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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Market Awaits Jobs Report  [View article]
    berbno 1

    Gayle is correct on this issue.

    Don't be an apologist for socialism, which works until the ones paying for it run out of money.
    Feb 5, 2016. 12:47 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Market Awaits Jobs Report  [View article]
    $1000, is chicken feed.

    Make it a $15,000. point of sale user fee for new EV vehicles and prorated for used. Hey, it's not a tax :)

    I for one am tired of subsidizing their free use of road infrastructure.
    Feb 5, 2016. 12:44 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Market Awaits Jobs Report  [View article]

    Brazil is a mess. Actually, almost all of the Americas south of our border are a mess. All of the independent Caribbean is a mess.

    There is a common denominator.
    Feb 5, 2016. 10:40 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Pigs Get Fat And The Hogs Get Slaughtered  [View article]
    I believe that many folks do not know the difference between investing and speculation.

    Humorous to me are folks who really, truly think they can game a bear market. The are most dangerous when refusing to admit that a little knowledge can really be dangerous when magnified by ego.
    Feb 5, 2016. 09:53 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Market Awaits Jobs Report  [View article]
    President Obama's proposed $10/barrel oil tax. The proceeds to infrastructure and mass transit? Right. Just like the huge stimulus programs in 2009/10 were to go for "shovel ready" infrastructure projects.

    Hell hath no fury like low gas prices to environmental whack jobs and other assorted far left political zealots.
    Feb 5, 2016. 09:34 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Realty Income: Time To Consider Selling  [View article]
    There is something to be said about owning non-energy Preferreds. Especially since many have been beaten down.

    The risk of inflation is practically nil.
    Feb 4, 2016. 09:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oxford Lane down sharply as NAV falls 28%  [View news story]
    I am holding OXLCN. I'll continue to hold it.

    But Oxford really needs to clean up their act, especially for common stock holders.
    Feb 4, 2016. 03:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Valuing Kinder Morgan - Part II  [View article]
    At best a rank speculation. At worst, ENRON.

    No thanks. I have much better uses for my investment resources.
    Feb 4, 2016. 01:39 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Faces High-End Competition  [View article]
    Stutz,Kaiser,Packard, Pierce-Arrow ,Duesenberg,Hudson,Vector and soon,TESLA.

    Great cars, ahead of their time.... bankrupt. Or bought out.

    TESLA has no advantage that larger and better car companies cannot replicate and improve upon in a short time. Or one will buy out TESLA and effectively market it in all fifty states, with a dealer network and owner support.
    Feb 4, 2016. 12:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Equities-Oil Relationship Gets Warmer  [View article]
    I continue to selectively buy non-energy, non-financial Preferred stock for my income portfolio. I also added to my position in CII, which is an excellent CEF and worth a look if one wants a hedge against stocks (while obtaining a lofty 9% yield).

    I lightened up a bit on O (Realty Income) and added shares to an established position in LTC and APTS - two attractive REITs with exceptional management.
    Feb 4, 2016. 10:36 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Listen Up, You Whippersnappers: New Senior Investment Group Is A Buy With A Big Yield  [View article]
    The stock price says it all.

    The pros who bailed on this security are a lot smarter than those who have held on. And the stock has yet to fully crater.
    Feb 4, 2016. 09:29 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Equities-Oil Relationship Gets Warmer  [View article]
    Seems to me the quality of the junk bonds the Chicago City Schools bought match the quality of the education the poor kids in that forlorn Democratic stronghold receive.

    Puerto Rico is just another Latin country to our south that cannot run an effective government. No surprise.
    Feb 4, 2016. 09:18 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividends: A Key Component Of Total Return  [View article]
    For those who are struck with cancer, dementia or any one of many myriad illnesses later in life (after age 60). Or, for those that want to lead a creative and full life, why would anyone outside of a recluse want to spend endless hours of the only life you will live on individual stocks...trying to outguess experts and sophisticated computer driven fast trading?

    I say this having been a portfolio holder of over seventy securities and rental units....moderate seven figures of assets. I am a realist and have adjusted. Simplicity works.
    Feb 3, 2016. 03:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Stock Misunderstood: It's Undervalued  [View article]
    TESLA stock misunderstood.

    Yes, it is,

    It is OVERvalued.
    Feb 3, 2016. 02:06 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividends: A Key Component Of Total Return  [View article]
    Dividends are indeed a key component of total return
    Using this premise, why not invest with

    75% PowerShares SP High Quality (SPHQ) focusing on dividend payers which has beaten ninety-six per cent of it's competitors over the past five years.
    15% IShares Preferred Stock ETF (PFF) five yer total return averaging 6.41%
    10% Blackrock Income Strategies Fund (CII) with a current 9.44% return, highly liquid, with downside hedging......


    Over time, this mix will ouperform practically any other dividend strategy. Plus, you can actually have a life outside of trying to be more clever than fast trading computer programs and those that have an insider's advantage on the market action.

    Realistically, trying to manage a complex portfolio as one ages is highly problematic.
    Feb 3, 2016. 02:02 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment