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  • My Wife's IRA: What Next To Buy, And Why? - May, 2013 [View article]
    jpa,

    What tax issues? KMR was designed for IRAs. No K-1, no UBTI. to worry about..
    May 30, 2013. 05:24 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Golden Rule Of Retirement [View article]
    disillusioned,

    The idea isn't higher yield without dividend growth it's dividend growth which outstrips inflation.
    May 30, 2013. 03:33 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Wal-Mart A Permanent Dividend Holding? [View article]
    RAS,

    Amen to Walmart's low price edge.

    I agree, Costco isn't exactly "enjoyable" except for the free food samples when hungry.

    Costco and Walmart have vastly different target audiences. The average Costco shopper has a net income of 100K. I'd venture the average Walmart shopper earns far less.
    May 29, 2013. 05:43 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Peter Lynch Approach To Dividend Cuts [View article]
    SDS,

    "1 Nokia paid dividends for about 150 years before suspended div. recently. So long history does not guarantee from cut."

    That's true. It's also true that Nokia stock plunged 90 percent from its highs the past few years. The only question is why did it take them so long to cut the dividend.
    May 29, 2013. 10:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Business Model Of The Dividend Growth Investor [View article]
    Chowder,

    David Villa might be available now that Barcelona signed Neymar.

    Hey, maybe you can sign Wayne Rooney...his days at ManU seem numbered. Hah.
    May 28, 2013. 12:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Business Model Of The Dividend Growth Investor [View article]
    CHowder,

    I can't be a fan of Arsenal until Wenger stops wearing those enormous, puffy coats...
    May 27, 2013. 05:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Business Model Of The Dividend Growth Investor [View article]
    pendragon,

    I have no argument against owning index funds per se. I've owned them in the past. I don't own any now because they don't provide the income streams available elsewhere.

    My argument is with people who tell me I SHOULD own index funds....
    May 27, 2013. 01:54 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How The Fed Directly Subsidizes Corporate Profits And Why The Game Is Over [View article]
    David,

    Seems like all those jobs would be filled with so many needing work...
    May 27, 2013. 12:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If I Could Buy Just One Stock, It Would Be This One [View article]
    "the efficient mkt. fact.. "

    Isn't the efficient market just a theory?

    Even Buffett says EMH is bunk and he's got 50 IQ points on all of us...
    May 27, 2013. 12:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Strategies For Dealing With A Possible Market Meltdown [View article]
    Genius,

    I admit the tax code (and IRS) can be quite punitive, but even I wouldn't go as far as comparing it to slavery...

    BTW, if your father paid 17 percent, I personally think he paid too much, especially when one considers federal tax as just one part of a bigger tax bite.

    As for the deficit, well it will never be gone as long as congress spends more than it takes in. Higher tax revenues just mean more spending.
    May 26, 2013. 11:57 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Strategies For Dealing With A Possible Market Meltdown [View article]
    Genius,

    " Wal-mart reported last year 1.5 billion dollars in net income"

    Actually it was more like $15 billio, and that sounds like a lot until you realize their total revenue was $450 billion.

    I don't own WMT, but I don't consider a whopping 3.5 percent.net profit margin to be especially outrageous.

    If WMT pays their employees more, they'll simply raise prices and that would hurt most the very people you want to help, the poor.

    I also note that Target, Walmart's closest competitor, seems immune to these accusations and yet Target operates in a very similar manner.
    May 26, 2013. 11:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Strategies For Dealing With A Possible Market Meltdown [View article]
    genius,

    "Why is Apple allowed to avoid billions in taxes? Isn't that abusing the system? "

    No, it is the system. Different forms of income are taxed differently and for different reasons. There's nothing illegal or unpatriotic about following the tax code, all 73,000 pages of it.

    But I'm all for simplifying it with a fair flat tax.
    May 25, 2013. 03:27 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Trend Is Your Friend [View instapost]
    Chowder,

    I'm witholding judgment until I see what happens in the inevitable shakeout.

    One result will be the end of dedicated soccer channels like Fox Soccer and FS plus and it will require more searching to find the games I want to watch.

    I'm also concerned that stuff outside of EPL league games (like the FA cup, League cup, Champions/Europa Leagues etc) will be harder to find in the future, but we shall see.

    But enough of the non-stock talk. In stock related items, I sold some OTM puts for MANU at 17 and the stock's surprisingly been holding up over 17 even after being ousted from all major cups and Sir Alex's departure.
    May 23, 2013. 06:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should You Delay Social Security Benefits?  [View instapost]
    Dave,

    Interesting thoughts on a complex issue.

    Changes in tax laws and SS itself can throw a monkey wrench into the best of retirement plans however.

    I'm personally leaning toward the strategy of taking the reduced SS benefit at 62 while I'll still have time to enjoy it....
    May 23, 2013. 06:18 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Business Model Of The Dividend Growth Investor [View article]
    pendragon,

    "But I also want to have a solid estimate as to whether or not the companies providing it can continue to do so. "

    Agreed.

    If you want to own individual stocks, continued monitoring and research is essential... and more valuable (to me) than comparisons to some arbitrary index.
    May 23, 2013. 06:08 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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