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  • Unable to beat Chevron in U.S. court, Ecuador villagers seek favorable venue [View news story]
    Chevron can drag this bogus lawsuit out for decades. The "villagers" will all be in the ground by then. Unfortunately, attorneys seem to live forever.
    Mar 8 09:54 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Beaten-Down Dividend Stocks For 2014 [View article]
    If interest rates went up to the point where various money instruments started paying any kind of a decent yield, it would definitely hurt stocks generally.

    I go back to the early 80s when Volcker put the squeeze on. Money markets were paying double digits and stocks were floundering. Investing was a no-brainer then.
    Dec 30 10:13 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital Agency Vs. Annaly Capital: Choosing Which Stock To Buy And Why [View article]
    akaralph is one of the more respected and knowledgeable contributors to Seeking Alpha and has a history of 75 articles to prove it.

    What are your credentials, other than faith and hope?

    It's time we stopped demonizing and ascribing nefarious motives to people with whom we disagree. Honestly, SA is getting more like Yahoo! every day.
    Nov 16 01:28 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Enough Money To Not Worry [View article]
    I don't put much stock in anything International Living writes. They're pumping places like Ecuador as an idyllic expat place to live.

    Sure, what's not to like? High crime, anti-American government, confiscatory policies, etc. We can stay home and get all those things.
    Mar 23 10:54 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's Why Dividend Stocks Are Evil (And 7 Good Examples Worth Considering) [View article]
    I'm going to make it unanimous.

    Lighten up, SethM!

    The article was satirical and ironic, not to be taken literally, but with an underlying point. Did you miss that? All of the other 54 comments seem to have "gotten it".
    Apr 5 10:47 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Inc. Consolidation [View article]
    There'll be at least two dozen cheerleading articles on this subject forthcoming in the next week or so. Blah, blah.

    We hardly need authors breaking it down for us.....everything was in the initial press release.
    Aug 11 02:12 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Utility stocks, July's biggest loser, lose their sizzle [View news story]
    Yeah, but those of us who "flocked" to them a year or two or three ago are very happy. During the recent little correction, they performed well.
    Aug 9 11:05 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rising Interest Rates And BDCs: Part 2 [View article]
    Buzz,

    Thanks for a great string of articles on the BDC sector, which can be quite nuanced. Thanks to you, I've been able to make some informed investing decisions.

    I like the fact that you actively engage in the threads. A lot of the questions people ask are ones on my mind as well. It really enhances the quality of the discussions when authors constructively participate.

    Please keep up the good work.
    Aug 7 01:59 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan: About To Pull A Rabbit Out Of Its Hat? [View article]
    ENOUGH POLITICS ALREADY!!! This is an investment forum, supposedly. Can we return to the topic at hand, please?

    Everyone else go to Yahoo, Politico, Move On or wherever to continue your partisan debates.

    Thanks.
    May 30 10:46 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan: The Signal-To-Noise Ratio Is Out Of Whack [View article]
    AA has been entirely civil in this exchange. It's DAC who is overreacting and going bonkers. Some people are hypersensitive.
    May 28 11:03 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Heating Up The Cold War [View article]
    ....nerd,

    I think you took a wrong turn on your way to Huffington or moveon.org.
    Apr 26 10:40 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Get $10,000 Each Year From A $250,000 Nest Egg [View article]
    I think rebalancing is highly overrated. What it means, essentially, is adjusting (trading) in and out every year or sooner depending on which way the wind is blowing.

    If you're properly diversified in the first place (to your satisfaction, not somebody else's opinion) then you can withstand the dips, and yes, even the crashes in the market. Those of us who were and who hung on '08 thru '10 recouped all their losses plus a lot more.
    Mar 31 10:17 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Transition To Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) [View article]
    Been taking my RMDs for three years now. I just take the money from a least favorite investment, pay the taxes and invest the rest in tax-free munis with Vanguard. So far, seems to be working for me.
    Mar 11 09:34 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill: Beware The Unsustainable Dividend [View article]
    Seeking....

    Some stocks develop a cult following, and anything critical said brings out some vitriolic remarks. SDRL is such an equity.
    Feb 10 09:51 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Moves To Make Before 2014 [View article]
    Yes, but..........

    Many, many practices in non-old fart regions are no longer accepting Medicare patients. Why? Because the new reimbursement for "routine" visits will drop to $15.

    They are robbing Peter (Medicare) to pay Paul (ACA, aka Obamacare).

    It's different this time. Really.
    Dec 25 09:38 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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