My new profile picture was taken in 1969 and captures Left Brain's essence.
I am currently publishing only at the SeekingAlpha website:
Links here will degrade over time and will cease to work.
Reasons given for purchases and sells have become, and will continue to become, obsolete and outdated.
There will be no substantive posts here after 5/3/15.
There will be no updates of prior posts after 5/3/15 other than snapshots of regional bank, equity preferred floaters, Trust Certificates, Lottery Tickets and REIT trades.
I have turned off the comment section to this blog.
I have not received any compensation for the posts published here or at SA.
There are 2037 substantive posts published here, mostly very long ones, starting in early October 2008.
I have also published over 4000 comments, 71 articles, and over 100 Instablogs at SeekingAlpha.
I am not a financial advisor but simply an individual investor who has been managing my own money since I was a teenager. In this blog, I am acting solely as a financial journalist focusing on my own investments. The information contained in this blog is not intended to be a complete description or summary of all available data relevant to making an investment decision. Instead, I am merely expressing some of the reasons underlying the purchase or sell of securities. Nothing in this blog is intended to constitute investment or legal advice or a recommendation to buy or to sell. All investors need to perform their own due diligence before making any financial decision which requires at a minimum reading original source material available at the SEC and elsewhere. For purchases of bonds and preferred stocks, the prospectuses need to be reviewed until fully understood by the investor.
As noted in the Gateway Table of Contents, links to FINRA information about bonds made before November 2013 no longer work after FINRA changed the link information.
Trading and other information about individual bonds can be found in the Advanced Bond Search section at FINRA. It will be necessary to click the dot next to "corporate" and then enter the firm's name.