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  • Barrons Calls Out These High Yield Plays [View article]
    bg....

    Problem is, Barron's is published weekly. Did you mean the WSJ?
    Mar 10, 2014. 10:08 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Barrons Calls Out These High Yield Plays [View article]
    Oak,

    It's not on the Barron's page, it's on Marketwatch, http://bit.ly/qPAyXt. Enter the symbol in the upper right, then it will show, below the ratings.
    Mar 10, 2014. 10:06 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Unable to beat Chevron in U.S. court, Ecuador villagers seek favorable venue [View news story]
    Of course, everyone knows that this is just a ploy by the Chavez-Lite Rafael Correa to line his and his socialist cronies' pockets.

    Does anyone really think that any potential settlement would actually ever reach the "villagers" ?
    Mar 9, 2014. 04:13 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unable to beat Chevron in U.S. court, Ecuador villagers seek favorable venue [View news story]
    Owen,

    "......not exacting pointless and expensive revenge."

    Five or ten million bux may not mean much to Chevron in terms of their overall legal expenses, but it might put a slight dent in some ambulance chaser's pocketbook and send a signal to others of that ilk. Down the road it could save Chevron the big legal expenses.

    Otherwise, what's your suggestion? Just let these lawyers run wild and tie up the courts with frivolous suits (at public expense, I might add)?
    Mar 9, 2014. 04:06 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Undervalued, Oversold High-Dividend Stock Now Has 4 High-Yield Dividends To Offer [View article]
    They're domiciled in Hong Kong? Anyone know what the withholding on dividends is?

    Lot of preferred stock = a lot of debt.
    Mar 9, 2014. 03:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Leggett & Platt: A Safe Investment [View article]
    Yes, good company, however their business is kind of cyclical, definitely economy driven. People will tend to defer purchases of home furnishings, mattresses, etc, when times are tougher.

    Stock would have to correct a bit to where the dividend is over 4% to be of interest to me. Also, current payout ratio is over 90%, although the FCF does cover it nicely as well.
    Mar 9, 2014. 11:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Helmerich & Payne: Here's Why I'm Staying Fairly Bullish On Shares [View article]
    Semi-positive mention in Barron's today, for whatever that's worth.
    Mar 9, 2014. 11:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Perfect REIT For Gamblers [View article]
    jpz11,

    Ditto you comment. The Seminoles are very active here, casino-wise.
    Mar 9, 2014. 11:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Protected Principal Retirement Strategy: FISHing For Marlin Midstream Partners [View article]
    Hi Ralph,

    FISH popped up on a screen on mlpdata.com, so I thought I'd do a little DD, including searching SA. Saw this article from November.

    Fish's 4 qtr results underperformed expectations. It looks like they're an interesting but highly speculative play.

    Any updated thinking on this one?

    Thanks.
    Mar 8, 2014. 11:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unable to beat Chevron in U.S. court, Ecuador villagers seek favorable venue [View news story]
    Chevron can drag this bogus lawsuit out for decades. The "villagers" will all be in the ground by then. Unfortunately, attorneys seem to live forever.
    Mar 8, 2014. 09:54 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Russian Threats To Disrupt Gas To EU Can Only Be Good For Propane Exporters [View article]
    "Obama authorized sanctions against Russia."

    Correction:

    Obama didn't authorize sanctions. He authorized the right to impose them. Big difference.

    Have to feel that this is similar to that Syrian Red Line thing. That is; a posturing, but empty threat.
    Mar 7, 2014. 06:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Main Street Capital: The Best Dividend Stock In America [View article]
    Great article. Between you and BDC Buzz, there is no need to look anywhere else for information on this interesting sector.

    I've always felt that MAIN is best in breed, but was hesitant to buy because I felt it was overvalued. I hadn't considered adding the yield to CAGR, and I probably won't be so penurious come Monday.
    Mar 7, 2014. 04:53 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vanguard is looking to expand into active ETFs [View news story]
    Would love to see some Vanguard munis as ETFs, especially VWAHX.
    Mar 7, 2014. 04:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Kazakhstan sues foreign oil majors over struggling Kashagan field [View news story]
    Of course they sued. Majors should all pull out and tell them to pound sand and go back to their mud huts and goats. Think the Russians had any influence on this decision?... Rhetorical question, folks.
    Mar 7, 2014. 04:06 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Big downgrade and higher rates take piece out of mREITs [View news story]
    big move in higher interest rates? Where?
    Mar 7, 2014. 03:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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