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  • Blackstone: Growth At A Very Reasonable Price  [View article]
    Good get! Enjoy.
    May 25, 2014. 01:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DRIP: A Much Worse Deal Than You Think  [View article]
    If an investor is on top of things, they would DRIP only when the market is depressed and that particular stock is down. During bull markets it's better to take cash. Otherwise, you raise your cost basis.

    I'm confess that I often forget to practice what I preach, however.
    May 25, 2014. 01:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • DRIP: A Much Worse Deal Than You Think  [View article]
    <<The biggest drawback.........since one has to pay taxes on the dividend>>

    Not if it's inside of an IRA.
    May 25, 2014. 01:00 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Opportunities To Grab Before The Great Market Crash Ahead  [View article]
    Is Mr. Dent the one who has called 9 out of the last 3 corrections?
    May 24, 2014. 11:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BDC sector on sale  [View news story]
    Long PSEC, but will sell if it struggles upwards. These SEC things are never good, tend to drag on, and affect the stock negatively. I went through this with HCBK and held on due to blind faith which was unrewarded, to say the least.

    Long MAIN, ARCC and will probably use PSEC proceeds to increase those positions.

    May 24, 2014. 11:08 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Blackstone: Growth At A Very Reasonable Price  [View article]
    Most analysts peg fair value ~$33.

    Dividend history has been erratic. Debt is high, as you mention. Not for the faint of heart; beta is ~2.

    One to consider below $30, for me anyway.

    May 24, 2014. 09:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Saved By The Dividends... My Busted Attempt At Timing The Market  [View article]
    Of these preferreds, how many (if any) were investment grade....BBB or better?
    May 24, 2014. 09:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Battle For ETF Supremacy: Vanguard Ready To Take On BlackRock  [View article]
    I'm a big fan of Vanguard's and am going to get involved in a couple of their equity ETFs when/if prices dip.

    May 22, 2014. 02:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan: Be Careful What You Wish For  [View article]
    How about "Trust but Diversify"? LOL.
    May 22, 2014. 02:23 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shell stops scrip dividend program, switches emphasis to share buybacks  [View news story]
    I like it. Rather have the cash. Long RDS-B.

    Mr. Market will get over it. Don't understand why they have fallen in the first place.
    May 22, 2014. 02:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy: Permian Trade Heightens Likelihood Of 2015 Distribution Cut  [View article]
    Whew! I counted 1 comment on this thread agreeing with the author.

    LINE cheerleaders are even more passionate than the NLY ones.
    May 22, 2014. 01:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Petronas CEO warns Canada against "severe fiscal and regulatory policies"  [View news story]
    The environmental tsunami is too strong in the developed world. They won't be happy until we have one big third world. Won't be able to afford their Teslas then, however.
    May 22, 2014. 01:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hasbro Vs. Mattel: Which Stock Is The Best Long-Term Buy?  [View article]
    Stole my thunder, you two. I would take any intended investment to this sector and split it between the two, maybe 60/40 in favor of MAT. But on pullbacks only, as they are both pretty much fairly valued.

    May 20, 2014. 10:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Caterpillar Stock Overvalued?  [View article]
    Great article, Ray.

    I missed CAT in the 80s...thought it would drop from there. WRONG!

    Still think highly of the company and it's management.
    May 20, 2014. 10:04 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shell considers retiring California coker amid shale boom  [View news story]
    Any business would be smart to shut down in CA, whether or not the operation is obsolete.
    May 20, 2014. 08:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment