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  • Mr. Buffett: Why Don't You Invest In REITs? [View article]
    It's amusing that all these articles are popping up on SA (and other media) about what a dope Buffett is, and gloating that he's lost a billion here and there (pocket change for him). What's even more comical is that for the most part these authors are spectacularly unqualified to even hold Buffet's calculator, let alone dispense advice to him.

    We should all be as dumb as Warren Buffett.
    Oct 24 11:02 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dynex Capital started at Outperform at JMP Securities [View news story]
    cojoel,

    You've been reading too many SA DGI articles by authors who probably know less than you.

    You'll care about the protection of your capital, i.e., "price" when (not if) a REAL correction comes along and your portfolio is drawn down 20% or more. A further concern is that many of the high yielders you probably own will also cut their dividends under these circumstances, as has historically been the case.

    Investors need to find a happy medium between income and safety.
    Oct 24 10:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Warren Buffett's Bad Day [View article]
    Carabusa,

    You should live so long as to be a "loser" like Buffett.
    Oct 23 03:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Is Prepared To Control The Oil Industry For Its Own Good [View article]
    Dana,

    Shhhhh.

    Eric Holder and his crowd are watching and listening. They hate successful capitalists.
    Oct 23 03:11 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Almost Durable Dividend ETF [View article]
    Very interesting ETF, certainly filled with the usual quality suspects. Had never heard of it before. I like the absence of EXC in the portfolio.

    Even though it's a namesake, Morningstar doesn't provide analyst coverage on it. It does get 4 stars for past performance, and current pricing is at a premium to NAV, possibly due the recent pullback in energy. That said, it's trading near it's 52 week high. I think an entry point would be < $23, which would also bump the dividend a bit higher.
    Oct 22 11:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bond: The Little 4 Letter Word Investors Hate To Use [View article]
    Adam,

    Useful and succinct article as usual. Your breed is getting rare on SA these days.

    Anyone who totally shuns any particular investment class is missing out. My bond holdings are via funds and ETFs, mainly because it's easier than researching individual issues and there's diversification.
    Oct 22 10:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bond: The Little 4 Letter Word Investors Hate To Use [View article]
    Schwab has a dedicated bond help line to help you find suitable individual bonds. Their trades are cheaper than TD's also.
    Oct 22 10:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Pep Boys' Ability To Pay A Dividend [View article]
    Pep Boys is the Radio Shack of automotive.

    Unlike the author, my experience has always been neutral at best, negative most of the time. No matter what service you want done or tires you want installed, it's always "we're shorthanded today and it'll be at least an hour and a half", which turns into over two hours.

    I don't even consider them for service or tires any longer.
    Oct 22 10:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Warren Buffett's Bad Day [View article]
    I wouldn't feel too sorry for ol' Warren. Him losing a billion bux is like us losing a few hundred.

    Nor would I second guess him. Trust me, he'll be just fine when it's time to cash in the chips.
    Oct 22 10:39 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Canada pipeline plans hit serious opposition [View news story]
    Same old, same old from the Peoples' Republic of British Columbia.
    Oct 21 08:33 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CEFL Now Yielding 22.5% [View article]
    Definitely one to add only on the following conditions:

    --Market price depressed.
    --Miniscule percentage of the portfolio; with that yield, don't need a big investment.
    --Like roller coasters.
    Oct 21 07:50 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Comparing The Best Dividend ETFs [View article]
    Nice article.

    VYM is my top choice here. I'm kind of overweight on utes, but need more tech, so this is the one for me. Waiting for a pullback to at least get the div over 3%.

    Thanks.
    Oct 20 11:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Buy Chevron [View article]
    Long CVX @~$65. Not time to buy yet.
    Oct 20 11:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips: Time To Go Bottom-Fishing? [View article]
    Lone COP @ ~$57. Not bottom fishing time yet.
    Oct 20 11:01 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cramer's Lightning Round - Ensco Is One Of The Worst Stocks I've Owned In My Life (10/17/14) [View article]
    Cramer is a chalatan and a showman, who is banned from ever running a hedge fund again. He's admitted to fraudulent activity and manipulation. Why does anyone even pay attention to this guy, much less follow his advice?
    Oct 19 03:36 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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