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BUYING-but be diligent

November 29, 2019. The continued rise of the financial markets is really something to behold. It would appear there is no ceiling and CNBC and Fox Business are orgasmic over new highs. At an age where we have lived thru booms and busts, we can tell you this WILL end…….younger readers take note! Probably not […]


November 20, 2019. We are getting crucified on LTSL. We are learning over the last 24 hours that this investment is much worse than we had understood. As tough as it is, we are taking the loss. We plan on selling LTSL today. We recently added GBDC to the Core Portfolio. Today published an […]


November 18, 2019. Time flies when you are having fun. It is hard to believe that we started this blog seven years ago. Yes we are entering the 8th year. Due to time constraints there have been thoughts about stopping this time consuming project….you wouldn’t believe it but this thing takes a lot of time. […]


November 14, 2019. News on UNIT Corporate Bond held in the Core Portfolio CUSIP 909218AB5 : It is reported that UNT the parent Company be offering around $700 per bond, probably tomorrow. This bond has been collapsing. We ARE selling the bonds as soon as we get information on the offer. Altho we never want […]


November 14, 2019. We have mentioned on several occasions that MIC has been one of the worst positions in the Core Portfolio. MIC has been held for years specifically to collect the dividends while waiting for recovery. Now we learn that MIC may be sold. MIC continues to be a HOLD. Here is the full […]


RISING RATES HURT CORE PORTFOLIO November 11. 2019. The 10 year treasury closed at 1.93% last week. Rising rates knock preferreds and baby bonds down and we are expecting declines in the next three months. It is not fun to see paper losses in the portfolio but this is not permanent: and we continue getting […]


November 8, 2109. We are ADDING to AWF, a position in the Core Portfolio. So far, we have a total return of 9% with AWF. BUY at $11.94. __________ If you talk to a thousand investors, you will see a 1,000 different styles. Stock trading, value investing, dividend investing, bonds, put/calls. As we have talked […]


CUSIP 29444UAN6 November 7, 2109. Equinix if offering to purchase their Corporate Bond which we hold in the Core Portfolio. They are paying $1,018 per bond. If we look at dividends received and our cost, the return would be a nice 16% if sold. This sell is really just a personal decision where we will […]


November 6, 2019. Energy Transfer Operating LP is one of the largest midstream energy companies in the U.S with more than 86,000 miles of pipeline transporting oil and gas products through 38 states. It makes money by charging its customers for using its network of pipelines and storage tanks. NOTE we are buying the preferred […]


November 5, 2019. We are seeing a pullback on Hersha Hospitality, right now at $24.50. Keep in mind that Hersha is in the high quality hotel segment which is doing fine in contrast to the ‘budget’ chains. The price could go a little lower but we are buyers in this range. BUY BUSINESS:  Hersha Hospitality Trust […]