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  • 5 Energy Sector Stocks With Potential To Reach 15% Yield On Cost In 10 Years [View article]
    5ban, what is BWP buying, if it is buying is it acretive to distributions? Don't forget this is the way that MLP's grow. They don't go to banks for money.
    Apr 3 11:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • CCPT III: To Sell Or Not To Sell [View article]
    I sold, let this drama play out awhile then take another look. Brad Thomas doesn't think this is a good idea either.
    Apr 2 11:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Facts Are In - MLPs Work Great In IRAs [View article]
    rheimeri, you'll look good in an orange jump suit.
    Mar 27 07:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Facts Are In - MLPs Work Great In IRAs [View article]
    I sold 200 shares of SPH out of my IRA in 2012. I have owned them since 2008. I am meeting with my tax accountant in early April. I will be glad to let everyone know exactly how that comes out.
    Mar 26 09:15 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Facts Are In - MLPs Work Great In IRAs [View article]
    Alan, enjoyed the article. I too own quite a few MLP's in my IRA and others in a regular account. I have never seen an investment that has generated more articles and comments when it comes to where these things should be held. My personal opinion is that a good investment should be held wherever you have the available funds to own it. I am not one to be overly concerned about taxes since it is hard as hell to avoid them but maybe just put them off for a while, hopefully until I'm dead, then the rest be damned.
    Mar 26 08:13 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MLPs - A Reality Check ? [View article]
    I too intend to live off the distributions. I cannot, however think of another investment vehicle that has brought about so much discussion concerning their worth or where they should be held (taxable or non-tax accounts) I hold them in both. Ken, just to let you know, I always appreciate your thought provoking comments.
    Mar 26 02:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 New Preferreds To Replace Recently Called Securities [View article]
    Just me but I don't like having non-cums in the portfolio.
    Mar 26 09:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Trading volume in LinnCo (LNCO -0.3%) ticks up to 1.1M shares vs. average daily volume of 869K, perhaps due to Jim Cramer's apparent endorsement via Twitter. Earlier this week, Linn Energy (LINE -1.5%), owned by LNCO, said it cleared an antitrust hurdle to buy Berry Petroleum (BRY) for $4.3B; the deal was announced last month and is expected to close by the end of June. [View news story]
    The distribution is not "tax free" it is tax deferred. I suggest you read up on what you are holding with a MLP. I know LINE is a LLC but the tax deferral situation is the same.
    Mar 22 11:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP) declares an 1.1% increase in annual dividend to $0.91/share, representing an annual yield of 6.45%. Shares -1.3% premarket. [View news story]
    Divi. moving in the right direction.
    Mar 18 11:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tax Free Dividend Investing [View article]
    I too live in Maryland. Those of you, who do not, need to understand why Maryland has a triple A rating. They are a one party State, democrat, they have decided to do anything to be able to boast about their AAA rating. To that end the sorry politicians are willing to tax the hell out of its citizens. This is one of the criteria that the bond rating houses look at when doing their ratings. I also have a large holding of NMY simply as a way of getting a small portion of my taxes back.
    Mar 10 06:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • I Invested In Microsoft But I Have More Than A Few Words For Steve Ballmer [View article]
    Dear 12,
    Did you send this to Balmer? I hope so and I also hope you asked for a reply.
    Mar 7 09:46 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Realty Capital Properties Is No Mirage: It's Time To Back Up The Truck [View article]
    When I read your analysis of ARCP it makes perfect sense to have a piece of this stock. When I go to my Fidelity account and look at "analysts opinions" they are almost completely against this stock with everything from "underperform" to "sell" recommendations. What are they not seeing?
    Mar 5 12:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Stocks With Recent Intensive Insider Buying [View article]
    I have an account with Fidelity and when you look at the analysts views on PVR many have a SELL or STRONG SELL rating. I tend to look at it more as a hold. Your thoughts.
    Mar 4 01:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • REITs: Why The Dividends Are A Mirage [View article]
    I bought STWD at $20.72, it is not at $27.83. If all they have done in the past has been a mirage, why do I have this nice cap gain along with the divi's received?
    Mar 4 10:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Advantage Announces the Formation of a Special Committee [View article]
    It's about time this company did something.
    Feb 27 10:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment