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  • Retirees: What Is The Best Choice For A Small Income Portfolio? [View article]
    Bob,

    Another timely article.

    Like you, sold LNCO, now wish I hadn't. Recently re-added DX, as I think it's the best of the mREIT breed, and a small position won't affect the porfolio one way or the other.

    Recently added RDS-B@$67+, and CSCO yesterday @$21.305 after the big selloff. Note that there's a favorable article on the latter in Barron's, so there should be some buying on Monday. Actually, hope not, because I didn't buy enough and would like more at a similar price or lower. CSCO ain't going anywhere...be here long after all of us are gone.

    Oh, almost forgot.....added INTC a while back at $20 plus, but keeping an eye on whether or not they raise the yield soon.

    Thanks,
    Nov 16, 2013. 11:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bears Are Deep In Their Caves [View article]
    pure......

    Respectfully disagree, based on 30+ years of investing.

    Is "the new normal" the same as "it's different this time"?

    Correction is not upon us, but if you look hard enough you can see it from here.
    Nov 16, 2013. 11:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Equity CEFs: Which Funds To Buy And Sell Right Now - Part II [View article]
    Doug,

    A very high percentage of ETB's distribution is return of capital. Could you comment on that?
    Nov 16, 2013. 04:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Did Buffett Reduce ConocoPhillips Stake And Add Exxon Mobil? [View article]
    I think it's hilarious that people are talking about Buffett's interest in the dividends.

    He loves to get 'em, but doesn't give 'em. I pay attention to his homilies, but not his investments.
    Nov 15, 2013. 02:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Analysts: Buffett likes Exxon, but that doesn't mean everyone should [View news story]
    Cap'n, where you been? Been looking all over SA for your pithy (yes, pithy) comments.
    Nov 15, 2013. 02:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SEC declares S-4 effective in Linn-Berry merger [View news story]
    Indeed.
    Nov 15, 2013. 02:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • SEC declares S-4 effective in Linn-Berry merger [View news story]
    Kolpin,

    LOL.
    Nov 15, 2013. 02:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • SEC declares S-4 effective in Linn-Berry merger [View news story]
    RS,
    Funny how things change in a few weeks.

    http://bit.ly/1aHqhor
    Nov 15, 2013. 01:12 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 9): Vote For Your Favorite Technology Dividend Stock [View article]
    I'm keen on MSFT and CSCO, latter particularly after the dip, former on a pullback.
    Nov 15, 2013. 11:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Against The Grain: Buying Cisco On The Dip [View article]
    Wonderful, insightful, and right on the money article, Bret. Especially since it was my thought as well! lol.
    Nov 15, 2013. 10:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bears Are Deep In Their Caves [View article]
    Exaggerated sentiment, one way or the other, is always a contrarian indicator.

    Recent WSJ article about mom & pop investors now finally pilling into equities would seem to back this up. It's historically been a sure sign of a not-too-distant top.

    Rattling around in my otherwise empty head is Buffett's admonition about fearful and greedy.
    Nov 15, 2013. 10:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • I Will Be All Over Dunkin' Donuts Like Sprinkles On A Chocolate Donut Very Soon [View article]
    I've seen some instances, where they are in tandem or housed with other fast foods like Dairy Queen. Can only think of one DNKN that has ever folded in this area, and it was a very old store in a poor marketing location.
    Nov 15, 2013. 10:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Tesla's Musk Keep 'Putting Out Fires'? [View article]
    Too bad this article generated so little interest!
    Nov 15, 2013. 10:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cisco's Dramatic Q2 Shortfall Triggering Deserved Sell-Off [View article]
    Buy now, more on any subsequent dips. Cisco isn't going anywhere, and will work out the problems.
    Nov 14, 2013. 10:05 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SEC declares S-4 effective in Linn-Berry merger [View news story]
    Be interested in reading the next LINE article channeling Charles Ponzi.

    All things considered, wish I'd held on. Congrats to those who had the stones to do so.
    Nov 14, 2013. 09:31 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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