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  • Cannabis Investment: The Grass Ain't Green, It's Brown [View article]
    I was referring to psycho-genic hemp, not products made with sterilized hemp seeds from Canada, which are very tasty, BTW. Using the active components in cosmetics, pain relievers etc is quite different, for some strong health claims are being made for, 4 example, marijuana oil--with active chemicals--used topically. Thanks for your reponses!
    Feb 6 09:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cannabis Investment: The Grass Ain't Green, It's Brown [View article]
    I like this article. It's different than the usual SA "analysis". Psycogenic hemp is indeed a growth industry. Smoking, per se, smoking anything, from tobacco to "herbal bidis", is NEVER good for you, and nor is eating "brownies" healthy--but marijuana has already expanded beyond that grunge. Once it is legalized you will find it, or derivatives of it, in cosmetics, pain relief salves, "nutraceuticals", soda, laced juice, beer, etc. These product-venues are already out in the legalized states, but not on mass scale. All these markets are huge, and/or growing--with or without weed.
    Feb 6 10:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Inequality And The Genetic Lottery: 2 Views [View article]
    For many are called, and few are chosen--and let's keep it that way (GOP work-in-progress)
    Feb 3 10:05 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Inequality And The Genetic Lottery: 2 Views [View article]
    Good stuff, thanks. recommend documentary The End of the Line, about "fishing", and teach me how to fish and I'll buy a, um, a BOAT. The fish issue (cawf) is, IMO, worse than global warming, impacts the environment more immediately. See this movie!
    Feb 3 10:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Holding Cash A Good Idea? Will It Pay Off? [View article]
    Fascinating article! Don't know if I'll get a comment, but for a long time I have felt there really is no such case as a "probablity of rain", say. More to the "point" there is no such case as a "tolerance for risk". Everyone has a tolerance for risk, until they lose what they've risked. If it means nothing to them, the loss, then it wasn't a "risk". This idea makes me shy away from various ETF strategies--Betterment... Wealthfront.com, etc--which base your portfolio allocation on your "tolerance for risk.", which, I think, is always zero. Thanks for the article! I enjoyed it without understanding even half.
    Jan 19 09:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Risk Of Catastrophic Success [View article]
    THanks for the article, oxymoron and all.
    Jan 6 09:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A 9.8% Yield And Monthly Dividends For Your Retirement Portfolio [View article]
    I own ARR-b, now down about 20%. This means, tho I bawt too hi, I think this preferred, and many others, (DLR-G, PSA-W, etc are some I own) are not finished going DOWN. The current taper and rate fears are already priced in. IMO, but every new taper or rate scare these stock values will continue to dwindle. This is, of course, basing future predictions on past results--is there any other way?--Noneless, there is a "paradime (digm for some) change now, with rates really going up no matter what Gov does. Advice: wait this out a while. So what if you don't catch the bottom? These things are supposed to trade "flat"-- but that aint hapnen. I have seen preferreds, at $25 par, go down to the low teens, with little or no hope of "redemption" at call date. You don't want this or others like it to follow suit. Best to all.
    Dec 29 08:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A 9.8% Yield And Monthly Dividends For Your Retirement Portfolio [View article]
    Hey, see my comment below
    Dec 29 07:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I'm Not Selling My Worst Performing REIT Of 2013 [View article]
    I bawt DLR-G @ par and it's down 25%. My fawlt but I don't think this thing and many et al are done going down. Every time there's a rate and/or taper scare they will descend again. I can't see the future, but this is a bad buy, IMO. Better to buy a stock on the way up ...
    Dec 27 03:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Low Inflation Tests World's Central Banks: Here's How To Position Yourself [View article]
    Excellent info. Thanks for taking the time!
    Dec 25 05:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Low Inflation Tests World's Central Banks: Here's How To Position Yourself [View article]
    Larry, appreciate the article(s), you're knowledge of the markets is truly awesome. Re: reinvestment risk. Is this relevant only to real bonds, not bond funds? Thanks much!
    Dec 25 10:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Triple Net REITs: Buying 'All-Star' REITs At 'Bench Warmer' Prices [View article]
    Prices, with a few upblips, will continue to drop--every time therz a "scare" or an actual rise in rates the prices will fall more. The recent reactivity to rumors of or actual interest rates rising are already priced into shares--this is not "good". The prices are neutral, the reset button pushed, more than once, and they will react afresh--down--when and every time new interest "news" breaks.
    Dec 21 10:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cowen Gives An Outlook On Auxilium's Future Following Peyronie's Approval [View article]
    Great info, thanks! Didn't know Xiaflex has potential for lipomas. It is estimated that 10% of men (over I forget what age) have Peyronie's condition.
    Dec 18 10:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Which Is Best: DRIP Or Collect And Invest? [View article]
    Agree about Van broker, awful interface. "Flipping the switch" for what mite be dozens of funds and funky little companies one owns is not an option, outside of a fund family, and I'm not sure how the DRIP switchings are actually made--auto? or via electronic hand-sent communiques from, e.g., Ameritrade to, e.g., BBEP. Some companies are set up for electro swtiches, others require a fone call. I used the analogy of a buy or sell button for a product. Click/done. Untuched by human hands.The downside of what I suggest would probably engender a sub-class of "DRIP traders"--similar to the riffraff who "play" ex-div dates. But, in the wide screen, freedom (from constant requests to a broker) and transparency are best.
    Dec 7 10:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Which Is Best: DRIP Or Collect And Invest? [View article]
    Well-writ, with the usual color graphics. But all you need to know is, BUY LOW SELL HI.

    The problem, in the DRIP realm, tho, is that we have to "jump thru hoops" to go on or off DRIPs, at least thru a broker. We call or email the broker with our requests. Whether I am on or off a DRIP should be information instantly available somewhere in the menu fo my TD Ameritrade account, a la account balances, or transaction history. Brokers don't store this info, other than in archived emails.

    We should be able to go on or off a DRIP, like flipping a lite switch, same way you buy or sell shares. As usual this is an area--as well as the "bond market"-- the SEC hasn't got around to fixing, making untterly transparent, eliminating antiquated (obsolete) methods (traditions) unfriendly to the retail investor. Now that the markets are running online--is there any other way?--the shareowner should be able to control their DRIP status instantly (providing that the changes are made before the ex-dividend date).
    Dec 6 11:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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