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  • American Tower lower off EBITDA miss, lower guidance [View news story]
    Missed WHOSE expectations, == oh, the analysts, as if they are company insiders
    or management. Another made-up industry - analysts- that should be put out to pasture.
    Feb 23, 2015. 10:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Oscars broadcast ratings drop to six-year low [View news story]
    I am always amazed at companies that advertise heavily, thinking that by doing so, sales will increase proportionally. Do people really see an item advertised and run out and purchase the product. I understand it is a whole industry, but I believe that the industry has brain-washed the companies. I believe that in the past ten years I have purchased only one product based on my seeing it in an advertisement, and that was a prescription medicine ( which the company subsidizes ) that I brought to a physician's attention. Often when advertisements are on Tv I just turn the channel for a short while or leave the room. The same with radio, where often, almost 1/2 of a program hour is devoted to non- programming. When the programming is secondary to the advertising, Enough is enough for me.
    Feb 23, 2015. 10:34 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Reasons Why UTG Is Worth A Look [View article]
    UTG is 11 years old. Their NAV is approaching double the inception NAV. The distribution is from lower left to upper right, with not one drop. Their performance over all periods is excellent. With a distribution just under 6%, this CEF is an income investors dream. The management know what they are doing.
    Feb 23, 2015. 04:34 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. weighs further sanctions against Russia [View news story]
    Keep those sanctions coming. China loves them as it drives Russia right into their arms. By the way, the sanctions hurt a lot more than Russia, such as the Scandinavian Countries, which are supposedly U>S> friends; But Obama never heard or learned about the unintended consequences of an action, nor did he ever learn how to be a leader, win respect, or win real friends, inside or outside of the U>S> . just a few opinions.
    Feb 22, 2015. 03:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. weighs further sanctions against Russia [View news story]
    Debutant
    Please realize that the Obama Administration is probably the WORST to ever run the U>S>. More than 1/2 of the people in the U>S> have no respect for our current Government, ( to put it kindly ). In Nov 2014 we voted in the most Republican Congresspeople that have ever been in office at the same time. Understand that since 9/11/ 01 the U>S> has gone 'off the rails'. Obama is running a scandal ridden. lawless Administration, which does not follow our laws or our Constitution. However we are a democracy, and we will change our Government by VOTING. Hopefully, Nov 2016 will change our lives here, and around the World. It is no fun being a U>S> citizen and reading the news here every day. We understand that we have a pick and choose who wins and who loses Presidency. We have been suffering from it for 6-1/2 years. My opinions.
    Feb 22, 2015. 03:46 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Campus Crest Communities Q3 2014 Earnings - CEO Is Gone And New Strategy Looks Better [View article]
    CWM

    I was inquiring as to where to view their TOTAL portfolio' The links opened for me to view their Copper Beech holdings, so I have seen that.

    Thank you
    Feb 22, 2015. 03:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Examining North Atlantic Drilling's Risk Of Bankruptcy [View article]
    Debutant

    I think NADL is a solid SPECULATION, and I know others that have a core position and trade around that core frequently. My son and I have a small position and if the Feb 26
    report is positive, We will add to it as we approach the May 15 deadline for the proposed agreement with Rosneft. We approach NADL only as a SPEC because too much is unknown, but it is an excellent SPECULATION from my viewpoint. I think the risk/reward is on the reward side because the upside could be so large if things break right. I cannot imagine how high NADL would go if they have obtained customers for their fleet and the agreement goes through. As a guess ,back to 10. SO, I can lose a little, but gain a Lot. Plus it keeps me involved reading S>A>. Otherwise, I might have
    to watch the news which is always depressing. Lastly, there are some very interesting
    people with positions in NADL, many from outside the U>S>, so I get to "meet" a lot of nice folks. Thanks
    Feb 22, 2015. 03:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The ETF Retirement Portfolio Revisited [View article]
    Mr Porter
    Unless things have changed, CEF's have the option to have "right's offerings', which allows current shareholders to purchase additional shares at a discount to the market price. Holders can also sell the rights they do not intend to use. This, in fact, brings more assets into the CEF .
    Howard
    Feb 21, 2015. 07:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Examining North Atlantic Drilling's Risk Of Bankruptcy [View article]
    Ultima70

    Does the current fact that SDRL is guaranteeing NADL debt change your position ?

    Thanks
    Feb 21, 2015. 02:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Reasons Why UTG Is Worth A Look [View article]
    UTG yield is more than twice that of SCHD so it is geared more toward income.
    Feb 21, 2015. 10:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Still no agreement in U.S. refinery strike talks [View news story]
    No article about these strikers should be complete without including data about their job and benefit package. How can we judge if the strike is appropriate when we do not know what they earn overall. and I would bet that 90% of the readers would just love to have the job at the current wages. I remember years ago reading about the automotive industry strikers and seeing they earned the equivalent of $150K annually, but wanted more.
    Feb 21, 2015. 10:50 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Campus Crest Communities Q3 2014 Earnings - CEO Is Gone And New Strategy Looks Better [View article]
    I looked a bit but could not find a listing of the locations of their holdings. If anyone knows, please comment. Thank you.
    Feb 20, 2015. 08:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Reasons Why UTG Is Worth A Look [View article]
    NLY is 1/10 of 1% of the portfolio, so its just an add-on for a little extra yield. Thank you for the nice article. i am long UTG for the lonnnngg term, not for trading.
    Feb 20, 2015. 08:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Enbridge considering new oil pipeline to Gulf coast [View news story]
    Oh, dear, another decision for Obama to make - hardly - he has enough ink in his pen to write VETO 2,000 times
    Feb 20, 2015. 06:42 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • REITs May Be Ready For A Fall [View article]
    Most individuals have to live "somewhere", so unless it is with a relative, either housing, or renting, or both, will be fine. The population is increasing and folks need a roof over their head. As long as overbuilding does not take place, The World will be just OK. and we have a National election in Nov 2016, so think ahead to better times, and a better economy, and some freedoms returning.
    Feb 20, 2015. 01:27 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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