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  • Kinder Morgan pipeline endorsed by New England trade unions [View news story]
    hk,

    "The folks in New England..."

    Too kind to call these idiots folks.
    Dec 23, 2014. 11:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Thin line for UAW in buildup to new contracts with Detroit Three [View news story]
    bibo,
    And how long ago did these railroad abuses occur, 90 years?

    Nobody's arguing whether unions belong in the blue collar workplace; indeed, it was corporate stupidity and callous behavior towards their employees which engendered unions in the first place.

    But, for the last 60 years or more, since WWII ended, the unions themselves have become just as abusive as any corporations. They are, by definition, left wing entities which foster "equality" over quality. The Japanese superiority over domestic automobiles didn't happen by accident.

    Unions seek to run the corporations. In some cases they have succeeded; in baseball for example, they rule the game. Unions pretty much tell airlines how to run their businesses-mergers aren't completed without union blessing.

    Corporations are guilty for caving during the good times. The recession caused the pendulum to swing in the other direction, and there it needs to stay.
    Dec 23, 2014. 10:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • I'm Moving Medical Properties Back To BUY [View article]
    MPW? Buy? Why? Not now, it's scraping up against a 52 week high. This entire sector is either fairly or over valued, in my opinion.
    Dec 22, 2014. 10:37 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Omega Healthcare Investors: Why You Should Consider This 5.4% Yielding Healthcare REIT [View article]
    One should NEVER "consider" a stock at it's 52 week high. The entire health care REIT industry is currently overvalued, in my oopinion.
    Dec 22, 2014. 10:34 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Thin line for UAW in buildup to new contracts with Detroit Three [View news story]
    The dumb bunny unions can't seem to stand prosperity and will never learn. They won't be satisfied until they have a strike and then push themselves and the U.S. car industry back into a hole versus international competitors.
    Dec 22, 2014. 10:31 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: Another Dividend Hike For This Dividend Stalwart [View article]
    Marcus,

    Yes, I agree that T is bondlike.

    But, while a penny a quarter is better than nothing, the increase doesn't quite merit the enthusiasm the author ascribes to it.
    Dec 22, 2014. 12:03 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Barron's: Five oils to buy now [View news story]
    It only took 4 comments for someone to to bring up the tired old Barron's conspiracy angle. The fact that this comment was relatively illiterate should indicate something.

    Barron's is in the business of selling their publication, period.
    Dec 21, 2014. 10:47 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Barron's: Five oils to buy now [View news story]
    glf4mny

    "The others mentioned are service companies"

    Then you either didn't read or comprehend the article. CVX was prominently mentioned. Check the "Our 5 Favorites" box.

    Last time I checked, CVX isn't an oil service company.
    Dec 21, 2014. 10:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • DGI Portfolio Add: Exxon [View article]
    RDS-B is the better oil patch buy now. Better dividend, huge cash stash, and streamlined management team (mostly the CEO) who are throwing their unprofitable and/or problematic holdings under the figurative bus.

    I own shares of RDS-B.
    Dec 21, 2014. 10:35 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DGI Retirees Buy When Others Are Fearful: Is Panic In The Oil Patch Giving Us That Buy Signal? [View article]
    Yes, Warren Buffett and I are kindred spirits. The only difference is a few hundred billion bucks.

    Just wish I'd had more cash on hand before we headed into this thing. But, who knew?
    Dec 20, 2014. 10:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DGI Retirees Buy When Others Are Fearful: Is Panic In The Oil Patch Giving Us That Buy Signal? [View article]
    AKA

    I don't believe in retirement, either. At age 72, I still work part time around a lot of young people. Thinking about hanging out with a bunch of old farts all day long gives me the creeps.

    Thanks.
    Dec 20, 2014. 10:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In Search Of Income: High-Yield Bond CEFs (Part II) [View article]
    I have held HIO for years. Disappointed in recent performance, however and the yield is nothing to write home about.

    The positives are: No leverage, no ROC, and they will lower the yield rather than return capital to falsely prop up the yield if returns don't cover it.

    I like the Western Asset family of investment vehicles.
    Dec 20, 2014. 10:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AmeriGas Partners And CrossAmerica Partners: Pull These Babies From The Bathwater And Put Them In Your Portfolio [View article]
    Wrong time to buy either because they both near yearly highs and analysts consider them fully valued.

    Besides, the middle of winter is peak demand for propane and peak demand time is the wrong time to buy anything.

    APU is the better of the two, incidentally. Buy only on a pullback, however.
    Dec 20, 2014. 10:24 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • UMH Properties, Inc: Falling Oil Prices Could Lead To Falling Occupancy [View article]
    UMH is a turkey and has always been so. MNR investors should be concerned, because UMH has the same management...the difference is in the name only. Indeed, this synergy is listed as a potential risk factor on MNR's 10k.
    Dec 20, 2014. 09:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Join Dynex Capital In Purchasing A Gem [View article]
    Agree with the author. If one must own an mREIT, DX is the one to have. It's the most steady and conservative.

    Long DX.
    Dec 19, 2014. 11:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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