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  • Stocks: Catch This Bull Market At Four? [View article]
    Grasshopper, your words convey much wisdom.
    Jun 3, 2013. 09:06 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: Time For More Volatility? [View article]
    FYI Jeff, you misspelled David Keohane's name.
    May 27, 2013. 09:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Equity CEFs: Is It Time To Overweight The Option Income Funds? [View article]

    According to Morningstar, total return for the S&P 500 exceeded the total return for EOI for every period from 1 week to 5 years. Do you know if the Morningstar data does not include all distributions, etc.?

    Otherwise, it looks like just investing in SPY would have been better than investing in EOI. Thanks.
    Apr 4, 2013. 12:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • US Mar. PMI Manufacturing rises to 54.6 vs consensus of 55.0, 54.3 in Feb. [View news story]
    If the PMI was 54.3 in February and it is now 54.6, how is that "falling"?
    Apr 1, 2013. 09:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • These High-Yielding Mortgage REIT ETFs Can Simplify Your Investing [View article]

    KBWY is an equity REIT, not a mortgage REIT.
    Mar 29, 2013. 08:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Two Harbors Investment (TWO) owners of record on April 2 will receive approximately 0.049 shares (about $0.9325 worth at today's closing price) of Silver Bay Realty (SBY) common stock for each share of Two Harbors common they own. The ex-dividend date is March 28 and the distribution will be made on or about April 24. (PR[View news story]
    The ex-dividend date is listed as March 20 but I believe that should be March 28.
    Mar 25, 2013. 04:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Regardless Of The Non-Traded REIT Noise, Defense Always Wins [View article]
    Thanks Brad,

    I was afraid ARCP's price had risen too high lately, resulting in a lower dividend yield. Now with the 2% drop in price today, the yield will be up!
    Mar 25, 2013. 04:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are There Really High-Dividend, Low-Risk ETFs? [View article]
    According to the index provider for DIV, as of March 1, the dividend yield for the trailing 12 months was 8.05%. Here is the link:
    Mar 23, 2013. 07:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Looking For High Yield In Out-Of-The-Way Places: Business Development Companies [View article]
    Here's a link to a Nasdaq article from Oct 2012. I googled "Vanguard to drop BDCs from small cap index".
    Mar 11, 2013. 10:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Looking For High Yield In Out-Of-The-Way Places: Business Development Companies [View article]
    I imagine this would apply to TCAP as well since Vanguard holds a large number of TCAP shares in its small cap indices.
    Mar 11, 2013. 08:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 236,000 New Jobs, Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.7% [View article]

    Is the average (mean) duration of unemployment based on how many weeks the unemployed collect unemployment benefits or is it based on some other metric such as a survey?

    In my opinion, paying unemployment benefits for extended periods as we have seen in this recession has also been a factor in the high unemployment duration. Maybe not as big a factor as the reasons you mention, but a factor nonetheless.
    Mar 10, 2013. 03:59 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • HEADLINES FROM THE FUTURE [View instapost]

    You have a fertile imagination. I must admit, however, that I miss Ray Bradbury.
    Mar 5, 2013. 02:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Biggest Investor Lesson From Earnings Season [View article]
    Per his March 3 "Weighing the Week Ahead" article, it appears Jeff recently took some chips off the table and is now leaning bearish.
    Mar 5, 2013. 08:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • REITs: Why The Dividends Are A Mirage [View article]

    I have to admit I agree with you to some extent. After ARCP announced the completion of their merger last week, which one would typically assume to be a positive development, I've watched the stock decline in price by more than 10%.

    It seems that whenever a REIT sells shares to raise cash, the price goes down significantly, erasing much of the capital gains accrued since the last stock sale. It's taking some of the shine off REITs for me at least.
    Mar 4, 2013. 09:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • At the open: Dow +0.04% to 14081. S&P +0.21% to 1519. Nasdaq +0.29% to 3172.
    Treasurys: 30-year +0.07%. 10-yr +0.08%. 5-yr +0.04%.
    Commodities: Crude +0.08% to $92.83. Gold -0.36% to $1589.9.
    Currencies: Euro -0.14% vs. dollar. Yen +0.13%. Pound -0.08%[View news story]
    Were those opening DOW, S&P, and NASDAQ increases supposed to be increases based on points, not percentages?
    Feb 28, 2013. 09:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment