The illusion of no inflation is largely the result of low gasoline prices. If you look at costs of food, housing, insurance, clothing, really most consumer goods, there is significant inflation just masked by low commodity prices. Once oil and other commodity prices normalize the real inflation will become painfully obvious. Add to that wage pressure ($15 minimum wage for fast food workers, really?) and near full employment at least in skilled jobs, and the Fed won't have any choice but to raise rates to contain inflation. I believe that rates can go higher faster than most people seem to believe at this time. The only counterforce is the high level of federal debt which increasing interest rates will increase the cost of debt service, so there is some incentive not to raise too much.
I think what he's implying is that even though the dividend reduction may be mostly priced in, is it ever fully priced in? When a cut is actually announced the stock price may still take a hit, because there are some who don't follow the details everyday and to whom it may come as a surprise when they hear it, so they sell and there is a stock price hit. In which case, there would be an even better buying opportunity.
I imagine that their ad revenue is impacted positively by more posts, regardless of the validity of the posts, so they have no incentive to limit anything. The more the better, for them.
SWHC & RGR look to be reasonably priced, both under 11 P/E. SWHC in deal with GD, may have a chance in military's new handgun plans to replace the Beretta. Any disaster event or Hillary confirming presidential candidacy could boost sales significantly. And RGR pays a dividend. Lots of demand for ammo currently, haven't checked OLN in a while to see what's happening there. Everytime I go to the range, its crowded, and most shooters are bringing multiple guns. Lots of wives, girlfriends, and kids too which is encouraging.
Aside from the unnecessary name calling, I think that is legitimate question for you. Would YOU want to drive around that city at night? Walk around at night? Why not?
Please add me to your list, still have my 4000 shares and hoping for the best at this point. firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks.
Nah, more dumb than gutsy. I just kept thinking, it can't get any lower than this...now I can't bear to sell and lock in the loss, just keep hoping for a turnaround...meanwhile, I put some of my mothers account into boring blue chip dividend stocks, and they're up over 30%. Seems like all my life lessons have been expensive.
<I certainly would have opted out of both programs and saved and invested the thousands of $ that have been confiscated from me (with held)>
With hindsight we can say that now, but would you have really, when you were 21?
Since it was 2/9 last year, some people assume that it will be the same date last year. Others look at the CIM website and fail to see that it was 2/9/2011, and this is 2/9/2012...The rest don't even bother to look it up, they just assume all the other people are right and then wonder why....
Most of the intelligent life on this board is probably out doing something productive instead of sitting in front of a computer all day making condescending remarks about fellow posters.
I seem to remember Homeland Security being created during a recent Republican regime...don't think you can lay this one on BO.