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  • Goldman says time to make a move on energy stocks [View news story]
    Translation: We loaded up and need to unload on an unsuspecting public.
    Dec 23, 2014. 06:59 PM | 38 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Philip Morris International Will Fall Like Ash [View article]
    << but the payout ratio of 65 percent is dangerous for the company in the long term.>>

    Gimme a break. 65% is a great payout ratio for a tobacco co. It's not like they need the $ for advertising. With MO targeting an 80% (regular) payout ratio, PM is smart to inch toward making it higher at this juncture-likely after the next div raise announcement.

    They'll survive-and even thrive after this difficult period moderates.
    Jul 21, 2014. 02:39 AM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy Cuts Transparency [View article]
    Well...a pile, anyway.
    Oct 29, 2013. 03:20 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Something Spooky About the Way This Rally Is Unfolding [View article]
    You feel weird b/c this whole market is horses#@!

    We're all in suspended animation...waiting for whatever sign(s) we're used to seeing to alert us it's time to go to cash...but doesn't pay we wait...and wait...

    Don't get greedy :)
    Feb 20, 2011. 02:25 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Where Is BP Headed: $70 or $0? [View article]
    If you believe that, wouldn't it have been more prudent to wait for the the divvy suspen??sion/reduction announcement and buy at a lower price???
    Jun 13, 2010. 10:14 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why We're Huge Fans Of Gilead [View article]
    Wow, another bull on GILD. You'd think with the (nearly) entire world bullish on the co that it would trade a little higher.
    Nov 19, 2014. 04:49 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why American Oil Companies Passed on Shale Gas [View article]
    We'll see a full on jump to NG when we've used up every drop of available oil-and not a moment sooner.

    Humans learn VERY slowly, particularly when they're in large groups.
    Jul 22, 2010. 11:02 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • After Linn, Citi sees more MLP distribution cuts [View news story]
    Lol...they dont have any. It took 2 guys there to realize other e and p MLPs will need to cut.

    Watch out for these guys.
    Jan 5, 2015. 06:15 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Trimmed My Position In Altria [View article]
    First rule of investing in MO: NEVER sell MO.
    Oct 24, 2014. 12:25 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fifth Street Finance's Upcoming Fiscal Q3 2014 Net Asset Value Projection [View article]
    BDC Buzz:

    I wasn't ragging on either you or Scott. If anything, I was simply marveling at two experts in the field doing what they do best. I would actually prefer that you not take it offline, as it extends my/our ability to learn and (and maybe one day) converse in an advanced way to really get to the heart of deeper analyses such as this one.

    Plus, your conversation was civil and professional. That is getting more and more rare these days, even on SA unfortunately.

    So...thank you : )
    Jul 29, 2014. 02:51 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What's a Safe Withdrawal Rate? These 10 Dividend Stocks Are the Answer [View article]
    Well thought out (and explained) response. Thank you.
    Dec 30, 2010. 11:27 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Thursday's Sell-Off Matters [View article]

    Your #3 is wrong. Where are you getting 'no inflation'??? It's happening and it's real, it's just not necessarily in the things (or the order) you think it is.
    Jul 31, 2014. 11:23 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nicholas Financial tumbles as it pulls out of Prospect deal [View news story]
    Maybe Lawrence will stop writing about PSEC now.
    Jun 12, 2014. 03:34 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Time It Is Different - Americans Are More Pessimistic [View article]
    <Optimism just "magically appearing" in the future from today's levels? Why - will jobs come rushing back, wages grow strongly, interest rates rise to give decent return on savings, Obamacare repealed so that people can have good, affordable health insurance again?>

    All great points minus the healthcare one. Healthcare was in need of major overhaul before Obamacare. Now I'm not saying things are better, but it needed change, and b/c Americans are nearly all on the far left or far right (and elect officials of similar mind), you get the ACA. It isn't just Congress that's dysfunctional, it's ALL OF US, and of course the wretched system we've allowed to exist.
    Mar 8, 2014. 01:16 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Vanguard Blogger John Ameriks Right That 'It's Too Late for Gold'? [View article]
    Being an atheist keeps you deaf, dumb, and blind.

    You're safe from nothing. Choosing atheism is the lazy man's way of trying to hide from God-which isn't possible.

    Freewill allows your present choice. "God gives you time, but not forever."
    Aug 14, 2010. 11:30 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment