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  • darnoc1111 darnoc1111 Nov 13, 2012 10:36 AM Flag

    Divy cut to $3.00 !

    There are many areas to invest to get a 10% or better return like MLPs, and they can actually grow their divi not reduce it. I sold out to soon but put money in MTGE and sold out at the high. I am waiting now till the there is a clear bottom and what the earnings will be to support the divi on these. I too made a lot of money on these stocks and hate to see what is happening to them but you have to protect your principal. GLTA

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    • Generally speaking, a MLP divi is return of capital (ROC). Your basis will be reduced by the amount you received as dividends. When you sell, you could have incredibly high gains. FWIW.

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      • You can be right about capital gains but they also make capital loses and they are passive so you do not take them till you sell. MLPs can get complicated but if you work them right you can do better than the MREITs. Any way they are going down right now to so you will be able to bottom fish and ride them back up once the selling is over. Cash right now is better to have while you wait. Be careful right now, risks are very high.

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