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  • investors_liberation_movement by investors_liberation_movement 1 minute 13 seconds ago Flag

    so far announced state-run Electricity Institute (ICE) due to heavy rains that have kept hydroelectric
    plants going strong helped by wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal energy.
    This reliance on renewables has prompted the country to lower electricity rates by 12 percent.
    ICE predicts that rates will continue to drop for Costa Rican customers in the second quarter.

    In 2009, Costa Rica announced its goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2021. Costa Rica already gets
    88 % of its total electricity from renewable sources. Hydroelectric supplies 68 %, geothermal 15 %, and
    wind 5 % with solar and biomass contributing slightly.

    Costa Rica’s reliance on hydroelectricity makes it vulnerable to climate change however.
    The Legislative Assembly has approved a $958 million geothermal project and will get help paying
    for it from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency and European Investment Bank.
    In 2012, ICE announced that it would be developing 100 megawatts worth of wind farms and
    40 megawatts worth of small-scale hydroelectric plants through 2015.
    Part of the reason why Costa Rica can devote so much funding to environmental issues
    is that the military was abolished in 1948. (ThinkProgress)

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • investors_liberation_movement by investors_liberation_movement 1 hour 27 minutes ago Flag

    a transfer of property that is made to swindle, hinder, or delay a creditor,
    or to put such property beyond the creditor's reach. (legal dictionary)

    When companies systematically pay out more than they earn,
    they're also potentially harming their creditors by leaving them with less security
    for their loans in the event something goes wrong.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • investors_liberation_movement by investors_liberation_movement 1 hour 30 minutes ago Flag

    Dividend Doctrine of Investors Liberation Movement
    Dividends can and should be paid ONLY when the company has nil debt,
    its business outlook is satisfactory, it has "surplus" cash defined as money it
    can't productively use in its business, and its stock price is too high to
    appropriately repurchase (meaning without making the remaining shares
    less valuable fundamentally). Any dividend declaration in violation of these
    four conditions is ipso facto NOT in the best interest of shareholders.
    If a dividend is paid, it should be done annually to save expense, occur when
    the company's cash hoard is most abundant, and timed in a manner to
    minimize the tax consequence to shareholders.
    REITs generally should not pay distributions exceeding the legally required
    minimum of 90% of taxable income following the same timing principles.

    Dividents are now being declared by many public companies whose shares are held
    by intermediary institutions on behalf of their unsophisticated holders for completely
    illegitimate reasons that the unsophisticated holders would never approve if they were
    aware of the damaging effects. That's why the First Iron Rule for independent investors
    and the slogan of Investors Liberation Movement is "Never buy mutual funds!"
    Someday, I hope that I.L.M. can approve mutual funds operated according to
    our doctrines because I realize that many ordinary people can't spend the time
    to personally manage their investments.
    /s/ William H. Brandt, Acting Chair

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • investors_liberation_movement by investors_liberation_movement 1 hour 33 minutes ago Flag

    so far announced state-run Electricity Institute (ICE) due to heavy rains that have kept hydroelectric
    plants going strong helped by wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal energy.
    This reliance on renewables has prompted the country to lower electricity rates by 12 percent.
    ICE predicts that rates will continue to drop for Costa Rican customers in the second quarter.

    In 2009, Costa Rica announced its goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2021. Costa Rica already gets
    88 % of its total electricity from renewable sources. Hydroelectric supplies 68 %, geothermal 15 %, and
    wind 5 % with solar and biomass contributing slightly.

    Costa Rica’s reliance on hydroelectricity makes it vulnerable to climate change however.
    The Legislative Assembly has approved a $958 million geothermal project and will get help paying
    for it from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency and European Investment Bank.
    In 2012, ICE announced that it would be developing 100 megawatts worth of wind farms and
    40 megawatts worth of small-scale hydroelectric plants through 2015.
    Part of the reason why Costa Rica can devote so much funding to environmental issues
    is that the military was abolished in 1948. (ThinkProgress)

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • investors_liberation_movement investors_liberation_movement 1 hour 54 minutes ago Flag

    The Topic calculation was only "hypothetical" for illustration purposes.
    However, everybody should use its general methodology to decide whether
    home-solar makes economic as well as environmental sense.

    An additional refinement would be to consider whether your annual utility bill
    is likely to increase in coming years.
    You want to wait hoping for a lower cost on home-solar to make installation
    more competitive with your present utility, However, don't forget that tax credit!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • investors_liberation_movement by investors_liberation_movement 2 hours 26 minutes ago Flag

    Suppose your quote is $30,000 all-inclusive for a financed-to-own system
    which is a ballpark-figure I've seen mentioned recently.
    Further suppose your total annual electric bill last year was $3,000.

    Thinking of it as an investment, you'd be earning 10%
    assuming your bill would be negligible after installation.

    The tax credit reduces your after-tax cost 30% to $21,000.

    Seeing Home Depot's prices for Grape Solar, I reckon you might be able
    to do the improvement using some of your own labor and self-financing
    for less than $18,000 or about $12,000 after-tax.

    Figure some reasonable depreciation.
    Your home-solar investment could yield over 25%. Shop around!
    Professional builders usually get 10% discounts from supply stores.
    Spring and summer are the ideal seasons for outdoor home-improvements
    in northern latitudes, so start planning soon.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • investors_liberation_movement by investors_liberation_movement 2 hours 30 minutes ago Flag

    a transfer of property that is made to swindle, hinder, or delay a creditor,
    or to put such property beyond the creditor's reach. (legal dictionary)

    When companies systematically pay out more than they earn,
    they're also potentially harming their creditors by leaving them with less security
    for their loans in the event something goes wrong.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • investors_liberation_movement by investors_liberation_movement 2 hours 31 minutes ago Flag

    Dividend Doctrine of Investors Liberation Movement
    Dividends can and should be paid ONLY when the company has nil debt,
    its business outlook is satisfactory, it has "surplus" cash defined as money it
    can't productively use in its business, and its stock price is too high to
    appropriately repurchase (meaning without making the remaining shares
    less valuable fundamentally). Any dividend declaration in violation of these
    four conditions is ipso facto NOT in the best interest of shareholders.
    If a dividend is paid, it should be done annually to save expense, occur when
    the company's cash hoard is most abundant, and timed in a manner to
    minimize the tax consequence to shareholders.
    REITs generally should not pay distributions exceeding the legally required
    minimum of 90% of taxable income following the same timing principles.

    Dividents are now being declared by many public companies whose shares are held
    by intermediary institutions on behalf of their unsophisticated holders for completely
    illegitimate reasons that the unsophisticated holders would never approve if they were
    aware of the damaging effects. That's why the First Iron Rule for independent investors
    and the slogan of Investors Liberation Movement is "Never buy mutual funds!"
    Someday, I hope that I.L.M. can approve mutual funds operated according to
    our doctrines because I realize that many ordinary people can't spend the time
    to personally manage their investments.
    /s/ William H. Brandt, Acting Chair

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • investors_liberation_movement by investors_liberation_movement 2 hours 35 minutes ago Flag

    so far announced state-run Electricity Institute (ICE) due to heavy rains that have kept hydroelectric
    plants going strong helped by wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal energy.
    This reliance on renewables has prompted the country to lower electricity rates by 12 percent.
    ICE predicts that rates will continue to drop for Costa Rican customers in the second quarter.

    In 2009, Costa Rica announced its goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2021. Costa Rica already gets
    88 % of its total electricity from renewable sources. Hydroelectric supplies 68 %, geothermal 15 %, and
    wind 5 % with solar and biomass contributing slightly.

    Costa Rica’s reliance on hydroelectricity makes it vulnerable to climate change however.
    The Legislative Assembly has approved a $958 million geothermal project and will get help paying
    for it from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency and European Investment Bank.
    In 2012, ICE announced that it would be developing 100 megawatts worth of wind farms and
    40 megawatts worth of small-scale hydroelectric plants through 2015.
    Part of the reason why Costa Rica can devote so much funding to environmental issues
    is that the military was abolished in 1948. (ThinkProgress)

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • investors_liberation_movement by investors_liberation_movement 3 hours ago Flag

    Suppose your quote is $30,000 all-inclusive for a financed-to-own system
    which is a ballpark-figure I've seen mentioned recently.
    Further suppose your total annual electric bill last year was $3,000.

    Thinking of it as an investment, you'd be earning 10%
    assuming your bill would be negligible after installation.

    The tax credit reduces your after-tax cost 30% to $21,000.

    Seeing Home Depot's prices for Grape Solar, I reckon you might be able
    to do the improvement using some of your own labor and self-financing
    for less than $18,000 or about $12,000 after-tax.

    Figure some reasonable depreciation.
    Your home-solar investment could yield over 25%. Shop around!
    Professional builders usually get 10% discounts from supply stores.
    Spring and summer are the ideal seasons for outdoor home-improvements
    in northern latitudes, so start planning soon.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • investors_liberation_movement by investors_liberation_movement 3 hours ago Flag

    so far announced state-run Electricity Institute (ICE) due to heavy rains that have kept hydroelectric
    plants going strong helped by wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal energy.
    This reliance on renewables has prompted the country to lower electricity rates by 12 percent.
    ICE predicts that rates will continue to drop for Costa Rican customers in the second quarter.

    In 2009, Costa Rica announced its goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2021. Costa Rica already gets
    88 % of its total electricity from renewable sources. Hydroelectric supplies 68 %, geothermal 15 %, and
    wind 5 % with solar and biomass contributing slightly.

    Costa Rica’s reliance on hydroelectricity makes it vulnerable to climate change however.
    The Legislative Assembly has approved a $958 million geothermal project and will get help paying
    for it from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency and European Investment Bank.
    In 2012, ICE announced that it would be developing 100 megawatts worth of wind farms and
    40 megawatts worth of small-scale hydroelectric plants through 2015.
    Part of the reason why Costa Rica can devote so much funding to environmental issues
    is that the military was abolished in 1948. (ThinkProgress)

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • investors_liberation_movement by investors_liberation_movement 4 hours ago Flag

    Dividend Doctrine of Investors Liberation Movement
    Dividends can and should be paid ONLY when the company has nil debt,
    its business outlook is satisfactory, it has "surplus" cash defined as money it
    can't productively use in its business, and its stock price is too high to
    appropriately repurchase (meaning without making the remaining shares
    less valuable fundamentally). Any dividend declaration in violation of these
    four conditions is ipso facto NOT in the best interest of shareholders.
    If a dividend is paid, it should be done annually to save expense, occur when
    the company's cash hoard is most abundant, and timed in a manner to
    minimize the tax consequence to shareholders.
    REITs generally should not pay distributions exceeding the legally required
    minimum of 90% of taxable income following the same timing principles.

    Dividents are now being declared by many public companies whose shares are held
    by intermediary institutions on behalf of their unsophisticated holders for completely
    illegitimate reasons that the unsophisticated holders would never approve if they were
    aware of the damaging effects. That's why the First Iron Rule for independent investors
    and the slogan of Investors Liberation Movement is "Never buy mutual funds!"
    Someday, I hope that I.L.M. can approve mutual funds operated according to
    our doctrines because I realize that many ordinary people can't spend the time
    to personally manage their investments.
    /s/ William H. Brandt, Acting Chair

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • investors_liberation_movement by investors_liberation_movement 4 hours ago Flag

    a transfer of property that is made to swindle, hinder, or delay a creditor,
    or to put such property beyond the creditor's reach. (legal dictionary)

    When companies systematically pay out more than they earn,
    they're also potentially harming their creditors by leaving them with less security
    for their loans in the event something goes wrong.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • investors_liberation_movement by investors_liberation_movement 4 hours ago Flag

    Must read article in Scientific American, November 2014, pp. 67-71 by David Biello.
    The gist is that rooftop solar power is a growing trend, particularly in sunny locales,
    big enough to threaten electric utilities.
    The implication for investors is that such stocks should be SOLD!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • investors_liberation_movement by investors_liberation_movement 4 hours ago Flag

    so far announced state-run Electricity Institute (ICE) due to heavy rains that have kept hydroelectric
    plants going strong helped by wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal energy.
    This reliance on renewables has prompted the country to lower electricity rates by 12 percent.
    ICE predicts that rates will continue to drop for Costa Rican customers in the second quarter.

    In 2009, Costa Rica announced its goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2021. Costa Rica already gets
    88 % of its total electricity from renewable sources. Hydroelectric supplies 68 %, geothermal 15 %, and
    wind 5 % with solar and biomass contributing slightly.

    Costa Rica’s reliance on hydroelectricity makes it vulnerable to climate change however.
    The Legislative Assembly has approved a $958 million geothermal project and will get help paying
    for it from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency and European Investment Bank.
    In 2012, ICE announced that it would be developing 100 megawatts worth of wind farms and
    40 megawatts worth of small-scale hydroelectric plants through 2015.
    Part of the reason why Costa Rica can devote so much funding to environmental issues
    is that the military was abolished in 1948. (ThinkProgress)

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • investors_liberation_movement by investors_liberation_movement 5 hours ago Flag

    the only nuclear power generation site in Connecticut and the only multi-unit nuclear plant in New England.
    It is located at a former quarry (from which it takes its name) in Waterford. Of the three reactors built here,
    units two and three are still operating at a combined output rating of 2020 MWe. In terms of generating
    capacity, Millstone is the largest electrical generating facility in New England, and the plant contains the
    second (unit 3) and third (unit 2) largest individual generating units on the New England electrical grid.

    Millstone Units 2 and 3 were sold to Dominion by Northeast Utilities in 2000.

    On November 28, 2005, after a 22-month application and evaluation process,
    Millstone was granted a 20-year license extension to both units 2 and 3 by the NRC.
    (Read more at Wikipedia.)

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • investors_liberation_movement by investors_liberation_movement 5 hours ago Flag

    Suppose your quote is $30,000 all-inclusive for a financed-to-own system
    which is a ballpark-figure I've seen mentioned recently.
    Further suppose your total annual electric bill last year was $3,000.

    Thinking of it as an investment, you'd be earning 10%
    assuming your bill would be negligible after installation.

    The tax credit reduces your after-tax cost 30% to $21,000.

    Seeing Home Depot's prices for Grape Solar, I reckon you might be able
    to do the improvement using some of your own labor and self-financing
    for less than $18,000 or about $12,000 after-tax.

    Figure some reasonable depreciation.
    Your home-solar investment could yield over 25%. Shop around!
    Professional builders usually get 10% discounts from supply stores.
    Spring and summer are the ideal seasons for outdoor home-improvements
    in northern latitudes, so start planning soon.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • investors_liberation_movement by investors_liberation_movement 5 hours ago Flag

    so far announced state-run Electricity Institute (ICE) due to heavy rains that have kept hydroelectric
    plants going strong helped by wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal energy.
    This reliance on renewables has prompted the country to lower electricity rates by 12 percent.
    ICE predicts that rates will continue to drop for Costa Rican customers in the second quarter.

    In 2009, Costa Rica announced its goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2021. Costa Rica already gets
    88 % of its total electricity from renewable sources. Hydroelectric supplies 68 %, geothermal 15 %, and
    wind 5 % with solar and biomass contributing slightly.

    Costa Rica’s reliance on hydroelectricity makes it vulnerable to climate change however.
    The Legislative Assembly has approved a $958 million geothermal project and will get help paying
    for it from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency and European Investment Bank.
    In 2012, ICE announced that it would be developing 100 megawatts worth of wind farms and
    40 megawatts worth of small-scale hydroelectric plants through 2015.
    Part of the reason why Costa Rica can devote so much funding to environmental issues
    is that the military was abolished in 1948. (ThinkProgress)

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Kemper Project

    by whbuncensored Mar 19, 2015 1:34 PM
    investors_liberation_movement investors_liberation_movement 7 hours ago Flag

    You meant "the poor folks in Mississippi" who don't install rooftop-solar this year.

    Kemper began at a time when rooftop solar wasn't foreseen as a viable option.
    Stop throwing good money after bad!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • investors_liberation_movement by investors_liberation_movement 7 hours ago Flag

    Worldwide there have been 99 accidents at nuclear power plants.
    Fifty-seven accidents have occurred since the Chernobyl disaster, and 57% (56 out of 99)
    of all nuclear-related accidents have occurred in the USA. (Read more at Wikipedia.)

    Sentiment: Strong Sell