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  • The Stars (And Russian Troops) Are Aligned For Higher Gold Prices [View article]
    Concerning inflation, Japan intends to raise wages, the first tiime in six years, and the reason surprised me. It was to contain deflation. And now I know what the US wage talk is all about, and it will some time before I become concerned with inflation.
    Mar 16 05:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Stars (And Russian Troops) Are Aligned For Higher Gold Prices [View article]

    With sniper fire that killed demonstrators and threats that led the president to flee Ukraine, one could argue that Russia had cause for concern and moved to stabilize Crimea—and one could hope for the incursion to soon blow over. But alas, the West is anxious to tighten its grip on the old Soviet Union and stirred up opposition, exploited an opportunity to make Putin loose face, and by doing so the US and the West initiated a secondary crisis. And there are plenty of pundits that rely on fear for profit.
    Mar 16 05:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Stars (And Russian Troops) Are Aligned For Higher Gold Prices [View article]

    With sniper fire that killed demonstrators and threats that led the president to flee Ukraine, one could argue that Russia had cause for concern and moved to stabilize Crimea—and one could hope for the incursion to soon blow over. But alas, the West is anxious to tighten its grip on the old Soviet Union and stirred up opposition, exploited an opportunity to make Putin loose face, and by doing so the US and the West initiated a secondary crisis. And there are plenty of pundits that rely on fear for profit.
    Mar 16 05:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Nuclear Option: Russia's Threat To Dump Treasuries [View article]
    I understood that Mr. Sergi Glazyer's suggestion to dump US bonds was predicated on US sanctions; and regardless of his failings, the idea is in the hopper. Further,
    1) With US sanctions, Russia may simply need to raise cash.
    2) With the CIA collaboration affecting another regime change ... a snow slide reaction against US reserve currency status might occur.
    3) The writer fails to consider that Russia has been supporting minority populations. as did secular nations of the Near East. But regime change = chaos.
    Mar 15 05:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Chimera: Don't Ignore These Red Flags [View article]
    Thanks to IncomeHunter for saying it as it is. Where there is smoke there is fire --and neither NLY nor CIM have moved effectively to put out the fire. So plenty of "red flags" are there.

    I held a stock during the 60s until it went bankrupt and my father, who was younger than I am now, never let me forget it. I learned.
    Jan 15 05:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Each of the six independent directors of Chimera Investment (CIM) purchased 18,588 shares of company stock the day after Christmas at a price of $2.69/each - summed up, about $300K. They're the first insider buys of 2012. [View news story]
    Don't be fooled by CIM insiders!
    Dec 29 01:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Stock ETFs That Are Ignoring The Fiscal Drumbeat In Washington [View article]
    Very helpful. Thank you.
    Dec 15 11:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A check of mortgage REITs as the Fed looks to continue banging away at their net interest spread: Among the pure-agency REITs, HTS, which slashed its dividend last night, -2.3%. Also, AGNC -1.2%, but NLY +0.8%. The non-agency players mostly fare better, DX -0.1%, IVR -0.3%, EFC -0.1%[View news story]
    I noted that my CEF and SLW were up today, but I didn't make the connection with REITs until you spoke here. Thanks. I'm going to work the charts and see how the correlation runs. I did buy more AGNC today.
    Dec 12 02:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Heavily Undervalued mREITs Offering Investors Double-Digit Yields [View article]
    And what else did Mr. Schilling not say or did say or should say or could say?

    I could say that if AGNC bought CIM I would have second thoughts about holding my AGNC stock.
    Dec 2 02:58 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Dividend Reduction Of 15% Is Likely For Annaly [View article]
    Don't attack the person, deal with the argument. To my way of thinking, Mr. Alfonso is right on target.
    Dec 1 02:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why High-Yielding Chimera Could Be A Sensible Buyout Target For Annaly [View article]
    True enough, NLY knows all there is to know about CIM -- and when we question CIM's viability, then we ought to question NLY as well. There's a skunk somewhere, the scent in the air.
    Nov 28 03:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Beaten Down American Capital Agency Corp. Is A Buy With Its 16.43% Dividend [View article]
    Know the game, protect your assets. Not much else matters.
    Nov 15 04:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Beaten Down American Capital Agency Corp. Is A Buy With Its 16.43% Dividend [View article]
    Just know the game and find protection.
    Nov 15 04:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Emerson Electric Has Raised Its Dividend For 56 Consecutive Years [View article]
    Thanks for memory lane -- I was married in 1956 -- and remember well the costs of living and the perpetual increases that make it near impossible for retirees to keep pace. Dennis Miller has recognized a New America, and advised (cynically), just get in line.

    In any case, I'll be watching EMR, again. Thank you!
    Nov 10 12:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • At The Fed, Will Pride Precede A Fall (In Treasury Bonds)? [View article]
    Mr. Lokey makes good observations on the reckless mindset behind our monetary system.

    I am retired and have about lived the normal, expected years. In any case, I have targeted consistent dividend payers above 6% yield, and have about 50% in cash, waiting for opportunity. I think that has something to do with hedging.
    Nov 9 12:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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