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  • Why Awilco Is Not A Slam-Dunk Investment [View article]
    The problem is that breakdowns are not planned events. They happen suddenly. And when they do, everyone runs for the door. And that is when the hopeful investor loses big time. Too risky for a real "investor." All the best, bzl14
    Oct 27, 2013. 09:21 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unconventional ETF Profit Extraction: In 2 Years UDOW +134%, S&P Is Riskier And Only +43% [View article]
    Very interesting and apititing idea. However, just as mentioned on the above comment, it would not be possible for an average retiree investor to duplicate. It would be great to have a software (service) which would alert one of actionable periods. And then reality hits: If there is such a software, the owner will not sell service to public rather, he would be making money hand over fist...all in all, the idea seems beyond the reach of an average investor, unless of coarse, Peter shows us the way. Anyway, thank you for the article. Bzl14
    Oct 27, 2013. 09:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Top Dogs Net 18% To 67% Leading 9 Indices [View article]
    Fredrik, thank you for sharing your hard work with everyone. I have made a portfolio of the final picks, and they are beating the S&P by 8%! (23% V. 15% i.e.+/- 50%). Only 1 loser-DBD! As we will soon approach December, I was wondering if you intend to do a similar list for this year? Again thank you for your hard work and sharing your results with everyone. All the best, bzl14
    Oct 10, 2013. 01:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Retirees Need A Dividend ETF Or A Portfolio Of Individual Stocks? [View article]
    Merril Lynch offers one of the best deals. $250K balance in Merril and/or Bank of America and all of your non-option trades are free! I love their platform but their options trading policy is not ideal- that is if you trade options. bzl14
    Aug 30, 2013. 12:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I'm Adding More SALSA To This Super-Sized Big Mac-Daddy Of REIT-Dom [View article]
    It is not panic selling or "accurately predicting the future." It is really refusing to fight the market and the trend. It is also a matter of time horizon. I am nearly 72 and may not have as much time as many others to wait around for another cycle. So, the bottom line is, everyone must do what he/she believes best for him/her. All the best, bzl14
    Aug 18, 2013. 12:59 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I'm Adding More SALSA To This Super-Sized Big Mac-Daddy Of REIT-Dom [View article]
    I hope you are right and when the interest rates go up Riets and MLPs will not get hurt too much. But then, recent history is telling us otherwise. All the best. bzl14
    Aug 18, 2013. 12:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I'm Adding More SALSA To This Super-Sized Big Mac-Daddy Of REIT-Dom [View article]
    Rumors of the past few months about Fed "tapering down" has caused enormous loss' to Riets and MLPs. Therefore, it seems clear that any (real or rumored) increase in the interest rates by Fed during the next couple of years (which is nearly certain) will hurt these investments. Thus, IMO, depending on one's timeline horizon, if one is looking strictly for dividend income, they will get paid handsomely. On the other hand, if one is looking for total return, then, the experience of the past few months clearly shows that these investments will be disappointing--for the next few years anyway. For the reasons stated above, I am looking for opportunity to reduce my exposure to these investment-- no matter how good they sound. Long, STAG, O,OHI,ARCP, MPW,LSE & VNQ. Good luck to all, bzl14
    Aug 17, 2013. 12:50 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Combining Contrarian And Momentum Investing [View article]
    IYC has outperformed all of them (similar ETFs) during the past 5 years. Why not IYC? BTW, Plotous, great articles. Thank you for sharing.
    Aug 15, 2013. 03:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Financial Crisis Over For Financial Stocks? [View article]
    Chuck you have not missed anything. Peter Schif is, IMO, perma bear on $--which has not panned out well during the past 5 years... BTW, thank you for all of these great articles. Re smaller banks, CBF is amongst very few that BAC has a "buy" rating on it with a target of $23. May be worth checking out. I have no position on it. All the best
    Aug 3, 2013. 08:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Potash Corp: A Good Way To Take Advantage Of Industry Turmoil [View article]
    Thanks very much for your reply and site reference. I am not an agroengineer, however, it seems that this technology will have a tremendous affect on potish industry's sale of nitrogen related fertilizers . To this end, here is a quote from your referenced site:
    " ...These can either be supplied by decaying matter, nitrogen fixing bacteria, animal waste, or through the agricultural application of purpose made fertilizers." I am not certain how much of the potish industries business relates to the production of nitrogen, or what percentage of their profits comes from it, one way or other, IMO, this new technology will have a major affect on the industry. All the best, bzl14
    Aug 1, 2013. 03:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Potash Corp: A Good Way To Take Advantage Of Industry Turmoil [View article]
    The new N-Fix technology developed by the University of Nottingham and licensed to Azotic Technologies Ltd is a game changer. The fertilizer industry will never be the same! This technology allows plants to get their nitrogen needs from the air--i.e. no need for fertilizer. IMO, drop on all fertilizer producing companies' stock price had a lot to do with this announcement (made on 7-26-2013) than anything else. Here is the Azotic Technology's site:
    Aug 1, 2013. 12:42 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The First Metric MLP Investors Should Know [View article]
    Outstanding research. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to your future articles. bzl14
    Jul 17, 2013. 02:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wesco: Undervalued By 60% Based On Peers And Growth [View article]
    Very nice article. Thank you for sharing. Bzl
    Jul 16, 2013. 06:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kansas City Life Insurance: A Small, Venerable Insurer With A Healthy Dividend At Discount [View article]
    Nice article. I am wondering how much of their mortgage backed securities are Pre 2007-if any? If they do hold some, maybe that could be part explanation for higher book value. Just wonder. All the best, bzl14
    Jul 16, 2013. 05:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Our First Quarter Retirement Income Portfolio Review [View article]

    I also do some put selling but not on my IRA account because in IRA accounts they lock 100% of stock's price. Otherwise no naked put selling is allowed in IRA accounts. I generally keep enough $ in my account to cover the possibility of being forced to buy the stock, but, at the same time, it takes away the freedom to write more puts-if you wanted. You can always cover the losing put...It is all a matter of risk tolerance. All the best, bzl14
    Jul 9, 2013. 11:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment