October 13, 2017


The link below takes you to a positive article on the Ventas Corporate Bond which is in the Core Portfolio….it is always good to see positive comments on a holding.

We purchased at a good price under par and this bond is NOT a buy right now.  You may be interested in buying the stock but we would wait for lower prices:  VTR


Here is another positive article on LADR, a holding in the Core Portfolio.  LADR is a BUY. 



MOVIES:  Blade Runner.  Can you say SLEEPING PILL?  This has to be one of the most BORING movies we have ever had the unfortunate opportunity to sit and squirm through.  Yes we know people that liked this horrific waste of time.  But we suggest you stay away.

Speaking of which, Mr. Mercedes is probably one of the BEST television series we have ever seen.  The series ended Oct 11 but look for the re-runs. 


This is so sad, its funny. 

Home Depot Panics Over Millennials; Forced To Host Tutorials On Using Tape Measures, Hammering Nails



More on football:

Overall, the number of kids participating in team sports has fallen roughly 8% nationally since 2008. Football’s losses are pronounced. Participation in tackle football amongst boys ages six to 12 has fallen by nearly 20% since 2009. Teenagers have followed a similar path. For kids ages 13 to 17, participation dropped from 9% of the American population in 2011 to 7.1% in 2015.

The cultural rise of sports specialization — encouraging young standout athletes to dedicate to one sport — has contributed to participation declines across sports. Yet, head trauma concerns are no doubt already a key driver of football’s problems. In an HBO/Marist poll last year, 44% of parents said they were less-likely to allow their son to play football due to the link with long-term brain injury. Just a year earlier, that number was at 36%.

As Mark Cuban said of football in 2014, predicting the NFL’s implosion within 10 years:
“Just watch. Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. And they’re getting hoggy. When you try to take it too far, people turn the other way. I’m just telling you, when you’ve got a good thing and you get greedy, it always, always, always, always, always turns on you. That’s rule №1 of business.”

2 comments on “LOOK AT LADR

  1. What is approximate tax rate for dividends such as LADR’s ? Non-US investors pay a 30% Foreign Withholding Tax on these dividends.

    • Approximately 15%. BUT I am not a tax attorney and you should consult a CPA or your tax preparer. This is for US citizens. Thanks for reading and I hope the blog is helpful.

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