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  • Western Digital: The New Paradigm Unfolds [View article]
    We have made said fix Sunil - thanks!
    Apr 25, 2013. 01:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sarepta Therapeutics: Irrational Exuberance [View article]
    Seriously? Based on that logic, there's no place for any analysis about any company that makes any product that may help someone.
    Apr 25, 2013. 09:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oilfield Water Management: The Oil And Gas Industry's Holy Grail [View article]
    Note: This article originally stated that Colorado specifies a "40-millimeter" thickness for pit liners. The reference was corrected to read “40-mil.” A mil is one thousandth of an inch, versus a millimeter, which is one thousandth of a meter.
    Apr 7, 2013. 02:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nuveen New York AMT-Free Muni Fund: A Good Holding For Highly Taxed Investors [View article]
    Thanks for a great look at a lesser-known fund as always George. How would you say this fund stacks up vs. NVN in your view?
    Mar 26, 2013. 05:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DB announces a halt in new creations on 26 ETNs it is the indexer or issuer on (effective 3/29), meaning the potential for the notes to trade at significant premiums to NAV as redemptions will still be available. DB expects to resume creations by mid-April. The affected notes follow: BDD, BDG, BOM, BOS, BUNL, BUNT, DEFL, DGP, DGZ, DOD, DTO, DZZ, INFL, ITLT, ITLY, JGBD, JGBL, JGBS, JGBT, LBND, OLO, SBND, SZO, UDNT, UUPT, WMW[View news story]
    It means no new shares will be issued between March 29 and mid-April essentially turning these funds into Closed-End Funds. The way ETFs and ETNs trade so close to NAV is by allowing authorized participants to come in and create or redeem baskets of 50,000 shares at Net Asset Value, allowing them to arbitrage any differences to NAV that may exist. Without the ability to create new shares investors may bid these Notes above their NAV during this period with no ability for authorized participants to come in and bring the shares back down to NAV.
    Mar 19, 2013. 02:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Guggenheim announces it will shutter 9 ETFs "in order to focus resources on products that have demonstrated greater marketplace demand." Final day of trading to be March 15 with liquidation expected to be "on or around" March 22. The affected funds (with direct competitors in parentheses) are: ABCS (SDIV, VYM), EWEF, EWMD, EWSM, FAA, RSU (SSO), RSW (SDS), WFVK and WXSP. (PR[View news story]
    Pity indeed. There is another smallcap equal weight fund - http://bit.ly/15lWHTB - Guggenheim Russell 2000 equal weight (EWRS) - but the outperformance doesn't seem to be there.
    Mar 19, 2013. 09:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index ETF (PFF) announces monthly distribution of $0.100. 30-day SEC yield of 5.54%. For shareholders of record Mar. 05. Payable Mar. 07. Ex-div date Mar. 01. [View news story]
    That is correct. It was taken directly from the issuer site at the time the market current was published and as such would be accurate for the prior day's close (2/28/13) only.
    Mar 19, 2013. 09:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index ETF (PFF) announces monthly distribution of $0.100. 30-day SEC yield of 5.54%. For shareholders of record Mar. 05. Payable Mar. 07. Ex-div date Mar. 01. [View news story]
    This is what SPDR writes on their fund pages: "An annualized yield that is calculated by dividing the investment income earned by the fund less expenses over the most recent 30-day period by the current maximum offering price."
    Mar 19, 2013. 08:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Guggenheim announces it will shutter 9 ETFs "in order to focus resources on products that have demonstrated greater marketplace demand." Final day of trading to be March 15 with liquidation expected to be "on or around" March 22. The affected funds (with direct competitors in parentheses) are: ABCS (SDIV, VYM), EWEF, EWMD, EWSM, FAA, RSU (SSO), RSW (SDS), WFVK and WXSP. (PR[View news story]
    No affect on SDIV except that it's maybe gained some slight additional AUM/liquidity
    Mar 19, 2013. 08:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Baidu Is A Buy, Dude [View article]
    I think the original is pretty darn sweet. And fun! Like yours too though
    Mar 15, 2013. 03:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index ETF (PFF) announces monthly distribution of $0.100. 30-day SEC yield of 5.54%. For shareholders of record Mar. 05. Payable Mar. 07. Ex-div date Mar. 01. [View news story]
    BTW, the 30-day SEC yield is as of March 1, so based on the past distribution. As several of you have pointed out, the 30-day yield on the March distribution will likely be significantly lower.
    Mar 4, 2013. 03:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Should Ignore Its Shareholders [View article]
    Well since I have no crystal ball, I let the fundamentals determine when I add to a position or lighten up.
    Feb 12, 2013. 12:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Should Ignore Its Shareholders [View article]
    Yep, brilliant analysis - not only for Apple product lovers but for investors. I believe Apple will continue to focus on making great products - if they do the stock price will eventually bounce back. That should be their focus as a company. Ironically by ignoring creating 'shareholder value', they actually are much more likely to increase it. This longer-term view is the reason I bought more shares of the QQQ for both myself and my kids (which is heavily weighted to Apple - we can't really buy individual stocks here at SA due to the obvious conflicts of interest that could create) when Apple fell below $500 - we don't need the money anytime soon. It's always better to buy low ;-)
    Feb 12, 2013. 03:08 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facing the same pressure to obtain yield as the rest of us,, corporate treasurers - including Google's - are moving cash into junk bonds and emerging market paper. It's a new direction for the group which usually sticks with short maturities and investment-grade debt. [View news story]
    LOL
    Jan 17, 2013. 09:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facing the same pressure to obtain yield as the rest of us,, corporate treasurers - including Google's - are moving cash into junk bonds and emerging market paper. It's a new direction for the group which usually sticks with short maturities and investment-grade debt. [View news story]
    The chase for yield has the marking of a 'bubble' all over it
    Jan 17, 2013. 07:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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