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  • Is HCI Group's Impending EPS Drop The Beginning Of A 75% Decline? [View article]

    What we learn from the post earnings price action is that listening to short sellers on SI is a dangerous way of doing your research. Yes, there are decent people on here, but you better know who you are listening to. Be the whale, not the krill.
    May 5 12:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Is Your Risk Tolerance With American Realty Capital Properties? [View article]

    "I just read Brad's opening summary, and I could not go any further."

    Yet you ask him an opinion about ANYTHING? So he wrote the article late at night, or in a hurry....OMG if you can't figure out what he was saying, or get offended by a few mistakes in grammar, then you missed a good article and for sure don't expect a response from him.

    I am often just amazed at how rude some people here can be.
    May 2 08:38 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is HCI Group's Impending EPS Drop The Beginning Of A 75% Decline? [View article]
    "this was press release manipulation."

    Virtually ALL press releases, and most earnings for that matter, are manipulated in one way or another. If it weren't for buybacks, where would IBM be???

    I didn't hear you on the conference call, but what I did hear was analyst after analyst congratulating them on a good quarter.

    THEY are who matter because they are the ones who are paid to issue upgrades, downgrades, and who, for whatever reason, the public listens to, not you. Yes, it's all a dog and pony show, it's all musical chairs, but if you are going to play, learn the rules.

    In the end, Bill Ackman might be right about HLF, and you may be right about HCI, but aren't there easier shorts out there??

    If you need a list, one can be provided.
    May 1 05:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • When brands collide: Starbucks and Oprah launch Teavana products [View news story]
    Whatever jokes people make, Howard Schultz knows how to make money for himself, his employees, and his shareholders.

    I thought I bought it high in the low 60's... sort of like the constantly overvalued "O"....intelligent long term investors who do their homework pay up for quality. In the end, it works.
    Apr 29 01:18 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cree's Growth Remains Strong Despite Short-Term Slowdown [View article]
    Thoughts on earnings sell off?
    Apr 22 05:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Protected Principal Retirement Strategy: It's The MLPs For Total Return [View article]
    Anyone have any thoughts on Hedgeye's latest target, the ATLS family??

    Amazing how much power this firm can have. Just short first, bust out your allegations, and then cover at some future date.

    Apr 22 08:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Adding Triangle Capital, Main Street Capital And BCE Inc. To Retirement Income Portfolio [View article]
    HOUSTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE: MAIN) ("Main Street") announced today that its Board of Directors declared its semi-annual supplemental cash dividend of $0.275 per share payable in June 2014. This supplemental cash dividend is in addition to the previously announced regular monthly cash dividends that Main Street declared for the second quarter of 2014 of $0.165 per share for each of April, May and June 2014, and represents a 38% increase from the semi-annual supplemental cash dividend paid in mid-year 2013.
    Apr 22 08:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Baxter International Inc. - Dividend Fact Sheet [View article]
    BAX has that PE in part because of the spin off announcement. Look at ABT/ABBV.

    Lots of value created there, and while ABBV took most of the dividend, ABT recently increased their divvy by 50%!
    Apr 18 08:36 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Not All Dry Bulk Shippers Are Created Equal [View article]
    Nice article. Owned NMM for years. reinvested on the way down when it corrected, so I now has a considerably lower cost basis.

    AHHH...the beauty of reinvestment.
    Apr 17 09:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • HCP Is Climbing Back Up, Should I Get Back In The Game? [View article]
    "However, it appears to be short term overbought."

    Wait for the ten year to move back up; you will get your correction.
    Apr 16 09:07 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Southern Company: Reinvesting Dividends Is The Key To Wealth [View article]
    The preference one might have to a football team often has little to nothing to do with the city in which one lives. Maybe I just love Gisele:)

    Maybe I lived there for a year; maybe I moved into a condo where the mat was already there, maybe the dog AND mat belongs to a relative.....gosh, your imagination isn't very active is it?

    Do people in the Boston area suggest Obama go back to Kenya? From the most liberal state I can think of, my first thought would be NO.

    And I do agree, that bumper sticker reflects poorly on the community where I live, regardless of how they feel about the President.

    And yes, I am enjoying a nice relaxing beverage (perehaps not tea) watching my dividends roll in and the Warren Buffet stocks continue to perform. Sigh....soooo boring.
    Apr 11 10:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Southern Company: Reinvesting Dividends Is The Key To Wealth [View article]
    You're right Charlie.....he definitely sounds like someone from Wyoming or Montana.

    You are too funny. Maybe he lives in the Ukraine, Moscow, Panama, Venezuela??

    I don't understand how physical location matters. I live in a city where bumper stickers saying "Send Obama back to Kenya" are everywhere. Does that make ME a racist redneck, or an ignorant duped American?

    Never mind....don't answer, I am sort of tired of coming back to this silly discussion.

    I will enjoy my INTC, KMB, PG, XOM, JNJ, etc. dividends as I enjoy my retirement, leaving the stepped up cost basis for my kids, since I DON'T believe we will fall into the center of the earth. If that happens, who will care how we invest anyway??
    Apr 9 11:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Main Street Capital: The Best Dividend Stock In America [View article]
    "No insider sales ... until last Friday"

    sort of "convenient" since they are now issuing a secondary and the stock is down over 3% AH.

    Obviously a coincidence:)
    Apr 7 05:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola: High Quality, Fair Price [View article]

    Apr 6 02:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Southern Company: Reinvesting Dividends Is The Key To Wealth [View article]
    "It's all so very funnily... "

    It's not "funnily" at all.

    Yes you pay tax on dividends at they DRIP, unless they are in an IRA, and never if they are in a ROTH, but the reinvestment over time allows the "DRIP" to become bigger, the investment amount of X number of shares to grow thus generating greater reinvestment. Eventually, when ready to take the money, you no longer reinvest, but draw of the dividends to live on, while maintaining the principal to hopefully pass along to your heirs.

    I think you are smart enough to understand this, since it's pretty basic, so I don't understand why you are trying to discourage conservative investors to follow a proven method of providing income in retirement. Investing in CD's has not been an income option for some time.

    It's not the ONLY way obviously, and we all wish we had bought AAPL @ 7.50, but the certainty of dividend investing over time is greater than simply trying to time and trade. Further, how many people want to spend that much time figuring out which cloud play will succeed, when they could have bought T a few weeks ago with a dividend yield almost at 6% to compound over 20 years. To me, it's just common sense.
    Apr 5 09:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment