Archive | November 2017

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November 30, 2017 Back on November 2 we suggested you look at TCCA Triangle Capital. Well, TCCA is back in the news again.  They went ex-dividend today, paying us a nice dividend.  Which means this position is now in the BUY category. The close today is $25.07.  You can add to current positions or buy […]


November 20, 2017 BEFORE BUYING ANY POSITION, REVIEW THE CORE PORTFOLIO FOR CURRENT HOLDINGS. (Update:  Partial fill at $22.48.  Changed to $22.51) We have bought and sold GBAB several times over the years.  Most recently we sold it in early October when the technicals looked poor.  It dipped a little, but is now on the […]


November 17, 2017 First Industrial FR is paying a lousy 2.6% yield:  it really sucks.  But we are not looking at this REIT for high dividends:  think of it as a dividend growth stock. FR is a turn-around play:  back in 2009 the stock price was $5.00 (today it is $32.00) and they did not […]


November 14, 2017 (UPDATE:  RA went ex-dividend today:  this is a BUY) Nuveen High Income Target Term Fund JHD JHD is going ex-dividend today….it is a ‘target maturity’ fund that will close and disburse funds in 2019.  So you have a definite maturity date, in contrast to the ‘usual’ open-end bond funds that most people […]


November 13. 2017 There are indications that we are headed for a 5% correction/pullback.  The banks, XLF, are the most important indictor and they are turning down.  Volume is low.  Seeing weakness in the semiconductors and big tech.  More declining stocks vs advancers.  And most importantly, the proposed tax-cut may NOT get passed. If the […]


November 9, 2017 We bought Eaton Vance High Income Trust back in June 2017:  EHT It pays just under 6% and is going ex-dividend on November 10.  So this is an opportunity to buy at a price of $10.10……….after it pulls back on Friday.  Below is a link to our post and some additional info.  […]


November 7, 2017 We purchased ABRN in August.  They just went ex-dividend and it is a buy today at $25.37….you can add to the position or buy more.  Pays a nice 7.2%.  Here is the link to the original post: _____ Here is a link to another positive article on one of our Core […]