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  • LinnCo: 10% Yield And Solid Growth Rate Hard To Resist [View article]
    And of course the new 3.8% surcharge to pay for healthcare, depending on your dividend/capital gains income.
    Aug 29 09:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's: Recent Price Weakness May Present A Buying Opportunity [View article]
    I am inclined to agree with you and intend to add more as long as it is under $100.
    Aug 28 05:55 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital: What Comes Next? Part 4 [View article]
    Thanks for this article. I will sell my PSEC and replace it with BDCL as you suggested in a previous article. I appreciate your hard work and research.
    Aug 27 04:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Windows 9 Help Microsoft Win Back Lost Customers? [View article]
    I have Windows(8.1) and Linux (Ubuntu) on my computer. While I hate the Metro interface, Linux has a LONG way to go before it can replace Windows for a usable desk interface, even Windows 8.1.
    Aug 26 05:37 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM's Problems May Be Fatal [View article]
    I guess the IBM shorts are beginning to panic.
    Aug 21 11:08 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bull Case For IBM: A Revision Of The DCF, A Look At ROIC [View article]
    Agree with BB. Most of today's investors like their stocks like, bright and gaudy. A dull stock like IBM that plods along increasing dividends 15% per year is too dull for them. Like the age old story of the hare versus the turtle they bet on the hare.
    Aug 18 07:48 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buffett's IBM Stake Surpasses 7% With Strong Upside To Fair Value [View article]
    As Warren and I realize, investors profit from the bottom line, not the top line.
    Aug 18 03:13 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Likely To Announce 10%+ Dividend Hike This September [View article]
    9.9% gain per year may not seem like much but if I could do that on all of my stocks for a few years I would trade my '90 BMW in on a Rolls Royce. Not that I expect that to happen.
    Aug 15 05:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Merger: Where Are The Bears Now? [View article]
    Having your MLP in an IRA seems like overkill. Not only do you have the K-1 at tax time, you have the 990-T to worry about and the UBIT (unrelated business investment tax) if your MLP income inside your IRA is over $1,000.
    Aug 14 03:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE Cutting Fat, Getting Ready To Grow Again [View article]
    I agree that GE has a very bright future. I have made good money on GE so far, and anticipate making more in the future. I think Jeff Immelt is making all the correct moves and I intend to ride with him. My only regret is that the stock may rise too much before I can afford to buy all I want.
    Aug 5 05:40 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Argentina Default Q&A [View article]
    And the most important question of all:

    Q. Why in god's name would anyone loan Argentina money again?
    Aug 4 02:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Short Sellers And Seeking Alpha [View article]
    As one who tends toward the Warren Buffet school of "the best time to hold a stock is forever" I love anyone who can lower the price of a stock I want to buy. I have no interest in overpaying for a stock, and if someone can force others to avoid driving the price to an unreasonable level I am all for them.

    While I suppose we all hate to be told that our children are ugly, I don't think any less of my children for being told that about them. Neither do I rush to make an appointment with my ophthalmologist.

    I wonder why whenever we see an article suggesting AAPL , for example, is overpriced we see a barrage of comments questioning the legitimacy of the author's parentage. I love the well reasoned comments back and forth about a stock, and hope SA never loses them. And I do always check SA before starting a position in a new stock.
    Aug 2 02:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Nadella Gets It [View article]
    Whatever they use for the laptop/desktop, I trust they will not continue to push those annoying, distracting tiles.
    Jul 24 02:24 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: An Open Portfolio For Your Review [View article]
    I am looking forward to your articles. I started out with mutual funds, then going for income at all costs (BDC, REIT, MREIT, junk bonds, etc.). It did work, but I am starting to suffer the IRS consequences now. The increased cost for Social Security was bad enough, but the 3.8% was the final straw.

    I have switched to 1/3 DGI, 2/3 business as usual and will continue more and more to qualified dividends in the future as I learn what I am doing (currently IBM, MSFT, INTC, MO, AFL, GE, MCD, SYY, TMP, T, VZ, CMCSA, AAPL). I hate to pay taxes.

    As to beach or boat, we compromised by keeping a home across the River from Bradenton to keep our sailboats, and living on a lake north of Tampa to get away from the hurricanes. And if you don't have a mortgage flood insurance is not an issue.
    Jul 23 05:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: An Open Portfolio For Your Review [View article]
    No, the IRS now requires the brokerage to keep track of the cost basis of any stock purchased after a certain date (I think 1/1/2011) and include it on your 1099-B. I guess they believed too many people were fudging the cost basis.
    Jul 23 05:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment