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  • Protected Principal Retirement Strategy: One Last Bear Market Alternative [View article]
    Scooter:

    ALDW, BBEP, CHKR, CLMT, CMLP, ENYTF, EPD, FRHLF, GLP, GSJK, MCC, MEMP, NATDF, PER, PSEC, SDRL, SFL, TICC, TLP, VNR, VOC, and XTEX
    Mar 19 08:02 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Protected Principal Retirement Strategy: One Last Bear Market Alternative [View article]
    There is one author that writes about each of these categories on SA. Don't remember who offhand though.
    Mar 19 08:00 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Investing Tricks Of The Trade For Your Arsenal [View article]
    Going against Cramer is not exactly a risk. Most of his recommendations are pretty worthless about two days after he makes them.

    As far as stink bids go, have never used one in pre-market or after-hours trading. But, if there is a volatile stock or an MLP that you might like buying, placing a stink bid 5 - 10% below the market price and making it GTC works more often than not.
    Mar 18 03:21 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Safe, Growing Dividend Companies For A Bear Market [View article]
    For starters:

    http://seekingalpha.co...
    Mar 18 08:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Safe, Growing Dividend Companies For A Bear Market [View article]
    If better off means a smaller, but still significant loss you are correct.
    Mar 18 08:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Stocks Offering High Income And Captial Appreciation [View article]
    TICC is probably not the best of the BDC's right now.

    Recent quarter's NII was $.23 and the dividend is at $.29. Dividend is, in all probability about to be reduced.

    PSEC a much better place.
    Mar 17 01:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Protected Principal Retirement Strategy: Playing Defense Revisited [View article]
    Howie

    My intention with this article was to identify investment vehicles that have the capability to provide positive returns during bear markets.

    If you subject PRPFX to the same bear market (10/09/07 - 3/09/09) as I did with those mentioned in the article you will find that on 10/9/07 PRPFX was at $35.68. At the end of the bear market on 3/9/09 PRPFX had declined to $29.66.

    My point is that with few exceptions everything drops in a bear market. I am trying to find decent alternatives.

    I do appreciate your comment though.
    Mar 16 11:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Safe, Growing Dividend Companies For A Bear Market [View article]
    Kevin:

    Although the dividends for each of these companies are growing, their stock prices have gotten killed in bear markets. I checked the price of each on the day the last bear market began (10/09/07) and the day it ended (3/09/09). Here are the results:

    CL 10/9/07 $72.86 3/9/09 $55.05
    KMB 10/9/07 $70.03 3/9/09 $43.41
    PEP 10/9/07 $73.21 3/9/09 $45.81
    PG 10/9/07 $71.08 3/9/09 $44.18
    WAG 10/9/07 $39.19 3/9/09 $21.50

    While dividend growth is not to be cast aside, the fact of the matter is that in a bear market one is better off out of these five stocks completely.
    Mar 15 03:41 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • RENN Global: A Cheap, Interesting And Speculative CEF [View article]
    RCG's total annual fees are 6.52% according to cefconnect.
    Mar 15 08:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Student Transportation Steering Toward A Ditch? [View article]
    In re-reading the article you didn't. It is pretty early in the morning I guess.

    Please accept my apology.
    Mar 15 08:44 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Student Transportation Steering Toward A Ditch? [View article]
    STB is based in Ontario - not the UK.
    Mar 15 08:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SandRidge Agreement With Activist TPG Puts The Company Fully 'In Play' [View article]
    SDT and SDR assets were sold, but PER was not.
    Mar 14 08:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Protected Principal Retirement Strategy: 'Float' Like A Butterfly [View article]
    Not a fan of leverage, but there are times for it and times not for it.
    Mar 13 07:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Protected Principal Retirement Strategy: 'Float' Like A Butterfly [View article]
    Go to cefconnect.com, enter the symbol and on the first page if you scroll down you can check this.
    Mar 13 02:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Protected Principal Retirement Strategy: 'Float' Like A Butterfly [View article]
    That's a tall order. Generally (but not always) dividends paid by most common stocks are considered qualified. Dividends paid by REITs and MLPs are generally not qualified.

    This might be of some help:

    http://usat.ly/YrEnEq
    Mar 13 10:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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