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  • Utility stocks, July's biggest loser, lose their sizzle [View news story]
    Yeah, but those of us who "flocked" to them a year or two or three ago are very happy. During the recent little correction, they performed well.
    Aug 9 11:05 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Journey To And Through Retirement [View article]
    I get what he's saying. What's wrong with a little philosophy, anyway?

    I've never been that goal-oriented, except that I want to make a lot of money (who doesn't?). Otherwise, I sort of make it up as I go along and adapt to the circumstances.

    Retirement? Never. 72 and still working 25 hrs/week. My contemporaries' conversation bores me to tears. I like being out in the real world.
    Aug 9 10:56 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I've Sold Royal Dutch Shell PLC [View article]
    Holding RDS-B for the dividend and prospects going forward. Really like the new CEO.

    Except for COP, Shell is my fave major.
    Aug 9 10:49 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sierra Club ends opposition to Southern Co.'s Kemper clean-coal plant [View news story]
    This was a pretty slick way to get out of more litigation.
    Aug 8 12:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Husky Energy - Dividend Play With At Least 20% Upside [View article]
    Husky has been around forever, but I never paid attention to it.

    Thanks for the informative and interesting article, which, for me anyway, didn't need all the charts, graphs and verbiage. I got the point and believed it in the first 500 words or so. On the other hand, those more minute detail oriented than I probably appreciated it.

    Earnings have been pretty varied over the years, as well as dividends, of which they paid nil in '05, 06, 07. Looks also like they use the European dividend model whereby it varies year to year, depending on their earnings. Not necessarily the stock for one who would want a predictable income stream.

    Thanks.
    Aug 8 11:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Main Street Capital Q2 results [View news story]
    Yet, Mr. Market is not impressed. Wonder why? Maybe the sector.
    Aug 7 05:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ares Capital with more detail on Q2 deals; BDC reporter comments [View news story]
    Isotoner. Now there's a blast from the past. Wasn't that long ago when all the gals were wearing them. Nice looking and good driving gloves, but useless in the winter.
    Aug 7 04:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shell starts oil production from Bonga North West offshore Nigeria [View news story]
    What the hell is a Bonga?

    Nice that they're in such a politically stable and safe area. Healthy, too.
    Aug 7 04:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Realty Income: When To Buy In A Rising Interest Rate Environment [View article]
    Mr. Ditchek

    Data was concise and pertinent. Looking forward to your upcoming articles on OHI and HCN. as I want some health/nursing care exposure in addition. Why not include HCP while you're at it?

    Glad to see your feedback. Quality of discussion on threads always elevates when authors constructively engage.

    Long O, my only eREIT currently.

    Now following.

    Thanks.
    Aug 7 03:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Realty Income: When To Buy In A Rising Interest Rate Environment [View article]
    Would be fine in either traditional or Roth IRA, and DRIPing.
    Aug 7 03:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Monmouth Ready To Run? [View article]
    Brad,

    Two issues put me off on MNR:
    1. Their outsized dependence on one tenant, FedEx, over 40% by your pie chart.
    2. Their sister company, UMH, which is in the manufactured home business and is a real drag. Michael Landy, MNR CEO is Exec. V.P. of UMH.

    Add the static dividend yield (Landy was on Cramer a while back and offered NO encouragement for a raise anytime soon) and MNR is one to avoid.

    Thanks.
    Aug 7 03:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Southern Company - Still A Buy, But Currently Fully Valued [View article]
    Liked the new wrinkle about comparison of performance vs. high interest rate periods.
    Aug 7 03:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Frothy Market, Impending Correction - What's A Dividend Growth Investor To Do? [View article]
    Bob,

    Agree. In red hot markets, it's hard work to find any decent value.

    When the markets are down and out, it's fairly simple to assemble a group of quality companies to buy.
    Aug 7 02:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rising Interest Rates And BDCs: Part 2 [View article]
    Buzz,

    Thanks for a great string of articles on the BDC sector, which can be quite nuanced. Thanks to you, I've been able to make some informed investing decisions.

    I like the fact that you actively engage in the threads. A lot of the questions people ask are ones on my mind as well. It really enhances the quality of the discussions when authors constructively participate.

    Please keep up the good work.
    Aug 7 01:59 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Venezuela says it would sell U.S. refiner Citgo for the right offer [View news story]
    rc...

    It would be hard for them to nationalize Citgo, seeing as how they already own it.
    Aug 6 04:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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