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  • Top Performing Stocks Year-To-Date [View article]
    Bespoke, Thanks for the article. Is it possible to add three columns; the price to earnings ratio, the price to book ratio and the price to tangible book ratio?

    I think it would be interesting to see these ratios.
    Aug 12 11:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Few Investment Notes [View article]
    Thanks for the article, David.

    I agree with you that some people never learn. I think Jeffrey Gundlach is correct and the federal reserve will keep the 10yr interest rate low. David Kotok has said that the 10yr rate should go up in the 2nd half of 2015. As a small investor, I find that it is very difficult to plan for the future.

    My best plan, which I began when I was 50 years old, was to downsize. I reduced debt, saved more, eliminated excess baggage, and hoped that safer investments would fund my retirement...along with Social Security.

    I am 71 years old. Had I continued to live lavishly, I wouldn't have been able to enjoy retirement.
    Aug 12 10:36 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Timing Is Everything [View article]
    It takes a lot of time to know what to buy and when to buy and when to sell. Ben Graham, Warren Buffett and others in the business of investing and managing the companies that they invest in do better, over time, than the people who attempt to time the market.

    There are no longer safe investments for widows and orphans.
    Jun 6 12:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Timing Is Everything [View article]
    Petrarch,

    I am 71 years old and retired. I know very little about ETF's or index funds. Do you know of an index fund or ETF that pays a monthly or quarterly dividend with an annual yield over 7 percent?

    I have lived through too many recessions. I have made money and lost money. Fortunately, I have done OK overall. However, it is very time consuming and nerve racking to invest in stocks and bonds.
    Jun 6 12:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Commonwealth REIT - Sometimes Lip Service Gets Boot Service [View article]
    Joe Red,
    Good work. The proxy I received this week is green and I mailed it today.

    I also sent a request to the Portnoys on April 1st to speed up the process. Tim Bonang notified me today that he forewarded my email to the Portnoys.
    Apr 15 11:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Armour Continues Buybacks In A Big Way For Investors [View article]
    Dear Speculative, You are right. I will vote no. I will also send an email to the BOD.
    Apr 4 11:11 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill's Latest Jack-Up Deals Could Enhance Long-Term Revenue Growth [View article]
    ShellV, What is the reason for posting all of these articles? Anyone who has been following Seadrill's progress probably has read these articles already.
    Apr 4 11:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill's Latest Jack-Up Deals Could Enhance Long-Term Revenue Growth [View article]
    HEATHER, Thank you for a well written article. I did some research on my brokerage website on Mar 17, 2014 and then purchased 500 shares of seadrill at $33.22. I think the company is well managed and the risk/reward to me is favorable. My yield on cost is 11.75%.
    Apr 3 12:05 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CommonWealth REIT (CWH) [View instapost]
    Thanks Chris. Your articles and comments helped.
    Mar 20 11:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CommonWealth REIT Comments on Recent Downgrade Warning by Moody’s [View article]
    DCLAUDEW, Thanks for your reply. I also owned rental real estate and did a lot of the work myself.

    Corvex/Related claim that the Portnoys and RMR were paid too much. A graph I received showed about $700,000,000 in fees to RMR since CWH started. I do not know if this figure is accurate but I will try to find out if it is true.
    Mar 14 11:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CommonWealth REIT Comments on Recent Downgrade Warning by Moody’s [View article]
    dclaudew, Do you think Adam and Barry Portnoy and their friends would resign from the board and elect all independent directors? Also do you think that the compensation should change from a percentage of assets to a compensation plan based on the increase in the share price, a base return on assets and a base return on equity?
    Mar 12 12:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Armour Continues Buybacks In A Big Way For Investors [View article]
    Good question. I don't know the answer either.
    Mar 12 11:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Armour Continues Buybacks In A Big Way For Investors [View article]
    I own 5,000 shares of ARR common stock. I disagree with the author. I do not like when companies buyback shares; especially when the board gives shares to employees as gifts, additional compensation or options.

    ARR should have increased the dividend. If ARR management is self serving, we shareholders should do something about.
    Mar 12 11:44 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SandRidge Permian Trust- Ugly Updated PV-10 Priced In? [View article]
    This is the first time that I have read an article about Sandridge Permian Trust. I think that some of the comments imply that if the author's assumption are incorrect; and oil, natural gas and ng liquids prices go down to say $70.00 per BOE three or four years out, then distributions will probably be lowered and the market price of shares will decline. Then there are the comments about hedging, derivatives and covered options. Sounds to risky to me.

    Thanks for the article and the comments. I have been convinced that this investment is too speculative for me.
    Mar 10 12:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • National Oilwell Varco: Strong Dividends Set To Continue [View article]
    Thanks brittlerock.
    Mar 6 11:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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