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  • Safe 15% Annual Return With Rite Aid  [View article]
    Freshlegacy, the problem with waiting is that the spread closes, reducing the return. I am satisfied with the current ratio and am in for the ride. To each his own. Thanks and good luck.
    Nov 4, 2015. 09:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Safe 15% Annual Return With Rite Aid  [View article]
    My thought about the divested stores is that they will have CVS signs on them and that they will be unloaded at fire sale prices.
    Nov 3, 2015. 10:26 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Safe 15% Annual Return With Rite Aid  [View article]
    Chris, thanks for covering this deal. It has multiple beneficial aspects. First, the deal is all cash so that there is no guesswork about only getting paid with the acquirer's stock which is subject to devaluation. Second, WAG is prepared to sell up to 1,000 stores to make the deal work. That flexibility means that there are no unsolvable FTC issues. Third, even if the deal takes a little longer to complete, a double digit return appears obtainable. Fourth, there is also a remote chance of another bidder which I suspect will not occur, but if it happens should increase the value of RAD. Your continuing coverage of the merger opportunities is excellent.
    Nov 3, 2015. 08:43 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2015's Best Mid-Cap Pick: First Niagara  [View article]
    Kadison, could decrease as well.
    Nov 3, 2015. 07:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bill Ackman's Valeant Defense  [View article]
    Hopefully, on StW.
    Oct 30, 2015. 03:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 20% Upside In Fairchild Deal  [View article]
    STMicro has bailed on FCS. Who are the other potential buyers? Thanks.
    Oct 29, 2015. 08:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 2015's Best Mid-Cap Pick: First Niagara  [View article]
    Chris, what is your surmise about the possible "modest" premium KEY may be offering for FNFG? Thanks.
    Oct 29, 2015. 02:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 2015's Best Mid-Cap Pick: First Niagara  [View article]
    Chris, your Koch quote is right on. Gary Crosby's quote puts it right out there, and your analysis nails it. They are not making any more of these financials and you are highlighting the path for investors to find the ones which will reap great benefits with reduced risks.
    Oct 29, 2015. 10:15 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 9 Simple College Savings Tricks  [View article]
    Patrick Warren 496, good idea on your part. No everyone knows you can have one for yourself. Good luck.
    Oct 27, 2015. 10:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 9 Simple College Savings Tricks  [View article]
    Thanks, I used it more times than I can count. Add in my wife's contribution, and it worked out very well.
    Oct 26, 2015. 09:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 9 Simple College Savings Tricks  [View article]
    Remember there is also a short term college savings idea. If your state provides a tax deduction for 529 plans ( my state MD does) , send your yearly contribution to the 529 plan in August , and withdraw it in September to make a tuition payment. A nice deduction for simply writing a couple checks each year.
    Oct 26, 2015. 08:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is FXENP A Good Arbitrage Opportunity?  [View article]
    Thanks for your article. The earliest redeem date for FXENP is July, 2017. Do the controlling documents allow redemption at an earlier date? Thanks.
    Oct 22, 2015. 08:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE Brings Synchrony To Life  [View article]
    Chris, great call on timing and pricing of SNDK deal! Hopefully, FCS will be next in line. Thanks. P.S., any of your followers who bought even a 100 shares of SNDK yesterday could use the profits for much brighter prospects with a StW membership.
    Oct 21, 2015. 09:23 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 9 Simple College Savings Tricks  [View article]
    Thanks for continuing to stress the importance of this issue. Also, as you have noted previously, many states provide state tax deductions for contributions to 529 Plans. I love tax deductions and they sure helped my seven children obtain their degrees. And now to helping the grandchildren....
    Oct 19, 2015. 03:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Of Seeking Alpha's Best, Part III  [View article]
    Chris, this is a tough crowd to please. However, as you know, members of Sifting the World who have evaluated your ideas (and some of the folks whose names you have shared) and acted timely on them have profited very nicely in the past few months.
    Oct 18, 2015. 10:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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