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  • Bank on These 7 Preferred Dividend Shares [View article]
    CCW is a favorite of mine. Also F.A, but not so much since it got back over par.
    Feb 19, 2011. 10:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE: Everything That's Wrong With Capitalism in America Right Now [View article]
    GE may go back up in stock price, but Immelt will continue to get rid of domestic jobs and hire overseas. Fact of the day: Since Immelt took over in 2001, GE has shed 34,000 jobs in the U.S. But it's added 25,000 jobs overseas. That's why they have an effective 4% tax rate...they get rid of Americans like you, Bob.

    GE is nothing but a greed machine and it is a sick joke that Immelt has been put in charge of "job advising". Oh well, the majority of Americans have no clue about any of this stuff. Say it with me, "I pledge allegiance, to Capitalism...."
    Jan 27, 2011. 08:16 AM | 23 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Turkcell: Perfect Way to Trade the Rise of the Emerging Market Consumer [View article]
    Hey Charles, I'm having a hard time finding out what the payout ratio is for TKCs dividend...any info?
    Sep 3, 2010. 08:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend-Increasing Stocks Should Catch Investor Attention [View article]
    Can you expand on how you calculate Net Payout Yield? Thanks!
    Aug 23, 2010. 12:25 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mandarin Monday: China Takes Over Second Place [View article]
    Thanks for throwing out an idea, Phil. It is more than any of the commenters who have bashed you have done. We need discussion and dialogue to try and come up with some NEW ideas. I don't agree with everything you're saying, but I thank you for giving me some possible solutions to think about....
    Aug 16, 2010. 01:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's iPad: Nice, But Not a Game Changer...Yet [View article]
    The monthly fee, as I understand it, is month to month, with no service contract and only applies to the 3G enabled iPad. The Wi-Fi only version does not have a monthly fee, but you're only able to use it on your home network or coffee-shops, airports, etc.
    Jan 28, 2010. 04:36 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Geithner's China Strategy: A Viewer's Guide [View article]
    Agree with you, whidbey...the solution to many problems lies in a world that doesn't exist, where our two parties actually work TOGETHER for the good of the country. Alas, I don't see that happening anytime soon.

    Check out the play "Both Your Houses" is remarkably relevant even today. Funny (and depressing) how things just stay the same....

    On Jul 27 12:37 PM whidbey wrote:

    > Yow! the Chinese let us over consume and adopt lousy fiscal policy,
    > and they hired Alan Greenspan too. (He is probably an agent of the
    > Bank of China).
    > We will survive only if we become masters of our own behavior and
    > strop all this crap about the other traders being at fault. We know
    > how to fix this problem, we just don't have the guts to do it, too
    > costly politically. Remember the US Congress is your worst enemy,
    > bar none. And the Chinese know that and have known it for a long
    > time.
    > You Americans are basically acting like children after eating too
    > much candy. You got a belly ache and you need some nasty medicine....soon.
    Jul 27, 2009. 03:24 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Nike Dropped the Ball on Nadal [View article]
    Whenever I'm in a Nike store, the Nadal pants are always on sale (weak demand). I would also say that while he is a favorite of tennis fans, Nadal's look is not necessarily something people want to emulate...maybe a fanboy few. He is by far my favorite tennis player, but I have no desire to stop sporting my old-school short shorts and polo shirt. I think Nike stands to gain far more by appealing to more people, but I also hope Nadal doesn't switch anything up because whatever he's doing is working!
    Aug 26, 2008. 03:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Feasting on BJ's Restaurants Stock [View article]
    I applaud SA for the title of this article....made me laugh out loud.

    As for BJRI, I too enjoy their restaurants, and will now be researching the stock...thanks for the article.
    Aug 22, 2008. 09:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ten Reasons Why I'm Waiting to Buy PotashCorp [View article]
    #4 is exactly why it seems to me that people misunderstand POT and other fertilizer companies. Let's say that you're scenario plays out, and they do cap it at 9 billion gallons, and corn prices come down. Do you think those corn farmers who now aren't going to plant as much corn will now plant NOTHING? Not likely....they'll plant something else, and use fertilizer to maximize the yield.

    The stock price may well come down, but I just keep seeing that same argument used about 'if commodity prices come down then POT will be worse off'....that doesn't have any impact except as a self-fulfilling prophecy because people actually believe it.
    Jul 28, 2008. 11:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Asset Class Correlations [View article]
    Jul 22, 2008. 08:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips: Why the Sell-off? [View article]
    nice fish...I enjoy fly-fishing and buying undervalued stocks as well =)
    Jul 18, 2008. 09:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is a New Trading Range In Store? [View article]
    What's your thought on the fact that this most recent rally to resistance has been on pretty lackluster volume and breadth? It seems breadth was more positive last week, but the volume hasn't been as strong as I'd imagine it would be on a breakout to significantly higher levels than where we are.
    May 5, 2008. 02:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Assessing the Odds of Another Rate Cut [View article]
    And if noticed that Eurozone inflation is much higher than they would like it to be, the dollar appreciating doesn't seem like a given either, which would be one way to stem the rise in commodity prices. I agree, the Fed is in a box, and at this point, it seems like further rate cuts aren't going to do anything more to stimulate this economy. I'd rather they focus on CONTAINING inflation, even if they don't start actively fighting it.....
    Apr 16, 2008. 10:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    On a very small level, the Dairy Queen I got to in Ann Arbor just reopened and their small Blizzard, which cost around 2.50 last year is now 3.40! I asked about it and was told that one of the large determinants of the price increase was higher-priced milk. Maybe Alan doesn't like ice cream?
    Apr 8, 2008. 11:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment