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  • CEFL January Dividend Gives Yield Of 23% [View article]
    Mr. Brofman,
    Any thoughts on using Portfolio Margin through Interactive Brokers to leverage CEFL, MORL and BDCL. Margin rates from IB is about 1.2% for an acct. that has over a $100,000 in equity. Thanks for any feedback. Frank
    Dec 27, 2014. 12:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Monthly Versus Quarterly Dividends: The 30-Year Case Of A Popular mREIT [View article]
    "So in the end $10,000 has become over $309,000 whilst compounding quarterly"

    Shouldn't this last statement read " Whilst compounding monthly"
    Oct 11, 2014. 09:55 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Just How Much REIT/mREIT Yield-Risk Should You Be Taking? [View article]
    Thanks for the great article. I am invested in REITS through Interactive Brokers who charge about 1.5% interest on margin. Just wondering since some of these REITS have such a high yield, eg. WMC, ARR, AGNC, TWO, EXG if it would be a good strategy to leverage my purchases through Portfolio Margin. PM is given to investors who have over a $100,000 in an account. Through PM you can leverage about 4 to 6 times in a diversified portfolio. I have hedged my portfolio with spxs which is an inverse ETF, three time the SPY.
    Any thoughts on this strategy. Thanks for any responses.
    Sep 7, 2014. 04:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's Why I'm Staying Fairly Bullish On Shares Of Western Asset Mortgage Capital [View article]
    Its market cap is in millions not billions like you have mentioned. Just FYI.
    Mar 13, 2014. 07:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Trying To Cook The Books, Again? [View article]

    Once a crook always a crook in my books. A leopard rarely changes its spots. Go after the companies like banks and insurance companies that steal billions from you, all legally.
    Nov 18, 2013. 06:27 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Leveraged Dividends [View article]
    Excellent points. I was thinking along those lines.
    Jan 19, 2013. 11:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment