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  • Kinder Morgan Inc.: The Exxon Of Pipelines [View article]
    Casey, very good account of Kinder Morgan's present and ongoing successful
    I have been watching the development of the pipeline into the natural gas
    starved New England states.
    Those states have been heating with oil long enough.
    The natural gas will also allow electric plants to be gas fired, as you have noted.
    This will surely cut down on the carbon emissions produced by coal and oil
    It seems like a win-win situation in progress.
    Let's hope that the pipeline can be completed without any significant delays.
    Considering Kinder-Morgans additions of tankers and storage, and its giant sized
    network of pipelines, this KMI stock is probably in for bigger moves up in the
    near future.
    Full disclosure, I'm in and buying more.
    Dec 23, 2014. 02:09 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Verizon: A Golden Dividend Growth Opportunity Reveals Itself [View article]
    I have used Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, for service in and out of major
    population concentration.
    They are comparable in the urban areas but all of them suck in more rural
    Most of my calling is made in the 'fringe' areas.
    I gave up on AT&T and Sprint because they didn't cover the most of my
    travel area.
    Verizon does fit my needs best, but still there are vast areas where I get
    no signal, especially in the rural high ground, and even in some rural plain.
    My GM ONSTAR phone works well in some of those places.
    Dec 19, 2014. 08:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Focus On Enhancing Balance Sheet Should Help Linn Energy In The Long Run [View article]
    IAE, this article is a nice summary of LINN Energy and LINN Company recent
    financial activities.
    It seems that Mr. Market noticed these events on the 17th and pushed the
    stock away from its lows, however the 'shorts' are fighting back violently,
    as can be noticed from the drop after the European markets closed yesterday.
    It appears that we are in for a tough slough back up to more postive numbers.
    Those that are still in, will have to continue to either hang tough, or ???
    Dec 19, 2014. 07:53 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy Suffers Another Blow [View article]
    MY apology, I see that my correction didn't make into the comments.
    So here it is again.
    MY math was incorrect, its not $6.5B, its $.65B [$650million]
    I'm just glad I wasn't making change at a bank.
    And yes rip that's a valid point, but it is $650million more of
    Dec 18, 2014. 10:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy: Finally, Some Good News [View article]
    This is taking some of the sting out of the last few months.
    LINN is showing me that they are pretty good traders of properties.
    I like that they are paying off the Devon acquisition debt.
    AND $650m toward cash flow, nice job.
    Let's see if this rally continues, regardless, this is a very encouraging
    couple of days.
    Dec 18, 2014. 10:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy: Is Extreme Volatility A Risk Or A Chance? [View article]
    Ooopps, more like .65billion. Sorry about the crazy math.
    Dec 17, 2014. 02:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy: Is Extreme Volatility A Risk Or A Chance? [View article]
    Let's see, LINN announced the CLOSING of $1.95billion of the Granite Wash,
    and Cleveland with Enervest [EOSOF].
    LINN also announced that the proceeds will repay the remaining debt
    that was produced when LINN bought DEVON = $1.3billion.
    That math shows me that LINN now has $6.5billion more of cash flow.
    On the surface of that information, it seems the short term situation
    is still viable for LINE and LNCO.
    Stay tuned.
    Dec 17, 2014. 10:27 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy Suffers Another Blow [View article]
    Saw that dundey. LINN also says they will pay off $1.3B of remaining
    debt for the Devon purchase.
    That still leaves them with $6.5B to bolster the cash.
    Dec 17, 2014. 09:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy Suffers Another Blow [View article]
    Lotsa panic is built in right now.
    Cooler heads can prevail.
    Odds are really unknown at this time.
    Most that did not sell when their cost was around $30 a unit, did receive
    monthly dividends all during the sell off.
    Chances are those folks are going to continue to hold unless they are in
    dire need of cash flow.
    If the stock is in a tax protected account, such as an IRA, there is no
    tax advantage in selling before 2015.
    On the other hand, if the stock is in a cash account, a considerable capital loss
    is possible, if the stock is sold before December 31st, this year.
    Every investor should make their own mind up about how to handle these
    investments, after-all its their money that is at risk.
    Dec 15, 2014. 08:40 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Oil Markets: Sentiment And Lame Thinking Are Currently In The Driver's Seat [View article]
    All this volatility, especially downward in the oil stocks, reminds me
    that an investor should NOT put all his/her eggs in one basket [sector].
    That plan not only, shows good common sense, but can save a fortune for another day.
    I praise my mentors for pointing out this investment practice.
    Thankfully, I have been taking that advice, or my oil sector losses would have caused my portfolio to crash and burn.
    Dec 14, 2014. 10:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ventas declares $0.79/share quarterly dividend [View news story]
    SWEEEEET, icing on the growing cake.
    Dec 11, 2014. 04:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I'm Selling Verizon After Nearly A Decade [View article]
    Brian, I actually sold some $32.40 shares on the news of a price war.
    BUT, as soon as the stock price hits 45.00 or less, I'm loading up the wagon.
    I love that .55 dividend every quarter.
    Dec 11, 2014. 04:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ventas Is Continuing To Build A Powerful Brand Of Dividend Repeatability [View article]
    Wow Brad, you certainly saw this coming.
    Actually, I think your 'crystal ball' was seeing things
    a little more conservatively.
    At any rate, good heads up for us Brad Thomas followers.
    I actually sold my excess 4 points back, and am letting the
    base ride, higher as it has turned out.
    How 'bout that nice dividend increase?
    Dec 11, 2014. 04:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan's Relationship To Energy Prices [View article]
    All the oil and gas companies will continue to ship their products.
    Since KMI is the largest, and in most cases, the only pipeline in the
    vicinity of the well heads, it will continue to flow the energy products,
    regardless of oil or gas prices.
    That is why KMI is much less risky an energy play than the oil and gas
    Full disclosure, LONG KMI.
    Dec 8, 2014. 08:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Northern Tier Energy: A Refiner With A 11% Yield [View article]
    I agree Al, the refiners should continue to do well.
    Dec 5, 2014. 10:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment