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  • Chipotle to close all stores for food safety session  [View news story]
    Chipotle is taking a lesson from Starbucks. Starbucks closed their stores for a day a couple of years ago during the financial crisis. The purpose was to retrain their employees after complaints of high prices and poor quality.

    It was more of a publicity stunt to get some positive press.
    Feb 8, 2016. 10:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Smart Beta In Correction: Momentum, Low Volatility And Quality Continue To Outperform  [View article]
    Agree with tmow. SPHD has performed well and has a nice dividend. Perhaps you could add this to your MQV portfolio.

    When are you going to start your own managed ETF so we can all invest?
    Feb 4, 2016. 07:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cohen & Steers REIT CEF Lineup: What To Make Of This Trio  [View article]
    RQI has 25 % leverage. RFI has no leverage and a identical portfolio.

    Reduce your leverage but enjoy some leverage by investing 50% in each fund. Adjust the percentage to your risk profile.
    Jan 29, 2016. 10:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund: Sleep Well, Collect Distribution Checks  [View article]
    Great article
    I have looked at PDT a number of times but always hesitated for the same reasons you discuss. It is a good fund and is on my watch list.

    I recently purchases JPC after several Seeking Alpha contributors reviewed the CEF and the the discount increased. JPC is more of a pure preferred fund compared to PDT.

    We baby boomers have great interest in preferred and income producing funds. An article from you reviewing preferred CEFs and ETFs would be an excellent read.

    Thank you for your research.
    Jan 26, 2016. 07:19 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • S&P 500 Weekly Update: Is This The Early Stages Of Something More Dramatic, Or Just A Short-Term Pullback?  [View article]
    great article and the timing is perfect. I went all in yesterday.
    Jan 22, 2016. 08:37 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China And Your Portfolio: What Now?  [View article]
    Cullen Roche on Seeking Alpha has a similar view and more excellent analysis.
    Jan 8, 2016. 09:10 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Market Correction Is Underway  [View article]
    Welcome back.
    This is an excellent article after a long lapse on Seeking Alpha. Your Oscillator is an incredible piece of work. Please keep us updated.
    Jan 6, 2016. 07:52 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Buys In Preferred Shares CEFs For 2016 Are Paying 8.5% Or More  [View article]
    JPC and HPF both up today during a very down market.

    Congratulations Left Banker you have moved the market.
    Jan 4, 2016. 03:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors hits low end of Q4 delivery guidance  [View news story]
    The pressure to produce and deliver are having an effect on quality.

    Been there many times in my automotive career. It will only get worse.
    Jan 3, 2016. 10:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • CDC heavily debated cellphone radiation risk  [View news story]
    Everything kills you - yet life expectancy continues to increase.

    More sensationalism by the media. Ignore it
    Jan 3, 2016. 10:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Preferred Shares From Flaherty & Crumrine: 1 To Buy And 1 To Sell  [View article]
    Much has been written and a great deal of research has been done on why CEFs sell at a discount.

    Google it and read all you can. There is no simple explanation. It cannot be explained in a few comments. You need to realize that it is a phenomena that can be exploited by those who understand it.

    Welcome to CEF investing. This corner of the market can be very beneficial if you study and learn.
    Jan 3, 2016. 09:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quarterly Rebalance For High-Income, Stable-Capital CEF Portfolio (Instablog)  [View instapost]

    It appears our Muse visited me first once again. I bought some JPC two months ago. Most of my limit order did not go through much to my disappointment. I was looking to add to my preferred income investments.

    I have spent the evening looking over your articles trying to decide my next move. Looks like you and I will be buying JPC tomorrow.

    I always enjoy your research. You are a very intelligent individual and I appreciate you sharing your investment choices with your minions.

    I have learned a great deal from you and it gives me the confidence to follow my own research.

    Safe travels and enjoy your retirement. I will be joining you soon.
    Jan 3, 2016. 07:53 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Outlook For 2016: Despite The Near-Term Headwinds, The Bull Market Isn't Over And The S&P 500 Will Set New Highs In 2016  [View article]
    The low price of oil is a negative for the oil companies but a significant positive for many other areas of the economy. Of course the media will always focuses on the negative as it attracts more viewers.

    The low prices of all commodities will lead to improved earnings for the refiners, manufacturing, transportation, food and retail related companies.

    Eventually the media will move to another story and the benefits of low oil prices will become apparent and move the market.
    Jan 2, 2016. 02:21 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Preferred Shares From Flaherty & Crumrine: 1 To Buy And 1 To Sell  [View article]
    Having worked in the energy field many years ago, I have first hand experience as to how long energy can stay depressed. Your choice of a FLC with low exposure to energy is a good one and also indicative of Flaherty & Crumrine's expertise.

    Please add JPC to you next research of preferred CEF funds.

    Thank you for your through research.
    Dec 31, 2015. 08:19 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Questions Investors Are Asking  [View article]
    I don't have a Facebook account nor care to get one.

    I use Google for my search engine but have several blockers installed so they can't track anything I do.

    I don't shop at the Mall.

    I do use Amazon but only for those things I can't get easily at the local stores.

    I am one of the many millions of baby boomers.

    Does this tell you anything.
    Dec 29, 2015. 09:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment