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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 1:16 PM

ETF mortgage REITS for income

Morningstar had a recent short piece on mortgage REITS. A couple of ETF's that hld mortgage REITS exclusively are symbols REM and MORT.

Returns for this year are impressive. Also, NLY has had a very good year to date.

The article [more]

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 1:12 PM

Re: High yield brokerage and research

Barrons did an article comparing discount brokers some time ago...maybe it was this spring?? You might find it online.

Thu Aug 21

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 5:02 PM

Re: buy/write TA for income, if interested

TA reported today for Jan to March 2014. EPS was a penny, they were expected to report a loss. And revenues were up over the same quarter of the previous year.

Tue Aug 19

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 12:54 PM

RICK buy/write for income, if interested

You may or may not have moral opinions about this company.

RICK shares priced about 11.5. It does not pay a dividend

My covered call options expired last week. I saw the Feb 2015 strike 12.5 calls was bid at 0.35. Not good enough [more]

Mon Aug 18

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 2:26 PM

DG bond, if interested

I saw on Etrade you can buy dollar general bond due in 2023 for 91..YTM is 4.4%, minimum quanity of one.

Maybe if their buyout of FDO goes thru, that bond might drop some more in price.

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 9:40 AM

buy/write TA for income, if interested

TA shares are at 9.6 or so...no dividend

The march 2015 strike price 10 is bidding at just over a dollar.

Always interested in contrary opinions.

Sun Aug 17

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 1:40 PM

pci

PCI present annual yield is 8+%.

Here is a thumbnail description from Etrade website if interested.

"The Fund will seek to achieve its investment objectives by utilizing a dynamic asset allocation strategy among multiple [more]

Sun Jul 20

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blacktreechaser wrote 5:44 PM

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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