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  • Natural gas prices are about as low as they're going to get, observes oil and gas mogul T. Boone Pickens. A key marker to watch is rig counts, Pickens says, because as they go down it causes supply to shorten up. Ten rigs closed just last week, and more will be shuttered this week as well. It may take a little while for prices to shore up, but it's going to happen.  [View news story]
    Why do they charge $2.24/gal(e) in Austin? No available refill sites in San Antonio.
    Apr 11, 2012. 10:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Most Common Stocks Held By Dividend Growth Investors [View article]
    From your list, I'm long: ABT, MO, T, CVX, INTC, MCD, PM, PG, SO, and WM. Also long LINE & EPD.
    Apr 1, 2012. 11:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Crimson Exploration: This Fast Growing $3 Energy Concern Has Further Upside [View article]
    Nice call!
    Mar 30, 2012. 11:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • CVR PARTNERS, LP UAN Units Being Sold: SEC  [View instapost]
    Thanks Todd. Long UAN since the IPO.
    Mar 7, 2012. 01:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CVR PARTNERS, LP UAN Units Being Sold: SEC  [View instapost]


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    Mar 6, 2012. 06:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: 10 Biggest Lies We Are Told About Retirement (Part 11) [View article]
    Agree with all the above comments: excellent down-to-earth advice, written in an easy-to-read, entertaining style.

    My portfolio contains many of your listed dividend growth stocks, and others. No bonds and no FIRE stocks (Financial, Insurance, Real Estate). "Cash" in local Credit Union laddered CD's, as well as some physical $ in a safe deposit box (along with physical silver and gold).

    Question about the flesh colored thumbs up. When I hit it, it changed from a zero to a one. From the above comments, I was not the first to hit it. What's up with that?
    Feb 20, 2012. 12:28 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MLPs For Yield Seeking Investors [View article]
    mns, sure they are. You lose their tax deferred advantage since your IRA is already tax deferred, but so what? Long EPD in my IRA, and no K-1's to mess with.
    Feb 19, 2012. 06:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Greece's Debt: Maturity Dates, Amounts Due, And Top Holders [View article]
    Looks like 3/20/12 will be the big day.
    Feb 12, 2012. 01:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Stocks For A Balanced High-Yield Dividend Portfolio [View article]
    Long PM instead of RAI, SO instead of EXC, long x2 SDRL, long x2 T, but no banks (but I've read that there are some decent CND ones).
    Feb 2, 2012. 10:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IPO Preview: U.S. Silica Holdings [View article]
    Closed at 16.00
    Will watch for awhile.
    Feb 1, 2012. 04:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IPO Preview: U.S. Silica Holdings [View article]
    Thanks for your reply. I'm pretty new to IPOs, although I've had
    good luck with UAN & CHKR so far. That $8m (20% of IPO) sounded like some sort of backdoor payoff.
    Jan 31, 2012. 12:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IPO Preview: U.S. Silica Holdings [View article]
    Thanks for this excellent and informative article.

    I disagree that fracking demand will decline with the decrease in gas fracking. As you mentioned, CHK will switch to NGL and oil fracking. Capex will be spent, but the focus will change.

    One question: What is this all about?

    "SLCA intends to make an $8.0 million payment to terminate the Advisory Agreement entered into in connection with the Golden Gate (equity sponsor)."
    Jan 30, 2012. 10:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Gas Utility Stocks That Offer Good Dividend Yield [View article]
    axvc84: My thoughts exactly. NRGY was down 23.6% on Fri. 1/27 due to mngmt stating they were going to look at their divy. Earnings are down due to the mild NE winter.
    Jan 29, 2012. 06:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Stocks That May Benefit From Oil Over $100 [View article]
    RE KOG: "However, the volume has been low and the stock is trading near an all-time high."

    KOG has recently declined 12.6% from its high of 10.34, to close at 9.04 on Fri. 1/27.
    Jan 29, 2012. 05:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Overvalued Tobacco Stocks To Avoid Today [View article]
    tchap1: I don't believe China allows any competition to their national cigarette company.
    Dec 25, 2011. 02:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment