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  • Spectra Energy declares $0.405 dividend  [View news story]
    "I kept looking at it and looking at it. Even accused you of being bi-polar in my mind!"

    I'm rightfully accused of MANY things, but, bi-polar isn't one of them. ;-)

    This is a good example why you copy what you are responding too in comments to avoid confusion! If you were confused I suppose most would have been.

    Nothing in the world is certain, but, I am pretty confident in SE for the long haul. No doubt energy (and the market in general) will bounce around but I think SE will be doing great in the years to come. It is a SWAN holding for me.
    Jan 5, 2016. 10:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • General Motors Just Lost $500 Million  [View article]
    ... GM shareholders should pray so!
    Jan 5, 2016. 10:23 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • General Motors Just Lost $500 Million  [View article]
    "Does any of this sound like value creation for shareholders? "

    When GM's own press release won't put enough spin on the story to tell you why GM would pay $500,000,000 you have to take a deep breath...if you own GM.

    I have to admit, I'm glad I don't own GM. I'm not planning on starting now either.
    Jan 5, 2016. 10:22 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Spectra Energy declares $0.405 dividend  [View news story]
    I'm wrong about the short term it would seem.

    I'm betting on the long term with my money.

    I will need no greater punishment nor reward than the outcome of the later.
    Jan 5, 2016. 10:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Caterpillar: Price Action Supports Rebound  [View article]
    CAT and/or CMI.

    In two years it will be clearer...and probably too late...to see the right buy point.
    Jan 5, 2016. 10:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Spectra Energy declares $0.405 dividend  [View news story]
    I was responding to the last sentence in the previous comment. (see below)

    "But KMI was founded by Richard Kinder, an ex-president of Enron, and is currently run by another ex-Enron executive. Need I say more?"
    Jan 5, 2016. 10:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Spectra Energy - Strong Growth Ahead  [View article]
    Div bumped up 10% this am!!!....when this company was yielding 3% I was waiting for a day like today!...I'm all over it.
    Jan 5, 2016. 09:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Spectra Energy declares $0.405 dividend  [View news story]
    Chase? I'm long this company for about 25 years (if you can include the time it was inside DUK). I won't let short term thinking guide my long term desire to own this profitable, stable, and (confirmed to be) growing company.
    Jan 5, 2016. 09:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Spectra Energy declares $0.405 dividend  [View news story]
    The collapse of the div, stock price, etc, speaks loud and clear!

    I have complained for years that the valuation on SE was crazy high and wanted more. I finally got a chance to put my money where my mouth is and I am so glad I did...at least so far!!
    Jan 5, 2016. 09:24 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Spectra Energy declares $0.405 dividend  [View news story]
    That is some really positive news. Given the environment of energy stocks, this should be a very VERY positive affirmation that SE is not remotely KMI.

    I expect an enormous jump in SE today...if not, I'll buy more of that 6.5% growing yield.

    I was a little nervous when I poured all my KMI into SE (now my 3rd largest holding). I'm feeling smart now (of course, the lucky always think they are smart!).

    (long SE)
    Jan 5, 2016. 08:43 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • David Van Knapp Positions For 2016: Dividend Growth Investors Must Separate Fact From Fiction, Cope With Risk, And Never, Ever Panic  [View article]
    in a single word....

    Jan 5, 2016. 08:02 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividends And Buybacks: 2015 Review And 2016 Picks  [View article]
    Anecdotal evidence in support of or against any retailer is of little value. It's like watching the weather for a few days and assuming you "know" something that would stand up to scientific scrutiny about climate change.

    Having said that my experience in my area is the opposite.

    The bottom line is that both HD and LOW are arguably great companies but both are (my opinion) WILDLY overvalued right now.

    (long LOW)
    Jan 5, 2016. 08:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Great Price/Earnings Ratio Reset - Rethinking What 'Normal' Is  [View article]
    When you say a company will only exist for a number of years, are you defining why they no longer exist? Is merger activity greater? Insolvency?

    Something tells me that though the advice given is sound, the implications in the premise is a bit misleading.
    Jan 5, 2016. 07:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Twitter Is Going Down - Cramer's Lightning Round (1/4/16)  [View article]
    "New Residential Investment (NYSE:NRZ): The 15% yield looks like a red flag and Cramer is not sure if it is sustainable"

    I would think before you give anyone advice you would check to see if something "is" or "is not" sustainable.

    Maybe its a "red flag" that Jim Cramer knows how to run this mouth but not apply his brain?
    Jan 5, 2016. 07:33 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Would You Invest $11,616 To Get Phone, T.V. And Internet, For Life?  [View article]

    With all due respect, there is no way Authors on SA can cater to every single persons tax situation. Taxes is our (the reader's) job. Given that you know enough to ask a great many of the right questions, tax implications are by their very nature part of your DD.

    Having said that, you are on the right track! I am personally pumping most of my retirement income into Roth's where possible. Other than the free money my employer gives me, its the best free money.
    Jan 4, 2016. 10:58 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment