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  • Freeport-McMoRan Will Get Worse Before It Gets Any Better [View article]
    Can I spin off all the debt in a phantom subsidiary?

    And stay out of jail, I mean.
    Aug 26, 2015. 05:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China Stock Plunge Weighs On World Markets [View article]
    Self-inflicted wounds are always the most painful.
    Aug 18, 2015. 10:28 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China Stock Plunge Weighs On World Markets [View article]
    Google "government contractors" and get back to us
    Aug 18, 2015. 10:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Which Are Better: Floating Rate Loan CEFs Or ETFs? [View article]
    I'm starting to wonder if the Yellen rate hike isn't an ever-receding mirage. Regardless, these (or any) CEFs should be avoided unless the discount is closer to maximum than average. Like now, for instance.
    Aug 3, 2015. 10:16 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend ETFs: Another Canary In The Coal Mine? [View article]
    .25% maybe in December, more likely a couple of nudges in 2016 is the best Yellen can do. Without a strong fiscal kick, US economy is still struggling yet better than almost anywhere else: Euronutz are strangling themselves, Chinese are unstable, Brazil is broken, commodity crash is continuing to drag developing world. India may be a bright spot if corruption doesn't derail them.
    Aug 1, 2015. 01:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend ETFs: Another Canary In The Coal Mine? [View article]
    This is more likely time for income investors to just turn off CNBC and relax. As usual.
    Aug 1, 2015. 01:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Breaking Out Of Bondage [View article]
    Given the dilapidated state of US infrastructure and the astoundingly low rates for govt bonds, the continuing lack of a robust national infrastructure upgrade program stands out as an ongoing self-inflicted wound of immense proportions.
    May 6, 2015. 09:17 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why This Dividend Aristocrat ETF Isn't So Noble [View article]
    Wow, a whole basis point! We're gonna be RICH!
    Feb 20, 2015. 03:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why This Dividend Aristocrat ETF Isn't So Noble [View article]
    Bochy would not have left Dent in. Just sayin'.
    Nov 8, 2014. 11:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why This Dividend Aristocrat ETF Isn't So Noble [View article]
    Got examples of funds whose expenses go down much as they grow? That's news to me.
    Nov 7, 2014. 11:55 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Inflation Is Killing My Retirement: How I'm Dealing With It, Part 2 [View article]
    Government bonds are supposed to be conservative investments. They are not. If you want to bet on the inflation genie staying in the bottle and buy long US bonds, go right ahead. Just realize you're rolling the dice in a big casino.
    Sep 17, 2014. 10:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Variable-Rate Bond Fund Has A Duration Of 0.61 And Trades At A 9.8% Discount To NAV [View article]
    CEFA.com reported GFY leverage of only 3% as of Sep '13, CEFconnect.com has your 11.48% as of Mar'14. I'd like to see something above 20% given the ultra-cheap cost of borrowing, so maybe mgmt agrees and is steadily levering up. BLW is already at 33% and fully covering their 7.3% distribution and 1.14% expense.

    Sep 12, 2014. 11:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Defined-Term Preferred Stock Fund At An 8.51% Discount Offering An 8% Distribution [View article]
    OK, I'll bite ... why?
    Sep 10, 2014. 12:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Correcting A Common Misconception About Alternative Investments [View article]
    I've heard of "structured products" that offer downside protection in exchange for upside caps but I can't find a good source of info, quotes, etc. These would seem to be ideal alternatives. Any clues?
    Aug 28, 2014. 11:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford Gets First 'Very Juicy' Rating: We Love The New F-150 And Initiate With A $28.50 Price Target [View article]
    The relative size of eps is irrelevant but the P/E's are significant. And both TM and Honda have far less debt, plus growing yields > 2%. Honda's EPS is also growing faster than F.
    Aug 27, 2014. 12:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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