market jump today, but interest sensitive stocks take yet another hit.
Do think the talk of increases in interest rates is the poison pill vs
these stocks. My thoughts are that rates will stay close to zero, despite
the mulling about Janet Yellin going for rate increases; she will be very
reluctant to the one to pull the trigger after Paulson and Bernanke kept
kicking the can down the road. she will weigh how she will get the blame
for the market woes so studiously avoided by her (male) predecessors.
May well join the line of can kickers.
Why are you disparaging Haiti? When were you there? If you place Costa Rica someplace between Detroit and Haiti, then you are setting a pretty low bar for Costa Rica.
I'm not disputing the fact that tourists go to the nice areas and hotels, but Hawaii also has nice hotels, beaches, and national parks and they use a lot more electricity than the impoverished country of Costa Rica. There is no perhaps about it, they use less electricity because it is a poor country. Stop making up stuff that you can't back up.
All countries in Central America have some poverty (we even have a bit of it here in the US), but there is a lot less than most of the other Central American countries, and there are some very nice areas, especially along the Pacific Coast, with modern hotels, beautiful houses (lots of Americans and Europeans go there to retire), and excellent restaurants. Perhaps they use less electricity because with such nice climate, people spend a lot more time outside (surfing at the beach, or hiking in the fantastic parks), and less time surfing the Internet or watching the television. It isn't Detroit, but it isn't Haiti either. You need to get out more often.
I don't doubt that it has some beautiful places, a nice climate and a colorful history, but that doesn't hide the poverty and shanty towns where the tourists don't go. Even the original poster acknowledges their existence in other posts. There is a reason why the per capita use of electricity is only 13% of what Americans use. I don't have to visit Detroit to find out that it is a hell hole compared to the rest of Michigan.
Don't know if you have ever been to Costa Rica, but that is hardly how I would describe it. It is one of the world's oldest democracies, and in the 1940s, they even permanently abolished their army.
It has some of the best climate on the planet, and some of the most beautiful national parks. It has often been cited as a model of ecotourism, and is consistently rated as one of the World's Best Destinations in several categories. Before you make such absurd statements, you should perhaps visit the place.
You are So Right!!!!!!! I have owned Ed for 27 years. Great time to buy Ed is when the stock gets hammered. I have always made money on Ed long term.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Well "investors_liberated_movement" ... oops, I mean 'whbuncensored' are you going to give the OWNER of this "topic post" his CREDIT ... ya dope !
You can see what smart money managers think of your absurd dividend doctrine. They all increased their holdings of profitable utilities.
Sentiment: investors_bowel_movement is constipated
State Street 21,505,247 (7.34%) at Dec 31, 2014
Vanguard 17,058,190 (5.82)
BlackRock Institutional Trust 8,256,575 (2.82)
BlackRock Fund Advisors 6,425,333 (2.19)
Bank of New York Mellon 6,186,921 (2.11)
Invesco 4,538,947 (1.55)
Northern Trust 3,676,374 (1.26)
APG Asset Management 3,156,904 (1.08)
BlackRock Group 2,988,862 (1.02)
Geode Capital Management 2,316,778 (0.79)
The share of total electricity generation from renewable sources (other than hydropower)
is expected to rise from 6.7% in 2014 to 7.9% in 2016. (EIA)
Pathetically way too slow and unambitious!
When the name of a U.S. President is mentioned, usually one or two associated events
immediately come to mind which seem to define the historical legacy of that president
for better or worse. Examples: F.D. Roosevelt - Great Depression, World War II
Truman - A-Bombing Japan -- Eisenhower - Interstate Highways
Kennedy - Man on the Moon, Cuban Missile Crisis, Civil Rights
Johnson - Vietnam War -- Nixon - Watergate
Obama sorely needs something really GREAT to be favorably remembered throughout the ages.
That opportunity could be Renewable Energy! -- Carpe diem, Mr. President.
State Street 20,829,369 7.11%) at Sep 30, 2014
Vanguard Group 15,875,229 (5.42)
BlackRock Institutional Trust 8,099,748 (2.77)
Bank of New York Mellon 5,867,541 (2.00)
BlackRock Fund Advisors 5,022,870 (1.71)
Invesco 4,272,536 (1.46)
Northern Trust 3,596,196 (1.23)
APG Asset Management 3,273,785 (1.12)
BlackRock Group 2,786,123 (0.95)
Geode Capital Management 2,195,457 (0.75)
Never buy mutual funds!
These are Financial Vampires who violate our Dividend Doctrine.
Further replies from banshee aliases NOT wanted.
Sentiment: Strong Sell