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April 2013



Renewable Energy MLPs: Politics and Investing

April 27, 2013 – Comments (1)

There's a piece in this weekend's Barron's (may require subscription) about the MLP Parity Act which would expand the qualifying operations for Master Limited Partnerships to include renewable energy projects.   [more]



Back to Back Raises

April 24, 2013 – Comments (0)

Yesterday it was WFC, today Chevron joins the 'give Russ a raise' party, bumping the quarterly by 11% to an even buck a share.  [more]



Banked a Raise Today

April 23, 2013 – Comments (5)

Wells Fargo announced a raise in the quarterly dividend to 30 cents/share from 25.  That's a 20% hike and is up 36% from a year ago.  At today's closing price, the yield going forward is just a bit under 3-1/4%.   [more]



WFC Earnings SWOT; plus bond non-summary

April 15, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WFC

Pulled some strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats from Wells Fargo's earnings report.  [more]



Everyday Low Prices Does Not Apply to Bonds

April 08, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WMT

The big issuer in corporate bonds last week was Walmart (WMT).  Four issues totalling five billion at some pretty low coupon rates (low rates =  high prices in bonds).  The company stands to save quite a bit of money on interest payments if the money gets used to redeem maturing paper.  [more]



Japan's Central Bank Fires Up the Printing Presses

April 04, 2013 – Comments (1)

Early this morning, the Bank of Japan joined the world's easy money party in a big way.  According to this Reuter's article,   [more]

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