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  • Emerging Markets Bonds Merging Toward Trouble [View article]
    Just checked up on ESD, it is B and above with a ~60% sovereign verses corporate. It is a T. Rowe Price fund yeilding 6.6 at its current price.
    Dec 20, 2012. 12:39 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Emerging Markets Bonds Merging Toward Trouble [View article]
    ESD is focused on emerging market sovereign debt. Been very good to me since purchasing in early 2011.
    Dec 20, 2012. 12:11 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Enerplus Dividend Sustainable? [View article]
    Yup if you like ERF, now isn't the worst time to start or add to a position here under $12. I know I did yesterday.
    Nov 16, 2012. 03:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Enerplus: A Deeper Look At Earnings And Dividends [View article]
    Oops, make that $11.94
    Nov 14, 2012. 10:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Enerplus: A Deeper Look At Earnings And Dividends [View article]
    Well, if putting your money where your mouth is be an indication, I just added 400 shares @ $11.92 this morning.

    Higher natgas prices would solve everything for ERF.
    Nov 14, 2012. 10:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Marathon Petroleum - BP Is Handing Out Free Money Again [View article]
    Point taken.
    Oct 16, 2012. 12:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Marathon Petroleum - BP Is Handing Out Free Money Again [View article]
    HackFab,
    Those refineries are pretty stationary operations. Because BP sold them doesn't mean the jobs are going away does it? Last I checked refineries don't run themselves.
    Oct 16, 2012. 10:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Enerplus Dividend Sustainable? [View article]
    I think I'm keeping a nice chunk for the income. Liquids verses gas ratio is improving and gas will eventually rebound, which is the major cause of their issues. I see the dividend rising in a year or so. If the middle east blows up again, I think any North American producer will be good to own.
    Sep 13, 2012. 03:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Enerplus Dividend Sustainable? [View article]
    Thanks DI LA. Actually I am overwieght and need to lighten my load. I was confident that it was an awesome buy around 12. I will be peeling off some shares before too long.
    Sep 13, 2012. 02:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Enerplus Dividend Sustainable? [View article]
    Ok who had the balls of steel to add to their underwater ERF position under $12? I did. I averaged in all the way down with last purchase @ 11.87 from an initial purchase at 24.05. I now own 2750 shares and I am even money on capital and have alot of dividend income since Dec 11.
    Sep 13, 2012. 01:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Building A Portfolio, One Wish-List Stock At A Time [View article]
    When you are in the mood to buy something, you can get pretty contorted in convincing yourself that the price is right even if you know it could or should be lower for your entry. I've done it many times.

    If you take a stock report (I use S&P available from Schwab) and look at the 52 week high and low on stock over the last several years, it becomes apparent that there are excellent entry points every year. Disipline and patience are all that is required.

    The other strategy I employ is to buy just a small number of shares. I call these my place holder shares. Since they show up everytime I look at my holdings (way to much) I can watch the price and see when it is getting favorable verses the 52 hi/lo.

    Jul 18, 2012. 02:59 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Building A Portfolio, One Wish-List Stock At A Time [View article]
    I've held JNJ for almost fifteen years. The price will come down. My last purchase was at $58 in 2010. Remember Tylenol scare? Something will come up to knock down the price and you will have a chance to get it in low 60s or even in high 50s.

    On JNJ I've sold shares when it has gotten near 70 and then rebought at lower prices without ever loosing a dividend.

    Didn't someone say something about patience in these comments?
    Jul 18, 2012. 10:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Our Long-Term, Investing For Increased Yield Strategy [View article]
    It does make sense, and thank you for the reply. Guess I need to learn that patience thing...... This seems like a good strategy for long term investors trying to build long term positions, or to increase returns from existing positions. I'm looking at this with the 357 shares of MCD I currently own with a cost basis around $83.

    Lets see, today I can sell 2 Jan14 $100 C for $3.60 and sell 2 Jan14 $80 put for $5.87. I need to do the math to see if I will really do so. Prolly better to wait to sell the puts for a down day, while selling calls today on an up day.
    Jul 10, 2012. 10:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Our Long-Term, Investing For Increased Yield Strategy [View article]
    How can you re-invest the premiums when you have to hold the cash against the "secured" put? Takes money to make money as they say.
    Jul 9, 2012. 05:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fiat 500 Putting Pressure On Ford's Strategy [View article]
    The 500 is floundering in the USA based on Fiat/Chrysler sales expectations. The whole launch in the USA was botched. The 500 was available in Europe for some time before coming over here, so Ford has been holding thier own over there against the 500.

    The salient comment above is how Ford is trying to bring premium features to smaller cars. The Mini brand pioneered this concept in the market pretty sucessfully. You always see the most obese people in the smallest cars anyway. I think obesity and lower economic strata corelate in the USA. Why not give them SYNC so they don't even have to reach for a control?
    Jun 29, 2012. 12:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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