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  • Starbucks Is Now Selling Ice To Eskimos [View article]
    Taco Bell actually tried to expand into Mexico in the 90's... They branded themselves as "American Food"...
    Aug 12 09:09 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why This Is The Most Hated Bull Market Of All Time - Understanding The Folly Of Financial Engineering [View article]
    I agree that this is a hated bull market..I myself do not trust it. However... I (like many on here) have been buying heavily since 2008-9. I am up so much, that even if we had a black swan that saw a 1000 point plunge in one day on the DOW, I could sell everything that day and still have huge gains. I think many investors are simply sitting tight, content to ride this thing until that day comes. It's the ones that were late to the party that really have the most to be concerned about.
    Jul 26 10:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Argentina To Default, BSkyB Acquisition, Glaxo Investigation [View article]
    James...this is a wonderful free country. What stopped you from teaching in a crappy inner-city school for 30 years so you could enjoy a "lottery jackpot" pension afterwards?
    Jul 25 03:03 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Argentina To Default, BSkyB Acquisition, Glaxo Investigation [View article]
    True. It's just that futures and derivitative traders add nothing of value to society... :)
    Jul 25 10:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Scrap These 8 Wood And Metal Companies [View article] does everyone feel after this last quarter?
    Jul 24 10:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria: Time To Get Going [View article]
    It's coming in the next 10-15 years. Big Tobacco has had memos on this since the 70's. Once (if) consistent data shows no noticable uptick in crime/auto accidents/etc.. from the states that have already legalized and cash strapped states start to salivate over the prospect of a giant new stream of taxable revenue (schools, roads, etc..) it will happen. I'm sure the South will hold out longer (look at Sunday alcohol sales etc..) but enough large population states will get on board to make this profitable for big tobacco.
    Jul 24 09:51 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Storm Clouds Gathering For These 5 High-Yielding Securities? [View article]
    Doesn't VGR also own a large amount of NYC real estate?
    Jul 8 06:40 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Have No Fear Of A Market Crash Or A Significant Correction, Here's Why: Part 1 [View article]
    I agree. From a historian's point of view, there was ample evidence that all of the following examples you mentioned had a high probability of happening. WWI was going to happen regardless of one assassination..too much technology..too much militarism..too much unchecked nationalism...Anyone who followed the aftermath of WWI and what happened to Germany could see that it was going to lead to WWII eventually..Let's not forget the World Trade Center bombing in the early 90's...Osama Bin Laden was a known terrorist before 9/11 as well... The problem was, most people were looking at the wrong area or had a personal view that they were not comfortable being challenged.
    Jul 6 03:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: Economic Fireworks? [View article]
    JJ1937..Please share your data that ER rooms are now more crowded than ever and that only the sickest are signing up for ObamaCare....
    You can't have it both ways. "Only the sickest are signing up for ObamaCare" "Not enough people are spending money as a result of Obamacare.." If your "theory" was valid, you would see the legions of walking-dead sick consuming that subsidized healthcare like there was no tomorrow. Apperently, they did not (GDP -2.9 on healthcare spending) So which is it?
    Jun 29 07:07 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Philip Morris: The Dividend Will Eventually Be At Risk [View article]
    "There are Beta-Max stores popping up everywhere!"

    "There are New Coke machines popping up everywhere!"

    "There are Commodore Computer dealers popping up everywhere!"

    Jun 27 03:51 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Natural Resource Partners, L.P.: A Match For Contrarians; A Trap For Income-Oriented Investors [View article]
    Easy there...I too am a buyer of NRP..My comment was not a reflection on the value currently in the stock. If you read my statement, I said that coal will continue to exist, but that it's boom days are over. Just like we still have horses and buggies (Amish etc..) but they are not the main transportation method.
    As for cheaper alternatives..umm you can look at fracking and natural gas, the plethora of new processes for extracting oil from once unheard of areas, in addition to the small and geographically limited solar, wind, etc..
    Coal is a labor intensive (means expensive) and dirty...yes dirty method of achieving energy. China and India would gladly do the same as us if they had the technology and infrastructure to support it. Your comment calling them developing is spot on..that's why they need the coal..they are still in the horse and buggy phase of their energy needs.
    Jun 17 04:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Natural Resource Partners, L.P.: A Match For Contrarians; A Trap For Income-Oriented Investors [View article]
    "War on Coal" is a huge misnomer. If there weren't much less expensive energy options, mining coal would still be a profitable business...even with new regulations. Look past your partisan viewpoints and actually approach it from a business standpoint. Coal mining is a horse and buggy business. It will still exist, but it's boom days are matter which "American" controls the White House.
    Jun 17 10:41 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Realty Income Is In My Retirement Portfolio [View article]
    No worries peterad; I always give your wife enough O.
    Jun 14 07:43 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Orchids Paper Products A Paper Tiger, But In A Good Way [View article]
    Why the almost 10% drop today???
    Apr 23 12:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wal-Mart: Not Really Cheap [View article]
    Wal-Mart is entering the electronic money transfer business. Customers can wire money between stores for a fraction of the cost of Western Union and others. This is going to be huge eventually. Much of their shopping base relies on money transfers and are not "banked".
    Apr 18 02:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment