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  • Capitalizing On Cannabis: Mountains Of Money Amassing For Marijuana Investment [View article]
    I am one who is not hoping big tobacco or alcohol will be allowed in early. Let the legal market develop with new money and new ideas along with those early risk takers who have sacrificed so much in time and tears. Too 'speculative'? Don't invest. The title of 'Big Marijuana' should go to the socially responsible groundbreakers with the business acumen to make it work.
    Jan 26 10:18 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Continues To Innovate [View article]
    Why not add new information and show your brilliance?
    Sep 20 06:23 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Portfolio Strategy For An Inflationary Environment [View article]
    Ben, my compliments on a fine article. I truly enjoyed it and the discussion that followed. As a novice investor I have only recently started thinking about inflation as something to factor in and you provided a straightforward, understandable article. Look forward to reading more from you.
    Mar 14 09:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Better, Low Risk Strategy To Beat The Market [View article]
    Would the two etf's be equal in dollar amount on November 1?
    Jan 22 09:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • $UAN CVR Has Emissions At Coffeyville, Kansas, Site, Filing Shows  [View instapost]
    Limited information in the link but as someone with an environmental compliance background, this looks to be a release to air that could result in fines of several tens of thousands of dollars (v. millions for a spill to a waterway/land contamination). Staff will be busy figuring out how to prevent a reoccurence. Failure to report the release would be worse.
    Jan 21 04:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Quick Facts About The Upcoming Conoco Phillips Spin-Off [View article]
    xclnt!
    Apr 24 07:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Adding A Dash Of Financials To My Brazil ETF [View article]
    The year end cap gains and div for an 11.1% return (on my cost) was good to have after a down year. Looking forward to World Cup.
    Mar 5 09:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fertilizer Partnerships Offer Enticing High-Yield Income [View article]
    OK- last unsolicited plug...I really had to think hard about another newsletter after my experience with two others prior to yours. With those I felt nothing but pressure and increased anxiety brought on by information I simply did not understand or could not readily act upon. I lost money with those first two from day one. The information in DL allows me to learn as I go (hedging/options) and be more comfortable with my decisions (buy/sell). As for results, I have tracked each decision I have made based on what you have published and I have more than covered the annual cost in a very short amount of time. Very pleased so far so keep at it!
    Feb 5 05:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Fertilizer Partnerships Offer Enticing High-Yield Income [View article]
    One thing I like about DividendLab (and it 'precursor') is that ideas like energy byproduct to fertilizer get early thorough treatment enabling a smaller investor like me to have the confidence to jump in. I suspect RNF will behave like UAN did in its early months and that there will be opportunity to add to what I have at a lower price regardless of what the overall market does. Near term, I am looking to sell puts on RNF just like I did with UAN to either pick up more shares or earn money. That said, RNF seems reasonably priced today for the longer term.
    Feb 5 02:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 11.29.11 Stonemor Partners (STON) B rating on Watch Negative [View instapost]
    David, that is so good to know about the holdings...thx!
    Dec 1 09:32 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 11.29.11 Stonemor Partners (STON) B rating on Watch Negative [View instapost]
    Hi Todd, I figured that. My knee jerk rxn not too long ago would have been to by another round at 13% less. I am more thoughtful now and am looking into it myself. It is why I don't want ANY holding to be much more that 2-3%, and why I have way more individual holdings that people tell me I should at this point. Still learning as I go.
    Nov 30 10:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 11.29.11 Stonemor Partners (STON) B rating on Watch Negative [View instapost]
    saw that. any insight as to opportunity or not?
    Nov 30 12:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dominion Resources Black Warrior Trust: Pays A High Dividend Like A REIT, Yet More Like A Stock [View article]
    The article is a bit confusing to me in that you provide the Yahoo! business summary that reads like a natural gas play then in your opinion you talk about coal as a staple and clean coal technology as an upside. Thank you for bringing DOM to my attention. Look forward to learning more about it.
    Nov 28 06:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T And T-Mobile Aftermath: Winners And Losers [View article]
    Todd,

    As always I appreciate your willingness to not mince words throughout your articles. I really had to think about T given the years of lousy coverage and dissatisfaction constantly expressed by family members who forced me to move them over to VZ. I am the only T subscriber due to having a work phone and sometimes have to borrow a (VZ) phone. What finally did it was the dividend (and the sense that is was 'secure' based on several opinions) and Uverse which we switched to from Comcast. Jury is still out on that but at least I am not getting hosed on monthly fees. Normally I am data driven but somehow when it comes to services like these, anecdotal evidence holds more weight. Keeping a tight watch on T since management may have cost us all a dividend increase.
    Nov 27 03:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Van Kampen Municipal Trust: A Closed-End Fund With Minimal Market Correlation [View article]
    I would put my NPM and NXR up against VKL or EIM any day. NXR is intermediate and unleveraged (v. long for the others). My Nuveen CA tax exempt CEFs have done well too. Not worried about interest rates next year. I must have gotten lucky on the timing of the buys...would like more but they seem expensive relative to my entry point.
    Nov 26 08:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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