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  • Accumulate AT&T Shares While No One Is Paying Attention [View article]
    Ray,

    Good article and convincing opinion, too.

    Everyone's throwing dirt at the Direct-TV thing. I think in the long run it's going to be great. Do you know if they're planning on leaving the two brands, or will they fold Direct into AT&T?

    Remember, everyone, this isn't the legacy T. It's really one of the spinoffs, SBC, which bought the remains and took the name after.
    Feb 25, 2015. 10:38 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Ensco's 10% Dividend Is Built To Last [View article]
    Labrat,

    Are you sure you're DRIPing them? Ensco offers neither a dividend reinvestment plan nor direct investment plan.
    Feb 23, 2015. 10:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shell Replaced Only 26% Of Its Produced Reserves In 2014 [View article]
    I didn't see anything in Mr. Ban's article suggesting that anyone sell their stock, and I don't understand your rather hysterical comment.

    He simply stated some actual facts intermixed with his OPINION, which is what all SA writers provide.

    Put a cold compress on your head...you'll feel better.
    Feb 23, 2015. 10:01 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Biggest Risks To Stocks In 2015: A 10-Point Analysis [View article]
    James,

    A very good macro-economic breakdown. You're at your best with these type overviews. I'm in agreement with pretty much everything you've written.

    Thanks.
    Feb 22, 2015. 11:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Sleeping Bull Is Best Left Undisturbed [View article]
    Is it Breaking News At 11 that the EU; i.e. Germans caved and kicked the Greece can down the road for four more months?

    These Europeans make our Fearless Leader look like a master of decisiveness.
    Feb 22, 2015. 12:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Profiting From The Rise Of Oil: The Thesis On Ensco PLC [View article]
    Oil prices will rise again, and that's for sure. They always have. The only question is how soon.

    It's NOT different this time.
    Feb 21, 2015. 10:52 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Undervalued Niche High Dividend Stock Yields 8% And Just Reported 40% Distributable Cash Flow Growth [View article]
    Harry,

    I am interested in DLNG, but also concerned about the Greek ownership.

    As stated in Dirk Leach's Jan. 20 article, the Chairman of Dynagas LNG Partners LP is George Prokopiou, who, according to a bio is the second biggest private shipowner in Greece. He is also affiliated with Dynacom Tankers Mgmt., Ltd. since 1991. He is a pretty opaque fellow indeed, as I couldn't dig up much more information than that, which is rare on the internet. Wikipedia doesn't even list his name.

    The CEO of DLNG is Tony Lauritzen. Michael Gregos is the CFO. No other management people are listed on the Dynagas' web site. Pretty obvious this Prokopiou guy is pulling the strings.

    It would be interesting if anyone else could dig up some information on him.
    Feb 21, 2015. 10:38 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dynex core income slips in Q4 [View news story]
    I'm continuing to DRIP also. But, I wouldn't mind a fat dividend AND a little share appreciation, too!
    Feb 21, 2015. 12:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NextEra Energy, Part 1 - This Utility Leader's Upside Might Be Limited [View article]
    Timely article for me as I hold nearly 1000 shares of NEE, which have accumulated by DRIPing 200 original shares since 1992. A split or two didn't hurt, either.

    NEE is arguably the best ute around and is my bondlike investment. I plan on keeping it.

    Thanks.
    Feb 21, 2015. 12:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. proposes new regulations for Arctic drilling [View news story]
    Biggest difference for me is that RDS.A stock is domiciled in the Netherlands and subject to their withholding taxes. RDS.B is in the U.K., and due to an agreement with the U.S., withholds no taxes. For this reason, I hold the B shares.

    In the past, dividends from B went into A shares, which was cumbersome, as you would have to sell them to collect. Now, B shares dividends are paid directly to the holder. They do not have a DRIP plan.
    Feb 20, 2015. 11:54 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan's dividend visibility among the best, Barclays believes [View news story]
    Searcher,

    Your extraterrestrial nuance is impressive only to you.
    Feb 20, 2015. 11:48 PM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy: 2014 Asset Restructuring To Pay 'Dividends' In 2015 And Beyond [View article]
    Tim,

    You mention LINE "profits" to be shared with GSO? What profits? They exist on hedges and cash flow, nearly as I can tell. Since 2008, they have had one profitable year. As follows:

    EPS
    '09 $-2.50
    '10 - .80
    '11 +2.50
    '12 -1.92
    '13 -2.94
    '14 -1.40

    Source: Morningstar

    Not short LINE nor any other stock.

    Thanks.
    Feb 20, 2015. 04:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy: 2014 Asset Restructuring To Pay 'Dividends' In 2015 And Beyond [View article]
    Kirby,

    "You and the rest of your short friends have a problem"

    Your "problem" seems to be with spelling, grammar and punctuation.
    Feb 20, 2015. 04:05 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy: 2014 Asset Restructuring To Pay 'Dividends' In 2015 And Beyond [View article]
    Gonzo

    "As one who shorts......."

    That is the standard cultie accusation of those who dare to question the Kool-Aid that companies like LINE and VNR serve.
    Feb 20, 2015. 04:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy: 2014 Asset Restructuring To Pay 'Dividends' In 2015 And Beyond [View article]


    Agree, Rip.

    LINE, like VNR, is a house of cards. Their business model is unsustainable at any oil price, but for certain at $50. IMO.
    Feb 20, 2015. 04:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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