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  • A Look At The Breakdown In Alternative Income ETFs [View article]
    Anyone have any opinion on the preferred stock GGN-PB, which I own? GGN is a gold mining company and the preferred stock was very highly rated by Moody's when I bought it..and seems to be rated the same now. It's price has tanked recently probably because of gold prices. Any thoughts? Is it worth buying more of this?
    Jul 30, 2015. 01:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Maximizing Our Social Security Benefits: A Cautionary Tale For DGI Portfolios [View article]
    I remember being 50. That is when me and most of my office was laid off and most of our jobs given to green card holders. Now it is 12 years the blink of an eye...and I started soc sec early...can't believe it. Yes..I looked for jobs after being laid off..during the no avail..lots of age discrimination out there...and every where I looked for a job..the place was full of green card holders (engineering/computer type work). America in no longer American's country. It belongs to rich ceos and politicians.
    Jul 16, 2015. 02:03 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Independence Realty Trust, Inc.: This 8% Yielder Has A Lot More Coming Its Way [View article]
    How's your saddle doing now..geney?
    Jul 16, 2015. 01:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GGN: Now Could Be A Good Time To Pick This High Yielder Up [View article]
    What do you think of GGN-PB...the preferred stock?
    Jul 10, 2015. 02:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buying Opportunity: Coca-Cola [View article]
    I sold my KO early today and replaced it with BANC. My numbers give KO a low rating and Zacks rates KO a sell. My numbers give BANC a high rating and Zacks rates BANC a strong buy..and no..Zacks isn't used in my numbers.
    Jul 10, 2015. 12:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The '4% Rule' And The New Normal For Retirement [View article]
    Regarding Edison, you say "Over the past five years the dividend and EPS have grown by about 10% and net income by 13%, not spectacular by any means, but at least keeping up with inflation."

    Am I reading this right?..the dividend HAS NOT grown 10% a year over the last 5 years. This past year it has only grown a miserly 3%. At that rate, it would take the div yld 24 years to double!! That stinks. I can do better with preferred stock.Since I am over 60 now, I can't wait that long.

    Did you mean 10% growth total over the past 5 years, or yearly? If you meant yearly, you are certainly wrong.
    Jul 9, 2015. 06:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The '4% Rule' And The New Normal For Retirement [View article]
    Robert..what do you think of BWG which I own a lot of?..also note its unii appears to well cover its distributions.
    Jul 9, 2015. 01:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The '4% Rule' And The New Normal For Retirement [View article]
    Mr Morelli...Your loss.
    Jul 9, 2015. 01:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buying Opportunity: Coca-Cola [View article]
    Sold all my KO today for small loss. My numbers tell me to sell it. Zacks also has a sell on KO. Also, I don't like KO's high payout ratio near 80%.

    I replaced my KO with BANC which I have fairly high ratings for. Also, Zacks rates it a strong buy...and no, I don't only use Zacks for my numbers.
    Jul 9, 2015. 01:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing Is Crucial For Your Children [View article]
    Seeking Alpha has the WRONG yield for the closed end fund shown here

    The 5.86% yield they show is about HALF of what it should be as shown here:

    Regular Distribution Type† Managed Distribution
    Distribution Rate 11.02%
    Distribution Amount $0.1300
    Distribution Frequency Monthly

    Can someone get this straightened out. I sent them a msg about this the other day but it has not been fixed. My guess there are many others with wrong yields shown as well.
    Jul 7, 2015. 03:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Up To 20% Yields By Monthly Pay Dividend Dogs For July [View article]
    Looks like Seeking Alpha has the wrong yield for the closed end fund BWG

    SA has it at about 1/2 of what it really is as is shown at

    anyone know how to get this fixed at SA?..Thanks.
    Jul 6, 2015. 04:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Credit Market Warning [View article]
    Why does SeekingAlpha have the wrong yield for BWG ? According to cefconnect, it should be 10.95%...yet seeking alpha shows the yield at about half that.
    Jul 6, 2015. 01:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I'm Recommending A Riskier REIT [View article]
    OK, i just bought some more of this loser. Losing my kishkas on my REITs. Bought more wsr and cbl today
    Jul 6, 2015. 01:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirees, You May Want To Add Preferred Stock To Your Dividend Growth Portfolio [View article]
    But Mr Le Du never addresses my questions regarding the ever declining number of preferred stock (not including Exchange Traded Debt ) that meet the qualifications he sets in his being CUMULATIVE, being Investment grade..etc. I track preferred stock on Quantumonline and hardly ever see any more cumulative investment grade preferreds being issued any more. This means that the numbers of such preferreds will decline over time as the existing ones get called.

    Doug needs to write a new book about this.
    Jul 5, 2015. 01:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Preferred Stock Market Q2 2015: Investment Grade Preferred Stocks Available Below $25 [View article]
    Any thoughts on the preferred stock RSO-A
    It appears not to be rated
    at current price it yields over 9%
    Jul 3, 2015. 12:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment