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  • And The Award For World's Best Performing Stock Between 1968-2014 Goes To... [View article]
    I do not have any reason to doubt your headline, and I am long MO+PM, but I expected to see some data that justifies your claim.
    Jul 24, 2015. 02:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Durability Test: National Retail Properties [View article]
    diamond (oops - dividend) jim,

    NNN is a CCC Dividend Champion, but not an S&P Dividend Aristocrat. S&P requires a periodic dividend increase in each of the last 25 years, which NNN has not done. The CCC list requires that the total paid each year must increase in order to qualify for one of its categories.
    Jul 24, 2015. 02:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Durability Test: National Retail Properties [View article]
    diamond jim,

    You are misunderstanding the dividend chart in the article. The chart shows the total dividend paid per year. It is not necessary for there to be a periodic increase in the dividend for the total to be greater than the previous year. All it takes is a periodic increase in alternate years.

    On the NNN web site, compute the total dividend paid in 2008 and 2009. You will see that the 2009 total is greater than the 2008 total. This happened even though there was no periodic dividend increase in 2009.
    Jul 24, 2015. 03:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Durability Test: National Retail Properties [View article]
    dividend jim,

    Neither of those web sites is trustworthy. Forget them. Go to the authoritative source, either the SEC filings or the company web site. You will see a dividend increase in every one of those years.
    Jul 23, 2015. 08:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dark Clouds Forming Over Non-Traded REIT Sector [View article]
    Thanks for that link. I am going to pass it on to a family member whose broker is Edward Jones.
    Jul 23, 2015. 07:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Things That Are Happening Today That Indicate That A Deflationary Financial Collapse Is Imminent [View article]
    Biological,

    "Many retirees, and many others, I assure you, would love to get 4% at the bank with little credit or interest rate risk as compared to, for example, 3.03% in a 30 year US treasury fraught with credit and interest rate risk."

    Concerning credit risk, you have the shoe on the wrong foot. The credit risk for both is identical, to the extent that your bank balance does not exceed $250,000. Which is to say, essentially zero. If your bank balance does exceed $250,000 then it is at much greater risk.
    Jul 23, 2015. 10:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital: Reconciling Different Points Of View [View article]
    The maximum leverage ratio of 1:1 for a BDC includes all assets *except* SBIC debentures. A BDC can have a maximum of 30% of its investments in non-qualified assets such as CLOs. This 30% is included in the maximum leverage ratio.
    Jul 23, 2015. 10:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • An Inflection Point Suggests 67% Upside And A 7.8% Yield At Lexington Realty [View article]
    NV_GARY,

    I saw the same thing with my dividend reinvestment. Mine in an a TIRA so it is all gravy.
    Jul 22, 2015. 03:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • REITs And You: An Introduction, With Some Tips [View article]
    Yes, with one caveat. Reinvestment is calculated on the ex-dividend date. I prefer reinvestment on the date when you can reinvest in the real world, the payment date, but it is what it is. You get an approximation.

    I maintain a running history (spreadsheet) of price and dividends for a number of stocks. For MAIN I calculate 5 year total return with dividend reinvestment as of each dividend payment date. On the most recent dividend payment date, 7/15/2015, I calculate 5 year total return of 24.42%. longrundata calculates the same interval as 24.55%. This result gives me confidence that longrundata does in fact include dividend reinvestment.
    Jul 22, 2015. 03:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dark Clouds Forming Over Non-Traded REIT Sector [View article]
    I like zero annual fees. Plus liquidity and transparency. Thumbs down to non-traded REITs. Thumbs up to O, DLR, VTR, HTA, LTC.
    Jul 21, 2015. 07:11 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital: Reconciling Different Points Of View [View article]
    I too was confused.

    "It helps [management but not owners] to have [control of] a company when higher fees are charged."
    Jul 21, 2015. 06:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Capitalizing On The Low Volatility Anomaly: An Introduction [View article]
    Fascinating read, thanks. Bookmarked.
    Jul 21, 2015. 02:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Things That Are Happening Today That Indicate That A Deflationary Financial Collapse Is Imminent [View article]
    This chart has some relevance to your final sentence: http://bit.ly/1kld3X8
    Jul 21, 2015. 02:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • REITs And You: An Introduction, With Some Tips [View article]
    31October,

    >The debt is so high that they cannot "print the difference" any more without triggering the increase in rates.<

    Please provide data that supports this assertion.
    Jul 21, 2015. 11:39 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Low Volatility Anomaly: A Theoretical Underpinning [View article]
    george,

    Depends on the time frame. Over the life of SPLV, it is very close to SPX[1].

    [1] http://yhoo.it/1Mmpbqf#{%22useLogScale%22:tr...
    Jul 21, 2015. 10:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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