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  • Tesla completes its own Cannonball Run [View news story]
    Took 6 days? Cannonball Crawl.
    Jan 26, 2014. 09:46 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Solid Dividend Picks From Barron's Roundtable [View article]
    Robert, 3.20 / 46.69 = 6.85%
    Do not depend on Yahoo Finance numbers.
    Jan 25, 2014. 02:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The ABCs Of Dividend Investing: Divi-Do Or Divi-Don't? [View article]
    Thanks for this interesting article.

    Data interpretation is a tricky thing. When I looked at your 1st graph I saw XLU as the one outlier (instead of your 2 outliers XLE and XLK) and a horizontal line at about 30% price appreciation.

    Admittedly, that R^2 (by eyeball) is less than your 80%, but throwing out 2 of only 9 data points makes your analysis questionable.

    I would posit that throwing out XLU (utilities that are highly interest rate dependent) would make sense in a year of rising rates.

    Therefore, with a horizontal line at 30%, there is no correlation between price appreciation and dividend growth.

    I would add that I am a DGI (50% of PF), with the other 1/2 in MLP's.
    Jan 18, 2014. 12:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Revisiting Solazyme: Management's Take On Technology And Outlook [View article]
    Opportunist, is your 2013 started hedge fund short SZYM?

    You question Kevin's credibility and integrity? Have you met with Solazyme's management? Visited their HQ? Where's your credibility?

    SZYM's "glaring issues" have been thoroughly covered in the past.
    You have about a month to cover your short before the next CC.

    Thanks Kevin for your update.
    Jan 15, 2014. 08:36 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Darden Restaurant Inc. Dividend Stock Analysis [View article]
    ~2pm ET.
    Dec 26, 2013. 01:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Darden Restaurant Inc. Dividend Stock Analysis [View article]
    "Although DRI is trading below my calculated fair value price of $52.75..."

    DRI is currently (~1pm) trading at 54.23.
    Dec 26, 2013. 01:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Biofuels defenders blast EPA plan to cut ethanol mandate [View news story]
    Especially political guarantees. If you like your insurance....etc.
    Nov 16, 2013. 12:16 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Review Of 'The Energy Of Nations' By Jeremy Leggett [View article]
    The Global Warming Boogey Man. Such nonsense.

    For a scientific critique of the IPCC's latest report, that is filled with errors and exaggerations, read:

    http://bit.ly/19Ui69T
    Oct 19, 2013. 07:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • After-hours Gainers / Losers [View news story]
    Yahoo shows TSO up a nickel in AH.
    Oct 17, 2013. 06:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Has No Answer For Qualcomm Snapdragon [View article]
    "On October 26, 2013, Intel stock closed out the trading session at $23.70 per share."

    Is this any indication of the accuracy of this whole article?
    Oct 17, 2013. 02:29 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola: Jump In With 3% Yield? [View article]
    Added last Wed. at div. = 3.01%.
    And it was was one of the few green ones today.
    Oct 9, 2013. 03:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Northern Tier Energy: Expect A Lower Payout For Q3 2013 [View article]
    hobart, their insurance policy has a 60 day deductible for business interruption.
    Sep 25, 2013. 08:58 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rich Kinder 'Does His Job' [View article]
    Thanks for this article.
    That's why I recently bought KMR. Richard Kinder vs a snot-nosed kid with an ego problem? Not even close.
    Sep 23, 2013. 04:43 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan And U.S. Pipeline System Age, Maintenance And Incidents [View article]
    I knocked over my 5 gallon gas can in my garage.
    Should I contact EPA? /sarc
    Sep 21, 2013. 03:17 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Emerson Radio Corp: A Profitable Business For Free With An Upcoming Catalyst [View article]
    Schwab is showing a closing price of 1.73 (+0.01).
    Sep 9, 2013. 06:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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