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  • Statoil to supply gas to Lithuania in five-year deal [View news story]
    Lithuania doesn't want Russian gas.

    A wise choice.
    Aug 21 08:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ukraine Crisis: The Beginning Of The EU-Russia Economic War [View article]
    Hmmm...seems like The Insane Clown Posse printed your rant after all...

    Thank whatever you call Devine for the Bill of Rights and the First Amendment, here in Texas the Second Amendment is pretty important too and if I might add, Amen.

    disc.: long on well earned American freedom, sorry, just don't buy Mr. Putin's Russia is as free...no way!
    Aug 19 06:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Do I Stick To The Slow, But Sure Process Of Dividend Growth Investing? [View article]
    Excellent article, sound practical advise. Like Regarded Solution here on SA.

    Slow and steady DOES win the race. If's that's Zen it has done me well...
    Aug 19 10:10 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon 'Immobile' - No 3% Yield And No Plans To Form An MLP [View article]
    Hey William,

    I agree! It's XOM playing a great shell game just as was advance by Michael.

    By the way, I would have pressed the "like" button but SA must have hooked-up with Facebook. I think they are going to find their "likes" will be traveling way, way down. A lot of us know well about Facebook and wouldn't touch that breach of personal privacy with a ten- foot pole. Unless we owned the stock...but still not ever participate.

    Sorry, just me.
    Aug 18 10:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: How Dividend Income Grows To Staggering Levels By Reinvesting And Compounding [View article]
    I think it's pretty clear the SA community thank you RS for writing articles that can only be characterized as true public (and prudent) services.

    Some people like to make excuses for their personal short comings, when I was younger I did too until I learned that we do control our own destiny for the most part and when you do don't have the proverbial pot to 'relieve oneself' in you have to toughen up and tighten up to save literally every penny to live and, yes, move forward. Many of us could regale our younger counterparts of our (necessary) sacrifices in order to begin a DRIP and buy our first quality dividend bearing equities. Many of us having spent a life time graduating with degrees that have become constantly obsolete by market and political forces outside of our control. For others, getting a job in America has always been a struggle and a near impossibility even with outstanding credentials and a profound work ethic coupled with a sound extrinsic marketplace worth.

    But, through it all I invested, DRIP'ed and eventually acquired the more nuanced skills like rebalancing ones portfolio as circumstances and prudence necessitated.

    In schools here in Texas financial security is now officially part of the State curriculum effective this year, even for elementary children we're talking 1st/2nd grade upwards. I suspect that for many teachers (being one myself for many years) saving and understanding the value of money and the avoidance of debt will be a mutually educating and reciprocal process. That said, future generations will hopefully understand better and earlier the wisdom and necessity of, as my own parents told me and then showed me by example, "start small, let the dividends ride, and then watch it grow!".

    They were right RS, and so certainly are you. Keep up the great work and service to all who may hear your wisdom Sir!

    disc: long on generativity, common sense, and financial education and personal accountability and responsibility.
    Aug 17 11:17 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T director buys over $1M worth of shares [View news story]
    If my humble two-bits are worth anything richjoy you've nailed it again.

    The REIT conversation is, to put it politely, a lot of "swamp gas".

    The liabilities that T would assume just having dealt with its long term pension obligations makes zero sense at the moment. T and WIN may share in part the same industrial focus, but stretching similarities is a waste of good effort. For WIN, one can see the pluses - not so for T or VZ.
    Aug 17 10:14 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Rosneft to drill Norway Arctic well with Statoil despite sanctions [View news story]
    We hope Granters your optimism is well founded...
    Aug 16 08:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Keeping A Wary Eye On Europe [View article]
    Thank you for your kind comment.

    Nikita Khrushchev (former Premier of the Soviet Union, circa 1960's) said the same thing about our unique American amnesia. An aging empire will unfortunately have senior moments...
    Aug 16 08:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rosneft to drill Norway Arctic well with Statoil despite sanctions [View news story]
    While XOM can dodge The Bears claws, STO realistically can't.

    Geo-politics can wreak havoc on the best laid plan of (corporate) mice and men.

    For all us investor, to be forewarned and vigilant is be forearmed...


    disc.:long STO, XOM.
    Aug 15 02:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Canada oil sands projects are biggest losers from low crude price, study says [View news story]
    Once again, poppycock and rubbish.

    It is truly unfortunate that man's well intention ideas turn into totalitarian statism, and just another level to impoverish industry and the working class, ("us" the middle-class or what's left of us, if not, then maybe just myself I suppose).

    I remember personally the birth of the EPA under the Nixon administration, it seemed an incongruity at the time to think of the then Nixon Republicans considering one whit about environmental stewardship. As it turned out however the fears I surely embraced at that time never materialized, instead generations of learned individuals will accept unthinking government doggerel and become "green Nazi's", (I loath associating anyone or thing to these poor excuse for humans on their worse days, but when you endeavor to rob freedom, dignity and mutual respect then an analogous association is, possibly apropos, especially if you strap on the use of propaganda and violence).

    I would take this European "study" with a huge grain of salt. Are oil sands a mess - naturally - yes they are, it doesn't help however that it was nature that caused this massive oil spill geologically to start with! Let's cool the hype and try to stick with science in this case for reasonable answers and concerns.

    disc.: long, COP, COSW.
    Aug 15 02:20 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips: A Good Buy On The Dip [View article]
    Hey forget that - if COP heads to the mid-70's just back up the truck. And that ain't Jack either!!!
    Aug 15 09:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Kara Sea Exploration Is Worth Dodging Russian Sanctions For Exxon Mobil [View article]
    I think money is amoral in general unless transnational forces and the media hype the political flames to a hysterical outcome and, thereby, manipulate public opinion.
    Aug 14 11:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ukraine Crisis: The Beginning Of The EU-Russia Economic War [View article]
    Thank you Zoltan for offering a sober analysis of where this dangerous game of chicken could easily head.

    Vladimir Putin has offended many supranational powers in his quest to reinvigorate Russia nationalism and it's position as a global power.

    As I have commented previously on SA, it is no secret that the BRICS led by Russia and China have contributed an initial $18 billion each to establish 2 international financing banks that they can control and can engage in mutual trade, (primarily energy though not limited here), in a targeted effort to circumvent the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England for international payment of oil and gas accounts in US petro-dollars. Destruction of the US dollar as the global currency - while likely a long way off - certainly demonstrates the depth and conviction of Mr. Putin to end the Anglospheres world financial control and dominance.

    Warfare is engaged on many levels. Technology offers many new venues for conflict. Ultimately the danger is military confrontation could become a reality especially if Americans opt for a more "robust" executive branch commander in the next election. History has demonstrated that when deep and pernicious economic downturns occur, conflict can follow for a variety of reason from pent-up psychological anger fanned by a media who marches to the tune of who controls ownership to blunders, and a simple failure for some nation to stand down.

    The Bear is a bad candidate for chicken.
    Aug 13 07:25 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Use AT&T To Build Income [View article]
    The Street hates equivocation and the DirectTV purchase leaves many feeling it is slow to no growth domestically coupled with a price offering by T of $95.00 a share when true valuation is $45.00, one can see critics have legitimate grounds for concern.

    That said we all know T like every equity big and small faces it's challenges, these are normal and not to be lightly dismissed due to personal negligence or ones beliefs. However, T's value is very multi-faceted and unusual is the commentator that gives it it's just due in forward looking areas of The a Internet of Everything and dollars realized in content generation, (how does one say NFL with DirectTV? as one sound example).

    Unloved by many and dismissed and dissed on by the usual mixed bag of opinions T is still a good long term hold at 5%+ yield. And, if this ship looks like it is heading down a blind path you'll have enough warning to sell off and go elsewhere unless your a sleep at the wheel.

    disc.: love SA and firmly ascribe to your own dd and personal evaluation of ones investment goals and objectives, as for me with all of the aforementioned, very long T.
    Aug 13 02:36 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips: A Good Buy On The Dip [View article]
    COP is best of breed. It has been 'discovered' now from it hum-drum days of mid 50's and the Rodney Daggerfield of "I get no respect" stocks.

    Thanks for the article and hope to accumulate more sometime.
    Aug 13 02:14 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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