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  • What Is The Justifiable Price Of Kinder Morgan Preferred Shares Vs. Kinder Morgan Shares?  [View article]
    I bought the KMI-PRA right before the common dividend cut. I got as nice increase in price immediately and now have a nice dividend as well. I'm not complaining. Timing is important and it was not hard to see the cut coming. The management said they would not let their investment grade credit rating go, so if they were going to continue with their growth projects they were already committed to, they had to cut the common dividend. That improvement in the financial position of the company meant that the preferred would be safer, and thus the increase in the price of the preferred. (It also meant a smaller increase in the price of the common.) Both the common and the preferred had been dropping before that due to the realization that there were not enough funds to continue the full common dividend (let alone increase it) and fund it projects, and that more debt was not in the cards.
    Dec 15, 2015. 11:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Investors Can Still Safely Attain A 14% Yield On Kinder Morgan Stock  [View article]
    I bought some of the preferreds the day before the common dividend was cut. It was like shooting fish in a barrel. Nice return already, with income to follow.
    Dec 14, 2015. 03:39 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Retire At 60 With A Million Bucks  [View article]
    Good points.
    Dec 12, 2015. 10:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Retire At 60 With A Million Bucks  [View article]
    Not a bad way to go. I agree with you on most of these, however I take a different tack on the following: (1) Cigar smoking is contrary to the practicing wellness; not a good idea; (2) selling the income producing real estate leads to a large capital gains loss (if you bought well) that can be avoided by not selling a letting your heirs take advantage of stepped-up basis, while getting a nice return on your investment (again if you bought well) in the mean time. If you don't want to manage real estate in your retirement years, you can find a management company to handle it for you.
    Dec 12, 2015. 10:49 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seritage Growth Properties: The Sears REIT  [View article]
    I have to laugh at some of the comments here. Today it was revealed that Warren Buffet bought into this one.
    Dec 10, 2015. 03:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Texas Regulatory Filings, Mystery Compensation Call Into Question American Capital's Internal Controls And Management's Integrity  [View article]
    This is just garbage from a short.
    Dec 10, 2015. 01:38 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Once More, Into The Breach: Why I Bought Even More Kinder Morgan  [View article]
    No. The risk is it dropping below 16.8
    Dec 2, 2015. 03:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Refinance index bounces back  [View news story]
    So how does an unemployed person qualify for a mortgage when he/she cannot even pay off their credit cards? Your argument is illogical.
    Dec 2, 2015. 12:17 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital: Repurchase Shares? Oh Look, An Apartment Building  [View article]
    ACAS has been repurchasing shares. They in fact just increased their rate of repurchase (thanks in part to activist investors buying in). Perhaps PSEC needs activist investors to push it too, so the price can get closer to NAV.
    Nov 30, 2015. 11:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital: Repurchase Shares? Oh Look, An Apartment Building  [View article]
    Only problem is that we are in a deflationary situation; not inflationary.
    Nov 30, 2015. 11:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stratasys -3.7%; Deutsche downgrades, sees limited near-term catalysts  [View news story]
    Buy at $117, then cut to hold at less than $27. Boy, what a great analyst.
    Nov 9, 2015. 01:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan, Inc.: Come On, Admit It, This 6% Yielder Is A Steal At $32  [View article]
    That's 7 years of dividends, invested all at once, at that rate. That seems significant to me.
    Sep 2, 2015. 04:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Berkshire For Retirement Income  [View article]
    You neglected to consider that you have to pay 25 brokerage commissions too in your scenarios.
    Aug 24, 2015. 10:59 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Honest Look At SolarWindow Technologies From A Shareholder  [View article]
    Up big today and last Friday. No news I could find. Presumably people are buying in anticipation of the upcoming conference call detailing commercialization plans. we'll see if there are firm plans or not.
    Aug 3, 2015. 05:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Research Frontiers: Incredible Technology But At What Price?  [View article]
    The other big problem with electrochromatic glass is that it takes a long time to change from clear to opaque or vice versa. SPD makes changes almost instantly and to any degree of light or dark. Furthermore, SPD works on plastic as well as glass. I anticipate that in time electrochromatics will disappear in favor of SPD. REFR needs the economies of scale to drop the price to make this huge leap to big financial rewards.
    Jul 23, 2015. 11:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment