StealingAlpo has some dishonest as well as confused bloggers :) There are rumors that there are some good ones mixed in, but I can't verify .
Jman you might consider dismounting from your politically correctness high horse. I consider China to play a big part in the future of the world. The citizens of the PRC have for generations lived and developed there culture in a repressive Communist society with limited personal and religious freedom. My contact with PRC national is limited , and I was interested in others experiences but since you seem to have no experience on the subject there was no need to reply.
Frigator I also fly out of Charlotte on occasion. I am really interested on your opinion of the Chinese people you interacted with. My contact with PRC citizens is small but the ones I worked with did not seem to have a moral compass about right and wrong in business transactions. That is to say they were crooked as he'll. you have had more experience than I and very much interested in what you have to say. Phil
Kel, I have a difference viewpoint.. I jump in when something I follow pulls back ,but with a portion of desired position and never all at once. It's easy to over think and wait too long. Phil
Redfox, something unusual . This is your first post on account set up April 2011. It took you over 3 years to figure out how to do a 6 word post. Slow learner or what?
PHK is a Pimco bond fund that I have traded. It sells for a 53% premium to NAV and is susceptible to interest rate increases or rumors thereof. If interest rate increase there will be volatility throughout the market but bond funds will be whacked hard. But you must experience pain in order to learn. Go very light. The group I trade with will drop PHK after this months run because of the likelihood of increased interest rates. My advice is to go light and keep plenty of cash. PSEC is safer than PHK, at this time I hold neither. Phil
I don't like to DRIP unless PPS is down and I pick up the shares at a good price. I would rather take the Dividend and buy shares at the cycle low. The DRIP price is usually near the cycle high. I care less what anyone else does with there Capital.
Kel, Tomorrow being a Friday might be another down day as Israel has announced ground operations at Gaza. Tomorrow might be a buy day or the start of Slicks big one. Phil
My MLP had a big up day yesterday and would probably have retreated air crash or not. Putin might invade the Ukraine saying he is on a police mission looking for the criminal who shot the plane down. I seriously doubt that will happen but he want take responsibility either.
This is IMO noise. The chances of Malasia going to war with Russia are slim. I wonder how Putin will handle this? I don't expect a simple "Iam Sorry", he will have a good story.
Cash is the only thing that's bulletproof . My wife is the same way. When her IRA goes down she hyperventilates and keeps me up at night :(. She then gets jealous when my account that used Options takes off and leaves her in the dust:) But at least I get to sleep. Seriously I might buy a individual Bond but never a Bond fund of any stripe. I do trade small on Pinco PHK but would never hold it and thinking about dropping it also. PHK sells for a 53% premium but has been a excellent trade , SO FAR .Phil