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  • My Mad Method Meets The 'Chowder Dividend Rule' [View article]
    I appreciate JD's efforts. Sort of amazing that an old thread gets new life. I hope JD is ok if he hasn't posted for 8 months.
    Nov 13, 2014. 10:19 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens When Solar Costs Go Below Fossil Fuels? [View article]
    One of the dirty little secrets of solar is that it requires enormous amounts of water and in most of the places that have continual sunshine there is a water shortage. The reflectors/collectors must be washed constantly or the efficiency plummets.

    There's always a nasty consequence to "brilliant ideas."
    Nov 11, 2014. 03:38 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pity The Hedge Fund Manager [View article]
    Not sure why George's column should become a forum for anti-EBAY weenies to trash the company. Please start your own thread. We're here on George's comment section to discuss covered call-short put strategies.

    George, on many occasions has stated that if an event is not going to happen in the next 10 days, he doesn't care.

    EBAY is clearly changing their model and a lot of sellers don't fit the new model. Whether EBAY is right or wrong in their strategy is irrelevant. It's their game. If you don't like it, start your own online auction site.
    Nov 10, 2014. 05:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Molycorp: Will Q3 Results Trigger S&P Upgrade? [View article]
    To some extent, who cares how S&P rates the debt of this company, unless you're a beleaguered creditor. It's hemorrhaging cash with a bleak outlook. Would you really buy a stock based on an S&P debt upgrade? I believe that the creditors will ultimately gain control of the company and the shareholders will get nil.
    Nov 9, 2014. 08:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • This High-Dividend Stock Nearly Doubled Its Dividend, Yields 10%+;Goes Ex-Dividend This Week [View article]
    The MLP nomenclature police strike again. I'm so impressed with their knowledge.
    Nov 8, 2014. 06:40 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Molycorp: Will Q3 Results Trigger S&P Upgrade? [View article]
    "At its present trading prices, MCP has much more UPSIDE than DOWNSIDE for those with nerves of steel"

    I agree, it only has $1.40 downside!
    Nov 5, 2014. 03:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Molycorp: Will Q3 Results Trigger S&P Upgrade? [View article]
    Nov 5, 2014. 11:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Turning Point [View article]
    If securities are fractal as opposed to Gaussian distributions, how do you determine the "probability" of expiring worthless?
    Oct 28, 2014. 06:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Canadian Banks For Long-Term Dividend Growth [View article]
    Have you considered the exchange rate? SA is generally an American site. While I own and feel the Canadian banks are interesting, Canada is a natural resource based economy with a weakening outlook.
    Oct 21, 2014. 09:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Preparing For A Lower-Risk Entry Point In A Secular Bull Market [View article]
    That's just silly
    Oct 13, 2014. 04:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Preparing For A Lower-Risk Entry Point In A Secular Bull Market [View article]
    Care to tell us what the basis of your risk assessment tool is? Otherwise, the article is useless.
    Oct 13, 2014. 01:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy This Coal Company For Superior Income [View article]
    ...when the contracts run out in 2017 there will be a new President in the Whitehouse.

    Yes, but what if it's the Hildabeast? She is no Bubba. She's a hardcore Alinskyite.
    Sep 26, 2014. 04:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Checking Stock Quotes Regularly Is A Waste Of Time [View article]
    For the first 30 odd years of my investment career, I rarely looked. Commissions were high, spreads were wide and I just bought good stuff. I had an average holding period of about 15-20 years. I still own things I bought in 1968.

    The world has changed and I've changed my style. I execute about 120 trades a year, largely option related.
    Sep 15, 2014. 09:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Learning To Dislike MLPs [View article]
    Strange, on the Home page it shows that there are 8 comments on this article, but there's nothing here when I scroll down.

    Anywho, you did a yeoman like job assembling all sorts of data. I commend you. But (yes, the inevitable "but"), I still like MLP's for that part of my portfolio that provides the income on which I live. As long as an MLP or REIT, for that matter, provide a substantial tax advantaged spread over treasuries and an income that grows at least at the inflation rate, I'm a happy camper and almost don't care where the price is day to day. The distributions on my MLP portfolio have grown substantially more than my SSI payments in recent years.
    Sep 14, 2014. 09:10 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Invest In Scotland [View article]
    RBS says its moving to London if there's a yes vote. I hope the fools vote yes. UK budget will improve as Scotland is a drain. This idea is as stupid as Quebec leaving Canada. Broke in 60 seconds.
    Sep 12, 2014. 07:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment