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  • 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, 2013. 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, 2012. 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, 2011. 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, 2011. 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, 2010. 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, 2010. 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, 2010. 02:08 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Post-Crash Peak Price Recovery Time [View article]
    Why are you using modern declines for comparing what is at least arguably the worst since the "great depression?
    And this time it could be worse due to the terrible soveriegn debt issues and the fact that even CHINA is now addressing what might be the biggest real estate bubble of all time?
    Have you not been listening to the many Nobel economists who just might have some reasons to express caution - such as Joseph Stiglitz (or Krugman) in today's Charlie Rose interview on PBS.
    The time to recovery for this was from October 1929 to July 1954 - this amounts to a QUARTER of a century - and this does not include the "cost' of the rise in COL.
    This IS what is relevant. This IS a different economic mess and comes with totally different significantly more explosive GLOBAL political economic dynamics.
    Based on your time periods, do you REALLY feel that humpty dumpy will be all better again within the 7 years which was the worse of modern times. Or are we in a new ball game?
    Mar 3, 2010. 10:26 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Deflation About to Rear Its Head? Part 2 [View article]
    I look forward to your response to tunaman4u2 above
    Let's say you are retired - fixed income and pension and have a $1,000,000 investment portfolio in an IRA with the usual high quality growth stocks, growing dividend stocks, a few short term high qualiy corporate bonds, etc but you want to allocate an initial 10% - $100,000 - into non trading investments which will be devoted to "pure" deflation outlook investments.
    Feb 26, 2010. 07:32 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's Why Southern Europe Will Not Be Allowed to Default [View article]
    THOUGHTFUL comments have been made by many - but two of the more ‘in depth” reports come from Marko Papic & Peter Zeihan “Germany’s Choice: The situation in Europe is dire and the report discusses the depth of the crisis the europeans face across the board and that any European Central Bank liquidity measures are only stopgap measures. Likewise, John Mauldin provides an “Outside the box” February Economic report by London based Simon Hunt suggests that whatever global economic recovery will disappoint innthat growth will slow duringthe first half of this year and a “new” global recession - part of the “ongoing depression” - will begin by 2012-3 (the bad news) and will unlikely begin a new period of sustainable growth until 2018 - at the earliest.
    Greece is not a “quick fix” problem as the markets seem to be discounting it today (UP 160 points) vs past 3 weeks (down 600 points).
    Feb 9, 2010. 03:50 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Which Dividend Stocks Are Relatively Safe? [View article]
    To what extent would (A) Percent of COVERAGE of quarterly and annual dividend payouts along with (B) a record of quarterly and annual increases in EPS for past 5 years be to help screen for those investors investors significant superior risk adjusted (Vs the S&P500 index) "Total Return" from ability of company management to generate Consistent Growth (in investment value) plus Consistent Growth in Income Payout.
    Maybe Hao Jin could look into this?
    Sep 27, 2009. 05:00 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Biotech Weekly: The Value In Beaten-Down Biotech IPOs [View article]

    I liked reading your article since I too view the IPO after market opportunities in the BioPharmaMedTech (BPMT) sector as a source of opportunistic investment opportunities of early stage growth companies. My list OF LONG POSITIONS includes the following in Alpha order. Some I have held for a couple years - and have taken partial profits to continue to diversify in terms of number of issues with the intention of reducing portfolio volatility. I use the following "quote" site since it provides a lot of fundamental data as well as access to the past 18 months of corporate news releases and personal, corporate, founding, angel, VC and institutional insider changes in ownership:
    I'd be interested to know if you have had any occasion to review any of the following:
    I am not seeking "sponsorship/support" per se but as those who know this sector, there are many strategically important "inter-relationships" between the Founding Members, Senior Medical Officers, Board members and early stage Angel and VC investors of many of the above companies - for just one example - between ALNY, CBST, GEVA, ISIS, and RGLS.
    Conclusion: Personal relationships at the initial senior level are important to a successful BPMT investment.
    Nov 25, 2014. 12:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Investors Should Choose Royal Bank Over Wells Fargo [View article]
    For "Buyandhold 2012", one way to help "...concentrate on buying these stocks when they are cheap..." is to use the RSI(14) indictor to buy and add when the indicator makes drops to an "at or below" 30 Level.
    Look at the three year StockCharts for each of these four and note the stock price levels during each of these instance.
    In the case of RY it occurred 6 times - the last time in mid October 2014 at which time it traded as low as 65.71 - only a month ago.
    Nov 19, 2014. 09:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 10.6% Dividend Annaly Capital Management's Calm Attitude May Be Right For This Environment [View article]
    NLY - Timing - Past three years, the RSI(14) levels above 70 (over bought) and below 30 (over sold) have provided a "reasonably good"* indicator to take profits off the table and initiate or add to positions. *defined as so far it worked every time.
    Current RSI(14) value is 51.23 - precisely in the "very neutral" state.
    Might as well look elsewhere if expecting any big move up or down.
    For example, the RSI(14) of RWT is currently at 73.98 - above the 70 level - profit taking might be in order.
    Nov 10, 2014. 10:08 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What The Plunge In U.S. Treasury Yields Means For The Next 10 Years [View article]
    Curious - did any of you hear the Jerffrey Gudlach comments 9/9 last month ?
    It is NOT too dated - as a matter of fact his message more than supports the views of this author - some view him as the heir apparent to Gross. Obviously a google will help put his words into perspective. Just yesterday he provided additional up-to-date thoughts: a false rally - "correction" not yet over. He is not bullish. But he too makes sense to understand his unique reasons why -
    Oct 16, 2014. 10:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment