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  • 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 | 5 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
  • BreitBurn Energy Partners Maintains Its Distribution - For Now [View article]

    The Debt Issuers are chewing their nails and sweating bullets. All they need is $100 Oil and $4 Nat Gas soonest. Odds are against that?

    So what happens to so many over levered Upstreamers, their Shareholders, if Oil in the $30's and Natty below $3 remain into 2016?
    Aug 26, 2015. 07:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should All Upstream MLPs Suspend Distribution Payments? [View article]

    Aug 26, 2015. 01:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Oil & Gas Sector Is Toxic - Cramer's Lightning Round (8/25/15) [View article]

    The Domestic Upstream Devistation is just about to hit high gear, ruinous for so many Producers and their remaining shareholders. Cramer may be spot on alerting shareholders to further carnage. We already know Shareholders are too often the last to know when the crash is imminent.
    Aug 26, 2015. 07:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Energy MLPs best buy since 2008, Deutsche Bank says [View news story]
    Who is next on ET's list when WMB walks away from the table?
    Aug 26, 2015. 07:14 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 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]

    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