ed...yes, the SFL message board is out of control, all they want to do is disagree and talk politics (and that don't make us any profit)...the 'new comers' have made the SFL message board like most of the other messages boards (pretty much worthless, just a lot of opinions without research...
That said, I am now looking to other sectors 'a bit' because the Fed will raise interest rates (eventually) and the current party will probably change...you made some good points on ICL, however, I think it is going to do a snap-back because the worst is now over (I will just made a small entry point for now)...I always like to seek out some capitals gains so I can roll those funds back into higher yields...
At this time, I have 'to much' of my invested funds in Ford (F) and it is doing fine...I will probably roll some of those fund over into higher yields...at this time, I am very happy with my current holdings and my revenue stream is very good...I will mostly keep adding to my current holdings...! More, oil prices have 'a long way to go' before oil companies start showing a decent profit again...! Stagg...!
Board members...I forgot who mentioned it, as my next entry will be ICL (yield about 5.3%)...I like fertilizer and I feel it is headed for the fast track...potash (we cannot produce 'high crop yields' without it) is now about $400.00 a ton and I don't see it getting any cheaper ICL is buying out Allana for $109 million and will develop that new holding very fast...it is also possible that they may benefit from some possible tax relief in Israel...ICL is now rated a 64% buy on the technical indicators that I use and I feel the forward color is strong...
That said, my F, BDCL, NRZ, NMM and NYMT are doing fine...I will continue to hold my PSEC to see what the pure play spin-offs bring in the future and I will also dollar cost average more into KCAP as I feel it is probably over sold..! At this time my portfolio is moving sideways, but the revenue stream from my holdings is still wonderful, as this month is another good payday for me...! Stagg...!
palestone...I agree, but we also need to remembers that the stock (MORL) will retreat the same amount of the dividend payout and 'it may not have time to recover' to the previous share price if there is a rate hike...
That said, some of us on this message board have been burned over the last 6 months (because we were wrong) and we are now running Gun Shy (trying to play it safer)...! Good luck on your selections...! Stagg...!
palestone...I guess its because we only mention the ones that we own...MORL (yield about 19.6% and pays monthly) is up about 18% in Total Returns in the last 12 months and about 1.9% YTD...myself, I am cutting back a bit my REIT holdings (in case of a future interest rate hike) and have moved some of those funds into BDC's (such as BDCL)....! Stagg...!
Board members...April 21 is payday for...BDCL (yield about 14.8%), MLPL (yield about 11.1%), CEFL (yield about 16%, pays monthly), DVHL (yield about 12.2%, pays monthly) and LMLP (yield about 17.7%, pays monthly)....these are all 2X leveraged, 'twice the profit or loss' with the same amount of invested funds (ex-date is 04/09/15)...! Note: these yields are estimates, as BDCL has been yielding about 18% (per previous share price)...! Stagg...!
sarge...thanks, for taking the time to post to a lot of outstanding information on AAPL...Apple seems to be breaking out into a lot of different type of sectors and it seems they have the talent and the cash reserves to deal with it...some of the 'current color' on APPL is; ROA is 19.3%, ROE is 37.4%, ROI is 25.2%, gross margin is 39.3%, operating margin is 29.7%, profit margin is 22.3% and the target price is $140.05...
The current trend is a sell...however, the short, medium and long term indicators are a 'weak buy'...the support price is $125.12, pivot is $125.59 and resistance is $127.99...my opinion is, that APPL has all the strong color, cash reserves, the best of the breed in talent and will continue to produce new ideas and profitable products in the future...! My internet server has been down for a few days and I am now trying to get back on track again, lol...! Good luck to all...! Stagg...!
ed...while RAD does have a high level of debt...the fact is, that most investors think RAD is on the fast track to stronger profits...i.e. RAD has just moved up to 100% buy from a 96% buy a couple of days ago on the technical indicators...one of the current share price drivers is their acquisition of EnvisionRX...! I also favor high yield stocks (over high growth) because they give us some slack to fall back on (if something goes wrong)...! Stagg...!
Board members...I think that sarge is on to something here on RAD (good for all of us)...RAD 'is rated a 96% buy' on short, medium and long tern indicators that I use (12 different)...and the current trend 'is a buy'...ROA is 4.7%, ROE is -16.8% (weak because of very fast growth), the ROI is 18.1% and the gross margin is 26.6%...EPS this year are 91.7%, EPS next year are 27% and earning quarter over quarter are 150%...support is $8.57, pivot is $8.50 and resistance is $9.02 with a target price of $9.66..note: the p/e is a bit high at 25...! My opinion is, that RAD has 'great over-all color' and looks great for some future 'capital gains'...! Stagg...!
Board members...investors that want high growth and are not concerned about high yields, UVE may be the answer...UVE (yield about 1.9%) is an insurance company that in Total Returns is up 460% last two years, 106% in the last 12 months and is now up 25% YTD...ROA is 7.9%, ROE is 38.5%, ROI is 28.6% and the p/e is 11.8....the over-all trend is rated 'a hold' at this time...with a price target of $25.00...! This is another one of my previous holdings that I sold to soon...! Stagg...!
bayman...that would give RSO a current yield of about 14% (still not bad)...more, HTGC (yield about 9%) is now having a stock offering at $13.23 a share...! Stagg...!
Board members...I also remember the Monkey Talker saying for years that LINE would be fine because of their hedges...'Monkey Talkers who live in glass houses should not throw rocks', lol...! Its also nice to see our government let some of the Mid-East countries do their own fighting and spend some of their own money defending their selves...! Stagg...!
more...the WMC dividend is payable on April 28, 2015 to shareholders on record as of April 6, 2015 with an ex-dividend date of April 1, 2015...the company also announced that the book value was approximately $15.13 on February 28, 2015...! My opinion is, that it looks like the markets like the latest news on WMC...! Stagg...!
Board members...WMC (yield about 17.5%) is now 'rated a hold' on the 12 technical indicators that I use and the current trend is a buy...gross margin is 77.5%, operating margin is 71.1%, profit margin is 64.2% and the return on equity is 15.9%...the RSI is 52.66 (a hold)...and the p/e is 5.7 (not to bad) with earnings this year of 324% (earnings per share quarter over quarter are -68%)...! WMC has been a nice holding in my portfolio for 'extra' high yields...! Stagg...!
bayman...this must be a mistake (???), I ran some numbers on RSO (Yield about 17.1%) and it looks like the earnings per share, quarter over quarter is 600%...the current ratings 'are a sell' but the 600% sure has my attention...gross margin is 59%, operating margin is 23.8%, profit margin is 40.9% and the target price is $5.56....! That 17.1% yield looks pretty sweet (and that is a lot of slack to play with)....! That said, I have added more NRZ and KCAP (I am looking for some more protection against a future interest rate increase)...! Stagg...!
k-bon...I agree (my bad information)...however, propane does have Ethanethiol (and it is toxic) added to it which is a naturally occurring petroleum component (and in my opinion, it makes the meat taste a bit weird)...! Stagg...!
Board members...for the record MON is probably not a good investment...the current short, medium and long term technical indicators, that I use, rate it at a 88% sell...it also has a also poor p/e of 21 and a weak yield of 1.7%...the ROE is fair at 24% but the quarter over quarter EPS are down -29.9%...! I use Round-Up, but I would never buy stock in the company that makes it., lol...! Stagg...!
Dh...as an investors you are outstanding and 'no need to get personal' because I disagree...however, a lot of other people have missed the point...how do some people cook their meat, do they us use charcoal (???), I hope they let the charcoal lite burn off first...do they use propane (???), propane has a funny smell and the meat does not taste as good (it is made from gasoline fumes)...i.e. if spring water taste better, it is because it has some thing else in it besides H2O....
More, that 'fresh smell' that we smell in a new vehicle or a new home, is glues, solvents and other chemicals that are still curing...again every time we eat some bread, remember that the grain was treated with poison to kill the weevils in it...! The point is that nothing is truly organic (some things are a lot worst)...! The fact is, most chemicals have made our
life a lot better over-all....! Stagg...!
bayman...I have also added more KCAP and some NRZ as I feel it is time to prepare for some pending interest rate increases in the future...! Stagg...!