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  • Pimco CEF wins proxy battle [View news story]
    Buying more every month.

    Who IS this Bill Gross guy??? (tongue in cheek...)
    May 10, 2015. 08:28 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My Dividend Portfolio: Adding GE [View article]
    I'm with SteveTheHawk on this one. I'm in at $14.95, and have a decent capital gain, but the dividend has yet to be restored to the pre-cut (ya'll remember 'the dividend is safe' remark by Jeff?) level. I bought this to get a growing dividend. It's not growing for the next couple of years (eight quarters).

    Those that truly believe the GE BOD will do a good job of buying back AND retiring outstanding shares (they won't): I wish you the best of luck going forward.

    For now, I'm short calls against my position, with hopes of assignment.
    May 9, 2015. 10:08 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FAA orders fix for potential power loss in Boeing 787 Dreamliners [View news story]
    I find when I shut down my computer and then re-start, it runs better too.......
    Apr 30, 2015. 07:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan And 'Missing The Boat' [View article]
    Miss the boat? Not a chance. I'm water skiing behind it!

    Long KMI in my traditional IRA and adding when those nice divies roll in.
    Apr 30, 2015. 06:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ending A 13-Year Experiment In Dollar Cost Averaging And Dividend Reinvestment [View article]
    I hold GE stock in two accounts: My taxable trust account, and in my grandson's UGMA DRiP portfolio.

    I like the businesses of GE. I just don't like anything else about it right now.

    I am selling calls against my position, with the intent of getting assigned, as GE management has finally disgusted me to the point I can no longer own it. There are better companies, with shareholder friendly boards to be bought.

    However, in my grandson's DRiP account, I will keep the regular $50 monthly investments going (for now), with the hope he will outlive the present management.

    I am also having second thoughts about continuing with the DRiPs I have set up in his account. And may just transfer all the shares over to a conventional brokerage (that has no commission DRiPs). His account is at the value where he could get a certain amount of free trades every month, and with more and more companies increasing their DRiP fees, there is less value investing that way.
    Apr 28, 2015. 09:28 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing declares $0.91 dividend [View news story]
    Thanks. I own BA. Was curious about EADS.
    Apr 28, 2015. 06:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing declares $0.91 dividend [View news story]
    I don't show EADSY (or EADSF) paying any dividend. Is it an annual dividend?
    Apr 28, 2015. 06:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Holy Smoke - My Favorite Idea That Everyone Knows But Doesn't Understand [View article]
    "What if, what if, what if?????"

    I have a tin foil hat for those possibilities.....
    Apr 26, 2015. 01:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Holy Smoke - My Favorite Idea That Everyone Knows But Doesn't Understand [View article]
    "I have already confessed to a Dr. Pepper 'addiction'."

    My grandson appreciates that, as he owns and DRiPs DPS:

    His grandpa is a proud owner of PM and if you look at my pic, an avid cigar smoker.

    BTW, thanks for the read.
    Apr 26, 2015. 12:47 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola: Strong Company, Weak Earnings - Is It Time To Re-Fill Your Portfolio? [View article]
    Share buybacks are slight of hand tricks performed by three piece suit con men. I have yet to see my account balances benefit from any share buy back programs. Most repurchased shares are handed out to management, thus the share count seldom is effected.
    Apr 25, 2015. 01:18 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kellogg declares $0.49 dividend [View news story]
    Roooooaaaarrrrr! (my best Tony the Tiger impersonation)....
    Apr 25, 2015. 01:03 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan: Have You Missed The Boat? [View article]
    Insiders (and us riff-raff) sell for a variety of reasons. We buy for one.
    Apr 25, 2015. 12:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing - Look For Further Gains In 2015 [View article]
    I'll be happy if the stock price eventually stabilizes around $150. What will make me ecstatic, would be a 10% dividend hike announcement in December!
    Apr 24, 2015. 11:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • United Airlines swaps 10 Boeing Dreamliners for 777-300ER jets [View news story]
    "I guess your last paragraph should read "United" rather than "Boeing", unless I misunderstood you?"

    I also believe he meant 'United'.

    Airlines are run by two entities: Marketing and Accounting. Swapping from one aircraft design to another might be a win-win for both groups.

    All I can say is the 787 is a beautiful airplane, and the 777-300ER is one BIG airplane.
    Apr 23, 2015. 01:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Take A Long Play On General Electric [View article]
    Here's my short long play: Sell calls against your position with the hopes of getting assigned.

    I'm 65 and may not have enough tension in my clock spring to see this dog hunt again. I had hoped the dividend would return to the pre-cut level of $.31 quicker. Freezing the dividend for the next six quarters, is 'dead man walking' to me. I have a nice cap gain, and I'll deploy the proceeds to another stock in a company that appreciates small shareholders and actually RETURNS cash to them in the form of increasing dividends.

    However, I will continue to invest and DRiP GE in my grandson's account until he reaches 100 shares (he's already at 61). He's only 4 years old, and there's hope the management will get shaken up. And GE will become a shareholder friendly company before he is old enough to sell the stock and spend the proceeds on fast cars and pretty girls.
    Apr 23, 2015. 01:14 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment