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  • Dividends & Income Digest: Can Dividends Be A Terrifying Proposition?  [View article]
    Thanks for the well thought out Q&A. Dividend investing is, more often than not, for those seeking long term growth and some degree of safety (the latter often more desired than real) and thereby a bit different from those investing in go-go stocks that are often, not always, short-term traders. While there is no reason to dichotomize the two completely, one must recognize varied investment goals and strategies for the two groups of investors and the varied strategies of companies appealing to them--mostly time and risk.

    The best thing SA can do for investors is do a better job of policing the "contributors" they allow to ply their trade on the SA site. Some of them spend most of their time hyping stocks they own and presenting only their slanted, bullish case for those stocks. One Example of many: Why is "Achilles" allowed to repeatedly hype stocks he/they own such as BP, GG, TCAP month after month with no mention of their track record on those "recommendations"? (By the way in case you haven't noticed, their "track record" sucks!) It is more than a little disingenuous to allow people/firms with bad track records to repeatedly present their spiel without listing that track record. I assume SA wants to inform investors not sell them stocks. If I'm right, then start doing it!
    Feb 8, 2016. 09:27 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Vale Investors Shouldn't Lose Hope  [View article]
    I covered too soon at 9 and change, but I still got a new car out of it. Good luck!
    Feb 5, 2016. 09:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Vale Investors Shouldn't Lose Hope  [View article]
    It's interesting to me to see only new people commenting in the "Buy Vale" camp. I and others have been warning people against his stock for 4 years now. The old time bulls, many long Vale at $20 and even $30+, seem to have got a dose of reality. That reality is the iron ore market shows no signs of revival, the Brazilian Government is not only hopelessly corrupt, and incompetent but anti big business as well, and Vale's management doesn't seem to have a clue. Those buying at the current price may do okay with a little luck down the road, but the majority that have pounded the table for this stock and bought it for 4 years have been proven wrong and will never see break even let alone a real profit.
    Feb 4, 2016. 09:24 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP: That Was Not A Lot Of Fun  [View article]
    This news/opinion courtesy of the Achilles, the same guy who decided you should buy this same stock when it was 20 points higher and pounded the table for it all the way down to where it is now. A little late for an "oops," don't you think!
    Feb 4, 2016. 08:11 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Triangle Capital CEO steps aside  [View news story]
    Thanks for giving some concrete evidence that my fears about management were justified. Still waiting for the dead cat bounce to exit this loser.
    Feb 4, 2016. 03:31 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Triangle Capital CEO steps aside  [View news story]
    I was hoping for some outside addition(s). This stock has underperformed the market and almost all BDCs for the last 3+ years.
    Feb 3, 2016. 05:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Brace For A Big Sell-Off In BP  [View article]
    Anxiously awaiting the biweekly "Buy BP" article from Achilles. NOT!
    Feb 2, 2016. 07:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BP promotes McKay to deputy CEO, becomes heir-apparent to CEO Dudley  [View news story]
    First Job: Fire the lawyers who worked out the Gulf Spill Settlement.
    Feb 1, 2016. 02:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Which Is The Better 8% Oil Dividend Stock - ConocoPhillips Or BP?  [View article]
    Not censorship, in fact, the opposite. SA needs to post background records for these "contributors" when they continually tout a stock and prove to be dead wrong (or right for that matter). This guy has been wrong a dozen or more times on BP. He has no credibility in making his calls. why can't the reader be allowed to see that record. Anyone on SA seems to be able to present slanted data or twist numbers and come up with myriad (and ultimately wrong) reasons to buy and sell. They should not be allowed to offer perpetual "buy recommendations" on stock they own--their self-interest prevents objectivity.
    Jan 31, 2016. 09:44 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time for shorts to cover Potash, Scotia says in upgrade  [View news story]
    Let's see this brokerage firm had the stock as a "Market Perform" for months on end while it cratered why would any one follow their advice now?
    Jan 29, 2016. 01:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Potash Corp. says dividend cut allows pursuit of deals, buybacks  [View news story]
    As I've said with so many of the "Buy now ,it's at the bottom" crowd in a lot of commodities stocks (e.g., Vale , BP, Gold Corp): Wait until the market in that commodity turns before you buy. There is no need to catch the falling knife/pick the bottom.
    Jan 28, 2016. 07:56 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Earnings: Taking A Long-Term View  [View article]
    I agree edingerb, Let me recommend to you and other Apple bulls what I've recommended here at least a dozen times and from which have profited greatly: Covered Calls!
    Jan 28, 2016. 03:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Potash Corp.: Here Comes The Dividend Cut  [View article]
    Tell that to "Achilles" and his fans.
    Jan 28, 2016. 10:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Potash Corp.: Here Comes The Dividend Cut  [View article]
    First, congrats on a good call. Far too many "contributors" here said the dividend was safe and the stock was a buy. Second, I agree with you that one big dividend cut is better than two small ones--do you want to stitch the big wound or put a band-aid on it? The big cut gives management more money and time up front to deal with the problems at hand.
    Jan 28, 2016. 09:02 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Potash cuts dividend for first time since 1989 IPO as earnings slide  [View news story]
    I tried to post my response on Vladimir's article on the Potash dividend cut but it didn't register there. Ergo here it is:

    First, congrats on a good call. Far too many "contributors" here said the dividend was safe and the stock was a buy. Second, I agree with you that one big dividend cut is better than two small ones--do you want to stitch the big wound or put a band-aid on it? The big cut gives management more money and time up front to deal with the problems at hand.
    Jan 28, 2016. 08:44 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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