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  • Dividends Matter If They Matter To You [View article]
    Like the old song, "Diff'rent Strokes for Different Folks"; successful investing is personal and in the eye of the beholder; whatever works for he, she, or it. One school of thought shouldn't be mocking the other.

    I sometimes suspect that some of these anti-dividend people, especially Dale Roberts, just like to stir up the pot and get a spirited discussion going. He couldn't possibly seriously believe some of that stuff he writes! OOPS! Just kidding!
    Aug 15 03:03 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Shell CEO Takes Out The Trash [View article]
    Ray,

    Glad to see you again! Very well presented article as usual.

    Well, I agree with pretty much everything you said. I really like van Beurden and his approach to the business. Change won't happen overnight, but he's made a good start which impresses me. I imagine he's got his hands full rattling the internal cages.

    I'm long at $67 so I'm pretty pleased with both the pps and the dividend, which when I bought it was over 5%. Only sorry that I didn't invest more, but the current oil glut may push prices down to my buying territory again.
    Aug 14 03:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cisco slumps in spite of target hikes; peers also off [View news story]
    mng......

    Yeah, what a bozo that Chambers is. Only built the company to the 500 lb. gorilla it now is. And, tells it like it is.

    Hopefully you'll pardon him if he doesn't comply with your wishes anytime soon.
    Aug 14 01:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's The Alarming Table Kinder Morgan Doesn't Want You To See [View article]
    So why am I not alarmed?

    Long KMI.
    Aug 14 11:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy And The Value Of 'Under Promise, Over Deliver' [View article]
    ".......as Linn sells of its Granite Wash and Midlend Basin assets....."

    If these sites turned out to be such duds, who would want to buy them?
    Aug 14 11:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman Among Most Bullish Analysts On Kinder Morgan Merger [View article]
    Goldman?

    Now, that worries me!
    Aug 12 05:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Ongoing Price Decline Creates An Opportunity To Buy Chevron [View article]
    Wow! PPS is ALL the way down to $126.

    CVX is arguably the best major, but having bought it for the spouse way back when, in the $60's, I can't bring myself to get excited about this. Would have bought it for moi as well, but didn't have the cash in the account at the time.
    Aug 12 12:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's The Alarming Table Kinder Morgan Doesn't Want You To See [View article]
    Trust Hedgeye to serve up some sour grapes. Right now, if I was working for them, I'd be a cave somewhere licking my wounds, or at least in disguise and operating under an assumed name.

    What's next, a Barron's article?
    Aug 12 12:17 PM | 28 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hold Your Nose And Buy Mattel [View article]
    RAS

    As usual, right on the mark. You are proof that comments are often more useful than the article.

    Haven't "seen" you lately. You been ok?

    Regards.
    Aug 12 12:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's A Cool Way To Soak Up The Dividends With This Net Lease REIT [View article]
    Brad,

    Thanks for the article on EPR

    I've had EPR on my watch list for a while now and, like you, am waiting for a more favorable entry point, pps-wise. All things being equal, that would push the yield % up to where you cite also. Except for that recent crash, (what was that all about, anyway?) the stock hasn't cooperated.

    The only thing I worry about is the fact that they are so dependent on discretionary income, which dries up during harder times. The small ski areas they own are particularly vulnerable not only to economics, but the marginal weather conditions in areas where many of them are situated. I know, I learned to ski at their Brandywine facility in Ohio. Snow conditions there are usually termed "bulletproof powder", aka ice.

    Thanks.
    Aug 12 12:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An End To Our Relationship With Yahoo, A New Era For Equity Research [View article]
    I changed my mind from my previous comment which was critical of losing Yahoo.

    Although I found SA on Yahoo 4 years ago, so did a lot of other people who have not exactly continued what used to be a tradition of civility on this site. They have dragged down the quality of discussion with their personal attacks and worse.

    Yahoo.....don't let the door hit you on the way out! Oh, and take your posse with you, please.
    Aug 12 11:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Merger Is A Win For All [View article]
    Author's admission of erring is why every article written on SA should be viewed as one thing only- somebody's OPINION.

    Author called himself an "idiot", but he was simply incorrect in his assessment. The real "idiots" are those who make investment decisions based solely on favorite author(s) articles. No substitute for one's own research and diligence.

    Aug 11 02:47 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Merger Is A Win For All [View article]
    Why? The DGR will be much better now. For a retiree that's what it's about.
    Aug 11 02:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Inc. Consolidation [View article]
    There'll be at least two dozen cheerleading articles on this subject forthcoming in the next week or so. Blah, blah.

    We hardly need authors breaking it down for us.....everything was in the initial press release.
    Aug 11 02:12 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Richard Kinder made $1.5B this morning after consolidating pipeline empire [View news story]
    What happened to all the grousing about Rich Kinder stuffing his pockets with all the money from KMP and EPB?

    What a difference an announcement makes!
    Aug 11 02:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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