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  • U.S. Oil Tells A Tale Of Futures Past [View article]
    Oil has not bottomed. We have a long way to go before you see $80 barrel, much less $100. The only thing that would cause a big change now would be for the US to allow exporting oil on the world market.
    Dec 16, 2014. 04:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Flight To Quality: 5 New Dividend REIT Challengers [View article]
    APTS looks interesting for a retired investor seeking income. But, ya gotta be sure you want it for the long term, the bid-ask spread looks pretty bad.
    Dec 2, 2014. 09:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens When Solar Costs Go Below Fossil Fuels? [View article]
    Not a long term investment. Speculation and lucky timing might net profits, but it is too risky for the average investor. Consider: Weeks of cloud cover in the Northwest and East coast, 10 to 15 hours of darkness every 24 hours. These require expensive storage batteries for stand alone installations. It never will be a major solution without a significant invention to improve efficiency by a large percentage.
    Nov 12, 2014. 09:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Stay Away From American Capital Agency! [View article]
    Waaaay off base. 1. I'm long AGNC, NLY and MTGE. 2. I recently bought more AGNC. 3. I'm not selling, so no loss. 4. Where else are you going to get this kind of income. Not bonds! Not preferreds. Certainly not blue chips. With increasing interest rates on the horizon, I would think that the spread (and consequently, the profit) would be more likely. I'm no expert, please tell me if this thinking is wrong. Finally, you imply the technicals may favor an increase in price. Why?
    Oct 31, 2014. 08:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay Hoopla Shows We Have Hit Peak Apple [View article]
    No response to all these comments, Dana?
    Oct 21, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 07:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment