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April 17, 2019. We recently sold LMRK at a very nice profit. Now, we are placing a BUY LIMIT order for LMRKO which is one of their PREFERRED stocks.

It closed at $25.05 yesterday and we will attempt to buy around that price today. It pays just under 8% and will be paying around 48 cents at the end of April.

BUSINESS:  Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP is a growth-oriented real estate and infrastructure company formed by Landmark Dividend LLC to acquire, own and manage a portfolio of real property interests and infrastructure assets that it leases to companies in the wireless communication, outdoor advertising and renewable power generation industries.

NETFLIX. Netflix has so many good movies and series that we could never tell you about all of them here. BUT, MONEY HEIST is really incredible. This is far beyond the standard bank robbery flick that you would normally see. With around 20 episodes, this is one of the best series that we have seen on Netflix. Strongly recommended.

Hillary got killed on calling conservatives “deplorables’. Now Howard Stern on Sirius is calling them “imbeciles” because they call The New York Times fake news.

We were getting the Sunday Times before the last Presidential election and we can tell you the ‘news’ portion of the times is pure radical left liberalism. Everyone knows this.

We love the REST of the Times including the magazine. But we stopped subscribing due to the politics and because the damn thing always arrived very late. Who wants to read the paper when it arrives at noon???

So fuck you Howard Stern. We don’t need to listen to your narcissistic self absorbed New York radical liberal views…….it was nice knowin u.

AND speaking of The New York Times, we have written before about their FRAUDULENT Best-Sellers List. Go to link below for full story.

Obama Adviser’s Book Is Ranked 1,030 On Amazon. How Did It Make NYT’s Best Seller List?


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April 15, 2019. Significant snow in Chicago in mid-April. How weird.

New Readers: We invest primarily in individual bonds, term bond funds, with a smattering of BDCs, REITs and CEFs. Never, never buy annuities and non=traded REITs which are unmitigated rip-offs.


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We like to buy “on sale”.

RILYZ a Core Portfolio position took a hit on Friday after paying a huge 46 cent dividend. It closed at $24.76 on Friday and is a BUY. This thing is on sale and you can add or buy as a new position. Paying a very nice 7.57% today. Matures in 2027, a ‘term’ bond.

You can buy up to $25.00 but try to get RILYZ at a lower price.

B. Riley Financial, Inc. (“RILY”), is a publicly traded financial services company headquartered. Initially formed as an institutional brokerage firm, the company has expaned into investment banking, investment management and other financial services.

This is a good long term HOLD.

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April 12, 2019. We are placing a BUY LIMIT order for Brookfield Property Partners BPYPP at $25.10. We discussed this yesterday. This order may NOT get filled as the ask right now is $25.18. Do not pay more: just wait and watch.

Brookfield Property Partners L.P., 6.50% Class A Cumul Red Perp Prfd Units Ser 1
Ticker Symbol: BPYPP     CUSIP: G16249149     Exchange: NGS Security Type:   Traditional Preferred Stock

QUANTUMONLINE.COM SECURITY DESCRIPTION:  Brookfield Property Partners L.P., 6.50% Class A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Units, Series 1, liquidation preference $25 per unit, redeemable at the issuer’s option on or after 3/31/2024 at $25 per unit plus accrued and unpaid dividends, and with no stated maturity. Cumulative distributions of 6.50% per annum ($1.625 per annum or $0.40625 per quarter) will be paid quarterly on 3/31, 6/30, 9/30 & 12/31 to holders of record on the record date that will be on the first Business Day of the month of the Payment Date.



“No One Has Any Idea What Will Happen…”

Jeffrey Gundlach, CEO of the investment firm DoubleLine, warns that the stock market is ripe for another correction. He spots significant risks in the rapid growth of debt, the unpredictability of monetary policy and potential chaos in the 2020 presidential elections. An interview with the «Bond King».




CNN, the chief co-conspirators behind the Russia Collusion Hoax, has fallen to 15th place in primetime with fewer than 750,000 average viewers.

Throughout all of cable TV, during the week of April 1, Fox News grabbed the most primetime viewers with 2.3 million, MSNBC came in second with 1.6 million, and way below them, way below number one and number two, way below HGTV, the Food Network, Investigative Discovery, and the Hallmark Channel, sits the far-left CNN in 15th place, with only 745,000 primetime viewers.

Speaking of lie, lie, lie, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow — America’s Queen of Russia Collusion Hoaxes — is also suffering from viewer erosion brought on by a credibility implosion.

You see, before the Mueller Report exposed her as a crazed liar who abused the trust of her viewers, Maddow and Fox News’s Sean Hannity were in a regular deathmatch for first place. Hannity usually won, but Maddow is no longer competing for that slot. The Daily Caller reports that compared to this same time last year, she has lost 17 to 34 percent of her viewers (depending on which week you look at).


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April 11, 2019. Well…… what can we say. Conditions have not dramatically changed over the last few days. We are looking at PTY and BPYPP for new buys but we have NOT pulled the trigger yet. It is so difficult finding a good position when the markets are trading just under all time highs.

At market open, BPYPP is priced too high.


We have been watching Randy Finny on his YouTube videos “Right Side of the Chart” for several months. In viewing dozens of financial videos on YouTube this is the only one that we like. Randy is a technician which means he is a ‘chartist’, NOT a “fundamentals” analyst. From what we have seen so far, he has an excellent knowledge of the financial markets. There is a new post two or three times a week. We strongly suggest you subscribe and watch.

Go to YouTube and search for Right Side of the Chart


BPYPP is a preferred for Brookfield Property Partners-see below. We already own a Brookfield CORPORATE BOND in the Core Portfolio but it only pays 4%:


BUSINESS:  Brookfield Property Partners L.P. is a diversified global real estate company that owns, operates and develops one of the largest portfolios of office, retail, multifamily, industrial, hospitality, triple net lease, self-storage, student housing and manufactured housing assets. Its investment objective is to generate attractive long-term returns on equity of 12%−15% based on stable cash flows, asset appreciation and annual distribution growth of 5%−8%. The Company seeks to accomplish this objective by acquiring high quality assets in resilient and dynamic markets and pursuing diversification across both geographic areas and real estate sectors, and continually recycling capital from stabilized assets at or near peak values into higher-yielding strategies. BPY’s portfolio features some of the world’s best-known commercial properties.


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oreos, religion, facebook

April 8, 2019. Last week we were ‘complaining’ that investment opportunities were over-priced and we were not willing to pay the high prices.

But that does not mean that the markets can’t go higher…..they CAN go higher and all indications say they will. Our technical indicators are pointing up. So we are not just sitting here on the stupid bench waiting for some catastrophe…..the Core Portfolio is almost fully invested.

But we are not chasing the markets.

It might seem premature, even ridiculous, to ask such a question now. The S&P 500 index is still 1.3% off its all-time high of 2930.75, despite gaining 2.1% to close at 2892.74 this past week. (Barron’s)

The all-time high, hit back in September, typically acts like a magnet, and investors tend to gravitate toward the all time high. We have seen this time and again over the years. They want to ring that bell.

So here is the current status: No ‘sell’ signals in sight. Holding all Core Portfolio positions and looking to buy any ‘on-sale’ positions that may appear on the screens. (We are ONLY 10% in cash which is a lot lower than most financial advisors would recommend.)


NOTE TO NEW READERS:  Before you buy anything we discuss here, GO to the Core Portfolio tab to see a CURRENT listing of holdings. This blog is designed for investors seeking income.

Keep scrolling down for more.

Go Here For “About and Links”


According to the poll, 57 percent of Americans say they agree with the statement that social media sites like Facebook and Twitter do more to divide the country, while 35 percent think they do more to bring the nation together.

Fifty-five percent believe social media does more to spread lies and falsehoods, versus 31 percent who say it does more to spread news and information.

Sixty-one percent think social media does more to spread unfair attacks and rumors against public figures and corporations, compared with 32 percent who say it does more to hold those public figures and corporations accountable.

And a whopping 82 percent say social media sites do more to waste people’s time, versus 15 percent who say they do more to use Americans’ time well.



Oreos are addictive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who knew.

26. Oreos

Unhealthy Ingredients: Palm oil, alkali processed cocoa, high fructose corn syrup

Oreos don’t come with a warning, but maybe they should! Not only are they filled with palm oil, a fat that promotes fat-causing inflammation, but Oreos have also been shown to be more addictive than both cocaine and morphine, according to an unpublished 2013 animal study by Connecticut College researchers. To come to this finding, researchers fed rats rice cakes, Oreos or gave them injections of cocaine or morphine and found that the cookies had the greatest effect on the pleasure center of the brain—which likely explains why it’s so hard to eat just one. No wonder why they’re one of our 30 Worst Supermarket Cookies in America.



The number of Americans who identify as having no religion has risen 266 percent since 1991, to now tie statistically with the number of Catholics and Evangelicals, according to a new survey.

People with no religion – known as ‘nones’ among statisticians – account for 23.1 percent of the U.S. population, while Catholics make up 23 percent and Evangelicals account for 22.5 percent, according to the General Social Survey.

In other words, the “nones” are now officially the largest religious group in the United States.


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April 5, 2019. As we said on Wednesday, it is really nice to see the markets continue higher. But we are conservative investors and tend to get nervous when things start to look this over extended. It looks like the ‘dumb’ money is getting excited, buying anything and everything.

We spent the entire morning looking for potential buys, as we have too much cash sitting idle, earning next to nothing. We WANTED to buy.

BUT there is just NOTHING right now that looks enticing. If you start over-paying, you will be sorry. We advise you sit and watch. If we something on sale, we are the first in.


Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show earned more viewers last week than all of CNN’s primetime line up combined, reports the Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra.

This has to be a bitter pill for CNN. For years now the far-left network has done everything in its power to bring Carlson down. By any measure, CNN has conducted what can only be described as a straight up, deliberate demonization campaign.


Chris Matthews (the loud mouth on MSNBC) was Obama’s biggest ass-kisser. He absolutely loved him….and Obammer’s administration is now considered the worst ever. Now Chris is warning of the Dem’s liberal whack-job’s swing to the far left and their POTENTIAL loss to Trump.

MSNBC’s Matthews Warns of 1972 Nixon-McGovern Repeat in 2020 with Far-Left Dem Candidates

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews offered his take on the Democratic Party’s drift to the far-left, which he warned could have an impact on the 2020 presidential election.

Matthews reminded voters of the 1972 presidential election between incumbent President Richard Nixon and then-Democratic presidential nominee Sen. George McGovern (D-SD). Nixon won in a landslide, taking 49 states and 60% of the popular vote.



Rasmussen reported, via Russia Today:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters think Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign is more likely than President Trump’s to have illegally colluded with foreign operatives.

Only 45% of likely voters believe Trump was colluding with Russia.

Those are STUNNING numbers!

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April 3, 2019. We are of course happy that the markets continue higher. We got a slew of dividend payments last week and really want to put the money to work.

There are at least a dozen potential quality buys for the Core Portfolio that are being evaluated. But they are priced way too high and nobody could justify paying those prices. (We have been SELLING a few positions and locking in very nice profits. Reducing the number of positions is a priority but the success rate is not good!)

On one hand it’s tough just sitting here and watching. But on the other hand this is what makes dividend investing so nice. You really don’t have to work that hard, and you don’t have to be glued to your computer all day. The payments just roll in.

Markets don’t go up forever and there will be a pullback….someday. When we see some bargains we will be in with both feet.


Linked below is the best and most concise description of how the Democrats managed to get Trump pulled into the whole “Russian” mess: and why Mueller was hired. If nothing else, you can see the flattering picture of Hillary: wow she looks terrible.


We just could not resist sending this along. An ad from 1964.

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