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  • Investors bet on soda and cigarette stocks  [View news story]
    That will be a very memorable day.
    Jan 25, 2016. 12:16 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors bet on soda and cigarette stocks  [View news story]
    Lol, Bison. You beat me to it ; )
    Jan 25, 2016. 12:10 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors bet on soda and cigarette stocks  [View news story]
    Well why not?? When are people not gonna smoke?
    Jan 25, 2016. 12:10 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BDC Valuation Update For 1-21-15  [View article]
    Factoids,

    Thanks for the update and the crunching and analyzing of data, esp for NMFC. I have a large position in NMFC and did not have dry powder to lower my cost basis during this most recent drop.

    Tho the ANII was solid at .34, the steep drop in NAV worries me. I like the dividend (of course), but the price has only fallen since I took a position about a year ago. I've reinvested all the dividends along the way, but am (of course) deep in the red at the moment. My position is in my Roth, and is a much smaller account/amount than my 401k. When you suggest, 'now is the right time to right size your BDC allocation', how might that apply to someone in my situation???

    FWIW: I'm not emotional about this, I don't (and won't) need the $ for quite a long time, but am frustrated and wondering if selling some into this rally might be a good idea(?)

    Thanks again for helping me make (some) sense of all the data.
    Jan 25, 2016. 03:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • S&P 500 Weekly Update: Is This The Early Stages Of Something More Dramatic, Or Just A Short-Term Pullback?  [View article]
    Pet,

    No thoughts on BDCs???
    Jan 25, 2016. 02:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BDC Buzz Begins 2016 Purchases  [View article]
    Hi Lynn. I agree. .73 cents of NAV is a big deal, esp in one q.
    Jan 24, 2016. 01:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BDC Buzz Begins 2016 Purchases  [View article]
    I left out that it was NMFC that I added in the low $11.20s for my aunt and uncle.
    Jan 24, 2016. 12:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BDC Buzz Begins 2016 Purchases  [View article]
    Thanks Buzz. It was good to see NMFC and TPVG move up on friday.

    I started a position for my uncle in TPVG at $10.24 and doubled down for him at $9.18. I also added in the $11.20s for both he and my aunt.

    I don't have any dry powder so I had to bite my nails during these swings. It was good to see the announcement by NMFC ease some fears, my own included.
    Jan 24, 2016. 12:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Funds' The Growth Fund Of America: Why Not Just Buy An ETF?  [View article]
    I don't have access to a brokerage window that would allow me to buy anything I want-not in my 401k, anyway.

    If I did, I would have dumped all the MFs and hold 12-20 dividend stocks, e.g., MO, RAI, O, NNN, VTR, and MAIN.
    Jan 23, 2016. 05:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 Dividend Stocks That Are Suddenly Bargains  [View article]
    Try looking at FFO or AFFO
    Jan 23, 2016. 05:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • S&P 500 Weekly Update: Is This The Early Stages Of Something More Dramatic, Or Just A Short-Term Pullback?  [View article]
    Rohit,

    That sounds about right to me.
    Jan 23, 2016. 01:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • S&P 500 Weekly Update: Is This The Early Stages Of Something More Dramatic, Or Just A Short-Term Pullback?  [View article]
    LT,

    Where's the growth gonna come from, or are you suggesting a dollar fall and stocks moving up trying to front run inflation??
    Jan 23, 2016. 01:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks end volatile week on upbeat note, but many observers remain wary  [View news story]
    Lol...yup. It seems the only way to get the market to go up at all (these days) is for some type of QE promise from one of the major CBs.

    That's no bueno.
    Jan 23, 2016. 03:34 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • S&P 500 Weekly Update: Is This The Early Stages Of Something More Dramatic, Or Just A Short-Term Pullback?  [View article]
    Thanks F&G. I esp like your earnings summation section. I agree-that will ultimately tell the story.
    Jan 23, 2016. 03:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T to record $2.2B gain for Q4 around pension, post-employment benefits  [View news story]
    Not in these days of leverage, leverage, leverage-no.
    Jan 23, 2016. 02:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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