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  • Conversion On The I-270 Corridor [View instapost]
    Chris, thanks for your insight on OSHC. Along with it, I am long Fox Chase Bancorp (FXCB) and Prudential Bancorp ( PBIP) which also may be buyout candidates. On Left Coast, PROV may be another possibility. Please keep us posted within permissible bounds.
    Oct 6, 2014. 07:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's What's Wrong With HYG [View article]
    Stick with individual bonds and avoid all bond funds is my view.
    Oct 6, 2014. 07:05 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Reasons The Jobs Report Stinks [View article]
    Do not forget to include the former coal miners, auto workers, and the folks who cannot build the pipeline. Thanks.
    Oct 6, 2014. 03:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bond Investing Isn't About Forecasting [View article]
    Hello, I have an account with Fidelity which has an extensive inventory of bonds. Its commisions are reasonable and many bonds can be purchased way below a 10000 requirement. Good luck to you.
    Oct 6, 2014. 03:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bond Investing Isn't About Forecasting [View article]
    Your title says it all. I purchase individual bonds, never any funds. I know the yield and the maturity date. If I am satisfied with the issurer's ability to pay the interest and principal and the terms, I make a purchase. No need to run with the herd and second guess others. Bondholders are creditors and not owners. To my way of thinking, funds are much more suitable for stocks. Thanks.
    Oct 5, 2014. 09:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Reasons The Jobs Report Stinks [View article]
    If I am an employer and discharge three employees who worked forty hours a week to avoid providing Obamacare and I hire four new employees to work thirty hours a week each have I created a new job? Are two new minimum wage restaurant jobs one more that the dismissal of one higher paying job lost from additional government restrictions? Look around in your own town. Are things humming with activity or are the businesses disappearing one after another? Do the grocery and retail clerks look older and older? Forget the deceptive headlines. More jobs or more misery.
    Oct 3, 2014. 10:05 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #42 [View instapost]
    Your comments are not too long. For example, you did not say where your Travelport proceeds were directed. I am still considering my options for a day or two. Please do not change your style and advice for less detailed comments. I Am Pilgrim could even have been longer. Thanks for your efforts.
    Oct 2, 2014. 07:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Truth From Facts – Saturday, November 23, 2013 [View instapost]
    Hope you are a juror and not a defendant.
    Sep 25, 2014. 09:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I'm Buying Up Coal Stocks [View article]
    Buying stock in coal companies when there is a government war on them is like buying an interest in a distillery before the effective date of Prohibition. There are innumerable ways to achieve better investment returns without the risk of capital destruction. Sad, but true in my view.
    Sep 21, 2014. 10:21 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tepper Declares 'The Bond Rally Is Over'; But Is It? [View article]
    Thanks for your article. I do not really care one way or another. I buy individual bonds based upon my evaluation of whether the interest and principal will be paid. If the price of the bond goes up, its yield will reduce and I can look to replace it with one paying a higher yield. If the price of the bond stays the same or is reduced, I can collect the interest and wait for maturity. Using a retirement account, I am not concerned about current tax consequences. I buy higher yield bonds below, at, or slightly above par for interim time periods.
    Sep 8, 2014. 11:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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 | 5 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