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  • Futures jump on Greek deal optimism [View news story]

    it is no secret that I am a liberal...but I have to totally agree.

    At the end of the day, the whole country seems to think that the rest of the EU should fund their poor choices and bad economic management (while they collect "pensions").

    Greece needs to get it though their heads they if they are going to take the Germans money they need to have their hat in their hand and do the German's bidding. If that tastes nasty (and I have no doubt it does) then they have to live in even worse poverty than further austerity will bring.
    Jul 10, 2015. 09:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • North Atlantic Drilling gets rig extension at reduced rate [View news story]
    is this good news or bad? I guess they have to do what they can to keep the business alive...but at a much lower profit margin.
    Jul 10, 2015. 09:16 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What To Make Of The Procter & Gamble And Coty 'Merger' [View article]
    it would seem that if PG thinks these brands don't have value add (enough to keep them) then owning them under another parent company would not make sense.
    Jul 10, 2015. 09:05 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Designing A Retirement Portfolio That's Just Right For You [View article]
    "Since the number of shares can be trimmed, or dividends either completely or partially reinvested, the dividend rate really doesn't matter, and only the total return is what truly matters."

    Assuming you are willing to constantly tinker....
    Jul 10, 2015. 08:57 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Duke Energy Should Be On An Income Investor's List [View article]
    the recent 3.8% increase (lousy for DGI but good for a utility) is a hopeful sign....assuming next year's increase is not .05%!
    Jul 9, 2015. 03:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Duke Energy Should Be On An Income Investor's List [View article]

    crushed? I bought DUK when it was yielding 6%. if you think it was crushed this year wait until the rates actually rise!

    then while others panic, I can buy more yielding 6%!
    Jul 9, 2015. 03:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Goldman's Price Target On Chevron Is A Complete Sandbag [View article]
    "Goldman's price target is based on oil staying below $65 per barrel through 2018 - An assumption that does not seem reasonable"

    ... I am not sure that is reasonable through 2015...
    Jul 9, 2015. 03:03 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Short Disney: Horrendously Expensive And Misunderstood [View article]
    in my house they compete with a swing set, lego blocks, and barbie dolls....and eventually win every day. cannot swing a dead cat in my house without hitting a profitable Disney creation!
    Jul 9, 2015. 02:53 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Take When The Market Gives - Income Opportunities Evaluated: Energy, Part 1 [View article]
    I have also been calling the bottom for CVX at $80-$85. However, you are in terrible company as I am notoriously rubish at calling the bottom!!
    Jul 9, 2015. 10:08 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nexcare Sensitive Skin Products Offer Options for Americans with Skin Sensitivity [View article]
    This is an advertisement.

    Now I own MMM (so I hope you will all go out and buy the stuff) but this is not investment news.
    Jul 9, 2015. 10:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Greek Tragedy [View article]
    I don't think it is a matter of "kicking them out". They have voted themselves out.

    It's a sinking ship. The kobayashi maru. It's the no win scenario.
    Jul 9, 2015. 08:47 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Futility Of Retirement Calculators [View article]
    When our first daughter was born we were encourage to have a birth plan. Pointless. Almost NOTHING ON IT took place. Some events you can't predict. Retirement is like that. People HATE the only useful advice that can be given...Collect all the money you can and see what happens.
    Jul 9, 2015. 08:41 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Greek Tragedy [View article]
    The basic problem is that someone told Greece they could join the Euro and live like the Germans but nobody told them how to have an economy like the Germans, to work like the Germans, pay taxes like the Germans, etc
    Jul 9, 2015. 08:04 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Greek Tragedy [View article]
    It has been quite a few years since I was in Greece but I noticed at the time (2005?) that almost EVERY HOUSE on Rhodes had a solar powered water heater.

    I wonder how or if this (or other "at source" renewable) plays into energy consumption?
    Jul 8, 2015. 04:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unlocking The Mysteries Behind The Monthly Dividend Company [View article]
    ok...lets try this again.

    I am so convinced the author is right that I just put some money into O.

    "put a small foot in the ocean today"

    however, as with all investments, I may be wrong and have paid for O at a time when the price was too high and I could have made a smarter investment by waiting. Having timed my investment poorly would lead to a loss (at least on paper) of equity.

    "we will see if a shark gets it"

    really? that might be offensive or too subtle (irrelevant) for someone to grasp?

    I have seen about 10,000 posts more offensive and/or irrelevant than that.
    Jul 8, 2015. 04:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment