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  • Apple Pay Hoopla Shows We Have Hit Peak Apple [View article]
    No response to all these comments, Dana?
    Oct 21 04:13 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors loses battle in Michigan [View news story]
    Every GM car I have ever owned was a POS. Never again. This bill will protect the interests of Detroit manufacturers at the expense of non-traditional companies. The consumer will be the loser.
    Oct 21 03:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric: Even The Darkest Of Clouds Have Silver Linings [View article]
    GE isn't recognized by the market as a strong buy, or even a buy. It can be the best stock out there but if investors don't see it that way, it isnt going to rise in price. I hate being right on a company but wrong on a stock. Right now I'm holding two of those. I don't want another. Even though I think GE is a great company, the market doesn't agree.
    Oct 21 10:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons The Oil Sector Is Due For A Big Rebound [View article]
    it's too early - wait until the big boys are in the 70's. Then you can steal them.
    Oct 16 12:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Time To Sell? [View article]
    Love this stock. Selling calls every week and making far more than the dividend. As long as it stays in a trading range!
    Oct 16 12:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Annaly: Understanding Interest Rates [View article]
    Those of us who bought at 15 are not going anywhere for awhile.
    Oct 14 01:54 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Signs That Apple's Next Breakout May Be Its Last [View article]
    Oh, I get it. The article was supposed to be humorous.
    Oct 10 12:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Dividend Growth Portfolio For New Investors And Retirees Yielding 5.6%: Portfolio #2 UPDATED [View article]
    Please, billinsd, share your ideas of safer choices with the same 11% + yield. I would greatly appreciate knowing about even one or two safer choices with that yield
    Sep 29 02:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Dividend Growth Portfolio For New Investors And Retirees Yielding 5.2%: Portfolio #2 [View article]
    I understand the fear of investing in REITs, but I experienced losing (at current prices) capital of 27% of this part of my portfolio, that I invested in AGNC, NLY and MTGE three years ago. In retrospect, perhaps not the wisest purchase. Maybe. But, I have no intention of selling, so I have no realized loss. I'm earning 8.3% on my original investment today, but was earning over 13% initially. If I invested in your original portfolio, I would be earning slightly more than half of my current dividends, and considerably less than that three years ago. I will earn more than I lost (on paper) by hold indefinitely. The REITs have taken their losses already, the blue chips are more likely to suffer greater losses in a future market downturn. I applaud your decision to add AGNC, and at these prices it makes sense to initiate a substantially greater position in high quality REITs.
    Sep 23 04:49 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Deeply Undervalued Gold Stocks' Young Upleg Remains Intact [View article]
    GDX has definitely broken the support line. Even if your long term view is correct, I think the price will continue to drop at least for the near term, especially given the stronger dollar. Wait and see for me.
    Sep 22 09:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In The Next Correction, Will You Be A Winner Or A Loser? [View article]
    Thanks to all the replies to my comment on bonds. It is particularly annoying to me, as a retired investor, that the typical advice for me is 50% or more should be invested in bonds, when the real return and the outlook for the future for this recommendation is so dim. This isn't 1980. So, what to do? I wish I knew. For the moment, blue chip dividend payers. In the last two major bear markets it was buy and hold. But now the IRS forces me to sell a percentage every year (IRA and over 70yo), and this market doesn't leave me with a lot of good choices.
    Sep 18 07:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In The Next Correction, Will You Be A Winner Or A Loser? [View article]
    The general advice which is to invest in bonds for a portion of your portfolio is the standard advice for the older investor. However, with bond yields at or near an all-time low, why do you advise a portfolio consisting of a significant percentage of bonds when bond prices will very likely be hit with rising interest rates. To me that sounds like a double hit will happen in the future - dropping stock prices AND dropping bond prices because of increasing interest rates. And, before you suggest buying individual short term bonds, the real return on these is already negative - given yields that are less than inflation. For bond funds, the outlook is even worse because of fees of 1/2% or more. Bond prices have increased for the past several years as interest rates dropped; I fee that ride is over. That leaves the investor with two unappealing choices - the safety of cash, or the risky alternative of shorting stocks. Neither choice looks very appealing IMO.
    Sep 17 09:00 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If Annaly Is For Suckers, I Plead Guilty [View article]
    I'm guilty of buying when the price was higher than it is now. If someone can forecast the stock price two years ahead, then please tell me how it is done. I'm also guilty of collecting a fat dividend payment every quarter. It may be years before the stock price is over $16, but I can't find too many other quality companies that earn 7% on my original investment. Or 10% if you buy it now.
    Sep 6 10:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Recent Buy: General Electric [View article]
    Nothing to do with the stock, but I'm sorry GE is selling the appliance business. In my experience, the major appliances offer excellent value for what you pay. Not so with Electrolux. The name GE is worth a great deal to the consumer.
    Sep 6 09:30 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Utility Stocks And Rising Interest Rates [View article]
    It would be interesting to know if the debt level of the utilities in the period prior to 1965 is about the same as levels currently borrowed by the average utility. Also, as you point out, investor uncertainty is a major factor in the UI as seen in 1973-74, since utility stocks were halved during that period. Your conclusion is slightly reassuring, except we need to remember that the current level of interest has not been seen by practically all investors in their lifetime. Any kind of interest spike is liable to create a panic in utility investors
    Sep 6 08:46 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment