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  • A Day In The Life [View article]
    How many people only have $8385 in annual expenses? Maybe every other month? In a future article it would be interesting if the author would explain how he (and family?) live on $8385 a year.
    Mar 29, 2015. 01:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Ugly MLPs And Why You Should Avoid Them [View article]
    I would like to see one author(s), in addition to looking in the rear view mirror with gobs of numbers, take a look forward and comment on the situation in the Middle East and what will happen to the price of oil when the powder keg is lit. How will it affect the MLPs and the energy dependent countries???
    Mar 22, 2015. 05:58 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Perfect Stock To Build A Retirement Portfolio Upon At Any Age [View article]
    Does "morphing" into a car company mean that we can expect the government to bail it out every time it goes in the toilet?
    Mar 7, 2015. 08:50 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Change In Portfolio Strategy Not Yet Enough To Change Neutral Thesis For ARMOUR [View article]
    I am currently $100 short of having a zero basis in my ARR holdings. This stock has had more naysayers in Seeking Alpha articles than any other stock that I follow (64 stocks). I am planning on continuing to collect the dividends as long as they send them to me. Keep on badmouthing it.
    Mar 7, 2015. 08:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Hope The Exit Doors Are Wide Enough [View article]
    Another pundit joins the "chicken little" clique that has been espousing the coming crisis in higher interest rates. SA authors and their commentators have cried wolf since 2010 or thereabouts in a continuous stream of venomous warnings about the imminent doom of the REIT world due to the easing by the FED and the resulting high interest rates we will experience.
    I will continue to collect my dividends, many of which have lowered the basis of the stocks to almost zero. Keep up the good work, I love the dips.
    Jan 22, 2015. 02:17 PM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Conatus Pharmaceuticals: A Potential Double Worth Consideration [View article]
    Writing covered calls help placate the waiting for the stock to realize its potential.
    Dec 13, 2014. 02:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Buy Recommendation For This Monthly-Paying Stocking Stuffer [View article]
    I echo Rose's sentiments. Although Brad's analysis of CLDT is right on for a thirty or forty year old dividend growth investor, as an income dividend investor in retirement I need the immediate payout to beat inflation and have some extra to enhance my declining years. Thanks, but no thanks.
    Dec 1, 2014. 09:05 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is American Capital Mortgage Among The Best Of The Best? [View article]
    $21 is major resistance area on the chart and makes a logical target area but lowers the ROI. Capturing the dividend is a better strategy.
    Nov 23, 2014. 11:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Stocks With A Defined Benefit Pension [View article]
    Ah, the old saw about social security not there for me when i retire. I have heard this for at least the past 25 years, yet my wife and I who are in our 70s enjoy having SS as one of our monetary legs in addition to an annuity, a portfolio of dividend stocks, and covered calls and cash covered puts. The likely changes to SS will be higher payments, older withdrawal ages, and even a means test. The other rationalization is I will not live long enough to get a benefit from SS.
    Nov 5, 2014. 09:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Micron Gives Investors More Reasons To Buy Its Cheap Shares [View article]
    Where are the dividends is a question that I would expect more readers (investors) to ask. The buybacks are good for the executives (CEO) as it makes the P/E look much better at bonus time. Meanwhile the investor has to rely (hope) on a capital gain to materialize sometime in the future and time the selling of it to realize some of the gain. By then the Executive has taken their golden parachute of millions of dollars and retired to an island in the sun.
    Oct 29, 2014. 11:33 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BDC Pricing For Q4 2014: Part 4 [View article]
    At any time the holdings of our portfolio are our own responsibility, not the hedge funds, the margin users, nor the margin clerks. I am a retiree and have been buying BDCs and MLPs for many years and have NOT been "HURT". I hold all the Tier 1,2,3, and 4s as described by BDC Buzz. I currently accumulate the dividends as cash and plan to start adding to my holdings at the appropriate time.
    BDC Buzz (IMHO) is a real hero and has made a very innovative contribution to those of us who use his writings as a start of our own due diligence.
    Oct 19, 2014. 01:22 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It Is Not Ebola That Is Out Of Control, It Is The Media [View article]
    The short term plays off of the "EBOLA Panic" are playing out well thanks to the media! See NLNK, BCRX, INO, LAKE,SRPT IBIO, and VSR. Hype all the way to the bank!
    Oct 16, 2014. 01:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Capitulation In Energy Sector Near: Accumulate These High-Yield Plays Now [View article]
    You left out the recent announcement that Canada will use the pipeline that Obama would not allow to transport oil to the Gulf Coast to transport it to the Canadian East Coast to be shipped to Europe. How will Russia stop this and with the thousands of US jobs now going to Canada will we see a migration of oil workers to Canada?
    Oct 14, 2014. 05:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Consider Adding Annaly For Enhanced Income For Your Retirement Portfolio [View article]
    See above comment about cutting the dividend. Is the "great income provider" and an "adjust that dividend" fit NLY? Is this the type of stock one wants in their portfolio?
    Oct 14, 2014. 10:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Consider Adding Annaly For Enhanced Income For Your Retirement Portfolio [View article]
    The same can be said for NLY. It cut VERY big time starting in Jan. 2010 from $0.75 every quarter until now at $0.30. How much more will it cut until it hits zero?
    Oct 14, 2014. 10:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment