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  • Alpha Natural Resources A Good Buy In The Long Run [View article]
    Thanks for your article. I am a bondholder of C 02076xad4, which trades a little above par, yields over 9%, and matures in 2018. I prefer to be a creditor rather than a shareholder.
    Nov 10, 2013. 08:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fannie Mae: This Dog Is For Traders Only [View article]
    I do not know whether FNMA will be a good one or a bad one long term. What I do know is that FNMAH and FNMAI have been performing very well recently and I am holding on for some more upside while the experts(?) figure out this terrible mess. Good luck to all .
    Nov 10, 2013. 09:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Think You Missed The Boat On Roth Conversion? [View article]
    Converting from IRA to a Roth reduces the amount of the MRD amount from the IRA once distributions are required. Depending upon the amount in one's IRA , lessening the MRD may prevent a retiree's SS income from being taxed.
    Nov 8, 2013. 09:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Second Chance to Sell Bonds [View article]
    Thanks for your article and your continuing good advice. I would revise the title of your article to "second chance to sell some bond funds". I purchase and hold individual bonds which I select after I am satisfied with the credit risk, the interest paid on the bond, its price related to par, the maturity dateand the availability of alternative investments paying a stated return. Bond fund holders do not seem to do that analysis. Rather, they use the funds to play interest rate adjustments and other short term factors, including appreciation.
    Nov 6, 2013. 07:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Epigenomics AG Vs. Exact Sciences: Who Wins The CRC Early Detection Fight? [View article]
    Thank you very much!
    Nov 6, 2013. 07:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Epigenomics AG Vs. Exact Sciences: Who Wins The CRC Early Detection Fight? [View article]
    Thanks for your prompt reply. I do not a large position, but I am in at much lower prices and do not plan on selling anytime soon. I hope that the author will also provide his input on the company's prospects.
    Nov 5, 2013. 07:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shale Math Coming Into Play Sooner Than Expected For Gastar Exploration [View article]
    Do you have an opinion on the new GST preferred B which pays monthly, is priced around par, and yields over 10%? Thanks.
    Nov 3, 2013. 10:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Box Ships: A 9.5% Yield For Your Income Portfolio [View article]
    Do you have any thoughts on TNP-C which also yields over 9%? Thanks for your coverage of these issues.
    Nov 1, 2013. 10:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Investor's Response To 'The President Wants You To Get Rich On Obamacare' [View article]
    With the pre-existing requirement, folks can pay the penalty and buy when bad news strikes. Image a person driving a car without insurance. In the middle of the accident, he calls Progressive for a policy. This is not going to work for the insurance companies and the people.
    Nov 1, 2013. 10:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Investor's Response To 'The President Wants You To Get Rich On Obamacare' [View article]
    My take is different. The young will pay the penalty and not buy the policy. The deductibles and premiums are too high, and many can not afford them. More rather than fewer will have polices, just the opposite effect of the worthless promises made to get the law passed. The insurance companies have been fooled and my view is that they will get burned before the system is junked.
    Nov 1, 2013. 10:15 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • An Investor's Response To 'The President Wants You To Get Rich On Obamacare' [View article]
    Certainly not the health insurance companies who will be seeing their empires crumbling to dust. As a result of the law, there will be very few grandfathered policies to generate the revenues of yesteryear. The new policies with their very high deductibles and higher costs will not make sense and be affordable to most people. The requirements to cover pre-existing conditions may be appealing to some people, but allows folks to avoid signing up until the disaster occurs. The younger population cannot find full time jobs paying enough to pay the increased costs of insurance. Millions of insureds are told they cannot continue their current policies because the former policies do not comply with federal law. Men are required to pay for maternity care, as are older couples who will not have children. People can go without a policy if they pay the penalty. Businesses do not have their obligations begin for another year and will be eliminating employee coverage. By the time this sinks in, there will be fewer folks having policies than before this travesty began. Prohibition was repealed and history will be repeated. Someone always makes money out of disaster. The insurance companies and the people will get the short end of the stick.
    Oct 31, 2013. 10:01 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Epigenomics AG Vs. Exact Sciences: Who Wins The CRC Early Detection Fight? [View article]
    By far, EPGNF is my best performer of the year! Can you provide any update on it. Thank you.
    Oct 31, 2013. 07:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A 9.7% Bond Yield With Limited Risk [View article]
    If you have a fidelity account, you can research its corpotate bond inventory and buy any that you like. I would not chase a thinly traed bond, when there are many other good choices available. Happy Hunting ! Again, thanks to the author for focusing on a type of investment too often overlooked. Not everyone needs to buy GE or Microsoft and wait and wait for income.
    Oct 30, 2013. 07:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • PetroLogistics: This High Yielder Should Yield A Higher Price [View article]
    Nice article! It goes ex tomorrow and I plan to add to my position on the dip. Thanks.
    Oct 30, 2013. 11:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A 9.7% Bond Yield With Limited Risk [View article]
    Thanks for your analysis, and please keep the individual bond coverage coming. These types of short term, below par bonds can add a very good return to folks who are willingto take the time to get involved with them. Your guidance is appreciated.
    Oct 28, 2013. 10:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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