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  • Retirement Strategy: I Hate This Market But The Team Alpha Retirement Portfolio Keeps Producing More Income  [View article]
    RS, Your gut must be telling you not to invest. I understand, as I too do not trust this market. Until I see that the market has ascertained whether it is a bear or a bull, I'll stay invested, but I won't be buying the dips. There are too many things impeding the market: China, low oil prices, currency problems, declining earnings, and a Fed that still seems to want to raise interest rates.
    Jan 31, 2016. 04:48 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Trolls And Troublemakers  [View instapost]
    @RS. I agree with Ckent323. You may be too quick to react to hecklers who attack you. When you post that you have changed your mind about one or more of your holdings seems to be the time the naysayers show up to call you on it. While I recognize that you bought some of the dips on oil, when the market outlook for oil changed, so did your opinion of what you should be holding. Nothing wrong with that, RS, but do expect to see the trolls come out and remind you of your prior conviction. The anonymity of the internet makes that possible. Don't take it to heart; instead just keep on doing what you do, and that includes having the right to change your mind.

    Here's hoping your health continues to improve and that you continue to write articles.
    Jan 28, 2016. 02:36 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple And Chill  [View article]
    @Ernie Mac. Hahaha. Rose gold with silver antenna? Sign me up!
    Jan 28, 2016. 12:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple And Chill  [View article]
    This very well could be true, but then they have to increase the dividend.
    Jan 27, 2016. 11:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple And Chill  [View article]
    @Bill Maurer. Why would they do that? You keep saying they'll build a small phone again that will sell for less and destroy their ASP. What is the logic there? Why even build the 5 and 6 larger just to retreat to a 4? As entry position phone, hoping for an upgrade later? Why not just pay out the phone on a monthly basis with new Apple plan and choose a cheap carrier?

    If they retreat to a 4, the naysayers will come out in droves, saying APPL is no longer the "premium carrier." Think about it.
    Jan 27, 2016. 11:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple And Chill  [View article]
    I am not a long term holder and have been burned on my stock buys, but I love the company and love the products. I have faith they'll come back. They should not be trading for such a low p/e IMO.

    Other stocks with 1/10th the profits of APPL have much higher p/e's.
    Too many APPL bears for me.
    Jan 27, 2016. 11:15 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Next Panic: Fear Of Missing The Rebound And Being Left Behind  [View article]
    Isn't this what happens in a deflationary cycle? Despite 7 years of Fed easing, we are more in a deflationary cycle rather than an inflationary one. Christopher had some good points.

    I am cutting back spending and going to do more saving to replenish some investment funds. I'm currently not buying or selling any individual stocks, but my financial advisor has raised some cash in my account. Buckle up; it's going to be a bumpy ride.
    Jan 21, 2016. 11:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria: Are You Willing To Buy At $50?  [View article]
    I did too, but I've never added any. A shamel now it's too high.
    Jan 21, 2016. 11:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Selling Dividend Growth Stocks: Reluctantly Ending 'Forever' Marriages  [View article]
    As someone stated many years ago, if one doesn't know why one still owns a stock, sell. Looks as if you saved yourself some pain. Congrats!
    Jan 19, 2016. 06:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Could Apple EPS Really Fall To $8?  [View article]
    Anti IFans are everywhere. I really don't understand all the "hate" for anything APPLE, but sometimes it doesn't even seem rational. Slow downs may occur, especially because of China, but it is not the case that the PE is high. I don't get why people priase Mkicrosoft when its earning haven't been great and "dis" Apple wih much better earnings. Future earnings? How does anyone know? Expect Microsoft to introduce a blockbuster product? Yawn.
    Jan 11, 2016. 02:19 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Oh My God, The World Is Ending!  [View article]
    Welcome back. Take it slowly---so you can recuperate. Pedal to the metal is unnnecesary. Appreciate your post. Teach
    Jan 9, 2016. 07:31 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America Pressured By Low Oil Prices - Sell Now  [View article]
    Yes. they borrowed $100B. How long can they keep that up? And at what cost? How many banks willing to lend money on oil as an asset when a producer says it is intentionally keeping pumping to flush others out of market--keeping prices low on purpose to maintain market share?
    Dec 28, 2015. 06:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: It Is Time For A Break, For Real  [View article]
    RS, Wishing you the best of health and happiness in the years to come. Thanks for all the great advice over the years. Hope to see you back here when your health allows.
    Dec 21, 2015. 09:30 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Strategy Behind Retailers Discounting Apple Watch And iPad  [View article]
    @sandcastler. I JUST BOUGHT a new I-Pad Pro for over $1000.00 plus I got a keyboard for more $$$. I love it and also bought an I=Phone 6s Plus for my husband, unlocked with no contract. No one but a beginning buyer of Apple is looking for a discount. Thye products are so good, we aren't looking for "a deal." in price but are getting a great deal on products we love.

    I don't think you'd understand.
    Dec 20, 2015. 12:19 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Weak iPhone Sales A Reason To Buy?  [View article]
    @scottm1207. And I bought a loaded I-Pad pro, top of the line with keyboard for myself and for my significant other an I-Phone 6S Plus, unlocked. So I'm also doing my share and loving my new I-Pad pro.
    Dec 18, 2015. 11:43 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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