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April 10, 2018

BDCS is still on our radar.  Despite market volatility the price is stable and is now $19.94

It goes ex-dividend on April 12 (44 cents) and we plan on buying if we can get the right price.

We have a Limit Order at $19.49.  (NOTE:  You CAN buy BDCS now, and get the dividend.  We prefer to buy at the lower ex-dividend price.)

Note that we already own 8 Business Development Companies in the Core Portfolio and periodically we talk about adding to these positions.  There are numerous positions going ex-dividend during April and we are looking at buying more if we see good prices.


Last week we mentioned the new political book The Trump White House by Kessler.  We have been reading numerous books since the election and most of them provide similar, and often boring, stories about the election.  After a while you start reading the same stories over and over again.

But The Trump White House is distinctly different.  Kessler claims he is a long time friend of Trump and he can provide a different slant on Trump.  Well, he’s right.

The book is easy to read and very interesting.  The author provides a positive background on Trump that you will certainly never see in the fake news liberal press…..not even on FOX.  We strongly recommend this book.


We own three Guggenheim ETF’s in the Core Portfolio which have been sold to Invesco.  The management fees have actually been reduced.

ATLANTA, April 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Invesco Ltd. (NYSE: IVZ) announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Guggenheim Investments’ exchange-traded funds (ETF) business, which consists of $38.8 billion of assets under management (as of Feb. 28, 2018).


Signature not required!!

You will not be routinely jotting your name on payment slips and checkout terminals much longer. Mastercard, Discover, American Express and now Visa plan to ditch the signature requirement at merchants in April.



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