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  • This Is Why You Are Still Diversifying Wrong [View article]
    Hedge wise,

    Are we talking total return, yield withdrawn/reinvested, what?
    Apr 27, 2015. 11:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Revisit Your Energy-Income Strategy [View article]
    Adam,
    Yes, BGR has great yield but NAV crashed last twelve months.
    I have pipeline stocks (PAA) and many bond type CEFs and will need to take another look at MLP CEFs.
    Thanks for this post.
    Apr 24, 2015. 11:28 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Replace The 4% Retirement Rule With These 4% Dividend Stocks [View article]
    Sounds good but I can't find SDOGX
    Apr 23, 2015. 12:23 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Social Security And Portfolio Withdrawals: It's Complicated [View article]
    sjoch,

    Why would your tax rate go up as you get older?
    Apr 22, 2015. 02:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Procter & Gamble: Another Dividend Hike For This Dividend Champ [View article]
    I wonder about the effects of the spin offs. After all, they have added some revenues and earnings. How will those earnings be replaced? Reducing interest on debt? Or have those spin offs historically been a drag on PG earnings.

    And the incoming CEO- will he be looking at acquisitions as happens often with new fellows?

    Note: POR for KO is 76%; KMB is 83%
    Apr 19, 2015. 11:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Make Over 8.5% With A Multi-Sector CEF Bond Portfolio [View article]
    Murray,

    Another BLACKROCK cef, MYD, also did as well and pays ~6% tax free.
    Apr 18, 2015. 02:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tri-Continental Corporation: A Unique CEF Old Timer That Could Be A Complement To Your Portfolio [View article]
    All,
    With portfolios > 500,000, there are many money managers that can be hired for ~1%. I wonder how they compare to TY and other CEFs (some of which I own; mostly I do my own work).
    Apr 18, 2015. 12:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NAD: A Good Way To Reduce Next Year's Tax Bill [View article]
    George
    what happens to leverage cost with higher rates? How much will it affect distributions?

    Also- why the occasional reference to NPM?

    I am long some Blackrock muni funds- BBK, MYD.

    Do you have any interest in ATAX which yields 9%.
    Apr 17, 2015. 12:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Touch That Blue Chip Dividend Stock! [View article]
    MTI,
    Thanks, I will stop by>
    Apr 17, 2015. 09:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Touch That Blue Chip Dividend Stock! [View article]
    Occam,
    With your name we should know that most times the best way is the simplest way. K>I>S>S.
    Apr 17, 2015. 09:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Touch That Blue Chip Dividend Stock! [View article]
    Author,
    You haven't answered CapeCap's question- What stocks are you using NOW to write covered calls and short puts? Instead of JNJ, PG, etc.
    Apr 17, 2015. 09:30 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Touch That Blue Chip Dividend Stock! [View article]
    Nobody likes to see the market value decrease but folk like me that are dependent on income stream need to concentrate on that stream. Dependable, increasing dividends are most important in the long run. Short term drops in market price will historically be recovered in time. Meanwhile you can take those dividends to the grocery store just like SSA payments.
    Apr 16, 2015. 10:53 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • International Paper: A Cyclical With 2 Big Catalysts [View article]
    Ray,

    I am going to add to my IP after reading this post.
    You mentioned Russia- how about the 300,000 acres of forests in Brazil? This adds appeal for me. I love land!
    Apr 13, 2015. 03:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Defined-Term Municipal Bond Fund At A 9% Discount And 5.76% Tax-Exempt Yield [View article]
    Robin,

    Effective duration is ephemeral to me. Five years from now the leveraged effective duration could be still be 9+ years. I don't see this as being equal to a 10 year bond that after five years is only a five year bond.
    When Nuveen closes this up some of those bonds are probably going to be below par
    ; not the same as a maturing bond.
    Apr 13, 2015. 02:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gillette and Stark Industries Join Together for a First of Its Kind Collaboration [View article]
    Meanwhile I see more hair on men's faces. The grunge look is in even on TV and its commercials. And yes, even I am shaving less often. Are you?
    Apr 10, 2015. 01:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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