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  • Main Street Capital's (MAIN) CEO Vincent Foster on Q1 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    Seeking Alpha's conference call transcripts are always appreciated. Forbes wrote that MAIN has become oversold. I noticed that analysts who had questions did not ask about the indices' pressure regarding BDCs in general. I will continue to hold my Main Street Capital position which during 2014 was increased by about 17%, and keep dividend reinvesting the cash received into more MAIN shares.
    May 9 02:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Main Street Capital: High Dividend And Higher Growth [View article]
    Some folks need a new Mathematics teacher. MAIN's current quarterly dividend is 45 cents per share. It is my favorite BDC. Why would anyone be afraid of a company that has about 32 million shares, pays monthly, does not have tons of institutional investors, and is doing well? Main Street Capital is in my DRIP, as is PSEC.
    Jan 15 02:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Real Better Advice For Seniors: Part II [View article]
    5+: The problem I have with your articles is the more I read them and re-read them, the more I realize how little I know about investing! Thank You Always!
    Oct 5 06:31 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Confessions Of A 'DGI Lite' Investor - Part 2: Creating The DGI Lite Portfolio [View article]
    She knows! I am old-fashioned, so when I either Follow or am Following a contributor, this is the second highest form of Praise that I give that person. The highest form is when I comment about the contributor or a poster Positively.
    Sep 24 06:37 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Confessions Of A 'DGI Lite' Investor - Part 2: Creating The DGI Lite Portfolio [View article]
    300 MCD shares are in the stock portfolio. They are the initial buy, and were purchased September 21, 2012, at the market open. I hope to add more shares before year's end. I am learning from you top-notch S.A. investors. Thanks for enhancing my life.
    Sep 22 04:09 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • mREITs: Volatility, Beta And Risk [View article]
    Does anyone really think that interest rates will skyrocket in an environment that cannot handle such moves? You know how I feel by my question, and the fact that I initiated a 4,000 RSO common shares' position September 10, 2012, and paid $5.92 per share. Also, I have 2,000 Resource Capital preferreds. I do not provide links; read my Seeking Alpha posts and you will learn more about why I bought these shares, and find out that at least one 63 year-old "retail investor" is not afraid of the stock market.
    Sep 10 07:39 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital's CEO Discusses F4Q 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    Seeking Alpha does not get enough praise for having its earnings call service. I hope I write for many more investors who really appreciate what you do. I learn a lot from these transcripts; thank you very much for providing them.
    Aug 24 05:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 DIY Dividend Stocks To Buy And 3 DIY Dividend Stocks To Avoid [View article]
    Hi, Todd! I seem to do better as a long-term investor. I respect your opinions, but it makes no sense for me to abandon Main Street Capital, especially since I am a retired guy. As you know, MAIN pays monthly. I am also waiting for its share price to drop, so I can keep building my position, although I applaud you for doing what is good for you and many of your readers.
    Aug 22 10:18 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Richmond Fire: Another Reason To Avoid Chevron? [View article]
    I reside in California, where gasoline prices at nearby stations within three months have risen from about $3.59.9 to $4.15.9 per gallon for regular unleaded. I would consider myself the dumbest investor on the planet if I sold CVX, with tension in the Middle East, a strained gasoline supply, and another chance soon to reinvest Chevron stock.
    Aug 12 10:41 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Fear As A Dividend Investor [View article]
    If I think I see a good stock, then I "rent" it, with an "option" to buy more shares. Here is my take on taxes: I would rather Pay More Taxes and have my investments perform better, than Pay Less Taxes and have them do worse, although I agree that the current uncertainty of what taxes will be in 2013 and beyond is unsettling.
    Jun 24 06:19 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 17 High-Yielding BDCs - Buy, Sell, Or Hold? [View article]
    Mr. Group: Thanks for your insightful research. It is hard to argue with a BDC that has released its monthly dividend schedule for June, July, August, and September 2012; has share-growth potential, helps other businesses, and has a low P/E. I bought MAIN shares. I will let Seeking Alpha know when or if I add more. I will not be flipping this investment.
    May 16 10:45 PM | 2 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 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 06:39 PM | 1 Like 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 12:08 AM | 1 Like 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 06:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment