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  • Look Out Direxion: ProShares Launches Line of 3X Leverage and Inverse ETFs  [View article]
    tpw66...right on! I do the same. Love those weekly's. You don't have to wait for a month to feel good about what TNA can do for you from a covered call point of view.
    Aug 21, 2013. 09:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is American Capital Agency Really This Cheap?  [View article]
    I last sold AGNC on 3/15/13 @ $33.28 - not that the stock was bad but rather that I felt something didn't sound right for mREITs in general. Maybe when the smoke clears will be a good time to get back in. I may not have the dividends but I still have my Capital to play the game with. I believe that Dividends tend to come at the expense of Capital Preservation/Appreciat... Take your pick. When Ben speaks, look out. Yes, he can move markets. Didn't someone once say, "Irrational Exuberance" and look what happened at that time. Let's see how we all feel about this thirty days from now. And yes, I want us all to make $.
    Jun 22, 2013. 10:44 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Chairman Bernanke Talk Investors Out Of Higher-Yielding ETFs?  [View article]
    Perhaps there is too much "Irrational Exuberance"...
    May 11, 2013. 11:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital Agency Corp.'s Earnings Disaster - A Warning Of Things To Come?  [View article]
    With REIT's I buy for price appreciation. If it doesn't reach my expected goals, then I get the dividend as a consolation prize. Yes, I tend to buy the higher yield paper to help offset any drop in price. I tend to win either way. Not maximum ROI, but certainly not the lowest.
    May 3, 2013. 11:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Top January Dogs In 8 Indices Flash 16% To 69% Annual Net Gains  [View article]
    Which equates to oversold = higher yield = higher risk and overbought = lower yield = lower risk, or in other words... "No Risk = No Reward." Gee, it seems we are back to basics. Still, I enjoy your distillation of the market data as it helps me put my risk levels and choice of securities in perspective relative to yield. Thanks
    Feb 1, 2013. 04:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Top January Dogs In 8 Indices Flash 16% To 69% Annual Net Gains  [View article]
    It would seem to me that the higher yielding stocks may in fact be oversold in parallel with the idea that the lower yielding shares are thought of as being overbought.
    Jan 30, 2013. 05:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Top January Dogs In 8 Indices Flash 16% To 69% Annual Net Gains  [View article]
    Your studies need more than one reading to fully to fully appreciate the information presented. Trying to get a handle on "RISK" as it applies to me. Thanks for your efforts with all of this data.
    Jan 30, 2013. 09:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Liquidation in mortgage REITs picks up where it left off on Friday, with nearly the entire sector lit up bright red. Leading today's decline is CYS Investments (CYS -4.6%) after being cut to hold at Wunderlich. No details are available, but presumably the analysts there read the papers: interest margins are declining and mortgage refinance activity (prepays) is on the rise.  [View news story]
    My idea of book value is what I paid for the stock, not what fodder they might feed me as to their book value. I have had a good year. Great dividend and very good stock price appreciation. I am now 99 and 44/100% cash. Just waiting for the best time to get back in. It might well be after earinings and the elections. Sort of a wait and see attitude.
    Oct 15, 2012. 01:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Monthly Pay Dividend Dogs: 10 With Upside Potential  [View article]
    FA - When puppies grow up they become Dogs and it may time to let the free. Then it is back to the puppy farm.
    Oct 6, 2012. 05:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Monthly Pay Dividend Dogs: 10 With Upside Potential  [View article]
    Where pray tell are you getting 2.5% for 10 years. Sounds like a teaser rate for about 6 - 9 months? US Bank does about a 2.5 then jumps to 4.25 after 6 months.
    Oct 6, 2012. 05:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Monthly Pay Dividend Dogs: 10 With Upside Potential  [View article]
    Enjoyed the article... it gives much food for thought. Thanks
    Oct 3, 2012. 02:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital Agency (AGNC) falls 4.2% premarket as the stock goes ex-dividend today. The $1.54 decline thus far is quite a bit bigger than the $1.25 dividend. Secondary offering on the way?  [View news story]
    This is way better than Econ 101. Just stay the course.
    Sep 20, 2012. 01:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Fun With Charts For mREIT Investors  [View article]
    A very interesting article. It just sets me to wanting to really pay attention to dividends and price. I have been very happy with AGNC, CYS, TWO, MTGE, AMTG, ARR and NCT. I just hope that all this continues to keep me in the KNOW! Thanks
    Sep 16, 2012. 10:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Building A DIY Dividend Portfolio (Part 4): When Should You Sell A Stock?  [View article]
    Should you let ROI or ROE determine when to sell a position for a profit? I tend to use a trailing stop to help me regardless of where I bought into a position. I usually use a 5% trailing stop to set a mental flag and watch the position like a hawk. If it approaches 7 to 10 percent I will seriously consider lighting up on my position if profitable, sell out if I am at a loss. I am long AGNC, TWO, CYS, ARR, AMTG, MTGE and NCT. Very interesting day to say the least.
    Sep 14, 2012. 07:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Annaly Capital And mREITs Right For Seniors?  [View article]
    What other sectors are you involved in to balance out your portfolio? I like the mREIT's almost to a fault. I am almost exclusively in this sector, i.e., AGNC, TWO, ARR, MTGE, CYS among others. I do agree that we seniors have been almost forced to take on more risk to get half way decent returns.
    Sep 5, 2012. 12:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment