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  • Cash Does Not Mean Capex, IBM Edition [View article]
    is a second part planned? I trust so, because I would hate to see the "story" end here, that is, without citing any possible, if admittedly improbable, reasons for hope in this once great company's chances for a sustained recovery.
    Apr 17 02:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Frontier Ready For A Big Bounce [View article]
    I too thought your fine article of 2012 was "fairly positive." Apparently, Charles has a long reading list,

    What are your thoughts on Frontier now, please?

    Thank you.
    Apr 17 01:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exelon Corp.: Avoid This Utility Stock In 2014 [View article]
    Thank you for the benefit of your experience. I have been doing the same thing, but without knowing that it was now called the "DGI strategy." (I just thought of it as reinvesting my dividends.)

    In some ways, I would add, it is getting harder to do this as more and more companies begin to gouge would-be DRIPERS (an acronym for those participating in dividend reinvestment programmes) with stiff and rising commissions and charges (e.g., Edison International's $15 "termination" fee to close an account). I recently gave up on reinvesting dividends in TECO Energy, for example, when the quarterly costs for reinvesting a dividend passed $5. (For a $7 commission, I can buy all the shares I can afford at Scottrade.)

    I trust that you will be profitably managing your investments for at least another twenty or thirty years!
    Apr 17 11:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exelon Corp.: Avoid This Utility Stock In 2014 [View article]
    Thanks for your comment. I'm also sticking around--hope springs eternal, doesn't it?
    Apr 17 10:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Frontier Communications: Should You Add This Stock To Your Dividend Portfolio? [View article]
    The question posed by this article's title has already been asked, by Dirty Harry, in fact, namely: "Do you feel lucky?"

    Long on FTR.
    Mar 5 10:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Windstream's Dividend Is Good For 2014, Can The Yield Remain Over 12%? [View article]
    This is an informative article, to be sure. I wish only that I were smart enough to understand the subordinate clause of the article's final sentence, namely: "but for now, this time it is different!"
    Feb 27 12:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hawaiian Electric Industries Could Profit By Supporting Rooftop Solar [View article]
    After increasing its dividend every year for about 30 or so years, HE stopped increasing it. And that was years and years ago.
    Feb 4 12:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Good Luck Satya! Good Luck Microsoft! [View article]
    I here I thought I was happy with Microsoft, which I acquired just before it started paying a nice dividend.
    Feb 4 11:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons To Avoid IBM [View article]
    Sobering.
    Feb 3 02:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Red Flag At Microsoft? [View article]
    This is a very insightful comment. Also, the author is among the few people now living in the United States who knows to link the noun "reason" with the pronoun "that," thus avoiding "reason why" or, far, far worse, some variation of "reason why is because."
    Feb 3 12:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T Is Selling; Frontier Is Buying; Who's Right? [View article]
    Yes, of course--sagacious reply.
    Feb 3 11:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coke Vs. Pepsi: Where The Real Difference Lies [View article]
    What an enjoyable comment, Mr. Enhold!

    I could easily be wrong, but I remember Coca-Cola as having a 6 1/2 (not just 6) oz. bottle. And, as you note, Pepsi came in a 12-oz. bottle. Then, at some point, Royal Crown Cola competed by means of a 16 oz. bottle. All these drinks--as near as I can remember--sold for but a nickel each. Boy, those were the days!
    Feb 2 03:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: Undervalued And Under New Management [View article]
    It's never wrong to be gracious, which you are in this nicely written and well-balanced article.

    Long on Microsoft (beginning with just before it initiated a dividend) and --to date--never sorry.
    Feb 2 12:20 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2014 Strategies And Aligned Stocks, Part 4: Union Pacific [View article]
    Thank you. I hope you will long continue to write for this important forum.
    Jan 30 01:19 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2014 Strategies And Aligned Stocks, Part 4: Union Pacific [View article]
    Dancing Divia:

    No, that shouldn't be.
    After the calendars are sent at the end of a given year, a self-addressed postcard is included in the next shareholder statement. The most recent one reads: "A 2014 Union Pacific calendar has been mailed to shareholders who received a 2013 calendar. If you have not received a calendar and you would like to receive one, please complete and return this card. Your calendar should arrive in four to six weeks."

    The address on the return postcard is Union Pacific, P. O. Box 44, Stevens Point, WI 54481-004.

    Please write to this address, explaining that you are a shareholder and wish to receive a calendar every year. With me and others I know, the calendars began for the year following our initial purchase of UP stock. There appears to have been a mistake in your case, but I am sure it can be fixed.

    I hope that this helps, and I'm sorry for UP's lapse--especially after I promoted the stock on the basis of its wonderful calendar! (Obviously, I like trains.)
    Jan 30 10:24 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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