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  • Despite Appearances, Duke Energy May Not Be Safe [View article]
    <Sneha> I commend you on an excellent, well presented and factual Article. It is quite obvious that DUK's CEO fiasco was well crafted many months in advance of the Merger Approval, as realized by The NC Utilities Commission, The NC Attorney General's Office, et. al.. DUK still has many obstacles to address and will remain very costly for several years.

    However, only one minor correction will be addressed: Ref. Risk #5 should read North Carolina in lieu of "South Carolina regulator......"

    May you and SA readers have a Prosperous New Year !

    Freedom Bravo
    Dec 31, 2012. 10:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Diversified Set Of MLPs For Attractive Yield [View article]
    Understand. Good point !
    Dec 30, 2012. 05:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Diversified Set Of MLPs For Attractive Yield [View article]
    <rip> LNCO is not a MLP and I believe the author addressed only MLP's. However, as I understand, LNCO owns LINE as a subsidiary.

    Long on LINE & LNCO. Prosperous New Year !
    Dec 30, 2012. 05:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 REITs To Add To The Core Of Your Portfolio For High And Steady Returns [View article]
    Another GREAT article, Bob. Any opinion on Health Care REIT, Inc. (HCN) ? IMO, HCN should have been included.
    Dec 27, 2012. 01:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Clean Energy Fuels - When Is The Right Time To Buy? [View article]
    And what is the mileage differential ? (CNG vs LNG)
    Dec 26, 2012. 04:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ruger Is Oversold [View article]
    Does this remind you of Prohibition ? Didn't work.
    Dec 25, 2012. 12:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 High Dividend Yield Utility Stocks: 1 To Buy, 2 To Sell [View article]
    I sold 1000 shares of DUK @ $70 first of last July, and recently bought back at $61.50. Think I bought near bottom (?), but good luck @ $50.
    Dec 23, 2012. 11:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Southern Copper Gets Support Of Peru's Government At Tia Maria Project [View article]
    Thanks Bob !
    Dec 23, 2012. 10:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Southern Copper Gets Support Of Peru's Government At Tia Maria Project [View article]
    Bob, Again a knowledgeable and excellent written article. Do you have any information in reference to 'foreign taxes/capital gains' imposed by Peru on investors ? Or will this be absorbed by SCCO ?

    Had my focus on RIO, but now considering SCCO.

    Thanks !
    Dec 23, 2012. 04:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Natural Gas Giants For The Long Term [View article]
    Dominion Resources purchased the Cove Point facility in Maryland in 2006. At that time it was an Import facility of LNG. Dominion is actively converting it to an EXPORT facility of LNG due to the excessive NG supply in the US.

    CNG (compressed) cannot economically be imported or exported due to the smaller physical volume compared to LNG (liquified at very low tempertures).

    Agreed. Definitely a future, positive, "potential" profit for Dominion.
    Dec 23, 2012. 03:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Should Forget Iraq And Take Out Chesapeake Energy [View article]
    <chazsf> Appreciate your comment and perhaps "Cherry Pick" will be the best way to go under the circumstances, however, considering COP (Oando PLC) has just sold their Nigerian business (12/21) unit for $1.79B (and other African units are being considered), due to low production rates, and now concentrating on North America and North Sea operations and acquisitions. Also, currently gaining momentum through the Eagle Ford, Bakken and North Barnett areas (Zacks).

    Market Caps:
    Marathon - 21.9B
    Devon - 21.7B
    EnCana - 14.9B
    ConocoPhilips - 71.1B
    Chevron - 214.7B

    Maybe Chevron, but as addressed above, Exxon is considered 'out', due to potential anti-trust issues.
    Dec 22, 2012. 03:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T (T) reaches a tentative 4-year deal with a branch of the CWA union that represents 20K wireline workers in 5 states. The deal, which comes ahead of the April 6 expiration of an existing agreement, stipulates annual wage hikes that gradually increase from 2.25% to 3%. It comes shortly after AT&T struck a deal with a CWA branch representing 22K workers. (PR[View news story]
    Yup ! See below.
    Dec 22, 2012. 12:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T (T) reaches a tentative 4-year deal with a branch of the CWA union that represents 20K wireline workers in 5 states. The deal, which comes ahead of the April 6 expiration of an existing agreement, stipulates annual wage hikes that gradually increase from 2.25% to 3%. It comes shortly after AT&T struck a deal with a CWA branch representing 22K workers. (PR[View news story]
    This is quite typical of the Unions with their continuing outrageous demands. More is never enough, and they'll soon be back with other threats. With such threats as: "Give me more or I'll Strike (or walk off the job)" with my beloved 'UNION'. Ultimately, the customers are the victims, with the decision to pay the extra fees or find a non-union provider (yes, they are out there and getting stronger).

    Unions consist of only 27% of the total workforce in the US, and continually diminish in membership, as the smarter 'skilled' workers begin to wise-up. They will never be as strong as they were during President Roosevelt Administration. Ever wonder about the US Automakers' demise (only one of may examples), and the success of the foreign non-union-industry ? Duh, does the UAW come to mind ? The CWA should see the writing on the wall.....foreign communication providers, as well as other industries, are beginning to enter the US market and are locating in "Right-to Work" states. Overall, the Unions are slowly bleeding to death, and the US economy is slooowly improving.
    Dec 22, 2012. 12:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Should Forget Iraq And Take Out Chesapeake Energy [View article]
    What about ConocoPhilips (COP) ? Appears to be a good target for them. Anybody know if they have an interest in Chesapeake ? Any thoughts ?
    Dec 22, 2012. 11:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric Adds Another Wing To Its Wings [View article]
    Jeff Immelt ? ?
    Dec 22, 2012. 10:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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