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  • 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...

  • sogiam

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

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    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...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    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...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    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...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

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

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

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

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

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

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    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 ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    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...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    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 ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    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...

  • Myron Martin

    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...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    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"...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    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...

  • Myron Martin

    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 ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    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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