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  • For Exelon, A 20% Rally Is Just The Beginning... [View article]
    @waldi,

    Good advice. Keep it simple.

    When I was in army basic training (before the kinder, gentler military), every time we'd screw up the Sgt. would yell, "You *!@#&&??!!s are trying to think again!"
    May 2 01:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • High Priced BDCs: Are They Worth It? [View article]
    Good info. Thanks!!
    May 2 12:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An attempt by Ecuadorian villagers to have a Canadian court enforce a $19B judgment against Chevron (CVX +0.6%) was dismissed yesterday by the Ontario Superior Court, which ruled that CVS subsidiaries are legally separate from the company and not subject to the Ecuador court's verdict. CVX calls the ruling "a significant setback to the Ecuadorean plaintiffs' worldwide enforcement strategy." [View news story]
    Just another extortion attempt by a banana republic run by the Chavez-Lite dictator, Correa.
    May 2 12:18 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • High Priced BDCs: Are They Worth It? [View article]
    All things considered, I consider MAIN arguably best of BDC breed. Big pullback today (5/1) to $29.01, but in overnight trading it's up to $29.23. What do you consider a good ballpark entry point to be?

    Thanks.
    May 2 12:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • For Exelon, A 20% Rally Is Just The Beginning... [View article]
    I have to admit that I was very skeptical of EXC's prospects pre and post dividend announcement. The 22% rise in the stock since has proven me wrong, for now anyway. Management may just be making some right moves, at long last. Would still like it better if they got more exposure in the regulated business, but their nuke capability will stand them in good stead as oil energy prices continue to rise (gas will too, when conversion accelerates) and the current administration continues to squeeze the coal industry.
    May 1 11:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Pullback Creates A New Buying Opportunity In Goodyear [View article]
    I worked for 25 years in the rubber biz for a chemical supplier to all the tire mfrs. who were our largest customers.

    Goodyear's biggest problem is spelled MICHELIN, who also own the Uniroyal and BF Goodrich names. Overall, GT simply cannot compete with Michelin on quality.
    May 1 11:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pitney Bowes Lowers Dividend 50% To Pay Down Debt [View article]
    I think it's a good move on PBI's part for both the company and investors. Look what happened with EXC when they did the same thing a few months ago. EPS gained about 22% since. Yes, a bull market, but it was languishing in the same bull market pre-announcement.

    PBI is still yielding north of 5%, which ain't too shabby.
    May 1 11:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vanguard Global REIT ETF Sports 5% Yield [View article]
    Tom,

    Good article. Even though I'm Vanguard enthusiast, I've missed that one for some reason. Do you think it's a little frothy at this time, however??

    Thanks,

    Apr 30 06:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's Now Trading At $50, So Is There Any Oxygen Left In O? [View article]
    If you've been holding O for a while, it's great. Thinking of buying? I'd definitely wait for a pullback, which will come eventually. The stock will be a much better buy then.
    Apr 30 12:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Get Suckered By This Popular High-Yield Investment [View article]
    @claude.....

    While I think that there remains a hard core of a couple of dozen or so objective authors on SA (Tweed, Van Knapp, Crosetti, Goren, White, Carnavale, to name a few) I agree that there are too many unqualified authors, not to mention those who shamelessly pump or slam stocks, depending on their agenda.

    Others' bios just happen to mention that oh, by the way, they have a newsletter to peddle. Some are doing it for the income, which can be substantial, depending on the number of followers.

    Many, students, with fewer followers than I have, are authoring now, with slipshod research and data lifted verbatim from other sources.

    To say that SA has lowered the bar on authorship is probably an understatement. The site has swollen and is definitely not as useful than it was a few years ago when I became involved. Bigger is not necessarily better. Heck, I'm even thinking of writing an article!
    Apr 30 11:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Looking For Dividend Growth? Try These 8 Regional Banks [View article]
    While I give you credit for ferreting out a tiny bank such as BHB, it's too thinly traded, averaging only 4,600 shares daily. A relatively small 500 share order would constitute over 10% of the trading volume. This stock really doesn't belong in the same article with the others.
    Apr 29 09:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Raytheon For Dividend Growth During The Summer Market Pullback [View article]
    I like RTN also for the fact that they seem to be more diversified into civilian applications than some of the other defense contractors.
    Apr 28 10:47 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Equity CEFs: How To Buy The Dow Jones Industrial Average At A -6% Discount [View article]
    I always learn something new from your CEF articles. Thanks, Douglas.
    Apr 28 10:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Get Suckered By This Popular High-Yield Investment [View article]
    Mr. Wyatt,

    I think it would come as news to NLY shareholders that their stock is yielding "above 15%". At last glance is was somewhere north of 11%. A slip of the pen, hopefully?
    Apr 27 09:56 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exelon Corporation (EXC) declares $0.31/share quarterly dividend, 41% decrease from prior dividend of $0.525. Forward yield 3.33%. For shareholders of record May 15. Payable June 10. Ex-div date May 13. (PR[View news story]
    @rr.... & spinr....

    I believe that if you read the last 2012 earnings call, mgmt. definitely left open the possibility of a dividend cut.
    Apr 27 09:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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