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  • Durability Test: Realty Income [View article]
    62 Dawg,

    See my reply to RAS above.

    Yes, I know who she was. Just having a little fun.
    Jul 23, 2015. 06:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Durability Test: Realty Income [View article]
    I guess the tongue-in-cheek was a little too subtle for you, RAS? Did you feel the breeze as it went over your head?
    Jul 23, 2015. 06:32 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • RoseNose's Adventure To Reacquire Shares Of 3M Company... And Buy Now! [View article]
    Well, Rose, the way you went about your excellent adventure is entirely correct, IMO, since nobody comes out and rings a bell at the bottom.

    Averaging as you did has been my de facto DRIP policy over the years and served me well.

    By the way, nice first article. Factual, concise, and not ambitious to the point where you would have gotten tied up in knots with research and editing. That can come later, lol. Doing this is not easy...I've tried.

    Thanks.
    Jul 23, 2015. 04:02 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • RSO Preferred Stock - Why Did It Decline Recently? Consider This 10%+ Yielder [View article]
    Well, something's wrong with the company. FCF went from $.48/shr to -$.07. Plus, D/E is nearly twice the industry average.

    Is this preferred cumulative or non?

    Anyone who thinks the preferred is just fine and likes the big dividend might just as well buy the common, which yields nearly 20%. And, that's after being cut by 25% in March.
    Jul 23, 2015. 03:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Durability Test: Realty Income [View article]
    Contrary to popular belief, Ida Mae Fuller was NOT the first Social Security check recipient. She was the wife of Alfred Carl Fuller, the original Fuller Brush Man.
    The check she was brandishing was a payment from the U.S. Treasury for the first delivery of bathroom cleaning brushes to the government.

    Where's my free copy?
    Jul 23, 2015. 03:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Harsh Downgrade For Linn Energy [View article]
    Really glad I sold a year ago. Saw the handwriting on the wall even back then.
    Jul 22, 2015. 08:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Harsh Downgrade For Linn Energy [View article]
    bbarke,

    You consider Outperform to be a bearish rating? How long have you been an investor in the stock market?
    Jul 22, 2015. 07:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Harsh Downgrade For Linn Energy [View article]
    Great comment, Bill Cunningham.

    I feel the same way every time I see commenters berating the "shorts" for underperformance.

    I think short interest on LINE is something like 2.6%. Hardly a crushing figure and certainly not responsible for the decline in this stock. Didn't need to be....oil prices and LINE's management mistakes took care of it by themselves.
    Jul 22, 2015. 07:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Durability Test: STAG Industrial [View article]
    gawilley,

    I would think that significant insider sales should be a flashing yellow light, even for the "retail investor" (you use that term rather disdainfully) who DOES complete their DD.
    Jul 22, 2015. 12:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Much Bond Duration SHOULD You Endure? [View article]
    Adam, once again you impress me with your dose of common sense.

    You and I are pretty much on the same page, except that I think there are some pretty good bond mutual funds out there at reasonable expense levels (say Vanguard).

    Thanks.
    Jul 22, 2015. 12:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Reasons Kinder Morgan Still Suits Income Investors [View article]
    I thought this was an article that covered the KMI issues, positive and negative, in a very concise and readable manner. Grateful most of all for not having to wade through endless mind numbing graphics.

    Thanks.
    Jul 21, 2015. 11:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Kinder Morgan Stuck With More LNG? [View article]
    No, ethanol is a product of the liberal elite who demagogue the climate change issue, then climb in limos on their way to a private jet which takes them to their 25,000 sq. ft. energy guzzling homes.

    Does the name Al Gore ring a bell?
    Jul 21, 2015. 03:45 PM | 37 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vanguard Wellington Fund: Can One Fund Do It All? [View article]
    Yup, VDIGX is a good one, too.

    As far as I'm concerned, there's no need to go to any other shop than Vanguard for mutual funds.
    Jul 21, 2015. 01:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • REITs And You: An Introduction, With Some Tips [View article]
    James,

    Thanks for the reply.

    Also appreciate your succinct presentations. Why I'm following. Keep up the good work.
    Jul 21, 2015. 11:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Shell's Higher Dividend Pays Investors [View article]
    Long Shell "B", but pretty seriously below c.b. Thinking of adding more, but waiting because I feel it has further to fall. Can't DRIP, since that option is not available.
    Jul 21, 2015. 11:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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