Topic Archives: Verizon (VZ)

A different version of this article was originally published on September 25, 2019. The ad in question is still running, this time with a new “key date” of February 24 (it was December 10) and a different price ($7 from $5, to match the move up in the stock), but the main focus is the […]

We’re closing in on the end of my annual navel-gazing exercise in portfolio review, and today it’s time to look at the “income” stocks in my portfolio. During the week next week I’ll catch up with a few smaller positions that don’t fit into the neat sectors I’ve divvied up thus far, like Disney, for […]

All of you, dear Irregulars, know that Stock Gumshoe is not a “tip sheet,” and I don’t operate a portfolio for other people to emulate or copy, or even attempt to track the stocks we cover as if they were a portfolio of buys and sells with consistent trading advice… but I do keep a […]

The following was originally published on November 10 and has not been updated or revised. The teaser ad covered is being circulated again today with a slightly different headline pitch about cellphone royalties, but the balance of the ad (and the teased company) are largely unchanged. —from 11/10/14— Dr. David Eifrig is touting something that […]

Well, if the last ten years have taught us nothing else, we should have learned that this has been a spectacular time to promise that your investments are like Warren Buffett’s, or to sell folks on the idea of the “next” Berkshire Hathaway or Oracle of Omaha. I’ve written about probably dozens of stocks that […]

I’m sure many of you have seen the “Alpha Bulldogs” ad for Martin Hutchinson’s Permanent Wealth Investor newsletter — the marketing for this one is everywhere, and the ad letters are filled with promise for those who need some income and safety. Hutchinson claims that he only recommends “Alpha Bulldogs that are already legally required […]

I’ve been waiting for a couple weeks for Verizon to dip below $30 again (and therefore to get a nice 6% yield again), and it happened today on the JP Morgan downgrade of both AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) — so I opened a position at $29.58. Telecom companies generally are perceived as defensive holdings, […]

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