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  • Do Not Panic Out Of American Capital Agency [View article]
    ...yeah, I'm one of those "some".
    May 6 07:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Top Financial Dogs Track 7.5% To 22% Gains In April [View article]
    Norman.....Haha :) eyes hurt and then my brain!

    Scott really did a great job. Some of it was Greek to me but I get the rollover stuff a little better and from what I could gather they can push/pull from quarters to maintain the requirements for being a mREIT.
    I'm looking to further brain cramps when he updates from the conference call. is fortunate but I have to say that about your articles and comments along with many others including Fredrik and Miz.

    just naming a few,
    May 5 04:01 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Oils Well' With These Energy Stocks: 40% Upside Plus 6% Yields [View article]

    I couldn't agree more on the comparison of UAN and RNF. They are both comparable to NTI and CVRR. I have CVRR and grabbed a little more NTI for the basket this week because it is hard to find companies that are down in this market. Already have owned LINE for several years. I like them deciding to go monthly. Hoping to hear some news soon from CVRR on its distribution.
    My thanks to CorvetteKid who has hit it on the head with several points throughout the article.
    All the best,
    May 5 02:29 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Top Financial Dogs Track 7.5% To 22% Gains In April [View article]
    Miz....Same here.
    I could read that article 10 times and not fully understand everything.
    Still, I was surprised I understood as much as I did...haha!
    May 4 11:55 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Models Update: Dividend Aristocrat+ Gainers And Decliners [View article]

    We are as thankful, if not more so, as you are for everything you have contributed. So many articles of yours have guided me in my learning process. All the best to you and your new future.

    May 4 08:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Look At My Investing Mistakes With Dividend Stocks [View article]

    Great article on learning from one's mistakes. I'm not sure if there is something in the water this week but this reminds me of a recent article by Robert Allan Schwartz. Of course, this could simply be cathartic for the investment soul.
    Since we are cleansing here is one of mine:
    If I remember correctly I started guessing, investing, trading was in and around March of 2008. My mission statement back then was something like..."If everyone is going to lose my money for me then I might as well have the fun of doing it myself."
    The first stock I bought/gambled on was Wachovia for $8.00 a share. It jumped to $15.00 in a few days and I sold it. The following Friday I took my winnings and bought Wachovia again at $9.00 figuring I can do this all day. The stock opened up on that coming Monday at "zero" or pennies and by the end of the day was at a buck.
    It was my first tuition payment towards lessons of investing but I had paid for it with the house's money.
    There have been many more lessons and tuition payments since then.
    Funny though...I never feel good afterwards when mentioning my first lesson. As Warren Buffet mentioned later, "Anyone can make money in this market."
    I felt like he was talking to me..jussayin!

    All the best,
    May 4 07:50 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Top Financial Dogs Track 7.5% To 22% Gains In April [View article]

    I just should have checked your posted article by Scott Kennedy.
    Friday, I did go in and bought some shares of AGNC and MTGE as a result of what I had read. Scott was very close in how he felt the market would react.

    All the best,
    May 4 05:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Top Financial Dogs Track 7.5% To 22% Gains In April [View article]

    Much appreciation to you for the information on the Financial Dogs. I always look to your articles for useful information. I currently hold positions in AGNC, TCAP and PSEC.

    All the best,
    May 4 05:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Top Financial Dogs Track 7.5% To 22% Gains In April [View article]
    Miz and Norman,

    I just read a very detailed article by Scott Kennedy about AGNC. I think you both would find it very informative. Scott goes into some great length on AGNC's sustainability. Definitely worth the read.

    All the best,
    May 4 05:00 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Champions For May 2013 [View article]
    David Fish,
    Every time one of your monthly dividend articles comes out I always try to thank-you for all your hard work.
    This time I thought I'd start "the wave" as a means of admiring your diligence...~~~~~~~~~~...

    c'mon folks...join in :)
    May 2 05:57 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Can One Trade Be Both Good For Me And Bad For Me? [View article]

    This article is very honest and straight-forward.
    For that alone you should be commended.
    Many investors only comment or write about their successes.
    We all have been guilty of second guessing decisions we make.
    This is a great learning tool to everyone and everyone can slide into your shoes because we have all done this.
    What I really take from reading your article is that here is a person with over 9000 comments and several articles, yet knows there is much to learn.
    You are still wary of your decisions and that is a value which minimizes bad decisions while paying off big time.
    This article says stay humble, recognize a mistake and pass it on to others.
    My father would always say, "There are really only two types of people in this world. Winner and Losers. We all make mistakes but winners learn from theirs while losers continue making those same mistakes over and over".

    All the best,
    May 2 05:35 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is This Security A Safe Haven? Absolutely Not [View article]

    As an Interested investor looking to gain feedback and investing thoughts based off market trends and potential swing.....perhaps you can share why to sell NLY.
    Apr 29 10:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If The Keystone XL Is Rejected, Canadian National Railway Will Benefit The Most [View article]

    China's appetite alone will add to the need for more oil in the coming years.
    Thank-you for the article and your perspective on Keystone. It was great to see the maps of US/Canada and I have to admit that I thought the Canadian Oil Sands were more east of their actual location.
    World Geography ~ If you don't use it you lose it. :)
    Still, it was very informative and does give a very plausible argument to the potential gravy-train for CNI...(pun intended!)
    This is big stuff. CNI being able to long haul and investing in a terminal in Mobile to handle the volume says a lot about direction.
    I recently read that LMT was starting to make tanker containers and they are pleased with the demand for them. More and more companies seeing the worth of this valuable North American asset.

    Another very good article....keep 'em coming,
    Apr 29 08:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is This Security A Safe Haven? Absolutely Not [View article] hurt a lot..haha :)
    It seems your honey verses vinegar approach in your replies has worn off on me as well.
    Lost in it was my compliment for a great objective article.

    All the best,
    Apr 29 07:41 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is This Security A Safe Haven? Absolutely Not [View article]
    Pendragon....thanks for your reply and I can be called on a mixing of metaphors. To me mREITS are neither SWANS nor SAFE HAVENS but staying with what RS wrote I should have utilized SAFE HAVEN to keep my comment in the context of the article.
    Not to be further misunderstood let me say I have held NLY in the past and it was very good for collecting dividends and giving off a nice profit when I eventually sold it.
    Currently, I own AGNC and MTGE and they recently paid me some nice dividends. Still, I hold them in a much lower percent within my portfolio then I did in the past and would never consider them core of even full positions.
    For myself, double-digit dividend percents are like expresso and I view them as "so-far-so-good" stocks. They provide income although they are not DGI stocks.
    Bottom line ~ I stand corrected on my nomenclature and hope this additional comment is more cognizant of what I attempted to state in my previous one.

    So stay safe and sleep well,
    jdhd :)
    Apr 29 07:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment