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  • In Defense Of Google Glass [View article]
    Two of your points do not add up. If Luxottica comes up with a Google Glass design inconspicuous enough to be used for spying, then the privacy problem will increase dramatically. Anyone who is wearing innocent looking prescription lenses could be recording you.

    You did not address other important areas--health and safety. Eyes are not made to focus on something so close to the face. Using Google Glass will be just as distracting than using a smartphone, if not more so.
    May 21, 2014. 08:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Russia: The Cheapest Emerging Market You're Overlooking [View article]
    Looks like China has your buddy Putin by the balls. Not to say they won't work out a deal in the future, but China will be the winner and Russia will be the loser.
    May 20, 2014. 08:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BP suffers yet another setback over 2010 oil spill claims [View news story]
    The Obama administration is far different than Putin's. Any rational person can see that. Your statement reflects some combination of ignorance, stupidity, and delusion.

    The judicial system is not a part of the executive branch, and most of the claims are private. Why did you bring up the Obama administration, anyway? For what is worth, the Fifth Circuit, which decided the case, is considered among the more conservative circuits. Of the fourteen Circuit Judges, four were appointed by Reagan and six were appointed by Bush II. If any group would have let BP weasel its way out of its responsibilities, it was this one. BP obviously did not have a leg to stand on, and it deserves whatever is coming to it.
    May 20, 2014. 07:56 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Russia: The Cheapest Emerging Market You're Overlooking [View article]
    Suggesting that Putin is possibly becoming more shareholder friendly? Suggesting that what has happened/is happening in Russia is similar to what is going on in the United States?

    You are delusional at best and insane at worst.
    May 18, 2014. 07:57 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Russia: The Cheapest Emerging Market You're Overlooking [View article]
    Why would you invest in a company that serves a country's geopolitical goals rather than its shareholders?

    Given how the rules in Russia can change at any time, one could reasonably argue normal financial metrics do not fully apply in Russia. It is entirely possible that Russian companies are overvalued.
    May 18, 2014. 10:53 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is National Oilwell Varco A Good Buy Over Schlumberger And Halliburton? [View article]
    If one makes a list of the best stocks in the entire energy sector, both NOV and SLB would be near the very top. No need to choose--just buy both.
    May 6, 2014. 04:42 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Demystified 4: The Developers Are Boarding Flight Q20, BlackBerry Classic [View article]
    BBRY doesn't have a hidden sales force--it hidden sales (and hidden profits).
    May 1, 2014. 05:37 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Raven Industries: Unknown Dividend Growth King You Should Know About [View article]
    What do you make of Raven not increasing its dividend last month? I don't think a company would stop a 27-year streak of dividend increases without good reason.
    May 1, 2014. 03:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Twitter's full-year revenue outlook disappoints [View news story]
    Why couldn't Twitter fit its report in 140 characters?

    Apr 29, 2014. 04:34 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Express Scripts: Just What The Doctor Ordered [View article]
    Express Scripts has a moat in its industry, but how valuable is the moat if the industry itself does not serve any true purpose?

    Ultimately, PBMs are useless middlemen that add costs to the system. No one would miss them if they weren't around.
    Apr 29, 2014. 04:25 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Challengers: 15 Increases Expected In The Next 11 Weeks [View article]
    Long NOV. Last year's 100% boost seemed to signal that management is slowing the pace of acquisitions and paying more attention to the dividend. I'm predicting a 15% increase to $1.20. I hope I'm wrong on the low end.
    Apr 15, 2014. 02:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wal-Mart sues Visa for $5B over swipe fees [View news story]
    Wal-Mart is looking for ways to make up for lost food stamp money. Suing Visa made the cut.
    Mar 27, 2014. 09:06 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Love My 'Magic Pants' And My Partners Wear Them Proudly [View article]

    For people who say that dividends decrease shareholder value, there's the rub.
    Mar 20, 2014. 04:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Love My 'Magic Pants' And My Partners Wear Them Proudly [View article]
    You just don't get it, do you.

    The Nifty Fifty fell because of absurd valuations, not because they are blue chips. If dividend stocks fall in similar fashion, it will because they are vastly overvalued. Throughout the fall, DGIs will continue buying and receiving dividends and companies will continue raising dividends.

    Why do you think Buffett loves market corrections?

    Rising interest rates will slaughter bond funds much more than dividend stocks. The bond funds that in which the likes of Swedroe believe deserve a 10-40% allocation because infallible studies tell them so.
    Mar 20, 2014. 07:47 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Love My 'Magic Pants' And My Partners Wear Them Proudly [View article]

    "However, I am fascinated by the aspect of human behavior that leads people to immediately attack him when he writes something that does not comfort them."

    You say that the comments are attacks. I say that people are calling out Swedroe on his bull. Seriously, can you fathom the mental jujitsu required to simultaneously support efficient market hypothesis and follow the greatest exploiter of market inefficiencies? I wish I could be right all of the time, too.

    One group that Swedroe definitely does not comfort is his clients. How can one look a client in the eye, tell the client that minimizing expenses is a pillar of his investment philosophy, and then turn around and charge him a fee to invest him in funds that themselves charge fees?
    Mar 19, 2014. 09:15 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment