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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Global Bond Rout Continues [View article]
    tony - try cutting your simple carbs as well. I also had high tri's, cutting the simple carbs and upping my cardio exercise got them down to below 100.
    Jun 10, 2015. 12:59 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Realty Capital Properties: Should You Give The 7% Preferreds A Chance? [View article]
    Preferred up 4% pre-market this morning
    Jun 10, 2015. 09:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • PSEC: Portfolio Rehab, Step 2 - Know Who Works For You [View article]
    rotated out of $PSEC with a small profit in one account, small loss in another, so basically a wash - but dead money for too long. i too was using it to fund other purchases. took funds and added to $MAIN and $ETY - i can stomach a few % less for more confidence in mgmt. as for PSEC - good riddance.
    Jun 9, 2015. 08:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund: Cheap And Decent [View article]
    look at some of the Eaton Vance funds, they have done well for me
    Jun 5, 2015. 02:08 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividends At A Reasonable Price: Toronto-Dominion Bank And Royal Bank Of Canada [View article]
    Boom - you are correct re div growth, it is more geared to monthly income. A possible strategy for Inz to consider - put it in a non-retirement account to fund other acquisitions, like TD and RY, of which I hold both as well. This is what I use it for (along with others) due to it's higher than avg yield, relatively low volatility (when compared with higher yielding BDC's/REITS), and monthly payout. It has worked quite well. It looks like Inz wanted to generate current income, so this could help to generate both current cash for use and to fund acquisitions of div growers. Doesn't hurt that it gives you some capital appreciate as well.
    May 28, 2015. 08:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividends At A Reasonable Price: Toronto-Dominion Bank And Royal Bank Of Canada [View article]
    Inz - you may want to consider looking into FIE - it holds all the big 5, preferred shares, and other Canadian financials. i think the div is about 6% +/- and pays out monthly.
    May 28, 2015. 01:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Snapchat CEO Confirms Plans For IPO [View article]
    BO - so you work for no financial compensation??? Agree that money is not the end-all/be-all, but employees need to feel valued as well, typically in the form of financial reward. I'm sure testing ice cream flavors is fun and rewarding for some, but it will most likely not lead to financial security and the perks that come along with that. Because I do not own my own printing press (yet), I trade my time along with my associated talents and skill for money (call me a prostitute if you will). I am somewhat fortunate because I actually (most of the time) enjoy what I do. Not everyone does. Pats on the back and praising only goes so far. I don't know about you, but if I am up for a 10% project bonus that will net me about $80k, I'm going to be pretty motivated. I turn a few of those in a year along with my salary, it makes life more enjoyable (family vacations, recreation, etc.)
    May 27, 2015. 10:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Snapchat CEO Confirms Plans For IPO [View article]
    A little divergence on the topic of CEOs'/workers' raises - I was once asked by a former employer on how to fix his employee turnover issues - The conversation started regarding growing the company and keeping good people. I told him, the success and retention of your employees is a direct reflection on your ability and style of leadership. If you concentrate on helping them be successful, your success will follow in leaps and bounds. You can't tell them there is no money for raises/bonus, then show up in new BMW 7 series.
    May 27, 2015. 09:22 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IMRIS: An Undervalued And Misunderstood Bet On Minimally Invasive Surgery Robotics [View article]
    and there it is.....


    http://bit.ly/1PK9EmR
    May 26, 2015. 08:32 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Equity CEFs: How To Buy The Dow Jones Industrial Average At A 10% Discount And A 6.9% Yield [View article]
    ditto what scarp said....
    May 18, 2015. 01:25 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Time To Buy Big Oil? [View article]
    Jeep - Read the recent release from BP regarding profits from Rosneft
    May 15, 2015. 09:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Time To Buy Big Oil? [View article]
    Yes and Buy/Hold - thinking 4th quarter 15 or 1st qtr 16 may be the time to leap (more) into energy - i held off on CVX (barely) at 103 - will accumulate more divs/capital for a pending buy later (i hope) - liking COP and XOM also, bought BP @ 34ish back in december.
    May 15, 2015. 08:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Banks To Buy Now [View article]
    Any thoughts on FIE?
    May 12, 2015. 04:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Banks To Buy Now [View article]
    If you hold in an IRA, I believe, there is no withholding.
    May 12, 2015. 03:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Waiting To Enter Canadian Banks As They Pull Back [View article]
    i like FIE as well, but cannot get into it thru my TD Ameritrade acct.
    May 12, 2015. 09:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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