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  • Greece Referendum: No - 61.1%. Yes - 38.9%  [View news story]
    Time to transcend money and go to Bitcoin.

    Why not try it? Greekoin?
    Jul 5, 2015. 04:23 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 52 Fairly Valued REITs For Substantial Total Income For Your Retirement Portfolios  [View article]
    Thanks for the informative article! Six of those reached a diligent screen I was already working on, and a few more mentioned I already kicked the tires on.

    Extra research might also, later on, reveal if a REIT is operating in a particular region or regions. Personally, I doubt ones in Florida (for personal tastes).
    Of course, if one is at this stage of research, one should have a shorter list!
    Nov 30, 2014. 07:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cambria launches a new active ETF focused on global momentum  [View news story]
    But it is called GMOM! That's like a mix of the words GOOD and MOM!

    Already researched by Left Banker some here

    Main takeaway is that it's comprised entirely of ETF's, and YOU will pay these fees added onto its own fees...
    Nov 24, 2014. 06:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why BlackRock Shares Will Soon Reach $400  [View article]
    Great article, I had started watching this one (and BEN, TROW, etc) last year. Besides Vanguard (which you cannot invest in directly) Invesco is a major competitor ($790 B "AUM"). Powershares.

    I'm not sure if:
    "There is something slightly ironic about using an iShares product (owned by BlackRock) to analyze the risk profile of BlackRock's industry."

    Technically, irony is the conveying of messages differently from the delivery method's face value, often an opposite from what is said. This thing you say could be a coincidence, or possibly poignant, but not really ironic at all. It is more fitting than awry.

    Anyway, I might save up some pennies and invest in IYG, thanks a lot for pointing that one out!

    Nov 22, 2014. 10:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 75 Fairly Valued High Current Income Dividend Stocks For Your Retirement Portfolios: Part 2  [View article]
    I don't see why you would do that. According to Chuck's article, all the indicators suggest that he green-lighted the wrong one of T & VZ! No explanation beyond a reprint of the company description.

    @mjtroll1: I "get" what you mean to say. You should go online off to the Boglehead part of the internet. There, they agree that ETFs and Mutual funds save a lot of work. They tend to balance it out with three to five of these, however, so that they can do at least a little buy low - sell high rebalance.

    Altogether the article is informative and educational, despite the shallow coverage of Telecom (2 picks made it to the top, and the wrong one highlighted or something!) I too think biotech/health is very hard to assess!

    Looking forward to parts 3&4, especially those REITS that all the retirement funds are into these days for the yield alone.
    Nov 22, 2014. 09:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ModernGraham Quarterly Valuation Of BlackRock Inc.  [View article]
    I think that was indeed the Blackstone!
    Oct 30, 2014. 05:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ETF Stats For July 2014 - 4 New Players Join The Game  [View article]
    Well, A.K. finds it hard to select an ETF. For a comparison with Mutual Funds, they're ok.

    Wouldn't it be great if there was an ETF of Asset Manager fund-offerers? Sadly, my search in internet yields: "(tracking the Beacon Global Exchanges,Brokers&... Mgrs)
    We're sorry, there are no active ETFs associated with this index."

    A close ETF of ETFs would be either the KBE (Spider bank), or PSP (Powershares the Private ones).

    Individually investing in the profits of ETF retail investment tools are a few public companies: BLK (Blackrock - also BKCC Blackrock Kelso Capital), WETF (Wisdom Tree), AMP (Ameriprise), EV (Eaton Vance), BEN (Franklin Resources), IVZ (Invesco), LM (Legg Mason), the Principal Financial Group (NYSE:PFG) and TROW (T. Rowe Price.) Some of which have less ETFs, some partners with others. Vanguard is private (sort of)

    Would an tracker of the Beacon Global etc have some weird self-reference preventing any company from offering it to be itself a member of the index? Or would it fail to be a true tracker if regulators forced it to not include itself??

    Aug 19, 2014. 09:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Russian Telecom Giant Trumps Verizon & AT&T  [View article]
    Note "2 years later".
    The equity is up from 2012, yet the P/E is less, the P/S is less, and the P/B is more?! (Yahoo finance). Certainly the dangers persist in the region. Since the P is up a little the earnings and sales are UP. (Everybody is on the phone complaining, plotting, etc.) Book value could have changed due to events in capital alluded to by some 2012 posters.

    A.K. is putting this and CTCM (not the OIL COMPANIES) on the distressed vulture type list to watch over.
    Aug 7, 2014. 08:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • High-Yielding AT&T Is Making Me Anxious  [View article]
    I should once again remind folks that the word "Telegraph" is the 2nd T in the firms' title. When is the telegraphical profit going to once again spike up!? We sure need that data flying from person to person. At some stage a messenger hands you a piece of paper!

    User 6228371 makes some intelligent comments. VZ used to be a branch of this same company, but regulations against monopoly, you know. American govt regs.

    Seriously, A.K. is into T (DISCLOSE long AT&T) and reinvests divs (but not automatically, looking at strategic times to pounce into.) This Direct-TV thing
    I don't know about, maybe it is a form of video-telegraph. Anyway, if the deal
    is cancelled by the above U.S. SEC-FCC-FNRC whatever, I would like to say Randy Stephenson should really take all of that Carlos Slim money and give it to us, the shareholders. Please! :-)
    Jul 8, 2014. 05:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Mills' (GIS) CEO Ken Powell on Q4 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript  [View article]
    I certainly am enthusiastic about some of the snack & yogurt a consumer of same. However, as a moderately-well researching food sector do-it-myself analyst, I still am leery of vectoring off into dairy products. Until agri-business organizes itself differently, AK would rather the company take advantage of grain merchants and farmers before trying to cow the savvy dairy rancher.

    Yes, I punned that.

    So, GIS, good luck with Yoplait. But don't depend on it. Certainly I understand how you'll maybe make a few less millions than Wall Street expected. They don't get how to run a business, they just want the money from holding shares breifly.

    A.K. would consider this fear of future dip in stock price as a buying opportunity (Disclosing a small stake already held long term in GIS).
    Jun 26, 2014. 11:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Time To Sell High-Yielding ConEd?  [View article]
    Also, should you not live in this one's service area, you can say this to yourself.
    "Hey, I am taking money from all the New Yorkers. Quarterly."

    Jun 18, 2014. 04:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola: Implications Of Its Correlation To Interest Rates  [View article]
    Neat, I like that. Did you get someone to run the chart and come up with a correlation coefficient beyond "decently strong relationship"? I don't disagree, of course, I'd just like to see a number of sorts.

    DIVULGE: KO (and PEP) 'mixer'
    Apr 17, 2014. 09:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • TriQuint: This 60%-Gainer Is Set To Soar Higher  [View article]
    Well, I will continue to consider TQNT/RMFD also. But, Remo, did you not also figure that 12 months ago Microsoft (MSFT) was on the wrong track with Nokia? They also manufacture items that need these parts. (By the way, MSFT was around 30 then and is 40 or so today.)

    A.K. used to follow Corning(GLW) until he realized screens were getting smaller and smaller, probably to the un-benefit of that glassmaker. So sapphire-glass is also a big thing?

    Well, all in all a thought provoking article! We'll be watching, cowboy!
    Apr 1, 2014. 11:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ModernGraham Quarterly Valuation Of Freeport-McMoRan  [View article]
    I suppose the FAIL in dividends really means that they are too irregular to "count on". The history of divs seems to start in 2004. In between then and now there was a split, and some special divs (one "to evade US tax laws" on a 2010's December 31st to skip around the calendars. And another twice that for no particular reason?) Going back only 5 years, Yahoo Finance has this as 30% growth of dividends. This would lead some to question the FAIL even more.

    Anyway, sorry for the quibble. Good article though!
    Mar 17, 2014. 01:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Solid Reasons Why TriQuint Is A Terrific Buy  [View article]
    I am something of a techie and would prefer that combined R&D stay at a healthy level for innovation. Dollars 'cut' out can also leave a set of fired electrical engineers out of work and founding a competitor.

    Like I said I feared, if a merger is more about balance sheet than product, you get a balance sheet AS your product.
    Mar 6, 2014. 08:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment