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  • Wall Street Breakfast: BHP Billiton To Spin Off Assets [View article]
    Nick, if you're referring to the comments here, this is par for the course.
    Aug 19 10:15 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Eurozone Banks To Borrow €250B From ECB [View article]
    Blue, we are not using up trees faster than "they renew," as you put it.

    I'd like to know the source you have for the rapid loss of trees. Are you looking at a worldwide scope? Please don't compare slash and burn agriculture as practiced in third world countries with forest management as practiced in North America, Europe, New Zealand, Australia.
    Aug 18 07:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Eurozone Banks To Borrow €250B From ECB [View article]
    Trees are renewable.
    Aug 18 11:33 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: eBay Payments Unit Mulls Accepting Bitcoin [View article]
    Yes. It was many years ago. I believe it was released in or near the coast of Norway and the idea was it would join a pod of killer whales.
    Aug 15 01:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • From Alpha To Beta: A Long/Short Story [View article]
    Informative article, thank you.
    Aug 13 12:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Amazon Unveils Mobile Credit Card Reader [View article]
    Bob 123: Agree on a small transaction tax, I've been thinking this for quite some time.
    Aug 13 12:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan: Mega Merger Enhances Dividend Growth Story [View article]
    Interesting. I owned Kinder Morgan a long time ago before it went private. Then I bought KMR several years ago.
    Aug 11 09:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Portugal Rescues Banco Espirito Santo With $6.6B [View article]
    I don't think that's a good idea. Even with the faults that people find with the Fed, I think the current set up is far preferable to having a bunch of grandstanding pols, most of whom have limited knowledge of the economy, at the controls.
    Aug 4 10:39 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Love KMR More Than KMP For High Dividend Income [View article]
    An enrolled agent is a good alternative to a CPA in my opinion.
    Jul 28 10:55 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Argentina To Default, BSkyB Acquisition, Glaxo Investigation [View article]
    You are comparing your father's pension, which, if he is now in his 90's was being earned decades ago. And the terms were probably set decades ago, right? I don't think those are the problem, per se. Already earned benefits are usually not at risk unless the worst happens which is bankruptcy.

    I think those concerned about the state of public pensions in IL and elsewhere are looking at the future obligations to those working now and ratcheting up benefits with nearly every round of negotiations. Pension "spiking" is real in my area, it goes on in the public safety unions for the most part and state government.

    The state legislature in IL has dug itself into a hole by neglecting to fund the pension investments.
    Jul 25 12:50 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Silly Rabbit, Dividends Do Matter In Retirement [View article]
    Archman:

    I liked your post. It was worded a little strong for some, but not for me.
    What you described was: setting goals; developing a plan to meet those goals; then having the discipline and the means to follow the plan and reach the goals.

    The "means" come about from generating investable income. People who manage to build wealth do so not because they are necessarily smarter than others, they do it because they were taught, or they learned on their own to think about money differently and make life choices that increase the chances they will be able to follow their plan.

    Best wishes to you and yours!
    Jul 21 05:36 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Silly Rabbit, Dividends Do Matter In Retirement [View article]
    Thank you for the article, Brad. You are one of the several contributors who I always make an effort to read, and you do not disappoint. Long O.
    Jul 21 10:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Russian Sanctions, Glaxo Guilty, VW-Fiat Rumor [View article]
    kwm3: Have you read the material by Chuck Carnevale and David Van Knapp here on SA? You might also want to take a look at David Fish's spreadsheets where he lists dividend "champions, challengers and contenders." at this website.
    http://bit.ly/aA8y3H

    A 35 year time line...you can let the calendar do the heavy lifting.
    Jul 17 11:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Brent Falls, AbbVie Pushes Takeover, Amazon Lawsuit [View article]
    Good to hear from you, DCV.
    Jul 3 09:25 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Signal And The Noise [View article]
    Negative Interest Rate Policy nirp? as opposed to zirp, Zero IRP.
    Jun 26 11:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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