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  • Vanguard Natural Resources (VNR) -4.9% AH after announcing a public offering of 8M common units. VNR intends to use net proceeds to pay down debt from its senior secured revolving credit facility, which was incurred in part to fund recent acquisitions. [View news story]
    Wow...been wanting to enter this one and have seen it move between $25-30, but this offering is scary.

    I think I'll stay on the sidelines for (at least) a while longer.
    Jan 31 02:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 High-Yielding Dividend Stocks That Have Hiked Payouts By At Least 13% For 5 Years [View article]
    This is not the economy for restaurant investment success (imo of course).
    Jan 31 02:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Phillips 66 Hits A Grand Slam [View article]
    Wish I would have made that purchase when it touched $42. and learn.
    Jan 30 02:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Philip Morris: Take A Step Back [View article]
    I loathe to trade this stock (though I've paper traded them and actually done well) b/c it's a solid investment and my strategy is to continue to build upon a decent position started in Mar 2011 rather than jump in and out. Your calls have been pretty good on buy and sell too, and I've enjoyed the articles that have gone with them-thanks.

    As another poster already said, the Feb #s will be very telling. I think the outlook going forward and the effects of FX will carry a lot of weight, as well as whether the #s are continuing to move in the direction of slower growth or back toward more profitability and bigger margins. The debt issue is a problem for some investors-I understand (why) that, but fcharlie's (and others') take on it is pretty accurate imo. However, without a move back toward better growth than they've shown lately, I think the pps will continue to do the $80-90 dance, and give you more opps for more articles : D
    Jan 30 02:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Philip Morris: Sell Due To High Valuations And Reduced Cash Flow [View article]
    <<IMO PM's management is smarter then me and knows the business better then I do. That being said I only need to be smarter and buy when Mr. Market puts it on sale. IMO thats all the discussion needed for this stock.>>

    Perfectly put-thank you.
    Jan 30 01:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lorillard: A Solid Dividend Investment For Your Portfolio [View article]
    Same here.
    Jan 25 04:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobless Claims Continue To Nosedive [View article]
    Excellent points. Here in Shasta Cty, CA (very upper Norcal), the official unemployment rate is around 15-20%, depending on the source. While there are a ton of people on the street and constantly asking me if we (TJs) are hiring, I continually see a lot sketchy looking people come in and buy a couple of hundred dollars worth of groceries and always pay in cash. We are in the middle of hundreds marijuana farm(er)s up here-most of them illegal, but with so many of them and so few to police them all, the MJ 'trade' is prolific around here, and is quietly tolerated as it actually puts $ in the pockets of people who would probably just end up on welfare and/or the street.

    What I can't figure out is why-with all that cash-they still don't take a bath, get new(er) clothes, and cut their hair(???)
    Jan 23 01:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BDC Stocks Offer Value And Income In A Pricey Market [View article]
    Was in ACAS going into the recession. Got out with only nominal loss but was stunned by how it cratered. It got flushed down the toilet. I would like to get into PSEC but am still paranoid b/c of the ACAS experience-though I know they're not identical entities. The opaqueness doesn't help either.

    Would like to have a nice monthly div tho : D
    Jan 23 01:53 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Continual Failure To Understand The Balance Sheet Recession [View article]
    << It would be funny if it wasn't so sad.>>

    It's funny in a sad sorta way.
    Jan 23 04:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Philip Morris: Sell Due To High Valuations And Reduced Cash Flow [View article]
    Even still, the dividend will continue on-and get increased along the way.
    Jan 22 01:54 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 7.19% Dividend Payer Rentech Nitrogen Partners Is Breaking Out [View article]
    Sell off after massive run up maybe???
    Jan 17 04:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 High Performing, High Yielding Dividend Stocks To Watch And 1 With Potential [View article]
    Nice call. Price action is incredibly bullish right now, even if it is oversold in the ST.
    Jan 11 04:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman Sachs report on Philip Morris (PM +2%) that backed up its upgraded rating to Buy contains some insight on what the next big development for the company could be down the road. A new product with a target launch of 2016 mimics the experience of smoking without the harmful effects. Though it's been tried before, Philip Morris might take the "next-generation product" to the next level by catering it for the gigantic Chinese market. [View news story]
    Either way, I bet millions of Chinese have something in their hand made by PM in 2016.

    Upgrade by GS analyst today and div paid to shareholders and you get a recipe for a move back up.

    $89 will look like a deal when it hits $100-105.
    Jan 11 02:32 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 High Performing, High Yielding Dividend Stocks To Watch And 1 With Potential [View article]
    Doesn't seem to be a problem right now as the pps has taken off over the last few days.

    Now I wish I hadn't hemmed and hawed about not wanting to pay above $39 for the stock, as I've been wanting to add to a position started at $36ish. Time to watch closely : D
    Jan 9 05:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 Dividend Stocks To Beat Inflation [View article]
    OKS and PM are as solid as they come.

    Long PM and hold OKS in my auntie's account
    Jan 8 05:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment