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  • Why I'm Writing So Many Articles About Lumber Liquidators [View article]
    This is the type of author that should not be permitted to publish on SA as he is clearly trying to influence a stock price.
    Apr 10, 2015. 09:38 AM | 48 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Everything Has Changed: Oil, Saudi Arabia, And The End Of OPEC [View article]
    jj1937-

    If you believe that the Saudi's are our allies, you need to change your brand of kool-aid.

    Saudi Arabia is a supporter of terrorism - they have assisted isis in northern Iraq, accomodated al-quaida training camps, and don't forget 15 of the 19 9/11 islamic terrorists were Saudi's.

    Their goal is to bring down the US.
    Jan 13, 2015. 09:38 AM | 40 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Crude Oil Bottom: Where To Look For Clues [View article]
    kappaseek-

    Give us a break on climate change please. The world will remain dependent on oil and NG for the rest of our lifetimes.
    Jan 12, 2015. 11:33 AM | 40 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy These 5 Small-Cap Oil Stocks With Low Debt Levels [View article]
    Hidden-

    Let us know when you are ready to commit your own funds to these stocks.
    Jan 20, 2015. 09:28 AM | 35 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill: Come To Daddy [View article]
    I believe this point has been shown to be pretty invalid.
    Jun 25, 2014. 10:03 AM | 32 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My High Dividend Yield Retirement Portfolio Delivers 8.8% Of Income For This Retiree [View article]
    Between AGNC and PSEC your risk level is exceedingly high.

    AGNC has had multiple dividend cuts, their historic BV has decreased, spreads are tightening and, as an mREIT any interest rate increase will portend further disaster.

    PSEC's NII has failed to cover their dividend for several quarters now, and their are much better BDC's out there (MCC and TCPC to name just two).

    I suggest you reduce your allocation to AGNC and the mREIT sector to 10% or less and consider selling PSEC and replacing it with other BDC's. Keep the BDC exposure to about 10% also.

    Look at midstream MLP's, eREITs and some exposure to closed-end funds or you might find yourself in the world of hurt.
    Jul 24, 2014. 01:51 PM | 31 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Five Risks Of MLP Investing [View article]
    First of all, MLPs have secondaries for the express purpose of paying down debt or for capital projects - that is the way they do business.

    Secondly, the upstream MLPs have hedges in place to offset (or guarantee) prices they receive for the underlying commodities.

    Thirdly, most MLPs increase payouts based upon dropdowns from the GP.

    Fourth, MLPs pay Distributions, not dividends.

    Fifth, you neglect to mention anything about DCF and coverage ratios, the most important metrics for evaluating MLPs.

    Finally, and I am not trying to be mean, but you need to learn a little more about MLPs before writing about them.
    Mar 1, 2013. 02:12 PM | 29 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Future Of Seeking Alpha, From One Contributor's Perspective [View article]
    So anyone will now be able to write for the "premium service", regardless of how much real knowledge they have about investing? Not only that, but they will also be able to sell subscriptions.

    As it stands now, virtually anyone can get published on SA, including high school students, college kids - anyone. This has resulted in severe dilution of quality, and I am certain far fewer page views.

    The result is that there remain a few handfuls of quality authors. SA needs to weed out the ridiculous and unqualified or the site will become akin to the Yahoo Mebos.
    Mar 25, 2015. 12:32 PM | 26 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Bears Have It Right About Seadrill? [View article]
    Million -

    Yes, and oil and natural gas as energy sources will soon be replaced by animal flatulence.
    Nov 6, 2014. 03:38 PM | 26 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill Management Is Too Focused On The Stock [View article]
    Remember, this author has six whole years as an investor.
    Jul 14, 2014. 07:41 AM | 24 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tax Changes Coming - Master Limited Partnerships And REITs Advantages At Risk [View article]
    The title of your article "Tax Changes Coming" implies this to be a foregone conclusion. This has been brought up, discussed and dismissed every year.

    Do a bit more research before taking something out of context from a politician's statement before turning it into an article.
    Dec 4, 2014. 12:11 PM | 22 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: It Is A Correction, Not A Crash [View article]
    Experience has taught that the markets always go lower than expected and always go higher than expected.
    Oct 10, 2014. 12:11 PM | 21 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The REIT Way To Become A Disciplined Dividend Investor [View article]
    Continue to enjoy your articles Brad.

    One suggestion - please stop bragging on Donald Trump. He has built his wealth on Daddy's money, and if I am not mistaken he has bankrupted a number of times. Not exactly a financial role model.
    Nov 11, 2013. 08:30 AM | 21 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy These 5 Small-Cap Oil Stocks With Low Debt Levels [View article]
    wdchil-

    Articles like this one that use the word "Buy" in their titles, yet the author does not have a financial commitment should be taken with a grain of salt (or less).

    Had the author instead have used the words "Consider the following ..." the article would have had a bit more credibility, but as it stands probably not worth the time I spent perusing it.
    Jan 20, 2015. 05:59 PM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reality Check For Peter Schiff [View article]
    At some point, the craziness of printing money 24/7 is going to result in inflation that will make the Carter years look like a picnic.

    As wyostocks says, all you have to do is to look at how packaging of groceries has changed. Everything is being reduced in size, content and prices continue to rise. Anyone believing that inflation is less than 2% should have their heads examined!
    Oct 31, 2013. 11:40 AM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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