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  • Frontier: Should You Grab The 9% Yield Or Go For Safer 12%? [View article]
    Having lived in a State with a forced change from AT&T to Frontier for land line and DSL, I would not invest a nickel in Frontier stock. Frontier's customer service is poor, they had major difficulties during the change-over, and it was frustrating to say the least. And, their TV ad "icon" is a talking buffalo. In Conneticut???? Any hope of improved service was dashed during the first month of changeover. I wish we had another option for land-line, but we're stuck with this poorly managed company. Stick with AT&T and Verizon for your investments.
    Sep 30, 2015. 06:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Story Of STAG And Mr. Market [View article]
    Regarding the moles - you have to get rid of what they eat - soil grubs and insects. Spread grub killer on the grass, following directions, and the moles will leave for better places to dine.
    Sep 25, 2015. 01:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How I'm Reacting To The Ups And Downs Of My Portfolio [View article]
    Best article I've read this year! 100% agree, and I own many of the same stocks. As a retiree I don't see a better investment strategy than blue chip dividend payers, and my mental minimum for purchase has been 3.5% yield. I'm still looking for a replacement for a couple of growth stocks that may have ended their run, am currently thinking that oil is the best bet. I wish you continued success, and thanks for the article
    Sep 23, 2015. 10:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital Agency Corp.'s Dividend Projection For September 2015 [View article]
    AGNC just declared another .20 dividend. In line with previous.
    Sep 14, 2015. 04:10 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Reversing My Call, Stock Is A Buy Once Again [View article]
    Keep the stock and trade its options. It's volatile enough but not crazy. More than a couple of trade methods have worked well for me, including butterfly, long calls, write calls, and spreads. I like at the money strikes for at least six weeks, depending on the stock price in relation to the MA. Has been adding about 6% to total yield this year. Not every trade will win, of course, and if you set your closing point at a reasonable profit, you can make the stock work harder for you.
    Aug 10, 2015. 12:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Dow Effect Has Made Apple Ridiculously Cheap [View article]
    Best article on AAPL in weeks, maybe months. A question : has institutional ownership changed since DOW?
    Aug 4, 2015. 02:28 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF Is Better Than Social Security [View article]
    I have been investing in mutual funds since the late '70's. During all that time, I cannot recall a single fund or fund style that I would continue to trust and invest in for a 35-40 year span. Funds change managers, ownership, investing style , and popularity. Although I own this fund, and I'm retired, I have come to learn that no fund can last that long as the most successful investment for the very long term. Right now, dividend growth is one favored inv. style, but I will bet the farm it won't stay that way for more than a few years. Something else will replace it.
    Jun 10, 2015. 03:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Mid-America Apartment Communities: Is There Anything Safer Than Investing In Apartments Right Now? [View article]
    APTS for me, too. Its still a buy IMO.
    Jun 3, 2015. 06:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WP Glimcher's Honeymoon Turned Into A Bad Dream [View article]
    Thanks, Brad for an excellent article, and thanks betnman for that info. In a rational market, a 2.5% income drop should still provide a decent return. Unfortunately, the market tends to punish REIT's with income reductions more than the value of the lost income, so total return will suffer. Sears is on life support and is being bled dry by the management who will walk away with a fat share of the value remaining. Who is going to replace them as anchor tenants? Macy's? Nordstrom? Too upscale for a Sears location IMO. So, it is going to be very difficult to replace the sq. footage of a big Sears location. WMG a buy? Maybe at $12; above $14 the risk is too great.
    May 28, 2015. 10:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Guide To Inflating Core EPS And Faking Dividend Sustainability Using Annaly Capital Management [View article]
    Thanks for your excellent article from a non-finance major. It helped me better understand how to evaluate this REIT.
    May 21, 2015. 04:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Lexington Realty's 7.5% Yield Too Good To Be True? [View article]
    It seems to me that either the market is punishing REITs irrationally, or it is expecting an increase in interest rates soon, or who knows? But, one maxim I always try to follow is "Don't fight the tape." LXP certainly looks like a buy, but I'm holding several REITS that are down 5%-12% from purchase price, and all I see right now is lower prices. I will put this one in the watch list, and wait & see.
    May 12, 2015. 12:59 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cenovus Energy: Selling Royalty Lands - Necessity And Opportunity [View article]
    excxellent information and analysis
    May 3, 2015. 07:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • You Big Dummy, I Just Bought More Shares In Lexington Realty [View article]
    Agree. Most of my REITS are within plus or minus 2% of cost. I don't consider that bad since I'm earning over 6% divs. The only one that has risen much is APTS. And I think it has more to go.
    Apr 29, 2015. 11:39 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • You Big Dummy, I Just Bought More Shares In Lexington Realty [View article]
    LXP is already on my watch list, thanks for the update. Concerning your comment "Only dummies dont diversify" (I agree), what percentage of a total retirement income portfolio would you allocate to the REITs? It is tempting to load up on higher paying REITs like LXP, but even with a portfolio consisting of 20 diverse REITs, what proportion of the whole portfolio should this be? Thanks.
    Apr 29, 2015. 10:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Case That Apple Is Worth At Least $200 A Share [View article]
    Apr 27, 2015. 07:00 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment