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  • General Electric Finally Selling Its Appliance Business [View article]
    If nothing else you win first prize for the most redundant SA piece ever! You could have reduced all the pertinent 'information' here to 3 or 4 sentences!
    Aug 14 08:28 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Is Cool Again; $110 By October Driven By News, Rumor And Value [View article]
    Thanks for a reasonable, logical approach to the next few months. I'm tired of the hyperbole that includes "$200 by December…" from any number of commentators. Soon they'll have Apple curing cancer, and landing on Mars next year. I'm long with covered calls because of the potential for a negative impact of world economic events on the market as a whole.
    Aug 12 10:54 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Income Update - July 2014 [View article]
    Okay, you have stocks with 3 to 4% yields, they break even or gain a percentage point or two in a year. I have stocks that pay lower dividends, e.g., Apple, Delta, Disney. They pay a 1 to 2% dividend yet grow by a double digit percentage. I'll take the growth and lower dividend every time. I'm 66 years old and can't wait decades. In fact, I have an example of what can reduce profits with your appraoch that has been in my wife's family for at least 80 years (and is destined to be turned over to the 4th generation of holders in the family): BP. It has been dead money for 5 years in one of the biggest bull markets in history. We received 4 to 5% in dividends and nothing (actually a loss) from the price of the stock. Good luck with your approach; if you're young and can accept small gains, you'll do good, but not great.
    Aug 7 05:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Busy year for investments at Triangle Capital; stock gains 2.7% [View news story]
    The stock has underperformed its peers all year for no good reason. I hope this move up continues and holds.
    Aug 7 04:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's iOS To Potentially Become The Dominant Mobile OS In Enterprise Healthcare [View article]
    I'm happy top be long Apple, mostly hedged by covered calls. Talk to me near year end. before that time all of these stories are just white noise and rumors.
    Aug 7 11:12 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Income Update - July 2014 [View article]
    While I admire your diligence, I think some flexibility is in order. Most of the stocks you list above haver underperformed the market this year. That is not a great tragedy, but eventually you'll need to see some growth in stock price as well as the dividend. The stock prices continue to fall or underperform the market indexes your "increased income" does not look so good.
    Aug 7 09:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Triangle Capital expects to boost distribution by nearly 10% [View news story]
    Aug 6 05:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Triangle Capital beats by $0.01, beats on revenue [View news story]
    The stock has underperformed its peers lately and I have no idea why. I hope this puts an end to it.
    Aug 6 04:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Inc.: When Should You Take Profits? [View article]
    The latest "hype date" for the new phone has been moved up to Sept 9. I would sure hold into that. Personally, I use covered calls and won't sell/"take profits" unless they are exercised.
    Aug 5 03:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What It Really Costs To Mine Gold: The Goldcorp Q2 Edition [View article]
    Great try here, thanks for all the hard work. It seems to me that there are too many variables that are in a state of constant flux to project accurately earnings, costs, etc. from quarter to quarter and year to year. I own a small number of shares with covered calls and see no reason to change that approach.
    Aug 5 08:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE Is Divesting, But Some Segments Aren't Worth Much [View article]
    Gee, a company dumping an "underperforming" segment of its business, that has never happened before and worked, right???? I see this 'issue' as "Much ado about nothing"!
    Aug 4 01:54 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Philip Morris: Another Pullback, Another Opportunity [View article]
    Thanks for the update. I had my Sept. 85s covered calls "exercised" for the dividend in June. That was the 3rd time it has happened to me, all at a nice profit. I'm nowgetting ready to buy PM and do it again.
    Aug 4 08:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Better Entry Point For Apple Will Become Available For Patient Investors [View article]
    Apple has a market multiple, perhaps even a bit below it. However, it is, as mentioned by several commentators here, in a very strong financial condition; much better than average stock. You will see the market crash completely before Apple drops anywhere near 30%.
    Aug 2 10:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • TCP Capital Is Poised For Growth [View article]
    I agree jg, I don't see anything here that makes me want to run up to the window and make another small bet on this company. I have 300 shares and that's enough for now.
    Aug 2 11:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple closes Beats deal; skepticism about October iPhone 6 report [View news story]
    The new products will come when they're ready, not to fit any special date. Everything else is just silly, time-wasting rumors. The only future events you can put down with any certainty of the dates are taxes and Haley's Comet and the latter may get shot down by the Russians!
    Aug 1 01:19 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment