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  • Update: Brinker International Sales And Earnings Are Busting Out [View article]
    More losses today. Bought additional shares.
    Feb 2, 2015. 06:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Brinker International's Shares Fall Despite Very Strong Q2 Earnings - Is Now The Time To Buy? [View article]
    It continues to fall. Any idea why?
    Feb 2, 2015. 06:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Brinker International Sales And Earnings Are Busting Out [View article]
    Any idea why the stock was under pressure last week? I thought it was a terrific report, too.
    Feb 2, 2015. 01:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amidst Some Market Concerns, Brookfield Infrastructure Keeps On Keeping On [View article]
    Doubled my position today at $38.50. Have been shareholder for many years and sleep well at night. Interested in opinions on BAM for faster price appreciation. Anyone have an opinion?
    Sep 25, 2014. 04:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple, Google Will Crush Microsoft Just As Amazon Did Best Buy [View article]
    I have Apple products for entertainment, MSFT products for work. Could live without AAPL, not without MSFT. Both are core holdings in my portfolio. Great to Satya at the helm.
    Sep 25, 2014. 04:27 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Of Course CVS Will Lose More Than $2 Billion From No Smokes [View article]
    I bough CVS on the news.........and switched my prescriptions from WAG to CVS. Two years ago I sold my PM and replaced it with BIP. ten years from now, when cigarette use is half what it is today, CVS will be miles ahead of the game - and Dollar General will have moved on from cigarettes, as well.
    Sep 25, 2014. 04:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Every Dividend Growth Investor Should Own AT&T Right Now [View article]
    I am long T. In addition to being a nice, low-key income provider, U-verse is the best cable package around. The addition of the sports packages is superb!
    Aug 27, 2014. 12:31 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Breitburn Energy Partners: A Hidden Small-Cap MLP Gem Offering A 9% Yield [View article]
    Largest E&P MLP? I thought it was LINE.
    Aug 24, 2014. 11:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vanguard Natural Resources: Hunt Oil Asset Acquisition Will Boost Monthly Distributions [View article]
    Nice article, Heather. I've been long VNR for three years and picked up another 300 shares on Friday. It was a terrific sale on a terrific company!
    Aug 4, 2014. 12:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • I'm Approaching Retirement And Simplifying My Portfolio [View article]
    I admire your effort to manage such a large portfolio, but I could never find the time. My portfolio currently consists of a dozen investments, none of them fixed income. In addition to the securities I hold about 12% cash. At one point I had about 40 stocks/ funds and I seriously underperformed the market. I pared back to the lower number after the bust and have outpaced the Dow and the S&P ever since. Less has definitely been more for me.
    Jul 31, 2014. 11:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Gilead Is My Next Apple [View article]
    Stocks at the top of their range have a interesting characteristic; every price below the top was, in itself, a top. I have bought many stocks trading at all time highs and done very well. Gilead at its top is a much better bet than, say, a Dendreon that is often available at all time lows.
    Jul 2, 2014. 11:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan: About To Pull A Rabbit Out Of Its Hat? [View article]
    Not a question for Kinder - just a request. Please thank him on behalf of myself and the countless other investors who have made (in my case) hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years thanks to his brilliant leadership. He has made fortunes for many, many investors and for this he deserves credit. His personal billions are meaningless to me - he has created wealth for many who could not do it on their own.
    May 31, 2014. 12:01 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Realty Capital Properties: Rapid Growth At A Cheap Price [View article]
    I sold my ARCP some time ago. I also sold my DRI more than a year ago. The reason? The huge drag RL placed upon their earnings. Although no longer a shareholder in either company, has anyone looked at the credit quality of RL? If their new owners cannot effect a rapid turnaroundARCP may wind up holding a huge inventory of tenantless fish houses.
    May 24, 2014. 11:16 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is GE A Better Investment Than 3M? [View article]
    The irony of GE is that the guy who led the company into the financial services business is lauded as an American "hero" while the guy who shepherded the company through the worst recession since the Great Depression is considered by many to be a bum. I suspect that in the long run Immelt - and Ballmer at Microsoft - will be viewed more favorably. Neither is the greatest CEO, but neither are horrible. They will both be seen as competent managers who got their companies through hard times. Those looking for a quick ouster of Immelt may be sorry to see him gone a year or two down the road.

    Long GE and MMM
    May 4, 2014. 11:27 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8% To 10% Dividend Payers BreitBurn And Vanguard Will Benefit From Increasing NatGas Prices [View article]
    Is VNR's dividend on the Preferred paid monthly?
    Apr 28, 2014. 09:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment