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  • Kinder Morgan: How To Get A 10% Yield [View article]
    It appears to me the end result is that the investor has ZERO shares at the end of this "exercise", which to me isn't an optimal outcome. The assumptions made in the article make little sense , because no one knows what the share price will be in the future. You may be selling the shares annually at a loss. Frankly, with all due respect, I do not understand this article.
    Mar 25, 2015. 07:00 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gates' Cascade Is A Big Believer In Luxury Hotels [View article]
    To correct, LSO is not a valid symbol. Perhaps the author means LHO, Lasalle Hotel Properties.
    Mar 25, 2015. 03:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed's Evans: Hold off on rate hikes until 2016 [View news story]
    Only ONE person should speak for the Fed, as they are causing massive confusion, as we all know.
    Mar 25, 2015. 11:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Dream Team REITs: March Madness Continues [View article]
    These 3 together pay out around 2.25% or so, which is not an income investors dream team. While all 3 are excellent companies, and have had a great deal of success for many years, I would love to own them if they paid out 5% or more. That is the bottom line. Not interested when I can earn 2-3 times as much from other Reits or other products.
    Mar 24, 2015. 03:36 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 6%+ Yields From 3 Restaurant Royalties Served With A Side Of Growth [View article]
    The largest problem is the foreign currency exchange rate, which currently is 20%+ against U.S. shareholders, lowering the payout by that amount.
    Mar 23, 2015. 12:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Patterson Companies: Becoming A Dividend Growth Stock [View article]
    Neither do most other health care insurance plans, as well as not covering vision related maladies. You cannot have everything, unless someone can pay for it.
    Mar 22, 2015. 03:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's As Clear As Mud [View article]
    The Fed personnel are paid to make everything murky. THAT is their mandate.
    Mar 21, 2015. 01:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Moaty REIT With A Decent Margin Of Safety [View article]
    I sure wish authors would stop writing articles about this reit.
    Overload is overload.
    Mar 21, 2015. 01:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • VTA: Senior Loan CEF Currently On Sale [View article]
    Ok, Thanks. Mr Spritzer
    Mar 19, 2015. 04:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • VTA: Senior Loan CEF Currently On Sale [View article]
    The data on CEF Connect notes that VTA has lost over 30% of its NAV since inception. I do not consider that a stable investment.
    Mar 18, 2015. 10:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Munich RE May Be Worth Considering Now [View article]
    It appears that this company issues only one dividend per year, which is not what income investors look for.
    Mar 17, 2015. 04:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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