August 9. 2013
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Update: This was SOLD…BUT you can buy at $25 or less. This is a good position.
Is it August already!?
(Update September. Do not buy now. GEK keeps dropping but eventually this will be a good buy.) GEK is a low risk preferred that is paying around 6%. The price today is $21.39 and it is callable in 2018 (which is a call to yield of 9%)–you need to hold to maturity. It is rated a very good AA and you should buy up to 1% of the portfolio. GE is a humongous world wide Company and quite frankly you can buy more than 1% if you feel comfortable doing so. (See link to Update above.)
If you have not purchased floating rate funds, watch PHD It goes ex-dividend August 14 and you may be able to get a lower price. This is a strong BUY.
Gold has crashed and burned. But it is now a buy. GGN pays 8%
A reminder to sell any medium and long term bond funds that you may hold. For those of you who follow LNCO, I am still holding.
Obama’s Economic Approval Slips to 35%
Was 42% in June; decline mirrors drop in overall approval
PRINCETON, NJ — Despite President Barack Obama’s renewed focus on the nation’s economy this summer, he scores worse with Americans on the economy than he did in June. His approval rating on the issue, now 35%, is down seven percentage points, and his ratings on taxes and the federal budget deficit are each down five points. During the same period, his overall approval rating is down three points.
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