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  • Do Retirees Need A Dividend ETF Or A Portfolio Of Individual Stocks - Part Two [View article]
    Been looking at SCHD myself. It's a very recent fund.
    Sep 24 01:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Once And For All: Now Is The Right Time To Sell Annaly [View article]
    Ray,

    You've a very subtle way of expressing your opinions, which flies over the heads of most, I think.
    Sep 24 12:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Equity CEFs: Terrific Opportunity In A Duff & Phelps Utility Fund [View article]
    Doug,

    Thanks for another great CEF article. I like the fact the DPG is diversified internationally, but in developed countries only.

    Basic and very dumb question. Are the CEF distribution yields quoted before or net of expenses? Never sure when researching if I should be subtracting the expenses from the yield.

    Thanks.
    Sep 24 11:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric Leads List Of Possible Barron's Bouncers [View article]
    alsch.....

    I agree about GE. They are the Exelon of their industry; over-promising and under-delivering. And, like Exelon, their management, at least since Welch, has a propensity for making the wrong move at the wrong time.
    Sep 24 11:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Equity CEFs: From Birth To Liquidation - The Story Of The Allianz International & Premium Strategy Fund [View article]
    Good article, good common sense reminder.

    Hmm. I follow you, but your articles aren't showing up in my Favorite Authors daily email. Have to check with SA.
    Sep 23 10:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Ultimate BDC Portfolio: Q3 2013 [View article]
    Kind of what I thought. In researching, none seem to go back much further than the early-mid 2000s.

    Thanks.
    Sep 23 10:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Loser Strategy [View article]
    Oh, I thought it was about their overall strategy. Strategy--"Carefully devised plans or actions to implement over a period of time."

    5C Seems to doing ok as well.

    Or, you talking about quality? Mossberg in the WSJ likes it just fine.
    Sep 23 10:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Loser Strategy [View article]
    AAPL sold over 9mm phones over the weekend.
    Sep 23 09:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Ultimate BDC Portfolio: Q3 2013 [View article]
    Buzz,

    Another great article.

    A suggestion for s future piece would be how BDCs, as a sector, fare in a rising interest rate environment. Have enough of these companies been around long enough to get some kind of accurate statistical data? Would be interesting to see.

    Thanks again.
    Sep 23 09:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons Your Shouldn't Retire? There's More Than 5 [View article]
    Jerry,

    "....job you hold could be filled by someone who needs it."

    Statement is spurious. There are plenty of jobs like the one I "hold". My employer is desperate for people all the time. Can't seem to find "someone who needs it". Those "someones" prefer to stay on the dole.

    You like retirement, fine, but refrain from putting down people who don't.
    Sep 21 10:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Electric Power: Time To Take A Pass On This Quality Name [View article]
    market...

    I agree with you. The only hope is that the "coal killing" clique in D.C. won't be able to fully implement t their schemes between now and '16. Hopefully the country will then be so weary of this crowd they will vote in a sensible administration.
    Sep 21 09:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan And U.S. Pipeline System Age, Maintenance And Incidents [View article]
    The railroads are quite happy about these current/potential problems. Wouldn't be surprised if they're lobbying against Keystone.
    Sep 21 09:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Western Asset Mortgage: Is It Time To Panic? [View article]
    Chris,

    Your buy at 14+ was fortuitous. Closed over 17 today, only mREIT I saw that was up.

    Your thoughts on the probability of a dividend cut now? How could it stay at around 22% for much longer? Oops..looks like it cut a nickel off for the third quarter, about 5.5% or so.
    Sep 20 04:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exelon: Unconventional Buy For A Turn In Natural Gas Pricing [View article]
    Marine...................

    The misspelling issue was an adjunct to the comment. Read the first paragraph, if you're able.

    Careful who you call a mule. Semper Fi.
    Sep 20 11:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn S-4 Indicates Sustainable Dividends And 33% Returns [View article]
    I think FCF tells a lot, except in the case of utilities, which are always doing a lot of either capex or ongoing maintenance.
    Sep 20 09:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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