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  • Apple Pay - Nice But Not A Big Deal [View article]
    Why do I waste my time reading Blair? So I can add more shares to my holdings of AAPL, now my largest position! He is absolutely wrong every time...
    I am buying a new 6+ ASAP and plan on buying EVERYthing via Apple Pay...
    Sep 13 11:34 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 4% Rule Examined [View article]
    My problem with the 4% rule is that RMD requires that I withdraw more than 4% yearly.
    How do you propose staying ahead of the Government rule that more is required to be withdrawn yearly than can possibly be prudently generated???
    This has become a zero sum game (I am 81)
    Sep 13 08:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Look At These Juicy Yields - Are They Really Appropriate For Your Retirement Portfolios? [View article]
    Chuck: Thank you, along with all of the others (cf above), for this splendid piece of comparative investing. I have always looked at NLY with a jaundiced eye; you have shown me so clearly that I was "right on"!
    KMP is a MLP and required those pesky K-1s each April so years ago I bought KMR instead; in the light of the recent Kinder decision I was thrilled that I picked the correct option (also own KMI).
    PG is always a great company; we use the products so why not own the stock??
    Again, thanks so much for the excellent article...
    Sep 11 10:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Innovates But Fails To Inspire Under Cook [View article]
    It is so easy to attack a genius for not being YOUR kind of genius! As for me, give me what Cookie has given absolutely brilliant system for the future built upon Jobs initiative but extended beyond what he would have thought needed; remember he of the "one size fits all"?
    It is so easy to go off on tangents which don't fit our preconceived ideas of what billiance is...
    "Brilliance is as brilliance does" (to coin a phrase)!!!
    Sep 11 07:25 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay More Significant Than Apple Watch [View article]
    Just wait until WalMart signs on!
    I am ready willing and waiting; just get those phones into the system and all systems will be "go"; I can't wait for Michael Blair and his "ilk" to become believers!
    Sep 10 03:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay: The Only Wallet With Potential To Gain Widespread Adoption [View article]
    Let the good times roll!!!
    Count on AAPL to confound the skeptics and naysayers...sign me up ASAP!
    I am so glad that I bought into the closed Apple system from the first; there won't be any other...
    Sep 10 03:33 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Years Of Dividend Growth Investing - 10 Lessons I Have Learned [View article]
    My cardinal rule: buy stock in companies whose products you use and cannot do without; then, should another 2008-9 come along, such usage continues and the stocks of said companies turn upward again; meanwhile, DRIP saves the day! You have bought more shares at very advantageous prices.
    Sep 10 10:59 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Watch Is Out... Investors Should Watch Out [View article]
    when I saw the author of this piece, I immediately went to the bottom of the "Comments" (here) cuz I knew the article would be a hatchet piece...when will
    dummies learn? Doubt this guy will ever wake up and smell the fresh air of secure charging and absence of a wallet deep in a jeans pocket...
    Sep 10 08:50 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons The Apple Launch Disappointed [View article]
    All this doom and gloom about what AAPL should have come out with is tiring;
    I just watched the Mastercard CEO talk about how excited he is...and why not us??

    Secure internet transactions are what this Apple Watch is all about...I'll be there when they go on sale...stock up on AAPL while these dummies (cf author, above)
    dump theirs!

    Some folks are never satisfied...
    Sep 10 08:18 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • History Lessons: Surviving A Recession, Tuning Out Noise And Moving Beyond Mistakes [View article]
    Mike, I follow your every article avidly because you reveal that part of human nature which is such an important part of every investor I know, particularly myself!
    The forces of fear and greed are constantly at work fighting each other; fear is the more powerful of the two, it seems, as I too look back at 2008-09, the time period of your MMM events.
    Owning MMM as you do, I hereby promise myself to never part with it, either, at least not as long as I continue to use their awesome products!
    Sep 3 12:24 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple - September 9 Will Give You A Stomach Ache And Nothing More... Focus On Sales [View article]
    You bet it is far better to buy and hold (cap gains + dividend) rather than trying to guess what will happen; AAPL has millions of dollars waiting in the wings for stock buy backs; wait for a dip and get disappointed as AAPL sucks up "down" shares with its stock buyback cash.

    My experience of years past in trying to ascertain buying moments for AAPL were all met with frustration...far better for me had I bought and HELD at $150, $175, $200 etc BEFORE the 7 x 1 split...b'lieve beloveds!
    Sep 1 10:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Outperforming High-Dividend Stock With Multiple, Safe High Yields Over 6% [View article]
    Wunderbar! PSA has been a gold mine for 40 years; these Preferreds follow in the footsteps of a superb management and concept for public storage i.e. always try to put new facilities ahead of future growth and then sell the underlying land for a nice profit while buying ahead of new growth and repeating the process...
    Aug 24 10:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's iPad Problem Is Lenovo's Wintel Tablet [View article]
    Anyone and everyone who buys an IPAD knows that the upgraded iOS yearly is what makes it worth every penny...AAPL knows that it has a quality product, bar none, and will continue to stay the course.

    My IPAD and IPHONE sync beautifully...all the family has Apple products and we are happy as can be...Apple will successfully take on all newbies and keep on clicking!!
    Aug 22 01:16 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan: A Good Example Of Why Investors Should Never Pay Attention To Wall Street Analysts [View article]
    Wall Street analysts are my reverse indicator, in other words when they "pan" a stock I buy...they are too self serving and not worth their handsome fees...
    Aug 21 10:36 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Double Top For Apple? [View article]
    Where are the "technicians" yachts??? All the mumbo jumbo of double tops, double bottoms and the like are the addiction of traders; I buy and hold (for the dividend) and will continue to add when AAPL sells off if this author is correct...again, where are the "technicians" yachts???
    Aug 19 09:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment