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  • BlackRock Kelso Capital: What Comes Next? [View article]
    Thanks, Buzz. Appreciate that insight.

    I held PSEC for a while, then based on performance, and your data, dumped it. MAIN is my one and only.

    I continue to learn from your contributions.

    Thanks,
    May 20, 2015. 11:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Shell joins BP in calls against excessive oil trading regulation [View news story]
    I'm not sure if I'd want to team up with BP complaining about regulations.
    May 20, 2015. 11:30 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Recent court ruling could prove beneficial for MLP investors [View news story]
    I wondered the same thing. Confusing.

    Follow the money, they say.....easier said than done.
    May 19, 2015. 08:37 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackRock Kelso Capital: What Comes Next? [View article]
    Thanks, Buzz.

    As always you have given us some baseline data, so that we may proceed with dd and draw our own conclusions.

    At a quick glance, this one looks pretty good. I especially like the payout ratio of ~50%. 8.77% yield is not too shabby, either. I like the current conservative approach, also.

    One to consider on a pullback.

    Thanks again.
    May 19, 2015. 08:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Environmentalists score a little discussed big win in Arctic drilling plans [View news story]
    Yes, looks that way. Then, when they get what they want, they'll walk and freeze (or sweat-depends on geography) in the dark. Their solar panels won't work because they won't be available from the electrically dependent factories. Hydroelectric won't work because no electricity for the generators.
    May 19, 2015. 04:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ensco declares $0.15 dividend [View news story]
    15 cents? Wow! I'll try not so spend it all in one place. This stocks in my Hall of Shame, and when I pass by it, I hit myself in the head with a broomstick six times.

    Wonder why keyboards no longer have a cents key?
    May 19, 2015. 01:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy: A Poorly Timed Secondary [View article]
    "Proceeds....to retire debt". Hah!

    It would take Buffett, the Kochs, and Soros to retire LINE's debt.
    May 19, 2015. 01:37 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Northstar Is Far From An Intelligent REIT Alternative [View article]
    I can barely fathom regular eREITs, so you're right Brad, NRF is a entity to shy away from, for me, anyway.

    I learned my lesson dabbling in mREITs.
    May 18, 2015. 09:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Noble/Rosetta Merger: Signs Of A Coming Flood, Or Just A Trickle? [View article]
    Raw,

    Thanks for the clarification.

    I'm long NE and got all excited a few days ago when I saw that Noble was taking over ROSE. Wrong Noble. LOL.
    May 17, 2015. 03:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fertilizing My Dividend Portfolio With Potash Corp. [View article]
    Div, david and math,

    Thanks. I actually did something smart for a change and called Schwab. After being transferred around, they told me the same thing.

    Thanks for the replies.

    Smurf
    May 16, 2015. 12:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Shell docks Arctic drilling rig in Seattle despite protests [View news story]
    Saw a bunch of Greenpeace kayaks paddling around. Must be great not to have jobs or work to worry about.
    May 16, 2015. 12:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Shell docks Arctic drilling rig in Seattle despite protests [View news story]
    Au Contraire, Rick.

    They climb into their $100K Teslas, drive to their $2mm++ solar heated homes, drink some lattes (organic beans, of course), pay homage to a picture of Elon Musk and the Gates, and feel smugly good about themselves.

    Life is good when one is a limousine liberal.
    May 16, 2015. 12:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Noble/Rosetta Merger: Signs Of A Coming Flood, Or Just A Trickle? [View article]
    I'm confused.

    Is there a corporate relationship between NE and NBL?
    May 16, 2015. 12:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Should I Have Followed My Advisor's Advice ? A Look At 4 Year Performance [View article]
    That's my goal. 73 and still mostly DRIPing. Work a part time schedule which, along with the SS provides the living income.

    Never know about aging expenses and don't want to outlive the $$
    May 15, 2015. 02:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ship Finance International Now At A Good Entry Point [View article]
    nj

    Bet you got in when pps was single digits? I should have, too...wasn't all that long ago. Ocean shipping companies make me nervous.
    May 15, 2015. 02:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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