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Sat Aug 29

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 2:11 AM

OT: new orleans seafood festival

Just wondering if anyone has ever been to their seefood festival over labor day, and if so, what you thought of it, on a scale of one to ten.

Fri Aug 21

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blacktreechaser replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 3:12 PM

Re: Holy crap! Oil down another 4.5%!

So, to play devil's advocate....why aren't the insiders loading up on MCEP?

Thu Aug 20

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blacktreechaser replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 7:04 PM

Re: Rejoice!

Where is Android?? a planet in another solar system? Why is Robin Hood there?

What's 4S?? A new draft card classification? "God Bless my 2S"...2S worked just fine for me way back when...it kept my ass out of the jungle. Anyways, I [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 1:04 PM

program to buy california bonds

http://buycaliforniabonds.com/bcb/rop.asp

Hopefully the above link works.

You won't know interest rate when you put in your order.

If you click the present [more]

Tue Aug 18

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 3:40 PM

interest rates

Will probably never again see the great interest rates offerred by failing banks on FDIC-insured cd's that we saw in the past.

But one or two are now throwing money at us...Barclay is the one I'm getting offers from...offerring up cash [more]

Sat Aug 1

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blacktreechaser replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 4:49 PM

Re: Why its hard to invest in gas stations

If interested....

TA is due to report on Thursday. Shares are up about 7% in the past week. March 17.5 calls are trading about 1.50.

It does not pay a dividend.

To me, anyways...it looks like a great risk/reward ratio.

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 4:41 PM

OT: TA for buy/write, if interested

If interested,

Travel Centers of America due to report on the 6th. Share price up about 7% or this past week. March 17.5 calls trading at 1.5

To me anyways, its a great risk/reward ratio.

It does not pay a dividend.

Wed Jul 29

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 1:02 PM

dividend mutual funds

I've noticed a lot of mutual funds that concentrate on dividends have some very decent returns over the past 5 and 10 year periods.
Just thinking out loud, I would imagine a great deal of those impressive numbers is from investors moving over [more]

Sun Jul 19

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 2:10 PM

OT: Reno

If anyone's gonna be in Reno for hot august nights, and you want to tie in for a beer, let me know.

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blacktreechaser posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 2:09 PM

OT: Reno baseball teddy ballgame

If anyone's gonna be in Reno for hot august nights, and you want to tie in for a beer, let me know

For baseball fanatics, you can check out my post on the Fixed Income board about official scoring when a batted ball hits an advancing base [more]

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blacktreechaser replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 1:55 PM

Re: Robinhood better than you know

I agree, I like their statements. My dau downloaded them on her smartphone and emailed them to me.

I'm hoping to see some ads for Robin Hood on tv soon. Or in print. I hope they succeed. I'm keeping some extra cash in the account to help do [more]

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blacktreechaser replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 1:18 PM

Re: Why its hard to invest in gas stations

I've owned TA off and on (more on than off) for the past few years, using covered call options to get some very satisfactory returns. I haven't done the math, but I'd be surprised if I didn't beat the SandP over that time frame by a good percentage. [more]

Mon Jul 13

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 12:48 PM

Re: Screening for preferreds?

Thought I'd just reply to the suggestion in the thread that preferreds are bonds....

I'm strictly an amateur on this subject. But in cases where you can get a similar yield over the same time frame between a bond and a preferred, you'll [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 12:32 PM

not easy to consider cash

This weeks barron's has a legnthy section write-up on bond funds...looks like it's concentrating on the perils of being in one today. I haven't read any of it yet.

I've still got 5 or 6 individual bond issues. I was updating performance [more]

Thu Jul 9

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 10:19 PM

Re: Screening for preferreds?

If you're looking, you may or may not want to check out Annaly pfd series A..
NLY-A or NLY-PFA, or something like that. I could not bring it up on yahoo finance.

Priced at $25, current yield 7.8. I've owned it for many years.

Sun Jul 5

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 11:41 PM

Re: Way OT, baseball scoring rule

The answer is that there is not a no-hitter. The batter who hit the ground ball that struck the runner gets credited for a base hit...believe it or not. Also surpised to learn that a batter gets a hit for any ball that hits an umpire in fair [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 11:36 AM

Way OT, baseball scoring rule

Only if you like baseball....

something very interesting from the week-end. it was not in the majors, you won't find the answer in their box scores.

A pitcher has a no-hitter going. In one of the innings, he walks a batter. The [more]

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 11:16 AM

Re: Greece

At yesterday's festivities, none of food trailers were selling hot dogs. How un-America is that !! Of course, the majority were selling Asian food.

So I decided to put some capital at risk, went over to the food trailer offering Greek fare, [more]

Sat Jul 4

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 3:17 PM

Re: Verso Paper Hldgs 11.375% 8/1/2016 YTM 132%

if searching...

CUSIP for above is 92531XAF9.

I do own a few

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 2:59 PM

Re: First Greece, now Puerto Rico..

I'm wondering how this might affect some muni bond funds who have names that imply the majority of the bonds they are holding are state specific.

From articles I read a year or two ago, some muni bond funds loaded up on Puerto Rico [more]

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