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  • How To Reduce (Or Eliminate) Paying Taxes On American Capital Agency's Dividend  [View article]
    The strategy defiantly works. I've been doing it for few yrs. However it fails when the stock starts falling just like its happening now. In fact u can capitalize better return by purchasing in the money options a month prior to x div date.
    I'm trying to figure a way to protect against the sudden sell offs...
    Aug 2, 2013. 02:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The selling continues in the mortgage REIT space (MORT -3.4%), with one of today's biggest losers Chimera Investment (CIM -3.8%) a curious one as its exposure is credit risk not rate risk. Other tumblers: Armour (ARR -6.4%), New York Mortgage (NYMT -6.5%), Javelin (JMI -6.1%), MFA Financial (MFA -3.4%). There's little bid for American Capital - (AGNC -4.1%), (MTGE -3.3%) - with one trader noting Gary Kain's focus on owning pre-pay protected paper is another bet not paying off as rates rise.  [View news story]
    when the the 50 day and the 200 day mov. avg. crossed, that should have been our signal to run.. for now, I'm staying away.
    May 29, 2013. 01:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Replace American Capital After Dismal Earnings? What I'm Doing With The Stock Now  [View article]
    i guess its not a bad idea to start buying puts here to protect our assets in Mreits.
    May 16, 2013. 11:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Did 16.3% Dividend Payer American Capital Agency Corp.'s Hedging Fail In Q1?  [View article]
    I bought some on Friday @30.90. This puts my mind at ease. However I think I will buy otm puts to protect my investment.
    I always traded agnc did very well overall. I hope we can keep it going.
    May 6, 2013. 01:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on American Capital Agency (AGNC) Q1 earnings: Comprehensive loss of $1.57/share includes $0.64 of net income and $2.21 loss on marked-to-market investments. Book value dives to $28.93 from $31.64 on Dec. 31. CIO Kain: "Specified mortgage securities also materially underperformed ... (and) led to the decline in our book value." Shares -2.4% to $32.32 AH. (PR[View news story]
    shares are at 31.13. I think its going lower.
    May 2, 2013. 04:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Reduce (Or Eliminate) Taxes On Annaly's Dividends  [View article]
    Good Article, I got this similar article few years ago, i dont recall the author. its a proven strategy!!
    I've been doing this strategy almost for two years now.. it works perfectly!!
    In fact, you can enhance the returns by buying deep in the money options.
    Apr 25, 2013. 03:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy This Portfolio Of REITs With A 20% Total Return  [View article]
    any advise how to protect this portfolio with optons during market sell offs, without costing so much that we give the dividend profits away..
    Mar 7, 2013. 06:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Finally Time To Sell American Capital Agency Corp?  [View article]
    Great article!! Love agnc, I wish there was a way to hedge against the market swings. I get very nervous when market or the merits sector swings over some stupid negative news.
    Selling calls or buying puts don't really protect 100% invested assets. Anyone has any good sugestion how to protect invested assets while holding agnc stock?
    Feb 10, 2013. 02:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Should Announce A $100 Billion Stock Buyback  [View article]
    Cheesy article. We all know that's not going to happen.
    They might buy back 30 billion. That's about it!!
    Investing in supply chain would be a lot more lucrative.
    Dec 23, 2012. 04:59 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Real Reasons Why Apple Is Tanking  [View article]
    Tusc nailed it.. however, the hard part is how to trade it?
    obviously after the stock went to 505 how do you know when it will reverse its upside. in this case it was 590.
    is it safe to say the new trading range now is 505 to 590?
    Dec 5, 2012. 05:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Did Apple Bottom Friday?  [View article]
    Hammer was formed on Friday. We just need confirmation, hope we get it on Monday.
    Nov 17, 2012. 02:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If Chasing Yield Is All You Are After, Mortgage REITs May Not Be Your Best Bet  [View article]
    I sold majority of my shares out of nly and agnc. With a substantial loss. I'll get back in when fed stops buying MBS.
    Nov 17, 2012. 11:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Expect Apple To Surge In Coming Months  [View article]
    Great info Everyone!!! I was looking for this info...
    Nov 2, 2012. 12:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • With shares below $600, Apple (AAPL -1.4%) bear Doug Kass has decided to take a small trading long position. Kass thinks his concerns are now baked in, and expects Apple to hold its 200-day moving average of $588. Meanwhile, Apple's usual defenders on the Street continue praising its management overhaul (I, II): JPMorgan is relieved Jony Ive is sticking around, and RBC argues John Browett's removal was necessary in light of how he alienated retail workers. (earlier) Update: Kass says he sold half his long position at $601.  [View news story]
    Harry, how do you know?
    Oct 31, 2012. 06:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital Mortgage Investment (MTGE): Q3 EPS of $4.03. Book value/share of $25.21, up $3.13 from Q2's end (today's close, $24.93). The board authorizes a share repurchase program of up to $50M, about 5.5% of the float. Shares +1.6% AH. (PR[View news story]
    all these repurchase of shares... i thought MBH purchases would hurt the net Income. these companies are reporting record Earnings.
    Did wall Street Menupilate the market again???
    Oct 31, 2012. 05:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment