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Mon Oct 16

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 9:18 PM

wsj article on BBB rated bonds

Article on Oct 12, you might want to read it.

BBB rated bonds are making up a much larger portion of the investment grade bond universe. In 2008, the spread in the yield between AAA and BBB was about 4%. Now its 0.25%. Yield today on BBB [more]

Mon Oct 9

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 1:08 PM

OT, nyc visit

Went up to the big city for a few days, and needed a vacation after our vacation when got back home.

The Fat Cat in west village..I guess that's what they call greenwich now...had a great jazz combo, and only $3 bucks cover to get in on [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 12:26 PM

Fat Brands, IMKTA, if interested

Fat Brands has plans to expand and go public, and the shares are being offered in one of those set-ups that resemble crowd sourcing. Plan to pay a 4% dividend
The only reason it caught my eye is that when I was working in Vegas about ten years [more]

Thu Sep 14

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blacktreechaser posted to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 10:38 AM

would a credit freeze hurt equifax?

So if everyone coughed up the ten bucks or so to put a credit freeze in place with Equifax only.....would that mean that creditors would have to go to the other two large bureaus to get the info they would need to make approval/disapproval [more]

Sun Sep 10

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 10:29 AM

Re: OT: Ever ship your vehicle in the US?

Sorry I'm so late in posting this.
We used Brothers Motors, in the Sacramento area. I believe they are in Rio Linda..a little north of Sac proper.
Out of all the companies in Sac and Reno, they are the only ones that would meet up on a [more]

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blacktreechaser replied to the Tax Strategies board. 10:24 AM

Re: OT: ever ship a car cross-country?

Sorry I'm so late in posting this.
We used Brothers Motors, in the Sacramento area. I believe they are in Rio Linda..a little north of Sac proper.
Out of all the companies in Sac and Reno, they are the only ones that would meet up on a [more]

Thu Sep 7

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 7:01 PM

Some bond funds are buying these

http://news.morningstar.com/articlenet/article.aspx?id=82452...

If the link does not work, the article says credit risk transfers issued by Freddie and Fannie are [more]

Thu Aug 31

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 2:27 PM

Re: Fixed Income and Leverage

PCI had a very bad spell a while ago, but so far so good, with average yield of 10%.

https://www.pimco.com/en-us/investments/closed-end-funds


I also own [more]

Tue Aug 29

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 8:17 PM

Vanguard Total Corporate Bond ETF

Read an article in the wall street journal that Vanguard has announced they will have a new ETF, Total Corporate Bond, with what they say is the lowest expense ratio of 0.07% I did not see a fund symbol or a date for trading to start.

dang, [more]

Wed Aug 16

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blacktreechaser posted to the Itau Unibanco Banco Holding SA board. 3:20 PM

covered call, yes. dividends, not so much

Return of 18%+ since february...but mostly from covered call writing.

They report again Oct 31. I'll be watching.

Sun Aug 6

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 7:01 PM

Re: Short Term Money

The average bond maturity in a "short-term" bond fund might not be all that short.

Wed Aug 2

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blacktreechaser posted to the General Mills, Inc. board. 11:40 AM

still holding

sales have been dropping, but income up thanks to lower costs. Dividend got raised. Present yield 3.55%, report again around 3rd week in september.

Thu Jul 13

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 9:18 AM

Re: NLY if interested

Negative on that being my occupation. In the past, my mode of transportation into those smokes was either by foot, or a vehicle with tires, or more rarely by a helicopter which LANDED before I ever disembarked.
I've never jumped out of a [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Banks board. 9:04 AM

article on bank stocks in the WSJ

Interesting article in yesterday's (Wednesday) WSJ.

Banks did very well as a group passing their stress tests a week or two ago...and future stress tests are going to be lightened up a bit...and banks as a group are increasing dividends [more]

Wed Jul 12

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 10:20 PM

bank stock dividends article

In today's (Wednesday July 12) WSJ, pg B1 and B2.

The jist of it is most banks passed their stress tests a few weeks ago. So they are raising dividends, share buyback, etc.
And some parameters for future stress tests are going to [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 2:42 PM

NLY if interested

Shares are up around 20% recently, present yield is 9+%.
They report August 1.

Their business model supposedly works well when the yield curve is steepening.

Call options are available, but premiums are not good.

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 10:43 AM

OT: Beats a desk job

Fire on the mountain, lighting in the air.


https://www.facebook.com/andrew.pattison.36/posts/1015483553...

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blacktreechaser replied to the Realty Income Corp. board. 10:35 AM

Re: drop in share price

Recently sold my position.

Have not decided where to re-invest it yet...either an bank/financial services ETF, or a hospitality REIT.

Mon Jul 10

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 1:21 PM

OT: Travel centers

TA reports next month. Some analysts give shares a valuation almost triple what they are trading at. Call option premiums are terrible. Be interesting to see what numbers come out.

I sold off their debt that I owned, presently trading [more]

Sun Jul 9

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blacktreechaser posted to the Otter Tail Power Company board. 1:39 PM

did not sell

No one posting on this?

To date, I've gotten an average annual return of 16+% since i bought in 2009. (none of that includes any option premiums from selling covered calls).

It's been down some in the past month or so. [more]

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