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  • Philip Morris: The Yield Monster Grows [View article]
    Hey, 6228371, it is highly likely that eating wheat products (yes, even whole wheat) and sugar causes more health problems than smoking these days. Yes, I have had several close relatives and friends die from smoking caused problems. They all knew the dangers and chose to continue. And if you don't believe wheat and sugar are addictive, guess again. The point is get educated and make your choice. I now invest in toxic food and beverage companies as well as toxic pharma and tobacco companies. It helps relax me watching people indulge their addictions while paying me a steady dividend stream.
    Dec 15, 2014. 08:27 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Philip Morris: The Yield Monster Grows [View article]
    Since PM's business is entirely outside of the USA, I wonder how much of the small decline in revenues for 2015 might be attributable to currency problems. The euro has really tanked against the dollar, as have most currencies around the world.
    Dec 15, 2014. 06:19 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: A Pullback To Strongly Consider [View article]
    I'm long AAPL too, and got in at a good price. I would like to see it increase its dividend rather than see the dividend percent return increase by a falling price. I am guessing there is no div increase in the near future.
    Dec 15, 2014. 04:57 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What You Didn't Know About The Defense Industry [View article]
    Long on war. Also refined food. Also Pharma. Also tobacco and soft drinks. Try to escape all of them to live long and healthy, but try to invest in them all to assure you have enough money to live a long life.
    Dec 14, 2014. 09:55 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Plan To Increase Intel To 15% Of My 2015 Portfolio [View article]
    I am from the Philippines as you are. Have you looked at JolliBee? I am told it is hot and growing. I am long INTC, as well as CSCO and MSFT, and am enjoying their recent atmospheric climbs in price, but would have to think seriously about buying more at these prices. Thanks for the article, and good luck.
    Dec 14, 2014. 08:47 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips: New Capital Plan A Drop In The Bucket [View article]
    I am recent to these pages and really don't know anything, but it seems to me that this week will be a most important week for us who are watching oil prices. (And the concomitant stock prices as well). I think that if the oil price continues to drop, and the companies likewise, then for sure it is a time to wait patiently until some stability in them arises. I am looking at COP, CVX, XOM and BP. [Side note: Al Gore has caused more damage in the world than "global warming" ever dreamed of. And if you missed the boat on Solyndra, I'm sure there will be others.]
    Dec 14, 2014. 08:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BP: Recent Price Drop Makes It Hard To Resist [View article]
    I guess the main question with BP is whether it can sustain current dividend level, and whether it will even choose to. There are probably among these readers those who have suffered through the recent SDRL FIASCO. The ongoing payments BP must make are a bleeding wound.
    Dec 13, 2014. 09:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • If I Built This REIT From Scratch, Would It Be This One? [View article]
    Thanks for the explanation. I like Brad's writing and what he writes about. So why doesn't SA pull it's head out and use proper instead of an invented language? I mean, their self? BTW, as I reread the end of the article, the offending paragraph ain't there no more.

    Am frustrated by these good companies' refusal to "dip" for us watchers.

    And another question for Brad: is your paid subscription only on REITs?
    Dec 12, 2014. 08:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 53 Of 54: Coca-Cola (KO) [View article]
    User 1889.....Amen.
    Dec 11, 2014. 09:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ExxonMobil: The Safest Way To Play The Oil Rebound? [View article]
    As usual, the comments are just about as valuable as the article itself. Not to take anything away from a well written and conceived article. Thanks, all.
    Dec 11, 2014. 08:24 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Buy Exxon Mobil [View article]
    Might have been better titled: don't buy XOM---yet.
    Dec 11, 2014. 09:36 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If I Built This REIT From Scratch, Would It Be This One? [View article]
    Brad, geez, I love your articles, especially this one and I hate to cavil over a nasty grammatical glitch, but please an author is not "themselves" and did not write an article "their self". Hey, don 't get me wrong, I really appreciate your articles. Am long OHI and breathlessly watching LTC.
    Dec 11, 2014. 06:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Philip Morris declares $1.00 dividend [View news story]
    I think that BruceLee and Sparebwlr say it right, the choice to smoke is yours. If people want to get righteous about addictive substances, how about those we are not told about, such as sugar and YES even bread (wheat products). From a business point of view it makes sense to buy shares of companies that traffic in these items.
    Dec 11, 2014. 04:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Verizon's After-Hours Warning Means For Investors [View article]
    Chubby, "meanwhile...a chance to buy both cheaply" is an excellent observation. Perhaps add that it is also a chance to add to existing holdings of both.
    Dec 10, 2014. 08:08 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Verizon's After-Hours Warning Means For Investors [View article]
    Has anyone any idea how long this price war might go on?
    Dec 10, 2014. 04:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment