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  • Soros Makes Big Bet On 2 Major Banks [View article]
    Lol Mike. I wouldn't mind having a billion in checking : )

    I could learn to live with the .5% interest rate. I'm sure I could talk my wife into it too.
    Feb 19, 2014. 12:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Shell sells Australian service stations, other assets for $2.4B [View news story]
    It does, and it may be a coincidence (I don't think so tho), but pps heading back up recently.

    Somebody with deep pockets is liking what's going on with RDS.
    Feb 19, 2014. 11:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: One Of The Best Dividend Picks? [View article]
    Agree yachtsman3. If T were to even consider the notion of cutting the div, the share price would crater.

    Thing is, the execs their (have to) know that, and it stands to reason that they will do whatever it takes to service that div w/out interruption.

    I'm curious to see if they change the tiny div raises tho. Should they freeze the div, we'll most likely see more downside, maybe to the high $20s imo.
    Feb 19, 2014. 11:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Security I Like Best: Philip Morris International [View article]
    Good advice, maybenot.

    I'd go with PM, for the moment anyway : )

    I did $79 and $75 and change.
    Feb 19, 2014. 11:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips Dividend Stock Analysis [View article]
    Same here, gawilley.
    Feb 19, 2014. 10:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vanguard Natural Resources: Acquisition Marks A Big Change [View article]
    We could see $32 by the end of the month-maybe the end of this week. Look at the spike in volume and upward move today. The MACD on the 3 yr chart is near perfect.

    Looks like the value of VNR is being bid up by investors, possibly anticipating a distribution boost too.
    Feb 18, 2014. 07:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips Dividend Stock Analysis [View article]
    I enjoy (and value) D4L's articles and accompanying analysis on dividend payers, but this article makes COP sound weak and a poor choice. I disagree. I think COP is a solid buy at $65-66.

    The div is safe and the divesting of certain assets has made the co more streamlined, as has spinning off PSX.
    Feb 18, 2014. 07:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • GE Impressed 'The Oracle': Warren Buffett Increases Stake To 10 Million Shares [View article]
    I think he was kidding.
    Feb 18, 2014. 07:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Phillips 66: Q4 Results Crush Estimates [View article]
    Did p/u some for 2 clients at around $71.74 tho.
    Feb 18, 2014. 06:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Discussion Of A Long-Term Investment In Ensco Plc [View article]
    Also agree. A conviction buy means you commit (your $) to an amazing oppt that prob won't present itself ever again. Sometimes, you gotta jump in the fire when all the lights sync up green.

    Example: When I was contemplating what to do with my wife's IRA in early 2011, the tsunami in Japan occurred (3/11/11) and stocks dropped. PM (which I had been following for 6-8 months, wanting to get in) fell to $62 and change, and I finally had my chance. I plowed over $7k (the whole amount at the time) into the stock. Since then, I've added, with and without dividends, usually on dips, but sometimes to catch the dividend too. Her account is up quite nicely, and the dividends make it even easier to just keep adding, though I usually try to do it when the stock has been under $90 (though below $85 has been useful too). I recently added at $79.24 and $75.50 fwiw.
    Feb 15, 2014. 02:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Lorillard: Smoking 4.5% Yield Is Attractive Here [View article]
    I'm watching the 11am PST (potential) move(s) too. Oftentimes, I've noticed that stocks see more movement right after the 2pm (EST) hour begins.

    LO seeing some buying a bit of upward movement, but I'm watching to see if it can move up further, esp after the 2pm (NY time) hour, or retest the current $46.48 low.
    Feb 12, 2014. 01:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lorillard: Smoking 4.5% Yield Is Attractive Here [View article]
    I have a feeling that we will see the $45s with the pps before the drop is done, maybe high $44s (unless we get the div announcement before it gets that low).
    Am definitely looking for the FCF # and the div raise announcement particulars. I'm looking to add asap fwiw...just not quite yet.
    Feb 12, 2014. 01:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Diamond Offshore's surprising Q4 strength lifts drillers, DO +2% [View news story]
    Lol...that too, cheechako.
    Feb 12, 2014. 01:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Philip Morris Below $80: Time For A Rebound? [View article]
    < was indeed the borrom.>>
    1GreatCFA-yes...1Great Speller... not so much : D
    Feb 12, 2014. 01:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Improving Profile More Favorable For Stocks [View article]
    Yes!! The charts do have a lot to say, but the interpretation of those charts, along with the TONE of the articles and the subsequent comments is where the real insights lie.

    All the two dimensional analysis in the world isn't as valuable as being able to discern what investor (human) psychology is telling us.
    Feb 8, 2014. 01:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment