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  • johnN
    Pls consider looking at UPST
    Maybe good buy hold 6 - 18 months
    October 2021
  • johnN
    Hi sir you are right.

    5 cases in Mexico now..wonder if false positives are very high..ubiquitous all over world now..many will die
    March 2020
  • johnN
    MarketBeat Dividend Advisor
    August 2019
  • johnN
    nice div charts
    Company Share Price Period Yield Amount Previous Amount Payout Ratio Announcement Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date Read More
    AllianceBernstein Natnl Muncpl Incm Fnd. (NYSE:AFB)
    $13.62 monthly 4.08 % $0.05 $0.05 7/22/19 8/1/19 8/16/19 Read More

    Apple Hospitality REIT (NYSE:APLE)
    $15.81 monthly 7.78 % $0.10 $0.10 69.8% 7/19/19 8/1/19 8/15/19 Read More

    Arconic (NYSE:ARNC)
    $25.28 quarterly 0.31 % $0.02 $0.02 5.9% 7/11/19 8/1/19 8/25/19 Read More

    Union Bankshares (NYSE:AUB)
    $38.58 quarterly 2.77 % $0.25 7/17/19 8/1/19 8/16/19 Read More

    Blueknight Energy Partners (NASDAQ:BKEP)
    $1.37 quarterly 12.12 % $0.04 $0.04 -55.2% 7/18/19 8/1/19 8/14/19 Read More

    Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ:BMRC)
    $44.45 quarterly 1.95 % $0.21 $0.19 32.6% 7/19/19 8/1/19 8/9/19 Read More

    Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN)
    $13.77 quarterly 2.47 % $0.09 $0.09 7/17/19 8/1/19 8/16/19 Read More

    CMS Energy (NYSE:CMS)
    $58.87 quarterly 2.60 % $0.38 $0.38 65.7% 7/18/19 8/1/19 8/30/19 Re
    August 2019
  • Ted
    A little something for you! Interactive from this morning's WSJ
    May 2019
  • Hi Old_Joe: I recently came across this mutual fund finder. It is linked below. The two best convertible securies funds that are open to new investors are the Cloumbia fund PACIX and the Pimco Fund PCONX. Both are 4* by M*.
    April 2019
  • Hi Old_Joe. He are the funds held in my hybrid income sleeve. You might Xray each one of these to see if there is something there to your liking. The funds are APIUX, AZNAX, BAICX, DIFAX, FBLAX, FISCX, FKINX, FRINX, ISFAX, JNBAX & PMAIX. A fund I plan to add is CPXAX (a perferred securities fund) when interest rates again climb. I'm thinking that you had indicated that you had accounts with a major brokerage house (Edward Jones). You might wish to check with your advisor for a list of convertible securities funds that can be held in firm name. The center your research around these funds. I usually center my portfolio around holding A share funds since the have nav exchange benefits to other A share funds within their family of funds. I'm thinking you've got a bunch of American Funds but A/F does not have a convertible fund. I feel like both the Columbia fund PACIX and Lord Abbett fund (LACFX) can both be held at Edward Jones. I sure there are a few others.
    April 2019
  • Ted
    Still waiting for you to make a positive contribution, quite frankly I don't think you are able too
    September 2018
  • Ted
    Just link a number of articles, a couple off-topic, that give MFO some insights into the world of
    investing, mutual funds, and ETFs. I hope that at some point today you can make the same positive contribution to your fellow MFO members. Are you up to the task ?
    September 2018
  • hank
    Hey - Kindly let me know what’s happening re Chip. On file at mfo is an ancient email address I rarely use (, but in wading through all the spam, etc. that it collects, I find no message. Nothing in the current email either. I’ve tried (without success) to access the link Ted served up.

    I’ve enjoyed the times I’ve encountered Chip when she has assisted with board related issues. I’m assuming she’s married to David? Sure is upsetting news if she’s seriously ill.

    Thanks for any info.

    August 2018
  • Ted
    July 2018
  • I also had a line: "a bank's more likely to fail than the US government". I could have added: but then again, how many bank CEOs have overseen one bankruptcy, let alone four. I decided to just write the "conventional wisdom" and leave the rest to the readers' imagination.
    April 2018
  • Hi Old_Joe, I appreciate your remarks. My thread's title "Nothing Divides Voters Like" was intentionally started with the exactly the same 4 words as the esteemed Linksters thread which was adjacent. That being said, the thread was active, had many participants including someone who called me an ass. We both know there have been many way off topic threads that didn't get censored but the anti repuglican thread did. I would have expected better from a professor from a liberal arts college. At the end of the day I guess looking at the truth about what their party stands for made the repugs uncomfortable.
    March 2018
  • davidrmoran
    +1 and :)

    Do you know the editors' telegram? I used to have one on my office wall.


    February 2018
  • davidrmoran
    'twaught' is very good
    must tell Ted
    July 2017
  • My bad, OJ. It was 2015 that was the low point, not 2012. 1.2%.
    April 2017
  • davidrmoran
    Ted is gonna get on you too
    March 2017
  • hank
    12/21: OJ, You're under attack this morning from MJG. I'm eagerly awaiting your response. :)

    Happy holidays to you and yours.
    December 2016
  • davidrmoran
    subtlety lost on mjg, for sure
    September 2016
  • davidrmoran
    you are being such a meany (bwahahaha) :)
    September 2016
  • davidrmoran
    now you've done it (thanks)
    September 2016
  • davidrmoran
    yer bad, and you are going to get him to call you stupid too, = not as smart as he is.

    What a fucking piece of work. I wonder who he is really.

    -- David
    October 2015