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  • 15 Dividend Stocks Providing an Inflation Hedge [View article]
    toz, I'm only a boy of 64. It seems that there is so little information available on this Canadian company that I would either steer clear or invest a small amount and consider it a speculation.
    May 15 10:21 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NextEra Energy: A Dividend Stock Pick for the Next 5 Years [View article]
    Tortoise:

    A rail link between Detroit and Chicago may make sense. I ran some numbers on the $2.4 Billion Florida Governor Scott turned down.

    If you ran twelve round trip trains per day, at 100% capacity, every day, for thirty years, between Tampa and Orlando, it would require $61 per passenger to recoup the capital cost. That does not include debt service nor does it include operating costs, which would easily be greater than $61. The chances of running the line at 100% capacity 100% of the time are nil.

    To Governor Scott, as a businessman, this made zero sense since the State of Florida would have to absorb cost overruns from building a high-speed rail line from scratch thru swampland as well as operating costs in excess of ticket revenue.

    Since railroad unions contribute big bucks to Democratic Party campaign coffers, this train made sense only as a politically motivated wealth transfer.
    May 15 10:06 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Merck Is the Perfect Rx for This Volatile Market [View article]
    dannyray:

    First, it already happened with respect to NSAID's and the insurance companies were able to hide behind ERISA.

    www.law.uh.edu/healthl...

    Second, for many people, Simvastatin is about as effective as Lipitor. It is only at the highest dosages that Atorvastatin (Lipitor) is more effective than Simvastatin.

    www.mayoclinic.com/hea...
    May 14 01:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 Top-Yielding Foreign Dividend Stocks [View article]
    There is foreign and there is foreign. I hold BCE, NVS, RDSB, TD, and TI for diversification away from US$'s and because they are quality companies in safe environments. I would steer clear of companies in not-so-safe environments. When I was in corporate life I tried to buy political risk insurance for my company's production in the Philippines and found it unavailable. The returns on stocks in that environment cannot be so superior to those in more stable environments to justify the additional risk.
    May 12 03:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: A Dividend Stock Pick for the Next Five Years [View article]
    The march of technological innovation should not be viewed as "faddish". In about 1969, an executive responsible for Marchant calculators dismissed electronic calculators as a "passing fad".
    May 12 06:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: A Dividend Stock Pick for the Next Five Years [View article]
    Is it possible that Intel's price is depressed because the AAPL products you mention are eating their lunch?
    May 11 08:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Price Decline Often Equals Dividends Canceled [View article]
    I, for one, haven't owned a tech stock in this century. I was fortunate enough to have unloaded CSCO when it was selling at 200X earnings, as the largest capitalization in the market, and growth projections put it on a track to be one sixth of the country's GDP in five years. I was not so prescient (or lucky) with several other tech issues.

    Having said that, I wonder what your thoughts might be on Jim Cramer's observation that all the cheap tech stocks today are those having their lunch eaten by AAPL?
    May 10 04:41 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Price Decline Often Equals Dividends Canceled [View article]
    I am not invested in the insurance industry. However, HGIC shows a good yield (4.5%) and a track record of increasing its dividend by an average of 15.5% over the last five years. Now, the bad news. Its payout is over 100% of TTM earnings. I would be concerned about the sustainability of the dividend. If you are interested in insurance, look at CB or ACE. Lower yields, but without a reckless dividend policy.
    May 10 02:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Top 5 Drug Manufacturers Paying Substantial Dividends [View article]
    There is a fundamental difference between JNJ and PFE. JNJ is a diversified healthcare company with a portfolio of drug, devices and diagnostics, and consumer products. That gives it diversification and steady sources of funds. PFE chose to be a pure-play pharma and is tethered to blockbuster research. That is speculative. It will be "Katie bar the door" when their Lipitor patent expires this year.
    May 10 09:32 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Top 5 Drug Manufacturers Paying Substantial Dividends [View article]
    sezgin, PFE may have been founded in 1849, but a more relevant date to investors is that their patent for the largest selling drug in history expires in 2011. Market capitalizations are, in theory, the present value of future earnings streams. How would the loss of the Lipitor impact future earnings.
    May 7 06:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Safe Dividend Stocks With Excellent Growth Rates [View article]
    strovej1:

    I guess I had some degree of prescience with what I bought in 2008. I bought a few issues few issues with my heart in my mouth. I did well with them, but no better with MLP's than with regular garden variety commons.
    May 6 01:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Obama administration is considering a plan to tax drivers on the amount of miles they drive. The tax could be enforced by installing equipment in vehicles to track usage, and payments could be made at service stations.  [View news story]
    What "electric vehicles"? Even with a tax subsidy, how many Chevy Volts has Government Motors sold?
    May 5 05:44 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Sold Johnson & Johnson to Buy Abbott Labs [View article]
    Golden:

    ABT's market cap is between $75 Billion and $80 Billion. There are not too many companies able to make such an acquisition from a financial perspective. From an anti-trust perspective, there may be even fewer.

    It's not, IMHO, a good strategy to invest in a company on a pie-in-the-sky notion that it will be acquired by someone who could magically unlock its "true value".

    Just the musings of another retiree.

    Long: ABT, JNJ, NVS, MDT, MRK
    Apr 20 03:59 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 High Yielding European Blue Chip Stocks Worth a Look [View article]
    And there are many European and Asian companies that derive a very significant portion of their revenues from North America. That does not make them any the less valid in providing diversification.
    Apr 19 05:29 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 High Yielding European Blue Chip Stocks Worth a Look [View article]
    Thanks. I received my NVS dividend on April 8. For the same reason, TI looks like it took a serious hit, but it was the action of going Xdividend.
    Apr 19 01:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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