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BruceCM replied to the Retirement Investing board. 7:19 PM

Re: Ex-workers ditch low-fee plan....

“It’s a scandal,” said Turner, director of the Pension Policy Center in Washington. “They are trying to sell me an IRA clearly not in my interest. It’s in their interest. They want to get the fees.”

Well, maybe.
For real financial [more]

Sun Aug 17

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BruceCM replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 7:37 PM

Re: News

Jim
Thanks for the info.
GPT was one of the hardest hit equity REITs I've ever followed during the 2007-2010 period that escaped bankruptcy. It looks like their timing was off...during the 4 year period from 05-08, they spent about $3.8B on [more]

Fri Aug 15

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BruceCM replied to the Retirement Investing board. 11:41 AM

Re: Main differences between 401(a) and 457(b)?

czbill
Sounds like you will work for a government employer.

Sec. 401(a) is really not a retirement plan...its a set of rules that all qualified plans must follow. Governments do not offer ERISA-regulated qualified plans, but they often [more]

Wed Aug 13

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BruceCM replied to the iPIG Portfolio board. 11:25 AM

Re: Kinder Morgan Buys Kinder Morgan

If you are holding KMP in a taxable account, you might want to check your forthcoming tax bill. This may, depending on how long you've held KMP units, negate any price increase.

BruceM

Thu Aug 7

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BruceCM replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 11:59 AM

Re: KIM-pI trades @71.38!

Just being curious...

Does this mean that someone placed a limit buy order for KIM-I at $71.38 and there were no other limit buy orders in place between $24.75 and $71.38? If the limit buy order were set at, say, $100, would it have filled [more]

Sun Aug 3

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BruceCM replied to the Retirement Investing board. 7:17 PM

Re: What is a good rate of return for IRA?

Over the last four years, I think I have averaged about 7% a year on my IRA. Is that a decent return?

Whether this is a decent return or not depends almost entirely on the asset allocation...that is, what you've been invested [more]

Fri Aug 1

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BruceCM replied to the Retirement Investing board. 12:10 PM

Re: Retirees Happily Living on Less

I don't find planning based on any percentage of our working life wages to be useful in planning what we will need in retirement. I took the approach where I developed a retirement budget based on what we spend today and what we expect to spend in [more]

Fri Jul 25

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BruceCM posted to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 2:56 PM

CWH Preferred Dividends

Just got notification on the resumption of the preferred D and E dividends. From Sarah Bayrns at CWH

CommonWealth REIT Declares Series D and E Prefered Dividends
CHICAGO, July 25, 2014 – (PR NEWSWIRE) – CommonWealth REIT (NYSE: CWH)
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Tue Jul 22

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BruceCM replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 6:53 PM

Re: A dividend quiz

Ah, but don't MLP's and REITs pay "distributions", not "dividends"? ;-)

You 1/2 got me!!

REITs are corporations and so indeed do pay dividends.

MLPs are partnerships so they do not pay [more]

Mon Jul 21

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BruceCM replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 7:06 PM

Re: A dividend quiz

Question 4 of 15

What is the maximum percentage of earnings considered safe for companies to pay out as dividends?
Between 10 percent and 20 percent.
Between 20 percent and 40 percent.
Between 40 percent and 60
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BruceCM replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 2:41 AM

Re: MAT?

Hmmm. I'm always in the market for a 4%+ C-Corp with a promising dividend.

Lets take a look from the standpoint of reliable dividend income...

Mat has a 24 year dividend history, with dividend cuts in 2000, 2001 and 2002 that has [more]

Fri Jul 18

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BruceCM replied to the Retirement Investing board. 9:43 PM

Re: Where to invest next?

Soy
I use the ETF database, that has a listing of all available ETFs by category. So in the case of growth ETFs, which are very tax efficient, simply go down their category lists and look at ETFs with 'growth' in their names. Yes, you'll likely [more]

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BruceCM replied to the Retirement Investing board. 4:41 PM

Re: Where to invest next?

I'm in agreement with using taxable accounts. We are retired and drawing most of our income from dividends. Speaking with my retired BIL who is taking their income from TIRAs, which like you is where they have saved most of their retirement money, [more]

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BruceCM replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 4:05 PM

Re: CWH To Change Name To Equity Commonwealth

David
Thanks for the update. Yes, it sounds good to me!

Now, if the new BOD will just resume the preferred dividends.....

BruceM

Tue Jul 15

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BruceCM posted to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 10:22 AM

REET

Just recently offered by iShares. (8 July)
A Global REIT Index that tracks an index composed of global real estate equities in developed and emerging markets.

Looks like its about 62% US REITs and 31% Non-US REITs and about 7% [more]

Sat Jul 5

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BruceCM replied to the Retirement Investing board. 12:07 AM

Re: My Financial Advisor (update 1)

You seem to have made up your mind to go with this salesrep...so you are posting back here because.......?

BruceM

Tue Jul 1

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BruceCM replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 9:48 PM

Re: Are Analyst Earning Projections Really "

Earnings statements have little of value in analysis of dividend strength.

Most of what is needed is all in the statement of cash flows

BruceM

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BruceCM replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 8:19 PM

Re: LTC question on capital improvements

I have no idea what arrangement LTC has with tenants and capital improvements. As a Triple Net, they will usually not get involved with capital improvements, unless it is per their agreement with the tenant. Its almost impossible to say without [more]

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BruceCM replied to the Retirement Investing board. 3:10 PM

Re: Dividend stocks

Companies are contractually obligated to pay dividends? To maintain or increase the dividends? That's news to me.

"much like" does not equal "identical to". The relationship is an analogy, not an [more]

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BruceCM replied to the Retirement Investing board. 12:45 PM

Re: Dividend stocks

A word of caution.
Dividend paying stocks today are like technology stocks in the late 1990s...they are all the rage. Now, clearly, the average dividend paying stock will likely not be subject to the levels of insolvency that tech start ups [more]

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