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I was born in 1956 in USSR. After graduation from college in 1979 I worked full-time as an IT specialist. Until 1990 I worked for different companies in the Soviet military industrial complex. I created a small software business in 1991, which failed in 1993. I worked for Oracle Corp in 1995 in... More
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  • Increasing Fixed Income Share 0 comments
    Nov 1, 2012 12:12 AM | about stocks: NQM, VKQ, VGM, FSD, HMH

    If anybody is following my trades, they should've noticed that I'm buying more fixed income tools lately. There are some changes in my life, and I'm increasing share of fixed income in my portfolio. I don't have money to buy hundred grand lots of bonds, so the obvious choice is to buy closed-end funds.

    I prefer muni bonds, but they are way too popular now, and prices are to high. I'm trying to buy high-yield muni funds on drops, and also some high quality corporate bond funds.

    Buys in October:

    Invesco Van Kampen Trust for Investment Grade Municipals (VGM)

    Invesco Van Kampen Municipal Trust (VKQ)

    First Trust High Income Long/Short Fund (FSD)

    Nuveen Investment Quality Municipal Fund (NQM)

    Helios Multi-Sector High Income Fund (HMH)

    Disclosure: I am long NQM, VKQ, VGM, FSD, HMH.

    Additional disclosure: Positions can change any time.

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