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  • Dividend Stocks: Lose-Lose-Lose Proposition In Intermediate Term [View article]
    James,
    It was _your_ assessment that was incorrect, and you should attempt to analyze why. To dismiss the flaws of your past reasoning means you will fail to learn from it.

    " If your assessment of the probabilities and prospective returns was as mine was, then having made the return you alluded to was akin to having won by playing the slot machines. "

    Do you accept that others may have had a different assessment? In which case they didn't "win in a casino", instead they made a proper assessment as opposed to yours.

    If you feel you are never wrong, just that others "got lucky", then you should really reflect on _that_ problem.
    Jun 7, 2013. 01:49 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Few Reasons Why I Think The Latest Debt Offering From Aflac Is Fairly Attractive [View article]
    tndrroot,

    There is also the duration aspect (e.g. ~1 yr at 1.5% vs. 10 yr at 3.65%). If in a year from now they have to pay >3.8%, it's better to "refi" now.

    The currency aspect is a tougher one to gauge.
    Then again, I expect that AFL has a pretty smart team that can evaluate the relative currency values and their future aspect.
    Jun 4, 2013. 03:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bizarro World Of Tesla Longs [View article]
    "But the two cars are addressing different markets and are therefore not directly comparable. "

    Yet YOU do ...
    May 29, 2013. 06:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bizarro World Of Tesla Longs [View article]
    Why monitor them? ... your initial concern was access.
    Do you build straw-men for a living?
    May 29, 2013. 05:56 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bizarro World Of Tesla Longs [View article]
    It's done TODAY for CNG re-fueling stations.
    There are also diesel refueling stations that are "card access only".
    May 29, 2013. 05:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bizarro World Of Tesla Longs [View article]
    I find it hard to believe that you don't understand how a key can prevent access.
    Is your vehicle locked?
    What about your house?
    What's it take to gain access to your workplace?
    I'm guessing your accounts have a "key" ...
    May 29, 2013. 05:18 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bizarro World Of Tesla Longs [View article]
    BPC,
    You asked the question "what is in place to keep any company ..."
    The simple answer would be have it "keyed".
    I dunno if it is or not, but sure would be a simple solution.
    May 29, 2013. 04:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bizarro World Of Tesla Longs [View article]
    And how many passengers are you going to transport?
    May 29, 2013. 03:58 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bizarro World Of Tesla Longs [View article]
    How about a key ...
    May 29, 2013. 03:30 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bizarro World Of Tesla Longs [View article]
    Tesla and Lotus have no relationship at all any longer. The original roadsters used a Lotus frame (and little else). That has ended and a future roadster (if it ever happens) would be based upon the model S chassis.
    May 29, 2013. 02:50 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Abenomics A Race To Nowhere [View article]
    I assume you don't see any economic demand for rebuilding after the earthquake/tsunami devastation?
    May 28, 2013. 04:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has ConocoPhillips Moved Too Far Too Fast? [View article]
    wigit5,

    If you assume, as the author, that:

    "The best measure of a firm's ability to create value for shareholders is expressed by comparing its return on invested capital (ROIC) with its weighted average cost of capital (WACC)."

    I'd contend that is hardly "best", and obviously results in wide "valuations" due to the WACC.
    May 28, 2013. 04:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Million Dollar Portfolio: Easier Than You Might Think [View instapost]
    Yes, there are many ways to enjoy the "fruit" of your investment 10 years ago. I'll also guess that the two plants didn't produce the amount after year one that they do now.

    "From seeds grow mighty oaks"
    May 28, 2013. 04:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Million Dollar Portfolio: Easier Than You Might Think [View instapost]
    In 2006, I planted a pair of cherry trees (bare root saplings).
    In 2007, I had 2-3 cherries.
    In 2008, I had a couple handfuls.
    In 2009, I had enough to make the best cherry pie ever.
    In 2010, I sold the property, but I expect their "dividend" is being enjoyed by the new owners!

    Farming/gardening involves many of the aspects of successful investing. That is:
    Planning (choose your 'crop' wisely)
    Patience (it doesn't produce overnight)
    Nutrition (it requires additions .. water/fertilizer or $)
    Maintenance (weed, thin and adjust for conditions)
    May 28, 2013. 02:29 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Million Dollar Portfolio: Easier Than You Might Think [View instapost]
    One thing I would add is that the "second mistake" would be the "home run strategy". For some, buying lottery tickets is "the plan"!

    In my opinion, retirement planning is more like farming than it is gambling.
    May 28, 2013. 01:05 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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