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  • Is The Master Limited Partnership Tax Status At Risk? [View article]
    <While very few expect this transaction to be followed by others, it reminds us that often the most significant risks are those that are not obvious to investors, and the most discussed risks frequently are those that impact investment behavior.>

    Very insightful, and very true.
    Sep 20 02:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Master Limited Partnership Tax Status At Risk? [View article]
    Good point. All the more reason to start looking at MLPs to put in a cash account and start receiving income (tax deferred).
    Sep 20 02:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Master Limited Partnership Tax Status At Risk? [View article]
    <The MLP structure is clever yet ultimately non sustainable ...... once the political waves move against them they will dosolve>

    It will be a while before this is anything close to reality. With the country pushing back to the right as we march toward 2016, even if HC wins the WH, Congress (likely to be a majority for Repubs) should have plenty of friends of the MLP industry (structure) and it will go on.

    Like 27975573 (why do contributors choose 7 and 8 digit #s for names on SA...don't understand that), I'm for renewables being a part of the MLP structure parade too. Working toward a level playing field that will actually produce more income vehicles for investors sounds good to me.

    Maybe then I can get my aunt to start in investing in them, as the fracking issue has kept her away, and kept her away from great profits.
    Sep 20 02:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why You Should Invest In Water For Income [View article]
    Interesting idea-thanks Mikie713.
    Sep 20 01:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why You Should Invest In Water For Income [View article]
    I'd be more interested if any of these co's were FINDING and STORING water on a regular basis and then setting up LT contracts to sell it here in CA, where wildfires are burning somewhere in the state on a regular basis and farmers will need a ton of it going fwd.

    Pray for an El Nino winter!!
    Sep 20 01:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Dividend Increase [View article]
    I'm quite aware of where it is. I'll be watching closely as it approaches $50. Whether it breaks it easily is another matter imo...perhaps if we have the (almost) usual Xmas rally.
    Sep 20 01:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Reasons To Buy Valero [View article]
    <For another cheap oil stock that trades for just around $6.40 per share and which also has takeover potential, read this article on McDermott International (NYSE:MDR).>

    This part seems out of place in this article. Sure, it has some things in common with VLO, but nothing to do with this article.

    Strange that you would include it.

    Otherwise, you make good points, though I would consider 20 oversold on RSI-not 30. Safer buy in that area.

    I bot for a client at $51, and am considering adding if it dips to mid-$40s.
    Sep 20 01:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bull Trap That Is Philip Morris International [View article]
    A lot of conjecture and supposition here...nothing we haven't heard before.

    Of course PM can't go on forever, but within 5 years time??? If MO can diversify enough to actually thrive at this juncture, I feel (my own little conjecture) PM can adopt some similar strategies (buy into a beer co anyone?) and manage not to fold and go home in 2019.

    I think I'll stick around.
    Sep 19 11:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Dividend Increase [View article]
    wil3714-

    I'll go you one further. $44 will hold and stock will touch $49 before year is out.
    Sep 19 03:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Dividend Increase [View article]
    The last one got traded to the LA Clippers.
    Sep 19 03:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Global Inflation Continues To Fall [View article]
    I'm guessing you don't do your own food shopping, Cullen.

    No disinflation to be found in the grocery stores. Milk/butter, eggs, nuts-to name a few-have all gone up. Butter prices at my work have risen 3 times this year alone. Meat has doubled over the last 5 years.

    The BLS people don't do their own food shopping either I'll bet. There may be magic in omitting food and energy costs for core inflation or whatever gauge you want to use, and I'll admit, gas prices have fallen .20-25 cents recently (here in NorCal, anyway), but it's gonna cost you more to eat.
    Sep 19 03:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • On The Dividend Payout Ratios Of U.S. Stocks [View article]
    Short and to the point-thank you.
    Sep 19 01:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Transformation Is Good For Reynolds American [View article]
    You make a good point-no argument there.

    All im saying is Big Tobacco will find a way to take a slice, sooner or later.
    Sep 19 12:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Transformation Is Good For Reynolds American [View article]
    I'm saying that the biggies will do what they always do: wait and see how things play out, crunch some #s internally, buy some (no idea how many at this point) out at some point, and say " 'F' the rest...their profits don't even make our profit meter budge."

    Are you saying these independents are gonna steal serious profits and MO and RAI will just sit and do nothing but whine and be afraid???
    Sep 18 08:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vanguard Natural Resources: A Major Bet On Natural Gas [View article]
    Tom:

    ARP is a likely buyout at some point in the not too distant future imo. I gotta think Cooperman knows this and will see pps appreciation when a buyer comes forth. That's why I bot it in my Roth. I'm hoping for a couple of bucks rise after an announcement and then I'll sell it. Until then, I'm reinvesting the divs below $19.50.
    Sep 18 08:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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