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  • How About A Wage Hike?  [View article]
    "Nowadays many Americans are actually paid too much for what they bring to businesses, yet here you are advocating a wage hike."

    The premise is that wage hikes would be tied to increases in productivity and other measurable metrics. So those that are already paid too much for what they contribute to the business, would ostensibly not share in the gains.

    As someone who initially worked blue collar jobs to survive and had to pull myself up by my bootstraps to get where I am today, I understand and agree with their premise.
    Aug 25, 2013. 11:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Shiller CAPE Isn't the Only Metric Showing A Severely Overvalued Market ...  [View article]
    Scott Grannis has an interesting evaluation today on SA:
    Aug 21, 2013. 08:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • State Street (STT) looks to take on iShares' (BLK) dominant small cap ETF (IWM) with the Tuesday launch of the SPDR Russell 2000 ETF (TWOK). IWM currently has $23.3B in AUM and an expense ratio of 0.24%. This compares to other far smaller competitors like Schwab's SCHA at 0.08% and Vanguard's VB at 0.10%. Previous: Small cap stocks outpace the S&P 500. Other reasonably popular ETFs: IJS, IJR.
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    SPDR website indicates gross expense ratio = 0.18%
    Jul 25, 2013. 09:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Reemergence Of Nuclear Power: A Case For Thorium  [View article]

    "Yet, even if there is an ample supply of thorium, is it necessarily the best source of nuclear power? The answer seems to be "no" for two primary reasons."

    I believe you meant to use the word "uranium" instead of "thorium" in the sentence cited above.
    Jun 22, 2013. 09:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Strong Flip Bullish  [View article]
    I wonder how well, if at all, the weekly survey results match the following month's S&P 500 performance?
    Jun 10, 2013. 01:58 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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