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  • Another disastrous day for oil stocks - is it capitulation time? [View news story]
    I would have to believe that the CNBC personnel we see on TV earn more than $ 50,000/year. I would think probably closer to $ 50,000 per month !
    Aug 14, 2015. 05:58 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should You Invest With Warren Buffett In Coca-Cola? [View article]
    In addition, since shares owned by a corp very little is subject to tax !
    Aug 12, 2015. 03:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MLPJ: Yielding 9% With 18% Upstream Exposure [View article]
    Thank you for a very nice articles. I am very long AMLP and prefer the ETF with no upstreams. If someone believes in the upstreams than they would probably be better served with holding the bonds or senior notes.
    Aug 12, 2015. 03:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • SRV: Trading At 20%+ Discount To NAV Due To Supply/Demand Imbalance [View article]
    I forgot to mention thank you for your article, and now, thank you for your response.
    Aug 12, 2015. 05:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Update On 4 Tactical/Momentum ETFs [View article]
    Thanks for this interesting and potentially valuable article. I don't think the true value of this type of product is revealed in an uptrending market. I believe that it will perform better during a down market and possibly thru a crisis scenario similar to the 2008 / 2009 period. Could you briefly provide the major differences between GMOM and GAA, since both ETF's are sponsored by Cambria ? Thank you.
    Aug 10, 2015. 05:29 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SRV: Trading At 20%+ Discount To NAV Due To Supply/Demand Imbalance [View article]
    According to CEFConnect, the total fees are 2.67 %, inclusive of interest, 30 % leverage and a very small total asset base. I'll pass on this one.
    Aug 10, 2015. 05:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Lanny's Recent Purchase - EMR [View article]
    Never owned it. However, recently sold some Sept 52.50 puts for a premium in excees of $ 2. I have a feeling that I will be an owner in Sept.
    Aug 9, 2015. 04:28 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Record Quarter And Half-Year For This Automobile Company [View article]
    Good article. Could you provide the difference between the 2 different symbols usew for BMW ? Also, no mention of dividend policy, is there a dividend paid ?
    Aug 7, 2015. 01:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Walt Disney Company: A Great Company At A Fair Price [View article]
    Good article. I never owned the stock, however, I just sold the Oct 110 puts for a few dollars. I'm an owner if the shares are put to me !
    Aug 5, 2015. 05:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shell's Dividend Pledge: Solid Or Empty Promise? [View article]
    Excellent article. I am long RDS-B. I have noticed with your article as well as similar articles that cash shortfall means that the dividend isn't covered and is being financed. Dividends are paid from current earnings AND Retained Earnings. Therefore, in my opinion, the dividend is being covered and some CAPEX is being financed. This is logical since debt is long term and the CAPEX projects are long term as well. The cash flow is being matched in my opinion.
    Aug 5, 2015. 06:42 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Safe Retirement Withdrawals From A Dividend Fund Portfolio [View article]
    You wrote a quality article, however, nothing substantial was really proven. Bond funds returned amounts greater than stocks due to massive and unprecedented decrease in interest rates which cannot be duplicated going forward. If interest rates dropped by the same amount from here than our rates would be negative and would would probably be in a really bad situation as a nation !
    Aug 4, 2015. 06:33 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Cashing In On The Oil Crash [View article]
    As always, another fine article. I have been long XOM & COP for over 6 years now so I still have a gain, however, I agree with you and plan on picking up some more XOM. In the article you mentioned that XOM would be reducing its stock buybacks. Isn't this the time for these companies to step up and buy their stock big time ? Debt would cost less than the dividend, especially after tax ! I will never truly understand the thought process used by these large public companies.
    Aug 4, 2015. 06:24 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Third Alternative To Both Bonds And Dividend Growth To Provide Income While Preserving Capital [View article]
    This was an excellent article. I appreciate your rationale for including the CEF's, however, given that your are writing about interest rate risk, should you not have mentioned that these funds use almost 30% leverage ? Granted the interest income exceeds the interest expense plus the high fees, although any rate increases will drive down the price of the holding thereby generating an unrealized capital loss. The bottom line is future turmoil for investors !
    Aug 3, 2015. 06:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buffett wins again; Street gives no credit [View news story]
    I'm sure Buffet loves dividend paying companies because Berkshire does not have to pay tax, like you and I do as individuals, for the dividends received. It used to be a C Corp like Berkshire received an 85% dividend received exclusion. Only 15% of the dividends received were subject to tax ! Despite Buffet's rhetoric abould his low tax rate, he takes advantage of ALL tax saving opportunities. As he should !
    Jul 29, 2015. 02:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retired Investors Don't Buy Bonds Until? [View article]
    Excellent article. In addition, when dealing with a taxable account, the tax rate on qualified dividends is approx half the rate of interest income if you are in the top tax bracket.
    Jul 29, 2015. 02:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment