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  • Sucker Yield REITs: Does Annaly Capital Management Qualify? [View article]
    Brad, it doesn't help that your article fails to mention the preferred stocks listed NLY.A, NLY.C, NLY.D. If you're so sceptical about the common stock why not sell your entire holding and buy the preferred instead? If you'd rather avoid Annaly why not write about other preferred stocks paying the same.
    Sep 8, 2014. 05:33 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Avoid Annaly Capital [View article]
    Reinvest the dividends, either into more NLY shares for compound interest, or a low-cost tracker ETF (see what you can get on
    May 9, 2014. 03:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Annaly Capital: The Share Price Has Increased, Are Dividends Next? [View article]
    I don't think an ETF will mitigate the sector risk and I think you'd need better diversification - across asset classes. Why not buy shares from 2 or 3 companies, one-off dealing fees rather than an annual management charge.
    Feb 11, 2014. 05:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Kain buying stock of other mREITs [View news story]
    Not sure about a conflict, if they're buying viable companies for their assets it's a chance to increase book value at less than the full price of those assets.
    Feb 4, 2014. 11:55 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Annaly & mREITs Are No Longer 2014 Safe Havens [View article]
    If you think NLY and reits are buy-and-hold stocks you're way off course. I hold them for the dividends and am happy to ride out the share price fluctuations. Buying on the dips to try and increase income (in line with consumer prices inflation) is my view on trading them. As to whether it's the Common stock or Preferred shares is something to consider at another time.
    Jan 28, 2014. 08:04 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cummins' 12-Liter Nat Gas Engine Will Power Clean Energy Fuels 20% Higher In 2014 [View article]
    Wouldn't Cummins be a better choice. They're making the engines which are going to be purchased regardless of the gas vendors?
    Jan 20, 2014. 06:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Annaly Has Bottomed: Multiple Reasons To Buy [View article]
    Doesn't it also depend on why you bought NLY in the first place - reinvesting dividends for capital growth or taking the payments as income? Perhaps one scenario is more relevant to some investors (buy and hold) rather than retirees looking for income.
    Jan 10, 2014. 12:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Will Be The Main Victim Of Microsoft And Google Cutthroat Smartphone Pricing [View article]
    For all the information google have about me - scanning emails, youtube videos, ........ - they've hardly shown me relevant adverts. How effectively they match users to adverts ought to be just as relevant as what they charge?
    Jan 3, 2014. 05:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Annaly Capital Management Heading For $8.50 Per Share? [View article]
    I'm holding this stock for the dividends. I started with the common stock and have recently purchased some Series A preferred stock yielding 7.875%. I know the common stock currently has a higher yield but there's a risk of a dividend cut hence the series A purchase.
    Dec 23, 2013. 09:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple awarded $290M in Samsung retrial [View news story]
    The principle is worth fighting for but Samsung are getting away with it. Apple should have got double what they asked for.
    Nov 22, 2013. 05:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Samsung extends smartphone crown [View news story]
    Samsung counting phones shipped from the factory instead of sold ignores the purchaser returns and obsolete phones which have to be disposed of. I bought an android phone and sent it back after a week for a refund (awful battery life and a dim screen), not a samsung though.
    Nov 15, 2013. 03:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Another insider buy at Annaly [View news story]
    What's the advantage of NLY compared to CIM? Commercial loans in addition to agency paper?
    Nov 14, 2013. 01:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple begins selling retina iPad Mini [View news story]
    My android phone gets so slow and unresponsive I have to reboot it at least once a week to fix the problem. Before you commit to anything based on android try it out before the customer satisfaction guarantee expires after 7 / 14 days. You might end up sending it back for a refund once you see how bad the problem can be.
    Nov 12, 2013. 06:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Responsiveness Report - Bad News For Apple? [View article]
    Your diagram about the interacting layers which function together on an android device omit one critical item. Every android device has a "virtual machine". This is a program written to emulate the functions of the CPU - most likely used to allow the same application to run on incompatible CPUs from ARM or Intel. Also, what happens on a weekly basis is that system processes will begin restarting and the delays caused by this make my phone run even slower. The only solution is to reboot the handset.
    Oct 16, 2013. 07:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The iPhone Will Be In Third Place In 2015 [View article]
    Apple won't go bottom-fishing in the $50 smartphone market, anything that cheap would be OK for a first-time smartphone owner, after which they've learnt their lesson about not getting software upgrades, junk apps and malware from the google app store and a brand new phone supplied with an obsolete version of android which can't be upgraded.
    Oct 15, 2013. 04:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment