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staggman99 280 posts  |  Last Activity: 26 minutes ago Member since: Nov 1, 2006
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  • Reply to

    Awilco Drilling dividend schedule

    by biotechprofiteer Aug 20, 2014 12:39 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 26 minutes ago Flag

    coochy...CEFL has a yield of about 17% (and pays monthly) and that is 'a lot of slack to play with' (today is a good entry point)...! Good luck investing and don't forget to check out WMC (yield about 18%)...! $tagg...!

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    NADL/Rosneft

    by budfoxtrading 4 hours ago
    staggman99 staggman99 1 hour 0 minutes ago Flag

    Board members.. SDRL owns 70% of NADL...I don't think that SDRL would let their current holdings in NADL be reduce by about 14% unless they were going to profit from it...my math say if SDRL lets their holding reduce by 14% in NADL then they feel they will profit 'a lot more' than the 14% reduction in holdings and the income from that amount of yield on those current holdings...

    Therefore, if SDRL expects a lot more than a 14% upside from their current stake in NADL and we can also expect at least the same amount of profit (i.e. 14% profit would be the break even point for SDRL, not us)...NADL has been a strong company without the Rosneft deal, so when the worst we can do is 'break even or make a profit' a stock is always a good buy (and we get paid a nice yield while we wait for the future results)...! $tagg...!

  • staggman99 by staggman99 1 hour 37 minutes ago Flag

    Board members...I just added more CEFL, I don't know if it will go up or down in share price (???), but a yield of about 17% looks good to me...17% is a lot of slack to play with even if they would reduce the yield and it is a monthly pay (compound returns always win)...! If CEFL keeps dropping in share price, I will buy more...! $tagg...!

  • Reply to

    ot: Yahoo

    by bayman667 Aug 20, 2014 2:33 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Aug 20, 2014 3:03 PM Flag

    bayman...I have AT&T and I also use Firefox and I am not having any problems (yet)....! $tagg...!

  • Reply to

    OT: CMLP call volume

    by marklibera Aug 20, 2014 12:12 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Aug 20, 2014 1:51 PM Flag

    mark...MLPL (yield about 7.8%) is now up 39.7% in Total returns YTD and that is 78.8% annualized...again, with MLPL we get twice the return (or loss) with the same amount of dollars...there are a some better MLP's than MLPL and some than are a lot worst (but there is no k-1 to mess with)...I doubt that we could find an investor that is unhappy with it...

    More, while I was typing this message I got a phone call from a TD Ameritrade rep. and he had my account pulled up (I really did, no joke)...he ask about my 'double leverage holdings' (and I told him)...he then told me that they were notes that are held by banks and that I stand a good chance of losing all of my invested funds in them (he said they are for 'short term' trading only)...I also told him to look at the long term history of MLPL, but he still says it is very dangerous...of course, he was trying to sell me a fund that TD Ametrade handles for investors, lol...! mark, do you or anybody else have any thoughts on any of this (???)...! $tagg...!

  • Reply to

    HTGC, ARCC

    by keebon Aug 15, 2014 8:30 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Aug 20, 2014 11:36 AM Flag

    sarge...I always 'go shopping' with my dividends for what I feel is the 'best available value' at that time (I never do drip)...at this time, I am using my dividends to bring my new holdings up to core value...I try to keep all of my holdings at about the 'same dollar value'...if a holding goes down I add more to it and if it goes to high I sell some of it...! My entry point, on a holding, is always a number I use to work off of, in the future...! $tagg...!

  • Reply to

    HTGC, ARCC

    by keebon Aug 15, 2014 8:30 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Aug 20, 2014 11:13 AM Flag

    bayman...my average share price on SFL is $14.37 (because I have added a lot more to the two free spin-offs from FRO) and I never did figger in the free shares that I got to begin with (or the profit from selling half and coming back in again)...therefore, with a total of about $17.59 in a share in long term dividends (on the original holdings) I have been paid $3.22 a share 'to own a stock' that is now worth about $19.26 a share...again, that does not include taking some profits in the past or receiving free shares to start with...! My math also does not include reinvestment gains from dividends (compound returns)...the fact is, we have both done a lot better (profit wise) on SFL that we realize (all free stock worth 'at least $22.48 a share profit' or more)...! $tagg...!

  • Reply to

    Buying Ideas?

    by dmbinhburg Aug 19, 2014 10:20 AM
    staggman99 staggman99 Aug 19, 2014 11:08 AM Flag

    d-burg...I suggest you take a look at BDCL (yield about 16%), PSEC (yield about 12.8%), AI (yield about 12.5%) and NYMT (yield about 13.3%)...these are all core holdings of mine, at this time...I feel that BDCL and PSEC are still a bit over-sold and AI and NYMT are just boring stocks that keep paying out nice yields...! Another is MLPL (yield about 7.9%), it is now up 48% YTD and 172% over the last three years in Total Returns, MLPL is my portfolio leader in Total Returns YTD...! $tagg...!

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    ANOTHER CURRENT LOOK INTO THE FUTURE...!

    by staggman99 Aug 17, 2014 5:20 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Aug 18, 2014 3:33 PM Flag

    bayman...the main reason that I own LMLP is because 'it is not energy related'...I just need to diversify a bit as I have to many energy related holdings (old habits are hard to break, lol)...! I am trying to not buy PEIX because it is also energy related and it has no yield...! $tagg...!

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    GRAIN PRICES ARE FALLING...!

    by staggman99 Aug 18, 2014 12:41 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Aug 18, 2014 3:11 PM Flag

    bob...as always, you bring some 'very good points' to the table and I don't have a Crystal Ball to the future...however, I do know that PEIX is now up 250% YTD and 462% in the last 12 months in Total Returns (because of lower corn prices)...I also know for a fact that in the future a lot of 'other companies' will profit from lower grain prices...

    On another message board a poster 'made fun of me' when I posted a message, some time back, that most farmers cannot show much of a profit under $4.00 a bu. corn...if a farmer buys land for $5,000.00 a acre (or a lot more), plus machinery, interest, fuel, crop insurance and other costs; it is very hard to make any profit...

    If grain prices do not rebound, our government will probably find it necessary to come out with some 'new type' of a farm program...! My land is paid for and I am debt free, most farmers are not debt free (especially the younger ones)...a lot of farmers have an 'open credit line' to plant their crops each year...! $tagg...!

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    WSJ US Farmers are up to Ears in Corn

    by norrishappy Aug 18, 2014 10:51 AM
    staggman99 staggman99 Aug 18, 2014 2:43 PM Flag

    gumbyisle and board members...I strongly suggest that 'smart investors' run a 'one year compare chart' on PEIX and compare it to their favorite stocks...the fact is, PEIX is now up 250% in Total Returns YTD and it is up 462% in the last 12 months...! $tagg...!

  • Board members...this will be the best crop year that I have had in my life time...I just got over 5 in. of slow rain in the middle of August at just the right time (rain means grain)...a lot of companies will profit from a lot lower grain prices, i.e. 'meat and ethanol producers'....grain prices will stay low 'for at least 18 months' and PEIX, ADM, TSN, BG and several others will perform very well as they profit from a lot lower production cost...! When the worst we can do is break even or make money a stock is a good buy...now is the time to buy into lower corn and soybean prices...! $tagg...!

  • Reply to

    WSJ US Farmers are up to Ears in Corn

    by norrishappy Aug 18, 2014 10:51 AM
    staggman99 staggman99 Aug 18, 2014 12:25 PM Flag

    opinions and board members...this will be the best grain crops that I have had in my life time on the yields (corn and soybeans), I just got over 5 in. of slow rain in the middle of August (at the right time)...forget about all the silly monkey talk and 'make some real profit'...corn prices will stay low for a least 18 months and we can profit from it...i.e buy ADM, PEIX, TSN, BG and etc., as there are a lot of companies that will profit from lower corn prices (ethanol producers 'will do fine' on very low corn prices)....! Enjoy the ride and profit from it. (don't fight the tape)...cheap corn is saving the world...! $tagg...!

  • Reply to

    ANOTHER CURRENT LOOK INTO THE FUTURE...!

    by staggman99 Aug 17, 2014 5:20 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Aug 18, 2014 10:35 AM Flag

    another correction...I mean LMLP...! $tagg...!

  • Reply to

    ANOTHER CURRENT LOOK INTO THE FUTURE...!

    by staggman99 Aug 17, 2014 5:20 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Aug 18, 2014 10:33 AM Flag

    sarge...TD Ameritrade show 510 shares traded at this time on LMLP (very strange, ???)...

    bayman...NYMT has bee a real 'silent sweetheart' and I am well pleased with it...NYMT (yield about 13.3%) is now up 23.5% YTD in Total Returns...

    I was going to add more BDCL this morning but it is surging 'a bit' so I am now waiting to see if i can catch it on a bit of a share price pull-back...it also seems strange that a lot of times that I post a message that I am going to buy a stock that it will jump in share price right before I purchase it, ???...! Oops, before I could even post this message MLPL has jumped 46 cents a share in price (what in the world is going on here, ???)...! $tagg...!

  • Reply to

    ANOTHER CURRENT LOOK INTO THE FUTURE...!

    by staggman99 Aug 17, 2014 5:20 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Aug 17, 2014 5:56 PM Flag

    another correction...tomorrow I will add more BDCL and LMLP to my current holdings, I better be careful or I will be buying the wrong stock, lol...! $tagg...!

  • Board members..at his time I am up 15.89% YTD is all of my invested holdings...even though the markets seem to have to have strong legs, i am still concerned about a possible Bloody October...if we don't have major market pull-back and we have our usually Santa Clause Rally this could shape up to be an outstanding investment year...

    I am surprised to see short term interest rates going a bit lower and we also seem to be in a very slow economic recovery...if all Americans (including farmers) keep working a little harder and smarter I feel we will stay on the right path to a stronger economic future...the new 'Global Ice Maker' (for home refrigerators) that I talked about in the past is now being ramped up for production and will be in the market place in about 12 weeks...

    Tomorrow, I will probably add more BDCL and LMPL to my current holdings...I just don't see my high yield holdings taking a severe pull-back unless there is some type of an major global economic change...I may also take a small position in VLCCF (for a wildcard) because its color and forward outlook seems to be improving...I am burned out on most of the MLP's but I am still well pleased with my MLPL holding (no K-1 to
    mess with)...my current portfolio leaders in Total Returns are SFL, MLPL and AWLCF...! Good luck to all...!
    $tagg...!

  • Reply to

    HTGC, ARCC

    by keebon Aug 15, 2014 8:30 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Aug 15, 2014 9:05 PM Flag

    k-bon...in my opinion, HTGC, PSEC and BDCL are all over-sold...I do not own HTGC, but I probably should (I made a nice profit on it in the past)...I am not changing anything at this time because I am doing fine (why change if we are doing good, ???)...I will add to some of my current holdings as I continue to build stronger positions in them to core levels...i.e. BDCL, DVHL, CEFL and LMLP...

    If I was to add a 'new holding' it would probably be HTGC (again) or maybe ARLP (coal is not dead in China and they export coal to China)...I also like VLCCF 'for a wildcard' because something keep pushing it upward in share price (looks like it may be a new JF company, ???)...I also like NADL, but if we own SDRL we 'already own' NADL (if we buy it , we just own more of it), SDRL has a 'solid basket' of other companies...! We still need to be careful of 'Bloody October' and the time frame could start after Labor Day until November...! $tagg...!

  • Reply to

    DYNEX (DX) PAYS A BIGGER DIVIDEND

    by biotechprofiteer Aug 13, 2014 10:25 AM
    staggman99 staggman99 Aug 15, 2014 1:59 PM Flag

    biotech...the Total Return for TWO in the last 12 months is 22.8% and the Total Return for DX is the last 12 months is16.8%...TWO has performed 6% better than DX in the last 12 months..! If you want higher yields take a look at AWLCF (yield about 17% after currency exchange fees), in Total Returns AWLCF is up 42.8% in the last 12 months or CEFL (yield about 16.8% and pays monthly), in Total Returns CEFL is up 17.9% YTD....! $tagg...!

  • Reply to

    OT: Ukraine

    by marklibera Aug 15, 2014 11:30 AM
    staggman99 staggman99 Aug 15, 2014 11:48 AM Flag

    Board members...it had a negative affect on the markets at this time...insurance (??), I would only guess that it could be positive for oil and natural gas 'if it continues' and it can hurt the over-all markets...but have little effect on the American economy...

    If Russia would follow 'the same economic path as China' (and the rest of the world) its citizens would not want to leave and seek a better life someplace else...the fact is, most people connected to Russia have a poor economic outlook to the future (that is why Ukraine wants closer ties to Europe)...! $tagg...!

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