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  • bluebuick2003 bluebuick2003 May 25, 2010 3:24 AM Flag

    OT: My New Favorite Financial Columnist...

    the genius category is starting to get crowded. that is a good thing. i've added mack to the list. i'll go ahead and post the "master list" of geniuses soon. i think flash soccer, gates, and mysonchino deserve some credit. we had some good discussions on cef's back in the depths of hell (oct/nov 08 and feb/mar 09).

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    • Wow, for me to get mentioned by bluebuick is an honor. I am too out of AOD, and have been for awhile. I did get out too early. I did get out of my leveraged positions in early May also. I actually bought a short etf, SDS, but I sold it a week later, at a profit. I sold too soon, but very hard to time the market. Now, I am in a wait and see mode, with about 60% of my portfolio in stocks, predominantly dividend paying stocks, and 40% in short term bond funds and cash. I came across an interesting fund, PRPFX, which holds stocks, swiss francs, treasuries, etc. These are investments that do not have high correlations, and supposedly makes for a more steady gain in wealth as compared to just stocks. Some of you who just came into 5 million dollars may want to consider it.

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      • I'm also glad Bluebuick came back to the board with his knowledgable and informative posts. Someone who has owned AOD and been able to compare it to other funds is a valuable addition, and he is trying to help us.

        Nothing against Alpine, I just think they are up against the wall with a high-yielding dividend capture fund in this environment. I own some AWP, but I am out of all my AOD, AGD and ADVDX.

        This is a good time to reallocate IMHO if anyone feels they have an oversize stake in AOD. All the closed end funds are on sale right now.

 
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