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  • Prospect Capital: Critical Clarifications [View article]
    $how me the $$$
    You do understand that some people LOVE BACON !
    Nov 25, 2015. 08:50 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Square, Match Group Ready For Market Debut [View article]
    Did you just volunteer to pick up the first check? LOL
    Nov 20, 2015. 11:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Square, Match Group Ready For Market Debut [View article]
    Am I wrong in this thought? A 1/4 point increase won't mean much in the scope of things as far as the Fed is concerned. But just how much will that 1/4 point translate to for people with margin accounts or balances on their credit cards. Mortgage loans will not be that affected but what other loan instruments will be raised. I kind of think you give a bank a quarter & they will manage to take a dollar.
    Am I wrong?
    Nov 19, 2015. 08:44 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Soros buys mortgage REITs [View news story]
    Maybe he heard that I'm holding 225 shares of agnc.
    Nov 17, 2015. 09:37 AM | 32 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ARMOUR Residential REIT Is Increasing Its Risk And Perhaps Its Profits [View article]
    I've got both the A & B preferred. The A I bought just a little above par & the B I got at a bargain. As long as those monthly dividends keep coming I'm happy. I also have 200 common (after the split) which is so under water I'll never see sunlight, but I keep it as it still is giving me some income.
    Nov 11, 2015. 08:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's About Time For This Dark Horse REIT To Make A Run [View article]
    On the top chart, you have three buy signals & one Dark Horse. Did you sell your position in Dec. 2013 & then buy it again in April 2015, or did you hold the position & just add into it?
    Have a good weekend
    Nov 6, 2015. 09:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. denies TransCanada's request for pause in Keystone permit review [View news story]
    If I remember, about two years ago the company said it would be just as easy to build the pipeline from East to West instead of North to South. The only difference would be the product would be loaded onto a foreign flag tanker & shipped to Asia. Then when some Middle East prince needs a new 100 million dollar condo in London, he would just raise the price of oil going to America! I still remember when I lived up North in New York & during the oil boycott of about 1974 I'd go over the bridges to Jersey or the Verrazano & see the oil speculators holding tankers loaded to the water line & waiting for the price to go even higher. Sure enough when the prices got to the ridiculous in a week those tankers would be sitting high in the water. Anybody who panics will just have to buy at a higher price later in 2016. My problem is I live on dividends & I have to eat cuts in the price given to investors.
    Nov 5, 2015. 12:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Asian Shares Lead Markets Higher [View article]
    Gayle, one of the companies you listed is Patriot Coal. Remember, this sitting President has spent the last seven years destroying the coal industry in at least six states. 1700 layoff's in this industry would be a gift.
    Now Clinton wants a $12.00 minimum in the Fed. Does she think that at $15.00 for a Burger King french fry person they are doing a more technical job than Federal workers?
    Don't drive to close to the Targets or Macy's stores as they are grabbing any XMAS worker they can find!
    I'm guessing they are expecting a very busy season.
    Nov 4, 2015. 09:08 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oprah Gobbles Up 10% Of Weight Watchers [View article]
    Hi Chris,
    Thanks for this piece. I'm so glad that unlike yesterday you didn't focus of Ms. Winfrey's tax status & avoidance.
    It is so amazing how being wealthy has become a dirty word. We haven't had anything political like this since Jimmy Carter got us up to 21% interest rates. I remember because I needed a new car for my taxi & that's what I paid to keep my driver working.
    Avoiding taxes isn't just for the wealthy, electricians,plumbers, day laborers even work for cash. The retailer who pay's cash for product & resells charging the tax but not reporting. In the 50's & 60's New York cab owners NEVER reported more than $7500. a year income(before my time) & were the first buyers on the Miami Condo development boom paying all cash!
    I had family that owned a summer place on Montauk Long Island where we had a young fellow from Nicaragua do the gardening & clean up, he was paid in cash & with his other two jobs sent all but rent (eight fellows shared) living in a motel & food & all the rest went to Central America. Up until the super left made getting rich bad & asking for a $15 minimum wage for making french fries which is more than any 19 year old needs instead of continuing their education they are taking Horatio Alger out of their thoughts & don't even want to be another Dell,Getty,Rockefeller et al.
    Still like the article.
    Oct 21, 2015. 02:33 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Earnings Season Kicks Into High Gear [View article]
    As long as I've got you, a question. The lottery I thought was supposed to be for education. Money to the winners & the rest to the schools. Are they learning from Washington? Borrow from S.S. & then call them entitlements like it's coming from the Pols.
    Oct 15, 2015. 10:08 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Portfolio - Fall Checkup And Semi-Annual Review [View article]
    Hi Dave,
    Very well written piece but,
    fries & a drink? What came first, Simvestatin or Lorsartin? LOL
    Oct 14, 2015. 11:06 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Mortgage Applications volume retreat from prior week [View news story]
    It's the big country below us on the map past Mexico.

    Please look at the time. I came home from a meeting at 10 PM & am now going to meeting number two this AM.
    I can't believe I'm retired.
    VP on my board & all the rest are snowbirds!!
    Oct 14, 2015. 10:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mortgage Applications volume retreat from prior week [View news story]
    The meanwhile in Dade County(Miami) there are 1,000 condo's being built(that's buildings not units) as I write this. On route I95 the traffic coming & going from Miami to Fort Lauderdale makes me think of the Long Island Expressway when I lived up north. It's almost as bad on route 75 which goes west to east.
    I live in Broward County & my building doesn't keep for sale units longer than a month to five weeks unless the seller asks Sunny Island prices(just north of Miami) which are almost all new with all the amenities & start at about 2 million!The apartment that I left three years ago on the Manhattan East Side & paid $1800. a month rent was listed about two months ago for $4600. a month & it went like a flash!PS. The money is coming in from South America & Europe, & many of them buy more than one unit. That's to keep from paying taxes in France & Columbia!
    Oct 14, 2015. 08:09 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: U.S. Stocks Look To Battle Past Asia [View article]
    You really can't believe that. Hillery has been teflon since Whitewater! She'll walk away laughing all the way to the bank.
    Sep 24, 2015. 09:32 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Volkswagen to discuss new management on Friday [View news story]
    They don't have to go to Michigan, I understand that they just found similar shenanigans at BMW! Now I have to re-write my bucket list for a new car.
    Sep 24, 2015. 09:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment