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  • Bad News At UPS: It's All Good News [View article]
    I agree with this article. A stumble, albeit a pretty major one, is not a death knell for a company as solid as UPS.
    Feb 6, 2014. 12:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP: The Only Oil Major You'll Ever Need [View article]
    Achilles,

    I think you're right about BP's upside potential, provided that there are no more ugly incidents.

    Thanks for an enlightening article.
    Feb 6, 2014. 12:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shrinking Giants: Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon-Mobil, Chevron And BP [View article]
    That these companies are getting leaner is a good thing. Hopefully they are accomplishing the same things internally. Most corporations this size are bloated with bureaucracy.
    Feb 6, 2014. 12:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cure A Sick Year With Vanguard's Health Care ETF [View article]
    MIZ,

    By making that comment, you're not that familiar with John Bogle. He is very plain spoken, and doesn't hesitate to criticize Vanguard. He hates actively managed funds, is no fan of ETFs, either, and has roundly taken his former company to task in both these areas.

    Furthermore, he and his immediate successor (forget the guy's name already) were barely on speaking terms over a fundamental disagreement on the company's direction.
    Feb 5, 2014. 12:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2014 Strategies And Stocks: Part 5, Caterpillar Inc. [View article]
    Great article, Ray, and great comment, AUSUM.

    Backside is sore from kicking self, for not buying CAT when it dipped below 80 not so long ago....or was it?
    Feb 5, 2014. 11:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Effectively Admits To Misleading Investors And Announces Key Accounting Changes [View article]
    Jack & Macro,
    Ditto here, and I know of several others who were disagreeing and got run as well, without justification, IMO.

    Fact is, this and a certain other author, one which publishes inflammatory articles with spectacular titles, and both of whom are notoriously thin skinned, write vitriolic and insulting replies to those who disagree, bring in a lot of revenue to SA because of the attention paid to their writing. SA, like any other website of it's ilk, relies on advertising money to exist. Authors who have large followings,, widespread readership and many comments will naturally receive the benefit of the doubt from SA more often than not. Fair? Heck no! But, the fact of life is, MONEY TALKS.

    The only thing to do to blunt the influence of these two is to not even open their articles in the first place, which I try to do now (but I was like a moth to a flame when I saw new comments on this one) Unfortunately, both have a large number of mostly novice type followers who hang on their every word.

    I fully expect this comment to be deleted, as the author is very vigilant to any slights, real or imagined.
    Feb 5, 2014. 10:26 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Monthly Dividend Company Will Reward Investors In The New Year [View article]
    O's one to hold, and not to worry about short term fluctuations, assuming it was bought right to begin with. It is arguably the best in breed of the eREITs, with real assets as opposed to the mREIT folks.
    Feb 4, 2014. 09:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron Is A Disappointment [View article]
    If you bought CVX at 67, it isn't a disappointment. Nor is COP if you bought it at 57.

    (we won't talk about some of my other NOT-so-smooth moves) ;-)
    Feb 4, 2014. 12:05 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Analysts question AGNC strategy [View news story]
    The market is fickle. Folks can go from geniuses to dolts in a matter of months.
    Feb 4, 2014. 12:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Kain buying stock of other mREITs [View news story]
    Nothing like a lot of confidence in your own company!
    Feb 4, 2014. 12:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best And Worst ETFs, Mutual Funds, And Key Holdings: Telecom Services Sector [View article]
    What's so "dangerous" about VOX? The worst things I see is that it only pays a dividend yearly and it trades at low volumes. Nearly half of the portfolio consists of T & VZ..

    A lot of suppositions, unsupported by much factual data in this article.
    Feb 4, 2014. 10:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Clearing Up Some Misconceptions About Linn Energy, Vanguard Natural Resources And Other Upstream MLPs [View article]
    A very comforting article for the LINE & VNR enthusiasts. Noted that the word PROFITS was scarcely mentioned, while DEBT was absent entirely.
    Feb 4, 2014. 10:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Red Flag At Microsoft? [View article]
    Different captain, same ship, same course, same admirals (Gates, Ballmer) looking over the shoulder.

    Nothing to cheer about here.
    Feb 4, 2014. 09:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cure A Sick Year With Vanguard's Health Care ETF [View article]
    I've owned and DRIPed the Vanguard mutual fund cousin, VGHAX, for years and have been thrilled with it. Only regret that I didn't buy more.

    Thanks.
    Feb 4, 2014. 09:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Argentina accuses Shell of conspiracy after 12% fuel price increase [View news story]
    Is there anyone Argentina isn't suing for their self-inflicted problems? Maybe they should get together with Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela and just file class action suits.
    Feb 3, 2014. 11:58 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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