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  • A Big Mea Culpa About Seadrill's Dividend [View article]
    Credibility does not come from being right all the time it comes from being able to honestly reflect and admit it when we are wrong. how refreshing to see a person in any line of work admit to a mistake. My Hats off to you.

    You are right to stick by your point about chasing yield and that is not a a point (so far as I am aware) anyone objected to. I was chasing yield a few years ago when I bought NCT at 30 something (speaking of mistakes) and had my *** handed to me in a different hat.
    Apr 9 04:53 AM | 28 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Dow 17,000 Dangerously High? This Comprehensive Review May Surprise You! [View article]
    at one time...the dow was at an "all time high" of 3000...if you bought and held would have been ok.

    it is not where it is where it is going...I'm not saying its not going down...I'm saying being at an all time high is not a "tell tale" sign of anything.
    Jul 9 02:17 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE New LED Light Bulb Looks Like a Bright Idea [View article]
    dimable...that will be the market share for the homeowner...if you only have to buy one for your whole life you might pay $40...and if it is for the one place you can't put a CFL then you might spring for it...

    but at $40 the avg consumer is not (I predict) ready to buy 20 of these...
    Apr 23 10:49 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 6 Dividend Stocks to Hold Forever [View article]
    There are 2 schools of thought on disclosure. But generally When a person comes SA and says "this stock is definitely going to make you money" (and that is a literal example by the way) and then does not own any I think he is a punk or a fool.

    But when a guy says here is the list of stocks you should be long to collect div's and then owns them ALL you can at the very least say he has his money where is mouth is.

    disclosure: long PM, MCD, PG, KO (but not WMT or CL....yet!)

    That article could also be titled "investing 101 to avoid risk"...and we all need to be reminded of that lesson repeatedly.
    May 4 07:42 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Procter & Gamble: Overvalued, 24% Downside Based On Free Cash Flow? [View article]
    24% down side? I'm going to guess that my canned goods will be my most important capital asset if PG drops 24%.
    Oct 2 02:33 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Understanding Compounding: Berkshire's Not-So-Hidden Dividend Contrarian Secret [View article]
    the author implies (and I am assuming you but correct me if I am wrong) that the wisdom of the running of BRK (taking all profits and creating organic growth ... etc) can be extended to ALL companies and ALL situations.

    It can't.
    May 17 01:57 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Dow 17,000 Dangerously High? This Comprehensive Review May Surprise You! [View article]
    we agree sir...I do not have the audacity to disagree with you!
    Jul 9 03:30 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Dividend Stocks Save You In A Bear Market? [View article]
    yes...which is why "I" would be more interested in a article that describes how you avoid owning a company that cuts its div in a down turn than has a price drop.

    Net worth is what you brag about at the country club. Income is how you afford to play golf 5 times a week.
    Jul 9 02:07 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 20 Dividend Champions To Buy Today [View article]
    "Time in, not market timing is my credo"

    for any young investors out there (under 40) I would like to give an excellent example of what Chuck means here...

    I worked for IBM in the 1990's and drip fed into their stock purchase plan. I sold a large share of them to build a second home a couple years ago. Over 5 years I bought some shares for $9 and I bought some shares for $29.

    When I sold a large chunk of them for $192, I did not cry too hard over the shares I spent $29 on. Market timing made little difference. Time IN made a huge difference.
    Jun 11 08:47 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Be An Arrogant Dividend Growth Investor [View article]
    ... and at least one secretary ... :-)
    May 7 10:05 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Connecting The Dots: The Iconic Coca-Cola Is A Sell At $38 [View article]
    Connecting the dots? what dots?

    MO makes money. MCD makes money.

    Diet coke is down because it is cooler to drink bottled water. If you want to talk about the failure of Dasani to get enough market share I will give credence to your reasoning.

    If you are arguing in terms of KO going out of stile because Americans are health conscious you are nuts.

    Since when do Americans hear there are negative health consequences and change behavior (in any meaningful way)?

    I'f coke goes down it won't be because of Health concerns. It will be market trends (i.e. what is trendy) ... the pop culture (no pun intended) perception of pretty girls in the burbs.
    Apr 4 08:43 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Johnson & Johnson's Reputation Begins to Slide [View article]
    See Tylonal recall from decades ago...anyone besides me remember that? Outcome?...double digit returns year on year.

    short the stock this week, month, quarter?...maybe...

    short it for 5 years?...your a fool.
    Sep 29 09:30 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Frothy Market Has Nothing To Do With Investing In Individual Stocks [View article]
    the sky is falling the sky is falling!!
    Aug 1 01:27 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Have No Fear Of A Market Crash Or A Significant Correction, Here's Why: Part 1 [View article]
    In short:

    If you don't' believe in the COMPANY you are buying (weather the "market" is good OR bad)...why are you buying it?

    Keep your eye on the COMPANY ... not the market.
    Jun 17 01:44 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Natural Gas Transportation: What's Taking The U.S. So Long? [View article]
    hyperbole = failure
    Jun 16 03:51 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment