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  • Williams: A Deal Approval Isn't Guaranteed [View article]
    The rapid market selloff along with continued plunging oil/nat gas prices have heighten fears of Distribution/Dividend Reductions, even Eliminations. How can WMB not go forward with a Sale versus having to ponder completing absorption of WPZ in a rapidly deteriorating market. Is WMB capable of maintaining their distribution while making WPZ disappear?

    It may be best for WMB to take the high bid, whatever it may be and from whomever?
    Aug 26, 2015. 07:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Transocean: Is This The Final Flushout? [View article]
    Cramer may be right, the only O&G stock with a safe dividend is Exxon. That statement alone, even though speculatively accurate, will likely spook investors into making their losses realized.

    Do shareholders actually believe RIG share price will rise after the executives continue to pay themselves, yet propose to Stop Paying their share holders? Let's see where share price go on such news?
    Aug 26, 2015. 06:22 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tax Free Income From Municipal Bond Closed End Funds [View article]
    Kor,

    It is more a position of mine that when the bad news hits it affects the CEF Share Price negatively. It takes a whiff of trouble to send share prices declining today.

    Of course, when the facts are actually established from one's diligence the actual negative impact may be found as minuscule even though it tanks the share price.

    Buying CEFs offers diversity, a basket of muni bonds, AAA to Not Rated, insured to uninsured. Varying levels of risk available to the CEF shoppers!
    Aug 26, 2015. 05:54 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Rating Agency Default Methodologies Make Internal Research More Important To Municipal Investing [View article]
    Is Illinois the next ticking Time Bomb? Be careful holding Muni CEFs with more than 10% in Illinois Bonds!!
    Aug 25, 2015. 03:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tax Free Income From Municipal Bond Closed End Funds [View article]
    1500 sq ft 1990 vintage Condo, cycling distance from Capital in Austin, sold for $475,000, the day it hit the market. Insane is right. Texas Bonds still the best!

    Was in SF for a few days in 2013, yep beautiful! All that old Dairy Farm Land turning into Vineyards, beautiful nonetheless! Uber and Lyft the only way to get around. Definitely Expensive, but Can't wait to return to kick back again!

    Was in Chicago 2012 to see the CME before it becomes one computer. Could not get a good steak??? Expensive everything, Heck with Chicago. More and More wasted space. The Bond Bomb is ticking here, hear?

    In New Orleans monthly, the NĂºmero Uno for Indulgence at a price worth paying!! They Love You Back!! I see More LA Bonds in CEF portfolios today and it doesn't concern me.
    Aug 25, 2015. 11:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Relax, Have A Glass Of Wine [View article]
    Scientist,

    Are you accounting for the USA turning Brown as it relates to the relocation of populations? Texas Highways and Interstates are jam packed today. They were not 15 years ago.

    A new Elementary and Middle School was built, doors opened in 2013 and there weren't enough seats. It is extremely tough to account for the Browning of the USA. I am not complaining, just pounding home the questionable census results.
    Aug 25, 2015. 11:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Relax, Have A Glass Of Wine [View article]
    I'm with Hampton!
    Aug 25, 2015. 11:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tax Free Income From Municipal Bond Closed End Funds [View article]
    LB,

    Your Hippy, Tech Boomers, are flooding into Austin Texas today. Supposedly Google and other Tech Firms are hauling from the Tax Burdens of Gov Brown. Reports indicate about 200 Techees a day moving into the Austin Area. The sky Scraper Cranes were all over Down Town Austin. I was there for the weekend.
    Aug 25, 2015. 11:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EXCO Resources: A Debt-For-Equity Swap Would Provide A Solution [View article]
    Raw,

    Plenty of East Texas/North LA Conventional Reservoir (above the Haynesville) remnants being marketed. The Op Exp, mainly SWD, is break even at best in the Conventional PDP/PDNP.

    Buyers better be astute in their diligence or they will end up buying a pig in a poke, even with someone else's money!
    Aug 25, 2015. 11:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tax Free Income From Municipal Bond Closed End Funds [View article]
    AFB held only 5% or so in Illinois, even though the ratings agencies have decent ratings. When the Bomb goes off Ratings are meaningless. They had less than 1% in PR Bonds best I can recall.

    AFB is just one I recall researching, there surely are many more with light exposure to the ticking Bombs.

    I was unpleasantly surprised to see some supposed State Specific CEFs holding a few PR Bonds. Watch it close!!
    Aug 25, 2015. 10:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tax Free Income From Municipal Bond Closed End Funds [View article]
    Time bomb ticking. Kentucky is another State With severe problems, but thinly traded. For some reason California is not on the Trouble Radar, surprisingly. If CEF buyers avoid substantial exposure to Illinois/PR then the CEF Managers may take note?
    Aug 25, 2015. 10:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stock Market Crash Shows Chinese Authorities Have Given Up On Market [View article]
    "Stock Market Crash Shows Chinese Authorities Have Given Up On Market"

    Master Manipulators imposing their Will on Yellen.
    Aug 25, 2015. 04:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Non-Existent Inflation Could Tie The Fed's Hands [View article]
    Consider buying Real Property while interest rates are down and before this market consumes your money.
    Aug 25, 2015. 04:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wipeout? Or Healthy Pullback? [View article]
    Domestic Oil Patch:

    Will the Mergers & Acquisitions begin this year or will the lenders renegotiate their borrower's debt?
    Aug 25, 2015. 04:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Spectra Energy Enters The Battle For Williams [View article]
    The cost of Salt Water Disposal from the Marcellus Play is becoming increasingly expensive. The Play's Achilles Heel, no where to go with increasing SWD volumes. Wonder if ETP is writing down some value on Williams for the threat to drilling?
    Aug 24, 2015. 09:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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