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  • Average price of insurance under Obamacare: $328 a month [View news story]
    As an insurance broker I find it interesting on difference of how and who is doing reporting.

    Sep 25, 2013. 10:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • PIMCO Total Return - A Competitive Analysis And Deep Dive Into Derivative Holdings [View article]
    Thank you Vol & Tim
    Appreciate both of your insights and will certainly give them due diligence.

    I too am nearing retirement. My objective at this point is more in reducing risk than amount of return. I have had PTRAX for long time and bought BOND right after it was available both have served me far, but as you say... Circumstances change.
    Aug 14, 2013. 07:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • PIMCO Total Return - A Competitive Analysis And Deep Dive Into Derivative Holdings [View article]
    Vol Fan

    Morningstar seems to disagree with you if their ratings are any indication.
    Aug 13, 2013. 08:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha fires a shot at Bloomberg, StreetAccount [View news story]
    Great addition..Thank you

    Do agree with Ruffdog also on symbol 1st
    Jul 29, 2013. 07:11 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr defend their plan for the city's bankruptcy, reiterating their opposition to a bailout and maintaining that general obligation bondholders will get no new deal. Meanwhile, the muni bond market's self-regulator says the treatment of GO bonds risks changing how investors view what has long been considered the safest class of municipal debt. [View news story]
    The worse part is we appear to be taking Detroit's playbook on a national level....

    “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

    Albert Einstein
    Jul 27, 2013. 07:25 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bet On Bill Gross's Best Ideas [View article]
    Unless they charge 5% a year in fees I don't see where CNBC is getting their #'s as all I've looked at are about the same.

    Here is Morningstar for 2nd opinion

    Performance PTTRX More... Performance PTTRX YTD 1 Mo 1 Yr 3 Yr * 5 Yr * 10 Yr *

    Growth of 10,000 9,732 10,142 9,988 11,422 14,267 18,255
    Fund -2.68 1.42 -0.12 4.53 7.37 6.20
    +/- Barclays US Agg Bond TR USD -0.32 0.76 1.94 1.18 2.11 1.48
    +/- Category -0.67 0.46 0.17 0.38 1.53 1.61
    Jul 25, 2013. 10:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bet On Bill Gross's Best Ideas [View article]
    "PTTRX is down 6% over last 12 months"

    I think you may need some assistance with reading charts?

    Load Adjusted Returns
    1-Year: 1.20%
    3-Year: 4.67%
    5-Year: 7.26%
    10-Year: 5.97%
    Jul 25, 2013. 06:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Foreign Energy Companies To Consider Buying Now [View article]
    Been trading YZC for long time also. Stock has had some swings but over all has served me well. I bought back in at around $9 and added more @ $7.29.
    Jul 17, 2013. 07:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Thanks Gents..and yes Texas I'm getting same on some other sites also not just here.
    Jul 5, 2013. 08:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    On a technical site anyone else getting freezes per long running scripts issues every time they clink on different link here today?

    I'm just curious if it is computer issue on my end or recent site issue.

    Jul 5, 2013. 07:56 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Aristocrat Investing [View article]
    I like your article from 2012 also on Euro div many offer higher return.

    Own more of these than I do U.S. but need to be aware of tax consequences is some countries.

    Keep up the good work...I always enjoy your articles.
    Jul 4, 2013. 08:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A move by the Obama administration to delay until 2015 a requirement that businesses with more than 50 employees provide health care insurance bodes well for the restaurant industry. The sector was expected to be amongst the hardest hit by the legislation due to its high employee-to-sales ratio. Restaurant operators breathing easier: CAKE, CBRL, CMG, DNKN, DPZ, DRI, EAT, JACK, MCD, PNRA, RRGB, RT, SONC, WEN, BWLD, THI, BDL, NATH, [BKW, PZZA, TXRH, DENN, KKD, BBRG, DFRG, BOBE, RUTH, IRG, DIN, BKW [View news story]
    I look for delays individual market to follow as Aetna and United Healthcare have recently stated they are withdrawing from individual market in California and look for other carriers/states to follow.
    Jul 3, 2013. 08:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Microsoft Buyout Is Nokia's Only Chance For Survival [View article]
    considering his previous article...

    Nokia: An Opportunity In A Globally Recognized Brand

    I would say chances are good he can point to one of the articles a year from now and say "I told you so" :)
    Jun 21, 2013. 10:29 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: Will The Interest Rate Surge Continue? [View article]
    Always enjoy your articles Jeff..thanks

    I have a question per your...

    'Here are two significant developments since ECRI's public recession call on September 30, 2011:

    The S&P 500 is up 46.2%.
    The unemployment rate has dropped from 9.0% to 7.5%. "

    Which do you feel is the more pertinent indicator of true employment since 9-30-11... the unemployment rate (above) or the labor workforce particiation rate which has shrunk from 64.1 mil to 63.3 during same period?
    Jun 2, 2013. 09:38 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Indians Ignore The Stock Market While Foreigners Invest [View article]
    Interesting article David...Thanks

    I was not aware anything like the EPF existed in India. I certainly bet their stress level is lower having a 8.7% worry free annual return. I could certainly live with that!
    May 28, 2013. 06:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment