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nadsmis 177 posts  |  Last Activity: 6 hours ago Member since: Jun 23, 2009
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    by reitlaunch Aug 26, 2015 6:19 PM


    MIFI share price downover 10% since you posted this message after the close on 8-26. that's not good.

    down 3.09% in today's strong market with DJI up 1.82%. a very bad inverse relationship.


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    an interesting day, was it not?

    by nadsmis Aug 21, 2015 3:59 PM
    nadsmis nadsmis Sep 1, 2015 6:16 PM Flag

    this is worth a bump. another even more interesting day. lots of deals now. however, will stick to plan and wait for early Q4. just sitting back accumulating dividends for now.

    a rather odd sensation being impervious to market dips as i want that condition to be equal to, or less than, current levels. don't want to come back in on a strong market. expectations, (esp with BDC's), are that distributions and dividends are well protected and yields are improving as PPS drops.

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    an interesting day, was it not?

    by nadsmis Aug 21, 2015 3:59 PM
    nadsmis nadsmis Sep 1, 2015 6:11 PM Flag

    my line of credit is only $65k and home is paid off with value of $320k. appreciation where i live is giving me (on paper) about $1k/mo. that's a lot less than interest on line of credit at 3.25%. i would also be to the black with dividends paying interest plus profit left over. money is cheap right now and should be taken advantage of. the only reason i haven't pulled that trigger is i simply don't need to and my greed level is under control. otherwise i would.

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    closed PLOW positions

    by nadsmis Jul 30, 2015 12:52 PM
    nadsmis nadsmis Sep 1, 2015 5:59 PM Flag

    with the beat down today, if PLOW loses another $1.00 to PPS i may buy back as i believe dividend to be well protected. would hold as an income position, not a growth stock (IMO). in the meantime, TTC also reported very nice earnings last Q. mayhaps both are good core holdings. just want to see PLOW at 20.25 PPS. with PLOW underperforming a horrible DJI avg today by about 1-1/2 times, that may happen soon. if not, i let it go...

    good luck to you.

  • down 6.83% today.

    today's "action" needs no explanation other than good ole August trying to pump for the umpteenth time plus a couple wannabe's jumping on the bandwagon shouting about what an even better deal this equity is after losing over 3 times that of a Black Tuesday in the markets. 3x.

    remember the adage that a "Cheaper stock can always get cheaper". Sure applies to MIFI. run the shareprice chart. PPS closed at $224 on Nov 1, 2000. PPS closed at $12.70 Oct 1, 2005. PPS close of $9.30 Oct 4, 2010. PPS close of $2.86 Oct 4, 2013, then rallied to $6.66 on Apr 27, 2015 only to crash to close of $2.59 PPS today. unbelievable yet there are still those saying what a great deal MIFI is. wow. there is even one poser poster saying how MIFI has risen 40%. never ceases to amaze.

    All those who crazily listened to August and the like, and bought at $5.18, have now incurred a 50% loss to capital. as i've previously stated (while trying to deter the uninformed and inexperienced) - i sold at $5.17 after realizing a 10% net and then seeing the clouds on the horizon.

    lastly, never in MIFI's history of being a publicly held company have they returned even one thin dime to their shareholders in any type dividend or distribution.

    ok all you happy pumpers and shills... come and make merry...!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • UHT down$1.29 (2.73%) today (8-31) on heavy trading. don't see any news. any ideas out there?

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    General Market Slump or Issues with MAIN

    by de_la_mark Aug 21, 2015 10:07 AM
    nadsmis nadsmis Aug 27, 2015 1:48 PM Flag

    MAIN's last ER and CC was a pleasant surprise and indicative of MAIN remaining very healthy. yes, the market certainly influences MAIN PPS as does the BDC sector in general. however, with the today's announcement on reduction to the oil glut, that only helps MAIN's position as 10% of their portfolio is oil related.

    MAIN PPS has been in a slump and appears to be a bit oversold. again, that is due to them being HQ'ed in Houston and exposure to oil. that oil related perception is what is primarily capping shareprice.

    i consider MAIN a buy but am not purchasing myself as i've decided to sit on my hands until early Q4.

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    A DAY to sell?

    by thewisejman Aug 27, 2015 10:26 AM
    nadsmis nadsmis Aug 27, 2015 1:39 PM Flag

    i for one like to see wisejam and phil posts. they are traders as well as investors like myself (to a degree). it is always interesting to me to see others making moves and their rationale behind it. it is not a neuroses. that's what these message boards are for.

    if you like, then simply put them on ignore or just don't visit the message boards.

    whenever i see that kind of negativity i suspect someone is having a bad day and looking for someone to throw stones at.

    i'm having a very nice day so i am wishing you the best. k?

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    Huge Special Dividend Likely IMO

    by appletonrocks Aug 24, 2015 11:06 PM
    nadsmis nadsmis Aug 27, 2015 11:31 AM Flag

    hey apple,
    time to buy back into KOSS? sales down a bit but company profitable again. i took a stab and invested some built up dividends. a small stake but puts KOSS back on the radar.

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    I did tell you to consider selling GSBD on 8/17

    by thewisejman Aug 21, 2015 9:09 PM
    nadsmis nadsmis Aug 25, 2015 9:26 PM Flag

    not lately wisejam. GSBD certainly helped my portfolio as market crashes - esp today with a 1.51% gain while DJI down another 1.29%.

    no, i am sticking with, and even increasing my GSBD while holding steady with MAIN and BKCC. i think you will find they are the pick of the BDC litter. dividends are certainly well protected and it won't be more than a couple Q' before, per SEC guidelines, that a special dividend will have to be offered up to shareholders. that will drive the PPS hard.

    mark it...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    closed PLOW positions

    by nadsmis Jul 30, 2015 12:52 PM
    nadsmis nadsmis Aug 25, 2015 9:20 PM Flag

    run comparison charts for 1 yr, 6 mos, YTD and you will find TTC outperforming PLOW PPS. that will continue, and accelerate. IMO.

    my advice is, for what it's worth, take your profits. book it. this will especially be true in 9 mos. from now.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    BDCs are WAAAAAAAAAAAY oversold

    by big_bags_o_cash312 Aug 25, 2015 4:30 PM
    nadsmis nadsmis Aug 25, 2015 8:56 PM Flag

    not necessarily true. there are nearly always good performers in under performing sectors. in the case of BDC's, and i hold 3, GSBD is going to be the poster child (up 1.51% today). the yield is less than most BDC's but the capital gain opportunity is terrific due to alliance and affiliation with Goldman Sachs. compounding the upside potential is that GSBD is a recent IPO and at the ground floor.

    one bad bunch doesn't spoil the whole apple (and i don't mean APL).

    looks like this is a good time to sit back and observe while drawing on good distributions that are well protected by a BDC profitability. BDC sector is showing it's a good place to be.

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    Back to $35 by September 1.

    by rernj666 Jun 8, 2015 2:00 PM
    nadsmis nadsmis Aug 25, 2015 8:47 PM Flag

    where do you get that? SIX has everything going for it except a poor market. i just bought back in for the 2nd and 3rd time. doing quite well (all things being considered).

  • like the market, my portfolio has taken a beating. nonetheless, my stake is not what pays the bills. having 40% in cash makes me breath easy. what would have hurt would have been if i had been all in. dividends and distributions are based on earnings and, with BDC's, on profits. my yield remained constant.

    will continue to sit out the 40% until end of 2015 Q3 and see what opportunities are there, see how China and other 3rd world countries who are playing the currency devaluation game fared, see how the Fed has affected and then come back in hard for what will probably be lower capital expenditures and higher yields. a game us retirees gotta play when S.S., annuities (pension), dividends/distributions make up our income.

    i may come back into the markets even harder by unlocking home value and using home equity line of credit. just have to see.

    not stressed when you don't have to cash in equities and realize the losses (unless you need to reduce taxes).

    very interesting day....

    good luck to all.

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    by bookerone2000 Aug 18, 2015 12:23 PM
    nadsmis nadsmis Aug 20, 2015 6:08 PM Flag

    sorry. i meant 2.0 not 2%. volatility equates to risk but MIFI is beyond that. it is beyond speculative. it is a play for Shorts at the expense of Long shareholders. i hate to see anyone get hurt (other than big mouths like vanityequity). i also hate to see anyone mislead the public either. there's enough fraud perpetrated in the markets without pumpers and shills worsening things. if i can save anyone a dime by combating untruths and invalid verbiage - i will.

    that garbage happens here primarily thru posters like August. you ask me, that's not just unethical, it's akin to criminal.

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    by bookerone2000 Aug 18, 2015 12:23 PM
    nadsmis nadsmis Aug 20, 2015 1:19 PM Flag

    28.4% of outstanding shares are instituional owned (per Ameritrade). when retail investors own more than 50% - watch out. that is why beta is now 2%. that should be alarming.

    you are completely correct in me not believing "Alex". why do posters here refer to him by his first name as if he was their buddy? he is well compensated as he heads a company costing shareholders a bundle. under his watch the PPS has declined over 60%. wow. and getting nothing but worse.

    Buffet? not applicable. he wouldn't touch MIFI. MIFI is not just a selloff, it is in freefall for a good reason. many actually.

    yes, time will tell. expect to see SEC get involved here after the demise is complete. shareholders are being misled just like the pumpers on this board continue to mislead.

    MIFI discount moved from Aisle 7 to basement (you have to take the stairs)

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • vastly underperforming a poor market, that's like getting both barrels in the face. don't expect a reversal. the whole sector is tainted by Greece whether you like it or not.

    just dumped CPLP and had already closed TNK (avoiding a 15.7% capital loss).

    expect the beating to continue here........!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • nadsmis nadsmis Aug 20, 2015 12:39 PM Flag

    i know what you mean. however, not just CPLP getting whacked. TNK has been pounded as well. the whole sector taking a beating. i am cashing out with a 14% haircut to capital. enough is enough. tanker sector underperforming a poor market. any remote ties to Greece excerbate those woes. ugly and getting uglier.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • the ole addage of sell on good news and buy on bad may be applicable here.

    a great runup today in another dismal day for the markets. at least for today i regret selling FSC and using proceeds to purchase GSBD. however, had i held FSC, i believe i'd take the profits and chase a beaten down buy elsewhere. lots of bargains out there now.

    congrats to all who hold FSC today. a nice shot in the arm for a bad day in the markets.

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    Is it time to sell GSBD?

    by thewisejman Aug 17, 2015 12:44 PM
    nadsmis nadsmis Aug 20, 2015 11:38 AM Flag

    ah wisejam,
    spreading a wee bit of negativity on competitors are we? lol.
    my answer to your question is that it is time to buy GSBD, definately not sell.
    the synergies with GS are huge and provide GSBD with a competitive advantage not enjoyed by other BDC's, hence my positive outlook. being a recent IPO with an incredibly good portfolio of customers already illustrates that. this is still ground floor and i expect to see GSBD make some real hay and increase distributions and yield. you know that will push up capital gains as well.
    i see FSC doing well today in another dismal session for the markets. that was due to their buyback announcement. GSBD also up nicely today and helping my portfolio out. that buying was not based on any announcement but rather on positive speculation. just wait until GSBD makes an announcement. this equity will spring.
    besides GSBD, i continue to hold BKCC and MAIN. all 3 represent comparitively low risk within the BDC sector. i dislike externally managed companies like FSC as i want profits returned to shareholders vs. spending on management leeches.
    good luck to you.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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