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  • Update: American Capital Agency Moves Towards Monthly Dividends [View article]
    I bought AGNC in DEC 2009 at $26.30 - with Qtr Dividend at $1.40 - Total Dividend Income $23.95 ps and with Put Selling Income every quarter - my net cost basis is ZERO. Long term Hold and Drip Investment Plan. I am also long MTGE,NLY, HTS, O, JMI IVR and other Property REITs.
    Oct 1, 2014. 07:47 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital Agency Yields 11.75%; It Is An Excellent Income Investing Strategy [View article]
    I have owned AGNC in various Accounts since Dec 2009. The Dividend income has reduced my net cost basis to virtually zero as I re invest all dividends in new "FREE AGNC SHARES" as i don't need the income at the moment.

    I am long AGNC, NLY, NNN, HTS, O and BX for Dividends that are re invested in new shares.

    I also supplement my income by selling Put Options - sold Dec 21 Puts for $0.50 this week - Selling Put Options is a good way to increase your dividend income - BUT I have the obligation to buy AGNC shares at $21 if they fall below by Dec Option Expiry - Net Cost will be $20.50 - AND i will get the Dec Dividend of $0.65 if it stays at $0.65 - Further reducing my Net Cost to $19.85 - A Great Income and DRIP investment plan
    Sep 20, 2014. 10:55 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: American Capital Agency Declares 3rd Quarter Dividend - I Remain Long [View article]
    I am Long Term holder of AGNC added more at $22.20 - with $0.65 Div my Net cost basis will be $21.55 after Ex Div - I also SOLD TO OPEN Dec 21 Puts at $0.50 - I will be assigned 100 AGNC shares at $21 in Dec 14 IF AGNC is below $21 for every option contract sold. - My Net Cost will be $21.00 - $0.50 Premium Received will be $20.50. I will also get Dec Div on any shares assigned - Say it stays at $0.65 - So my Net Net Cost Basis will be $20.50 - $0.65 = $19.95 . I am happy with that!
    Sep 20, 2014. 07:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Realty Income: This REIT Should Be Part Of Every Dividend Investor's Portfolio [View article]
    Great Article. I am long O and have owned it since 2009. I re-invest Dividends for new shares and add on price drops. Will sell a $40 puts to buy stock if it falls below $40. I find its the the best way to invest in USA property as i am resident in UK
    Sep 13, 2014. 03:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 4th Strong Quarterly Dividend By American Capital Agency Corp. [View article]
    I have been long AGNC since Dec 2009 . I have reinvested div and am very happy to continue buying more and hold. Great ROI and great DRIP INVESTMENT
    Jun 22, 2014. 08:01 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold ETF Analysis: Global X Pure Gold Miners ETF (GGGG) [View article]
    Volume and bid ask spreads are most important
    For GOLD ITS GLD ,GDX for me
    Nov 21, 2013. 06:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Silver Wheaton Remains The Best Play In Metals [View article]
    My question is if SLW is such a GOOD VALUE PLAY - Why hasn't he got a position in it? This is the major problem with so called Analysts. You should never take advice from anyone who has not put their own money on the line! ON CNBC, Bloomberg and now a lot on SA - all you see is TALK TALK TALK - then the analysts declares he or his family don't have any interest in the Stock! Are they just doing this for the Penny per click? Make your own mind up - Check if the writer has put his on money on line - before taking his advice and putting your and your family's future on the line.
    Oct 6, 2013. 09:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital Agency (AGNC -7%) is not far off session lows as the earnings call is set to get underway momentarily (webcast) (slides). Anybody selling or short may want to prepare themselves for CIO Gary Kain laying out very clearly how the rise in rates and the large secondary hurt Q1, but that book value has already strongly rebounded in Q2. [View news story]
    I am LONG AGNC and is a great BUYING opportunity - The Dividend is great and if you are a Protected Trader - these drops are a buying opportunity. I am looking to buy more AGNC by SELLING June 30 Puts - at $0.80 on Friday. Great buying price IF I GET assigned $29.20. If it goes up I keep the premium and try again! I just love these price drops - then it goes up for Ex Div Date.
    May 4, 2013. 02:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital Agency (AGNC): Q1 "comprehensive" EPS of -$1.57 may not be comparable to profit estimate of $1.08. Shares -1.8% AH. (PR[View news story]
    Bad Results - I am long AGNC and buying more below $30 - If it Drops below $30 Tomorrow - Great long term hold
    May 2, 2013. 06:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's absolutely idiotic to own SLV for two reasons, says technician Peter Brandt. First, he believes fans of silver get a far deal better trading the futures, rather than the ETF. Second, the daily chart remains in a strong downtrend, and a break much lower puts long-term support of $25.50 in play. Beyond that, the next major support is $20.75. [View news story]
    It is not economical to buy Physical Silver or Silver Coins in the UK and some other countries where SALES TAX and/or VAT is added to the price. Not forgetting the PREMIUM - sometimes as much as 7%-10%
    If you pay just 3% premium Plus 20% VAT in UK - That's 23 % Gain just to break even - not forgetting the DISCOUNT when you go to sell them again. So SLV is the best option for me to get exposure to SILVER! No Premiums to Buy or Discounts To SELL and no 20% Vat.! I normally make another 1%+ per month on SELLING CALLS so I get Paid to Own Silver!
    Mar 28, 2013. 06:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's absolutely idiotic to own SLV for two reasons, says technician Peter Brandt. First, he believes fans of silver get a far deal better trading the futures, rather than the ETF. Second, the daily chart remains in a strong downtrend, and a break much lower puts long-term support of $25.50 in play. Beyond that, the next major support is $20.75. [View news story]
    I am buying MORE SLV on any Drop - Below $25 will be a great price if this geek and make it happen!

    I Sell DITM Long Term Calls - to Hedge my downside risk - and just roll them out before expiry - I have NEVER BEEN called out as I roll well before expiry for a Profit

    - I get Paid to own SILVER!
    Mar 28, 2013. 02:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital Agency: Negative Catalysts Portend A Dividend Cut [View article]
    AGNC has been a BUY every time it sells off. I bought more at $28.90 in December 12. I have been in AGNC since Dec 2009 and will continue to ADD on any pullback below $30. The Total Returns in this Stock is just amazing - a small dividend drop will not make much difference. I remain a BUYER.
    Mar 16, 2013. 07:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC) declares $1.25/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 15.52%. For shareholders of record Mar. 20. Payable Apr. 26. Ex-div date Mar. 18. (PR[View news story]
    As expected DIV is held at $1.25 - I have been LONG AGNC since Dec 2009 and in it Long Term for Dividends and DRIP purchase. Will buy more on any DROP after Ex Div. Great stock for any Dividend Portfolio

    Long AGNC. NLY, TWO, ARR, STWD, SLV , GDXJ, GLD
    Mar 8, 2013. 05:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Finally Time To Sell American Capital Agency Corp? [View article]
    AGNC has paid a great dividend from 2009 and no doubt it will continue to do so in the future . Its got the best management team in the MReits sector. I have been long AGNC since 7th Dec 2009 and collected $17.60 in Dividends - I am buying more every time it drops below $29. Great Article but Wrong Title - Even if you sell AGNC where would you invest the proceeds? I am long AGNC, NLY, ARR and TWO in this sector.
    Feb 10, 2013. 12:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • This New Mortgage REIT Investment Is Worth Buying For 25% Yields [View article]
    Great idea for hedging your risk in AGNC and ANNALY
    This is for trading only. Leveraged ETFs are not long term buy and hold
    The Protected Trader
    Nov 23, 2012. 04:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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