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  • 6 Stocks Increasing Shareholder Wealth With Higher Dividends [View article]
    I know-thank you Robert.

    Only suggested I was looking at it btw-that's all. I'd buy BNS before JPM fwiw.
    May 27, 2014. 10:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Sell Enterprise Products [View article]
    Should have included a 'may have to (deal with UBTI)' in there.

    I held some MLPs in a Roth for a few years and didn't have any either. We may have benefitted from the IRS not really caring, but that may not last forever.

    Glad to hear you did not incur any UBTI though : )
    May 27, 2014. 10:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Sell Enterprise Products [View article]
    Markets not open on Jan 1st : )
    May 27, 2014. 10:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rosneft deal seen as good news for Seadrill, North Atlantic, drilling industry [View news story]
    It appears to be helping ESV and NE shares too.
    May 27, 2014. 03:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ONEOK Minnesota natural gas line remains shut after explosion [View news story]
    Sure wd like to get some shares of OKS under $54 but the stock has been stubborn.

    Great co, great stock.
    May 27, 2014. 03:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: Why $38 Looks Enticing [View article]
    Good fundamental points mentioned (several times) here...but think also of how the market is 'feeling' about the co (and therefore, the stock).

    They like the CEO. Don't underestimate this one. Though just liking the CEO has nothing to do with increased earnings (or margins), it does do something positive for all of those who are on the fence about starting a position or adding to one. SB wasn't well liked. MSFT stock went sideways. New CEO IS liked...a good omen for pps appreciation imo.

    Commitment to dividend and esp DG. With so many more investors concerned about yield and DG, this is also a biggie. As earnings continue to tow the line (or better-surpass), and the co continues to show investors the $ (DG), this will also entice more buyer interest.

    Lastly, with the fear of rising interest rates an ongoing issue (though not likely until late next year imo), those co's with little to no debt, great debt ratings, and sustainable dividends will be seen as safe(r) havens as we approach the inevitable rising of rates. MSFT pps will benefit from this also.

    For these reasons, MSFT is a buy. If you happen to get the chance to buy at or under $38, buy with both hands.
    May 26, 2014. 05:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This New High-Dividend Stock Yields 7%-Plus And Is Beating The Market In 2014 [View article]
    It's the UBTI issue that you should be worried about with MLPs in IRAs.
    May 26, 2014. 04:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BDC sector on sale [View news story]
    Yes, I certainly understand why posters list their holdings, D#1. I occ post mine (and some of my clients) as well. It just seems like a bell rings (article is posted) and we see some only post their holdings and nothing else. How does that help the rest of us???

    And don't even get me started on those posters whose first post is their life story in a paragraph. Why the heck do they do that???

    If you go to a dance (or a bar, if you prefer), you don't just stand there with your credentials (wallet, degree, past relationships, income level, etc.) hanging out and expect people to come to you, do you?? You mingle, talk and ask questions, discuss news of the day, etc. How does simply posting your holdings help the discussion at hand??

    Imo, it doesn't. That's all I'm saying.
    May 26, 2014. 04:40 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If I Were Starting All Over Again [View article]
    jstratt:

    Great points, thank you.
    May 26, 2014. 04:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If I Were Starting All Over Again [View article]
    Pim69:

    Not trying to tell you how to live your life (though it will sound like it), but maybe if these things you disclose about your wife really bother you that much, perhaps you taking more a lead role in your marriage would be a step toward ensuring more certainty in your financial future, and more peace of mind for you(???)

    I mean, it sounds like your wife is operating having given you some ultimatums. If true, that doesn't sound like a recipe for a whole lot of agreement in a marriage. Your post makes it sound like she is doing things that you vehemently disagree with. IMO, that's a problem.
    May 26, 2014. 04:17 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Sell Enterprise Products [View article]
    Holding in an IRA means you have to deal with UBTI...if you have anything more than a small position.

    If you do have a medium to large position, you will want to educate yourself on the the UBTI situation as it relates to holding MLPs in IRAs.
    May 26, 2014. 03:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Sell Enterprise Products [View article]
    Disagree on PM being a stagnant, no-growth co. It may be fairly priced at $86 (for the moment), and it is (and certainly has been) dealing with currency headwinds, but it has much more growth ahead of it than you suggest.

    The dividend does (have growth ahead of it) too.
    May 26, 2014. 03:49 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The All-Defensive Team: 25 Low Beta Dividend Stocks For An Uncertain Market (Part 1) [View article]
    Lookin' fwd to picking up shares of PAA in my cash acct.

    Great co.
    May 25, 2014. 08:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 6 Stocks Increasing Shareholder Wealth With Higher Dividends [View article]
    Hate banks but have to admit, Jamie and Co look interesting at a 3% yield.
    May 24, 2014. 07:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Daily State Of The Markets: Is The Market Environment Improving? [View article]
    Its time IN the market, not timing the market, esp this market.
    May 24, 2014. 01:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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