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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Throw China A Life Preserver [View article]
    TAS: Having worked with some people who rely on tax credits like EITC and other entitlement programs, I agree with you. There are some "tactics" employed. One might even call them "astute" when it comes to understanding what is available and how to go about getting it.
    Jun 26, 2015. 11:44 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Throw China A Life Preserver [View article]
    Bob, the scale of the numbers may be off on the high side, but as someone who prepared taxes for a while, I ran into single mothers with a couple kids qualifying for many of the items listed in his posting. The biggest one I remember was a gal with two kids and the tax credits, benefits etc. including housing and medical for the kids came to a little over $45K for the year.

    She was not scamming, she was simply pulling out what was there to be had. Similar to the rent seekers getting tax credits for green power, and any other number of gov't giveaway deals. If there's a pile of corn in the barnyard, the hogs will find it.
    Jun 26, 2015. 11:35 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Throw China A Life Preserver [View article]
    Roberts was appointed by Pres. Bush not Obama.
    Jun 26, 2015. 11:21 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Ahold, Delhaize Confirm €26B Mega-Merger [View article]
    And used buying has worked out well for me too. 2 year old "program" cars. Former leased cars. From a local dealer.
    Jun 24, 2015. 10:42 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Stocks Soar On Greek Hopes [View article]
    One little correction: substitute the phrase "taxable income" for "income" in your post. Big difference.
    Jun 22, 2015. 12:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Stocks Soar On Greek Hopes [View article]
    Tony, you're doing fine. Don't sweat it. Lots of Chinese speak English, a hard language to learn, but few Americans speak Chinese, another hard language to learn.
    Jun 22, 2015. 12:35 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Chinese Shares Shout Mayday! [View article]
    Putin looking at a 21st Century version of Lend-Lease?
    Jun 19, 2015. 09:36 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Investors Await Fed Amid Grexit Fears [View article]
    I agree.
    Jun 16, 2015. 10:02 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Markets Rattled After Greek Talks Collapse [View article]
    Gene,

    I agree. Greece's economy is about 2% of the EU's GDP. What's that saying, "if China sneezes, all of Asia catches a cold."
    Jun 15, 2015. 09:28 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Another CEO Shakeup - Twitter's Costolo Steps Down [View article]
    "U.S. officials are now weighing responses ranging from counter-intelligence initiatives to destroying the data in the intruders' servers."

    What am I missing? Data is stolen from us presumably because of poor security but we have the capability to get into the thieves' servers?
    Jun 12, 2015. 08:57 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Next Bank Shakeup - Deutsche Bank Bosses Resign [View article]
    the RR commission has always been involved in oil and gas in TX.
    Jun 8, 2015. 10:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Next Bank Shakeup - Deutsche Bank Bosses Resign [View article]
    there are low volatility emerging market funds. EEMV is one.
    Jun 8, 2015. 10:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Jobs Report, OPEC Meeting, Greek Delay [View article]
    "Yet when it comes to talking about cutting government employees they are all critical and essential."

    Wyo: That's it. Yours is comment of the day, the week and for the rest of the month!
    Jun 5, 2015. 11:01 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Investors Await ECB Decision And Conference [View article]
    JC: Yeah, I agree, who cares about Bruce C. Jenner? Well, apparently a lot of people or that is what news editors and media execs either perceive or have decided to shove out there.

    Will Vanity Fair put Mario Draghi on the cover, with an in-depth story, not likely. They and other outlets will put out stuff that sells and gets clicks. The internet is terrific but it has its downsides namely the shortening of attention spans. Also, the rush to get stories out sometimes generates some pretty poor writing -- maybe the talent pool is shallow. We end up with mistakes such as the statement that Sweden was 42,000 miles from the shores of the US. This was in a Wash. Times article on Bill Clinton's money gathering activities in that country.
    Jun 3, 2015. 09:54 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Rationale For Selecting This Moat-Worthy Brand [View article]
    It is too bad that with the good publicly traded REITs out there that Brad writes about like O and others, that some investors get sold the non-traded REITs by their "financial" advisers.

    I have an acquaintance I've been helping. Everything is squared away now except for two of these illiquid pieces of garbage that she is stuck with until mgt. decides to liquidate. Thanks Brad!
    Jun 2, 2015. 11:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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