sarge...if an investor 'only had one holding' in their portfolio, it should be SFL (yield about 10.7%)...as SFL never disappoints over the long term...! That said, I like the looks of GAIN...! Stagg...!
Board members...my DVHL (yield about 16.6% and pays monthly) is up over 8%, at this time today, and I don't have a clue why (???)...! If anybody knows what is driving DVHL up today, 'please report'...more, my FRO is up over 7% (this is a very weird market)...! Stagg...!
Board members...I think that the management of PSEC ask Yahoo to shut down the PSEC message board because of all of the on-going 'derogatory comments' about the company and its management...! They probably got tired of being called a bunch of crooks all the time...! Stagg...!
DH...I think it is just 'sector investment rotation'...i.e. a lot of the BDC's are up today for 'no apparent reason', such as KCAP, PSEC, BDCL and etc.,...! Stagg...!
mark and board members...KCAP (yield about 17.4%) is in a strong rally again today, the RSI on KCAP has gone from 19 to 38 in less than two days, its may not be over yet (???)...! Stagg...!
mark...everybody has their favorites and I like KCAP (yield about 17.3%), the RSI is 23.32 and they just turned in higher earnings (and I am still adding more shares)...I am also holding BDCL (yield about 19.6%) and PSEC (yield about 13.6%)...that said, a lot of the BDC's are showing new strength and HTGC (yield about 10.2%) 'is one of the current leaders'...! Stagg...!
DH...you are correct on the date, it should be 06/17/04.. and you are probably correct as I got my information on 'buyupside' and they took the cost basis as $4.59 a share...however, the spin-off was free (of course we had to own shares of FRO stock to get it or buy at the share price at that time)...
That said, 'buyupside' has the Total Returns at 256.4% based on a share price of $4.59 on 06/17/04 until 08/13/15...if an investor bought SFL on 06/17/04 until 08/13/15 their Total Returns would be 256.4% (based on the Total Return information on the 'buyupside' stock return calculator, website (check it out)..
More, I got the dividend information on the SFL website (a total of $19.18 a share since 06/17/04)...to get the profit of $30.95 a share, I took the current share price, added the total dividends and minus $4.59 a share = $30.18 profit per share...! Stagg...!
Board members..SFL is up 256.4% since 01/01/04 in Total Returns and has paid out a total of $19.18 in dividends..i.e. a starting share price of $4.59 a plus $19.18 in dividends would now total $35.54 from 01/01/04 (or a cash profit of $30.95 per share)...and we also may get a special dividend in the future in addition to the current yield (and all of these numbers do not include compound returns on any reinvested yields)...! Stagg...!
palestone...I get your point...however, 'something means something', because my portfolios are dripping a lot of blood and it is not even Bloody October yet...! Stagg...!
Board members...some say the 'Death Cross' (which happened yesterday) signifies the beginning of a major correction in the markets, the Death Cross is when the 50 day moving average crosses down below the 200 moving day average in the DOW...! China just devalued the yuan against dollar 'again' and now we also have the Death Cross (this is not good, as we have not even got to Bloody October yet)...! Stagg...!
mark...what is your opinion on the 'Death Cross'...? Is this the beginning of a major correction (some say that the Death Cross signify that it is)...? Stagg...!
sarge...I don't hold any APPL, but I don't think that APPL is a broken stock...APPL has to much 'Free Cash' and 'Outstanding Talent' to go down the tube very long...I believe that APPL will continue to do well in the future (they are just having some short term growing pains)...! Always place your bets on Talent, as Outstanding Talent will always win...! Stagg...!
mark...everything you say is true and I agree to a point...however, earnings are the driver of the Technical Indicators (of which there are over 80 different)...the Technical Indicators 'are always based' on the earnings, forward guidance and investor response...i.e. earnings moved the share price of HTGC up the other day, not the Technicals...! Earnings are the "Mother's Milk' of stock prices and not the Technicals...! Stagg...!
Board members...for some reason Yahoo has shut down the PSEC message board (it may have been requested by PSEC)...PSEC (yield about 14% and pays monthly) stock prices has been slowly moving up, maybe because of stock buy backs or maybe it is just over-sold...that said, PSEC reported some good news today on some realized gains 'on Ryan and Taco Bueno'...! If anybody has any news or opinions on PSEC please share...! Stagg...!
mark and sarge...this is a very strange market as everything keeps changing all the time...the markets are always looking for reasons to move up or down and they seem to find plenty...my principal has just hit 'a new low for the year' even as my revenue stream from my yields keeps increasing (very strange indeed)...
More, it appears that the PSEC (yield about 14% and pays monthly) message board 'has been shut down' by Yahoo, maybe it was requested by PSEC because posters kept calling management a bunch of crooks...the fact is, that PSEC released some good news today about current profits on realized gains with Ryan and Taco Bueno...
That said, it appears that the Fed. does not know what to do at this time and neither do it, lol...! Stagg...!
palestone...some of us feel that the share price pull-back 'is overdone'...NYMT (yield now about 16.4%) has a lot of free cash on hand and 'has a stronger looking forward outlook'...on these type of stocks the 'yield is usually the key', if the yield stays the same the stock is fine and if the yield is reduced, then it is time to sell (it that simple) and a 16.4% yield is 'a lot of slack' to play with...! Stagg...!
bayman...NYMT is one of my core holdings and has done very good in the past, I find it hard to believe that it has fallen apart this bad 'all at once'...FRO will probably double (or more) in the next 12 months and I have started a new position in it...my opinion is, that both NYMT and FRO are strong buys, when the share prices stops falling and levels off some...! I also feel that most shipping is on the rebound (I like NMM for yield and growth)...has anybody notice that a lot of the BDC's are on the rebound lately (including HTCG, BDCL and PSEC)...? Don't forget, the share price of UVE looks like a run away train, lol...! Stagg...!
Board members...its looks to me like NRZ (yield about 12.4%) has strong color and its color seems to be getting better all the time...this is a good day in the neighborhood as most of my holdings are doing fine...i.e. UVE is doing the dead cat bounce after some profit taking Friday and NMM (yield about 17.7%) is not doing to bad for a high yield stock...! Stagg...!
gambler...ARI (yield about 10.6%) has pretty good color as the gross margin is 72.8%, operating margin is 59.3%, profit margin is 62.2%, the ROA is 5.5%, the ROI is 4.6% and the ROE is 10.9%...the EPS this year are 37.9% and the forward EPS next year are est. to be up 5.5%...the short, medium and long term technical indicators that I use rated ARI an over-all average of 24% sell with a forward price target of $17.92 a share...! My opinion is, that ARI is probably an OK buy for the long term...! Stagg...!