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  • Update: Simulations Plus, Inc. Earnings [View article]
    I agree with you, Mr. Porter, and recently invested in SLP. The proposed Cognigen acquisition is a fine way to increase SLP's employee count. The combined company should attract more institutional interest in Simulations Plus. This is a small, under-the-radar company that pays dividends, and it provides important tools that help larger firms develop better products.
    Aug 12, 2014. 04:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Main Street Capital's (MAIN) CEO Vincent Foster on Q2 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    It is with great appreciation that I thank Seeking Alpha for this vital service.
    Aug 8, 2014. 04:51 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Total Return BDCs For Q3 2014: Part 3 [View article]
    I am glad folks like BDC Buzz and others on Seeking Alpha introduced me to Main Street Capital, which on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, announced another monthly dividend increase; seventeen cents per share for the last three months of 2014. Most of my shares are long-term, and I keep dividend reinvesting them.
    Aug 6, 2014. 12:54 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Short Sellers And Seeking Alpha [View article]
    One of my recent posts was deleted. Should I be angry? No! This event will help me improve future comments.
    Aug 2, 2014. 06:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 6 Stocks Meeting The Goal Of Higher Dividends [View article]
    Thank you for submitting your article. My CTWS shares will go long-term this month. I am dividend reinvesting them.
    Aug 1, 2014. 06:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Diversification Dissertation For Income Investors [View article]
    Why should B&H sell any Exxon Mobil? His investment generates dividends from the initial purchase, he has experienced stock splits and increased dividends, he is probably dividend reinvesting, and if he sold any shares, then a tax event would be triggered. The performance of your portfolios is extremely important, but there are at least five things you learn as you age that can erode your wealth: Taxes, Health expenses, Bad credit management, Emergencies, and people who always want your money.
    Aug 1, 2014. 03:51 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tillys: The Market Is Not Realizing Its True Potential [View article]
    This must be a revival of the New Math that I was taught during the Dinosaur Age; 10 negatives equal one positive. Investing in this stock is like running bases backwards. Maybe Amazon could use drones to transport Tilly's too high-priced inventory to its large distribution points, have a Fire sale for Prime Members, rekindle the stores for products more people enjoy, and increase excitement and the brick and mortar traffic. I respect your views, but there are better investments in retail, including The Buckle; it pays dividends.
    Jul 24, 2014. 12:08 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital Is The BDC For Me [View article]
    Relax and consult with your trusted financial adviser.
    Jul 18, 2014. 03:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Illinois And California: Similar Challenges, Different Approaches [View article]
    I apologize for not being perfeckt.
    Jul 15, 2014. 07:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Illinois And California: Similar Challenges, Different Approaches [View article]
    I reside in California and enjoy it. There is plenty of road construction, home building and business improvements happening in my state. The weather is generally good, and a person can lead an active lifestyle. California has plenty of problems, but I have a positive outlook on its future. Do not expect a big surge in fracking; we are experiencing a severe drought, and the fracking process uses very large water amounts. While I am not against energy exploration, too much fracking is not practical for California at this time. I have investments in two closed-end Municipal Bond mutual funds which are being dividend reinvested, and include California and Puerto Rico Municipal Bonds. I am also bullish on Puerto Rico. Do you have ten to twenty years? There is much interest in the island. I viewed a Bloomberg segment dated from early June, 2014; Governor Padilla and other business persons outlined growth possibilities and named some of the firms moving to Puerto Rico, with Honeywell specifically shown. I am glad the authors had this article featured on Seeking Alpha, and I always appreciate folks reading my posts.
    Jul 14, 2014. 06:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital Is The BDC For Me [View article]
    Hello, Mr. Tweed! You mentioned LNCO. Readers, please correct me if this is not true. Investors who have LNCO in tax-deferred IRAs do not have the MLP tax consequences, because LINE is the Master Limited Partnership; LNCO holds LINE shares. One poster mentioned selling MAIN and did well, but in one of my previous posts, I projected what might happen by compounding Main Street Capital's shares over a ten-year period, and I used conservative figures, because although I am drawing conclusions from the past, none of us is able to predict the future. Norman, I enjoyed your contribution. You will do fine.
    Jul 9, 2014. 06:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital: Superior Dividend Yield And Insider Transactions Make This BDC A Strong Buy [View article]
    Is anyone interested in a speculative stock? Look at CIDM. Why am I writing about CInedigm when the topic is mainly directed at PSEC and BDCs? Prospect Capital lent money to Cinedigm; the company is using it along with financing from other firms and a recent share offering to help restructure its business strategy. I explained in a previous post a bit about my Cinedigm investment. June 25, 2014, I expect to obtain roughly 12 more Main Street Capital shares, since the payment will be reinvested. The same day, CIDM will release its earnings report after hours. It is enlightening how puzzle pieces fit the more we learn about investing.
    Jun 22, 2014. 02:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Sold Prospect Capital [View article]
    I do not have Prospect Capital stock, but I ran some Main Street Capital figures. If the average dividend reinvestment price is between 35 and 40 dollars per share and MAIN does not raise its monthly dividend nor give shareholders another special dividend after June 25, 2014, then by dividend reinvesting and compounding through December 2024, at least 121.86% of my Main Street Capital investment will occur because of the money MAIN will have given me. Folks, I am marrying this stock. I have considered that Main Street Capital could offer at least an average of 10 million shares annually through 2024 and possibly raise 3 billion dollars or more, while increasing its common shares to about 150 million, and providing shareholders with a respectable yield for their investments as MAIN keeps doing what it does best. You can see that these figures are conservative. I do like some adventure, so mid-February 2014, I bought CIDM shares at $2.90 each. I am also keeping this investment long-term because Cinedigm is transforming its company in ways I believe will benefit shareholders who have at least a 3 to 5 year perspective. Everyone with whom this company is partnering seems to be excited. I always appreciate you reading my comments. Enjoy this summer.
    Jun 19, 2014. 06:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Sold Prospect Capital [View article]
    1caflash here. I ran some figures on my Main Street Capital investment; what might happen by the year 2024. Currently, MAIN pays .165 cents monthly which I am compounding. If the company never raises its dividend nor gives shareholders another special dividend after June 25, 2014, then I have a chance to increase my MAIN investment by at least 121.86% by December 31, 2024. This would happen if the average dividend reinvestment price per share was $40. I considered that if MAIN averaged 10 million shares secondary offerings each of the next 10 years, then the company could possibly raise more than 3 billion dollars, and there would be roughly 150,000,000 common shares outstanding. I believe that over this time frame Main Street Capital could do this which would help it keep investing in what it does best, while providing its shareholders with a continuous reasonable yield for their investments. Folks, I am marrying this stock. I am not into Prospect Capital, but the article and the comments are interesting. My speculative side bought Cinedigm (CIDM) at $2.90 per share mid-February, 2014. I am also keeping it long-term. CIDM is transforming itself in ways that I believe will be beneficial to shareholders within 3 to 5 years or less. The company keeps announcing strategies with which I agree. Any investment at some time tests how strong your risk tolerance is.
    Jun 19, 2014. 05:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Alternative Design For A Retirement Income Portfolio [View article]
    D.S., you responded in a very thoughtful manner. My Social Security benefits are taxed, my tax-deferred IRA will be taxed, and I am in a high federal and state tax bracket. When I trade in a taxable account and have gains, those are taxed, and the dividends are taxed. The Social Security enabled me to have a smooth transition into Medicare, and the government employees and healthcare folks were very helpful. Hopefully, readers understand why I took early benefits; one reason is to help pay my taxes! I also had income from a land purchase expire about the same time my Social Security benefits started. The "break even" comment is simple math. I agree wholeheartedly with what you are attempting to do, and I wish you and yours much success.
    May 28, 2014. 05:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment