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  • CEFs 2013 Over 2012: What A Difference! Merger Of Boulder Funds [View article]
    wkirk500,

    Great to see you again!

    I hope you have a successful portfolio in the coming New Year!

    Joe Eqcome
    Jan 3, 2014. 01:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CEFs 2013 Over 2012: What A Difference! Merger Of Boulder Funds [View article]
    Stevig,

    I believe that Boulder Growth & Income Fund (BIF) may be a good choice (or the other funds). The discount is 20% and the yield is 3.8%. The merger may that place in 2Q in 2014 and bulk up BIF which may pay a greater dividend.

    If the merger is approved by shareholders, the "advisers" will own 23.0% of the combined total assets, equating to $188 million (treasury stocks) of the combined total $817.3 million market capitalization of the reorganized funds.

    The question is: Will the "advisers" up the dividend.

    The stock owns 23% of "Berkshire Hathaway A". For a stock of 20%, this might seem like a steep discount.
    Jan 3, 2014. 01:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Wrong With Cornerstone Total Return Fund's Rights? [View article]
    Grinninbrit77

    Thank you!

    Joe Eqcome
    Nov 22, 2013. 01:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Wrong With Cornerstone Total Return Fund's Rights? [View article]
    Grinninbrit71,

    What is the return to short sellers (the rate of return) for lending out the stock?

    Joe Eqcome
    Nov 11, 2013. 10:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Wrong With Cornerstone Total Return Fund's Rights? [View article]
    Grinninbrit71,

    I haven't looked at "short lending" stops. Is there such an mechanism it that limits the "shorts"?

    Joe Eqcome
    Nov 8, 2013. 10:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Yields For S&P 500 Will Rise [View article]
    No Free Cake,

    This is a site that mostly people know--including Robert Shiller. The website was from CensusScope.

    The date was constructed on my website and it show that investment income was declining, with the exception of 2002 when the income component was increasing.

    My comments could have been simpler for less of an uncluttered mind.

    Best,
    Joe Eqcome
    Sep 30, 2013. 05:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Yields For S&P 500 Will Rise [View article]
    Alan Young:

    Thank you,

    However, you did not read the article carefully enough--or thoroughly enough:

    One:

    1: The ages of 65+ or over are going to increase.

    2: The S&P in going to increase so that income investors will be rewarded. The dividend yield to earning yield ratio is 32.4% today and the average 1942 to today in 47.8%.

    3: Bond yields are going to collapse.

    4: Equity yields will be the bond yields in the next 5 to 10 years.

    Two:

    The dividend yield was below the earning yield before the WWI and the Great Depreciation--not actual the events.

    Three:

    The bond dividend yields (quantitative easing) is below the equity yield. Your argument does seem to matter, if quantitative has run its course .

    Best,
    Joe Eqcome
    Sep 30, 2013. 01:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Putting Annuities In Their Place: Fidelity Personal Retirement Annuity [View article]
    wkirk500,

    Would you comment on the immediate annuities and the states that action was taking?

    Joe Eqcome
    Sep 13, 2013. 03:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CEF Weekly Review: The 'Last Picture Show' [View article]
    Rodneysw

    Thanks.

    Joe Eqcome
    Aug 22, 2013. 03:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackRock's CoRI(TM) Retirement Index: How Much Cash Flow For Your Retirement [View article]
    John,

    Approximately 33% invested in equity. The core of the portfolio is invested in treasury and US treasuries STRIP.

    I believe the TIPS is in the inflation calculations of whether the bonds prices will go up or down.

    Joe
    Aug 22, 2013. 02:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CEF Weekly Review: The 'Last Picture Show' [View article]
    Thanks
    Aug 18, 2013. 09:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Social Security Benefit Strategies Against The S&P 500 [View article]
    Trinebeens

    The first example is 62. That is the time you can apply for social security. There is a discount to the FRA (66). (This is 25% discount.)

    The second is 66. This is the time you can applied for Social Security at your FRA age. (100% of your social security)

    The second is 70. This is if you can for go the 66 to 70 social security, your social security increase to 132% of your 66 Social Security).

    The break even age is 82 to 85 depending on your choices. The choice are $200,000 as of 85.

    Joe Eqcome
    Aug 15, 2013. 04:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Social Security Benefit Strategies Against The S&P 500 [View article]
    EscotericPath,

    While your taxes at 62 with make you eligible for taxes, the money will likely come back to you in the future when your are FRA.

    Joe Eqcome
    Aug 14, 2013. 05:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CEF Weekly Review: JH Financial Opportunities [View article]
    Scooter-Pop,

    There are two things that cause me concern:

    1. The tapper off of government bonds. The CEF munis have a lot of leverage invested in muni bonds.

    2. The Detroit bonds "bomb shells" that all government bonds will be treated as general obligation.

    However, there are some unleveraged muni bonds: NIM, MTT and MHF.

    Joe Eqcome

    Aug 5, 2013. 09:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Portfolios May Not Be The Whole Answer [View article]
    Ruralist,

    Thank you.

    Joe Eqcome
    Jul 29, 2013. 01:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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