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blacktreechaser replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:04 PM

Re: Michael Lewis HFT: Fishing for minnows

A quote from a newspiece...

""Under the service, which is expected to be available in 5 to 10 days, customers will be able to allow Interactive Broker's "smart router" decide for them which exchange on which to execute an [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 2:51 PM

OT buy/write for income CRRC

you may or may not want to look at this one,

Courier Corp, CRRC, dividend is 5.5%. They are profitable. October 15 call is over $1.00, stock is 15.17.

October is the furthest out (5 months). It possible the option could get [more]

Thu Apr 17

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 7:04 PM

chc helicopter bond

If interested...

CUSIP is 12545DAB4, 9 1/4%, due Oct 2020. Rated about single B I think. Price has dropped recently to 96...it was selling above par before.

Stock symbol for the company is HELI (a recent IPO).

I did not [more]

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blacktreechaser replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:42 PM

Re: Michael Lewis HFT: Fishing for minnows

From one of the posts above...( I don't know how to do the italics thing)

""""Even if the HFT’s are frontrunning, scalping and/or rigging the markets, it costs less than the old specialist [more]

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 1:13 PM

Re: Need Advice on Brokers

I haven't looked at the other responses to your question yet, hopefully I'm not duplicating:

I like Etrade. I have an account with Zionsdirect, which I got from a reccommendation from this board. I've have no complaints from my orders and [more]

Sun Apr 6

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 1:47 AM

income CEFs article

In this week's Barrons on page L-14, an article on some fixed income close end funds (CEF) that are trading at a discount to their portfolios.

Pimco Dynamic Credit Income (PCI) is trading now at about an 8% discount to its portfolio, and [more]

Tue Mar 25

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 2:09 PM

another alternative to hi yield bond fund

You can purchase a business development company index with BDCL. BDCL is LEVERAGED. It tries to replicate the Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index, but 2x leveraged.

Here is a quote I picked up somewhere:

"The BDC [more]

Mon Mar 24

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 12:57 PM

Re: OT: dollar general for income

For finding...if a company interest me, I go to Etrade, use the Research tab for that company, and then the Options tab to see if options are available. If yes, then I just do a quick calculation to determine a very rough yield estimate. [more]

Thu Mar 20

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 5:53 PM

Re: What's Safer: indiv bonds or bond funds?

Just two quick notes....you can no longer sell bonds in TreasuryDirect. So, for me anyways, treasurydirect is not so great. You can buy them and transfer them to a broker account for selling if needed, but I found it to be a pain.

And just [more]

Thu Mar 13

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 5:19 PM

OT: dollar general for income

This may or may not interest anyone, just throwing it out here as an alternative to bonds for income.

DG does not pay a dividend, but for the past few years I've owned DG, and gotten good income from writing covered calls against it, about [more]

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 4:47 PM

Re: Blackrock Kelso Capital as alternative

Here's a link if anyone wants to check it out.



http://www.blackrockkelso.com/Overview/index.htm

Tue Mar 11

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 5:41 PM

Blackrock Kelso Capital as alternative

BKCC is a closed end management investment company.

They reported earnings last week, present yield is about 10%. You may or may not want to consider this or other management investment companies in lieu of hi yield bonds or bond funds.

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blacktreechaser replied to the Tax Strategies board. 4:43 PM

Re: Taxable reported at tax exempt on 1099INT

Thanx much guys, I do appreciate the replies.

The bond desk that my broker went to research info is a big name (I won't write it), so I feel uncomfortable thinking of them being wrong. But the disclosure is written in very plain English [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Tax Strategies board. 2:09 PM

Taxable reported at tax exempt on 1099INT

A local municipal bond underwent a "determination of taxability" in 2012, and was found to be no longer tax exempt.
If interested, this link may or may not take you to the bond. Disclosure notice dated May 17 2012 says the interest is [more]

Fri Feb 28

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 7:04 PM

Ooops, never mind

It looks like bonds get reported on the part of the 1099-B where Box E is checked, and the cost basis is not reported to the IRS.
So, I'm just gonna include accrued interest that I paid when I bought the bonds, and let it go at that.
What a [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 6:55 PM

how do I deal with this accrued interest in tax?

Since cost basis is being reported to IRS on a 1099-B for bonds I sold, and I don't agree with the cost basis, I'm wondering what to do. It's going to be an $86 difference in reportable income.

I bought bonds in 2012. I paid $4935.95 for [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 1:28 PM

taxable reported on 1099 as nontaxable

For muni bond holders......I don't know if you'll ever see this or not with any of your muni bonds, but with some recent decisions, you might......

I've got some muni bonds for a health care facility. In 2012, there was a [more]

Tue Feb 25

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 8:07 PM

convertible bond fund performances

American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) put out their mutual fund guide.

There are three funds in the convertible bond category: Fidelity (FCVSX), Vanguard (VCVSX) and Northern Inc Equity (NOIEX)

10-year return 8.0%, [more]

Tue Feb 11

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blacktreechaser posted to the Retirement Investing board. 6:09 PM

Too late to convert Trad.IRA to Roth for 2013?

I imagine the answer is no, but...could I convert some Traditional IRA funds to a new Roth IRA account, and put the conversion on our 2013 taxes??

I'm thinking that since IRS allows 2013 contributions up until mid-April, maybe they cut us [more]

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