This post should not even appear on this board. When you compare PTTRX to a stock like INTC your are comparing a medium Total Return Bond Fund to a stock equity. Each has a place in the market but are not comparables. PTTRX is for those who intend to live off the dividends which keep compounding over and over again the NAV of which is simply determined by dividing the value of the portfolio by the number of shares outstanding . INTC's NAV on the other hand is valued more by the current psycology of the market and has little bearing on its comparable - its book value. You are attempting to bait and switch bond holders into the stock market which is completely inappropriate. If you want to compare bond funds against one another then this is the place to hold that discussion.
Intc is a good buy.....but they were talking about how VLO and all refineries are good investments. We are in the middle of a hugh oil producing nation and all the refineries are going to be busy even if the U.S doesnt use as much. We will refine it here and send it overseas.
So I'm debating between VLO and MRO....maybe a little each when prices drop again. I think when the debt ceiling arguments start, stocks will go down and will be a good time to buy.
Totally different types of investments. However, Intel is getting more and more attractive as an income play. If the dividend yield reaches 5%, I might even buy a stake. More and more, it resembles an utility. 'Same applies to Microsoft.