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  • Building A $100,000 High-Yield Income Portfolio From Scratch; Adding Position 3: Linn Energy [View article]
    Good move with LNCO. I sold SDRL, took the loss but reinvested in LNCO @ 9 and recouping losses!
    Apr 29, 2015. 04:24 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Main Street Capital -4.3% after pricing secondary [View news story]
    Wherein does this action benefits us as owners? I am beginning to think all BDCs and REITs are ripoffs. Yeah you get a decent dividend for awhile, then this happens and you lose valuable capital….which for those of us retired, we can not replace.
    Mar 10, 2015. 02:49 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ARMOUR Residential REIT: Poor Value Creation Record Speaks Against Buying This Mortgage REIT [View article]
    As soon as a quarterly report indicates the upside, the shorts jump on it and try to turn goodness into bad!
    Mar 5, 2015. 01:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Banks Trip Up Apple Pay Launch [View article]
    I welcome the day when we do not need banks. They are and always will be the weakest link in any financial system. They pay employees nothing compared to the big fat cat in the corner office, but the workers on the teller line or in the trenches, are paid poorly…and often are women. So if there is a way for the "system" to fail or be corrupted, it will be!
    Mar 5, 2015. 01:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should You Worry About Your CenturyLink Dividend? [View article]
    Dish will not let you have their internet service if you have or are eligible for CTL's DSL. I have it DSL, wanted to switch to satellite internet, but no way.
    Their costs are way too high but there is nothing you can do if you live in the country. Just found out that CTL now is teaming the Direct. Going to change and see what happens, but when the phone company has a monopoly, like CTL, their pricing and service is terrible. Maybe good for shareholders, but not in the one run.

    I was told of a new service CTL is beginning to test and offer…called Prism TV…supposed to be better than cable or satellite.
    Feb 28, 2015. 01:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • One Reason Investors Should Not Buy Seadrill's Stock [View article]
    You can not trust Fredricksen!
    Feb 28, 2015. 01:37 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Beaten Down BDCs: Fifth Street Finance [View article]
    I am beginning to think that all BDC's and REIT's are not worth the risk or the volatility. Hard to find safe investments these days with a reasonable return. Losses from both classes approach high 5 figures…and this does count the direct investments in the oil patch. Getting fed up with stocks and looking toward indexed funds etc. Lower risk, but safer return.
    Feb 11, 2015. 04:29 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill: Value Play Or Value Trap? Trading Cheap, But No Moat [View article]
    " If management learns from this event…." Good luck with Fredricksen. He doesn't learn except to rip off stockholders.
    Feb 9, 2015. 06:49 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Accumulate Fifth Street Finance Shares? [View article]
    One of these days, those of us that "trust" external managers of BDC's to do the "right" thing, like reducing ALL EXPENSES not just distribution, including manager's exorbitant salaries, will learn that the attraction of high dividends remain an attraction like the Venus Fly Trap is to the fly!
    Feb 9, 2015. 12:24 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Two Reasons Why Lawsuit Against Seadrill Is Not Justified [View article]
    Check out what Fredricksen did to FRO. Let the lawsuits begin and the chips fall where they may. He's a crook of the 1% ilk!
    Dec 12, 2014. 05:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Two Reasons Why Lawsuit Against Seadrill Is Not Justified [View article]
    Management used to be they are silent. Strange.
    Dec 9, 2014. 11:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill Limited (SDRL) Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Webcast [View article]
    When management lies, investors and bankers run away!
    Nov 26, 2014. 12:51 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BDC Market Update Q4 2014: Introduction [View article]
    Another author has highlighted the difference in values for the externally managed BDC's vs the internally managed. It would be helpful, with your extensive lists and research on BDC's to somehow indicate which are which! Both FSC and PSEC are externally managed I missed the "memo" to get rid of them!
    Oct 28, 2014. 12:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An End To Our Relationship With Yahoo, A New Era For Equity Research [View article]
    While I have never accessed SA via Yahoo, I commend your decision to "allow" Yahoo to move on without you…and soon without me. Yahoo is its own worst enemy with way to much advertising that clutters up every screen especially email.

    But I'd also agree with several comments here as to the "quality" vs "quantity" of some contributors, plus the very obvious "shorts" that often debase a quality stock.

    But we "readers" decide, and often now I do not click on the same author's useless drivel as there is no reason to fund them anymore. The "jock shock" headlines no longer cause me to click! And I do think the SA owners need to add a quality factor to the mix.
    Jul 31, 2014. 05:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why AT&T Could Be An Unlikely Buy [View article]
    A great buying opportunity is approaching as the world shudders from the events of today. The bubble may not burst with a 10% + pull back, but the air is definitely leaking due to national and world events. While they don't threaten strong earnings, they due provide the fear needed for the correction.
    Jul 17, 2014. 07:33 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment