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  • Could U.S.-Russia Conflict Hurt Exxon Mobil? [View article]
    Retired Colonel
    I like your Bio..I value your input on these types of affairs!
    May 6, 2014. 02:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Should You Sell In May? [View article]
    I'll set numerous stop orders...if it market continues to rise fine..if not I'll cut losses. Main concern is not set losses where a couple 100 point drops will trigger.
    Apr 28, 2014. 11:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why And How To Buy Corporate Bonds In A Likely Increasing Interest Rate Environment [View article]
    Thanks for article David.

    Not a lot articles pointed toward defensive posturing for those trying to protect what they have accumulated throughout their lives by systematically saving and living within their means. I'm sure you may catch some flack from those trying to play catch up and looking for those 20% returns.

    What I wouldn't give to go back to past where one could earn 6% with no anxiety.
    Mar 26, 2014. 08:00 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: What Is The Risk/Reward For Stocks? [View article]
    I would say the risk/reward would be entirely dependent on ones proximity of where they stand on meeting their retirement goals. If they need 20% return for next 10 years to get to where they need to be....they have little choice but to take on risk.

    Jeff you are one of my favorite authors and I always appreciate and look forward to your input.

    Another fav of mine is D4L and especially his fair value for stocks equation which includes Graham # and 3 other criteria's. Trying to find a quality stock which is remotely close to this fair value price equation is quite difficult....indicating to me that "just maybe" this market is a bit over priced.

    Maybe it is a fault but I hate buying a stock when it's at all time high...and have often wonder how those who profess to be fully invested then advocate buying on dips...come up with the funds to buy... if not by selling one of their stocks that just dipped?
    Mar 9, 2014. 09:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    From a vet (see avatar)---on Kerry's 3 purple hearts...he never received as much as a stitch on any..but was free ticket home.

    on the lighter side...when in walked into meeting today heard he was asked.
    ...."why the long face man"
    Mar 3, 2014. 11:39 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix Is A House Of Cards On The Verge Of Collapse [View article]
    Interesting timing had almost identical topic here on Feb 20 2013..

    "Netflix Is A Fragile House Of Cards"

    I see Netflix ended at 187.12 a share on that date and $432 now. Can we assume you shorted it then also? OUCH!
    Feb 24, 2014. 07:22 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Long To The Next Recession? IM's Weekly Update [View article]
    "We are living in the greatest period in history...."

    That would depend on if your someone who lived within their means and saved and now gets 0 return for their efforts.

    ...or one of those collecting the record amount of food stamps-welfare-public housing etc.

    For decades we lived by the 80-20 rule (80% paying income taxes supporting the 20% that did not) ....within next 10 years, those paying income taxes will be a minority.

    IMO. I don't think going from Land of Opportunity to a Welfare Nation could remotely be greatest time in history...but of course that would depend on which side of the redistribution of wealth one was on!
    Feb 22, 2014. 07:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The 2 Most Important Questions For Investors [View article]
    Great questions Chris...and certainly food for thought.
    After reading your article, which I enjoyed thank you. IMHO the most important answer to your most important question is....

    if I lose 50% in one period and make 91% the next...I've lost money overall, as would have to gain 100% just to get back to even.

    I think most would be surprised if we knew the # of investors who bailed near the bottom in 2009 and didn't get back in until midway in recovery..and are not close to getting back to even, unless everyone defied human nature.
    Feb 22, 2014. 06:57 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FOMC minutes: A few see chance of rate hikes "relatively soon" [View news story]
    "No, that does not go far enough. Let's just make housing, food, gas, cell phones, and internet free"

    I believe they already do that for those who don't/won't work.

    ....with those that worked and saved and getting zilch on savings for doing so...footing the bill.

    I believe it's referred to as.. "Redistribution of Wealth"
    Feb 20, 2014. 06:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Annaly: Big Cats Leaving The Sinking Ship - Should You, Too? [View article]
    Which is more relevant --the executives leaving or the recent record amount of insiders buying stock..which I failed to see mentioned in this article.

    IMHO any article, pro or con, that fails to note "both" agenda driven, and would fall in category of tout vs analyst.
    Feb 17, 2014. 06:38 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Departures at Annaly manager [View news story]
    You have record # of insider buying followed by mass resignations.
    Feb 14, 2014. 11:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Are You 'Relatively' Successful? There's A Smarter Way To Invest... [View article]
    Enjoyed your article Joseph Thank you.
    The # 1 rule "don't lose money" says it all for many who have lived within their means and systematically saved their entire lives. The thought of missing out on a 30% gain in one year is minute compared to thought of losing 30% in a year...knowing we'd have to gain 60% to get back to even.
    Only point you may have missed is on top of your % return on investments (I'd be happy with guaranteed 6%) many are still adding yearly savings on top of current investment returns. For those that are debt free I would think saving 30% or more of their income would not be out of the question.
    ......and as you does sleep much better without the anxiety produced by volatile swings of the market.
    Feb 5, 2014. 08:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Paul Ryan: Ideas for reducing poverty [View news story]
    As they say....
    Give a man a fish and you fed him for a day...teach a man to fish and you fed him for a lifetime!

    With entitlements expanding at unprecedented rates...we are transforming from the land of opportunity to a welfare nation.
    Jan 26, 2014. 10:13 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix Is Facing Too Many Headwinds To Justify Its Current Valuation [View article]
    Thanks David
    I certainly wouldn't want to debate the #'s with you as your experience is above my pay grade...however

    While competition increases, could someone point me to just one that gives an equal or better value.
    ie.......A library as large with unlimited viewing and no commercials for $7.99/month?

    A Roku box and Netflix subscription is best thing since sliced bread IMHO.
    Jan 20, 2014. 07:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Concerned About Being Underinvested? You Should Be [View article]
    What about those we'll call scenario C.

    They may not be the sharpest tack in the box but rather than being these great investors everyone seems to claim to be. These folks accumulated their wealth instead by systematically saving all theirs within or below their means..avoiding debt like the plague.

    Now in their golden years they have accumulated not only enough to continue living their modest life styles but pass on some to next generation as their parents did.

    If given choice of
    A: 65 % chance on increasing their nest egg 50% or 35% losing 50%.
    B: or taking no risk at staying where they are.
    I can see only one option if they are to be guaranteed the fruits of their efforts.
    Jan 16, 2014. 05:05 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment