whether artsbest and goingupordown56 are alternative names for the same poster ... or just lovers.
In any case, HOG continues to defy the doomsday predictions ... artsbest has proved in earlier posts to have ZERO comprehension of mathematics (search for my earlier responses to her/his idiocy). If someone thinks this stock is going to tank ... by all means SHORT it big time. The more intelligent investors will profit from your folly when you need to cover.
artsbest ... as I said, stick to art. You obviously know nothing about math. An average 11% growth per year for 5 years is a growth of about 68.5% for the entire period --- NOT 150%. For the record, the DJIA as grown at an annualized rate of 15.9% (up total of 109.2%) since 27 March 2009, the S&P 500 at 17.8% (up total of 126.6%), and the Nasdaq composite at 21.9% (up total of 168.7%). All those much better than the 11% historical average.
So, if as you said 'my head is up my behind,' it is at least much more capable of understanding numbers than yours is ... regardless where you have it stuck. However, ignore the numbers and I repeat: put all your money into short positions.
artsbest ... Very appropriate screen name for you. Stick to art since it is clear that you do not have the analytic capacity to succeed in anything logical.
As for the Fed, you are correct (at least I think this was your extremely crude implication) that its interest rate policies have helped the market. However, as it has eased back on purchases the downward effect has been ephemeral and the market will continue to rise.
The stock market has on average has gained about 11% per year over decades. Interest rates have been high and low. If you really think there is a good chance the DJIA will drop to 6,000, the LOGICAL thing for you to do would be to put all your money into short positions. Please do so. We'll look for you on the street corner painting your 'art' beneath a sign saying 'please help.'
Well, assuming you really mean that BWLD is going south big time, please act on it. I recommend you put all your money (if you really have any) into a big short position in BWLD.
What's the saying? Desperate times call for desperate measures. Also, they labor under the clearly ridiculous illusion that something they post here will actually influence ANYTHING. BTW, same bull on a lot of boards.
So you keep saying. Closed at 64.98 today. How is your short position doing? Feeling the squeeze yet?
Hmmm. An much better idea would be to keep big business out of government. A good starting step would be to overturn the (not so) Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United. Another good step would to find a way to fund election campaigns WITHOUT financial contributions over some relatively low dollar amount so our those politicians who are supposed to represent the people actually represent all the PEOPLE instead of a few people with deep pockets. Another good step would be to enact or strengthen the ethics rules so lobbyists cannot buy votes with gifts. ... Now before the nasty comments start, I am an independent and the problems with money and our elected government cross all parties and the complete conservative to liberal continuum.
There are a lot of posts on various threads blasting Melissa Lee for 'bashing AAPL.' Frankly, I don't get it.
(1) If anyone is buying, not buying, selling, or not selling any security (including AAPL) based on the pontifications of any ANALyst - regardless of the person's media or employer, I respectfully suggest he/she find a different way to make such decisions. [Note the specific spelling of ANALyst.]
(2) Either Lee has an effect on AAPL's stock price or she does not. If she does not, as I would bet, then like any other barking dog, she is best ignored. IF she DOES have a negative effect on AAPL's stock price, and IF you think AAPL is a good buy (as I do), then be happy the price is temporarily going down since it represents an opportunity to buy at a lower price. ONLY if one has AAPL and is looking to sell - for whatever reason - should one care one whit what does the twit.
"wonder if aapl has the base to take legal action" - NO. Opinion is opinion. Now accusations of malfeasance would be different matter.
Possibly, just maybe(?), people come to this board thinking it is about PM - and are not all that interested in random other securities.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Proxy advisory firm Egan-Jones advised Apple Inc shareholders on Friday to reject activist investor Carl Icahn's demand that the iPhone maker expand its stock buyback program, a proposal that will be put to a vote this month.
"The board and management team have demonstrated a strong commitment to returning capital to shareholders over the past two years," the firm, the smallest of the three major proxy advisory outfits, said in a report obtained by Reuters on Friday.
My proxies already voted against.
rodentologist got carried away with her/his/its screen name - should have stopped with the first 6 letters.
Oh, my ... and yet YOU are reading the material and posting here! Guess either they are not as bad as you claim, or you cannot find anything better, or you are just spewing nonsense because it is all you know.
Uh, this will probably come as a big shock to you, but those ads (I don't like them either, but am capable of ignoring them) are what brings this material to you without you having to pay for it.
VERY interesting question. I don't personally have a good answer and will certainly be watching to see what others suggest. Of those mentioned thus far, my take is:
GLP - Perhaps worth a look. Yield is slightly more than MO, but I am somewhat chary of any company tied as closely to any commodity (oil in this case). Plus EPS somewhat erratic over last several years.
T - Not significantly larger than MO.
CLCT - I looked at the Value Line report on this one. Like GLP, the EPS history doesn't show the consistency I like to have in an investment.
YMMV. Please understand that no criticism is intended to those who supplied these suggestions. I sincerely appreciate them.
I like MO because it combines dividend yield with growth. I have been in MO for over 22 years, and it has returned over 17% per year (growth plus dividends). Not my best result, but good enough.