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  • American Capital Agency: You Are Next [View article]
    OK, there's some serious discussion here, along with a bit of mild author-bashing, but overall the article with and *including comments* is a very good and quite informative read. I also read some of the works submitted by the other author mentioned, and find his work to be quite good. I'm not quite ready to dismiss this author's work just yet, however. I like to read what these SA authors have to say, then I like to look at charts and compare what I've read with what I see. The problem, according to this author, is that looking at charts is projecting past results into the future. While that may be true, there's a lot to be said for 'chart-watching' and much has been written about the subject. I find that charts actually have quite a lot to say about the past and future performance of any stock, just as analysts ofttimes have quite a bit to say about past and future performance. The difference, I think, seems to be that analysts use more words than pictures and venture into areas often missed by charts, whereas charts look at price over time (mostly, except maybe PnF charts), and price is the market reaction to all things germane to the stock under scrutiny. I also think that most 'analysts' are just seeking a better price for their holdings, and/or seeking to acquire something at a better price based on the market reaction to their grading system. I have written this reply, set up a '10 Best' comparison chart, and soon will write a blog post and submit an article to SA based on my response(s) to this article. Thanks, Mr. Waterman!
    Apr 12, 2015. 01:54 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Consolidated Comms finishes near 3% higher [View news story]
    Off Wall Street got their cheap shares of $CNSL, and now they want the price to go up. Typical 'analyst'...
    Mar 5, 2015. 04:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital Agency's Upcoming Q4 2014 Book Value Projection [View article]
    $AGNC just released earnings, $0.86 per share and book value of $25.74. Estimates were for $0.83/share, so it's a beat of $0.03 and the BV increased.
    Feb 2, 2015. 04:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust declares $0.035 dividend [View news story]
    paying a dividend on a Sunday?
    Oct 16, 2014. 06:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Manhattan Bridge Capital declares $0.07 dividend [View news story]
    $LOAN dividend for 10/15/14 was declared June 9th, along with the 1/15/15 and 4/15/15 dividend payments. Way to stay current, SA!
    Oct 1, 2014. 08:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My High Dividend Yield Retirement Portfolio Delivers 8.8% Of Income For This Retiree [View article]
    Wow, a lot of bashing for someone that just attempted to 'come clean' and bare his investing 'soul'...

    That being said, there's not much substance here, but I applaud him for at least trying to be transparent.

    I think I'm pretty transparent, and a twitter friend mentioned that I was #TheLastHonestMan

    I try, and post weekly to my blog about it.

    I have had similar experiences, and have a pretty high concentration of high-yielding dividend stocks; AI, CEFL, MORL, NYMT, OZM, PSEC, WIN across my taxable and tax-advantaged accounts.

    I welcome criticism and suggestions, bashing politely acknowledged.
    Jul 25, 2014. 12:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Well-Oiled Cash Flow Machine Continues To Perform Beyond Expectations [View article]
    Great read! Would you mind sharing your spreadsheet? Mine is here;;authkey=!

    PandAtradelogs has all my trade logs and Expected Dividend has the SMF financial add-in for excel so it may not work if you do not also have that add-in. It's free if you join the Yahoo group.

    I also use TDM dividend manager, available here;

    my blog is here and I write about my trials and tribulations in dividend investing;

    Currently, my dividend yield is a bit over 12% and I'll be posting about that this weekend.
    Jun 27, 2014. 07:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • $CEFL & $MORL, And Why I Add Them To My Holdings. $STUDY [View instapost]
    Thanks! You should be able to leave a comment, but I do require a name and email. There are 103 comments on my blog right now. Anyway, the point I was trying to make with this post was that it seemed right for my Roth IRA, but not my traditional IRA or regular account. I'm just not comfortable with a large position right now, until I get more comfortable with it and understand them a bit better. Thanks for the kind words and Happy Investing!
    Apr 29, 2014. 05:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Safe? II: Leveraged ETN Yielding 18%. [View article]
    I will be buying more $CEFL as well as $MORL on Tuesday in my Roth IRA, because the income is taxed not as dividends but as ordinary income. In my Roth IRA, I escape that ordinary income tax altogether, which suits me just fine. For my other accounts, there are other high-yielding stocks out there, which I will not mention here because it would be off-topic. Suffice it to say that I appreciate both your work on this matter as well as the work by Prof. Brofman. You both present well-thought out and reasoned analyses of these products. Thank you both and kudos to you both.

    I am but a humble old guy, looking for advice. You have freely given this advice, and I thank you.
    Apr 10, 2014. 11:34 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 18% Yield On CEFL After April Dividend Increase [View article]
    Well, I just committed to buying a small piece of both $CEFL and $MORL for my Roth IRA tomorrow. I'd still like to hear back from Prof. Brofman on my previous question(s). Thanking you in advance.

    Apr 7, 2014. 01:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 18% Yield On CEFL After April Dividend Increase [View article]
    Dear Prof. Brofman,

    OK, now I am very intrigued. This is my first read on the subject of ETNs, and as a retired investor seeking high yield and lower risk this seems to be the way to go. Would you recommend these ($CEFL and $MORL) for my Roth IRA?

    What about decay? Does that mean these investments would eventually be worthless?

    Please help an old man understand this better.

    Thank you in advance,

    Apr 7, 2014. 08:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Home Loan Servicing Solutions Ltd declares $0.15 dividend [View news story]
    your info is WRONG!!! $HLSS ex-div 1/29 pay date 2/10 - ex-div 2/26 pay date 3/10 - ex-div 3/27 pay date 4/10 @ $0.15/share
    Jan 16, 2014. 07:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • KCAP Financial Inc declares $0.25 dividend [View news story]
    sa has done some really shoddy reporting of late. $KCAP declared this dividend back on 9/13.
    Nov 7, 2013. 09:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MFA Financial, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.22 Per Share [View article]
    it should be noted that their previous dividend of $0.28 payable 8/30 was a special dividend and this new dividend is in line with 2 previous dividends payable 4/30 and 7/31
    Sep 26, 2013. 09:54 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AG Mortgage Investment Trust Inc declares $0.80 dividend [View news story]
    they did the same thing yesterday with KCAP
    Aug 7, 2013. 10:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment