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  • Prospect Capital Corporation: A 12.38% Dividend With The Earnings To Cover The Expenses [View article]
    Hello! They issue shares in order to have capital for investing, or to pay down debt.
    Jun 12 08:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital Corporation: A 12.38% Dividend With The Earnings To Cover The Expenses [View article]
    Their quarterly NII is currently not covering the dividend. Last year not longer matters.

    Think you need to take additional courses.
    Jun 12 08:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital Corporation: A 12.38% Dividend With The Earnings To Cover The Expenses [View article]
    Completely wrong! Their NII will always cover the dividend? Where are you getting this from?

    Last quarter's NII was $.27 and the dividend runs $.11/month.

    Wouldn't it be wonderful if all BDC's NII always covered the dividend.

    Take a look at some of Factoids SA articles on BDC's - he has forgotten more about them than most of us will ever know.

    Last point - BDC's are very sensitive to interest rates and the economy in general. Our economy is barely limping along (the data released by the government is played with in order to reflect well on the WH.

    Check how BDC's performed during the last bear market (2007 - 2009).
    Jun 11 06:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Protected Principal Retirement Strategy: MIN Update [View article]
    I am still reluctant to purchase any MIN yet.
    Jun 11 11:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Protected Principal Retirement Strategy: MIN Update [View article]
    Scooter - be careful and don't jump in with both feet.
    Jun 11 08:29 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Shopping List Revisited [View article]
    Good list.

    NLY is the only "stinker" that I see. In all probability it will cut its dividend for the sixth time in the next quarter or so.
    Jun 10 11:20 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yields Of 10%+: Market Insanity Leads To Huge Opportunity [View article]
    Where do I say the downside is $11 and the upside is $20.

    I would say that more realistically with one or two dividend cuts, the risk with NLY is single digits. Upside mid-teens.
    Jun 9 10:22 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pounding The Sand For Hi-Crush Partners LP [View article]
    Gue would be a much better author if he took the time to respond to reader's comments.
    Jun 8 11:45 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Stocks: Lose-Lose-Lose Proposition In Intermediate Term [View article]
    Thanks for the explanation.
    Jun 7 03:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Stocks: Lose-Lose-Lose Proposition In Intermediate Term [View article]
    Take a look at EOI, ETJ and ETV.
    Jun 7 03:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pounding The Sand For Hi-Crush Partners LP [View article]
    Elliott -

    I e-mailed you with a question about ROYT but it was unanswered.

    With all of the anti-fracking bills pending in the CA legislature why do you still like ROYT?
    Jun 7 03:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Stocks: Lose-Lose-Lose Proposition In Intermediate Term [View article]
    We dividend disciples are far too busy recording monthly and quarterly payments and being pleased with dividend hikes to bother with that.
    Jun 7 02:38 PM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Stocks: Lose-Lose-Lose Proposition In Intermediate Term [View article]
    Sanguine = hopeful to me. Will give you the benefit of the doubt on that one.

    I agree with you that the odds have been unfavorable; however, the clowns in charge in D.C. continue to buy bonds (QE 1, QE 2, QE 96 etc.), providing false support for the markets.

    Once this support is withdrawn we will be subject to the consequences of unfettered spending, the printing of money on a 24/7 basis, likely rising interest rates and inflation that could make that of the Carter (can't bear to say his name) years a picnic.

    Until then, dividends are the place to be.

    I do enjoy most of your articles.
    Jun 7 01:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Stocks: Lose-Lose-Lose Proposition In Intermediate Term [View article]
    James

    The DOW in July 2011 was around the 12,140 level and closed in August 2012 around 13,090. During that period, dividend investors would have received four or five quarters of dividends and an approximate (based on the DOW) return of 7.8%.

    Since August 2012 when you pretty much advised avoiding stocks the DOW has appreciated by approximately 16.1%, exclusive of dividends.

    I think you missed the boat both times.
    Jun 7 12:52 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Baseball Cards Tell About Investing [View article]
    As a former baseball card collector and shop owner I want to add the following:

    1) A principal reason for the decline in both interest and price is directly tied to the tremendous number of new card companies entering, or re-entering the hobby in the late 1980's.

    2) I sold my shop in 1988 as the hobby no longer was any fun - kids could no longer afford it.

    3) For those folks whom consider themselves baseball card investors, vintage cards are the place to be (pre-1973 and back to the early 1900's). Cards of players such as Mantle, DiMaggio, Ruth, Gehrig, Williams and the like graded NrMt and higher not only should hold/increase in value, but being in a protective, sealed holder allows for their enjoyment.

    That being said, it is criminal that kids can no longer enjoy the hobby.
    Jun 7 12:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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