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  • Weingarten Has Evolved Into A More Lasting Model Of Differentiation [View article]
    Thanks for the article. Which would you buy more of at present time, wri or o ?

    And how does wri lease structure differ from the tripple net lease reits ?
    Apr 8 10:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Value Investor Explains Why He Owns Digital Realty [View article]
    I would be happier if they offered more shares at their recent high than near their recent low.
    Apr 7 06:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Idiot's Guide To High Frequency Trading [View article]
    To what extent are these HF Trades a benefit to the market by increasing liquidity? Are they really jumping in the middle of the BID / Ask spread and narrowing the spread. Are the number of firms doing this gradually reducing spreads in the overall market and as a previous post noted reducing their profit as they escalate their HF Trading ?
    Apr 4 04:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Realty Income: One Heck Of An Ark That's Prepared For The Storms Ahead [View article]

    Great article as usual but I wonder why I never see any mention of WRI in comparisons to this sector. Is it because WRI is NOT a triple net lease company? Would like to hear your thoughts on WRI as I have owned it since 2009 and have traded in and out a few percent at a time as it has moved up and down.
    Apr 4 02:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 ETF Ideas That Meet Market Needs [View article]
    The SVXY fund would be particularly dangerous.
    1) when the vix spikes, svxy will crash and burn and
    2) the puts you sold would compound the problem
    Apr 1 10:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Tilt Odds In Your Favor Using Options And Leaps? [View article]
    The $13 call cost about $13.50 on a $26 stock about a year out because it was so far in the money. I did that in an IRA . I sold a $13 put also the same expiration and took in $.70 in my taxable account. There was no real benifit except to lock in a $26 price in the IRA. I was willing to buy at that price so it did not matter if the stock later tanked. I would have lost the money anyway if I just bought the stock in my taxable account where I did have money. Before expiration I made my IRA contribution and had enough funds to exersise the call.
    Mar 30 12:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Tilt Odds In Your Favor Using Options And Leaps? [View article]
    A little knowlege is dangerous and your little knowledge is.

    1) ALL options gains are concidered short term except if you take delivery and then hold the security long term. The start of the holding period might depend if you buy an in the money call or out of the money call ( I am not sure)

    2) no tax effects in IRAs

    3) while you might have a 256% ROI by just buying a call, as soon as you SELL puts to pay for the calls, you need cash in your account ( or margin ability that could be used for something else) that needs to be figured in as part of your investment capital

    4) in your senerio #1 your explaination of the gain from the put is confusing. The put itself will lose value over time and because of a rise in stock price. You will make money on the put because you can buy it back cheaper than you originally sold it for.

    I bought a 13 call on a 26 stock in my ira because I did not have all the funds I needed to buy all the stock I wanted. The additional cash was added before expiration the next year.

    I also sold a 13 put in my taxable account. The put premium slightly more than paid the call time premium. No matter what the stock did I locked in the 26 price for half the money till option expiration .
    Mar 28 04:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Do I Do With My Stocks If The Market Crashes? Part 1 [View article]

    No what I propose is asset allocation both between stocks (funds) and fixed income but also between the stocks (funds) that you own.

    I have a friend who bought a conciderable amount od PLUG when it was pennies per share. As of now it is probably 95 percent of his account as it went to $10 and then pulled back to $5

    I cant convince him to lighten up on it.

    I REACT to price. I do NOT try to predict it. I sell a little at a time going up and buy a little at a time going down.
    Mar 21 12:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Do I Do With My Stocks If The Market Crashes? Part 1 [View article]
    If you are worried about a price drop, then sell SOME, before the price drop happens so you have the funds to buy more after the price drop.
    Mar 20 08:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Do I Do With My Stocks If The Market Crashes? Part 1 [View article]
    If you are worried about a price drop, then sell SOME before it happens, so you have the funds to buy after a price drop.
    Mar 20 08:44 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Easy Way To Insure Against A Big Loss With Your ETFs [View article]
    You can be a momentum invester as per the article or a value investor but you can not be both.

    While with stocks you risk buying to zero on the way down, that is not a risk with funds.

    1) Deside what you always want to own (large, small, forein, bond for example)
    2) Decide on your allocation and how you want that to change over time (age % in fixed income and the rest devided evenly amough the stock funds for instance or 50% fixed income 50% stock funds)
    3) Rebalance once / year on the same day every year

    You ae now done. ou will always buy low and sell high.

    If you want a more active method, put some multiple of $10,000 in each fund and when the price moves 10% sell or buy enough to get it back to the orriginal amount. Gadually raise the target so the fund remains the same percent of the total portfolio.

    Not always
    Mar 11 02:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Carpe Diem, 5 Blue Chip REITs On Sale [View article]
    I get an 8% dividend from WRI. Of course I bought it at $10 in 2009 after it being as high as $40 in prior years. Under $30 now. I sold some as it went up and will buy more if it drops a little lower.
    Jan 9 11:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Can Winning Monopoly Make Me A Better REIT Investor? [View article]
    Can I get investment advice from you daughter? > grin <
    Jan 9 11:23 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • mREIT Stock Buy Backs: The Impact On Dividends [View article]
    If these things can not reinvest paybacks at a higher rate ( including leverage) than the dividend , then buying back shares are a better invesrtment
    Jan 5 01:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Low Inflation Tests World's Central Banks: Here's How To Position Yourself [View article]
    While I feel the Fed did the right thing with the innitial mortgage shock, I wish Bananke went in front of Congress and said " I am impotent to spur the economy and I reccomend you spend money on infrastructure. Do all repairs on roads and bridges that will be needed in the next fife years, develope high speed rail as the new national highway system, develope a safer hack free internet, the 7 BILLION Tappan Zee Bridge needed in NY, the 2nd ave subway which they have been building for 70 years! That will create jobs for architects, enginees, buy concrete and steel while prices are low, hire constuction workers at a time of low employment. It will also allow money to be borrowed long term while rates are low while allowing the fed to not have to cut rates as much which will allow savers to receive higher returns and will prevent the next financial bubble because money will not be chasing yield" At the same time I wish the Fed helped the banks a little later, wiping out shareholder and bondholder equity, taking the majority equity position, and as a requirement of eventually going private again be split up so that no bank is EVER allowed to be bigger than some percent ( .1 to 1 ? ) of the GDP

    To late for most of this now.
    Dec 26 12:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment