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  • Jobless Claims Lower Than Expected [View article]
    Remember, jobless claims and the unemployment rate are manipulated by the government. As an example, with each new release the prior data are usually revised - downward.

    The unemployment rate of 6.1% was due in large part to the ending of extended unemployment benefits.

    The labor force participation rate is about at its lowest point ever, and according to latest estimates approximately 92 million Americans are either out or work or have just given up.

    So don't be so quick to drink the government kool-aid.
    Jul 10, 2014. 03:38 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital Is The BDC For Me [View article]
    Norman -

    I have owned PSEC in the past, so kinda familiar with it.

    Right now I am concerned about what the Fed will say later today about interest rates. I am looking to move out of both MCC and TCPC soon as BDC's do not fare well in adverse interest rate environments.
    Jul 9, 2014. 08:23 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital Is The BDC For Me [View article]
    Most recent quarter's NII of $.31 unfortunately does not cover their dividend. You might look at better BDC's such as TCPC or MCC.
    Jul 9, 2014. 08:03 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Surge Energy: This 7.8% Dividend Yield Stock Will Surge [View article]
    I own it. When do you plan on buying it?
    Jul 7, 2014. 02:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why German Energy Majors Need To Adapt Their Long-Term Strategy And Business Model [View article]
    Scooter -

    Good seeing you show up - hope you are well.
    Jul 7, 2014. 01:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why German Energy Majors Need To Adapt Their Long-Term Strategy And Business Model [View article]
    "Considering my arguments above, I currently have no confidence in RWE and E.ON and I do not consider both a good long-term investment."

    What does this sentence mean? Do you consider one of them a good investment?

    You make a poor argument when you attribute a decline in their business to global warming. Most of us are aware that this is a government-initiated scam.
    Jul 7, 2014. 09:29 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Declining Propane Demand Will Eventually Threaten AmeriGas' Dividend [View article]
    BAC219 -

    Wouldn't it be great if SA spent a bit more time on reviewing article content before publishing?

    There are far too many articles written by folks whom have little, or no knowledge of the subject matter - all in the hopes of attracting PV's.
    Jul 6, 2014. 03:37 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Declining Propane Demand Will Eventually Threaten AmeriGas' Dividend [View article]
    Your article shows that you have little, or no knowledge of MLP's. First of all, MLP's pay distributions not dividends. You carelessly interchange these terms.

    Secondly, the three key metrics for evaluating any MLP are: DCF, the coverage ratio and CAGR (at least the excerpt from your report mentions this). You never bring any of these into play in your evaluation.
    Jul 6, 2014. 09:26 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shell's New Midstream MLP To Deliver Value And Dividends To Investors [View article]
    The chief benefit will be that through the MLP one can be a unitholder of Shell's midstream assets. The MLP will pay higher distributions than Shell and will be the beneficiary of dropdowns from Shell, which I assume will be the GP.
    Jul 5, 2014. 03:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shell's New Midstream MLP To Deliver Value And Dividends To Investors [View article]
    I was not trying to be a smart-aleck. I do not follow many IPO's.

    Typically when an energy company files for an MLP IPO it is like creation of a new stock. I do not believe that owners of RDS will get any shares of the IPO unless they purchase them on the open market.
    Jul 5, 2014. 08:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Weekly Intelligence For MLP Investors [View article]
    BBEP raised their monthly distribution:

    http://yhoo.it/1n2zF0x
    Jul 5, 2014. 08:50 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital - An Attractive Stock In The Agency Mortgage REIT Space [View article]
    Gout-

    Let's see who is right in eight months.
    Jul 5, 2014. 08:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital - An Attractive Stock In The Agency Mortgage REIT Space [View article]
    I lost some money on mREITs in the 2007-2009 bear market, but not as much as most.

    Once I saw earnings dip and dividends starting to get cut in late 2012, I began to warn folks on SA to get out.

    I still see tremendous risk in the mREIT sector, and believe anyone investing for retirement should not own them.
    Jul 4, 2014. 11:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital - An Attractive Stock In The Agency Mortgage REIT Space [View article]
    Let's see - since June 2009 the "sustainable" dividend has decreased from $1.50 to the present level of $.65. Unless earnings begin to cover the present dividend further cuts are in the cards.

    In case you are unaware, the GDP is not exactly faring well, and the unemployment numbers are the result of 92 million no longer being in the labor force, coupled with an extremely large number of unemployment benefits ending last month.

    Lastly, since AGNC is such a great stock to own, why have you not put any of your own capital to work?
    Jul 4, 2014. 08:17 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shell's New Midstream MLP To Deliver Value And Dividends To Investors [View article]
    Do you know how to use Google?

    http://bit.ly/1s2Airt
    Jul 3, 2014. 08:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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