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  • Vanguard Natural Resources: Acquisition Marks A Big Change [View article]
    Good article. Third positive one in a week. I've owned VNR since early 2010 and added shares each year on dips. It has had moderate price appreciation but the monthly dividend was a bonus. At that time only LINE and VNR did monthly, now others are joining in.
    VNR seems to be more gas than oil and BBEP more oil than gas. I believe owning both is a good idea. QRE has lagged these two in price appreciation, but I will hold on to it now that they've gone monthly. If I add any money to MLP's, VNR and BBEP look poised for continued growth and secure distributions.
    Feb 17 06:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vanguard Natural Resources: High, Safe Yield Poised For Major Growth And 120% Upside [View article]
    I have owned VNR since early 2010 and purchased additional shares every year during dips. It has had a moderate price appreciation, but provided steady monthly income. Good article and is the second one I've seen this week. While there are always risks, it looks like VNR is positioned to continue steady monthly income and to have higher than their historical price appreciation. I am long VNR and will consider additional shares.
    Feb 17 06:02 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Atlas Pipeline Partners: A High-Yield Alternative To Kinder Morgan, Plains All American [View article]
    Looking at a chart of APL vs MMP for the last 6 months shows APL down 10%, while MMP is up 15%.
    Nov 27 10:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Signs That the U.S. Economy Isn't On The Brink Of Collapse [View article]
    Unemployment figures are understated. For every new job claimed by this adminstration (which is overstated), two people have gone on food stamps. The underemployed are at the highest level in history. Most new jobs were part time. Once new EPA mandates kick in, the only areas of manufacturing that have been improving will decline. Your article also does not take into account the negative effect of ObamaCare. Once the Fed takes away the punch bowl, the economy will collapse in a way that will make 2008 look tame.
    Jul 26 08:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Replace American Capital After Dismal Earnings? What I'm Doing With The Stock Now [View article]
    Didn't WMC drop over 8% yesterday? How is that an improvement over AGNC?
    May 16 09:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Death Of The Dividend Coming December 31? [View article]
    It's not about revenue. It's about control. If the private sector has less money, government has more control. If government has more money, they can buy more votes for those in power.
    Dec 10 04:37 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Death Of The Dividend Coming December 31? [View article]
    No matter where a productive saver goes, the Obama regime will be there. Already talk of taking away tax exempt status of municipal bonds and MLP's. Next it will be wealth taxes on 401k's. At least under that worthless Jimmy Carter, you could get decent interest rates from money market funds.
    Dec 10 04:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Death Of The Dividend Coming December 31? [View article]
    I agree on the double taxation. If the Obama administration was truly serious about economic growth, it would make dividends and capital gains tax exempt up to a certain amount. Talk about helping the middle class. There is no way to reduce the deficit without economic growth and there will be no economic growth with Obama's policies.
    Dec 10 04:25 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Death Of The Dividend Coming December 31? [View article]
    Is there anything the government does better than the private sector?
    More money out of the private sector is a bad thing. Always has been, always will be. You've got to be kidding about Obama supporting entrepreneurship. He is anti capitalism, anti small business, and pro union. All of which stiffles entrepreneurship. The areas of the economy that do well despite the government, like energy, will be steadily under attach by this regime. Where are the jobs? What percentage of people are unemployed or under employed thanks to Obama's policies?
    Dec 10 04:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Death Of The Dividend Coming December 31? [View article]
    A recession is exactly what the Obama regime wants. It creates more dependency on government and higher taxes sucks money out of the economy to be wasted on solar companies, union thugs, etc. Higher tax rates leads to less revenue. Obama knows this, but has chosen to punish the productive in order to move closer towards a European style socialist state. The only way to get the economy and jobs back on track is to reduce tax rates, reduce the size of government, and reduce government regulations.
    Dec 10 11:43 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill Partners, formed by Seadrill (SDRL +0.5%) to own, operate and acquire offshore drilling rigs, files for an IPO with a proposed maximum offering price of $225M. SDLP operating revenues moved to $497M in FY11 from $478M in FY10; for H1 2012, revenues improved 11% to $275M. [View news story]
    Seadrill Partners pays a great dividend. Is there any indication of what dividend SDLP will pay?
    Sep 21 03:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Dividend Stock Yielding 14% That Annaly Shareholders Could Love [View article]
    Shares dropped over 9% today in an up market.
    France Telecom shareholders have shot down a proposal to slash the telco's dividend to €1/share from a current €1.40/share. The French government, which holds a 27% stake and stood to lose $180.7M in dividend payments, was among the opponents. FTE, which is dealing with declining revenue, a heavy debt load, and tough price competition from upstart carrier Iliad, sports a whopping 14.2% yield, and has said it will probably cut its dividend in 2012 or 2013.
    Jun 5 05:18 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Obama Trying To Kill Dividend Investing? [View article]
    Our deficit problem isn't tax rates, it's spending. Tax rates and tax revenue always move in opposite directions. Lower rates and incentives for investment lead to higher revenue. Always has, always will. Even Kennedy knew it and cut taxes.
    Mar 6 12:43 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Preferred Stock Buyers: Double Dividend Opportunity Approaches [View article]
    What are the five 'high quality' preferreds with a March ex-dividend date that are also available for less than $25 per share?
    Feb 6 03:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vale S.A.'s 7% Yield Is Set To Grow [View article]
    I stand corrected. I was using dividend info off Fidelity's site, which does not have very accurate dividend history. Would still like to see quarterly dividends and more consistent rather than large for October and small for April.
    Provided China and other emerging markets don't get caught up in Europe's problems, the market for Vale's products should improve.
    Jan 31 11:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment