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  • How To Jump On The Coming Silver Bull [View article]
    Thank you for this informative article, Mr. Foley. Do you have any thoughts on SLVO, an ETN with .65% fees? Pretty much moves in synch with SLV and pays a hefty monthly dividend, currently 10.39% (E*Trade). YTD performance lags behind SLV by around 10%. Any insights would be greatly appreciated.
    Jun 20, 2014. 11:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mesabi Trust: Cliffs Natural Resources' Q3 Conference Call Has Big Implications [View article]
    Thank you for an excellent article, James. Not least of all because I used to serve as a mate on Cliffs ore carriers taking taconite out of Silver Bay in the late 70's and early 80's. This article linked me to the excellent article you wrote for SA re the Mesabi trust exactly one year ago to the day on 10/28/12. May I look forward to one more on 10/28/14?

    I go long MSB tomorrow and will enjoy the dividend. Smooth sailing to you, James.
    Oct 28, 2013. 09:28 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Medical Fac Corp. - Cheap Stock That Pays 7% Dividend, Has Near Term Catalysts, With 69% Upside Potential [View article]
    Thanks for the article, a new company for my radar. I went to their website, they pay out monthly and they DRIP. They show 0.0917/sh/mo 2007 through summer 2012, then an increase to 0.09375/mo. The monthly feature attracts me for enhanced DRIP compounding. Taking from their site's tax info for US residents (I am not a tax expert nor is this advice): This is a "qualified" dividend for US tax purposes (holding period applies) and may be subject to 15% Canadian withholding. Quick 'n dirty assumption: ~7% less 15% withholding = ~5.95% payout net. Not too shabby for what seems like a company with demographics heading in its direction in the years ahead... a little diversification never hurts. Thanks again for the info!
    Oct 27, 2013. 08:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Small-Cap MLP Plays Yielding At Least 8.50% And Worth A Good Look At Current Levels [View article]
    Thank you for your time, effort and insight with this and your other aposts. I waited for yesterday's Q2 report to settle in today, then bought PDH on today's dip @ 12.34.
    Jul 25, 2013. 08:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rookie ETF Offers Exposure To Rising EM Dividends [View article]
    ETrade shows an expense ratio of 0.85%.
    Jul 23, 2013. 09:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investors: Focus On Valuation Rather Than Price [View article]
    Thanks for such a clear and valuable article on price vs valuation, Dave. And this "quick 'n dirty" method of contemplating purchases is also very valuable. Thanks for sharing with studious rookies like me!

    Jul 23, 2013. 08:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Tax Errors That Rob Your Portfolio Of Returns [View article]
    Thanks for the article! Do you have advice about tax-efficient ways to hold MPL shares?
    Feb 19, 2013. 08:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Six Companies Poised to Gain from a Natural Gas Auto Mandate [View article]
    When considering LNG and CNG for transportation, you will also want to check out CLNE (NG pumps and filling stations) and FSYS (convert gas engines to run on NG or propane).
    Jan 19, 2009. 10:53 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nuclear Power's Second Coming Will Lead to a Uranium Boom [View article]
    Take the dangers of meltdown, proliferation and disposal of spent nuclear fuel out of nuclear and what do you get?... pebble bed reactors. "Walk away" safe (as in if everything goes wrong you can walk away, grab a pizza, and come back and deal with it at your leisure... they don't have hot cores that need to be cooled constantly), can be built for a fraction of the cost of current nuke designs, low-grade fuel is easily recycled. A few have been built and proven as prototypes (Germany, S. Africa) and have won the approval of some prominent environmentalists. I am not a proponent of nukes as we know them (prohibitively risky, even if the risks are very minute), but if you can take the downside out of nukes, all you have left is power.

    Upgrade our electrical grid's infrastructure and security, put some pebble beds on line, and let's start plugging in our EV cars. Here is a link to learn more about pebble bed reactors... it's a new way of looking at nukes.
    Jul 10, 2008. 09:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE: Nuclear Growth Galore [View article]
    If you want to have a thorough discussion on the future of nuclear, check out "pebble bed reactors"... wikipedia is a good place to start. THEY, not traditional nuke plants, are where we are headed. I am a "green" guy, had a longstanding objection to traditional nukes despite technological improvements, namely the remote yet prohibitively high risks of disaster/proliferation... I had to be dragged kicking and screaming to the topic of pebble bed reactors. Now I, along with a surprising number of prominent environmentalists and scientists, see nukes (pebble beds!) as a promising piece of our green, sustainable energy mix. They are "walk away" safe... a term meaning that if everything went wrong at a pebble bed, you could walk away, get a pizza, come back and calmly figure it out. The fuel is low grade, not weapons grade. The used fuel can be recycled and reused. No possibility of meltdown... their core doesn't even require coolant. They can be small or large to accommodate local grid demands, are exponentially cheaper to build (modular design and construction... no big "one-of-a-kind" engineering behemoths). Worth a peek. There are currently two or three prototypes being built/tested on the planet, one in S. Africa. Check it out.
    Feb 28, 2008. 11:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment