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skeetz1234 155 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 24, 2015 3:11 PM Member since: Nov 26, 2003
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  • The title of the article is "Windows 10 "unequivocally better" than OSx on Apple's new MacBook"

    I am not surprised and it is a kick in the teeth to Apple.

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    A Blackberry Purchase

    by purpletrader44 May 29, 2015 9:56 AM
    skeetz1234 skeetz1234 May 29, 2015 10:00 AM Flag

    So how much in the hole are you in with your Blackberry stock?

  • skeetz1234 skeetz1234 May 29, 2015 10:22 AM Flag

    Apple does have some egg on it's face for the recent grounding of some flights that were using Apple maps. Apple does have a lot of cash offshore and Apple would be in a position to take that huge cash pile offshore and buy something offshore. Apple was quick to snag a camera developer from Nokia after the Microsoft deal went thru. $14.5B? Anything is possible I guess, but don't see Nokia accepting at a minimum a break even price.

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    How to make money on any asset.

    by johngreenwald1991 May 29, 2015 2:38 PM
    skeetz1234 skeetz1234 May 29, 2015 9:44 PM Flag

    I used to do robotic trading with Forex, problem is, it is only as good as the software and the parameters that you can modify. You are absolutely correct about making scads of money in Forex, biggest sandbox to be trading in AND the leveraging is just something you really can get trading equities unless you are trading options. Options in Forex are much cheaper and the logic used in placing trades in Forex is far superior to what they let you play in equities. Fidelity does let you pick and choose the lots that you want to sell, and now Fidelity is starting to provide best pricing for trades, I give Fidelity 2 thumbs up. Course I've been juggling about $250K in trading for what I did in Fidelity in May alone, maybe they are taking better care of me as a frequent trader.

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    How to make money on any asset.

    by johngreenwald1991 May 29, 2015 2:38 PM
    skeetz1234 skeetz1234 Jun 1, 2015 2:39 PM Flag

    ZTrade, how much money you made with it?

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    Should we sell all CLM and buy CFP?

    by daykwd Jun 2, 2015 1:49 PM
    skeetz1234 skeetz1234 Jun 2, 2015 9:11 PM Flag

    You might gain a few more shares if you are nimble, the bigger question that folks are wondering about is if CLM will continue to pay .3680/share past September 2015 and for how long.

  • Time frame sounds in line with the agreement

    Alaska Airlines, a division of Alaska Air Group ALK, announced plans to introduce two new routes from Nov 5, 2015. CEO Brad Tilden announced that the carrier will introduce new flights (on a daily basis) to connect the cities of Portland and Eugene with Austin, TX and San Jose, CA respectively. The move is in line with the company’s objective to expand operations as well as improve customer satisfaction.

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    Should we sell all CLM and buy CFP?

    by daykwd Jun 2, 2015 1:49 PM
    skeetz1234 skeetz1234 Jun 3, 2015 10:12 AM Flag

    I don't do a lot of trading to scalp shares myself as I learned the more I trade, I tend to do stupid things. When I do trade now its to get better balance for growth and obviously more dividends now. Added to both CFP and CLM last week, I like companies that pay good dividends but have fewer funds, they seem to do a lot better at providing returns rather than companies that might have a basket of 15 or more funds. Did decide to step in on CEFL for the next couple of months.

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    Filings

    by tekktitan Jun 4, 2015 11:30 AM
    skeetz1234 skeetz1234 Jun 5, 2015 8:12 AM Flag

    Noticed something on PVHO website, the number of full time employees appears to have gone from 8 to 3. This leads me to believe that perhaps the company did not have the capacity to crank out the kiosks. With the next set of 800 to go out the door, I'm thinking manufacturing may have been outsourced to some place like China.

  • skeetz1234 skeetz1234 Jun 5, 2015 11:59 AM Flag

    CEFL announced .3537/share for June, there is a wave pattern of sorts on dividend payouts that should continue up thru the August dividends. I stepped in on that position for $500 dividend payment but looks to be around $577 for my dividend payout for me in June.

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    Dividends?

    by fivesets20reps Jun 8, 2015 4:03 AM
    skeetz1234 skeetz1234 Jun 9, 2015 8:57 AM Flag

    Had your grandfather had the stock behind a tax deferred facility like an IRA and dividend reinvestment occurred, would think that what your grandmother would have inherited would have grown significantly without having to pay the yearly capital gains. The withdrawal from the IRA if only the dividends were taken when paid would be considered as ordinary income from a tax perspective as I understand it. Perhaps you could work up that scenario and then explain to your grandmother, "Grandma, Grandpa didn't do you any favors by what he did"

  • skeetz1234 skeetz1234 Jun 9, 2015 10:40 AM Flag

    catloraine - I have tried to reply a number of times on this but it appears that Yahoo is deleting my replies

  • skeetz1234 skeetz1234 Jun 9, 2015 2:19 PM Flag

    Here's the monthly payout history of CEFL since they started paying monthly dividend, may be an ETN but it looks pretty stable, average monthly dividend payment since they have been paying out has been 0.3784/share monthly.

    0.3537/share - 06/22/15
    0.3095/share - 05/21/15
    0.3273/share - 04/21/15
    0.3404/share - 03/23/15
    0.2212/share - 02/23/15
    0.5138/share - 01/22/15
    0.3873/share - 12/22/14
    0.3328/share - 11/20/14
    0.5002/share - 10/21/14
    0.3170/share - 09/23/14
    0.2888/share - 08/20/14
    0.6083/share - 07/22/14
    0.3300/share - 06/20/14
    0.2780/share - 05/21/14
    0.5941/share - 04/22/14
    0.3150/share - 03/21/14
    0.2461/share - 02/21/14
    0.5471/share - 01/22/14

  • skeetz1234 skeetz1234 Jun 9, 2015 4:33 PM Flag

    I think in this particular instance if you looked at the 30 US CEFs that are being tracked in this ETN ndex, the CEFs being tracked have to satisfy liquidity requirements and market capitalization requirements and are listed to be traded as a US security. The index is rebalanced yearly so could some of these on the list not be list next year? Perhaps. Could these go belly up, sure, but I dont think so. This is the list of the CEFs in the index that CEFL is set up to track:

    GGN - GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust
    DSL - Doubleline Income Solutions
    MCR - MFS Charter Income Trust
    GLO - Clough Global Opportunities Fund
    AOD - Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend
    EVV - Eaton Vance Limited Duration Income Fund
    FPF - First Trust Intermediate Duration Prf.& Income Fd
    EXG - Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Global Diversified Equity Income Fund
    AWP - Alpine Global Premier Properties Fund
    HYT - Blackrock Corporate High Yield Fund
    GHY - Prudential Global Short Duration High Yield Fundd
    PCI - PIMCO Dynamic Credit Income Fund
    IGD - ING Global Equity Dividend & Premium Opportunity Fund
    BGY - BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust
    ESD - Western Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund
    ETY - Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Diversified Equity Income Fund
    EDD - Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Domestic Debt Fund
    FAX - Aberdeen Aisa-Pacific Income Fund
    ISD - Prudential Short Duration High Yield Fd
    CHW - Calamos Global Dynamic Income Fund
    MMT - MFS Multimarket Income Trust
    BGB - Backstone /GSO Strategic Credit Fund 
    NCV - Allianzgi Convertible & Income Fund
    HIX - Western Asset High Income Fund II
    BIT - Blackrock Multi-Sector Income
    ERC - Wells Fargo Advantage Multi Sector Income Fund
    NCZ - Allianzgi Convertible & Income Fund II
    EAD - Wells Fargo Advantage Income Opportunities Fund
    JPC - Nuveen Preferred Income Opportunities Fund

  • skeetz1234 skeetz1234 Jun 9, 2015 5:07 PM Flag

    This is from the prospectus on CEFL and the CEFs that are selected to be in the Index:

    To be included in the Index, each Index constituent must be domiciled in the U.S., registered as an investment company pursuant to the 1940 Investment Company Act and listed on a registered U.S.
    securities exchange. Each Index constituent must be a closed-end fund and not an operating company, xchange-traded fund, holding company, commodity pool or royalty trust. In addition, each Index
    constituent must have a market capitalization of at least $500 million and a six-month daily average value traded of at least $1 million.

  • skeetz1234 skeetz1234 Jun 10, 2015 10:05 AM Flag

    Its best to read the prospectus, seemed to make sense to me. A lot of boiler plate concerning risks to be sure. The track record for payouts each month is not what I would necessarily call consistent but the monthly payouts have been consistent so far. With UBS there was an incident with a rogue trader but my thinking is UBS has probably taken steps to ensure situations like those are mitigated. As I did mention that there seemed to be a wave as far an increases in CEFL payouts, hopefully for the next couple of month my thinking is that I'll catch the upswing on those payouts. For CEFL have limited by risk to what will generate $500 for a month, so I'll see how it goes. As far as CFP was tempted yesterday to exit as the amount of my share appreciation far exceeds what CFP pays outs for June.I'd I exit today will depend on how far above $17 it gets

  • skeetz1234 skeetz1234 Jun 10, 2015 1:18 PM Flag

    Unless the analyst put their money into what they recommend, that is one thing, but if they don't have skin in the game, forget about it

  • skeetz1234 skeetz1234 Jun 11, 2015 1:56 AM Flag

    Probably a boiled down description of what an ETN is, UBS sold $500M of debt due in the future in 2043 and indicated that UBS would be using that to trade in all sorts of things. Since the ETN is probably structured to pay a monthly coupon (what you would call a dividend), however they trade, profits are being paid out monthly in the form of a coupon payment. If UBS does really well in any given month, it would explain why the coupon payments fluctuate up, if UBS does not do well, the coupon payments fluctuate down. That's where the money would be coming from. If you read the prospectus about the risks, that layouts out pretty much the trading approach that UBS is using to make profits. Bottom line, is UBS saavy enough to make profits? It appears so, but there is no guarantee that a coupon payment will be paid out in any given month. The coupon payments that UBS has been paying out monthly indicates they are:

    0.3537/share - 06/22/15
    0.3095/share - 05/21/15
    0.3273/share - 04/21/15
    0.3404/share - 03/23/15
    0.2212/share - 02/23/15
    0.5138/share - 01/22/15
    0.3873/share - 12/22/14
    0.3328/share - 11/20/14
    0.5002/share - 10/21/14
    0.3170/share - 09/23/14
    0.2888/share - 08/20/14
    0.6083/share - 07/22/14
    0.3300/share - 06/20/14
    0.2780/share - 05/21/14
    0.5941/share - 04/22/14
    0.3150/share - 03/21/14
    0.2461/share - 02/21/14
    0.5471/share - 01/22/14

  • Reply to

    Should have sold this s**t yesterday

    by heap_of Jun 19, 2015 12:41 PM
    skeetz1234 skeetz1234 Jun 19, 2015 3:08 PM Flag

    Advice to you - when ever you can sell Microsoft for more than a price per share than what the dividends pay, sell.

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    J.E. Bush runs away from the family surname

    by commy_wopl Jun 15, 2015 6:13 PM
    skeetz1234 skeetz1234 Jun 22, 2015 9:50 AM Flag

    Bill Gates could not provide an answer how he would be able to survive today on a $100K per year salary. When a billionaire cannot give an answer on something like this amount, he is basically clueless on the prosperity for millions of Americans that make a whole lot less. Bill Gates does not have a clue about how to put America back on its feet.

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