Mr.Jerry, good to hear that your stock picking has been kind you. Concerning TIS, my mistake. I did not go long. Did go long w/MIC. GL
November/December came early and double digit too! Good sign as CNP in January did the same except their increase was 14.5% ! OKC in a recent NYT article was the city of the year to live in.
Jerry- still in TIS ?
Strange days indeed. Events can prove a lot of people wrong. Read the NYT article concerning Obamas UN speech last night. Now I am NOT trying to bring politics to the board, however real war could be in the future. This coalition is a good idea, but we always bare the costs. Too much going on. Ebola, Ukraine, Iran, anti semetic Europe, Gaza, Iraq, China, etc. Cruise missiles cannot win a war. The Hawks are winning and will appease. Back to TICC, my first batch was at $8.95 8/2011. I'm going to ride this out and might turn on dividend re-investment on some other holdings. Scan the SFL & FSC board for some good discussion, insights. TXS and GL
Sorry for delay, I'm not sure. Been really busy, been neglecting the market. Tempted to average down again (did not) as I was @9.50. I'll look for post at MCC board. Thanks for sharing.
Big Dummies. I am surprised Ryan is still around. Anyway, I got negative yardage in TICC. Need to consult rule book !! Tea leaves.
Palo Alto is still a muni electric company, if I recall. IF they can get a industrial work order instead of a contract from a Government entity that would be welcomed news.
Good article In Sunday NYT about Germany and their investment in renewables that have traditional utes scared. I foresee some of it happening here, specially in the Western States.
No worries, WEC has a track record of small increases, TEG does not. If buyout occurs then it is welcomed news if one plans to retain the shares of WEC. GL
Fracmonk- I did reply, maybe a yahoo glitch. There is always the timing of the purchase of BDCs, the biggest IMO is if they do a SPO. IE, AI (REIT) just announced one this week just after the market price broke out above $28. NAV and BV numbers or discounts (premiums) to price and yield. I guess it is what your objective is, income or appreciation. TICC was in the 12s at one time and in the 5s during the crash.
Teedubbs00 - Cream of the crop, WFC ranking system is a good start, then lots of DD. TSLX was a new IPO, it soared above 20 now settled down in the 17s. What happened, another spo. Currently, I have a basket of 6. I decided to stick with ACAS, GBDC, HTGC, PSEC, TICC & WHF which has a combined yield of 8.75% (original cost) current yield 6.21% and gain of 40%. This is in part reflects ACAS no dividend, (yet) and low buy in, $4.55. I have small losses currently with HTGC, PSEC & WHF. Small gains with TICC and GBDC. I watch, TCPC, CPTA, TSLX for possible switches. GL Luck to all
I got dinged, the first time on the June 2014 dividend payment, I re-invest this in an IRA (trad.). Been a holder since 12/2010. ETN did an inversion in Ireland. They paid out today. Brokerage want to withhold 20%. Whats join on ? I thought there were tax treaties, etc in place.
I have 4 transactions in my account for the recent dividend payment with a 20% WH Tax. IS this broker error? Or has something changed. Been a holder since 2011. First time I've seen it. TIA
Good article in NYT concerning car loans about a month ago. Same as the housing crisis. People getting ripped off, inflated incomes, value of car inflated, etc.
I agree, patience is important, crucial and always remember why you made the purchase (or sale) in the first place. I can handle numbers, but as you point it, over study is leads to time, and sometimes too much is spent. I am holding HTGC too @$15.67. Rode it down below $13. Did not average out. Now I'm at break-even. However, I could've sold before recent earnings for a small gain, but I did not. Same with PSEC except I did average down. Why did I purchase more PESC and not HTGC? I guess the inputs that I read on-line signaled to buy PSEC. And not to worry about HTGC. Another is AI. Didn't average down either. It all comes to what your strategy is, and what the value of the trade is to you. I guess. Sorry for the ramble! Thanks for the discussion. Glad to share thoughts on TICC and the market with you,