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staggman99 1142 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 19, 2014 11:34 AM Member since: Nov 1, 2006
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    OT: While we wait for BABA

    by marklibera Sep 19, 2014 10:07 AM
    staggman99 staggman99 Sep 19, 2014 11:34 AM Flag

    Board members...I would post a longer message but I am to busy 'eating crow' today...! MLPL is still hot and SDRL is not...! $tagg...!

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    J Cramer says no on SDRL

    by madmax19471952 Sep 18, 2014 6:21 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Sep 19, 2014 11:17 AM Flag

    sarge...this is so bad, SDRL is crashing and so are corn and soybean prices...this is now 'Bloody Murder October Time Frame' for me...the deer are eating all of my soybeans and the markets are eating a lot of my principal...I going to go buy a fifth of Jim Beam Black to drink before I go broke...! My MLPL is still hot and it is about the only Bright spot...I would quit farming and investing and join the Army but I am to old...! My only choice is to 'man up and keep the faith'...! $tagg...!

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    J Cramer says no on SDRL

    by madmax19471952 Sep 18, 2014 6:21 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Sep 18, 2014 7:36 PM Flag

    sarge...the Pro's have been saying that SDRL (yield now about 13%) will reduce their dividend for 'a long time', some day they may be correct (???)...the fact is, that SDRL has 'really good color' (p/e ratio, ESP and etc.)...that said, I added more PSEC (yield almost 13%) today for portfolio balance and some higher yields...! $tagg...!

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    by staggman99 Sep 18, 2014 1:10 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Sep 18, 2014 2:25 PM Flag

    gambler...MLPL is only over priced 'when its holdings' are over priced (oil, natural gas, pipelines and etc.)...the fact is, that because of falling oil prices, a lot of oil companies are now priced about right after taking a beat down....I do agree that SFL is a fine long term holding as it has 'held it own' very good when the shipping markets were in tough shape...! $tagg...!

  • Board Total Returns MLPL is up 41% YTD, is up 54% in one year, is up 107% in two years, 192% in three years and is up 318% in five years...MLPL is a 'short and long term' winner...MLPL (yield about 7.7%) is my leading portfolio gainer followed by SFL and NYMT...MLPL is a doubled leverage (2X) ETN basket of MLP's with no K-1 to mess with...! MLPL has been a 'sweetheart for profit' and I am well pleased with it...! $tagg...!

  • Board members...MLPL (yield about 7.7% and is a doubled leverage, 2X, basket of MLP's with no K-1 to mess with) is my leading holding in Total Returns; SFL is second and NYMT is in third Total Returns MLPL is up 41% YTD, 54% in one year, 107% in two years, 192% in three years and 318% over five years...! MLPL has been (and still is) a very strong 'short and long term' winner...! $tagg...!

  • staggman99 staggman99 Sep 18, 2014 7:52 AM Flag

    sarge...very fine article (good for all of us) opinion is, that JF has a long history of 'pulling rabbits out of the investment hat' and that has been good for the shareholders...more, JF companies are usually a good bet because he makes his profit as a shareholder and not by milking the company profits for his self...

    That said, the Pro's have a long history of reading the future of SDRL all wrong, in the past, and I don't see that changing much...I also don't see SDRL reducing the yield just because a lower share price has pushed it upward...

    The share price of SDRL tends to reflect the global demand for oil, but the global demand for oil can change very fast (we have seen it happen may times in the past)...! $tagg...!

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    O/T Out of YHOO

    by huffdaland Sep 17, 2014 10:19 AM
    staggman99 staggman99 Sep 17, 2014 11:26 AM Flag

    huff...these are strange times...i.e. AWLCF (yield about 24%) is up over 14% in the last two days...I bought more on the share price pull-back but I did not expect a bounce like this...! $tagg...!

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    OT: Turning green

    by marklibera Sep 16, 2014 1:12 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Sep 16, 2014 2:04 PM Flag

    mark...I got lucky and made some good buys right before the markets did a snap-back...I am now back into WMC and I added more AWLCF (AWLCF turned hot right after I bought more)...I gave my high yield holdings a nice push, but my principal was taking a beat down...! Today is a good day and I am still keeping the faith...! $tagg...!

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    by staggman99 Sep 16, 2014 11:04 AM
    staggman99 staggman99 Sep 16, 2014 1:52 PM Flag

    another correction...I sold 'all of my LMLP' and none of my MLPL as MLPL is now my leading portfolio gainer (I keep getting my M's and L's mixed up)...fact is, I got very lucky as AWLCF jumped over a dollar a share (about 7%) after I added more and WMC also made a decent jump after I made a purchase (about 2.4%)...! $tagg...!

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    by staggman99 Sep 16, 2014 11:04 AM
    staggman99 staggman99 Sep 16, 2014 11:52 AM Flag

    sarge...I have made a nice profit on STAG (and I still have some) and I was losing my butt on LMLP (I did get some nice dividends, but not enough)...I am afraid of GLNG, it has a good forward outlook but 'very weak color' (it has a p/e of almost 90)...

    We will probably see 'more pain' in the markets before November and we will see some decent market snap-backs like today...we may not see a steady market up-tick until around or after Xmas...! There are a lot of stocks on sale, the problem is finding the available funds to buy them, lol...! $tagg...!

  • staggman99 by staggman99 Sep 16, 2014 11:20 AM Flag

    Board members... SFL has been doing fine, but MLPL is now my leading portfolio gainer and it is still on the fast, I started doing some tune ups on some of my holdings; I sold some of my STAG and all of my LMLP holdings and bought WMC (yield about 19.5%) and I added more AWLCF (yield about 25%)...I am trading some of my lower yielding stocks for some that have higher yields and are on sale...! $tagg...!

  • Board members...I sold 'some' of my STAG (yield about 5.5%) and all of my MLPL (yield maybe 12%, ???) and then I bought WMC (yield about 19.5%) and more AWLCF (yield maybe 25%)...when I can get almost twice the yield and probably some stronger capital gains, it looked like a good move to me...

    I cannot push up the share price of my holdings, but I can increase the yields on my portfolios 'by moving some funds around' to different stocks...! We are getting a bit of a market snap-back today but I am sure there will be more pain before we see the markets settle down in November...! $tagg...!

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    by rbgambler99 Sep 15, 2014 1:23 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Sep 15, 2014 2:00 PM Flag

    gambler...the pain is pretty bad at this time, however, I did expect it after Labor Day, there will be some market snap-backs but I think it will be another rough 5 to 6 weeks (until the end of the Bloody October time frame) my opinion, several of the high yield payers have sold off 'way to much' and I plan to sell some of my low yield holdings and replace them with several higher yielding stocks...

    I will start by selling my LMPL tomorrow and then sell some of my STAG (yield is a low 5.8%) and I may sell some of my TWO (yield about 10%)...'when they level off' I plan to add more SDRL, AWLCF, WMC, MORL and etc.,...I am sure I can 'double some my current yields' on some of these stocks that have sold off way to

    I can not push up the price of stocks , but I can 'increase the current yields in my portfolios a lot'...this is a seasonal market sell-off and I will try to take advantage of it...the fact is, nothing has really changed much except a lot of high yield stocks have got a lot cheaper...! I will also reinvest my yields, farm income and etc., because compound returns always win...! $tagg...!

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    by keebon Sep 12, 2014 5:46 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Sep 13, 2014 10:29 AM Flag

    k-bon...tankerat has an interesting message posted on the SDRL message board, the title is, "Sanctions: What Do They Actually Say" ?...! $tagg...!

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    by rbgambler99 Sep 12, 2014 1:34 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Sep 12, 2014 2:36 PM Flag

    gambler...while we are taking a hair cut on a lot our holdings today we will probably see an over-all market snap-back next week...however, most of the time it is a rough ride after Labor Day until the beginning of November and then we usually get a decent Santa clause rally near the end of the year...

    The main reason that I am not worried 'is because I expected it'...the fact is, that nothing has really changed in the over-all markets except a seasonal sell-off, that is how Bloody October got its name...I will take some profit on some of my lower yield holdings and then go shopping for higher yield value, I will also invest some of this years farm income and keep reinvesting my future yields...! In the long run we will probably profit 'even more' from the current market pull-backs...! $tagg...!

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    SDRL----- down again

    by madmax19471952 Sep 11, 2014 11:50 AM
    staggman99 staggman99 Sep 12, 2014 2:25 AM Flag

    k-bon...NADL is a strong company with good color 'even without' the Rosneft deal and will do a lot better with it...I don't think that NADL is in any trouble if the Rosneft deal falls apart (off shore drillers are following the price of oil down at this time)...! $tagg...!

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    Forget AWLCF, SDRL, UAN....

    by rbgambler99 Sep 10, 2014 3:48 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Sep 12, 2014 2:08 AM Flag

    palestone...I agree that 'it does sound crazy' but the Evansville Western Railway unloads coal just a few miles from my home base in Evansville, Indiana...type in 'Evansville Western Railway' on search 'in the internet' and you will see all 'of the details'...more, ARLP 'owns the river port' were they their unload coal and put it on barges on the Ohio river (this information and pictures is also on the internet on the ARLP home website)...

    I would guess that our tech. in the U.S. is a lot better at mining and moving coal than it is in China...does China use the long wall method (???)....I am a farmer and a investor but not a coal miner, so I don't understand all of this either...! I just read 'on the internet' that China uses 47% of the world coal and its use is expected to double between 2011 and 2035 (China and India cannot produce enough coal to meet their needs)...! $tagg...!

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    Forget AWLCF, SDRL, UAN....

    by rbgambler99 Sep 10, 2014 3:48 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Sep 11, 2014 8:45 PM Flag

    andrew...the reason that some investors would buy ARLP with a yield of about 5.5% is because the share price of ARLP is up 33.6% in Total Returns YTD and is up 79.9% in Total Returns in the last two years...$10,000 invested in ARLP two years ago would now be worth $18,092....ARLP has been reporting record sales and earnings, plus they have a new coal mine going into production at this time (White Oak Resources)...

    ARLP is 'growing and glowing'...however, the share price of NRP (yield about 8.7%) is now down -20% YTD and down -15% over the last two years in Total Returns...$10,000 invested in NRP two years ago would now be worth $8,193 (that is a difference in a real money of $9,899 in ARLP vs NRP)...! I am also a high yield investor, but Total Returns really count...! $tagg...!

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    SDRL----- down again

    by madmax19471952 Sep 11, 2014 11:50 AM
    staggman99 staggman99 Sep 11, 2014 1:56 PM Flag

    sarge...I know I sound like a broken record but I always talk about Bloody October and that is usually stars after Labor Day (kids going back to school or college, people spent to much on vacations and need to catch up a bit, people trying to get funds together for Xmas shopping and etc.)...SDRL is getting hit with cheaper oil prices and a seasonal market sell-off...

    About SDRL, SDRL tends to follow the price of oil (it should not, but it does)...a lot of investors did not like it when I said in the past that oil and natural gas was probably a poor investment at that time..the fact is, there is just to much oil at this time and we are still short on refinery capacity...we are also short on pipelines and that is why pipelines are still a good investment...

    My opinion is, that SDRL is having some 'short term growing pains' and that it will change (in less than one year)...i.e. Mexico is going to drill a lot more off-shore wells and Brazil is doing the same thing (both countries need the money very bad)...I am nor selling any SDRL, I will take the ride and maybe even buy more after it levels the meantime I will keep collecting the high yields and reinvesting them where I think I see value...

    More, SDRL 'always has new deals cooking', and there will be more good news for investors at some point
    in the future (there always is)...! Keep the faith as it will get a lot better in a couple of months...! $tagg...!

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