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  • There's A Reason Utilities Are On The Monopoly Board, I Just Bought One [View article]
    I think every dividend portfolio shoud include utilities. I've owned SRE and NEE for years, bought latter when it was FPL. Very happy with both. Not counting splits (because I forget how many there have been), cap gains on both about 5X, excluding dividends.

    What about SO, Brad? Speaking of right in your back yard. A little pricey now, but a good one, albeit some overruns at their coal fired plant and the new nuke. Very well managed and a nice divvy.
    Feb 9, 2015. 03:20 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy Looks Better Now Than It Did A Few Weeks Ago [View article]
    LINE/LNCO seems to have attracted a large cultlike following in the past couple of years, as the stock has slid to oblivion.

    They lose money at an alarming clip. But, not to worry, they make it up in volume!
    Feb 8, 2015. 03:05 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy Looks Better Now Than It Did A Few Weeks Ago [View article]
    zig...

    Yeah, "LOOKING GOOD OMG!" Only down from $42.50 a couple of years ago.

    You and your money will be soon parted.
    Feb 8, 2015. 03:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy Looks Better Now Than It Did A Few Weeks Ago [View article]
    You're assuming that there will be any UBTI to tax?
    Feb 8, 2015. 03:00 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Sold Realty Income, And Where I Reinvested The Proceeds [View article]
    Coal?

    You must be counting on a Republican administration in '16. Otherwise coal is doomed in this country. Even the Chinese are starting to think about cleaning up their act.
    Feb 8, 2015. 02:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • HCP Is Prepared For The Baby Boomers And Their Golden Years [View article]
    @thomaswhite

    Please state your comparison criteria. To which countries with "similar standards.." do you refer? England, Canada, who?

    Your comment is more political than financial. Better scurry off to Huffington Post or one of similar ilk where you can have this kind of discussion. You are wasting everyone's time here on SA.
    Feb 8, 2015. 02:46 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Faces Of 2015 [View article]
    Clever people, these union workers. Striking the refineries when supply is high, demand low, and prices depressed. That's a good way to enhance the negotiations!
    Feb 8, 2015. 02:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Faces Of 2015 [View article]
    Thanks, Rose. Didn't know you could adjust type size this easily.
    Feb 8, 2015. 02:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BDC Performance Since 2013 [View article]
    @WmHilger1

    What's to disagree with? The numbers are the numbers and Buzz's commentary is pretty straightforward.

    Thanks.
    Feb 8, 2015. 02:25 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This High Dividend Stock Yields 7%, And Has 6 Straight Dividend Hikes And Insider Buying [View article]
    Interesting article. Thanks. Did a little DD.

    Pros:
    1. Nice dividend coverage. Payout ratio is only 41%
    2. Plenty of FCF in '13 ($3.36) to amply cover the dividend.
    3. As article indicated, price is extremely favorable for a comeback of the sector.
    4. 4th qtr. '14 diluted earnings beat comparable '13 by almost 65%

    Cons:
    1. Heavy debt burden. D/E is 1.2, compared to industry average of .7
    2. History of this company only goes back to '11.
    Feb 8, 2015. 02:14 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Senior Housing Properties Trust: Making Money Never Gets Old [View article]
    James,

    A great breakdown on this company, which I had always kind of brushed off in favor of following HCN, HCP, and OHI. I especially appreciate this concise article's plain spoken language and simple but pertinent graphics.

    BTW, the stock is up 27 cents in after hours trading.

    Thanks.
    Feb 7, 2015. 03:33 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shell Is Not Willing To Repeat Mistakes Of The Past [View article]
    Look back 45 years and you will find that, to paraphrase J.P. Morgan, oil prices will "fluctuate".

    In every instance of a drop, it has bounced back and vice versa. Today, there are no monumental reasons why it shouldn't, as we can see by the spikes of the past week or so due to strikes at U.S. refineries.

    So, anyone who tries to say that "it's different this time" doesn't know what they're talking about. For once, Shell is making the right moves at the right time, thanks to the new CEO van Beurden.

    Long RDS-B
    Feb 7, 2015. 03:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Beyond The Dismal Science [View article]
    Tim,

    Love your thoughtful, and somewhat offbeat articles. Refreshing change from the "buy this, sell that" yelling that goes on in most SA scribblings these days.
    Feb 7, 2015. 03:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill Limited Or Seadrill Partners, Which One Is A Better Investment? [View article]
    Question: "........WHICH ONE IS A BETTER INVESTMENT?"

    Answer: Neither.
    Feb 7, 2015. 02:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BHP Billiton Is More Of A Commodity Basket Than A Mega-Cap Company [View article]
    Is there any Australian tax withheld from the dividends?

    Thanks.
    Feb 7, 2015. 02:42 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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