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h5n1eric 74 posts  |  Last Activity: May 16, 2015 12:25 AM Member since: Jan 15, 2009
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    Reason for the Pressure

    by steri318 May 15, 2015 12:42 PM
    h5n1eric h5n1eric May 16, 2015 12:25 AM Flag

    Frangou Angeliki increased Position in Navios Maritime Holdings Inc

    Frangou Angeliki has filled a SC 13D/A form regarding Navios Maritime Holdings Inc . Per Frangou Angeliki’s filing, the filler reported increased stake in the company by 4.55% to 29,044,799 shares. Frangou Angeliki now owns 26.3% of the company. This form was required due to trading activity on May 15, 2015.

    Why Frangou Angeliki Holds Navios Maritime Holdings Inc
    Item4. Purpose of Transaction

    Ms.Frangou haspreviously disclosed in this Schedule13D that she intended, subject to market conditions, to purchase $20million of Common Stock. As of the date hereof, she has acquired approximately $10million of such Common Stock and stillintends, subject to market conditions, to acquire the remaining $10million of Common Stock. Neither the vesting and transfers reported herein nor the acquisitions reported in Amendment No.5, Amendment No.7 or Amendment No.8to this Schedule13D will be applied by Ms.Frangou towards such remaining $10million.

  • Reply to

    Why the drop?

    by kntryhick May 11, 2015 5:35 PM
    h5n1eric h5n1eric May 12, 2015 1:11 PM Flag

    basically, people worry about rising rates on bonds, competing with utility yields...and probably some players shorting the utility etf's for the quick buck trades right now....just games...rates have been moving all over the place...but if they do rise over time, then fixed income stocks and divy stocks can get pushed down....zzzz...be my guest...I had lots of cash, so when these fixed income, cash-flow thingees bled, I started to cost avg them, recently...I will say tho, that I'm a stubborn guy...and don't like crowded trades....so, I tend to go where the experts say not to go...just an ornery guy !

  • Reply to

    Dividend

    by dannybill2001 May 12, 2015 11:07 AM
    h5n1eric h5n1eric May 12, 2015 1:06 PM Flag

    I believe it's either tomorrow...or the next day...CNP / SO are going x divy 'tomorrow & next day'...I was buying the early morning dips on these 2, selling at/near 52 weeks lows - sure, all the rate rise angst...zzzz...I just cost avg them...and get the divys for 'cash flow'...and basically ignore the price swings. So, some utilities yielding close to 5%...then have some preferreds, yielding 9-10+%...like RSO-C / NM-G / NM-H ....and a few common stocks like BBEP / DPM / HCP / POT...and a few mortgage reits recently, like CMO / AMTG / CYS.
    I JUST KEEP PUTTING THE DIVYS BACK INTO MORE 'OF THE ABOVE'...and if they bleed on price, then the new money gets better yields...(and with this lousy economy, unless inflation really takes off, I'm not all that concerned with rates...they can go where they wanna go...zzzz...) GL

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    NM & RSO preferred stocks/yields...

    by h5n1eric May 9, 2015 1:31 PM
    h5n1eric h5n1eric May 11, 2015 7:43 PM Flag

    I meant NM....jeez...now you me all loco....contageous

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    NM & RSO preferred stocks/yields...

    by h5n1eric May 9, 2015 1:31 PM
    h5n1eric h5n1eric May 11, 2015 7:41 PM Flag

    what???...I fail to see what the prices of the stocks has to do with YIELD...

    YIELD A vs. YIELD B...KNOW WHAT I MEAN....?...i.e. if you buy 5.45 x as many shares to equal 1 share of the preferred, well, the MN shares will still yield 6.3%....Good God...

    you need to...ahhh...oh, try an index fund and get another hobby...truly...I'm just looking out, for you...friend. HAVE A GOOD DAY

  • For those interested in "preferreds"

    NM-PG ....yield at 10.75%
    NM-PH ....yield at 10.70%
    (prices have come down about 10%, adding about 1% to their yields, recently...cost avg into them...)

    RSO-PC yielding 9.45% (the A & B RSO preferreds yield around 9.1%...so, I always play the higher yield...has always been the best choice...i.e. RSO will hold up better on price, vs. the other 2)

    ** I only put about 10% into any preferred...and I cost avg them, over time....Rate changes can affect them, so I like to cost avg em'...but I've not been on the band wagon calling for higher rates, as the experts have been doing for years now...But eventually, if the 10 yr bond rate rises, well, I just add to the preferreds of they drop in price, giving me an even better yield...and, I'm only interested in "cash flows" as a senior...the 'prices' do not bother me (not a trader or seller)...up or down...Back in 2009, I found preferreds pushed down in price and the yields went to 12-16% in some cases...so, drops in 'price' turned out to be good opportunities for me, to put in 'new money' at even better yields...good luck. (ps LTS-A is also a decent preferred...pays monthly)

    *** and yes, I bought some HCP the other day...after the pullback...I believe it's a "dividend aristocrat" stock, but would have to check - they have thye track record of raising their dividend every year, for at least the last 25 years (in a row)...the DGR is a bit low, but I do like the current 5% yield...HOLD IT FOREVER...And cost avg it, on pullbacks...GL

  • For those interested in "preferreds"

    NM-PG ....yield at 10.75%
    NM-PH ....yield at 10.70%
    (prices have come down about 10%, adding about 1% to their yields, recently...cost avg into them...)

    RSO-PC yielding 9.45% (the A & B RSO preferreds yield around 9.1%...so, I always play the higher yield...has always been the best choice...i.e. RSO will hold up better on price, vs. the other 2)

    *** I only put about 10% into any preferred...and I cost avg them, over time....Rate changes can affect them, so I like to cost avg em'...but I've not been on the band wagon calling for higher rates, as the experts have been doing for years now...But eventually, if the 10 yr bond rate rises, well, I just add to the preferreds of they drop in price, giving me an even better yield...and, I'm only interested in "cash flows" as a senior...the 'prices' do not bother me (not a trader or seller)...up or down...Back in 2009, I found preferreds pushed down in price and the yields went to 12-16% in some cases...so, drops in 'price' turned out to be good opportunities for me, to put in 'new money' at even better yields...good luck. (ps-LTS-A is also a decent preferred...pays monthly)

  • Reply to

    Trailing Annual Dividend Yield: 6.50%

    by kmx_swing May 7, 2015 11:52 AM
    h5n1eric h5n1eric May 8, 2015 11:41 AM Flag

    ...added some NM-G today....was yielding 10.77% at the time...(on pullback)...just cost-avg them for now, on the current weakness...I think it's a bit better deal than the common shares...no divvy cut (unless they wanna cut the 6 cents off the common)...and no dilution fears, although I'd doubt NM would do a secondary on common now....If they have signif. pullbacks from here, I'll add tads more

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    Trailing Annual Dividend Yield: 6.50%

    by kmx_swing May 7, 2015 11:52 AM
    h5n1eric h5n1eric May 7, 2015 4:12 PM Flag

    well, the preferreds have been hammered the last 2 days...NMPRH yield is now up to 10.66%....added some today.

  • h5n1eric h5n1eric May 1, 2015 2:26 PM Flag

    what a dog, eh....My RSO-c preferred has done infinitely better, return-wise, than the common, which I did opt for yesterday, at 4.41 ...already down 1%...hahaha....Nope, no predictions on price...BUT IT IS A DOG...OR IS IT MGMT??

  • So, I got some today...I feel it's 'fairly' priced...neither over nor under, imo....But I like the 4.6% divy yield...and when I do buy stocks, I buy only a small initial position, and cost avg them if they drop a given % amt, that I choose...The payout ratio is listed at 77 in Yahoo...and my Fidelity site is the same, I believe...I'm more of a 'value / contrarian / divy' investor...and is very tough now for "value" investors to find any gems in a sea of CB (Weimar/Zimbabwe-like) liquidity, right now...and, I have about 55% in CASH...But occasionally, I can find something that does not reek of being overpriced...But those that argue for a lower POT price?...well, if that happens, I look at it as an opportunity to add to my initial position, at a better yield (cost avg)...But I do long for those wonderful days back in 2002 / 2009...which is why I keep some cash handy....

  • Reply to

    preferred shares

    by dvrste Feb 20, 2015 8:58 AM
    h5n1eric h5n1eric Apr 15, 2015 3:17 PM Flag

    just doing the quick math...with 3 divys to go in the year...plus any accrued at yr end...well , given the 26.58 price now....tad over 6% premium to par...ummm...the worst you could do is break even (given the current yield), if the stock either went to 25 on investor angst on being called...or actually got called (but the rarely do 'on time/maturity'). I saw that NMPRG looks decent....but just went x divvy ....and NYMT looks good, too...check em' out...I generally buy a small position, and cost avg, if they pull back)

  • Reply to

    preferred shares

    by dvrste Feb 20, 2015 8:58 AM
    h5n1eric h5n1eric Apr 15, 2015 2:16 PM Flag

    rarely called...historicall..but, never know... can find many preferreds that yield 9% (in reit sector) and were callable 10+ years ago...but yet to be called...soooo...

  • "...BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto may be forced to slash capital investment or borrow more to maintain dividend payments if the iron ore price hits the $US35-a-tonne price being contemplated by Treasurer Joe Hockey.

    BHP and Rio Tinto would be the only Australian iron ore exporters generating cash at this price, according to analysis by investment bank UBS. Another bank, Citigroup, downgraded its forecast for iron ore price this year to $US37 a tonne following Mr Hockey's comment, compared with the current price of $US47.53.

    Both major mining groups have pledged to cut capital expenditure – cuts that could deepen if the iron ore price falls further and reverberates throughout the economy. BHP plans to cut capital spending by $US3.8 billion ($5 billion) by the end of 2015-16 to conserve cash, while Rio Tinto reduce capital expenditure by $US4.8 billion last year.

    UBS analyst Glyn Lawcock said BHP and Rio would prioritize dividends even if profits were under pressure from the lower price. "They are both being very vocal defending their progressive dividend policy so they will either forgo a little bit of growth or gear up their balance sheets a bit more if prices hit that level," he said..."

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    good lord...oil futures way up right now !!

    by h5n1eric Mar 25, 2015 10:54 PM
    h5n1eric h5n1eric Mar 26, 2015 12:45 AM Flag

    "...
    (Reuters) - Brent crude oil prices shot up nearly 6 percent on Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies began a military operation in Yemen, although Asian importers said they were not immediately worried about supply disruptions.

    The strike against Houthi rebels, who have driven the president from Yemen's capital Sanaa, could stoke concerns about the security of oil shipments from the Middle East.

    Oil prices jumped as traders and importers said they were worried the Saudi attack was a sign that fighting in the oil-rich Middle East was spreading and out of control.

    Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 rose as high as $59.71 a barrel, up almost 6 percent since their last settlement, before dipping back to $57.80 a barrel at 0402 GMT, still up $1.32. U.S. crude CLc1 was up $1.64 at $50.85 a barrel.

    The risk from the attack in Yemen was heightened because the Houthis have received some support from Iran, Saudi Arabia's long-time rival for dominance in the Middle East.

    "The Saudis have taken military action because they have said the Houthis are getting support from the Iranians," said Li Guofu, director of the Centre for Middle East Studies at the China Institute of International Studies.

    "This is an indication that the war may gradually spread into a regional conflict. This is something the Chinese government is very much concerned about," he said.

    Beyond oil, the Middle East is also the world's biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) via Qatar and Yemen, ..."

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    OIL FUTURES ARE ZOOMING, AFTER HOURS

    by h5n1eric Mar 25, 2015 11:07 PM
    h5n1eric h5n1eric Mar 25, 2015 11:08 PM Flag

    Oil prices surge after Saudi air strikes in Yemen

  • (BLOOMBERG)... WTI ... 50.92 / BRENT ... 58.37 ... COULD SEE A BIG MOVE, ESP ON SHORT COVERING ...IF THOSE GAINS HOLD, IT'S GOING TO BE WILD TOMORROW

  • don't know how that plays with GLP...but interesting...the offshore drillers should zoom again...have been, for A WEEK NOW .... WTI ... 50.92 / BRENT ... 58.37

  • WTI ... 50.92 / BRENT ..... 58.37

  • WTI.... 50.92 / BRENT .... 58.37 ...GONNA BE WILD TOMORROW !!! ENERGY STOCKS !!!

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