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Mr. Berger is the creator and developer of the YDP screening tool. A chart system and its analysis for screening and monitoring dividend income equity investments. Seeking Alpha's #3 ranked Author for Income Investing Strategy & #4 for Utilities. A former Chief Operating Officer, Director,... More
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  • Breaking News On Brazil Oil Production Threat

    Today, March 12, 2013, The Rio Times reported on the escalating fallout in the continuing battle between O&G producing States and the federal government of Brazil over the sharing of royalties. Recently, the Brazilian federal legislature enacted a law channeling a larger share of these royalties to non-producing States. President Dilma vetoed this legislation but the veto was overridden.

    The State of Rio de Janeiro is Brazil's largest oil producing region and is threatening retaliation by revoking all environmental permits to operate oil production there. This would effectively force the shut down of all production in the State (about two thirds of all Brazil's oil production). At the very least, a significant new State tax to offset the lost royalty revenues will very likely be instituted.

    I urge all of you that have any interests in Brazil's oil and gas industry, directly or through ETFs or Mutual Funds, to watch for and read my soon to be published article on this significant breaking news event.

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Mar 14 2:54 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Seeking Alpha Certified

    Seeking Alpha has instituted a brand quality recognition system which I am happy to report I have opted to participate in and been accepted as a Seeking Alpha certified contributor. When you see this badge in the author's profile, you can be assured that the author pledges to uphold the highest professional and ethical standards.

    Seeking Alpha Certified

    I want to take this opportunity to state that I will hold to the same high standards in this blog as I do for my professional articles submitted to SA.

    Mar 14 3:52 AM | Link | 2 Comments
  • MREITs - Too Good To Be True? You Will Need The Facts Before You Decide.

    Are you attracted to the high yield of mREITs and the supposedly safety of the government backing of their mortgage assets? Be sure to watch for my new article if you own any mREITs are considering them for your portfolio.

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Mar 07 2:52 PM | Link | Comment!
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