Seeking Alpha


Send Message
View as an RSS Feed
View 1caflash's Comments BY TICKER:
Latest comments  |  Highest rated
  • NRO: 4.7% Payer Offers Solid NAV Growth And Dividend Coverage [View article]
    Recently, NRO made Mr. Rodolfo's Seeking Alpha contribution look excellent. I need to correct an error in one of my SA posts. November 28, 2014, my monthly NRO distribution should rise by over 50%, because I have been consistently dividend reinvesting it. More folks should read this author's article. You did fine research, for which I am grateful.
    Oct 15, 2014. 09:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bill Gross PIMCO Exit Creates Unprecedented Value In CEFs [View article]
    Wait, and see where the fallout settles.
    Sep 27, 2014. 04:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Mitigating Effect Of Reinvesting Dividends [View article]
    3! 36! 43! 60! 139! Hut! Hut! Hike!! The quarterback, well-protected by his team's reinvesting strategy, fires into the portfolio....Touchdown! Reps help. 3 - about every 3 days per year I have an income source, although the payments do not reach me consecutively. 36 times, I am paid annually from sources other than investments. 43 represents Municipal Bond payments and reinvesting 2 Municipal Bond mutual funds monthly. 60 means monthly and quarterly dividends from stocks. 139 is the total payments number for the year. Sure, there are risks and I have expenses, but I have no complaints; it's part of the game.
    Sep 26, 2014. 07:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cinedigm: Significant Upside With Secular Tailwinds [View article]
    I sold all of my Cinedigm shares during the summer before the last earnings call. I had previously listened to one of its conference calls, and thought that the company was expanding too rapidly, and not paying off enough debt. I had read reviews on Amazon about Docurama interrupting the content with ads placed at critical moments. I got tired of the CEO making excuses as the company kept losing money and used some of the proceeds to buy an investment that pays a dividend, which goes with my basic investment philosophy. My loss also went against short-term gains.
    Sep 23, 2014. 02:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ReWalk Robotics Ltd. IPO: Skeletons In The Closet [View article]
    Let me qualify something. I really like what ReWalk is trying to accomplish. I have a friend who has had Cerebral Palsy since he was two; over fifty years later, he crawls up steps while trying to get into his home and his jeans keep falling down. He could do so much better if he had one of the exoskeletons. There is unlimited potential with this type of technology. This is a great company for Miss America in which to get involved. Gary Sinise and others like him are trying to help handicapped folks become more handicapable. I wish this company much success, even though I am not a shareholder........yet.
    Sep 15, 2014. 11:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Years Of Dividend Growth Investing - 10 Lessons I Have Learned [View article]
    I use Google Finance. SLB: 80% institutional ownership; yield under 2%; over 1 Billion shares. I know my advice is almost free and I am not a professional analyst or financial adviser, but where is the growth? You wrote that you do not like mutual funds, correct? Some of those probably have gobs of Schlumberger. Correction: SLP has had 28 consecutive profitable quarters, according to its latest preliminary report. The company is virtually debt-free. How is that for management? Successful small companies are the ones that large companies target as takeover candidates, yet SLP reversed the process by taking on more employees, as Cognigen is a Simulations Plus subsidiary. I just feel like SLP has more growth potential than many other stocks, and could be a good long-term investment for someone like you. It usually is thinly traded, so maybe interested investors can get shares for less than I paid by using limit orders. Do not worry about MAIN. The company upped its monthly dividend and will probably announce more "spillover" income before 2014 ends. I have been in it since at least 2012, and keep dividend reinvesting it.
    Sep 9, 2014. 07:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Years Of Dividend Growth Investing - 10 Lessons I Have Learned [View article]
    The best teacher is experience. No matter what you write, someone will disagree with you. Stick to your battle plan. Let me show you something: 27 straight profitable quarters; the company pays a dividend; it provides services and continually upgrades its software; some employees teach researchers how to use its products; it bought a Buffalo, New York firm, more than doubling its staff, and letting that Northeast business keep its name. It helps businesses like J&J develop more effective products. It is.....perhaps a company about which you and others had no knowledge-Simulations Plus (SLP). You seem to be about 20 years my junior. Honestly, I bought SLP recently at about $6.10 and put it on dividend reinvestment. The big boys and girls are into SLB, they have barely discovered SLP. SA helped me decide to invest in Simulations Plus, and I would have no second thoughts about buying more shares if it dropped 50%, although I do not think that will happen. I really enjoyed your initial public offering, and I wish you more contributor's success.
    Sep 9, 2014. 06:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sirius XM: Disconnect Between Customers And Management [View article]
    My lady and I are enjoying the service in our new vehicle which features a Bose system. It is a pleasure to drive while hearing some of our favorite songs, and enjoying tunes played by announcers who we never had the chance to follow during the oldies but goodies days. We are in the trial period, but I have paid for three years. This service has added much happiness to our lives. I tend to invest in dividend-payers, although I hope Sirius XM does well. I have found that the nicer you are to the person who represents a business, the better chance you have to get your complaint or question resolved, although many technology issues are not easy fixes.
    Sep 9, 2014. 05:09 PM | 1 Like 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
  • 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]
    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
  • Profit Rankings For BDCs: May 2014 Part 2 [View article]
    MAIN did not raise its monthly dividends; I should have noticed that before I posted the previous comment.
    May 7, 2014. 04:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy Faces Yet Another Bear Attack [View article]
    My financial advisor overruled me on LNCO. Barron's or no Barron's, we just do not understand the logic of diluting LNCO's shares for a purchase of another company, as a growth strategy. I'm out of those shares and will apply the loss to short-term gains. I also sold CAT, and made a small gain on that sale. We had a meeting and I gave him complete permission to manage my accounts. He has plenty of research and I trust him and his firm. Good luck to all!
    May 9, 2013. 03:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment