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  • Dividend Investing and Higher Interest Rates: BDCs vs. Mortgage REITs  [View article]
    I am long MLPL. It has been great and raised its dividend twice. MLPL is my number one holding. I am also long AGNC and IVR.
    Apr 13, 2011. 01:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold vs. Dividend Stocks  [View article]
    I guess those silver coins I bought at 11$ an ounce were a horrible investment. I feel soooo stupid. I think I will just throw them away in the trash, or give them to a homeless person.
    Mar 30, 2011. 05:26 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time to Take Inflation Seriously  [View article]
    Great article Jens, as usual. I am always surprised how strongly people want to believe there is no inflation is this economy, as shown by some of the comments above. Most people, at least in America, seem to believe inflation can only occur when the ecnomy is strong. I am supposed to believe the 1970's never happened.

    You believe interests rates on treasuries will rise. However, is it not true that the Fed sets interest rates? In other words, it seems to me that rates on Treasuries will only rise if the Fed lets them rise, there is no free market at work. The Fed can keep on buying treasuries forever in theory, the only consequence being eventual hyper-inflation. Do you think the Fed will allow rates on treasuries to rise? I would be interested in your thoughts.
    Mar 21, 2011. 10:33 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • “Because We Can’t Afford It:” Reining in Government at All Levels  [View instapost]
    Another right wing wing nut rant from Joe. The investment banks, Fannie and Freddie, and AIG got at least 7 trillion dollars in bailout money from the Treasury and the Fed. All bad debts that any large bank once had were bought by the Fed. Go ahead and eliminate the unions, it won't make a difference, because whenever Goldman Sachs needs money the taxpayer will have to pay up. And the Joe will blame government workers and public schools for wanting too much money while never talking about Goldman Sachs or AIG bailouts. This country would have no debts if we would stop bailing out the banks every ten years. Joe, you are a fraud, just like your buddies over at Goldman sachs.
    Mar 11, 2011. 02:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • When Recovery Is Just a Word  [View article]
    Awesome comment!
    Feb 11, 2011. 11:22 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Who Got Stimulus Dollars? What Jobs Were Created?  [View article]
    None of these things are going to happen, they should, but they won't. The end game is default on national debt and dollar collapse within 10 years.
    Oct 15, 2010. 02:39 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Economists Ring Hollow on Energy  [View article]
    Awesome article. Ecomists believe they can simply plug in numbers to a formula and always get the right answer. We all know 90% of econmists are wrong in their forecasts, and yet we as a society still listen to them like the ancients would listen to a temple priest.
    Jul 3, 2010. 05:11 PM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment