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  • Retirement Strategy: I Am Selling Chevron From The Team Alpha Retirement Portfolio [View article]
    RS you are correct about one thing ... you are "taking a lot of heat on this one". When I buy a stock I ask myself will it be higher in five years. I will continue to hold CVX and COP because I believe they will be higher in five years and I will get paid to wait. I follow you. I love your articles but just curious do you have a time horizon when you buy a stock and what is it?
    Nov 24, 2015. 07:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company - A Value Play With A 12% Yield [View article]
    Another low fee way to invest in a basket of MLP's is a fairly new ETF, symbol AMZA.
    I have invested in MLP's for years and became frustrated with waiting for the K-1's and then the K-1 corrections. Also a CEF or ETF can be invested in a tax-deferred account. I bought AMZA way too early in hindsight and have added to my position on dips. I also own several MLP CEF's but the management feels are high. Needless to say I have taken a hit this year but as a long-term investor I am not overly concerned having lived through these cycles before. I live in Tulsa home of some of the best MLP's. My golf buddies that work in the energy industry tell me it is a great time to buy MLP's in the midstream space. Who knows it could be months or years before we see a turnaround.
    Oct 30, 2015. 09:00 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Upstream MLPs May Be The Best Bet To Profit From An Oil Price Recovery [View article]
    AMZA is a fairly new ETF that has a basket of high quality MLP's, mostly midstream. The management fee is around 1% but it pays a dividend so it is a good way to invest in MLP's in a retirement account and avoid K-1's. I have invested in MLP's for several years and buyers today are going to well rewarded in the future. I don't have a crystal ball so I don't know when energy will turn around like the "experts" but I am betting five years from now I will be happy I held my MLP's and keep adding to my positions. Long AMZA.
    Oct 29, 2015. 08:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: A Journey Through Life With Dividend Income And Mortality Realities [View article]

    I have enjoyed your articles and wish you the best. I checked with my priest and he confirmed there is no way to do a direct transfer upon death and our currency is not accepted anyway. So I am with you. I have worked hard, lived frugally and hope to enjoy the comforts of life as much as possible before my death. It's just so damned hard to predict our last day.
    Oct 1, 2015. 08:31 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I'm Stocking Up On Ventas While I'm Singing In The Rain [View article]
    Brad, thank you for another good article. I added more OHI on one of those recent crazy down days. I have had VTR, HCN, and HCP on my watch list. I also love biotech for the same reason, demographics.
    Sep 10, 2015. 07:58 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AMZA: 9% Yield With No K-1 And Few Concerns About Interest Rates [View article]
    I own AMZA in my retirement account and was advised by my CPA not to buy individual MLP's in a tax deferred account. I will add to my position as the volume picks up. That's the risk I see is the low volume and spread. I like the idea of owning a basket of MLP's and the 1% fee is very reasonable compared to the MLP CEF's.
    May 14, 2015. 08:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Mr. Valuation Disagrees With Henry Blodget: 'It's A Market Of Stocks' Is Not A Meaningless Phrase [View article]
    Chuck, your phrase is meaningful and helpful for investors to focus on the trees not the forest as a whole. I also think of the stock market as an auction such as eBay where prices are bid up or down depending on perceived value. Successful stock picking requires doing some homework. Finding the best companies in the right sectors that provide the safety and return we are looking for at any given time. Just like buying a product on eBay most of us do not have the luxury of visiting the company, trying out the product, asking the tough questions. We usually rely on what we read and hear from reviews or "experts". I also believe luck is involved because there are so many variables beyond anyone's control that can affect the price of a stock.
    Apr 19, 2015. 08:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bond Fund Choices For Retiree Portfolios [View article]
    Thank you for your response. I follow your articles and hope you can write about GNMA bond funds and "GNMA" ETF's sometime. Thanks again.
    Apr 2, 2015. 08:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bond Fund Choices For Retiree Portfolios [View article]
    Why are GNMA bond funds or ETF's never recommended? Please could someone answer this question.
    Feb 19, 2015. 09:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric Dividend Provides Me The Comfort I Need To Own The Stock [View article]
    I agree GE sucks but don't forget Jack Welch. He's the guy who put GE in the financial business. Immelt inherited a mess.
    Jan 13, 2015. 07:43 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gilead Long-Term Prognosis Is Promising [View article]
    Not sure what you are talking about. I did not state a time period or numbers only pointed out "CSYJ's" numbers were wrong. Please read before you comment and get the names right.
    Jan 12, 2015. 07:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Health Care ETF: XLV No. 2 Select Sector SPDR In 2014 [View article]
    FBIOX and Gilead have been two of my best holdings. I'm banking that healthcare will continue to outperform ... demographics, demographics, demographics.
    Jan 11, 2015. 08:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GoPro +4.5%, Ambarella +7.4% on the day after Christmas [View news story]
    tawse57 "free speech". Take the comment section and many articles in SA with a big grain of salt.
    Dec 31, 2014. 08:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gilead Long-Term Prognosis Is Promising [View article]
    I find some of the comments on SA to be quite humorous. I am not great at math but I must state the obvious. CSYJ's math is fine but his numbers are wrong. Just go back and look at the two-year price history. It's a simple case of garbage in garbage out.

    On to more important matters. I purchased GILD on the day of big fall. Unfortunately it fell further the next day. It has been on my watch list for a long time. It has been a top holding in FBIOX purchased on 2/28/99 (source Morningstar). It was also recommended in the recent issue of Kiplinger's. Great management. It will be a long-term hold for me.
    Dec 31, 2014. 08:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 High-Yield Utility Stocks To Buy For 2015 [View article]
    The utility sector seems to be fully valued. AEP for example has a PE of 16.9 compared to a five-year average of 13.6 (source Morningstar). I recently trimmed back on my utility holdings including AEP only to watch them go higher.
    Dec 31, 2014. 07:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment