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  • Camden Property Trust: Are The Renters Changing? [View article]
    I've seen a clear drop in home ownership aspirations from my parents generation to my adult kids today. The higher income of renters is simply due to a shift in attitudes as many of these renters would have chosen home ownership before. In my area new home ownership by retirees is soaring while new apartments for younger folks can't be built fast enough.
    Jan 23, 2015. 03:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How 30-Somethings Can Put Bonds To Work [View article]
    Appreciate your brief common sense article. A year ago I advised my son to buy a bond. Twice he's gotten interest payments that were above new issues. We also got an offer on the secondary market and it came in at a nice profit. Very happy with the investment!
    Dec 2, 2014. 09:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital: Revisiting The Dividend Debate [View article]
    Agree with forthelonghaul. To me, "too many unknowns" is an issue for the stock price and future dividends, not Prospect's corporate bonds which pay more than other similarly rated and are probably relatively safe in this space. Depending on the issue, had you held Prospect bonds instead of stock you'd be up 5% instead of even. Of course, the uncertainty involves selling them before maturity if you need to. Also, if "too many unknowns" means potential bankruptcy issues then bondholders would be ahead of shareholders, making Prospect bonds a better bet in that scenario.
    Nov 18, 2014. 07:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Lessons In Bond Investing: Why Yields Are Going Lower And What Investors Should Do [View article]
    I love short, to the point articles! As a retiree coping with ultra low interest rates I have found that credit unions, which are NCUA insured, often have the best deposit rates and promotions, sometimes by substantial amounts. Credit unions are also rated for financial strength by several organizations. A great site to find deals and ratings is depositaccounts.com.
    Nov 6, 2014. 03:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Career Curveballs: My Worst Trade -- And What It Taught Me [View article]
    "The big trade is the one you make that allows you the opportunity to make the next one." Peter Pham
    Aug 15, 2014. 04:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Looks Like The Correction Is Here - Are You Ready To Change Gears? [View article]
    Great article! I can tell you from experience (good and bad) that your analysis and conclusions are accurate. After about a year of trading these ETFs my net is almost 7%, not to mention they can be fun on boring market days.
    Aug 9, 2014. 08:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Point Test For Every Investment [View instapost]
    Great article! CD rates are creeping up though, and tax free munis are also yielding more.
    Aug 4, 2013. 09:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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