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  • X-Raying CEFL: Leverage And Expense Ratio Statistics [View article]
    "...ETRAC investors should be selective and targeted in their ETRAC holdings..."

    I agree. I have been very selective in the ETNs I own. I want the companies in the underlying indexes to be resilient when recessions occur. I want them to provide products and services that we need and buy regardless of what might be happening in our economic lives. This is how I manage my risks. To that end, I own DVYL, HDLV, and MLPL. Not CEFL, not BDCL, not MORL.
    May 24, 2015. 06:20 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Another Keeper Stock: Constructing The Fill-The-Gap Retirement Portfolio For Every Life Phase And Any Market Environment [View article]
    It pays to learn Excel, yes!

    I discovered how to download Federal Reserve data into one of my spreadsheets at the push of a button.
    May 24, 2015. 06:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Another Keeper Stock: Constructing The Fill-The-Gap Retirement Portfolio For Every Life Phase And Any Market Environment [View article]
    PACKER,

    Highly leveraged REITs like GGP got slaughtered. High quality REITs like O had no trouble[1].

    [1] http://yhoo.it/1cdfDhr#{%22comparisons%22:%2...
    May 24, 2015. 04:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Another Keeper Stock: Constructing The Fill-The-Gap Retirement Portfolio For Every Life Phase And Any Market Environment [View article]
    I see 44 new comments or similar high numbers frequently. One or two appear to be correct.
    May 24, 2015. 03:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • X-Raying CEFL: Leverage And Expense Ratio Statistics [View article]
    Criticizing the index for including GGN is cherry picking in a sense. If the gold miners had been winners rather than losers, we would be celebrating GGN. This is a risk you take when you invest in commodities - they are highly cyclical, and including gold miners is all the worse because, unlike many energy stocks, gold miners pay little or no dividend, and unlike energy in general, we can get along quite easily without gold.
    May 24, 2015. 12:55 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • X-Raying CEFL: Leverage And Expense Ratio Statistics [View article]
    stary kozel,

    There is one link at the end of your comment, not two, and it is to this article, not a chart.
    May 24, 2015. 10:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • X-Raying CEFL: Leverage And Expense Ratio Statistics [View article]
    SeatleView,

    GGN is even worse than you think. A drop from $20 to $7.20 in 10 years is a compound average loss of -9.7% per year, which results in a total return of about 0.4% per year. This tracks with Morningstar, which reports a total return of 0.91% per year. If you subtract the ETN fees, you get a negative number.
    May 23, 2015. 07:33 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rating Opportunities In REITs [View article]
    Since late January, O and VTR are both down about 15%. Will today's valuations push more of your selections into fair- or under-valued territory?
    May 23, 2015. 05:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth All Stars: 20 Dividend Stocks That Will Keep Your Income Growing (Part 5) [View article]
    If I had created a dividend growth all star team, I would have put MO+PM and GIS at the top of the list. These two are champions of long term consistency. But opinions vary, and that is what makes a market!
    May 23, 2015. 12:26 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Baxter Guidance Portending A Dividend Cut? [View article]
    Your analysis has made me re-evaluate my position in BAX. I am seriously considering a switch to more JNJ.
    May 23, 2015. 12:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Another Keeper Stock: Constructing The Fill-The-Gap Retirement Portfolio For Every Life Phase And Any Market Environment [View article]
    HVAC52,

    WPC appears to be consolidating around 63-64[1]. Keep in mind that charts are descriptive, not prescriptive, but if I were in the market for more WPC, there are worse prices one might pay.

    [1] http://bit.ly/1F2E08C;freq=
    May 23, 2015. 12:07 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Let A Few Bad Apples Spoil This New REIT [View article]
    Brad,

    I and many other WPC owners would like to hear your opinion on how the disclosure of the broker dealer fees might affect WPC. Is there any chance you can take up this challenge?
    May 23, 2015. 11:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Another Keeper Stock: Constructing The Fill-The-Gap Retirement Portfolio For Every Life Phase And Any Market Environment [View article]
    The DRiP Investing Resource Center[1] has several model spreadsheets that might help.

    [1] http://bit.ly/ua7xIM
    May 23, 2015. 11:17 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • X-Raying CEFL: Leverage And Expense Ratio Statistics [View article]
    CEFL is less than 2 years old. The share price is mostly down[1].

    [1] http://bit.ly/1F2z2sG
    May 23, 2015. 10:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Perfect Storm For STAG [View article]
    The forward dividend run rate is $1.35 ($0.1125 * 12). nasdaq.com is very unreliable. I suggest you look at the company web site for accurate information.
    May 22, 2015. 08:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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