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  • Walt Disney pops 2.8% after earnings beat  [View news story]
    My thought is we don't need to worry about the reaction of the market in the short term as it is consistently inconsistent, never making any sense at all. In fact, mere minutes spent on sites like StockTwits, where short term charlatans spew their bipolar nonsense, I realize why the market does not make sense in the short term for true investors. Cool thing is ... I love to utilize these opportunities to pick up more shares of quality companies for the long haul. No worries whether it rockets or drops. Going to hold DIS for years! I wish you the best!
    Feb 9, 2016. 04:35 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Having Cash Is Not A Sin, It Is Smart!  [View article]
    Always love your articles RS. Answering your ending questions, buying the dip or holding cash, I am buying. I think all of this depends on where someone is in life. I am 36 and really focused on building my income portfolio for the future. Being that I am atrocious at timing the market I really don't know if this will be a 15-20% correction or a 2008-09 crash. Because of this I am buying beaten down stocks (AAPL, XOM). I have years to build. However, if I were 66 years old I think I would definitely be holding quite a bit of cash at this time. I would want to be retired by then and looking to have very little risk at that time. Just my two cents ... which will be worth less if holding on to cash too long;) (or probably, for me, the next few months in a recession)
    Feb 6, 2016. 02:36 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Cut Risk Of The 6 Oil Super Majors  [View article]
    Fantastic article. Well thought out. Nice job!
    Feb 6, 2016. 02:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips Is A Volatile Mess  [View article]
    I wouldn't be too hard on Javelina ... credibility shifts like the grains of sand.
    Jan 26, 2016. 02:57 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Iran is open for business  [View news story]
    I am honestly fed up with people's misconception of what capitalism means versus greed. They are two completely different concepts and need to be dealt with accordingly. Is capitalism an issue? No, it is not. Capitalism gives opportunity to all and has a built in social responsibility (consider an inventor of a product to enhance society needing workers to make his dream a reality). Is there an issue with greed in the United States? A resounding YES!! Now, we need to recognize the companies that are truly about capitalism and let them be and go after the greedy. Greed will destroy us but capitalism will sustain us. Just my two cents. Happy Sunday everybody!
    Jan 24, 2016. 03:10 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM: A Hated Stock Produces Solid Numbers  [View article]
    Well, this hard working fella hopes IBM will stay at this level (or go lower) so I can buy as much as I can with every bit of my salary I can spare. Purchasing future income at this level makes a lot of sense to me!
    Jan 20, 2016. 12:51 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Royal Dutch Shell Eliminate Its Dividend This Year?  [View article]
    "In the short term, the market is a popularity contest. In the long term, the market is a weighing machine."

    I believe that the market is frequently incorrect , giving me the opportunity to buy shares of quality companies at bargain prices. I try my best to purchase businesses whose future value will be far greater than present value, leading me to the conclusion that market is rarely correct. Of course, I have another 30+ years of investing before me, giving me time to remedy any poor choices I WILL make. JMHO. Good luck to you!
    Jan 14, 2016. 11:51 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shell set to secure investor approval for BG takeover, reports say  [View news story]
    I voted "for" with my massive pile of shares:) When I invest in a company I invest in the management as well. If I didn't trust them I wouldn't partner with them.
    Jan 8, 2016. 12:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple's Best Days Could Be In The Rear-View Mirror  [View article]
    Success is having a fan base BEFORE the product is even launched.
    Jan 5, 2016. 02:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Royal Dutch Shell - The Best Play In A 'Lower For Longer' Oil Price Scenario  [View article]
    Yahoo is incorrect. Morningstar, Fidelity, etc. are showing .94 dividend for quarter with ex-div as of 11/10 and payable on 12/18. Yield = 8.03%. Shell seems solid to me so, as of now, I'm not worried about dividend. Happy investing!
    Dec 11, 2015. 02:02 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Favorite Stock If I Could Only Own One For The Next Five Years  [View article]
    I see what you're saying but it should read more like this ...

    Short - ((65-30)/30) x 100 = 116%
    Long - ((30-1.31)/1.31) x 100 = 2,190%

    Even though what you are saying is true we have two very different returns. I'm sure you already know this but just in case somebody who is still learning about investing/trading stumbled by I want to make sure they see the whole picture.
    Dec 11, 2015. 01:34 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Favorite Stock If I Could Only Own One For The Next Five Years  [View article]
    I'm not long or short WFM, however I do need to say that investors in Whole Foods from inception would be up nearly 30x their original investment according to Yahoo Finance. Split adjusted price from 1992 is $1.31 and current price is $30.69. Definitely greater than the short trade. Happy investing/trading!
    Dec 10, 2015. 01:42 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Starbucks Corporation: Small Investments And Big Dividends  [View article]
    Great article! Love this!!! I will be passing this on to my nephew as I try to convince him to buy shares in his favorite companies (i.e. Nike, Norfolk Southern, etc) instead of or in addition to product. Well done.
    Dec 3, 2015. 01:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Risk Tolerance For The Dividend Growth Investor  [View article]
    Theta be a good one amegalo!
    Oct 28, 2015. 12:02 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Some oil companies may be just weeks away from bankruptcy, analyst says  [View news story]
    Passive aggressive approach to analysis ... "Some" oil companies "may" be weeks from bankruptcy. C'mon. That can be said at all times about any given sector. Weak.
    Aug 24, 2015. 10:24 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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