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  • Retirement Strategy: It Is Time For A Break, For Real  [View article]
    We love you. We'll pray for you. We'll miss you. We thank you for all you've taught us. Rest. Get healthy, and come back soon. See you then.
    Dec 22, 2015. 12:29 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Mr. Market Errs: Apple Is Unlikely To Be Stopped In Its Rise To Further Heights  [View article]
    Who is HAL? Is this a fictional robot out of Space Odyessy?

    What about the Apple watch? WOW! With an aging populations in many first world countries having medical problems, and with Apple teaming up with IBM's Watson's diagnostic capabilities, my imagination is just running wild.

    DoctoRX, where do you see this going? Also, thank you for all your well researched articles and your thoughtful opinions!
    Sep 11, 2015. 12:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In Today's Overheated Market, Control Risk In Your Retirement Portfolios With Sound Valuation  [View article]
    It's pretty apparent from the comments of some of the respondents here that they have no idea of the merits of Mr. Carnevale's advice. And some pose questions that he has already addressed in the article, but that's OK. It's not a sin.

    I just want to say to novice investors, be careful of the critics of this author. They are pretty clueless. They write authoritatively, yet they are un-learned. I speak from a background of 35 years in finance plus post-graduate studies in economics. I'm sorry to be so negative, but I just want to point out to novices, be careful of what you read.
    Aug 20, 2015. 05:48 PM | 39 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM Stock And The Case For Exceptional Patience  [View article]
    Good synopsis. But it leaves me curious as to why you don't own IBM. What holds you back?
    Apr 20, 2015. 12:33 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Starting A Retirement Portfolio At Any Age  [View article]
    I have to respectfully disagree with some of your assumptions. (I have a background in both sociology and economics and am also qualified to teach.) Unfortunately, poor people spend practically all they have, if not all, on necessities like food and shelter, and usually poor quality food and shelter at that. Usually nothing is left over for savings, much less investing. This would also be true of your McDonald's example; one simply cannot sustain a livelihood on McDonalds' income.

    Middle income families may have the means to save, and some choose to do so. Rich families are generally well educated with access to financial advisors. Necessities are not a problem, so there is much discretionary income left over to invest or spend.

    These three categories do not necessarily determine peoples' spending, because life is more complex than that. Many issues can cause someone to move up and down through these categories, medical and educational easily come to mind. There are no simple determining categories in my view.
    Apr 10, 2015. 03:29 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investors Focused On Income Earn Higher Total Returns  [View article]
    Hi Chuck, I just love your work. I have only completed reading about half of this article, but I feel stymied by the abbreviations on your column headings. What does "MR Inc", M*FVE, and VL stand for? If you have answered this already, just tell me to see above. Thank you.
    Dec 12, 2014. 02:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Young And Restless Retirement Portfolio: Is It Time To Dump Ambarella? Absolutely Not  [View article]
    If you look at the number of sell ratings in coverage universes', they are less than 5%, frequently less than 2%. I'm speaking of the BIG Wall Street firms.

    Haven't looked at Needham's numbers (the firm that downgraded AMBA yesterday) and not too sure that I would categorize the firm as big. Smaller firms are probably more equitable.

    Also, something else that struck me as odd was that Needham downgraded just before the company is due to speak at it's conference on 1/14/14 if I recall correctly. For the big guys, that's truly a faux pas. Just sayin....
    Jan 9, 2014. 07:01 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Young And Restless Retirement Portfolio: Is It Time To Dump Ambarella? Absolutely Not  [View article]
    "Hold" can be the equivalent of "sell". Analysts RARELY give "sell" ratings for fear of losing a relationship with the company. That's the code. I've spent some time there.
    Jan 9, 2014. 02:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment