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  • HYLD - A High-Yield Bond ETF With A Twist [View article]
    Bonds, yes. Bond funds, no.
    Oct 10, 2014. 09:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bonds = Risks [View article]
    Bonds = risk? Must a typo - stocks= risk. I would rather be a creditor than an owner now.
    Oct 10, 2014. 09:46 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A 9.4% Bond Yield Strongly Worth Owning [View article]
    You are correct. I am out of all coal bonds since the risks are not worth the current yields. Fortunately, I came out ahead and just in time. Thanks for your wise advice as well.
    Oct 10, 2014. 10:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Adding To My Beginner's Portfolio And Increasing My Income Instantly [View article]
    Thanks for your article, but a 3.3% return is not adequate for retirees depending on income. The amout of dividend growth is not enough incentive to start at such a low return. Further, folks have been touting stocks such as GE and WAG for years with lackluster performance. I love dividends and interest, but not at such levels. I agree with Chuckleh that the focus should be on income and not total return for retirees.
    Oct 9, 2014. 02:00 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's What's Wrong With HYG [View article]
    Check out Fidelity. Many bonds can be bought in modest numbers.Good luck.
    Oct 6, 2014. 09:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Conversion On The I-270 Corridor [View instapost]
    Thanks for your recent posting. Its like watching the disappearance of small chain groceries and small town funeral homes. The difference here is our opportunity to make some money with a less of a roller coaster ride that hi-tech.
    Oct 6, 2014. 08:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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
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