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  • The Next Real Estate Crash [View article]
    Great article. Real estate is local, of course, but my recent look into Denver area real estate cried out "Bubble".
    Feb 19, 2015. 10:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tax Changes Coming - Master Limited Partnerships And REITs Advantages At Risk [View article]
    Over the next two years Obama is unlikely to give the Republicans the opportunity to pass any meaningful legislation. It however does seem like time for MLP's, REIT's and BDC's to start increasing their political contributions. Retirees look to these instruments for income but it is unlikely that the politicians will be sympathetic as they see an opportunity to grab more tax money while lowering the rates for the large corporations which are their major donors.
    Dec 4, 2014. 09:20 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Shale Oil Is The New Swing-Producer: Output Forecast To 2020 Will Make Saudi Arabia Very Happy [View article]
    Thanks for the article. You have been missed. Your article is much more informative than the dozen or so articles I have read on the drop in oil prices. I will continue to hold my energy positions and I feel better about my recent buy.
    Dec 2, 2014. 10:02 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Tesla Is Just Another PayPal [View article]
    I want one. I want one.
    Nov 20, 2014. 10:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Apple Pay Reveals Apple's M.O. [View article]
    No problem using Apple Pay yesterday at Walgreens.
    Oct 28, 2014. 10:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Millennials Should Try Their Luck In Mexico [View article]
    I lived in Mexico city for a few months three years ago. It is a delightful dynamic place. The people I met were wonderful and the restaurants fantastic. There is a great art scene. The emergency medical care and surgery I received there was world class. On the other hand corruption is everywhere. The police will not investigate a property crime without a rather significant bribe. The local police are not well trained or paid and they like to extort money from the citizenry. And as mentioned above the cab drivers! They will hold you hostage in their cabs. A hint is that it is important to use the high end cabs you reserve and never the common cabs. On balance though I would agree that it is a great place for a young person to pursue their fortune. I look forward to returning.
    Aug 15, 2014. 12:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Peak Driving [View article]
    My suspicion is that online shopping is a major factor. Once online grocery shopping becomes mainstream miles driven will decrease further.
    Aug 9, 2014. 08:37 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Rental Income Set To Tumble? [View article]
    Recession low was 152.5 million and now we have 157 million.
    Jul 25, 2014. 02:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Rental Income Set To Tumble? [View article]
    If it were 149 million in 2006 and now is 157 million by the linked chart how is that no growth?
    Jul 25, 2014. 02:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Rental Income Set To Tumble? [View article]
    Rental demand came from those losing their houses to foreclosure and from the much higher requirements for a mortgage post housing crash. It is not surprising that rents are increasing given the demand and the delay in new rental properties coming to market. The improving job market will increase demand and people are responding to their biological imperatives and forming households and having children. Rents will stay high until the supply of properties increases. Adult children living in the basement is an inherently unstable situation. At some point they will leave and find some way to rent even if they share space with strangers. The price of anything can remain high as long as there is demand and limited supply.
    Jul 25, 2014. 10:20 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lexington Realty Trust declares $0.17 dividend [View news story]
    Prior was $0.165.
    Jun 16, 2014. 04:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boat Naming Help Needed [View instapost]
    How about Proteus a nautical god capable of change. Agree with keeping it simple.
    May 12, 2014. 07:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Looking For Tom Lehrer, Comedy's Mysterious Genius [View instapost]
    Thanks. I enjoyed his work but my late wife loved him. The perfect read for a snowy afternoon. It was rather thought provoking in that there were some similarities to J.D. Salinger's career. Is withdrawal from stardom the ultimate narcissistic act as posited in the article? I doubt that but it is interesting that both artists seem to have wished for a perpetual adolescence.
    Apr 13, 2014. 07:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Think About Your Future. [View instapost]
    Nice post. The final stage of the crash caught me on the slopes of Aspen with a new girlfriend and margin calls almost daily for awhile. Altitude or otherwise I really couldn't think too straight. Contemplated a return to work but six years out. Amazing how we can sometimes come out of a dive. Sympathy for those that couldn't.
    Feb 28, 2014. 11:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: Is The Economic Recovery Stalling Out? [View article]
    Thanks Jeff for curing me of my Mauldin fix. It freed up time for more useful endeavors. I greatly appreciate that you read the stuff from the Mauldin circle so I don't have to.
    Feb 2, 2014. 01:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment