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  • Staples Clearance Sale Going On Now [View article]

    Enjoy all of your articles. My concern on this deal is that IF the FTC rejects the acquisition each of these stocks will be halved in a matter of minutes. Perhaps the best way to play is by watching Starboard's actions. If they adjust their position downward, head for the hills!
    Apr 18, 2015. 11:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Watch reviews arrive; SocGen downgrades to Hold [View news story]
    Just got the new solar powered watch from Citizen. Great look, never needs a battery, and well priced. Hope Apple has a left handed version for my other wrist. Can't wait!
    Apr 9, 2015. 12:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Brokerages get tough with advisers who break rules [View news story]
    Not to get political, but the Obama administration is pressuring Wall Street firms to provide better disclosure from retirement advisors. The recent crackdown by the industry may simply be an effort to head off further government regulations. One of the challenges of the big banks and brokerages is that they are not help to the same fiduciary standard as CFPs. This, in my opinion, is something that needs to be remedied - if not by the industry then by regulation.
    Apr 5, 2015. 11:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan: Finding The Sweet Spot [View article]
    Uncle Pie,
    Appreciate your comments. I exited KMI awhile back when it was around 44. Still tracking EPD for the right entry point. You thoughts?
    Apr 1, 2015. 01:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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