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  • Equity CEFs: Back Up The Truck On SCD [View instapost]
    They may just be passing along the ROC they get from the MLPs.
    Jul 1, 2015. 01:57 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A High Income, Balanced CEF Portfolio With Reasonable Risk [View article]
    Vanguard's Equity Income fund is a reasonable substitute for Wellington (a little more volatile).
    Apr 24, 2015. 06:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Blackstone: Buy Low And Sell High (And Repeat) [View article]
    I own and like BX. Folks considering the stock should know it generates a K-1. So, you'll need to deal with it at tax time.
    Apr 15, 2015. 10:08 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Utilizing Risk Parity To Generate Better Equity Portfolio Outcomes [View article]
    There are different ways to weight securities in a portfolio. We favor perceived risk.

    That only took 14 words.
    Apr 1, 2015. 05:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF: Higher Returns And Less Risk [View article]
    It's not an apples to apples comparison, but Vanguard's Equity-Income mutual fund has a similar total return over a long period. Beats VIG over 10 years.
    Mar 22, 2015. 07:32 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman Sachs Is Forming An Opportunity-Rich Business Development Corporation [View article]
    CEFs are typically issued with a built-in premium. Then, the price is usually supported for a while by the underwriter. So, unless you're real sure this stock is going to skyrocket, better to wait until it finds its market price.
    Mar 17, 2015. 08:04 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pareto Portfolio Update [View article]
    A carefully watched 5 stock portfolio has been advocated for a long time by this loud, bald guy on CNBC. Still, I think it makes a lot of sense for an investor who isn't doing it full time. The key is the constant research, I think.
    Feb 15, 2015. 10:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Anthem Breach Proves Wisdom Of Owning UnitedHealth [View article]
    Unless you have very specific information about United's firewall and IT security implementation, you shouldn't be making assertions such as this.
    Feb 8, 2015. 09:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nuveen Credit Strategies Income Fund: A Solid Core Holding For CEF Investors [View article]
    Take a look at the total return and price history over the last 10 years. The return can't possibly justify the risk.
    Feb 1, 2015. 02:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is This THE Fund For Dividend Growth Investors? [View article]
    My error. Sorry!
    Dec 6, 2014. 07:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is This THE Fund For Dividend Growth Investors? [View article]
    VIG has a substantially better total return
    Dec 5, 2014. 05:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mr. Buffett: Why Don't You Invest In REITs? [View article]
    I like Brad's articles and would much rather see him studying Buffett than umm, what's his name? Donald something?
    Oct 24, 2014. 01:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Building A Diversified Hedged Closed-End Fund Portfolio [View article]
    Are the inverse products you use suitable to hold for any length of time? I was under the impression they were short term trading vehicles?
    Aug 4, 2014. 05:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Petroleum & Resources: A 7.2% Yield, A 14.7% Discount To NAV, And A Big Slug Of Exxon [View article]
    Nov 18, 2013. 06:24 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Now The Time To Buy DaVita HealthCare Partners As Berkshire Aggressively Buys? [View article]
    That gives Berkshire around 17% of Davita. By agreement, they are limited to 25%. See
    Nov 11, 2013. 06:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment