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  • Raymond James: If you like Linn Energy, you should love LinnCo [View news story]
    In my own case, I would prefer not to have a K1 to further complicate taxes. I'm also uncertain if you have to file a different State income tax other than my own for LINE. It wouldn't be worth the extra time and expense if that is true (?) for a couple hundred shares.
    Aug 10 11:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Different Look At Neglect [View article]
    Very interesting article. A refreshing take on investing you don't often read about.
    Aug 2 04:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T Continues To Remain A Preferred Stock In The Telecom Space [View article]
    I think that more subscribers will discover that using a mobile service with a poor network is not worth the savings. A mobile phone that doesn't work is worth zero. Saving $10 per month on a phone that works in some places and not others vs. a phone that works all the time for $10 more is a nobrainer.
    Jul 30 09:29 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T Presents Dividend Investors With Yet Another Buying Opportunity [View article]
    I would be careful here. U-Verse is not expanding very rapidly in my home State (CT) and this company is not what it used to be. Good will is shrinking here. The price of ATT landline service is too high in my opinion and more and more people are getting rid of it and depending on mobile service at home. Verizon has ATT beat by a mile here, the service area for the former is much better in CT. ATT customer service is poor, its nothing like it used to be. I keep getting ads for U-verse as an ATT customer and when I check, it is not available in my area. So, marketing is poor also. While I admit Comcast is even less desirable, many people are using Dish as a better alternate than Direct TV. It's cheaper and has a better channel availability. Some of my favorite channels are not available at any price on Direct TV, and every year one or more local channels has a negotiations problem with Direct and threatens to cut them off. I used to be loyal to ATT, but that was the old company. No more. While this may seem to be good for investors because they are more concerned with the bottom line, I think they are alienating their long standing customer base here, and so "good-will" is fading rapidly. This may not be true everywhere, but in my State they are fading fast.
    Jul 25 10:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Economic Cycle: There's More Than One [View article]
    Oh, I get it. This article was intended to be funny. Sunspots? How about the Japanese Beetle cycle? My theory has to do with the number of Japanese beetles in my garden this summer. Increasing number of beetles compared to the previous year is bullish. Since there are fewer beetles this summer, expect a bear market by November. You heard it here first.
    Jul 18 08:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • VXX Outlook For July [View article]
    I agree with curley. I was either shorting VXX or going long XIV with consistent good result until a few months ago when my trades became much more difficult to achieve even a small profit, and easy to incur a loss. I won't get back into that scene without a major change in market sentiment. When I see someone advocate a position based upon calendar history, I become very cautious.
    Jun 30 02:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Latent Rates Of Revenue Growth [View article]
    Probably it will go up
    Jun 29 02:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Chasing Yield Is Actually Looking For Disaster [View article]
    Boy, did this article bring out responses. I didnt have time to read them all, but it seems like a good time to invest in REITs now in the business cycle when the share price is fairly low. I bought NLY when it was 16; at 11 it is a better buy now and has a 10% yield. I still think I'm ahead in the long run; I won't sell it for (perhaps) decades, and my total income over 10 years is still greater than having bought ATT, KO and such. The person who said that the problem in the example was overspending is spot on.
    Jun 20 08:59 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Annaly Is In My Retirement Portfolio [View article]
    Still have not climbed out of the hole yet on this one, but will continue to hold thinking it may get into the 13's eventually. However, dividends have brought it much closer to the profit side. As long as management seems to be doing the right stuff, it is a hold. And on dips, a buy.
    Jun 12 11:13 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stellar Biotechnologies: Low Risk Biotech Provider With Significant Upside [View article]
    There has been no insider buying or selling for the past two years. And, almost no institutional buying - one holding a 15K stake. An interesting article, but a large risk.
    Mar 30 05:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • To Trade A Volatility ETP Or Not To Trade A Volatility ETP? [View article]
    So, if VXX loses value over time, wouldn't this make it an excellent choice for a short?
    Feb 28 08:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Contango Unchained: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The VIX [View article]
    Check the futures prices. I use barcharts. com. VIY00 is cash, VI_14 where _ is the letter of the future month. Right now its in contango.
    Feb 9 01:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The XIV: When A 'Sure Thing' Goes Bad [View article]
    The VIX (VXX) wasnt calm yesterday. How much more it will spike (if any) is anybody's guess.
    Jan 25 10:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • American Eagles to get a refresh [View news story]
    American Eagle is why I fly United! I hope they upgrade those puddle jumpers.
    Jan 6 12:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An 8.2% Yielding Safer Alternative To Annaly Capital [View article]
    dendv I checked ARRPRB and found the dividend (interest?) has dropped to 0.05c this month with a projected yield of about 3%
    Jan 2 03:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment