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KenAtPcs replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 11:48 PM

Re: Brokers

IB (Interactive Brokers) is my favorite, but it isn't for everyone. No mutual funds to speak of, no hand-holding, an odd trading platform, and a $10/mo minimum charge (even more if you need real time quotes). What they do offer is super cheap [more]

Wed Apr 16

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KenAtPcs replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:02 PM

Re: Front loaders vs. top loaders

We have a 13-year-old Kenmore front loader ... guess it's just a matter of time before ours dies, too. But so far, so good.

You may find the info here helpful:
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Fri Apr 11

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KenAtPcs replied to the Major League Baseball board. 5:08 PM

Re: Crazy New Rule...

The question is, are there different rules for catch and transfer between infield and outfield?

It doesn't seem so.

The same thing happened in the Tigers game against the Orioles last week:
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Tue Apr 1

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KenAtPcs replied to the Coupons N' More board. 7:17 PM

Re: Australia Someday contest

I was able to click on a state and get to the next page using both Firefox (older: v21.0) and IE (10.0.9200.16843).

I hope that helps.

Ken

Sun Mar 16

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KenAtPcs replied to the Tax Strategies board. 2:43 PM

Re: Wash sale or stupid broker?

Your understanding is correct. But it may be that their computer, because it's looking at the block of 1400 sold as two sales, one short-term for 100 shares, and one long-term for 1300 shares, in focusing on the long-term 1300 shares, looked [more]

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KenAtPcs replied to the Tax Strategies board. 2:01 PM

Re: Wash sale or stupid broker?

The wash sale rule applies to trades 30 days before or after the sale that triggered the loss. The loss on the 7/8/13 purchase would have been disallowed. Is the disallowed loss equal to the loss on those 100 shares?

No, they clearly [more]

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KenAtPcs replied to the Tax Strategies board. 11:37 AM

Re: Wash sale or stupid broker?

I have found that IB 1099s are notorious for containing errors.

That's very disappointing to learn. I hope I've paid attention in past years and compared them against my own records, but I'll definitely pay closer attention this [more]

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KenAtPcs replied to the Tax Strategies board. 11:36 AM

Re: Wash sale or stupid broker?

Do you own a position of the same holding in a retirement account at IB?

I hadn't thought of that, so a great suggestion -- but, no (after checking), I never held that security in any other account, whether at IB or elsewhere. [more]

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KenAtPcs posted to the Tax Strategies board. 12:47 AM

Wash sale or stupid broker?

I was just looking at my 1099 from Interactive Brokers, and noticed that they say I had a $120 loss disallowed due to it being a wash sale.

Here's what happened:
1300 shares long-term position
100 shares purchased 7/8/13
1400 [more]

Sun Mar 9

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KenAtPcs replied to the Photography board. 2:23 PM

Re: shooting through glass

You may be interested in reading this review:
http://philipbloom.net/2011/12/01/lenskirt/

I've been considering the purchase of it, and in doing some research I found this post [more]

Sat Mar 8

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KenAtPcs replied to the Television Banter board. 2:41 PM

Re: Who Watched The Oscars?

I think someone else nailed it. You're confusing Ellen Degeneres and Rosie O'Donnell.

I absolutely can understand this, they are so alike: White, female, talk show hosts, gay. I mean, I'm surprised everyone doesn't confuse the two of [more]

Fri Feb 28

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KenAtPcs replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 2:35 PM

Re: Reitnut for Feste Award

Please go to the Feste Award board and rec the post there to support Reitnut's candidacy.
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KenAtPcs replied to the The Feste Award board. 2:31 PM

Re: Reitnut for Feste Award

Reitnut was nominated years ago. He has had his silver-and-blue plaque to honor him. But I still think Reitnut would feel pretty good to be recognized for his contributions with the Feste Award.

I absolutely agree, but I also agree [more]

Wed Feb 26

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KenAtPcs replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 12:32 AM

Re: Feste Award for Reitnut

Hi, Wendy,

Do you know how the Feste committee would feel about Ralph's posts that were originally written for another source (one of his columns)? I'd guess that he might pick those posts as among his best work, but would that be ok for [more]

Sat Feb 1

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KenAtPcs replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 12:03 AM

Re: Two thoughts about taxable portion of REIT d

Do brokers make this distinction in their 1099s, etc?

They absolutely must. Though they often do not (probably can not) get it right the first time, so issue corrected 1099s in Feb or Mar.

You can download an Excel [more]

Wed Jan 29

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KenAtPcs replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 6:05 PM

Re: REIT newbie question

FWIW, Fidelity does not allow me to reinvest dividends on preferred REITs. I wish they did.

At one time or another, I've owned preferreds at E*Trade, Fidelity, Firstrade, Interactive Brokers, TDA, and Vanguard. The only one that I [more]

Tue Jan 28

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KenAtPcs replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 11:24 AM

Re: REIT newbie question

My question is should I turn off that function for REIT preferred?

In my opinion, the answer will vary depending on individual circumstances. I prefer round lots, so for individual stock holdings I typically don't reinvest [more]

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KenAtPcs replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 11:04 AM

Re: Abbey J. Cohen likes EXR

We've both been referring to ESS as Extra Space Storage, I understood what we were discussing, however, ESS, is actually Essex Property Trust and the NYSE symbol for Extra Space Storage is EXR.

Well I started it, you just echoed what [more]

Mon Jan 27

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KenAtPcs replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 6:41 PM

Re: Abbey J. Cohen likes EXR

I also owned ESS up until 2 years ago and did very well with it. Never owned PSA.

Gracepeace, do you happen to remember your reason for selling ESS? (I'm just curious; I don't own any storage REITs at present.)

Ken

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KenAtPcs replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 12:56 PM

Re: Abbey J. Cohen likes EXR

I have held for over 10 years is Sovran Storage, SSS. they are an aggressive, well run company that has performed phenomenally well for me through the years.

Back to the perfchart:
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