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  • Apple's Problem Is That It Has Conquered The World  [View article]
    @JP24 Basically this means that you are saturated. Apple has taken over your family. :-)
    Jan 30, 2016. 01:48 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Problem Is That It Has Conquered The World  [View article]
    "Basically Apple has become a very boring stock and the only thing to expect is the dividend, and perhaps some long-term capital appreciation long term."

    So basically some long-term growth in the long term. That's helpful.

    And basically since they don't have any smart people working for them, they won't come up with any new ideas. And since they basically don't know how to acquire good companies, that's basically a dead end too. And services only brings in a pittance, so basically they should get out of that business.

    On the bright side, once they fizzle and die, then they can start growing again and retake the world, basically.
    Jan 30, 2016. 01:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Apple Disprove The Supply Chain Rumors?  [View article]
    Thank you for this article. You remain bullish even with an allowance for a small decline y/y. This is so refreshing after being bombarded by SA articles written by the clowns who are more rigid than frozen Han Solo in their negativity.
    Jan 26, 2016. 01:49 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pfizer: An Income Play In The Drug Business  [View article]
    Look at Yahoo finance for historic prices. The intraday high post 3:1 split was 42.25 on 10/21/99. Adjusted for dividends the price was 24.70.
    I don't want to bend over backwards defending the way this stock has performed because it clearly is lackluster, but not as bad as sitting on cash.
    Jan 25, 2016. 02:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pfizer: An Income Play In The Drug Business  [View article]
    What are you smoking, Truth teller420? You say the price was 48.62 in 1999 and it's $31 now. There was a 3:1 split in 1999. Give us a source for your $48.62 price please.
    Better off keeping your money under the pillow? Yeah, right.
    Jan 24, 2016. 04:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pfizer: An Income Play In The Drug Business  [View article]
    .32 per quarter, not .30
    Jan 24, 2016. 04:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: China Telecom Data Points To Strong iPhone December Quarter  [View article]
    He was checking his Parousia app.
    Jan 23, 2016. 08:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pfizer: An Income Play In The Drug Business  [View article]
    PFE is a core holding. The dividend is still not back to the level it was before it was slashed to pay for an acquisition, though it is getting close.
    Jan 19, 2016. 10:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividends & Income Digest: 'Retirement Investing... The Final Frontier'  [View article]
    Hi Robyn, Thanks for addressing this issue. I also filled out the survey, but had to mark both the box of 5-10 years until retirement and reinvesting because I have an inherited IRA and subject to mandatory distributions.
    There are some good articles on inherited IRA's available, but my estate attorney was under the mistaken belief that I didn't have to take mandatory withdrawals until I reached 70 1/2. I'm glad I was up to speed because following her advice would have subjected me to a 50% penalty on the RMD not taken.
    Apart from addressing my own RMD's and tax planning on those withdrawals, this made me aware of a burden my wife and I could be placing on my heirs if I don't focus on managing my own traditional IRA's in retirement.
    Jan 11, 2016. 10:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: A Review Of The Company's FCF Metrics And Increasing Debt Balance  [View article]
    How will cord cutting affect earnings? Positive for internet, negative for Direct TV? Any threat from free internet services?
    Dec 27, 2015. 10:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Using Options In A Retirement Portfolio  [View article]
    Bee, Plenty of people are content with 7%. I'm not. With a little bit of education and less than an hour a week, it is reasonable to expect to double the dividends on blue chip stocks every year making the yield 14%, or every 6 months making the yield 21%, or every quarter making the yield 28%, or more.
    For the boosted returns received, this doesn't seem to be time consuming at all.
    Dec 26, 2015. 10:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Using Options In A Retirement Portfolio  [View article]
    One of the five most helpful posts on Seeking Alpha.
    Dec 22, 2015. 10:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Retire At 59 With $900,000 In Net Worth  [View article]
    They don't invest in wine, they drink it.
    Dec 21, 2015. 06:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Retire At 59 With $900,000 In Net Worth  [View article]
    A $15 medigap supplement? My vitamin supplements cost more than that. What plan does she have and what does it cover?
    Dec 21, 2015. 11:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Retire At 59 With $900,000 In Net Worth  [View article]
    Buying puts, and rolling out month after month, has to the most expensive way to "protect" a portfolio. If one is looking at their stock portfolio as a source of income, spending that income on insurance is wasteful.
    It would be much better to use another method, such as the bucket method. Make sure one bucket has enough for 3 years of expenses in cash.
    One bucket can be invested in dividend paying stocks, and SELL calls (do not buy PUTS) to enhance income. If the market corrects or goes bear, keep selling those calls which will have become more expensive and the investor will further enhance income. The market always recovers and between the first bucket, dividends, and option income, one should have enough to weather the pullback.
    The third bucket can be bonds, reits, mlps, or other flat out income producers. If needed this income can be shuffled over to the first bucket to keep it at 3 years.
    The goal is to generate income to cover living expenses, not to generate income to spend on portfolio insurance.
    Dec 20, 2015. 11:20 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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