jr.....you are getting WAY too technical. And take a breather. Relax.
When opposite basic principles are clearly and openly defined, it works to the advantage of the rational side; when they are not clearly defined, but are hidden or evaded, it works to the advantage of the irrational side.” Is the " rational side" on the far 'right' and is the "irrational side" the liberals ? ...... I thought so. Another thing. I'm a registered INDEPENDENT. Am I rational or irrational ? Or semi rational ? I look frwd to your response. Quasi irrational ?
he could easily. With 47% of the populace on food stamps and or SSI assistance, this AUTOMATICALLY guarantees him the plurality. Wasn't that the plan in the first place ?
I'm not an expert but my opinion is as follows: since All commodities are down for the last two months and were stable and even increasing in price before then, it becomes part of a cycle. This is obviously the downward part of the cycle and I think it will pick up and go in the positive direction once the pendulum swings back in a couple of months. Then maybe it will be the financials (or some other business) that will be effected by a cycle and it would be their "turn in the barrel". The dividend is safe since reducing it would be suicide for the bod. It can be supported with their present income and even a little lower income. I don't see an increase in the dividend for three or four years.
great dividend and my broker (20 years with him ) knows something about investing. He's very conservative. Between him and me, I did ( some decisions were mine ) not make millions but a few thousand. Very modest overall outcome.
apax, please try to "suck it up". Whiners on this board are not supported. You're either an investor, or a trader. Both are risk takers. And HOLD's like me don't jump off of one stair without a parachute. HOLDS take no risk but are lacking in enthusiasm.
grimmy. I appreciate that you are buying staples but I need you purchase some big ticket items so as to support and increase the stock price. How about a couple of big screen TV's ? Winter coats for the kids? I-pods for everyone in the family. Fill up the gas tanks with premium. Skis. You'll need two. Don't forget the boots. Gloves, jock strap, goggles etc. Golf clubs.....Make sure they have fourteen in the bag. You don't ski ? Don't play golf ? Buy these items anyway.... increase the stock price. Toilet paper by a container load. etc., etc. Grimmikins will probably order three rolls of toilet paper from you.
There always seems to be a runup before announcements. If the analysts miss again as they always do, then the stock price will go down. If they got stupid and missed on the other side , then IBM will "beat estimates" !!!! Wow !!!