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  • Seadrill: Lessons From The Frontline [View article]
    Your 1st sentence makes no sense.
    Sep 19 12:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill: Lessons From The Frontline [View article]
    If you sold sdrl when it was around $45/shr or so..then why didn't you write about it THEN??? Why are you writing this now ?...maybe to encourage a final sell off before you buy it back??? The fact that it has crashed recently is OBVIOUS. Why didn't you tell it was going to do so before it did (If you did, I apologize).
    Sep 19 12:31 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill: Lessons From The Frontline [View article]
    you probably have to send him $$$ in some way to find out
    Sep 18 03:32 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Outlook For REM, Its Next Dividend And The mREIT Sector [View article]
    There is if you lay off a born in America American to replace with a green card holder. Many of them are here to make money and live high back in India. One of them told me this.
    Sep 18 01:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Outlook For REM, Its Next Dividend And The mREIT Sector [View article]
    What angers me greatly IS THAT YOUR AMERICAN GOVERNMENT ALLOWS THIS ALL TO HAPPEN!!! Can you imagine are an American who worked long and hard to do well getting educated...went to a top multiple degrees in engineering and business...get a job..then get replaced with a NON AMERICAN NON IMMIGRANT GREEN CARD HOLDER!!!??? This should be illegal. I believe it is illegal for companies to do this in other countries..(I think Australia for example).

    I recently read something interesting in the newspaper recently while reading at my local coffee shop. It will be interesting to see if your govt does something about this BECAUSE IT AFFECTS THEM DIRECTLY WITH REDUCED TAX MONEY. Some large American companies are legally looking to relocate their headquarters into a foreign country that would tax them less. I read that America has the highest corporate tax rate in the world...(probably so we can pay govt officials their exorbitant salaries and send money to other countries for whatever reasons). For example, while America may demand 40%, I believe I read (not sure) that Canada charges 26%. So some of these companies are looking to moving their headquarters legally, on paper, to these countries to pay the lower tax. But this would mean that your Govt will not get the tax money!!! Will be interesting to see what your govt does... So do you still believe it is government FOR THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE???
    Sep 18 12:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Outlook For REM, Its Next Dividend And The mREIT Sector [View article]
    "The problem with the unemployment rate as a primary decision tool for the Federal Reserve is that there has been a tremendous decline in labor-force participation. That is, there has been a sharp decrease in the percentage of working age people in the labor force. If someone is not in the labor force they do not count as being unemployed in the most narrow and most reported measure of the unemployment rate."

    "Critical to this analysis is the question of why labor force participation has declined so much. Clearly, the decline in the economy caused many to become discouraged and cease looking for work. Why they have not rejoined the labor force as the economy has improved since 2009 is another issue."

    I can tell you why the above has happened because I have experienced this.

    It is because:
    1. Large American corporations are laying off American workers and replacing them with cheaper green card holders, usually Indians from India,
    2. American corporations ARE EXTREMELY AGE DISCRIMINATORY...good luck finding a job if you are over 50 .

    During the bust years, around 2003 or so, most of my office was laid off. My office was the in a room the size of most of a city block and it was at a major corporation. About a month before the layoffs I saw many desks being filled by Indian green card holders...and most of the jobs they took, were made temporary
    (my guess is so that the company would have to pay benefits). I was 50 when this happened. For 5 years I looked and looked for a job. I got some interviews and applied around the country. I never got, not once, a job offer. And when I went on the few interviews I got, usually the first person I talked to was a white American like a Bob Johnson or Bill..or Michael...and he or she would be in the HR department. Then they would send me to be interviewed by the appropriate manager that was seeking to fill the position. In almost all cases, that person was an Indian from India named Kumar this or Prakish that. After the interview..either I never heard back or got a rejection letter. Oh, and by the way, I have 3 degrees, 2 from a top of the top American university..2 in engineering and also an MBA in finance...and I had 27 years experience at the time (that was probably a problem because if meant I was 'older'). Between the job market, my age, and the cheap green card holders..I found no job and so, I gave up after 5 years of looking. Also, I have read and heard that if you don't find a job within a few months of layoff, they don't want you...and also, they prefer to hire people who already have jobs...
    WHAT A BUNCH OF GARBAGE THIS AMERICAN JOB SYSTEM HAS BECOME. No wonder there are fewer American young people seeking out fields like engineering..why should they?..after seeing their engineer fathers laid off and replaced with green card holders and the like.

    So..that is the major causes of this: 1. layoff and replacement of American workers with cheaper younger green card holders, and 2. age discrimination.
    Sep 17 09:45 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mr. Market Provides Some Early Fall Color For REIT Investors [View article]
    Between my reits and energy stocks...I LOST MY BUNS OVER THE PAST WEEK!!!
    Sep 13 01:51 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill Partners' Second Quarter Results Show Growth And The Sustainability Of The High Distribution [View article]
    I am losing my a@* on sdrl
    Sep 12 08:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Re: Yield On Cost A By-Product Of Investing With A Margin Of Safety [View article]
    Is there a yield on life? Maybe kids?
    Sep 9 05:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DGI For Dummies: Managing Your Dividend Growth Portfolio [View article]
    "Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B) is often used as an example of this; a company that has a tremendous amount of cash on the balance sheets but has decided it is able to bring the shareholder more value investing excess funds itself, rather than giving it away to shareholders to do as they please."

    Berkshire really is NOT investing excess funds in itself. Rather, it is investing excess funds in buying OTHER companies...or more of an already owned company..for itself. This is different. Most other companies usually have there own single business to invest in which creates more limitations than Berkshire has...since Berkshire is a company of companies. So it is not the same.

    I buy stocks to get paid. Being an owner in a business is meaningless unless you get paid. I've read before that the valuation of a stock is based on the present value of all dividends it will ever pay ... now...and/or in the future. For honey.
    Sep 6 02:58 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bond That Will Kill You [View article]
    "The Bond That Will Kill You"

    Tell that to James Bond
    Aug 28 10:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bond That Will Kill You [View article]
    DG stocks are over advertised, and therefore...over priced.
    Aug 28 03:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bond That Will Kill You [View article]
    "Quickly rising interest rates can be even more devastating to stocks than bonds. "

    I disagree. Rising interest rates normally come along with inflation...and if the minimum wage is raised all around us like I've seen in the news, there will be more inflation as people have more money to spend...and others who aren't at minimum wage demand pay hikes as well to follow suit. In any case, inflation means businesses raise their prices which increases their revenues...which increases their earnings...etc which increases the price of their stocks. Granted, the actual value of the stocks may not go up after being adjusted for inflation...but they should go up...unlike bonds which should go downnnnnnnnnn.
    Aug 28 03:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • REIT Valuation Part 3: Residential [View article]
    why is IRT tanking today?
    Aug 28 12:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Every Dividend Growth Investor Should Own AT&T Right Now [View article]
    I just loaded up on some more T.
    Aug 27 02:53 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment