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  • 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
  • Preferred Stocks Are Not For Everyone [View article]
    It has been callable since December, 2011 and now trades well above par. Caveat emptor.
    Aug 13, 2014. 09:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • High-Yield Bonds: Call Waiting [View article]
    Extension risk is a misnomer. Anyone who buys a bond knows its maturity date. Furthermore, the rates for newer issued bonds are usually lower that the older rates. Unless a bond trades for below par, an investor does not want a bond called absent a significant premium. Thanks.
    Aug 13, 2014. 09:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Preferred Stocks Are Not For Everyone [View article]
    If the purchased preferreds trade at a relatively high volume, then they only need to be held until the investor finds another preferred of similar quality paying a higher rate. Using a Roth or regular IRA, I am frequently able to increase my return by swithching from the lower paying ones to the higher paying ones. Further, since preferreds make their payments quarterly or sometimes monthly, there is no need to accept payments only four times a year. These instruments may be bought and sold frequently including shortly after the ex date and there is no need to hold them any longer than until
    a better opportunity comes along. I agree that the value of the principal amount may diminish as rates rise. However, the amont of payments can be increased on
    the change in price to generate even better returns. Thanks.
    Aug 11, 2014. 10:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Walgreen: Bad News Show Creates A Compelling Opportunity [View article]
    TAS, Ihave done just the opposite- bought some on the lows, am up 3%, and will sell after some more appreciation in my Roth. I have owned WAG in my individual account for years, not a barn burner, but a steady Eddie. I will take 5 or 6 percent for a brief period of time and move on. Isn't the free market great? We can all make some money, one way or another with good companies. Good Luck to you.
    Aug 11, 2014. 07:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #34 [View instapost]
    Great idea to move when you did. Many more have followed and will continue to do so. The max income rate in Md and MoCo is now around 9% plus all the other taxes, including the shopping bag tax.
    Aug 10, 2014. 10:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Alliance One International: A Seldom Discussed Tobacco Company [View article]
    Thanks for your article. I hold a small amount of its Senior Notes due in 2021 (Cusip 018772AS2). It trades around par and yields just under 10%. The demand for tobacco and now LN should continue unabated for many years. AOI does billions of dollars in sales and is one of the two big players. I do not want to own any of its stock, but am satisfied to be one of its creditors for the next several years. Caveat emptor.
    Jul 27, 2014. 09:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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