Category: Blog

  • Consumer staples getting squeezed by inflation

    Consumer staples getting squeezed by inflation

    Procter & Gamble Co., Clorox Co., Kraft Heinz Co. and other consumer-products giants have made a bet that consumers will pay up for household products even as inflation takes hold. Over the past year, the companies have seen profits and market share grow as they have raised prices on products from detergent and diapers to snacks and soda. Now consumers, hit by soaring […]

  • Oil executives reject profiteering claims by Congress

    Oil executives reject profiteering claims by Congress

    It’s not rocket science. Increasing unfriendly regulations on the production and distribution of oil and gasoline will result in higher prices at the pump. Prices were already way above where they were a year prior to the Russia/Ukraine war. The conflict only made matters worse. Congress attacking investors who depend on these investments for their […]

  • 1st Quarter in the Can

    1st Quarter in the Can

    3M remediation in Belgium, AT&T two-way trading, Kinder Morgan backed company files for bankruptcy and much much more!

  • Microsoft is now the favorite child of Washington D.C.?

    Microsoft is now the favorite child of Washington D.C.?

    When a congressional committee was preparing to publicly interrogate the CEOs of four tech giants in 2020, Microsoft Corp. President Brad Smith, whose employer wasn’t on the hot seat, gave the lawmakers a private briefing. When Australia proposed a law to force Facebook and Google to pay for news articles, Mr. Smith endorsed it and offered Microsoft’s Bing as an alternative. When […]

  • Kinder Morgan backed Ruby Pipeline files for bankruptcy

    Kinder Morgan backed Ruby Pipeline files for bankruptcy

    Kinder Morgan (KMI) has a current dividend yield of 5.71% and is rated as “Safe” by SimplySafeDividends. I hold KMI in my High Yield Portfolio. In total KMI is 1.9% of my portfolio. The Houston-based natural-gas pipeline company filed for bankruptcy voluntarily in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del. Ruby, directly owned by Ruby […]

  • AT&T two-way trading begins April 4

    AT&T two-way trading begins April 4

    Note the date of a special trading period for AT&T shareholders regarding the spinoff of Warner Media. AT&T (T) has a current dividend yield of 4.64% and is rated as “Safe” by SimplySafeDividends. I hold T in my Medium Yield Portfolio. In total T is 0.3% of my portfolio. This event is new to me […]

  • 3M to spend over $160 million for Belgium plant remediation

    3M to spend over $160 million for Belgium plant remediation

    3M (MMM) has a current dividend yield of 3.91% and is rated as “Safe” by SimplySafeDividends. I hold MMM in my Low & Medium Yield Portfolios. In total MMMis 1.1% of my portfolio. The St. Paul, Minn., manufacturing conglomerate said the investment is aimed at advancing remedial actions for the Zwijndrecht community near the city […]

  • Remote recording woes

    Remote recording woes

    Trying to record remotely in my car. Portfolio update and more!

  • Chevron employees strike at California refinery

    Chevron employees strike at California refinery

    Chevron (CVX) has a current dividend yield of 3.45% and is rated as “Safe” by SimplySafeDividends. I hold CVX in my Low Yield Portfolio. In total CVX is 0.7% of my portfolio. More than 500 Chevron Corp. employees went on strike at a refinery in California on Monday amid a contract stalemate. The strike comes after the […]

  • Take off your pants and jacket

    Take off your pants and jacket

    WFH attire becomes work at office attire, Microsoft Anti-Trust troubles, J&J vaccine shows durability, and much much more!