jabez1’s Activity

Thu Jun 26

NL

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jabez1 posted to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 11:01 AM

BBN - Follow-up

Once again, thanks to all who provided info on BBN. I read the posts and while I am not sure I fully understand all the risks, I now see that there are more risks than I was aware of.

So, I decided to sell. I believe that I can find [more]

Sun Jun 22

NL

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jabez1 replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 7:01 AM

Re: BBN

Thanks to all who commented. I have printed out replies and will review Monday. Sounds like if I hold on, it will be for a short time.

Thanks,
Mike

Thu Jun 19

NL

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jabez1 posted to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 4:34 PM

BBN

Just bought a little BBN. A leveraged CEF consisting of Build America Bonds. Yields about 7.3% paying monthly and trading at about 5% under NAV. Morning Star 5* / Neutral.

Oddly enough,a Bill Gross rec.in an [more]

Tue Jun 17

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jabez1 replied to the Options - You Make the Call board. 7:06 AM

Re: Trading the VIX

Paul

Thanks for the advice. You may have saved me some cash.

The whole process sounds over my head and like something I should avoid.

Thanks,
Mike

Wed Jun 11

NL

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jabez1 posted to the Options - You Make the Call board. 7:08 AM

Trading the VIX

I am an occasional, very conservative trader of options. The strategy I use is about as basic as it gets - selling CC's for a little income and sometimes selling PUTs to get into a stock at a lower price.

I have read that the VIX is quite [more]

Sat Jun 7

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jabez1 replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 9:19 PM

Re: I think I've got it!

Bruce

Thanks for reading my post and for the suggestion!

The problem I see with your strategy is that I would no longer need to interact with this great investor community and be involved in all these wonderful discussions with [more]

Fri Jun 6

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jabez1 replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 2:21 PM

Re: I think I've got it!

Sounds like very good advice. Right now essentially all funds are in IRA's. I would like to invest in some MLP's but I am not sure if I want to deal with the tax issues.

I do have an allocation to EEQ which distributes additional EEQ shares [more]

Wed Jun 4

NL

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jabez1 posted to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 3:07 PM

I think I've got it!

Some time ago, I asked "Why Preferred?" The motivation for this was my preference for a higher total return as opposed to a high yield with - for the most part - small gains or no gains in price.

Like many of you I can't resist the [more]

Wed Apr 30

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jabez1 replied to the Income Investor boards. 3:17 PM

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