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  • Google's Search Business May Not Survive The Next 10 Or 20 Years [View article]
    I have to disagree, I google everything, as do alk my friends.

    Gone are the days when people say lets do yahoo search.
    Dec 19, 2014. 06:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's How Facebook Is Beating Google [View article]
    Justin Hohn,

    I am a very small holder of FB stock. I have a FB account. I get on FB everyday and look at pictures, etc...

    FB is like sales, 80% of business comes from 20% of customers. Same with FB posters.

    I go, I look, I click on ads $$$.
    Jul 21, 2014. 06:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investors: Do They Have A Point Or Is It Too Close To Call? [View article]
    I started to invest 10 years ago. My father who is now 83 is always investing in potential high growth/risky stocks. We talked all the time about the money my dad could have made and all the money he has lost.

    I chose to go in a different direction with DGI. I started of investing in what I thought were good conservative stocks in 2004, GE & Regions Financia,l then came the recession. Since then I have averaged my cost down in GE & RF. Today I am up in GE and still down in RF.

    I also invested in other blue chip, conservative, dividiend paying stocks along the way. One was KMP. I am now making 18% in dividends per year on my original KMP investment .

    The point I am trying to make is I no longer worry about my stock picks. I have a portfolio of about 30 stocks and all are up with the exception of RF. I am making more today in dividends than I made with my first job out of college. All the people on SA have different investment styles and goals. I am happy with mine and glad I took a different approach than my dad.
    Jun 15, 2014. 07:56 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ConAgra: Buy This Cheap Food Stock For The Yield And Upside Potential [View article]

    I have not looked at the CCC lately but per ConAgra's web site the last dividend increase was Payment date of 8/29/12 of $0.24 to $0.25 with a payment date of 12/4/12. It has been 7 quarters without a dividend increase as it sits today at $0.25.

    Back in 08 & 09 they did not have an increase.
    Jun 3, 2014. 05:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ConAgra: Buy This Cheap Food Stock For The Yield And Upside Potential [View article]
    I bought CAG in 2011 and am up 26%, however, I am not pleased with this stock as an Income investor. The article states that CAG regularly raise their dividend, which is somewhat true, however, on 6/1/06 the stock dividend was $0.18 per share until 12/3/07 when it went to $0.19 per share. The dividend was not $0.17 in 2007 as the blogger states.

    Since 2007 they have only increased the dividend 4 times. I will be selling my shares and putting my money in a better income growth stock. Live and learn, I am looking for a company that raises their dividend annually.
    Jun 2, 2014. 06:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Clouds Over Omaha - Time To Sell Berkshire Hathaway [View article]
    Good Lord David Nelson,

    Regardless of your opinion

    Can you hold Warren's jock strap? Warren is Warren, and well, you are you. I would take Warren all day long.
    May 14, 2014. 07:46 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Clouds Over Omaha - Time To Sell Berkshire Hathaway [View article]
    40 to 50 Billion in the coffers to buy another company, bet BK buys Energy
    May 5, 2014. 08:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • HCP, Inc. Dividend Safety Analysis: Income Investors Should Take Notice [View article]
    I was looking for a REIT for my SEP. I took a small position in January at $38. Will watch and may add more.
    Apr 30, 2014. 07:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric: Is A New CEO On The Way? [View article]
    Albert, no so fast my friend. I first bought GE in 2006 for my SEP. Bought again in 2008 when it fell a little. Bought twice in 2009 when it fell a lot. Bought one more time in 2010.

    I have reinvested the dividends along the way and I have not lost money but made money, in fact, I sold some shares to take some profits.

    Long GE
    Apr 16, 2014. 07:10 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can You Retire By Age 60? [View article]

    You say "I feel great sorrow for anyone who can not put at least 20k into their retirement plan by age 30 if indeed they want to retire by age 60." Is that annually at that age or total savings?

    If a 30 year old can save 20K a year, I think they are way ahead of the game assuming their income goes up with age as mine has done.
    Apr 9, 2014. 07:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt Is Doing 3 Excellent Things For Shareholders [View article]
    I must have too much time on my hands to look this up, but Rubel has been bashing GE so much he has 12 pages worth of post on GE on his comment page.

    Rubel also states on June 4 on page 8 of his GE bashing that he bought at $40 and also at $6.

    2 things, (1)everyone that bought GE when it hit the $5 range loves GE, as they have received a very nice return. (2) Anyone who bought at $40 and then again at $6 didn't average his cost down far enough.

    As Ronald Reagan once said to Jimmy Carter during the Presidential Debate applies to Rubel "there you go again".
    Mar 26, 2014. 05:47 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt Is Doing 3 Excellent Things For Shareholders [View article]

    Why did you not average your cost down? I bought Ge back in 04. I reinvested the dividends. I also averaged my cost down from 08 until 2011, I am now way ahead of the game. Long GE
    Mar 25, 2014. 06:39 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's 1997, Not 1999 [View article]

    You say "In 1999 hit its high of about $44 and change. In the 16 years hence, it has gone down, traded mostly around lows and in the last five years has managed to work its way back up to $44, from which it has now retreated."

    You are right in one respect, the price has gone down from the $44 you show, however, you don't account for the 2 for 1 stock split in 2012. the price (not counting the split) $76 and change plus all the dividends for the past 15 years.

    Not a bad place to put you money
    Mar 17, 2014. 07:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wells Fargo: A Good Dividend Pick? [View article]

    "Wells Fargo has a tangible book value per share of $24.29, indicating that the stock is trading at a substantial premium compared to its tangible book value."

    Warren Buffet does not approve this statement. Wells Fargo is BRK's top holding. In addition BRK bought over 300,000 shares in the 4th. quarter of 2013. Buffet buys based on intrinsic value. Buffet must believe there is value at WFC at this time.
    Mar 8, 2014. 07:33 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: Dead Money At Best [View article]

    No, I did not listen to the blogger. When he first wrote "Dead Money" on 10/24/13. I was up 92%. On 11/20/13 I was up an additional 11% to 103%.

    Today, 1/17/14 I am up an additional 26% for a total of 129% since my initial purchase on 1/19/12.

    This blogger made a mistake, professionals do everyday. Some are bullish on this stock some are bearish. As I stated before, the Bulls are currently right, the bears, not so much.
    Jan 17, 2014. 06:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment