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December 3, 2015


MOVIES:  Brooklyn.  If you are interested in a love story, run to see Brooklyn.  If this movies doesn’t bring tears to your eyes, nothing will.  This flick got a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and it earned it.

We are entering Limit Buy Good Until Cancel orders for the following.  These are debt issues and you should plan on holding long term. 

TDA $23.79

PRH $24.99 (up to $25.10)

ENJ $24.59

TCCB $24.99

SGZA $24.99

Here is a lengthy article on the impact of rate hikes on the stock market:



This is going to be a dead week going into Thanksgiving….altho most financial peeps are forecasting the typical Christmas rally heading into the end of the year.  We want to buy several positions listed below……..hold on to all positions in the Core Portfolio.

The big news in December will be the Fed announcement on rates:  not much will happen until then.

We are happy to see the end of 2015…..this year has SUCKED for dividend investments.  


We are watching numerous exchange traded debt issues to buy and/or add to current positions.  All of these are going ex-dividend and the price typically declines…….but not always……….which provides a buying opportunity.

PRH (5.5%), ENJ (4.9%), THGA (6.2%), TDA (6%) and ARU (5.75%)

(What is the world is exchange traded debt?  Go here:


You may want to research these investments too see if they suit your needs.  The time frame for purchases is the end of November thru early December and we will be posting buy prices.  Of course not all of the prospects will work out and will fall by the side ie sometimes the prices actually increase after going ex=dividend.

We still have a buy limit order for SGZA at $24.99.

We have made some buys in the corporate bond arena, scroll down for info.  We also purchased CLMT.

Can you believe what is happening to the retailers….the internet is killing them that’s what.  Why fight the crowds when you can just click on Amazon and have your stuff delivered in days.  We just got a new credit card which offers an additional 4% cash back on Amazon purchases!!!  I wonder if Macys offers that….doubtful.


……that the federal poverty level for a family of five is $28,410, but 51 percent of all American workers are making less than $30,000 a year at this point.  We have seen an explosion in the number of people in this country that are considered to be “the working poor” and it gets worse with each passing year.


For new readers, our Core Portfolio is a stay rich portfolio, NOT a get rich portfolio.  We own conservative positions that pay dividends that are especially suited for retirees….. or for the conservative portion of younger folks portfolios.  For diversification we DO hold some leveraged (risky) positions which offer 8 and 12% (HDLV and MLPL)  HDLV own stocks like Verizon, ATT, Philip Morris, Duke and Southern Co.  Only the investor can determine whether they want to take on risk but in return get better yield.  


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GO TO Core Portfolio for current holdings:  All positions were purchased at specific prices and are on HOLD and should not be purchased now unless otherwise indicated.

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