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  • Accuride: A $4 'Turnaround' Stock With Significant Upside Potential  [View article]
    Thanks for your coverage of this interesting company. I hold some of its 8/1/2018 bonds (Cusip 00439TaE7) which sell a bit over par with a current yield of 9% and a YTM of around 7.3%. At this stage, I prefer to be a creditor rather a stockholder. Please keep your readers informed.
    Sep 4, 2014. 06:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Using Secondaries For Profit And Yield  [View article]
    How about NRF? Thanks.
    Sep 4, 2014. 09:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Maybe You Shouldn't Pay Off Your Mortgage  [View article]
    Plus you can itemize your deductions and deduct the interest. Good for you.
    Sep 2, 2014. 10:01 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Christopher's Coffee Corner  [View instapost]
    Hope he starts a Roth with some of the profits. I love your post and wish him well.
    Aug 30, 2014. 06:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Number Of Banks Continues To Shrink: Banks With At Least $1.0 Billion In Assets Control 92 Percent Of Assets In Commercial Banking System  [View article]
    Do you have any names for the ones you think may be bought? My list includes OSHC,PBIP, FRNK, PROV,and FXCB. Thanks.
    Aug 29, 2014. 01:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I'm Waiting Patiently For This Blue Chip REIT To Go On Sale  [View article]
    Sometimes, he who hesitates is lost. Why not buy half of a position? Thanks.
    Aug 27, 2014. 01:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Intervest Bancshares Corp.: Confusion In Merger Consideration Creates An Attractive Opportunity  [View article]
    Thanks for your article. Do you have any thoughts on FXCB? Thanks.
    Aug 25, 2014. 10:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #38  [View instapost]
    I added to my position in Fox Chase Bankcorp (NASDAQ:FXCB) today. Are any other readers following this issue? Thanks.
    Aug 25, 2014. 09:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #37  [View instapost]
    The weekend WSJ reports that traders are snapping up US high yield bonds after small investors withdrew billions from HY bond funds. With a low default rate and diversification, investors can achieve better yields by investing on their own rather than using funds which react to herd mentality. Thanks.
    Aug 25, 2014. 01:52 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Best Long Opportunity For The Remaining Days Of 2012: Ocean Shore Holding  [View article]
    Hello, do you have any view on Fox Chase (NASDAQ:FXCB) , shares of which have been accumulated by Lawrence Seidman? I am waiting for my shares to pop a la the Broward Community Banks acquisition. Thanks.
    Aug 25, 2014. 01:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Preferred Issues, Puts And Silver As Defensive Positions Over The Next Several Months  [View article]
    Dividends on common stock cannot be paid until after the dividens on the preferred have been paid.
    Aug 24, 2014. 10:33 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #37  [View instapost]
    Junk bond default rate is also very low.
    Aug 23, 2014. 05:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Preferred Stocks Are Not For Everyone  [View article]
    I do too. Thanks.
    Aug 18, 2014. 03:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • High-Yield Bonds: Call Waiting  [View article]
    Berlow, I take the opposite approach. I would not buy an ETF or fund and select all of my bond purchases on an individual basis. Recently, there has been a substantial sell off of high yield bonds by ETFs and finds because some investors want to be in a different sector. I prefer to select my own bonds for the quality of the companies and plan to hold them until maturity. When I buy a bond, I know what to expect for my return. ETFs and funds to me simply are an investment in the sector. To each , his own. Thanks.
    Aug 14, 2014. 07:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Preferred Stocks Are Not For Everyone  [View article]
    Larry, since LTS-A pays monthly, the effective yearly rate is around 8.9% if the dividends are reinvested. Also remember that as STAG approaches its call date, the price may adjust closer to par. Good Luck.
    Aug 13, 2014. 10:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment