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  • AT&T: The Next Big Thing For Dividend Investors [View article]
    Agreed. AT&T is not a customer-oriented company, which is why they just cannot seem to rise to the top.
    Apr 23 08:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dumb Investment Of The Week: Public Non-Traded REITs [View article]
    No, but I'm stuck with the aftermath: 2800 shares of Columbia Property Trust, now at 63% value of original Wells investment (still down 37%).
    Jan 22 10:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dumb Investment Of The Week: Public Non-Traded REITs [View article]
    This man speaks wisdom. Heed his advice and run, don't walk away from this type of investment. I wish that I could have read this article in 2007, before I invested in a non-traded Wells REIT. To date, I've lost 40% of my investment.
    Jan 21 08:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Vs. AMLP, An MLP ETF [View article]
    Nice article, Geoff. I own two MLP's and, while shopping for more, I came across AMLP. I opted to round off my MLP holdings with AMLP simply for the lower volatility and the exposure to a broader base of MLP's.
    Jan 3 03:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BP Set To Benefit Shareholders... And Only Shareholders [View article]
    Why do you think that BP should pay for damages not related to the spill? Why shouldn't plaintiffs have to prove their cases in court, like everyone else?
    Dec 31 08:01 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Case For 0% Bond Allocation [View article]
    What about foreign and emerging market bonds? Are they better investments right now than domestic bonds?
    Nov 4 09:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Columbia Property Trust Rings The Opening Bell In REIT-Dom [View article]
    As one of the original non-traded investors, I paid $40 per share for this. What are my chances of getting to even?
    Oct 13 10:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is This Security A Safe Haven? Absolutely Not [View article]
    This is a professional and well-stated article. I am long NLY as well, but I tend to forget how risky a stock it is. Thanks for the wake-up call.
    Apr 29 08:26 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Team Alpha Retirement Portfolio: Dividend Investing Vs. Annuity Purchasing [View article]
    I had been wrestling with whether to purchase an annuity and was thinking that the return was primarily my own money. I do much better dividend investing on my own.

    Thank you and your contributors for clarifying and confirming what I was thinking. Great article!
    Mar 2 01:07 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Strategic Value Trades [View article]
    Ditto jaggadakku.
    Sep 12 12:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cramer Has A Buy Rating On This $7 Stock That Yields 16% [View article]
    The article states that Cramer had a buy-rating on ARR "Not long ago." Currently, The Street has a sell-rating for ARR.
    Aug 30 09:23 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Mortgage REITs: Fashionably Late To The Party [View article]
    Thank you for a organized and professionally-presented article. I wish I could have read this prior to buying 4 separate REIT's; I agree that REM is a better way to go. REM provides diversification and simpler management (tracking).
    Aug 23 09:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Low Risk Retirement Portfolio With Dividend Yield Of 13% [View article]
    I agree with jdh44. I would not construct an entire portfolio consisting of one type of stock.
    Jul 11 05:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 ETFs Hedge Fund Titan John Paulson Would Love [View article]
    Jul 3 12:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment