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  • How Risky Is Prospect Capital? Part 1 [View article]
    darnoc111,

    Do you understand what is meant by the 4th box labeled '% of float'?

    BTW Thanks for the link to Guru, bookmarked.
    Jul 13, 2015. 12:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital Management And The Brilliant Spin-Off [View article]
    kingdad,

    It could simply be shorts covering. Those are not eager buyers.
    Jul 13, 2015. 12:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Top 10 REITs For Dividend Growth And Income [View article]
    PendragonY,

    DVYL started trading on 5/22/2012[1]. You are thinking of DVY, which started trading on 11/3/2003[2].

    [1] http://bit.ly/1Hpvq8v
    [2] http://bit.ly/1HpvvJ3
    Jul 13, 2015. 02:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Top 10 REITs For Dividend Growth And Income [View article]
    Fun fantasy. ;-)

    Here is another. Imagine if DVYL were available in March 2009. It was not but DVY was, and it moves similarly to VNQ. Think DVYL x 2 on this chart: http://on.mktw.net/1HV...
    Jul 12, 2015. 06:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividends & Income Digest: Once Interest Rates Rise, What Happens To Dividend Growth Stocks? [View article]
    emac99,

    My answer was intended to encompassed yours. Thanks for clarifying.
    Jul 12, 2015. 05:26 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividends & Income Digest: Once Interest Rates Rise, What Happens To Dividend Growth Stocks? [View article]
    Q: What happens to dividend growth stocks?
    A: Anyone's guess.

    But what if instead the question were:

    Q: What happens to dividend growth businesses?
    A: In the great majority of cases, the businesses will continue to pay dividends, following their ongoing dividend payment strategies.
    Jul 12, 2015. 04:35 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital Management And The Brilliant Spin-Off [View article]
    NLO,

    What fraction of the then-existing float is each of those numbers? I know that PSEC has raised a lot of capital with ATM equity sales over the years.
    Jul 12, 2015. 01:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Total Return Is Like Trying To Add Apples And Bananas [View article]
    Put that plan in writing and keep it up to date. Consult it whenever you make an investing decision, and keep it up to date as you learn. If you continue to learn, I guarantee that it will change.
    Jul 11, 2015. 06:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Top 10 REITs For Dividend Growth And Income [View article]
    Silverbug2,

    I really like that chart. Bookmarked.
    Jul 11, 2015. 06:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Total Return Is Like Trying To Add Apples And Bananas [View article]
    JasonC,

    "The perfectly normal, bog-standard thing is to sell bits of it as it appreciates, and thus capture the average price path it travels along."

    First, why do you think your process is normal? What data do you have to support this assertion?

    Second, the process you describe is called 'market timing'. Only a fool or a neophyte believes it can work over a long period of time. Just look at the results for actively managed mutual funds vs market index funds. You can try but what you will get is high expenses and sub-standard results.

    Third, as an example of how your 'normal' process produces sub-standard results, Fidelity recently performed an internal review of their customers to determine which were the most successful over time. Their finding was that the most successful were those who were totally inactive once their investments were made.
    Jul 11, 2015. 01:57 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Total Return Is Like Trying To Add Apples And Bananas [View article]
    Stick-it-to-me,

    You may be unaware that it is the stock exchange that modifies the stock quote on the ex-dividend date, NOT the company. Further, the exchange modifies the net change reported for trades on the ex-div date so that the net change is what it would have been had the stock not gone ex-div. The actual trade prices are the result of open auction, not the modification done by the exchange.
    Jul 11, 2015. 01:20 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 Preferred Issues Trading With 6%+ Yields [View article]
    waldipup,

    One important metric not mentioned in this article is 'yield to call' [YTC]. If you buy above par, a realistic yield calculation must account for loss of principal if called. If your high yielders are callable and you have not done this calculation then you are fooling yourself.
    Jul 11, 2015. 01:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividends & Income Digest: Once Interest Rates Rise, What Happens To Dividend Growth Stocks? [View article]
    I have a sneaking suspicion that it IS different this time.

    Never before have we had zero and negative interest rates.

    Never before have we had a major currency union that is not also a fiscal union.

    Never before have we had women in positions of real power in real numbers (e.g. Yellen, SCOTUS).

    Never before .... (fill in the blanks).

    Everyone is indeed wrong. We have no comparable past history of these unprecedented conditions upon which to draw.

    Including me.
    Jul 11, 2015. 12:50 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividends & Income Digest: Once Interest Rates Rise, What Happens To Dividend Growth Stocks? [View article]
    Big Thunder,

    Over the years, I have instituted my own 'ignore' feature for the known trolls and snarks. I simply try to skip over any of their comments, and mostly it works. They can have their say, and I can ignore them.
    Jul 11, 2015. 12:31 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividends & Income Digest: Once Interest Rates Rise, What Happens To Dividend Growth Stocks? [View article]
    RS,

    "but if done late, the yield will be lower"

    "it is current yield I was speaking of if done all at once"

    Current yield is not affected by when you bought a position: current yield = current dividend / current price.

    Surely you know that.
    Jul 11, 2015. 12:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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