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  • Date: 10/25/16 6:05 PM
  • Number: 81065
  • Recommendations: 36
MDLX seems like a "pick your poison" option. We would all agree that you cannot find rock solid, sure thing companies that pay this high of interest on a 10 year bond. There are several companies with yields in that range, Albertsons, GEO
  • Date: 10/21/16 8:18 PM
  • Number: 81045
  • Recommendations: 25
laKitKat asked: Just a couple of questions on return of capital and arms length transaction concerns. Any comments?

A few comments:

1) Please understand my bias at the outset. I am at the extreme conservative edge of the
  • Date: 10/20/16 11:39 AM
  • Number: 81036
  • Recommendations: 8
Note sure why, but all three preferreds have been hard hit. Only news I see is that the company is taking an additional $15 million reserve for Louisiana flood losses.

Interesting that the common is down, but not as much percentage wise as
  • Date: 10/19/16 11:10 PM
  • Number: 505756
  • Recommendations: 48
Time for a jog down memory lane. On this day, October 19, in 1987 we had a real mans stock market crash. None of that wimpy “Flash Crash” stuff for us. No, it was a real crash. The Dow Jones Industrials lost 22.6% in one day. It was labeled “Black
  • Date: 10/18/16 10:11 PM
  • Number: 81032
  • Recommendations: 29
ARE is a great company with great management IMO, servicing a niche market. There is no other REIT quite like ARE.

As others have mentioned, there are two different ways to invest in ARE

ARE- common stock, closed today @ $105.05,
  • Date: 10/18/16 12:11 AM
  • Number: 505637
  • Recommendations: 23
We have seen reports about the poor financial literacy of Americans. A typical survey will ask about 6 questions and American’s struggle to get half of them right. No news here.

What I have NOT seen discussed is financial literacy for
  • Date: 10/16/16 2:34 AM
  • Number: 505557
  • Recommendations: 3
CM said: What spiked my interest is my employer provided insurance had gone by over 50%, so I asked my spouse should I move to her insurance and she mentioned hers also gone up by 40%.

CM, my initial questions about the 40%/50%
  • Date: 10/15/16 10:35 PM
  • Number: 505549
  • Recommendations: 29
CM001 said I am trying to understand how or what causes the insurance premiums to go.

CM, my assumption is that you are referring to the ACA (Obamacare) policy premiums that in some cases are going up ~60% from 2016 to 2017. You
  • Date: 10/14/16 5:13 PM
  • Number: 81009
  • Recommendations: 6
Thanks to everyone for straightening out what I meant by using ADR. I used into instead of typing out "Automatic Dividend Reinvestment" many times.

And yes, the ADR that I described is different from the older, more traditional
  • Date: 10/12/16 10:30 PM
  • Number: 505399
  • Recommendations: 34
Knighttof3 said: Matt Levine's theory is that old-timey market makers have been replaced by algorithms designed to minimize losses.

Knight, the best thing is for me to briefly describe how stock trading has changed from the
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