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  • Kinder Morgan Energy Partners: Enjoy Continued Growth [View article]
    Richard Kinder remains a BUY!
    Apr 17 04:53 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    This is the crack the EPA was waiting on. Further controls on fracking are now expected. WTI and Nat Gas soon may find a price base from the threat of Federal Frac restrictions. Watch the Domestic Rig Count.
    Apr 13 08:32 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Partners Capitalizing On Increased Demand For Midstream Services [View article]
    Will be adding to Kinder positions if the DOW dives on Putin's thumbing Barack.
    Apr 13 08:30 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Kinder Morgan Too Large To Restructure? [View article]
    Added to KMR at close of market yesterday!
    Apr 11 06:00 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Kinder Morgan Merger Is Not Feasible [View article]
    Added to KMR at the close today.
    Apr 10 07:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Look To Eaton Vance CEFs For Tax-Advantaged High Yield [View article]
    Compare to the Muni CEF universe yields and be sure you know your effective federal income tax rate to compute your equivalent taxable rate. Return of Capital "ROC" is not taxable when offered as a CEF/ETF dividend or through an MLP's K-1.
    Apr 6 07:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fixed-income CEFs still on sale [View news story]
    Presented by portfolio weight after Friday's market close.

    HYD has maximum weighting and is the only MUNI ETF and ATAX (common shares) is a worthy mention due to current weighting in the portfolios under management.
    Apr 6 03:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Fixed-income CEFs still on sale [View news story]
    If you are in the maximum Tax Bracket there are 11% to 9% tax equivalent yields in the Muni CEF space!
    Apr 5 05:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons Top Earners Should Favor High-Yield Muni ETFs [View article]
    Capt. Kirk,

    My largest dollar magnitude holding in the Tax Free space is HYD, a most consistent tax free option! I have numerous Tax Free CEF's too. Cumulatively, more dollars invested in the CEF space versus HYD/ETF. I have invested in numerous Muni Bonds as well outside the ETF/CEF space. I am happy with All my Muni/Tax Free investments. I can say the CEF's have provided the best return in taxable capital gain and tax free income. HYD is a definite close 2nd. The actual ownership of the Muni Bonds are 3rd. I have been in this Tax Free Space since 2009. Currently, Leverage in the CEF space concerns me. The ETF space offers the most readily available liquidity, currently. The outright ownership of individual bonds is illiquid and requires a Hold to maturity to avoid loss.

    Today, DOW/NASDQ crash, my Five managed taxable portfolios made money due to their heavy exposure to HYD and numerous Muni CEFs. Nine figure portfolio UM. The actual Muni Bonds are in other accounts.

    Testing an investment in ATAX too.

    I rely Heavily on what the portfolios take home, After Federal Tax/Obama care is paid.
    Apr 4 08:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Dividend Stocks You Can Hold Forever [View article]
    Uncle Pie,

    Is KMP worthy of holding as a long?
    Apr 3 08:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 6 Basic MLP Lessons From The Q1-14 Data [View article]
    I am sticking with Richard Kinder. I speculate there will be upside surprises in 2014.

    Thanks for your in-depth analyses and views therefrom Factoid!!
    Apr 2 03:15 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fool's Gold [View article]
    I am buying tenth oz. gold eagles for grand kids birthday and Christmas gifts. Why tenth oz.? The most readily merchantable gold coin, converted to cash at coin and pawn shops.

    "Here, take this gold eagle, learn its value, put it up, don't tell anyone about it and remember your Scooter-Pop when you give your grand kids such a gift!"

    No more dolls, knives, games, gadgets, fishing and hunting gear from Scooter-Pop.

    Long GDX as a hedge against predicted inflation getting out of control when QE ends badly! Currently 1.2% of my taxable portfolio, up from 1% on October 1, 2013.
    Apr 2 04:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons Top Earners Should Favor High-Yield Muni ETFs [View article]
    Mr. Gordon,

    Good advice! Investing in Taxable accounts presents rude awakenings when you remit your Federal Income Tax, Plus the New 3.8% Obamacare tax. HYD's Tax Free income becomes so important to raising that after tax net!

    1099Div income is Whacked if your are in the top bracket!
    Apr 1 05:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Income Portfolio Quarterly Update (Q1 2014) [View article]

    Great article and glad you are practicing at Investing in the Publicly Held stocks. What is your Portfolio Value/Net Gain after considering Federal Income Tax? I have learned the value of After Tax evaluations for my taxable account and found the Muni (like HYD) and deferred gains (like KMR) are necessitated to end up with an adequate after tax yield on cost.

    Great time for young employed Americans to buy a home!
    Apr 1 04:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Monthly Pay Micro Cap Dogs Track 7% To 20% Upsides March 5 [View article]

    Insiders buying Oaks.
    Apr 1 06:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment