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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    "He cared enough to blink, "

    Like any good politician, he was already in campaign mode and cared about buying votes.
    Nov 14 06:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Paul Krugman Gone Too Far This Time? [View article]
    wmark,

    hah.. That too. Maybe the prez can get the economy rolling agin if he taps the pent-up market for silk stockings, washing machines and rubber tires...
    Nov 14 06:42 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Payers In The S&P 500 May Become More Scarce In 2013 [View article]
    Pompano,

    Rising interest rates will kill bond funds and hurt ALL stocks.
    Nov 14 05:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Bob,

    Yup, it added millions of households to the 47 percent which pay no income taxes. Perhaps you'd like to add them back?
    Nov 14 05:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Fiscal Cliff: How Bad Would It Be? [View article]
    My problem with such empirical data is that it doesn't take into account small sample size, business cycles, monetary policy and friendly/hostile congresses among others.

    But yes, we shall see. Four more years of fun and games.
    Nov 14 04:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Paul Krugman Gone Too Far This Time? [View article]
    Value,

    Actually he's the Nobel MEMORIAL Prize winning Paul Krugman.
    Nov 14 04:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirees: It's Time To Learn More About Dividend Growth Investing [View article]
    Cranky,

    I don't have specific buy or sell criteria. (I can hear you gasp from here...) I use a combination of fundamentals, valuations, charts, sectors, market outlook, etc (plus a few other things which involve the burning of chicken bones)..

    Mind, my primary emphasis is on cash flow, so most of my portfolio decisions ultimately.come down to one simple decider: whether a buy/sell will increase my overall cash flow. I realize this emphasis blows the minds of the MPTers and total return investors, but that's okay. I can deal with it.

    BTW, about half of my cash flow comes from dividends & distributions, the other half comes from selling options.
    Nov 14 04:29 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Dividend Growth Stocks Beat Inflation When Held In A Taxable Account? [View article]
    David,

    Some places (like where I live) do tax ready-to-eat food. I'm not sure what makes that sort of food different from not-ready-to-eat food (if you're truly hungry, you'll eat anything) , but then I don't pretend to understand the goofy tax system either.
    Nov 14 04:13 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fiscal Cliff: How Bad Would It Be? [View article]
    Varan,

    It's not my metric, it's yours. You've said over and over that the market just LOVES democrat presidents. It's clearly just a coincidence that it's been falling like a rock day after day since the election.. All is well. Four more years! hehe
    Nov 14 04:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Total Return A Useful Metric For Income Investors? [View article]
    DVK,

    Yikes, you must have a crystal ball. How did you know I panicked and sold everything this morning??

    Well, okay, so I didn't. Actually I did sell one PUT today and amazingly sold a covered call on MLP..not sure HOW that happened in such a down market. No new buys as of yet today, but there's still some time for the market to plunge further at day's end...

    And no, I need no excuses to have some fine wine.
    Nov 14 03:48 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Quest For 100% Yield On Cost [View article]
    DVK,

    Aha. I didn't think you meant Richjoy, but these threads get confusing at times.
    Nov 14 03:40 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fiscal Cliff: How Bad Would It Be? [View article]
    Hah yes, the street's clearly embracing the election results.
    Nov 14 03:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Rich in Q,

    You're right. Obama is a saviour. He's created millions of jobs and dropped unemployment to record levels unseen since FDR.

    And nobody can't blame Obama or the dems for the financial crisis. After all, they (Barney Frank et al) spent six years trying to stop the easy money policies of Greenspan (which fueled the housing bubble) and put a halt to the proliferation of liar loans and subprime mortgages sold to poor innocents who clearly could not afford them

    And yes, Reagan brought about unfettered capitalism, he and the dems who controlled congress during his administration. I also noticed the massive decrease in governmental regulations (by 2009 the Code of Ferderal Regulations was a record 163,333 pages long over 226 volumes)

    And yes, I did enjoy. Thanks for asking.
    Nov 14 02:41 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Bob,

    That "projected budget surplus" for Bush vanished on the wings of the impending recession fueled by the dotcom bust) and 911. That's the great thing about Washington projections, you're already out of office and making millions on the book and lecture tour when the predictions (err proJECtions) don't come true.
    Nov 14 02:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirees: It's Time To Learn More About Dividend Growth Investing [View article]
    Cranky,

    History is littered with examples of investors unable to see the forest until it burned down.

    I personally don't put much weight into beta when choosing stocks.

    But, yes, it's good to have a plan and stick to it.
    Nov 14 02:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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