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BUY ASSURANT.

May 19, 2017

It is really tough finding quality individual bonds that pay a good yield.  High quality bonds like we are buying today typically pay an acceptable dividend, but NOTHING GREAT.

At this point, we are retired and do not want to take a lot of risk.  A lower yield from a good company is really the best we can hope for in this crappy environment.  (Altho we DO have some high yield high risk positions in the Core Portfolio which we have talked about in this blog.)

Yeah the Assurant bond yield really sux.  But it is high quality and that is really what you want when looking at corporate bonds.  Assurant is basically an insurance company and we have linked to an article below.

ASSURANT  CUSIP 04621XAF5  Matures March 23.  3.26%

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4072323-assurant-quality-insurer-waivering-path

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Confirming what we already know:

A Harvard study published Thursday has revealed a dramatic anti-Trump bias in the media, with major outlets including CNN and NBC producing more than 90 percent negative coverage of Trump’s first 100 days in office.

CNN, NBC, and CBS give Trump’s presidency 93 percent, 93 percent, and 91 percent negative coverage, respectively, Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy found.

On the broadcast side of the media spectrum, Fox News provided the most even-handed coverage, with 52 percent anti-Trump coverage.

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