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  • Retirement Strategy: Having Cash Is Not A Sin, It Is Smart!  [View article]
    Good article and good comments. What is your opinion on hedging your portfolio with SPY puts for example. I'm about 15 percent in cash but you could go crazy trying to time a bottom or optimal time to put your cash back to work. Bear markets don't announce when they are over.
    Feb 6, 2016. 09:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • An iShares Dividend Champion Outperforms In January  [View article]
    I bought some shares of HDV a few years ago and barely followed it as my individual stocks shot up and made HDV look boring. Well right now boring sounds pretty good to me and I wish I had bought more HDV. In fact I think now is a good time to buy some more shares. Good article!!
    Feb 6, 2016. 03:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Be Your Own Barista, Serve Yourself Starbucks' 10% Yield  [View article]
    Interesting strategy which I've never tried before. Since I already own SBUX what do you think about selling covered calls? I have decent gains but the price action lately has me a little on edge especially after today's 6.5 % decline. Selling covered calls would at least bring in some additional income while SBUX (as well as the rest of the mkt) are in correction mode). Your thoughts?
    Feb 6, 2016. 03:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Visa: Nowhere To Go  [View article]
    So that's it? Where's the rest of the story? Too skimpy on facts. No mention of China or the rest of the world? I've been a shareholder for 5 years and this stock is the most steady holding in my portfolio. Visa still has has a long long way to go.
    Jan 30, 2016. 12:47 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple posts mixed results, issues light guidance  [View news story]
    These are decent revenues considering the iPhone 6 is getting long in the tooth. With the iPhone 7 launch this year, revenues will continue to grow with huge pent up demand. Any price below $100 a share remains a steal.
    Jan 26, 2016. 07:44 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Outperforming Dividend Aristocrat Is Beating The Market Pullback, Insiders Are Buying  [View article]
    Hmm. Looks decent. What was the reason, however, for the 21 percent drop in early 2015?
    Jan 17, 2016. 12:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Warren Buffett's Phillips 66 Play Isn't A Bullish Sign For Oil  [View article]
    Excellent article on explaining the fundamentals which I have previously struggled to understand until now. Thank you!!
    Jan 16, 2016. 11:07 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Phillips 66 Can Slide Past Crude Export Risks  [View article]
    Good luck in finding 4 percent CD's.
    Jan 11, 2016. 07:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Berkshire buys another 759K Phillips 66 shares  [View news story]
    Even if that were true, my money would be on Warren Buffet over you.
    Jan 11, 2016. 07:47 PM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gilead's HCV Price Disparity In Egypt Comes Under Fire  [View article]
    "...Short sighted author." Good one.
    Jan 1, 2016. 01:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chronicling My Apple Analysis Over 2015: How The Bull Became A Bear  [View article]
    Oh now I can sleep better knowing that you have changed your view on the stock like thousands of other investors when the stock is down. Welcome to Cramer like investing. I like stocks that are up but I don't like stocks that are down.
    Dec 25, 2015. 03:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Starbucks: Q3 2015 Buy  [View article]
    Bugsy SBUX has more than tripled in 5 years. You can't possibly be that stupid to be shorting this thing.
    Oct 11, 2015. 08:53 AM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CareDX: A Chance To Own A Publicly Traded 'Private' Company  [View article]
    Just curious. Who is CDNA's closest peer that is better funded?
    Sep 26, 2015. 12:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix parting with high-profile films as deal with Epix lapses  [View news story]
    I saw the first episode of Narcos last night and it was excellent. Check it out.
    Aug 30, 2015. 07:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Prime takes on Netflix in Japan  [View news story]
    Yeah, NFLX was up 6.8 percent today. If that's bad news for NFLX, investors aren't concerned.
    Aug 27, 2015. 07:43 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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