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Today we take a gander at a pitch from Mark Skousen, who has been a newsletter guy for decades with his Forecasts & Strategies newsletter (he’s also an itinerant economics professor, and runs the big “freedomfest” conference in Las Vegas each year, among other things). And the headline of his latest “presentation” pretty well sums […]

“There’s a secret income opportunity buried deep within dusty Silicon Valley… “It’s called the Silicon Valley bank and it churns out a steady cash stream of 8.71%. “But unlike customary Silicon Valley deals, this unique opportunity isn’t reserved solely for big shots, private venture capital firms or Wall Street investment banks… “In other words, this […]

“While most folks earn tiny 2%-6% dividends on Blue Chips (like Pepsi, Johnson & Johnson, and AT&T) savvy Americans are secretly “boosting” those small yields to dizzying heights – earning incredible 30%-50% on the exact same shares. Originally available only to executives at America’s richest Blue Chip firms, this income secret is now available to […]

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  • Let me at least offer my 2 cents. I am managing 10 accounts on any given day have around 60 positions in REITS, CEF"s, ...

  • I am not among the MAIN investors, or any other BDC since the crash of 2008-9. Back then, I held Allied Capital, which...

  • OK it's expensive but it's the best in its class. It's the AMZN or MSFT of BDCs. When or if the price drops, buy. You'll...

  • Travis, Your discussion IIPR got me to thinking about other similar business models and I have recently been thinking of...

  • As a long term member, let me add my two cents to this discussion note this is my first entry in perhaps 3 years. I am ...

  • BDC's have been a successful part of my portfolio, but I wouldn't buy PSEC with so many stronger choices. I had a grandm...

  • PSEC is probably fully valued here with a high risk. The great numbers it posted last quarter were effectively from a n...

  • BDC's have always bothered me for various reasons, but I wonder what people will think will happen if everything crashes...

  • With a teaser like “How to get 7% from one of the nation’s best run, least known, specialty banks”, I thought he'd...

  • Laws of Finance - Yieldcos , MLPs, BDCs- http://www.smallcapnetwork.com/An-Important-Post-Mortem-on-SunEdison/s/artic...

  • All interesting options, though quite different in portfolio. Mostly BDCs and listed private equity asset managers....

  • dcinvest: Just for your information, I am trying to generate large amounts of cash flow for my ill mother ( who needs 24...

  • Getting exposure a few months before a company goes public doesn't necessarily do you much good, particularly in this ma...

  • Seems like a basic question is how to own the company before it goes public (or maybe really soon after IPO). One simpl...

  • The ad is cleverly worded -- it's not that you can't buy PSEC or the similar BDCs on the public market, it's that PSEC a...

  • Ooops, thanks -- will fix. Yes, GOOD and LAND are the REITs, GLAD and GAIN are the BDCs (they're not particularly simil...

  • Lots of folks have asked in recent weeks about mortgage REITs like WMC, of which there are many with huge yields. Haven...

  • I believe that applies only to MLPs. BDCs should let you know how much of a dividend is qualified, unqualified or return...

  • True, and they've got adjustable rates both on their borrowing and on their lending so that will protect them somewhat -...

  • I dont know much about BDC's . My concerns are: rising interest rates, would that cause problems? what about impending ...

  • Welcome back, Nightstar! Haven't seen that ad yet, it would help if you could forward Wyatt's email to ILoveStockS...

  • Alan - Hi Pox -- I like it! The investing advice on the biotech threads apply to all investing. It's certainly worth...

  • Hi Chucles, Thanks for BDCS & BDCL -- have you bought them? Any good gains?...

  • Speaking of IRAs, I have several BDCs in my account, and they are all down to much less than my purchase price. Can an...

  • This is just an open question from a reader so far, I haven't looked at it to "solve" the teaser pitch for this one yet ...

  • Hi David -- they're teasing BDCs as a way to get into "venture capital" to some degree, I wrote about that pitch in more...

  • It would seem he is talking about Business Development Companies, BDCs. Easiest way to play is BDCS, an exchange traded...

  • Wow, First to comment! Too bad I don't have much to say about BDC's but I do like the back door way to potential IPO's ...

  • BDC BUZZ rates HTGC as a buy; for those interested he offers a free subscription to his weekly report which track about ...

  • I'm not sure how much I can contribute. The subject of passthrough entities, holding companies, and the unique tax circ...

  • Interesting reading, but as a Canadian a lot of this stuff dosen't apply. What stands out is that BDC's are apparently H...

  • I recently bought PSEC, but not because of Mr. Perry's rec. No way a Main-Streeter like me should own BDCs without a v...

  • I have owned pnnt mcc tcap htgc main. Collected a good dividend on all and made good money on the trades. Bdcs seem to b...

  • Travis, I really enjoy your work here at Gumshoe. I cannot tell the future, but have been investing in BDC's since 2...

  • Interesting, I don't follow BDCs all that closely since I haven't owned them in a while but yes, MAIN is trading at a la...

  • The present stock price of MAIN is 80% above book value according to Yahoo Finance. There are few BDCs selling at such a...

  • Income investors might look at BREUF. Steady Candian royalty model. Well managed. Don't have much sense of the BDC's ...

  • What are the differences if any in Federal income tax treatment for simple IRAs of BDCs, REITs, and MLPs ?...

  • Travis, You said that a BDC's distributions are treated as regular income instead of a dividend. What would be the eff...

  • I know you are going to be busy with the conference and several issues resulting from that, but have you ever written ab...

  • Harry, I am a very small investor who has spent precious money on various angencies' 'reports' which turned out to be ol...

  • Another Request for GUMSHOE: I just became exposed to the concept of BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COMPANIES (BDCs), and the v...

  • Travis, I have a strategy question about these BDC's. First let me say that I have been and continue to be a "mid-macro"...

  • Thanks James -- info on that closed end fund is here if anyone is interested: http://www.ftportfolios.com/retail/cef/CEF...

  • A much safer way to play this sector is with a closed end fund. The symbol is FGB. It is currently selling at a slight...

  • Haven't paid much attention to BDC's in the past but for what it is worth, I made notes today on one recommended by the ...

  • Thanks David. Yes, REITs and BDCs generally produce regular taxable income as defined by the tax law, not "qualified" d...

  • I use these BDC's for the Divident Recapture idea and only hold them until the pre x-div purchase amount has gone up t...

  • Interesting article Travis.As usual, your insightfulness has ferreted out yet another blowhard utilizing fancy names for...

  • I have owned CODI and other BDC's for about a year. If the country is to survive these stocks will do very well if not? ...

  • I am a big fan of REITs and own about a half dozen of them. But as you say, I am prepared to ride them down when the i...

  • Same thing happened to me with covered calls on MCD last month. Didn't want to sell, but it made that jump from $85 or ...

  • Stansberry has become an investment nihilist lately, recommending against investing in stocks. He just recommended selli...

  • bdc's or similar, that've been good to me: cim; hts; recource capital; nly. you have to ride close herd on thi...

  • For the down and dirty on BDC's, check out Nicholas Marshi on Seeking Alpha, also his website. ...

  • If you call Reits similar to BDC's then yes, HTS is a high yielding Reit. http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ta?s=ARCC&t=...

  • And like Bryan Perry (25% Cash Machine...also Investorplace) she likes BDC's ...but is this superior to (AINV)?...

  • Didn't mean to imply they were true Ponzi schemes, the loans they make are real enough. However, PIK interest is not r...

  • All BDCs can have elements of a Ponzi scheme as they try to grow. They have to maintain a 1 to 1 equity to debt ratio a...

  • I don't know anything about ADAS, but for insight into Allied Capital read "Fooling Some of the People all of the Time" ...

  • We've about bandied Frontline to death, elsewhere. And probably with good cause. Fredriksen feels that having the larg...

  • Don't particularly wish to share an opinion about ALD, but in their defense that five year chart (which shows their shar...

  • For a list of 18 BDC's go to The Motley Fool CAPS site/Tags Quotes or Google "Business Development Company". Add PNNT an...

  • Well, I have liked these BDCs for a while now for a couple reasons. One, is that they have a decent performance record ...

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