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  • Ford November U.S. sales: +0.4% [View news story]
    is the a monthly report or quarterly?
    Dec 1, 2015. 09:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan: Don't Drink The Kool-Aid [View article]
    many if not most of those heat pumps will be run by electricity generated by natural gas
    Nov 1, 2015. 02:12 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan: What's Your Preference? [View article]
    preferred dividends are taxed as ordinary income. like interest or bonds.
    Oct 31, 2015. 04:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Barron's: Oil stocks the cheapest in almost 30 years [View news story]
    cheapest in years? they were 20% cheaper 2 months ago. that said, it is next to impossible, at least for me, to come up with a fair value for energy stocks compared to the price of a barrel of oil. if you compare charts, it doesn't make sense
    Oct 30, 2015. 06:48 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chase announces Chase Pay digital wallet for mid-2016 [View news story]
    if it works with an i-5s, i'm sold. my i5 is my first smart phone. i love the size and everything about it. i was planning to get an i6 when apple pay got widely accepted. but if this works with the 5, i'll just keep mine and be just fine
    Oct 29, 2015. 09:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Recent Buy (KMI) And Crossing An Investing Milestone [View article]
    i almost bought some of the preferred today. but a friend and i ran the numbers, and if kmi goes higher, you can only make about half of what you make by owning the common. yet if kmi goes lower you will end up losing more than if you owned the common. only if the stock stays in a trading range, will you come out virtually the same.

    add in the fact that every preferred
    Oct 29, 2015. 08:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Will Get Ford To Break Out Higher? [View article]
    if margin is charging compound interest like a mortgage loan, you are losing big time.
    Oct 28, 2015. 06:17 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan: What You Need To Know About The Preferred Stock [View article]
    does anyone know if the preferred is cumulative or non cumulative?
    Oct 28, 2015. 09:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan: What You Need To Know About The Preferred Stock [View article]
    if i understand correctly, the only advantage to the convertable is the interest being higher? because we can't really gain anything on the conversion over the common. is that correct?
    also remember, dividends are taxed like long term capital gains. preferred interest is taxed as ordinary income. so if you are in a high tax bracket, you could probably lose money on the 9.75 interest vs. the current 7.5 dividend. that is unless the stock being mandatory convertible changes the tax dynamic to be like a dividend.
    Oct 28, 2015. 09:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan: What You Need To Know About The Preferred Stock [View article]
    i wish someone would publish the stock symbol and conversion price. i am thinking about buying some for my ira. that 9.75 in a tax free account isn't too bad
    Oct 27, 2015. 12:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil - Earnings Preview And Outlook [View article]
    all the oil companines are way too high for what a barrel of oil costs. there is more risk to down side than potential to upside imo.
    Oct 25, 2015. 10:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Regulators say Plains All American kept shoddy records [View news story]
    government, is not for you. government is not against you. government is for government. the sooner someone realizes this, the better off their lives will be.
    Oct 19, 2015. 08:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Winter Is Coming For Upstream Oil And Gas Companies In 2015, Part 4 - ConocoPhillips [View article]
    i would like the financials, especially jpm wfc and bbt
    Oct 18, 2015. 10:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BB&T's Yield Is The Only Reason To Own It [View article]
    i love bbt as a company. one of the best investments i ever made was buying their preferred stock in 08 and 09. but i wish they had options that traded weekly.
    Oct 17, 2015. 04:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oil: $20 Or $70 [View article]
    the agreement is not secret. details of the agreement are everywhere. the agreement says if anyone were to attack iran's nuclear facilities, the u.s is obligated to help iran protect them.
    i don't understand how everyone does not know this. that is what is disturbing to me.
    Oct 16, 2015. 09:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment