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  • How To Generate Income With A Built-In Margin Of Safety  [View article]

    I've found that the premiums for boring stocks is often too low to bother with. What kind of $ do you look for with options on boring stocks?
    Feb 16, 2015. 03:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Short-squeeze Friday: 3D printing stocks rally  [View news story]
    Whenever my shares are borrowed for shorting I know the squeeze is coming.
    Aug 22, 2014. 01:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's What Amazon.com's Smartphone Will Do  [View article]
    Given how most people use their phones, it's getting harder to justify paying top dollar for the latest and greatest. If Amazon prices it right they might do well enough.
    Jun 6, 2014. 02:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can You Do Better Than A Chimp? End Of Year Portfolio Results  [View instapost]
    Stop orders would have helped my random performance. What kind of stupid monkey even picks JCP ?!
    Jan 1, 2014. 12:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Darwin's Cost:Benefit Analysis Of Marriage  [View instapost]
    Government bends the curve.
    Sep 18, 2013. 06:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Another Preemptive Withdrawal From The Fed Chair Race  [View instapost]
    Ted Barac, if this were an "official" S.A. article I would agree with your objection to the political content. Instablogs are more freewheeling, and I'm grateful that S.A. provides such a forum.
    Sep 16, 2013. 01:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Vanguard Natural Resources Has Something Linn Energy Doesn't Have  [View article]
    It's kind of a waste of electrons to argue about the semantics of K-1's and tax filing. Regardless of what you do with them, the forms are necessary to the process of filing income taxes and are a bit of a hassle.
    Sep 7, 2013. 01:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America - 7% Plus Upside  [View article]
    Thanks. I used preferredstockchannel.com to look it up rather than go to the source. Like I said, newbie.
    Aug 20, 2013. 05:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America - 7% Plus Upside  [View article]
    I'm just beginning to learn about preferred stocks, so I have a newbie question. I gathered from the article that MERPrP was cumulative, but when I looked it up it appears not to be, is that relevant to your thesis? Thanks.
    Aug 20, 2013. 03:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How I Like To Play Earnings  [View instapost]
    Been trying to reverse engineer your method for a while now. Thanks for posting this.
    Aug 12, 2013. 02:01 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is A House Really A Good 'Investment'?  [View article]
    Houses may not be optimal as investments, but many people would save even less were it not for their equity. The alternative is rarely to pay less rent and save the difference. Good analysis though.
    Jul 19, 2013. 02:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • T-Mobile's No-Contract Plan Is A Winner  [View article]
    Funny, I couldn't get any one from T-Mobile to sell me that. They kept bending me over every month for excessive texting and/or data. No one I talked to mentioned such a plan, so I moved on.
    Mar 28, 2013. 06:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • T-Mobile's No-Contract Plan Is A Winner  [View article]
    I looked at their month to month plan and it didn't meet my needs. Their new plan does. But I all I really care about is the investment opportunity going forward, and the market will sort that out.
    Mar 28, 2013. 02:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • T-Mobile's No-Contract Plan Is A Winner  [View article]
    If T-Mobile had these plans 2 months ago I would not have switched to Net 10, which is only slightly cheaper and doesn't allow international roaming (which I don't use much but like to have). My thinking now is that this T-Mobile move will have the largest impact MVNO's.
    Mar 28, 2013. 01:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Double-Down On 3D Printing  [View article]
    Personally, I'd like to see it driven even lower; I didn't buy enough the first time around.
    Feb 18, 2013. 08:32 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment