy O, either way I want a little cash to take advantage if something pops up.
    Oct 20 08:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Your Portfolio Business Plan: You Really Need To Do This [View article]
    I for one was not speaking of small time day to day news but rather keeping up with future plans and new developments on the companies I own. What are they trying to do, successes and failures, the big picture stuff. I think it's a bit cavalier to ignore these things.

    Nobody has bought a stock and already knew everything they ever needed to know about it, so I try to understand what I own. Doesn't anyone else do this?
    Oct 20 08:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Your Portfolio Business Plan: You Really Need To Do This [View article]
    Thanks for that and I do have accounts at Fidelity. I don't trade very often but I will check it out. I have probably gotten stuff in the mail about it and never bothered to look.
    Oct 20 01:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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