Seeking Alpha


Send Message
View as an RSS Feed
View jbzw's Comments BY TICKER:
Latest comments  |  Highest rated
  • IBM: A Safe 60% Upside [View article]
    Safe and 60% do not belong in the same sentence in my view.
    Feb 4, 2014. 03:54 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wait Until 70 For Social Security [View article]
    In theory, the 70 year mark looks good, but who wants to work that long, and take the chance that the program is still available in its current form.
    Oct 27, 2013. 07:33 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Exactly Is So Objectionable About Obamacare? [View article]
    I do not know why this article was published on SA. Making Americans purchase a product or pay a fine of 1% of their taxable income is absurb, as well as unconstitutional. Futher, if it is a tax, its enabling legislation was not originated in the House as required by the Constituion. The idea of obama care was never presented to the public as a tax. And yes, I can keep my doctor, but only if it is Dr.Pepper. Once, we get beyond the computer snafu, and folks see this monstrositity for what it is, it will go the way of Prohibition!
    Oct 10, 2013. 09:52 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Unraveling Of The Affordable Care Act [View article]
    If the government wanted to assist people with no health care, it could have developed a program targeted to help them a la food stamps, free phones, and other subsidies. Instead, it as screwed up the system for everyone. There will still be millions of uninsured folks if this law takes full effect. They will still go to the emergency rooms without coverage. Some will pay the penalty amount instead of buying insurance; others will pay none because they file no tax returns. The higher premiums and deductibiles will crush the middle class. This will be a disaster of an epic nature.
    Nov 23, 2013. 10:28 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Unraveling Of The Affordable Care Act [View article]
    Robin Hood took back from the government money taken from the people and returned it to them. This law takes from the people to give to the government and its friends.
    Nov 23, 2013. 10:20 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wait Until 70 For Social Security [View article]
    You may also consider Roth conversions a little at a time to lessen the impact of MRDs later on. Good luck.
    Oct 27, 2013. 07:28 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Maybe You Shouldn't Pay Off Your Mortgage [View article]
    Plus you can itemize your deductions and deduct the interest. Good for you.
    Sep 2, 2014. 10:01 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Doubling Down On Apple [View article]
    Lets see. Best of breed. Great prior performance. Good dividend for a tech stock. On sale today. Going to be in business for a long time. Millions of potential customers. Easy decision for any long term purchase. Thanks for starting a discussion which shows why there are buyers and sellers in a free market!
    Jan 28, 2014. 10:04 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons Your Shouldn't Retire? There's More Than 5 [View article]
    You focused on the second part of the title. How about the first part which uses "Your" rather than "You" ? Thanks.
    Sep 18, 2013. 10:29 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Breitburn follows Linn in cutting dividends, capital spending plans [View news story]
    It announced yesterday after the close. New monthly amount is .0833, payable on 1/16 to owners as of the 13th. Good luck to you this year.
    Jan 3, 2015. 12:27 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Long Idea For 2015: BNCCORP [View article]
    Some of these folks would have you return your Santa Claus suit for one of the Pied Piper's. I say Humbug to them. Who says you close the books on a good idea at the end of each year? These folks have obviously forgotten about OBAF and a host of other gifts from you. Let them pay some other guru to blame forr their dissatification. I guess they also think all shares of OSHC shoul d be immediately sold. Please keep the good ideas coming and ignore the noise.
    Dec 17, 2014. 07:49 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Exactly Is So Objectionable About Obamacare? [View article]
    The introduction failures are a coming attraction of the government's inability to replace the private sector. Increased costs for lesser services is what can be expected. The remedy to the failure of everyone to have healthcare would have been to assist those without it. Instead, we have a takeover of everyone's care for more money and worse care. Americans will not let this situation continue. Focusing on the rollout problems underscores the failure of this program. Contray to your comment, the folks who oppose this program are very well informed.
    Oct 13, 2013. 01:54 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investment Strategy: What Portfolio Withdrawal Rate Can You Live With? [View article]
    The best withdrawal rate is none. Living off the interest generated, plus whatever SS benefits come in is the best formula. Roth conversions are the best way to keep the income away from taxes. The bitter pill of taxation on the year of conversion can be the best remedy in the long run. Avoiding withdrawal of principal should be avoided for as long as possible. the so called formulas are a recipe for diaster.
    Jan 18, 2013. 07:53 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: How Long Will Your Portfolio Last? [View article]
    I agree. The best protection against running out of funds is to live only off of the interest and dividends.. As an added safety feature , I use only the funds accumulated during the prior year.
    Dec 7, 2012. 10:38 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Throw Away The 4% Withdrawal Rule For Retirement [View article]
    Tim correctly recognizes that it is a very good idea to live off of dividends and interest rather than invading the retirement principal.This method does not subject the retiree to the ups and downs of the market. However, for individuals close to or at retirement time, quality preferred stocks can yield a much higher return than common stocks.
    Nov 21, 2011. 10:53 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment