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  • 2 Long-Term Catalysts To Consider When It Comes To Plains All American, L.P. [View article]
    Thanks for your comments, KS, particularly about the treatment of passive losses (but the link doesn't work for me). I meant that you end up paying taxes on all the deferred amounts from all the time you held the MLP in the year of the sale. That's what I meant by getting "killed". Anyway, if it is a good MLP, it's better to just not sell.
    Apr 10, 2013. 01:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Long-Term Catalysts To Consider When It Comes To Plains All American, L.P. [View article]
    Trautmann: Here's my take on the tax issue. I am not an accountant or tax attorney, so run this by your advisors first.
    You will get killed, tax-wise, if you sell a MLP. It would be better to pay capital gains tax on amounts recovered over the purchase price than to pay ordinary income taxes. So it would be best to just hang on and let your heirs receive the MLP with a stepped-up basis.
    Apr 9, 2013. 11:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why It's Time To Sell Baytex Energy And Consider These 3 Alternatives [View article]
    Look at the track record of these companies. BTE is by far the best. It's worth more than its premium compared to the others.
    Apr 8, 2013. 11:03 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are ECA Marcellus Trust Holders About To Get WHXed? [View article]
    Also, reserves go up if the price of gas goes up, so you can't base you analysis on reserves when gas prices are low, as the author did.
    Mar 22, 2013. 12:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Are ECA Marcellus Trust Holders About To Get WHXed? [View article]
    The author wants to have it both ways on the tax issue. Return of capital is NOT taxed, so don't claim you are getting your money back as a return of capital and then being taxed on it. that's just plain false.
    Mar 22, 2013. 12:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Natural Gas 80% Cheaper Than Oil, Can Save Commercial Truck Fleets A Bundle [View article]
    We don't need a government hand-out. It's already much cheaper to run a truck on gas and a very short time to recoup the cost.
    Mar 22, 2013. 11:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Adjust Accordingly: Orexigen's Catalysts May Be Later Than Hoped [View article]
    I own Arena and Vivus. I once owned OREX but sold it quit some time ago at a loss. I thought it the third place company in this space and still do. I wouldn't buy it unless it got much cheaper and/or got FDA approval.
    Mar 19, 2013. 01:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Best Stock For The Next Industrial Revolution [View article]
    I don't know much about this company, but if they don't make the equipment, but just provide the services, I would think thye will be hurt as the price of the equipment continues to decline to the point that any company can buy their own equipment.
    Mar 18, 2013. 04:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • EV Energy Partners: The Price Is Finally Right [View article]
    Very informative. I have held EVEP since 2009. It's been very good to me. I hope that will continue.
    Mar 14, 2013. 06:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sailing The Seas Of Natural Gas With Golar LNG [View article]
    I looked into this sector a while back and found GLNG as a good company, but the price was way out of line. I finally settled on HOLHF. It is reasonbly priced and has excellent prospects.
    Mar 13, 2013. 11:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Annaly Capital: Less Pre-Payments, More Profit Potential, More Secure Dividends [View article]
    Actually their main guy recently passed away. They have a much worse record that AGNC. I've owned both and did NUCH better in AGNC.
    Feb 28, 2013. 01:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fairfax: 'Canada's Warren Buffett' On The Importance Of Holding Cash [View article]
    Interesting article. I like to hold cash and sell puts at low prices. I either get a great bargain or I get some return on my cash. It's a nice conservative way to benefit from holding cash. I even made some money selling puts on Fairfax when they were available (not anymore).
    Feb 19, 2013. 12:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tens of thousands of demonstrators protested against TransCanada's (TRP) proposed Keystone pipeline in Washington yesterday, highlighting the dilemma President Obama faces: authorizing the pipeline could create jobs, boost his standing with unions, strengthen ties with Canada and reduce the U.S.'s dependence on Middle East oil; however, it would also alienate a key environmental base that helped get him elected.
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    If we don't approve the pipeline, we lose the jobs and the Canadians will just ship it to tohers via their own pipelines to the coast. It's not an environmental matter. It is whether we want thejobs or are stupid enough to give them up. The oil be pumped and flow out of Canada either way.
    Feb 18, 2013. 12:01 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kohlberg Capital Provides Consistent 10% Yields [View article]
    4% autos
    Feb 15, 2013. 05:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors Should Be Wary Of InterOil [View article]
    Anything is possible, but you don't seem to have any information that would prove a fraud here - nor does anyone else. Even Tilson, who has been a shor tfor a long time aqnd probably lost money on this stock, don't think it's a Bre-X, so why would you? I know of a geologist and others who have actually been to the site and claim it is the real thing. So who knows? But don't make allegations you cannot substantiate.
    Feb 14, 2013. 10:46 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment