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  • Retirement Strategy: Increasing Your Dividend Income Instantly With Annaly Capital [View article]
    Also, do not overlook the most recent quarterly earnings of $.23, and the forecast for next quarter is not much better - so a cut to $.25 would not be unreasonable.
    May 23, 2014. 03:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Increasing Your Dividend Income Instantly With Annaly Capital [View article]
    Has been done to NLY in the past, and while the current short ratio (per Yahoo) is only just above 2% it has been much higher in the past.

    Noting that NLY has declined from around the $21 level, bottoming (?) just below $10, and that the div has been cut about ten times now - who wouldn't sacrifice the div for such a return?
    May 23, 2014. 03:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons Why Clean Energy Fuels' Pullback Is A Buying Opportunity [View article]
    Good analysis - when will you be buying CLNE?
    May 23, 2014. 08:56 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 11 Attractive Canadian Dividend Growth Stocks To Buy Now [View article]
    Great research Chuck. I try to spend time going over the Canadian stocks myself.

    Have you looked into the Dundee family of REITs - recently re-named Dream. I especially like DUNDF, which I own - invests primarily in German real estate.
    May 22, 2014. 11:52 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill Resolves Tax Dispute With Norwegian Authorities, Here's What We Know [View article]
    Let us know when you have the details.
    May 21, 2014. 11:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • If I Were Starting All Over Again [View article]
    Wait a minute, it sounds like he has a pretty young girlfriend.
    May 20, 2014. 05:47 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Creating Your Own Dividend By Selling Shares (Part 1) [View article]
    Interested in reading that too.
    May 20, 2014. 10:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Creating Your Own Dividend By Selling Shares (Part 1) [View article]
    Need a little help understanding your reply?
    May 20, 2014. 08:54 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If You Think Seadrill Ltd. 11% Dividends Are Too High, Then Let's Talk About Awilco Drilling Plc. And Its Whopping 21% [View article]
    I continue to watch it. Have a pretty big position in SDRL.
    May 20, 2014. 08:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • If You Think Seadrill Ltd. 11% Dividends Are Too High, Then Let's Talk About Awilco Drilling Plc. And Its Whopping 21% [View article]
    Are you going to take your own advice?
    May 20, 2014. 08:15 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Creating Your Own Dividend By Selling Shares (Part 1) [View article]
    As they say "hindsight is always 20-20."

    Have a few points to make:

    1. How many of us have a million dollar portfolio when we retire? Seems like I have recently read that the average retiree has less than $75K in savings etc.

    2. Why sell stock to generate living expenses? Use dividends!

    3. In my writings (Protected Principal Retirement Strategy) I tried to develop a strategy for those whom are what I call "Mid-rangers". These are the folks having around $400K - $600K when they reach retirement age. This group needs to take a bit more risk - and my portfolios contain MLP's, REITs, BDC's and CEF's - hence a portfolio yield in the range of +/- 7%.

    4. A dividend withdrawal strategy has these individuals seeking around $40K income a years just using dividends and leaving the principal untouched for as long as possible.

    5. If one sticks to the best of the MLP's etc. it is not too difficult to assemble such a portfolio - wouldn't you think?
    May 19, 2014. 04:21 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BDC Pricing And The Russell Indices: Part 3 [View article]
    Buzz - just my opinion but to me the key BDC metric is whether or not the NII covers the Div. If it does not I will not own it.
    May 19, 2014. 10:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BDC Pricing And The Russell Indices: Part 3 [View article]
    Quite thorough.

    Have you considered adding a column to your matrix that compares NII to the quarterly dividend for each of the past four quarters? Could just be a simple ratio of NII/DIV
    May 19, 2014. 08:38 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Where Are Today's Doorbusting CEF Discounts? [View article]
    Adam - A good way to look at premiums and discounts with CEF's is to compare the current discount to the 52 week average, high and low discount (which can be found on CEF Connect also).

    Purchasing a CEF at a discount greater than the 52 week low discount (if possible) gives an added edge.
    May 17, 2014. 07:44 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10%+ Dividend Payer Annaly Capital Is Still A Safe Place To Put Your Money [View article]
    None of them!
    May 16, 2014. 03:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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