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  • Protected Principal Retirement Strategy: MLP Closed End Funds - Are Any A Buy? [View article]
    I think TTP is also interesting; however, the CEFs I focus on in the article are closer to my yield goals.

    Thanks for all of your comments.
    Jul 25 08:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Protected Principal Retirement Strategy: MLP Closed End Funds - Are Any A Buy? [View article]
    By the way Bob I like your dividend portfolio. Getting rid of MTGE was a great idea. I don't think mREITs have any place in retirees portfolios.

    Now, if PNNT can increase their NII a bit to cover the $.28 div.

    I am a skeptic about ETP. Not having increased the distribution in five years is not too exciting.
    Jul 24 02:17 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Protected Principal Retirement Strategy: MLP Closed End Funds - Are Any A Buy? [View article]
    gman -

    I appreciate that.
    Jul 24 10:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Protected Principal Retirement Strategy: MLP Closed End Funds - Are Any A Buy? [View article]
    Hi Bob -

    I don't follow ETFs or ETNs. It is difficult enough following MLPs, CEFs etc.

    You might want to check on iVillage though.
    Jul 24 10:21 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Protected Principal Retirement Strategy: MLP Closed End Funds - Are Any A Buy? [View article]
    There are two general costs associated with making transactions in and holding
    closed-end funds; internal expenses of the fund, and commissions (selling concessions).
    First, all closed-end funds have internal expenses which are used to pay for the
    investment manager, trading commissions, legal and administrative costs and other
    expenses of the fund. These internal expenses are deducted directly out of fund itself
    through a reduction in the NAV. A closed-end fund’s prospectus includes a fee table
    listing the internal charges that you indirectly pay by holding the fund.
    Jul 24 10:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Strong Quarter For Alon USA Partners And Another High Distribution [View article]
    See my comment above. There is a long formula for calculating the crack spread. You can use Google to find it.
    Jul 23 02:52 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Strong Quarter For Alon USA Partners And Another High Distribution [View article]
    You are correct about the crack spread.

    However, it is calculated using WTI, Heating Oil, and RBOB prices and not the difference between Brent and WTI.
    Jul 23 02:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • CWC Well Services: Wait Out The Keystone Pipeline With An 8.6% Dividend [View article]
    Appreciate it!
    Jul 23 12:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CWC Well Services: Wait Out The Keystone Pipeline With An 8.6% Dividend [View article]
    Steven -

    Could not find that on their site, but will accept your word on it.
    Jul 23 12:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CWC Well Services: Wait Out The Keystone Pipeline With An 8.6% Dividend [View article]
    Have followed it for about six months now. Did not like the 50% dividend reduction.
    Jul 23 12:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Innergex Renewable Energy: A Growth Story With A Dividend [View article]
    I did. How about the fundamentals? Financial metrics?

    Have watched the stock on and off for some time, like their business and the dividend. Unless earnings change markedly, they will probably cut the dividend.

    When are you buying?
    Jul 22 01:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Innergex Renewable Energy: A Growth Story With A Dividend [View article]
    Was looking at their first quarter report, and was not too encouraged.

    Had a year-over-year loss although revs increased somewhat. Net earnings of $.01 vs. $.10 for same quarter 2012.

    You mention stock purchases by officers etc. Were these shares bought at the market, or were they options being exercised?

    Either way, not a significant number of shares.

    Aside from the fact that "insider's are buying", why do you like the stock?
    Jul 22 12:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Truly Special Situation [View article]
    Someday, you will find out that it is far more than just an opinion.

    Best to you.
    Jul 21 07:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Truly Special Situation [View article]
    First of all the earth came to be through God's miracle of creation. He also created us in His own image.

    Unfortunately, you have fallen into the same trap as the world. If it feels good it is okay.

    So let's all profit from this - I don't think that will happen.
    Jul 21 07:30 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Truly Special Situation [View article]
    Let's see, not enough stocks around so we need to be looking at investing in a porn-related company.

    Not for me. I can only pray for bankruptcy, and that the corporate officers lose their hind ends.
    Jul 21 03:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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