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  • Is American Realty Capital Properties' 8% Dividend Yield Built To Last? [View article]
    I do not believe I have ever seen this level of intent to manipulate the retail investor, which seems to be escalating up before the earnings report.

    tick tock, goes the clock, the earnings report is 7/29/2014
    Jul 22 07:19 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Utility Investors Are Likely To Get Scorched In The 2nd Half Of 2014 [View article]
    UTA,

    Are you still short ARCP or have you exited the short? Share price rising and with earnings coming up quick, I figured you or "we" have started to reduce risk.

    Anyway, just wondering, best wishes, gratian
    Jul 22 05:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Mortgage ATM: June Portfolio Results [View instapost]
    Week 7/20/2014 Update

    Yes, we are still in boring mode for our Mortgage ATM and we will continue to, dollar cost averaging into our no load, no transaction fee high yield bond fund.

    Interesting that we had some appreciation over the last couple of weeks with our holdings, despite all the market jitters.

    Okay, let's look at this weeks numbers.

    Account Activity:
    Current Cash Balance = $10.69

    7/16/14, BUY - USHYX 7.214 SHARES @ $9.01, -$65.00
    7/15/14, Cash Dividend - ARCP = $8.33
    7/14/14, Cash Contribution = $62.50

    Total July Dividends = $8.33


    Total Market Value: $6,428.82
    Total Contributions: $187.50
    Total Reinvestment Reserve: $4.16 (50% Rule)

    Portfolio Total 3 Month Return: +5.9%
    DJIA Total 3 Month Return: +4.2%

    YTD Performance (%)
    Portfolio: +9.6%
    DJIA: +3.2%

    Results are very good for a small high yield portfolio, but as we know, the market can turn on a dime.

    That's all until next week :)

    Best wishes, Gratian
    Jul 20 07:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Mr. Market Doesn't See The Seafood Lover In American Realty Capital Properties [View article]
    Brad,

    So far that entry point proved to be a real nice one. Let's hope that it continues to be a profitable position over the long haul.

    Best wishes and looking forward to your next article. Gratian
    Jul 19 08:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Brand New Mortgage REIT That May Deliver Something Special [View article]
    Charlie,

    I agree, best to just take a small nibble and wait until one see's a bottom forming. Definitely a slow mode play. but interesting at a projected yield at over 9%.

    Best wishes, gratian
    Jul 16 05:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Mr. Market Doesn't See The Seafood Lover In American Realty Capital Properties [View article]
    eye,

    You never rely on someone else to decide whether to close a position or not. Do your own DD and make your own decisions.

    If you are long and not short troll, close the position and go on to something that fit's your comfort level.

    I'm long this stock common and preferred, Brad is long this stocks common.

    This stock share price will be decided by the fund guys and institutional investors.

    My guess is that the hedges and shorts scared the heck out of the retail investor and picked up the shares at a discounted price. Old game, played over and over.

    Best wishes and good luck on whatever you decide. Gratian
    Jul 16 05:42 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ventas Is A Sleep Well At Night REIT That Lays Golden Eggs [View article]
    My guess, Not on SA, I think your golden egg lies in other places, perhaps Yahoo.
    Jul 13 07:45 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mr. Market Doesn't See The Seafood Lover In American Realty Capital Properties [View article]
    Joe,

    The money that ARCP raised by issuing more shares cost nothing. This is a REIT not Proctor & Gamble.

    The reason why most folks are upset is due to the reduction of share price caused by the increased number of shares. They don't like to be underwater.

    Additionally, the 8% yield is due to how the market has priced the companies shares and this phenomenon will slowly disappear as share prices increase over the next year, which will result in lower yields.

    The company generates plenty of income to cover the dividend, at least for now.

    Anyway, best for you to move along to the Proctor & Gamble types, this REIT is most likely far, far out of your comfort range.

    Best wishes, gratian
    Jul 13 07:41 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Mortgage ATM: June Portfolio Results [View instapost]
    Week 7/12/2014 Update

    Hope all enjoyed the 4th!

    As for our Mortgage ATM we should be in boring mode for an extended period of time, dollar cost averaging into our no load, no transaction fee high yield bond fund.

    So, for the pre-retirement generation you want to keep contributing up to the company match in your 401k, keep contributing to your ROTH IRA for your retirement paycheck, and use a taxable account to create your current additional paycheck.

    An additional ideal is to also buy at least one (1) I-Bond at treasurydirect.gov each month for an additional bucket for your emergency cash.

    Okay, let's look at this weeks numbers.

    Account Activity:
    Current Cash Balance = $4.86

    7/08/14, BUY - USHYX 8.869 SHARES @ $9.02, -$65.00
    7/07/14, Cash Contribution = $62.50
    7/02/14, BUY - USHYX 8.869 SHARES @ $9.02, -$80.00
    6/30/14, Cash Contribution = $62.50

    Total July Dividends = $0.00

    Total Market Value: $6,428.82
    Total Contributions: $125.00
    Total Reinvestment: $0.00 (50% Rule)

    Portfolio Total 3 Month Return: +5.3%
    DJIA Total 3 Month Return: +4.8%

    YTD Performance (%)
    Portfolio: +7.9%
    DJIA: +2.2%

    The market is very frothy and this current bull run is getting very long. We will need to keep our eye on increasing the monthly paycheck and utilize any pullback for possible opportunities.

    That's all until next week :)

    Best wishes, Gratian
    Jul 12 03:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Brand New Mortgage REIT That May Deliver Something Special [View article]
    I'm also dipping in on this one with a satellite position within my REIT allocation.
    Jul 12 10:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Mr. Market Doesn't See The Seafood Lover In American Realty Capital Properties [View article]
    Joe,

    I agree, someone with your risk level should invest in something like $O or perhaps $KO and should just forget about $ARCP.

    As you stated, to sketchy and best for you to just move along to better opportunities.

    Best wishes, gratian
    Jul 12 10:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mr. Market Doesn't See The Seafood Lover In American Realty Capital Properties [View article]
    UTA,

    How's your short position working out for you or have you eliminated the short position?

    We have about two weeks until earnings.................

    Best wishes, gratian
    Jul 12 10:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mr. Market Doesn't See The Seafood Lover In American Realty Capital Properties [View article]
    okay Joe,

    We get it, that you are worried about your investment pal's investing in something so risky.

    Are you short, long, or a just hanging around for the fun of it?

    Best wishes. gratian
    Jul 11 06:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mr. Market Doesn't See The Seafood Lover In American Realty Capital Properties [View article]
    Brad,

    Excellent article and staying long on this excellent REIT stock at a excellent yield. If it dips again, I'll add again.
    
    Best wishes, gratian
    Jul 10 06:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Now The Time To Buy Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services? [View article]
    Kevin,


    Great article on a stock that has been off the radar scope. I am long, for a very long time, both the common and the preferred.

    Nice to see the long position paying off for me. Best wishes, gratian
    Jul 7 07:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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