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  • Europe fails to impose tough sanctions on Russia [View news story]
    Huh? What?

    "Ukrainian rebels are not Russians." Who are they, Norwegians? Who do you think invaded the Crimea just recently? If you don't think that the separatists/Russians are one and the same, better get a naivete' check.

    The Ukrainians have always been a fiercely independent people. Their Cossacks fought against the Bolsheviks after the overthrow of the Czar, and were finally overwhelmed. In WWII, they hated the Russians so much that they welcomed the Nazis when they invaded. Unfortunately, the Germans were even more brutal than the Russians, so the Ukrainians fought them underground.

    All the Ukrainians want is to be left alone to run their own country. They are the type of allies we should cherish. Instead, we are posturing, nothing more.
    Jul 23 11:10 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weakness In Offshore Drilling May Mean No Gusher For Ensco Earnings [View article]
    Agree with trailerparkjoe.
    Jul 23 10:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's still not time to buy offshore drillers, Raymond James says [View news story]
    Bought ESV a while back @49.20. Pretty happy with the price appreciation and dividend to date.
    Jul 22 03:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • It's still not time to buy offshore drillers, Raymond James says [View news story]
    Why is it that whenever there's negative piece on a sector or stock, dissenters jump in and start yelling about short sellers? We also see the same folks howling about pumping when there's a positive recommendation.

    Grow up, people! These are analyst opinions.

    Besides, I don't think an overly conservative outfit like Raymond James can be seriously accused of pump and dump tactics. They have too much to lose.
    Jul 22 03:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Silly Rabbit, Dividends Do Matter In Retirement [View article]
    Preceding comment directed to Maley, not to any of my esteemed SA brethren.
    Jul 22 03:16 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Silly Rabbit, Dividends Do Matter In Retirement [View article]
    I would politely say that your comment adds nothing to the discussion. Glad to have read it so I can skim by anything else you write in the future.
    Jul 22 03:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • RE: Silly Rabbit, Dividends Do Matter... [View article]
    Valuentem's articles are always logical and worth reading. Thinking about subscribing to their newsletter.
    Jul 22 02:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Initiated A Position In Mattel [View article]
    Surfer,

    I've been looking at MAT also. Overall, I think they're a sound company and will overcome the headwinds of the moment.

    I think your approach of going in cautiously and buying small makes sense. You can always add on dips. And if it takes off? Either way it's win-win, presuming the company will be able to catch the breeze in the sails.
    Jul 22 02:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Equity CEFs: New Kids On The Block [View article]
    Your articles are all too infrequent, Doug. But I guess quality is better than quantity.

    What did you think of the Barron's article about CEFs? I certainly didn't agree with the notion that they aren't good long term investments...I've held a couple for like forever and they've been very good income vehicles.
    Jul 22 02:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Dynagas LNG Partners For LNG Growth And 6% Yield [View article]
    I've been on to DLNG for a while now, and have researched them pretty thoroughly.

    I don't like that they do so much business with the Russians, particularly now. Kind of a patriotic thing, I guess. I should get over it so I can be a stock oligarch! LOL! And particularly since our own DC folks don't seem to be getting all lathered up over this Ukraine thing.
    Jul 22 01:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Silly Rabbit, Dividends Do Matter In Retirement [View article]
    Ah, dueling authors. I love it.

    Actually, I couldn't believe Roberts' article when I read it. He totally lost my undivided attention when he said that dividends didn't particularly matter in an investor's accumulation phase. Huh? The only way they wouldn't matter is if you gave them away.

    The guy has lost credibility with me and I won't devote a lot of time reading anything else he pens.

    Long O.

    Thanks.
    Jul 21 10:47 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Never Discount The Unexpected [View article]
    I encounter aliens nearly every day. Usually, they're covered with tattoos and piercings and speak in tongues.
    Jul 20 11:10 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This High Dividend Stock Yields 9%+, Has Big Dividend And EBITDA Growth Ahead; Goes Ex-Dividend Soon [View article]
    Refreshing to find an oil MLP whose distributions are covered by earnings, not debt and hedging.

    Downside? Shares pretty thinly traded, a small cap outfit like this can be subject to outsize risk because of oil pricing, integrity of the dividend going forward and their short time in business. Also, stock's already had a decent run up.
    Jul 20 11:08 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This High Dividend Stock Yields 9%+, Has Big Dividend And EBITDA Growth Ahead; Goes Ex-Dividend Soon [View article]
    Do not hold LPs or MLPs in an IRA, because distributions of over $1k for any single entity can result in them being treated as UBTI (Unrelated Business Taxable Income) and can screw up the entire tax deferred status of the IRA.

    Better consult your CPA for more information.
    Jul 20 11:01 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This High Dividend Stock Yields 9%+, Has Big Dividend And EBITDA Growth Ahead; Goes Ex-Dividend Soon [View article]
    If the author is careless enough to not differentiate the simplest of terms properly, how much faith can we have in the accuracy in the rest of the article?
    Jul 20 10:57 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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