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  • A Re-Posting Of Biblical Proverbs That Guide My Investing [View instapost]
    Thanks for sharing your Biblical perspective. I don't begin to touch your depth of research, but I think your application of the principles is right on. Your application of Proverbs 13:3 is very different from my understanding of the verse, but you've given me more to think about.
    Mar 27, 2015. 10:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bogle's Views On Retirement Income [View article]
    RAS: Better pack it up, and move to Idaho.
    Mar 6, 2015. 06:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Time To Hedge Is Now! December 2014 Update - Part II [View article]
    Mark: In the second paragraph under "Rolling Positions" " I will offer prices above the ask price, but below the Bid price, . . . " Did you mean to say "I will offer prices above the bid price, but below the ask price."
    Dec 17, 2014. 08:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Valuations, Goals And The Stock Selection Process [View article]
    Many libraries now have Value Line available on line. No more cost than for a library card and you don't have to make a trip to the library.
    Dec 9, 2014. 09:32 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 75 Fairly Valued High Current Income Dividend Stocks For Your Retirement Portfolios: Part 2 [View article]
    "Feed a man a fish..." Not biblical but good wisdom nevertheless.
    Nov 25, 2014. 10:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Profiting Daily With CF Industries [View article]
    I happened to have this article marked, so I saw your post. Kevin got into a "shouting" match with several other contributors, and he was either banned from SA or decided to move on. I believe he has his own web site and blog now. The strategy outlined in Kevin's articles is to be considered high risk and is probably not suitable for someone new to options trading.
    Nov 23, 2014. 10:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Pure Income Portfolio Alternative: Closed End Income Funds [View article]
    Thanks for the summary. I was entangled in the details of the article.
    Nov 17, 2014. 01:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The New Nifty Fifty, Part 1 - Dividend Growth Style [View article]

    I sold the $105 put for $2.44, so if I get assigned my cost will be $102.56. If CVX rises, I'll either keep the total or buy it back and keep the difference. If it plunges downward, I'll reevaluate. Looks like we're all in the same ballpark for target pricing; I think a little more patience will be rewarded for all.
    Oct 16, 2014. 10:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The New Nifty Fifty, Part 1 - Dividend Growth Style [View article]
    This list is not a tout sheet, nor has anyone suggested these stocks as recommended buys. I don't own MSFT, but not sure why you hate it so much, you haven't justified your opinion. With the exception of the REITS and utilities, virtually every stock listed is an international company; people have lots of reasons for not owning foreign companies. You apparently like foreign stocks; please tell us why.
    Oct 16, 2014. 07:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The New Nifty Fifty, Part 1 - Dividend Growth Style [View article]
    I was surprised to find that I/we hold only 16 of the stocks of the fifty. However, I did open a small position in VZ in my wife's IRA this morning, and sold a November $105 Put in CVX in my IRA. Argued with myself about simply opening a position in CVX, which I've watched for a long time. Would be really pleased to get into CVX at $105; now hoping I wasn't being greedy.
    Oct 16, 2014. 02:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Will Start Social Security At Age 62 [View article]
    I am soon to be 67 and my wife is 65. She has just changed to working part-time; I am working full time. Our plan is to "file and suspend" my SS and have her take the spousal benefit (1/2 my benefit) which will nearly make up for her reduced income. In the meantime both benefits will continue to increase at 8% per year as if no withdrawal is being made. Will each take our own benefit when we retire. I'm scratching my head as to why this is permitted, but for now it is.
    Aug 27, 2014. 09:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: An Open Portfolio For Your Review [View article]
    And I am my own grandpa.
    Jul 26, 2014. 10:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Total Return BDC Portfolios For Q3 2014 [View article]
    VeroMike/BDC Buzz: I was going to add a similar comment about FSC, when I read your comments. I am long MAIN, ARCC, HTGC, AINV, & FSC. As we've gone through this series, I've questioned whether or not I should own FSC and also AINV. In general I'm a long term investor for dividends, and I look for steady growth in those dividends.

    Buzz, sorry to read that you will be cutting back on SA, but I will look forward to your weekly newsletter. I think other contributors are dealing with similar frustrations about the commentary on their articles. There are a few people who seem to feel their mission is in life is to hi-jack articles. I don't respond to them, and I don't think the author should either.
    Jul 25, 2014. 01:29 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Time To Hedge Is Now! July 2014 Update [View article]
    Vocuer: You don't mention the exp. dates for IWM and IBB. But based on your position in SPY, my impression is that you bought a LEAP (long term) but have a short term perspective. Why would you open a position expiring 12/2016 and then close it out now? Presumably the premium had a major time factor built in (maybe even 100% extrinsic value), which you simply gave away. A LEAP will take time to develop. If you are going to use a short-term perspective, use exp. dates that are also shorter term. I would also say that buying puts in this market has a very low probability of success.

    I followed Mark's series and opened eleven positions with exp. dates of 01/2015. Every one of them is under water right now, but I think it's still a little early for the market to make a dramatic drop (perhaps post-election). I don't follow these on a daily basis, but am only checking on the status at the end of each month.

    Good luck to you in the future.
    Jul 25, 2014. 11:40 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: An Open Portfolio For Your Review [View article]
    Dave you are certainly generating a lot interest and anticipation for your next adventure. I'm sure you will be heavily critiqued, but I'll be more interested in the process than in the actual stocks purchased. And you probably already know the dividends from the beach house may prove to be worth more than the stocks.
    Jul 23, 2014. 12:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment