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Joe2

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Message Posted: May 24, 2005 12:18:49 PM

If you could buy only 1 stock, which one would you buy and breifly why?
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karl13
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 9:21:59 AM

berkshire hathaway. Look to see the man who runs the company and all that he has done.
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2013 10:23:52 AM

>>I like divided stocks but don't like the ones that pay every quarter. Lets face it! Who here wants to get paid every 3 months. I would stick with monthly divided stocks like CMU<<
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You could also look at DSH which is a diversified ETF which pays a monthly dividend or invest in three different companies that pay dividends in three different months.

Some examples:

GPC, TMP, MMM

or

IFF, PAYX, AFL

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dete49
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2013 9:15:16 PM

Stocks are getting over bought the markets are high and need to sell off some Investing
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kristist
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2012 10:42:17 AM

I like divided stocks but don't like the ones that pay every quarter. Lets face it! Who here wants to get paid every 3 months. I would stick with monthly divided stocks like CMU
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2012 8:57:17 PM

Most equities look very pricey (2/16/12 S&P 500 1,358). Perhaps cash is a better investment or for the more adventurous Ultra Short S&P 500, symbol SDS $16.38.
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bonsoa
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2012 5:42:04 PM

Southern Company stable dividends for decades. ****
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eldiablopoco
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2011 1:39:54 PM

SPTN - Spartan Stores. They have a nice business model. They are based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. They just increased their dividend. Even though they have small margins, they are part of an industry that people will always utilize.
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hak7617
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2011 6:00:19 AM

windstream stock - .25 dividend every quarter
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srqmale67
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2011 9:29:16 AM

win dixx a good bet
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2010 4:57:02 PM

72Challenger wrote from Detroit:

>Lets do away with all the loopholes for corporations in
>the tax codes.

That double-edged sword should be wielded in both directions.

If you're going to do away with corporate loopholes, do away with individual loopholes. Start with deductibility of property taxes and mortgage interest. It just might whip some of the froth out of the housing market.

>Lets do away with all the off shore tax havens, and make
>corporations pay taxes on earnings here, if they want to
>take advantage of doing business in the USA.

What advantage does that have other than a "Made in USA" label?

It's certainly not tax rates. We've got the highest corporate tax rates in the world.

>Let set up tariffs once again, like we used to have, in
>order to make manufacturing(production)here in the USA
>a viable enterprise once again.

Oh, these people who have been drinking Rust Belt Kool-Aid who look favorably on the bad old days of high tariffs. You'll take the recession and make it into a depression for sure.

And all it seems to do is make the price of everything go up.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2010 4:36:19 PM

Dr Pepper Snapple update:

Went to a new Chinese buffet that listed what soft drinks they had.

Dr Pepper, Orange Crush, and six PepsiCo brands.

It's a shame it wasn't Dr Pepper, Orange Crush, and six Coca-Cola brands (I also have Coke stock).

Or they could have gone with eight Dr Pepper Snapple products. For the cola fanboys, DPS owns Diet Rite and RC Cola... but they brag on their metrics in the "flavors" business.

Only rarely do I drink a CSD in a restaurant that doesn't have drive-up service. On the other hand, if it's a QSR, I usually have a CSD.



[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 7/26/2010 5:41:01 PM EST]
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2010 6:28:27 PM

Another comment about Dr Pepper Snapple Group:

Coke-oriented retail outlets (example: MCD) are adding Dr Pepper and Diet Dr Pepper to their choice of brands.

Pepsi-oriented retail outlets (example: YUM) are doing the same.

DPS bragged about the wins in their last annual report.

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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2010 6:13:28 PM

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS). They have been firing on all cylinders lately.

Soft drinks in "flavors" (read "other than cola") have been gaining market share for years.

DPS is increasing case volume and they think they have additional efficiencies because they are working over their distribution network. In some parts of the country, they're partnering with Coke and Pepsi bottlers.

DPS has rapidly paid off debt.

DPS implemented a 15-cent quarterly dividend in the past few months. Then, they turned around and ran the rate up to a 25-cent quarterly dividend.

DPS has doubled in value since I bought it on 04/14/09.

Did I mention I really like Diet Dr Pepper?



[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 7/15/2010 7:14:40 PM EST]
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OilHo
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2010 12:13:08 AM

All rebounds have been sold into of late.
No longs until support is tested.
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malcm
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Message Posted: May 31, 2010 3:24:30 PM

Briefly, JOEZ At this time, around $2 and it's opening a number of high end stores. Keep an eye on it - I got in initially at $1.90 on a dip. I'll keep this updated occasionally.
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: May 13, 2010 5:20:46 PM

72Challenger,

Your post, "Lets do away with all the loopholes for corporations in the tax codes.
Lets do away with all the off shore tax havens, and make corporations pay taxes on earnings here, if they want to take advantage of doing business in the USA. Let set up tariffs once again, like we used to have, in order to make manufacturing(production)here in the USA a viable enterprise once again"

Most of the things you listed can easily be made a reality through our government switching to the Fair Tax.

More information and how it effects wage earners can be found at :

WWW,FairTax.Org
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72Challenger
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2010 1:53:10 PM

Lets do away with all the loopholes for corporations in the tax codes.
Lets do away with all the off shore tax havens, and make corporations pay taxes on earnings here, if they want to take advantage of doing business in the USA. Let set up tariffs once again, like we used to have, in order to make manufacturing(production)here in the USA a viable enterprise once again.Visit this site for much discussion of constructive policies for a productive national economy. Visit this website to read policy presentations about improving the national physical economy.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2010 10:49:29 PM

Berkshire Hathaway B (BRK/B, BRK.B, BRK-B, BRKZB are symbols I've seen for it).

Actually, Berkshire B should have been bought before the 50:1 split. It split at about $66 per share but it closed Friday at $76.43 per share.

When the Burlington Northern Santa Fe acquisition goes through, Berkshire B will replace BNSF in the S&P 500. There are trillions of dollars in S&P 500 index funds and even more in quant funds that run off of the S&P 500.


[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 1/30/2010 11:52:00 PM EST]
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driveonfume
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2010 9:12:02 AM

Golden Chalice Resources
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2009 10:12:13 AM

Berkshire Hathaway is requesting stockholder approval for a 50 to 1 split of the B share class. The price of a share of Berkshire B will drop to about $66 a share. (My five shares of Berkshire B will automagically convert to 250.)

Berkshire A will continue its stratospheric price of six digits before the decimal point.
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nerde
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2009 2:39:26 PM

I like DIG - 2x Oil and Gas EFT. It looks to be bottoming this week. I'm waiting for it to move up, then trade short term.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2009 5:33:37 PM

Barron's said to grab some ExxonMobil.

We'll see how much of a Barron's Bounce they have Monday.
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OilHo
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2009 11:58:11 PM

Short a sugar futures contract
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2009 1:05:58 AM

Circutz wrote:

>GM and Ford are really cheap right now.

The General Motors Company has no publicly traded stock.

My stockbroker has a big fat warning on their "TRADE" page that says don't buy MTLQQ unless you really want the "bad assets" from General Motors. MTLQQ trades at $0.927 a share but I wonder who exactly would put their money in it.

Ford was as low as $1.01 in the past year but it closed at $7.83 - nothing to sneeze at.


[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 8/15/2009 2:07:32 AM EST]
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JOE7BEN
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2009 11:08:13 AM

Duk low risk and good return on your money. A lot higher than a CD return.

[Edited by: JOE7BEN at 7/30/2009 12:09:18 PM EST]
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galah
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2009 10:08:30 AM

NESTLE. That is one heck of a well run company.Been around for years.Not speculative but better for those who opt for the long haul.Company not run by fly by nighters.NSRGY
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jeepster4
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2009 4:35:50 PM

My stock tip for today" Buy YUM for the long term. They own KFC, which is the number 1 fast food in China and plans on more expansion in China. The Chinese love chicken and aren't so hot on hamburgers.
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FaithAlone
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2009 10:03:21 AM

All of my miner and precious metals stocks are doing better than anything else in my portfolio. MSFT has been doing well too lately.
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hcivic
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2009 10:29:12 PM

GE.......at a all time low and will go back to the 30s after the bank mess is over
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FaithAlone
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2009 9:58:38 AM

The best-performing stock I have right now is Richmont Mines (RIC). I'm up over 30%. Be forewarned, the stock is volatile, and these guys are highly leveraged. It's definitely speculative.
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OilHo
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2009 1:14:36 AM

RIMM looks good. Beat the numbers and upped guidance
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Chiefsfan1985
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2009 10:18:24 PM

FAS if you think the financial stocks will ever recover. Triple leveraged.
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FaithAlone
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2009 7:41:00 PM

Biotech stocks definitely do look poised to do well this year, JayMac.
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JayMac08
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2009 5:25:07 PM

Genentech, $81.00 per share
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OilHo
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2009 12:46:04 AM

QQQQ
Because the market is in up mode in Jan 2009.
The sellers will be back at the end of Jan 2009.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2008 5:32:35 PM

FaithAlone wrote:

>>Sneakers 55 also wrote: "The only problem with BRK is one share
>>of the "B" is $3695. (It broke the $5000 barrier in the past
>>year.)"

>I know. I don't have anywhere near enough cash to plunk into "B"
>shares, much less the vaunted "A" shares.

You can sign up for ING Direct ShareBuilder (look around a bit and you can find a code for one free month and up to six buy orders) and buy $100 of BRK. But all sales at ShareBuilder are $9.95. ShareBuilder has the advantage that you can buy a dollar amount of a common stock instead of an integer number of shares.

You can get round trips cheaper at Bank of America or Wells Fargo if you have $25,000 available to put with them. Bank of America's offer they count what you have at the bank (balances with their investment affiliate don't count) while Wells Fargo counts both bank, brokerage, retirement accounts, credit cards, car loans, mortgages, etc. towards the total.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2008 3:55:40 AM

majormarket wrote:

>I trade only a small block at a time in any case. The smart money is really
>to hold cash - as in your bank.

Got online a couple of days ago and looked at my 401(k).

The 30% that I thought I had in a stable value fund had worked itself up to about 40%.

They also gave me a bar chart showing my ending values in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, along with the starting point (January 1, 2008) and the ending point (December 2nd). I've been plugging along putting money in my 401(k), getting corporate matches, and still I'm in the hole. Though I've got just over $50K in a FDIC-insured high yield (3.25% APY) savings account.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2008 10:15:23 PM

I earlier wrote:

>I don't know if you can still get in on it, but Procter & Gamble is
>doing what I'd call a spinmerge. (IIRC, the technical term is a
>"reverse Morris trust.")

It's over with now.

>P&G is going to spin off Folgers, then immediately exchange
>all the Folgers shares they handed out for J. M. Smucker
>stock. It's not the first time P&G used a spinmerge in
>conjunction with Smucker: that's how Smucker acquired
>Jif and Crisco around 2002.

What a merger!

PBJ's, fried in Crisco Oil, and served up with a fresh hot cup of Folger's!

One thing about the conversion: they were grossly oversubscribed (they said "only 8% will get SJM stock") but they took the people with odd lots first. Since I had only 60 P&G shares, I was completely converted. Lots of Smucker, no P&G. I've got a batch of dividend throwers in that IRA account and when I get a few hundred dollars I'll buy more P&G.
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majormarket
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2008 9:14:08 PM

I hate to root against a company or industry segment but lately, I've been trading in Ultra Short Financials (SKF). When the banks/financials go down, it goes up. Hence, the word "short".

With the crazy volatility in the last few months, you could almost see a (freaky) pattern. Stocks rocket up, SKF goes down, jump in. Stocks tank, SKF goes up, cash out. Repeat.

I trade only a small block at a time in any case. The smart money is really to hold cash - as in your bank.
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Bultaco
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2008 10:44:49 AM

Hell, yeah........I think I'd be inclined to buy stock in the company with the "ridiculously crowded" stores.......wouldn't you?
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FaithAlone
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2008 11:28:30 AM

Sneakers 55 wrote: "Target has a lot more breathing room and besides a trip to Target is much more fun than a trip to Wal-Mart."

LOL! Ain't that the truth! You should see what it's like to go to Wal-Mart here on the border between TX and Mexico. Wal-Mart is ridiculously crowded, and even some of the workers can't speak English. Target is so much nicer, and one of the Target stores here even has a Starbucks in it.

Sneakers 55 also wrote: "The only problem with BRK is one share of the "B" is $3695. (It broke the $5000 barrier in the past year.)"

I know. I don't have anywhere near enough cash to plunk into "B" shares, much less the vaunted "A" shares. But, I thought I'd report what I read.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2008 11:02:14 PM

I earlier wrote:

>Look at the recent fight Wal-Mart got in trying to get a
>credit card processing limited-purpose bank.

Wal-Mart gave up.

>Nobody complained about GM, GE, or Target getting into
>the business.

Or Toyota.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2008 10:57:18 PM

FaithAlone wrote:

>WalMart is one of the picks of a lot of stock gurus I've read.

They're getting to the point where they can't expand that much any more. Target has a lot more breathing room and besides a trip to Target is much more fun than a trip to Wal-Mart.

>The general advice is to pick solid companies that are going to be
>around for a long time. Other suggestions they have are: Exxon-Mobil

If you want to invest like Buffett you'll be interested in ConocoPhillips.

>Coca-Cola

One of my co-workers told me about one of his former co-workers. He'd bring a fridge pack of Coke into work and by the end of the day it had been consumed.

>Berkshire Hathaway (not really a company, but a solid fund), etc.

The only problem with BRK is one share of the "B" is $3695. (It broke the $5000 barrier in the past year.)
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2008 10:45:22 PM

I don't know if you can still get in on it, but Procter & Gamble is doing what I'd call a spinmerge. (IIRC, the technical term is a "reverse Morris trust.")

P&G is going to spin off Folgers, then immediately exchange all the Folgers shares they handed out for J. M. Smucker stock. It's not the first time P&G used a spinmerge in conjunction with Smucker: that's how Smucker acquired Jif and Crisco around 2002.

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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2008 7:06:50 AM

My recommendation: sit tight. Don't buy or sell right now. Wait for things to settle down. The best you can do right now is get lucky. That's not a very good bet.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2008 6:03:29 PM

General Mills (GIS). We all have to eat.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2008 6:00:04 PM

FaithAlone wrote:

>WalMart is one of the picks of a lot of stock gurus I've read.

They have decided to cut back on store deployment. This may be a good thing but again it may not. At home, I've got three Wal-Marts within five miles.
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FaithAlone
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2008 11:24:32 AM

WalMart is one of the picks of a lot of stock gurus I've read. The general advice is to pick solid companies that are going to be around for a long time. Other suggestions they have are: Exxon-Mobil, Coca-Cola, Berkshire Hathaway (not really a company, but a solid fund), etc.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2008 8:47:53 PM

Walmart. We all have to spend money, but when tere is not much to spend we look for where it will get us the most.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2008 12:04:05 AM

MBStar06 wrote:

>GE. General Electric.

CEO Jeffrey Immelt snarfed up a batch when it was in the mid 30's. He complained in the annual report that it went down to $32 a share. He was not pleased.

GE recently broke $20 going down.

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