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  • Pulling the Plug on Best Buy, 3 Yield Ideas for the Week [View article]
    Legg Mason's common symbol is LM. LMI is the preferred. CUSIP#524901-30-3.

    DRE-PK per Yahoo finance. NYSE traded. Duke Realty's common symbol is DRE.

    Thanks.
    Dec 23, 2010. 09:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Book Review: John C. Bogle's 'Don’t Count on It!' [View article]
    5 days? Settlement is T(trade)+2. Typically, depending on the kind of account one has (everyone usually has a margin account whether they know it or not) you can get money the next day if you have a MMA attached with a check book. I'm actually referring to moving money from Vanguard to another firm like rolling over a 401(k) etc. In my experience (yes...I'm an evil..dreaded financial intermediary...ooooh. And...believe it or not our clients...at least the ones who will listen...have made money and beat the market) they take longer than any other firm out there the no-load complexes and full service brokers alike. It's a pattern (I've been observing it for 15+ years) and at times seems almost conspiratorial. There's always a form that wasn't signed or entered correctly or the wrong one. The behavior is similar to the kind I've seen from insurance companies who are awful as well.

    Eventually, the class action attorneys, or the government will get a whiff of it.
    Dec 19, 2010. 12:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Book Review: John C. Bogle's 'Don’t Count on It!' [View article]
    Here! Here! Glad someone else avoids the Bogle Kool Aid. Ever dealt with transferring $$$ from Vanguard? They drag their feet like crazy. If you're only making 25bps...you've got to keep it in the boat as long as possible.
    Dec 18, 2010. 08:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Tale of Two Pharmas: Outlooks for Lilly and Merck [View article]
    Very good points. I still think he's there to do the deal. But it's one man's opinion. Nevertheless, love seeing the mega-pharmas with single digit multiples.
    Dec 10, 2010. 09:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Peering Deep Down Into the Mine for Yields [View article]
    Sorry...our mistake. 1.03% yield. Corrected on our blog.
    Nov 25, 2010. 10:15 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Yield Ideas for the Week, 3 Direct Sales Stocks That Stand the Test of Time [View article]
    Great! Thanks...I'll check it out!
    Nov 13, 2010. 08:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Three MLPs to Take Gains, Three Yield Ideas for the Week [View article]
    Same tax treatment: K1 rather than 1099. Therefore guilt by association.
    ir.linnenergy.com/rele...
    Nov 5, 2010. 09:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Dividend Ideas for the Week [View article]
    My pleasure! Go to the blog and check older posts for other deep value ideas. Some are still relevant, in my opinion.
    yieldpig.blogspot.com/
    Oct 31, 2010. 11:29 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Regulators close seven banks in five states, six through assumption agreements (including $1.6B-asset Hillcrest Bank in Overland Park, Kan.) and one in Arizona that couldn't find a partner and simply paid out deposits. Total for 2010: 139 failed FDIC-insured institutions.  [View news story]
    Also remember...1000 S&L's or so failed during the S&L crisis. Why the gov't hasn't created some kind of RTC for our current mess, which is real estate driven also, is beyond me.
    Oct 24, 2010. 11:23 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Regulators close seven banks in five states, six through assumption agreements (including $1.6B-asset Hillcrest Bank in Overland Park, Kan.) and one in Arizona that couldn't find a partner and simply paid out deposits. Total for 2010: 139 failed FDIC-insured institutions.  [View news story]
    The FDIC has always done that. Less disruptive than a weekday. And do you rely want a local, hayseed bank run?
    Oct 23, 2010. 07:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Microsoft Should Seriously Consider Buying Garmin [View article]
    your key phrase was.."reinvent themselves as a software company".
    Microsoft is a software company, thus the reinvention.
    Jul 25, 2010. 10:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Dividend Stocks Delivering What's Important [View article]
    Hopefully they'll get some growth too. 2.5% isn't enough to keep up with inflation if there's no upward.
    Mar 13, 2010. 10:19 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wealth Disparities in U.S. Approaching 1920s Levels [View article]
    This is an old stat. It was apparent when the wheels started falling off in 2007.
    Feb 25, 2010. 02:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 38 Dividend Securities for Well-Rounded Asset Allocation [View article]
    Good piece. However...I wouldn't think of bond ETF's in dividend terms.
    Feb 17, 2010. 09:01 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This High-Yield, Leveraged Oil and Gas Player Is Hedge Fund Manager Virgilio Guma's Highest Conviction Pick [View article]
    Good one. One of the few MLP's left with decently obscene yield.
    Feb 10, 2010. 07:13 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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