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  • A Closer Look At Kinder Morgan Energy Partners' 3Q14 Distributable Cash Flow  [View article]
    After analyzing the KMI choices the stock for stock choice offers the highest money value to me...about $100 more than the cash/stock and certainly more than the all ash offer...I'm taking the stock/stock for my EPB and KMP holdings.
    Nov 3, 2014. 09:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • There's no dividend cut for American Capital Agency (AGNC), which holds its payout at $1.25/share. There's no special dividend either, meaning the company likely was able to buck up the regular payment by using capital gains from the sale of MBS. Shares +1.8% AH. (PR[View news story]
    What a relief...AGNC finally declares its dividend and the picture looks a lot rosier.
    Dec 15, 2012. 04:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A check of mortgage REITs as the Fed looks to continue banging away at their net interest spread: Among the pure-agency REITs, HTS, which slashed its dividend last night, -2.3%. Also, AGNC -1.2%, but NLY +0.8%. The non-agency players mostly fare better, DX -0.1%, IVR -0.3%, EFC -0.1%[View news story]
    Dear Fellow investors, I am a 82 year old widow married for 63 years having lost my husband last January, he was 90. Since then I am responsible for my finances. My husband loved trading stocks although he was not really successful financially it was a lot of fun for him. I learned watching him and when he died I invested his $50,000 life insurance in AGNY and NLY. My account is 60% fixed income with corp. consisting of 25,000 NYS GO bond purchased as an initial public offering and 25000 NYThruway bond, also ipo and 25,000 6% Goldman Sachs ipo bond. I have 2000 CMO/prb shares paying 8% and some CMO. I hold Vanguard funds: Inflation protected, NYLong term tax ex. and Vanguard S&P etf shares.. I also have 1200 shares of ARR and finally I hold 1200MarketVectors ETF TJr Gold mines etf. I tried to cover all bases with my limited knowledge of the markets. Currently my accounts (one IRA Included) add $19,000 yearly to my limited pension, social security and small annuity. I have managed to date to earn $11,250.94 earnings on my investments. When my husband died his pension and ss went with him ($50,000) and I felt income was my primary goal. You can imagine any information received from Seeking Alpha is greatly appreciated from folks who are struggling along as I am. I think luck has played a role in my success, but don't know what the next year will bring.
    Dec 13, 2012. 02:16 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • mREITs, Preferreds And Cost Of Capital  [View article]
    After losing my husband of 63 years last January I have had to manage my finances less his pension and social security. I invested his life insurance in REIT's and have managed very well. Right now I am worrying about AGNC which pays me $5000 a year...does anyone know if the Jan. dividend will be paid? I know they are buying stock back through Dec. 31, 2012. It's tough at 82 to live alone.
    Dec 7, 2012. 02:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment