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checking accounts

Thu Jul 17

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 2:38 PM

Re: Way OT, airport question

thanx much guys,

I wasn't aware of this airport, you saved me some hassle.

Wed Jul 16

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 11:10 PM

Way OT, airport question

1. Just in case anyones gonna be in Reno for Hot August Nights, and you want to tie in for a beer or a short cruise, let me know.

2. Helping someone with a move to Port Chester, NY area. Its not far from Stamford, CN. Just a shot in the dark [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 6:12 PM

WIN for income, maybe not

Might not be a good idea to buy. Just posting, as it might be interesting to watch.

Stock price for windstream has gone up from 7.5 to 10 in the past three or four months. Still paying their 25 cent quarterly dividend. Present yield is [more]

Thu Jul 10

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 8:06 PM

target funds, new bonds etfs

I haven't read this weeks barron's yet, but..

On the cover, reference to an article on target-date funds. It suggests the article has a positive slant on these.

Last week or so, a market guest on PBS suggested that target-date [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 12:55 PM

8%+ preferreds, reit AHT

if interested....

AHT has a portfolio of higher-end hotels across the country....crown plaza, Hilton, Marriott, etc.

They have three preferreds yielding 8%+.

They report next in August. Their common stock has done very [more]

Tue Jul 8

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 8:43 PM

OT caipirinahs are good

As a tip of the hat to the host country, I did buy a bottle of cachaka and drank caipirinahs (sp) during the games.
It's made from sugar cane, but doesn't taste anything like rum. They are good, and maybe this year replace my summer time happy [more]

Mon Jul 7

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 3:10 PM

BNSF bond, if interested

CUSIP is 121899CH9, due in thirty years, 3.2% coupon, price down from 79 to 74, maybe due to the derailment in Montana??

If you buy 30-year treasuries, you may or may not want to consider this to add to that mix.

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 2:36 PM

A good rule of thumb is.....

....you're probably gonna run into people in life that don't like you. (From working through contracts and agreements pertaining to natural resources, that was my experience anyways).

Sooo, there is really no good reason to deliberately try [more]

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 2:21 PM

Re: Treasury Capital Appreciation Calc

Maybe you can find just what that bond actually traded for during the time period your interested in. I don't know where, but maybe you could google it, or on FINRA, Treasury Direct, or maybe some broker might help you locate it.

I could [more]

Fri Jun 20

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 12:56 PM

buy/write IBKR if interested

Interactive Brokers IBKR is $23 +. Dividend yield is 1.7%

Jan 2015 $24 strike has a bid of $1.15. After commission, I think that's roughly 8% return. Add it the 1.7%, and you get close to a 10% annualized return.
They report earnings [more]

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 12:47 PM

Re: buy/write for income RIG

just a caveat,

Sorry if I got 2015 options mixed up with 2016, or vice versa. I do get lazy about keeping my reading glasses handy. I can read the larger type just fine, but not always the smaller numbers.
And I'm a terrible typer and [more]

Thu Jun 19

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 4:02 PM

amaya gaming group convert prefered shares

In an article in the WSJ, there was mention of $600 million of convertible preferred shares issued by Amaya Gaming Group for the purchase of Pokerstars.
It might just be a private placement with Blackstone. I have no idea if these will be [more]

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 2:47 PM

Re: buy/write for income RIG

Dividends normally paid in Sept. and Dec.

Option could get exercised to steal both dividends. But looks like the money received for the sold option alone would be around 10% annualized yield, after commissions.

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 1:24 PM

Way OT, world cup

That Croatia/Cameroon game really stunk. Kind of wonder if $omeone had a hand in it.
Cameroon players have been upset about not getting paid. That punch in the back was ridiculous, almost seemed like the player wanted to get sent off. Cameroon [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 1:15 PM

345370BW9 Ford bond non callable

This is not tempting to me, but, if interested,

Just read an article about this bond, 345370BW9 is the CUSIP, Ford, due 2047, 9.98% coupon, priced $158, current yield 6.3%, YTM is 2.91%.

I think the idea of the article was to buy [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 11:01 AM

buy/write for income RIG

if interested,

Transocean priced just below $45. Dividend rate is above 6%. Jan 2015 call option strike 45 has a bid at $3.95.
All told, this is an annual return well over 10%

Transocean is due to report earnings on Aug 3.

Wed Jun 11

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 2:15 PM

earn interest earned on pre paid credit cards??

I get the week end edition only of the WSJ, mainly for general reading only.

Anyways, June 7-8 edition, page C-1, article entitled "The Best Places to Stash Your Cash"..

There is mention of Salem Five Direct, EverBank [more]

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 12:35 AM

Re: OT, buy/write strategy for income, TA

I'm retired, so I can spend an hour or so in the morning looking at my portfolio. And for buy stock/write call positions, its not something I need to look at every day...just reserve some time on the third week end every month where I might have [more]

Tue Jun 10

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 8:19 PM

Re: OT, buy/write strategy for income, TA

http://seekingalpha.com/article/2258763-ford-breaks-out?upro...

I have a free subscription with these folks. I list the companies that I have an interest in, and [more]

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