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  • Enterprise Products Partners: Huge Project Pipeline Will Support Distribution Increases [View article]
    I first bot at $19.25, around Jan '09. Unfortunately, I sold toward the end of '09.

    Shoulda (held), woulda, coulda...

    Good lesson for me tho.

    I did p/u some for my aunt at $41, and added a bit under $50, so at least she's benefiting : D
    Sep 10, 2013. 01:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Have Cash Ready For 4 Upcoming Buying Opportunities [View article]
    I have a friend who emailed me today that the upcoming Dow component change could actually hurt the avg (start-or contribute-to a downward move).

    His reasoning is that HPQ, AA, and BAC are all near the bottom of their earnings cycles and GS, V, and NKE are all near the top of theirs.

    Would anyone here care to comment or add to that??

    Just curious as to thoughts from SA community-thanks.
    Sep 10, 2013. 01:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Philip Morris: Tomorrow Is D-Day [View article]
    Anything below a bump to .90 may have people selling the stock. I suspect they'll push the 65% barrier and give a nickel (right at .90, perhaps as high as .92).

    Not only would .88 or .89 be a bad sign for future earnings, it would veer away from the co being seen as super shareholder friendly (commitment to continuously raising the div), both of which would be bad for the pps right now.

    Disc: I'm long in my wife's IRA (since 3/11) and have been adding on and off over the last 2.5 years, most recently yesterday @ 83.86.
    Sep 10, 2013. 01:47 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Have Cash Ready For 4 Upcoming Buying Opportunities [View article]
    Better to just buy some now at the 5.5% yield and look to add when appropriate.
    Sep 10, 2013. 03:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 'e-Sin' Stocks For Any Economy [View article]
    Bot more myself at $83.86.

    Now let's talk about that dividend raise...
    Sep 10, 2013. 02:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Cash Cows For Stable Retirement Income And Capital Growth [View article]
    Maybe coming rate increases???
    Sep 9, 2013. 02:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Long Trade Idea - Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP [View article]
    Yes-I have received them both. It certainly doesn't mean we will see .85 in Nov and Feb though.

    I didn't make my point clearly enough-or I tried to make several points and muddied them all.

    I'm disappointed with myself for having gotten into it, meaning the distributions are much more erratic than I anticipated and I'm looking fwd to cutting it loose.
    Sep 7, 2013. 02:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vanguard Natural Resources Has Something Linn Energy Doesn't Have [View article]
    Or 'schmuck'....although I've read a lot of Smurf's comments and a lot of them are right on the money imo, so...
    Sep 7, 2013. 02:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Cash Cows For Stable Retirement Income And Capital Growth [View article]
    AFL, GE, MO, LO, EPD, PAA, QCOM, PSX.
    Sep 7, 2013. 01:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Cash Cows For Stable Retirement Income And Capital Growth [View article]
    <<Not sure why PEP was included in this article. Their operational performance has been horrible over the last few years. A projected total return of 7% is hardly anything to cheer about>>

    Agree. I would rather see MO, LO, even RAI on the list instead. Heck, I'll bet (and have) that QCOM, PSX, PSEC, and VNR do better than PEP over the next 10 years.
    Sep 7, 2013. 01:12 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vanguard Natural Resources Has Something Linn Energy Doesn't Have [View article]
    LMAO-that is funny!!

    What's the Yiddish word???
    Sep 7, 2013. 12:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Long Trade Idea - Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP [View article]
    Hard to believe this thing was near $50 not long ago.

    Though the distribution is usually pretty sweet, this volatility sucks. I'm underwater and looking to unload this things the next time it gets near $30.

    I can live with $28 at this point. Like LaChic says above...<2014 could be a better year, but that is still remains to be seen, my money is better invested someplace else. I like to sleep at night.>

    Hard to disagree with that.
    Sep 7, 2013. 12:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Stocks Survive This Trend? [View article]
    I have to admit, these charts, graphs, and #s are both complex and compelling. What they ignore is psychology-something I spend a lot of time thinking about (and my background is in as well).

    I understand the market is a "weighing machine in the long run" mantra, so actual earnings, growth, etc. absolutely do matter and will be the deciding factors. However, as bartpr points out, QE/the Fed are involved in a way never seen before, and this unknown presents all kinds of what-ifs and possible scenarios that have nothing to do with the info presented here.

    Perhaps the Summers vs Yellen discussion will carry the most weight in the short to medium term. How long will the Fed skew things is hard to say. Some say they will never get out and others feel that it will take 2-10 years before we get any normalcy in the markets.

    I don't know, so I'm sticking with what I do know, and that is that we are in a stock picker's market. Though a rising tide will lift all boats, the opposite will both give us good prices on great companies or give us a pretty good idea which co's are doing well enough to withstand even another downturn. I think sticking with solid div payers is the smart move, with a variety of risk thrown in (AFL, EPD, PSEC, T, PM, GE-even though they cut during the last downturn, and perhaps some growth with low but growing divs...PSX, QCOM).

    If one is partial to ETFs, then I suppose this article contains potentially value info. But if one is wanting to be more specific, then one would be better served to consider dig through each sector, and find quality co's trading at decent to better than decent valuations.
    Sep 6, 2013. 02:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3, new Note 10.1 launched [View news story]
    LOL!!
    Sep 4, 2013. 11:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Reasons To Consider GE [View article]
    I think we can all agree that there's more value in GE than its pps is currently indicating.

    The question is whether Immelt, et al can figure out how to do it (for shareholders) instead of just enriching themselves and their colleagues,i.e. more of the same.
    Sep 1, 2013. 01:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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