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Sun Apr 13

Blog Comment

rd80 commented on TMFJMo's blog post. 8:48 PM

Your Portfolio Versus a Bunch of Stocks You Own

I like to think of the portfolio as a team and the holdings as the players.  Just like a team is made up of people with different skills, a portfolio is made up of things with different characteristics.

Fri Mar 28

Blog Comment

rd80 commented on rd80's blog post. 9:43 AM

A Raise Sent by Stagecoach

Agree on C.  I owned some for a while thinking it was a turnaround story.  Bailed when Pandit left. Fortunately, that didn't cost me too much.

Cramer was speculating/advising that they should do a big


Thu Mar 27

Blog Post

rd80 added a blog post. 11:06 PM

A Raise Sent by Stagecoach

Twenty of the twenty-five banks required to play in the Fed's Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review, more commonly known as stress tests, had their [more]

Tue Mar 25

Blog Post

rd80 added a blog post. 8:57 AM

American Diabetes Association Alert Day

Today is the American Diabetes Association's Alert Day, an annual push to increase diabetes awareness.According to the [more]

Thu Mar 20

Article Comment

rd80 commented on an article. 10:02 PM

What Do We Make Of AT&T's Dividend?

I like the article, but the free-cash flow and dividend payout also needs to consider share count. AT&T has an active share buyback program that is reducing shares. T started 2014 with about 7% fewer shares than at the start of


Wed Mar 19

Blog Comment

rd80 commented on awallejr's blog post. 10:41 PM

Aunt Janet Blew It

I saw the coverage of the 'maybe six months or so after tapering ends.'   She didn't say when the tapering would end.

Maybe that means something, probably not.   But, sometimes what they


Mon Mar 3


Boards Post

rd80 replied to the Randomness board. 8:15 PM

Re: A Warmer State of Mind

Same title as above, different take. Still qualifies for that warmer state of mind thing.



Boards Post

rd80 posted to the Randomness board. 8:10 PM

A Warmer State of Mind

It's cold outside, maybe this will help bring an end to winter.



Boards Post

rd80 replied to the Randomness board. 7:58 PM

Re: Pythagorean Theorm

If Pythagorus was right, I can't have much soul left.


Boards Post

rd80 replied to the Randomness board. 7:56 PM

Re: You Know You're Getting Old When...

... you're one of the instigators of 'sliderule day' at work because lots of your coworkers have never seen one.

Fri Feb 28

Blog Comment

rd80 commented on blesto's blog post. 9:22 PM

Wolves Of Wall Street

Or opened bitcoin exchanges.

Tue Feb 11

Blog Comment

rd80 commented on afewgoodstocks14's blog post. 2:10 PM

Test - first post

If you want to throw an etf in the mix, take a look at VIG.

Sun Feb 9

Blog Post

rd80 added a blog post. 7:54 PM

Magellan Midstream Hits a New High

New 52-week highs have been rare lately, at least in my portfolio.  But Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP) issued a solid earnings report on Wed that include higher cash distribution growth targets.  MMP rallied on the news [more]

Thu Feb 6

Blog Comment

rd80 commented on valunvesthere's blog post. 10:16 PM

Which Online Discount Brokerage(s) do you use? And Why?

Wells Fargo's WellsTrade

Not sure about initial funding.  When I opened the account, it was no fee with 100 free trades per year if you had more than $25k of business with Wells - that included mortgage


Sat Feb 1

Blog Comment

rd80 commented on Mary953's blog post. 11:04 AM

What is your buy-in point?

Hi Mary,

Excellent question, although  "can you explain it with as little math as possible?" takes all the fun out of it :).

I don't have any hard and


Blog Comment

rd80 commented on mdr's blog post. 10:25 AM

new member

Hi Manu,

Welcome to the CAPS blogs.  

How much money to put in to your first stock depends on how much you're willing to invest and the transaction fee structure of your brokerage


Fri Jan 24

Blog Comment

rd80 commented on Mary953's blog post. 2:21 PM

What is the best computer out there?

If you mostly use you laptop at a desk and it's fine except for the display, another option would be to get a monitor for it.

Advantages:  Less expensive than a new computer, no hassle with transferring


Thu Jan 23

Blog Comment

rd80 commented on ishamj's blog post. 7:44 PM

NFLX Spiffy pop?


Wed Jan 1

Blog Post

rd80 added a blog post. 1:29 PM

Hockey in the Big House!

Title says it all.I'll be a couch potato for the next couple of hours. Happy New Year!

Mon Dec 2



rd80 published an article 12:00 AM

Income Stock Spotlight: Becton, Dickinson

Will the raises for Becton Dickson shareholders continue?

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