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  • Term Preferred Stocks Provide A Conservative Income Stream [View article]
    Agree that unlike GAINP, OXLC preferreds haven't acted like 'sleep well at night' preferreds.
    Mar 24, 2015. 07:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Great Social Security Marriage Benefit You've Never Heard Of [View instapost]
    Great little article and story. Climb on.
    Mar 24, 2015. 12:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Oil Export Ban: Are There Reasons Not To Repeal? [View article]
    Agree that getting rid of export ban is a good thing.

    Europe and democratic allies would use US oil instead of shady countries, since it was equivalent or cheaper. This would lessen dependence on Russia, Iran, and Venezuela - ching, ching - regime change. Ultimately, with Keystone and other Canada-US pipelines rolled out, US really doesn't need the ban - Canada has enough oil to supply US for a long time.
    Mar 23, 2015. 11:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Return Of The Gold Standard [View article]
    I'm not a gold bug, but there is another reason for physical gold and silver to flourish. Since US electronic fiscal fingers now extend almost anywhere in the globe, US has stranglehold on data of wealth ownership across the globe. If US ever wants to pay down its debt, all it has to do is dip into piggy bank of IRAs, CDs, financial instruments owned by its citizens - small dip like 10-20% would go a long way towards paying down the debt. Physical gold and silver holdings are not easily fiscally traceable - there should be a premium attached to that. In fact, Greexit may highlight that advantage soon enough.
    Mar 22, 2015. 09:59 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Russian Bear And Russian Bull: Sanctions Outlook - Part I [View article]
    Russia has gotten itself into this mess, unless it changes its foreign policy, nothing will change, since US controls international banking system. On the other hand, Ukraine should be using this time to modernize/reform, but is not - therefore it will serve as a flare up spot in the future. All it means that the war may move closer to Europe in the future, with failed states such as Ukraine and Bielorussia.
    Mar 10, 2015. 09:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Friday's Sell-Off: Assessing The Damage And Opportunities [View article]
    Anything more than 30% decline in stock market shakes foundations of the system, and therefore IMO, is not healthy. I don't view 2008 correction as a healthy event, do you?
    Mar 8, 2015. 01:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Friday's Sell-Off: Assessing The Damage And Opportunities [View article]
    We need a correction about 10-20% damn it. The main worry I see is complacency - everyone has so gotten used to stuff going up, they cry about a few percent retreat.
    Mar 8, 2015. 01:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Friday's Sell-Off: Assessing The Damage And Opportunities [View article]
    Eventually, time will come to wean the markets off the central bankers tit, but it will happen gradually, ala 1929 to 1949 period. In fact, by the time it happens, maybe no one who started writing about it will be typing at the keyboards - 2008 to 2028 time frame sounds about right.
    Mar 8, 2015. 01:24 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Friday's Sell-Off: Assessing The Damage And Opportunities [View article]
    Rubbish. People have been screaming FISCAL DISASTER since 2008. Barring a nuclear war, WWIII, or Ebola die off, fiscal forces in charge will do everything to induce relative stability into the world. If there is a tremor, central banks will unleash more money, more cross-lending, direct buybacks, etc. Granted market may have overstretched itself and we may be ready for a nice sub 20% correction, but world is not coming to an end.
    Mar 8, 2015. 01:21 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iShares MSCI Poland Capped ETF - Stocks In Europe's Growth Champion [View article]
    Great summary, keep up the good work!!!
    Mar 4, 2015. 11:26 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Atlas Resource Partners' (ARP) CEO Ed Cohen on Q4 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    Surprised by lack of comments? Positive, negative, neutral?
    Mar 2, 2015. 08:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pengrowth Energy: 6 Takeaways From The Recent Quarter [View article]
    Too many positive articles on PGH, PWE, ERF over last 5 years, not only from you. I wouldn't invest in these until almost no one posts about these companies, financial news on them are difficult to find - I think we are getting close.
    Mar 2, 2015. 09:16 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Most Important Number No One Is Talking About [View article]
    Well, then government has to provide incentives to 'grow' economy, not to look to place new regulations on everything. Smart regulations yes, lots of them no. In field I'm familiar with - medicine - regulations are stifling growth and productivity - providers are filling out paperwork instead of seeing patients. Good luck with FDA as well.

    I'm not a Republican or Democrat, but current presidential administration will have to be replaced before (if ever) we see any improvement. The good news may be that pent up demand for people to build companies, houses; form new families may come back and economy/productivity may go up.
    Mar 1, 2015. 11:27 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE) Andrew J. Littlefair on Q4 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    The issue is overhang of LNG vs CNG. I think everyone is waiting until the situation regarding LNG vs CNG clarifies itself. Just calling it how I see it...
    Feb 27, 2015. 09:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Buying LQD Is A Waste Of Time [View article]
    Bulletshares clearly outlines YTW as compared to SEC yield. Nothing hidden here. With diversity of about 100 corporate bonds under single umbrella that you can buy with one transaction, it's not a bad way to build a diversified high yield/high quality corporate ladder with their offerings.
    Feb 26, 2015. 11:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment