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FOUR POSITIONS GO EX-DIVIDEND. THREE TO BUY

_____ September 28, 2017 Update:  We purchased an Oppenheimer Corporate Bond with 6.75% maturing in 2022.  They are in investment banking.  CUSIP:  683797AD6 We have four positions that are going ex-dividend today, and are at lower prices. THREE are BUYS or you can add to current positions.  Go to Core Portfolio for links. BXMT CLNS […]

TICKER GECCD CHANGED TO: GECCL

September 25, 2017 (Update:  The price spiked on Tuesday:  we are not going to pay more than $25.00 and it appears the order will not be filled.) We suggested you look at GECCD today. We just learned (now 7pm)  that the ticker has been changed to GECCL.  We have never seen a ticker change right […]

BUY GLADN 6% RIGHT NOW AT $25.00

September 25, 2017 BUYING GDDLV  Gladstone Capital a business development company is selling a new issue TERM preferred.  We LIKE term issues as they have a mandatory redemption, in this case 2024.  In other words, they are NOT a perpetual, which is a good thing.  And we like buying NEW issues. (We are also holding […]

BUY GECCD WHEN STARTS TRADING. 6.5%. STAR TREK NEWS.

September 25, 2017 We want to buy a small position in the new issue GECCD.  But the darn thing is still not trading.  We suggest you continue watching and buy as soon as it becomes available:  try to get under 25.00. WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Great Elm Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:GECC) (the […]

BUY ECFPRA. 5.5%

September 20. 2017 UPDATE:  Looks like we missed this one.  It jumped up very fast right out of the gate this morning.) Nothing is going to happen in the markets today until the old Gray Haired lady makes her Fed announcement.  But we are trying to buy a SMALL position in this new issue preferred……the […]

SELLING VALIDUS VR. BUY KCAPL AND RA

September 18, 2017 Tuesday:  Update:  RA went ex-dividend today.  STRONG BUY at current prices. Update:  Good Price on KCAPL today.  BUY SELL VR.  We have done well with this trade BUT it is not doing as well as expected…another hurricane is expected to hit PR.  Bad news for VR.  Take your profits right now…this was […]

VR TRADE UPDATE. FACEBOOK. NEW BOOK

September 14, 2017 OK Game of Thrones viewers, here comes Game of Thorns.  You have to give them credit for the intriguing book title. We are only up to page 62 but this is an interesting recap of the prezzie election and a good recap of all the Clinton corruption including the Foundation.  What a […]