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  • Is Annaly A Wise Investment At 52-Week Low? [View article]
    Cash,

    I was with you until the weak analogy.
    Dec 8, 2013. 11:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Addressing More Controversy Over Linn Energy's Acquisitions [View article]
    Hawk,
    While I usually instinctively reject the notion that any negative comment to a particular stock comes from a short-seller, I think the length and passion of smart's soliloquy would seem to indicate that he in fact is one.
    Dec 8, 2013. 11:55 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BDC Portfolios Update: Q4 2013 [View article]
    OOPS! Yes, I see it was in this one. Thanks.
    Dec 8, 2013. 11:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BDC Portfolios Update: Q4 2013 [View article]
    BDC,

    Although not involved in this report, I am very happy with my purchase of ARCC, which resulted from the data you presented.

    Waiting for a more favorable pps entry point on MAIN as well. So far, not cooperating.

    Thanks.
    Dec 8, 2013. 11:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Annaly A Wise Investment At 52-Week Low? [View article]
    Jimster,

    I admire your fortitude, but remember, these mREITs don't own anything but pieces of (virtual) paper.
    Dec 7, 2013. 09:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Annaly A Wise Investment At 52-Week Low? [View article]
    Swisser.....

    Now, now, shouldn't bring up inconvenient facts like that. Some on SA are notoriously thin-skinned.
    Dec 7, 2013. 09:46 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Annaly A Wise Investment At 52-Week Low? [View article]
    Then, approximately 50% of the articles in any financial article in any publication or blog wouldn't be published.

    Maybe you shouldn't be reading financial articles at all?

    I admire your altruism but not your practicality.
    Dec 7, 2013. 09:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Annaly A Wise Investment At 52-Week Low? [View article]
    Well Chris, take solace in the fact that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

    On the other hand, plagiarism is unethical. Have you brought this to the attention of SA editors?
    Dec 7, 2013. 09:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Minus sector giants, mREITs head higher [View news story]
    DX is pulling back for the day and is down slightly at 8.02. I have a limit order in for more @ 8.00.
    Dec 6, 2013. 03:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lukoil said to be in talks with oil majors to sell Venezuela stake [View news story]
    CVX would have to be on drugs to buy anything in Venezuela. Gads!
    Dec 6, 2013. 10:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital Agency: What The Heck Is Going On Here? [View article]
    I think the author's statement "last KNOWN book value" (emphasis mine) is telling and a giant caution flag to any investors tempted to buy in at the depressed PPS levels. There is yet another shoe to drop, IMO.
    Dec 5, 2013. 10:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • NYT: Big companies prepared to pay a price for carbon [View news story]
    Doesn't it have to pass both houses of congress to become law?

    I wouldn't exactly rate the NYT as a beacon of objectivity, either.
    Dec 5, 2013. 09:55 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bells ringing on mortgage REITs? Goldman says Sell [View news story]
    Another analyst sell recommendation? I'm shocked, shocked!
    Dec 5, 2013. 09:38 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Iran mentions U.S. companies for help in developing oil fields [View news story]
    Clever folk, these Iranians. Dangling a little carrot for our gullible leaders to nibble on, not to mention the corporate execs with dollar signs in their eyes.
    Dec 4, 2013. 11:20 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • United-Guardian: A Recession-proof Income Stock [View article]
    Hi Robert,

    I don't see the same dividend payout ratio numbers you do.

    Rather than squinting my old slightly color blind eyes at F.A.S.T graphs, I use Morningstar's Key Ratios Data, which is a table with actual numbers.

    They show, from '09 thru '12, payout ratios of 76.5, 78.6. 78.0, and 81.8, respectively. TTM is 91.

    Also, it shows a steady, if not spectacular, record of both earnings and dividend raises over the last ten years.

    Finally, FCF covers the dividend also, which is an important metric for me.

    All in all, UG (they should change their symbol) looks like a pretty safe stock to me.

    Regards,
    Dec 4, 2013. 10:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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