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  • Johnson & Johnson: The Best Boring Stock You'll Ever Own [View article]
    < Make it a staple of your core portfolio.>

    <Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.>


    Man up, my friend. If it gets a double thumbs up, and you don't even own it, at least explain why. C'mon.
    Jul 20 02:14 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 6 Undervalued Stocks With Large Share Repurchases [View article]
    Wouldn't touch HPQ either. With Hurd gone, it's viewed as a rudderless/leaderless ship. I think this-not the 'it's miscontrued as a printer co'-is why it sits where it does.
    Jul 18 04:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Upside and Downside Scenarios for BP's $54 Value [View article]
    Maybe they could hack into BP's phone records for more info...
    Jul 18 04:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Microsoft Doomed to Be a Widows-and-Orphans Stock? [View article]
    <I'm long MSFT, INTC, HPQ, ORCL, and NOK. Thanks GWBJ.>

    You're thanking YOURSELF?? And holding HPQ, ORCL, and NOK????????? Yikes.
    Jul 18 01:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Deja Vu All Over Again? [View article]
    Good man ;)
    Jul 17 03:32 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Dividend Stocks Sharing the Fruits of Increased Dividends [View article]
    Not sure what your point is here. Are you questioning the (future) relevance of WAG and CVS b/c WMT and TGT have them (along with general merchandise-and now food), or you referring to something else??

    Thanks for the clarification.
    Jul 16 09:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Precious Metals, Miners and Commodities Are the Sectors to Be in [View article]
    <Safer precious metals equities, in my opinion, would be the likes of Great Basin Gold>

    You said this last Nov, and GBG has been a terrible place to be. (I understand full well caveat emptor and do your own DD). I also remember you saying you were long GBG back then, but insinuated that you got out at some point. Perhaps in the spirit of recommending the stock (let's call a spade a spade here please), you would also share with us where you got in before and where you got out, and where you've reentered a long position (for GBG).

    Thank you.
    Jul 16 09:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Analysts Set to Eat Crow Again [View article]
    This whole switch in our economy has been about doing more with less. Are you telling us that INTC hasn't found a way to do it themselves??

    The fullness of a company parking lot at night does not a company make. If that was a direct tell on co health and an indication of pps direction, you think the co would allow a tell like to continue for investors to get a free ride??
    Jul 15 01:16 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Has Led the Market Lower? [View article]
    Today's action was weak. Unless the debt ceiling is raised-and soon, we're gonna see some more downside imo.

    Or if BB/Fed steps in and DOES something-not just talk about it...
    Jul 13 11:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Top Picks From Scott & Stringfellow's June Quarter Filing [View article]
    PM all the way :)

    Added today at $67. Looking to add next at $65 and below.
    Jul 13 10:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Target Corporation: Dividend Stock Analysis [View article]
    Re the DGR: It appears that the main question is whether the gap between earnings and the payout ratio/DGR can be closed or not? And, will it be through increased earnings or by reducing the DGR?? I don't want to buy a co who's only paying 2.6%-even with a low payout ratio, if they are continually having to raise the payout ration b/c earnings can't keep up with the DGR. That ratio will rise faster and faster unless they can make that change.

    Like sneaker1404 says above, it would be nice to know what # mgmt has in mind for the payout ratio.
    Jul 13 12:34 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 High Yield Stocks That Are Likely to Outperform the Market [View article]
    I don't see how we get $150 oil unless we see some type of QE3-or whatever way they disguise it. The current market climate is jittery, almost like investors are holding their breath for some type of REALLY bad news to finally come out about one of the PIIGS, the debt ceiling issue, a problem with China, etc. If we get that type of bad news, we're headed downward-not up.

    Reiterating what I said around tax day, there are more unknowns than knowns, which (to me) puts a ceiling/damper on how high stocks (and oil) can go. With the jobs situation still woeful, consumer confidence not likely to get any better, gov't stalemate, no super (new) news from China, the USD in rally mode, I see the markets going sideways to down, at least until the debt ceiling issue is resolved. Then we get a relief rally, followed by more downside.

    One of the wildcards here is 2Q earnings. More than a few surprises in either direction could change things significantly, for the worse most likely.
    Jul 12 12:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Reasons to Take Advantage of Exxon's Recent Underperformance [View article]
    <Several years ago it went down to $32 and gasoline was $0.90/gal. at the pump.>

    When was this??? Last time I saw gas that low (out here in CA) was in 1988. What does that have to do with anything?? We won't see those prices ever again-not for XOM, and not for gasoline.
    Jul 12 11:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 6 Booming U.S. Multinationals Poised to Pop [View article]
    I'm more interested in the psychology of both the markets and the co's in them. I think the McAfee acq (whether one thinks they overpaid or not) is a sign that Intel recognizes that their biggest growth is behind them, and they're willing to put cash to work to buy their way into whatever type of co they want to become (thus my supposition that they recognize that pure organic growth won't be enough). Plus, a commitment (and I hope it is) to higher and sustained DG is a signal to investors looking for yield that they're willing to part with more cash to bring in new $ that will stay a while.

    I do agree with those however who say that until they get into the mobile biz in a bigger way, they (basically) won't change all that much.
    Jul 11 12:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Reasons to Take Advantage of Exxon's Recent Underperformance [View article]
    Yes, wait for better prices.
    Jul 11 12:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment