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  • The Collapse In Oil Prices Rocks The Markets [View article]
    JMajoris, does that mean I should give Bret zero credit for his picks I followed that turned out to be right? Taking 100% responsibility does not mean you can't give credit or blame when advice turns out to be good or bad, as the case may be.
    Dec 13, 2014. 04:21 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Collapse In Oil Prices Rocks The Markets [View article]
    Bret, At one time all your picks seemed right, so I followed you into a few small oil stocks and got slaughtered. Fortunately, I took small positions in each and in fact sold long-dated calls, but that just dulls the pain. I blame myself more than you - lesson learned. I also followed you into GILD and MU with larger positions, and those are doing well. I also sold long-dated calls on those.
    Dec 13, 2014. 03:24 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Energy Sector Woes Continue To Weigh On Market As Risks Of Default Increase [View article]
    Thanks for that useful example.
    Dec 13, 2014. 01:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Emerging Markets And State-Owned Enterprises [View article]
    OK, maybe that is too harsh. But still.
    Dec 7, 2014. 02:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Emerging Markets And State-Owned Enterprises [View article]
    Another practically worthless article from this team that unaccountably refuses to offer the NAMES OF THE SECURITIES that are relevant to its investment analysis. Is there an etf that tracks the brilliant index you have invented? If not, why should I care?

    By the way, one of the only securities actually mentioned in this article - Brazil's Petrobras - is given the incorrect call letters PZE. That's the Argentine company, Brazil's is PBR. I suppose this mistake demonstrates just how little effort this team puts into anything that might actually help the reader select an investable security.
    Dec 7, 2014. 12:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • For Yield's Sake, Buy Western Asset Global High Income Fund Now [View article]
    EHI has a lot of Venezuela bonds (their largest position!!) Also Russian bonds. Shouldn't we be nervous? Long EHI.
    Nov 29, 2014. 06:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Double-Digit Yields From Awilco Drilling Ltd. [View article]
    I don't know if this point has been made here or in other AWLCF threads, but AWLCF is just about the most environmentally responsible way to invest in oil. The reason is that it apparently will not seek to exploit oil far into the future, but will just use up the value in its current old rigs. So if you think oil should be replaced as a fuel sometime in the next generation, this is the oil investment for you.

    I may buy more if the price stays low next week.
    Nov 28, 2014. 07:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • First Thoughts On Seadrill's Earnings Report And Reasons Not To Panic [View article]
    Peter, I guess I should not have ignored your previous comments. Still, I bought another 300 shares today.
    Nov 26, 2014. 06:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy: Curious Financial Metrics And What They Tell [View article]
    Thanks so much for the tip, sbaker. Are you by chance aware of similarly discounted bonds of other producers?
    Nov 25, 2014. 09:40 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Gold Turning The Corner? [View article]
    Very informative, thank you.
    Nov 24, 2014. 09:16 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Stock ETF Investors Should Track Junk Bond ETF Apathy [View article]
    Long-term treasuries are not a hedge against stock losses if the reason stocks decline is because the Fed raises rates - or the market begins to believe that the Fed will raise rates. The best hedge is cash.
    Nov 22, 2014. 10:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Best Way To Play A Potential Silver Bottom [View article]
    I trade SLW options the other way, selling calls and puts. It has worked fairly well.

    SLW is an outperformer. Not too long ago it was trading $1 below GDX; now it is $1 above GDX.

    My only fear is that other companies will enter SLW's business, reducing their margins.
    Nov 19, 2014. 08:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The USA Doesn't Have Any Debatable Recessions, That's About To Change [View article]
    It is a discourtesy to your readers to use undefined abbreviations that are basically your own private language and are understood by hardly anyone in the general investment community.
    Nov 18, 2014. 07:19 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BDC Results For Q3 2014 [View article]
    Is there a disconnect between BDCL and the individual BDCs? The BDCs seem to be up more than BDCL. Maybe it is my imagination.
    Nov 16, 2014. 01:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Dollar Is A Lawnmower, The World Is Grass, And Emerging Markets And U.S. Multinationals Are Next [View article]
    REITs have also risen, and your thesis may help to explain why. But BDCs are still cheap, and I think their clients mainly serve the domestic market.
    Nov 9, 2014. 03:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment