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  • Apple Could Go Down In The Class Struggle [View article]
    Dana, I disagree with your premise. You seem to feel that Apple is in some way discriminating against those who have $10,000 to purchase the high-end watch. If some people have the money and want to spend it, let 'em have at it. We stockholders will reap the rewards, so why be so negative?
    Mar 30, 2015. 10:37 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Realty Income up 3.3% in late trading; joining S&P 500 [View news story]
    I would like to know how O will fare out after the impending Fed interest rate increases. O is a well-run operation, but for the short or long term, will it suffer drastically due to the Fed? So far, no one to my knowledge has addressed the rate issue. Shoud I plow more money into O at this time, considering that we all know what the Fed has in store, or should I wait for some carnage to take place after the Fed finally gets off the fence?
    Mar 27, 2015. 07:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cook to donate all his wealth to charity [View news story]
    @ Bartleby: Just what would you define as "underpaid?" If I felt that I wasn't paid enough, I would quit a company and find employment elsewhere....in a job that paid more.

    As for "obscene amounts of wealth," you forget that to get that to obtain that wealth, the company and its executives had to create products that were successful and had to assume the associated risk in their production, marketing and distribution.

    Wealth seems to be "obscene" only for those who don't have it and who are jealous of those who have created it through risk-taking and innovation. As for Cook's "never needing it in the first place," neither did those in Russia who were successful, but only after they were murdered by the Bolsheviks under the influence of Marx and Lenin.

    We may not "need" wealth, but thank God, we still live in a country where we are free to generate it and have the freedom for the most part to decide what we do with it, both before and after death. You obviously disagree, but since you seem to despise the wealthy, you might think about planning for the same fate from others if and when you become wealthy.
    Mar 27, 2015. 11:37 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Undiscovered Canadian Gem That Pays 6% [View article]
    Joe, this is the way it used to be, but the tax law might have changed. I have no idea what it is at the present time. Maybe Brad could elucidate on this issue.
    Mar 23, 2015. 11:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • An Undiscovered Canadian Gem That Pays 6% [View article]
    Try Investopedia's terms list:

    http://bit.ly/1CR4lvw
    Mar 23, 2015. 11:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Should Dividend Growth Investors Fear Interest Rate Volatility? [View article]
    Nicholas, you are far more knowledgeable than I, and I appreciate your comments. Your investing insight makes sense, so...please...keep your articles in the pipeline!
    Mar 20, 2015. 05:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What To Expect When The Fed Actually Does Raise Rates [View article]
    I fail to understand why stock prices and volume should not reflect the anticipated rate increases and, if this is totally or or even partially true, why aren't investors into more of a watch-and-wait mode?

    We all know that increases are coming; the question is when and how much. It seems that if certain sectors are going to be affected, so why the flurry of buying?
    I have a lot of cash just waiting to find an stock/fund/etf home, and expecting that the market will be negatively affected when those rate increases are announced, I surely am reticent to plow that money into the market at this time. Am I being too cautious?
    Mar 20, 2015. 04:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria Group: Buy Below Fair Value And Secure A Nearly 4% Dividend Yield [View article]
    It's such a shame that kids in their 20s or 30s have no clue that careful stock purchases and div reinvestment over the long term trumps new Chevy Camaros or Ford Mustangs (hardly investments), when they should be concerned with their income sources when they retire. Social Security is a nice gimmick, but SS alone may not provide for a safe/comfortable retirement. I am appalled at those in their 40s and 50s who have only a couple of thou in their bank accounts, yet expect to retire in "luxury" after having wasted their finances chasing baubles. But....I'm considered a "dinosaur."
    Mar 17, 2015. 06:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria Group: Buy Below Fair Value And Secure A Nearly 4% Dividend Yield [View article]
    You are correct about Present Value and Dividend Yield.
    Mar 17, 2015. 06:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE CEO Jeff Immelt Issues Letter To Shareowners [View article]
    ...or (far more likely) is voted out. Keeping my fingers crossed.
    Mar 17, 2015. 12:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • GE CEO Jeff Immelt Issues Letter To Shareowners [View article]
    It went up in spite of the Liar-in-Chief, not because of him.
    Mar 17, 2015. 11:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Disney: What The Star Wars And Frozen 2 Announcements Mean For Shareholders [View article]
    Love Disney!
    Mar 16, 2015. 10:42 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric: The Path To Increased Profitability Materializes [View article]
    I wonder what people did to stay awake during the 100-slide presentation. Starbucks should have had a kiosk present; they would have made a small fortune.
    Mar 15, 2015. 12:35 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: The Best Bank To Buy For The Next 5 Years? [View article]
    It's easy: too many hires who were brought up on the "new math."
    Mar 14, 2015. 12:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Golden Age Of Radio Bedevils PCs And Tablets Alike [View article]
    Regarding the upgrade cycle, why buy a new iMac when my 8-year-old one works great for its intended purpose? When the technology improves to the point where it would not be efficient or as much fun to use what I now have, I'll jump in and buy the new product. I only hope Apple doesn't continue to offer products that are so good that they virtually decrease their own sales volume due to customers' (like me) seeing no need to trash their existing systems.

    I'm looking at the new Mac Air, however, for use when traveling. I have no interest in the Watch.
    Mar 13, 2015. 04:52 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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