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  • Stocks Will Go Higher [View article]
    The Shorts are manipulating this market, making it little more than a crap table.

    Buy any Real Estate in Austin Texas for the best bet.
    Aug 31, 2015. 08:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Commodity Producers - Warren Buffett Doesn't Peddle Dividends [View article]
    "While these firms must compete with others for capital in the equity markets, it is currently a time for concern about survival"!

    Merger Mania is moving closer and the likely Best Alternative to reducing/eliminating the divvy/distribution "Death by 1000 Cuts".

    The Sale Signal comes on any reduction in Divvy/Distribution.
    Aug 31, 2015. 08:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM: Is It Time To Back Up The Truck? [View article]
    Will the Unions allow Tesla to threaten their Unfunded Pensions? The Unions remain in firm control of GM's decision making. The Unions have evidently allowed the unfunded pension liability to remain subservient to managment's attempts keeping lipstick on the GM Pig.

    I can't imagine the Fed raising rates helps selling cars.

    Too many ominous head winds to add more GM to my portfolios.
    Aug 31, 2015. 05:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Tight Oil Production Decline [View article]
    Mr. Hamilton,

    Good Data. Agree with last three paragraphs.

    How do Producers keep shareholders and repay their debt holders as these "major shale producers like EOG, Whiting, Pioneer, and Devon reported before-tax losses each of the last two quarters"?

    How can Iran and Iraq production increases be any part of a solution for our Domestic Producers?
    Aug 31, 2015. 05:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Berkshire returns to energy sector with $4.5B stake in Phillips 66 [View news story]
    Buffett joining Bidding for WMB?
    Aug 29, 2015. 07:26 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dreyfus Municipal Income declares $0.0525 dividend [View news story]
    I remain Long DMF.

    These CEF managers are reducing Risk and exposure to Fiscal Irresponsibility from Puerto Rico and Illinois.

    5.5% Illinois bond
    1.5% Guam/Puerto Rico bond (PR insured)
    Aug 29, 2015. 07:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond Fund declares $0.0415 dividend [View news story]
    I remain Long DSM.

    These CEF managers are reducing Risk and exposure to Fiscal Irresponsibility from Puerto Rico and Illinois.

    2.9% Illinois bond
    0.6% Puerto Rico bond (insured)
    Aug 29, 2015. 07:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Natural Gas Is Likely To Head Higher [View article]

    Collateral Damage:
    Texas is realizing the result of declining Tax Reciepts from Severance Tax. Declining property tax values have AdVal receipts tanking. Texas Royalty owners too! My horns were trimmed wishing for $3 nat gas, but maybe the eternal optimism delivers before 2017?

    Hoping wellhead economic limits are not tested before 2017. Shut-in wells rarely offer much production once re activated. Plug and Abandon lists may grow.
    Aug 28, 2015. 10:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The State Of Linn Energy - I'm Tired Of The Rampant Speculation [View article]
    Glad I dodged this one!
    Aug 28, 2015. 10:01 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Time To Buy Housing Stocks: iShares U.S. Home Construction [View article]
    Ms. Goodman,

    I asked three of my Community Banker friends about these stories of "holding 90% of their foreclosures off the market". Absolutely not were their responses. Their foreclosures continue declining to a level of diminishing concern. All foreclosures are put on the market s soon as possible. There are plenty of homes in the MLS lists, so availability seems to be adequate. I agree Rural property values have topped with the strengthening dollar.

    The non-rural areas of Texas are booming as California's Silicon Valley move to Texas.
    Aug 28, 2015. 05:33 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Carmike Cinemas Is Extremely Oversold [View article]
    Netflix, Apple TV and HULU are killing the cinema stocks.

    I now buy sacked popcorn, bought a 75" HD TV and sit with my bride of 40 years almost nightly to enjoy the cinematic experience.

    Got out of these buggy whip, flu factory, Cinemas.
    Aug 28, 2015. 05:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tax Free Income From Municipal Bond Closed End Funds [View article]

    Are the brokered muni bond market yields bottoming and will you give us an average yield on new issues? Thanks!
    Aug 28, 2015. 05:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Eight Nuveen muni CEFs to merge into two [View news story]
    I am liquidating my NIO long position as it appears one of my Risk Tolerance filtering criteria may be breached. That filter is the percentage portfolio exposure greater than 10% to the increasing fiscal irresponsibility in Illinois. I am not going to take the time to do a weighted average Illinois Bond summation in the new merged NVG CEF, trying to figure my risk tolerance.

    These CEF Mergers bear vigilence!
    Aug 27, 2015. 10:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy Gets A New CFO [View article]

    Who ends up with the reserve assets of so many over levered Upstreamers? It takes funding supplied by someone to acquire? Is Bankruptcy the answer for many in the Upstream? Will the Debt Issuers throw their hands up and work with their Debtors to avoid Bankruptcy?
    Aug 26, 2015. 07:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oil Is Forming A Solid Bottom [View article]
    So much Shareholder carnage to the shareholders hanging on to North American Upstreamers (United States and Canada).
    Aug 26, 2015. 07:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment