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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 4:11 PM

article on close end funds

In Barrons

Article says average close-end bond fund is yielding 7.38%

Average discount is 7.7%, as opposed to 5.4% discount one year ago.

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blacktreechaser posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 2:44 PM

Parameters for "Fastest Growing Dividend Port.?

Just wondering what hoops a stock jumps through to get into that portfolio?

Just for cuiosity, I looked at Valuelines recent "Stocks with Highest Projected 3 to 5 year dividend yield, Based upon the projected dividend per share 3 to 5 [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 2:29 PM

OT robinhood

Thought I'd post it here, since this is the only place I've heard of robinhood.

Got my account set up and running. Thanx much, Adam

I'm not smart enough to operate a smart phone. Plus, I'm on a Verizon contract and cell phone that [more]

Sat May 30

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 1:37 PM

:(

Sox just can't seem to put two wins together in a row

Thank goodness the A's have come alive to keep NY in check.

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blacktreechaser replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 12:52 PM

Re: Q&A - HCI

Only because reinsurance was mentioned, just thought I'd mention Everest (RE), in case anyone planned to look at that category.
P/E about 9, present dividend 2%, share price doubled in last few years...which is probably more a signal to take [more]

Tue May 19

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 3:30 PM

OT Fed's effects on consumer spending

Read a short piece a week ago that the Fed was to blame for poor consumer spending numbers.

Theory was a significant portion of the population did not move out of bonds. They will stay invested in bonds...treasuries and investment grade, [more]

Mon May 18

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 5:17 PM

bond prices in etrade portfolio

Probably not very many people doing anything with individual bonds. But I've still got 5 or 6 issues that have not matured or been called away in Etrade.

I have noticed that the price given in my portfolio is often off quite a bit from what [more]

Thu May 7

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 6:48 PM

Morningstar article emerging market bond funds

http://news.morningstar.com/articlenet/article.aspx?id=69642...

Hopefully the link works.

Summer is here. Put away the olives and vermouth...get out the [more]

Tue May 5

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

Barron's article, NAV of bond funds

Interesting article on page 31. Most of the funds mentioned are not household names, other than Pimco Total Return, and most of the article is about illiquid debt (Level 3 stuff), but you might want to take a look at it.

Also a piece on [more]

Thu Apr 30

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blacktreechaser replied to the Tax Strategies board. 7:07 PM

Re: savings bonds income to pay off student loan

Nope, not at all...didn't think you had implied anything.

Tue Apr 28

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blacktreechaser replied to the Tax Strategies board. 3:03 PM

Re: savings bonds income to pay off student loan

A few of ours were fortunate enough to get very generous scholarships for college.
Since we live in a state where state schools still had reasonable tuition for in state residents, a very large portion of the scholarship was for room and board. [more]

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blacktreechaser replied to the Tax Strategies board. 1:13 PM

Re: savings bonds income to pay off student loan

Thank you for your help. Sorry I missed that part about being 24, I skimmed over the article quickly.

I agree with not wanted to raise basement dwellers. However, when the kids left home for college, I'd do compute taxes both ways before [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Tax Strategies board. 12:18 PM

savings bonds income to pay off student loan

Way back when I bought some savings bonds...mostly I bonds...all in our kids' names....and put them away.

Of course, they are all out of college now. One still has an outstanding loan to pay.

So, if she cashes them in now, can the [more]

Fri Apr 24

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blacktreechaser posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 3:19 PM

OT robinhood

sorry to go off topic, but I don't see a whole lot of posts on other boards about robinhood. I just learned of it here via one of your posts.

In 15 words or less, how is it working for you? Any criticisms?

I'd have to have one of [more]

Sun Apr 12

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blacktreechaser posted to the Tax Strategies board. 5:57 PM

OT..If I owe you a beer

To keep my sanity, I just made our reservations for Hot August Nights in Reno...thousands of old classic cars, some souped up...and old rock n roll tunes. You can google it if your curious.

If by any chance any of you will be there, let me [more]

Sat Apr 11

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blacktreechaser replied to the Tax Strategies board. 1:53 PM

Re: easy question due date for quarterly payment

In making quarterly self-employed payments for 2015....
I hope I do not have to file 1040-SE. All I'm doing is making an estimate in my head, and sending them $250 with the 2015 Estimated Tax Payment Voucher.
I so hope I do not have to send [more]

Fri Apr 10

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blacktreechaser posted to the Tax Strategies board. 11:49 AM

easy question due date for quarterly payment

Since my dau will be getting a 1099-MISC for 2015, she'll make quarterly payments this year.

Is payment due date the same as for tax payments...that is, check must be in the mail, postmarked, on April 15th? Or is there a different deadline [more]

Wed Apr 8

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 6:20 PM

Re: What are people's thoughts on Muni Funds

Intersting time...just got this in my junk email box, if you are interested....

Muni Bonds: Which Way Is the Wind Blowing?

Join us on Wednesday, April 22 at 1 pm ET as James R. (J.R.) Reiger, Global Head of Fixed Income from [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 12:52 AM

dead board?

In lieu of flowers.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usiaMhUkOkg

Mon Apr 6

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blacktreechaser posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 12:15 PM

dumb question

Hi, I just found this board, and have only scanned it. So, sorry if this has already been covered. I did look at steps 5 and 6 in post #2.

How many quarters/years must a company pay a dividend to hit your radar? An equity that I own will be [more]

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