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  • Will Higher Taxes Bring Dividend Stocks Down? [View article]
    Hopefully the polititians of both parties are NOT so stupid as to NOT be TOTALLY aware of the fact that Income (vs growth/capital gains) will become for the foreseable future a much more important component of total return SINCE there is a GLOBAL MACRO and RELSATIVELY faster growing number of persons reaching and (due to longer life expectancy) remaining in the retirement mode of life style who will be (a) relying on INCOME - and GROWIMG INCOME streams from their investment portfolios and (b) converting traditional IRAs and (c) investing more into ROTH IRAs from this year forward due to this year's now allowing for conversion of Traditional to Roth rollovers and especially this year due to the tax advantages to those who wish to convert THIS YEAR to take advantage of spreading the tax implications over the NEXT TWO years.
    I realize these are all known facts. But I am not sure if the many implications have been discounted by the general or institutional or international investing public - are any international investors focused or aware of U.S. IRA tax implications? - and by only but a few of our wiz kid elected representatives who do not really care since they have their own retirement plan which is significantly more beneficial than any plan they have created for those who the represent.
    Jul 13 12:52 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 30 High Dividend Stocks and ETFs [View article]
    I believe it might be of interest if you were able to screen out ETFs which since inception did not have an increasing 12 month dividend payout. We all know the Aristocrats have had 25 years of annual dividend payout increases- without exception. One would think that if the managers of ETFs which include the words Dividend and Growing in the title should also have the same profile.
    In any event, some screen should be used to indicate the "volatility" of the following 12 month actual dividend payout rather than a
    current yield" based on an annualized return based on the most recent (monthly or quarterly) declared dividend payout.
    In addition,another way of indicating the volatility of the dividend payout record would be to provide a range of past 12 month dividend payouts as well as the most recent past 12 month payout and yield based on current price.
    Just some thoughts suggestions.
    Sep 3 09:38 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Total Return BDCs: Q1 2014 Final [View article]
    It might be "of interest' to learn the "why" ("criteria?" "Methodology?" "ELIGIBILITY"?) behind the decision to no longer include BDCs in U.S. INDICIES.
    Feb 25 11:38 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Timing Is Everything, And The Time For Coronado Biosciences Is Now [View article]
    Of the approximately 20 million shares owned by institutional and mutual funds shown in today's yahoo finance summary page for CNDO, to what extent did one or more of these SEC disclosed owners sell some or all of their positions on this past Friday and or on this morning's announcement during which shows 16 million as of 11 am ET with a 3.5 mm share at the open.
    Oct 14 10:46 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital Agency And Rising Interest Rates: Cut Your Losses Or Wait It Out? [View article]
    I note your 3% goal of allotment for your retirement
    How about the other 1/3rd of the investors who are IN retirement seeking a diversified portfolio of securities generating growing of BOTH dividend income and growth of capital.To what extent REITs, mREITS, and HiBred REITS and how about a diversified portfolio of the BDCs?
    Jun 5 05:42 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cell Therapeutics: 5 Different Insiders Have Sold Shares This Month [View article]
    I am not so "sure" which one or which ones of "these guys" are included in your one line negative comment about these insiders "not caring" for their shareholders.
    Are you just a day trader who jumped in and used momentum technicals to buy shares at early this year's prices which were quickly discounting some of the many steps taken by management to return the company to at lest potentially big potential?
    Remember "buy low, sell high and if it don't go up DON't Buy.
    Do you not know that most of those who took profits are paid in cash salary as well as in shares of stock to make up for a salary which would have been bigger if they had not received stock which probably was restricted for a period of time??
    And once in a while, it is prudent to diversify stock holdings even if you are a senior management "insider".
    The stock is up a few hundred percent from the lowest level in five years - from the $1.00 level -
    Mar 24 11:34 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Total Return BDCs: Q1 2014 Final [View article]
    Might be "of interest" to provide a listing bof indexes which as of yesterday had "x" shares or any of the BDcs in their index and thus provide an estimated total number of shares which need to find a new home. Looks like we have a 30 days of potential weakness and a "one time" opportunity to establish some "buy the dip" positions.
    List in order of current number of shares in total indexes and average daily volume might be helpful too.
    Again,many thanks for you great work. Tal
    Feb 25 10:59 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rxi Pharmaceuticals, Significant Upside Of 300% Is Expected In Coming Months [View article]
    Is it pure co-incidence that Today the Volume (so far causing some weakness in the stock) SIGNIFICANTLY exceeds the volume on any and all days since the IPO (less than 2 years ago) on which day the stock moved from below 1/share to above 7 per share.
    It was as high as 10.7 less than 8 months ago.
    To what fundamental developments - or lack thereof - is this current "correction of 70%" attributed?
    I am long the stock (as well as ISIS, ALNY and CBST) each of which have delivered a reasonably nice ride without the volatility.
    Hopefully, Pam Pavco's presentation will place into contact the significant up and down moves in the stock and will help potential third party "sponsors" (sell side analysts) address the current lack of sponsorship.
    I am sure I am not alone in looking forward ro seeing new analytic evaluation of the triple digit projections.
    Curiosity: Any hint as to FROM which investors was the stock provided and WHO were the new (Disclosable through filings?) investors (ahead of the presentation)? It will be of interest to many to see the number of shares owned by current board members and the top officers of the current managment team.
    Dec 3 12:49 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Open for trading is Credit Suisse's Silver Shares Covered Call ETN (SLVO) with annual fee of 0.65%. The fund is long silver (through the SLV), but forgoes monthly gains in the metal greater than 6%, instead generating income by selling out-of-the-money calls in SLV. [View news story]
    I'd like to see the "what if" analysis if one were to employ the same strategy using AGQ instead of SLV
    Apr 17 01:36 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy MPLX Today For Dividend Growth [View article]
    Is it true, as I recall, that MLP's are not appropriate for IRAs due to tax issues??
    Dec 9 01:17 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Short Covering Rally? [View article]
    I look forward to seeing an update based on today's close SPX up 40 points as this is written - approaching the overhead 200 day MAL at 1265.
    Nov 30 10:31 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Top Stock Holdings of Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Citigroup [View article]
    75 day old news is not really News...
    Most of us need data which is OLD measured in second, maybe minutes - bit not MONTHS old...
    Mar 16 03:30 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stock Indexes Slip Below Support Levels [View article]
    Speaking of support levels, the last time the DJ Transports 50 day MA crossed below both the simple and exponential 200 Day MA line the index dropped from 5200 down to 3000 in less than 6 months.
    This has not happened - but next week the 50 day MA line is coming to a double track railroad crossing so the warning lights are flashing.
    If you shorted the index at the time of the last time the 50 day DJT MA line crossed below (5200) and held until the 50 day crossed back above you would have "covered" at about the 4200 level about nine months later.
    If Transportation shows bearish potential I believe even Buffett would agree that without a bullish outlook for transportation it would be hard to be bullish on an economic recovery and therefore the other DJ indexes.
    Jul 16 06:02 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Three Commodity ETFs to Invest Like Jim Rogers: SLV, SGG, RJA [View article]
    why no mention of RJI - an ETN using the Rogers Commodity index
    Jul 16 11:49 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Two Income ETF Approaches: High Yield vs. Dividend Growth Rate [View article]
    Perhaps it would make sense to own a portfolio of ETFs which have developed and emerging large and small cap international securities with similar profiles.
    Jun 22 02:08 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment