J-MAN, I too paid 16% interest on my first home in 1982.
We've come a long ways.
Inflation will come, we just don't know when.
I had some EE savings bonds from that era paying 7-8%.Some money markets even paid more.
A recent report from the World Gold Council showed that many central banks, including Russia's , have beefed up their gold reserves.
My favorite BDC at this time is TCPC.It has been resilant and earning have been good.
Hope to hold for a few more quarters.
I would not buy it at the current price.So I'm not pumping.
J-man, GGN hit a 52 wk. low today 7.61
So your timing is good .
I have some @ 7.94, and GGN makes me nervous.
I won't hold too long.
Yes, good earnings and valuation levels,good( not great) profit margins.
Cash flow could be a slight problem, but PPS for the year is up.
IMO CIM is a hold.
So how do we increase our exports and lower king dollar?
Right now we need a little inflation.
The Fed really can't unload bonds unless there are buyers.
Me thinks I need some white lighting, cause NAVB is killing me.
Volume is picking up, I holding on. Calling George Jones to rescue us.LOL