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  • Oil industry rebuts proposed Arctic drilling mandates  [View news story]
    Wait 10 years then wait again and again. For what? Will there be less ice then? Let's get on with it, unless of course, there is a technology reason to delay.
    May 28, 2015. 07:42 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Southern Co. in agreement with Tesla to test battery storage, CEO says  [View news story]
    The bottom line: batteries are needed, all kind. This is just the beginning of a good growth industry.
    May 28, 2015. 07:09 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whitestone REIT: A Higher-Risk, 8% Yielding REIT Alternative To Realty Income  [View article]
    I have held WSR for about a year. I feel truly lucky to have such a good growth and income stock. They are very selective in picking their locations, i.e. near high income subdivisions.
    May 28, 2015. 06:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BP Rebuilds Upstream Portfolio After Gulf Of Mexico Spill  [View article]
    In BP's case, the tort lawyers are the vultures that go in after the battle is over and bayonet the wounded. They don't deserve a cent.
    May 27, 2015. 12:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DuPont: After The Defeat Of An Activist Investor, Insiders Continue To Buy  [View article]
    DD too good to fail!!!
    May 26, 2015. 07:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP Rebuilds Upstream Portfolio After Gulf Of Mexico Spill  [View article]
    Doesn't BP still own some of the very best Gulf of Mexico deep water acreage right up there with Chevron?
    May 25, 2015. 04:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons To Buy Vodafone Even At Its 52-Week High  [View article]
    Buy both VZ and VOD and be happy you own two of the very best.
    May 25, 2015. 08:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE Vs. 3M: Which Could Give You A Better Return?  [View article]
    I can't afford MMM. So, I will stay with GE and hope for better future returns. GE's dividend makes it easier to hold on.
    May 25, 2015. 08:29 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dow Chemical: Betting On Continued Margin Enhancements  [View article]
    One word; DOW
    May 24, 2015. 04:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP Rebuilds Upstream Portfolio After Gulf Of Mexico Spill  [View article]
    Bad accidents do happen in the oil industry. Risk is always in the cost of unintended events. BP has suffered from an enormous blowout and opportune scavenger tort lawyers. The worst may now be over or near over. Let's hope so. we all need a healthy oil industry that is willing to take the risks.
    May 22, 2015. 12:59 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Brazil iron ore output to pass Australia with Chinese investment in Vale mines  [View news story]
    How does this affect the new SOUTH32 company that is being formed by BHP?
    May 21, 2015. 02:26 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirees Face An Asset Allocation Conundrum  [View article]
    Keep it smart and simple. VWELX is a fund that is well managed and has a good portfolio mix...not exciting, but for an older retiree, safety is the key.
    May 21, 2015. 08:08 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Conoco: Get Ready For An Extended Dividend Freeze  [View article]
    COP is typical in it's reliance on oil prices. If you are looking for stability, oil is not your best bet. I am old and retired, so the telephone companies are my comfort category. Some to consider: T, VZ, CNSL, VOD. These are not exciting like the oil explorers, but are a steady source of income to pay the bills.
    May 21, 2015. 07:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Incredible Ore Machine: BHP Billiton  [View article]
    I own 200 BHP depository shares and intend to keep them a long time along with the South32 shares that I will soon receive.
    May 20, 2015. 07:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What BP's Finances Will Look Like After The Settlement  [View article]
    Not mentioned enough is that BP holds acreage in the Gulf of Mexico is rated the very best by the oil industry. So, there is buried wealth in that company.
    May 20, 2015. 05:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment