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Dr. Norman Roberts is a retired dentist living in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He is an avid reader, a former editor of New Scene Magazine, and author of The Blackjacks. A successful mortgage lender until the 2007 real estate crash, Dr. Roberts returned to investing in the market in August, ... more

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The Opening Thoughts Of A Preferred Investor And New TalkMarkets Contributor
I consider myself an idiot savant. I know a lot about preferred investing and little about much of anything else; however, that lot more than made up for the little, and allowed me to prosper as a market investor. I'm certain you can do the same.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

ABR Arbor Realty Trust Inc.
ADK Adcare Health Systems Inc
AGNC American Capital Agency Corp.
AHT Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc.
AMH American Homes 4 Rent
AMTG Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc
ANH Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation
ARE Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc.
ARES Ares Management, L.P.
ARI Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc.
ARP American Reprographics Company
ARR Armour Residential REIT Inc.
BIF Boulder Growth & Income Fund Inc.
BRG Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc.
BUI Morgan Stanley
CBL CBL & Associates Properties Inc.
CDOR Condor Hospitality Trust Inc.
CHI Calamos Convertible Opportunities and Income Fund
CIM Chimera Investment Corporation
CLNY Colony Financial Inc.
CMRE Costamare Inc.
CYS CYS Investments Inc.
DFP Delphi Financial Group Inc.
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average
DMO Western Asset Mortgage Defined Opportunity Fund Inc.
DNP DNP Select Income Fund Inc.
DPG Duff & Phelps Global Utility Income Fund Inc.
FCH FelCor Lodging Trust
FFC Flaherty & Crumrine / Claymore Preferred Securities Income Fund Inc.
FHY First Trust Strategic High Income Fund II
FLC Flaherty & Crumrine / Claymore Total Return Fund Incorporated
FPE First Trust Preferred Sec & Inc ETF
FSD First Trust High Income Long/Short Fund
GFN General Finance Corporation
GLO Clough Global Opportunities Fund
GLOG GasLog Ltd.
GLQ Clough Global Equity Fund
GLV Clough Global Allocation Fund
GSL Global Ship Lease Inc
GST Gastar Exploration Ltd
HPF John Hancock Preferred Income Fund II
HPI John Hancock Preferred Income Fund
HPS John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III
HT Hersha Hospitality Trust
HTS Hatteras Financial Corp.
HYB New America High Income Fund Inc. (The)
IPFF iShares Trust
IVR Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc.
IWM iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund
JPC Nuveen Multi-Strategy Income and Growth Fund
KMI Kinder Morgan Inc.
LTS Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc.
LXP Lexington Realty Trust
MHO M/I Homes Inc.
MITT AG Mortgage Investment Trust Inc.
MTGE American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp.
NCT Newcastle Investment Corp.
NHF NexPoint Credit Strategies Fund
NLY Annaly Capital Management Inc.
NM Navios Maritime Holdings Inc.
NRF Northstar Realty Finance Corp.
NYMT New York Mortgage Trust Inc.
PCI PIMCO Dynamic Credit Income Fund
PDT John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund
PEB Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
PFD Flaherty & Crumrine Preferred Income Fund Incorporated
PFF iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index Fund
PFL PIMCO Income Strategy Fund
PFO Flaherty & Crumrine Preferred Income Opportunity Fund Incorporated
PFXF Market Vectors Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF
PGF PowerShares Financial Preferred Portfolio
PGX PowerShares Preferred Portfolio
PPHM Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc.
PSEC Prospect Capital Corporation
PSF Cohen & Steers Select Preferred and Income Fund Inc.
PSK SPDR WELLS FARGO PREFERRED S
QQQ PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1
RAS RAIT Financial Trust
RCS PIMCO Strategic Global Government Fund Inc.
RSO Resource Capital Corporation
SB Safe Bulkers Inc.
SDS ProShares UltraShort S&P500
SHO Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc.
SPFF Global X SuperIncome Preferred ETF
SPY SPDR S&P 500
SSW Seaspan Corporation
STAR ISTAR FINANCIAL, Inc.
T AT&T Inc.
TGP Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
TNP Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited
TOO Teekay Offshore Partners L.P.
UTF Cohen & Steers Infrastructure Fund Inc.
VGI Virtus Inv Pts Shs Virtus Global Multi-Sector Income Fund
VNO Vornado Realty Trust
VNR Vanguard Natural Resources LLC
VRP PowerShares Variable Rate Preferred ETF
VTA Invesco Van Kampen Dynamic Credit Opportunities Fund
WHLR Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc.
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The Art & Science Of Preferred Dividend Investing
Norman Roberts
10/02/2016

This book details my history, education and growth as a preferred investor and the lessons I learned along the way. I want to share that knowledge by introducing you to this effective, profitable, and safe way to invest in preferred equities.

The Dividend Investor's Guide
Norman Roberts
10/01/2011

This book details my history, education and growth as a dividend investor and the lessons I learned along the way. More importantly, I want to share that knowledge; specifically, by introducing you to an effective and safe overall investing philosophy, along with several proven trading strategies designed to enhance your portfolio's income and dividend yield.

The Blackjacks
Norman Roberts
08/24/2011

Tony Remo, growing up on the mean streets of Manhattan’s East Village during the War in Vietnam, has been enrolled in college for the past three years to escape the military draft. We meet him the crucial day of the December 1, 1969, draft lottery. His birth date, the 326th selection, guarantees he will not be drafted. Initially euphoric, his mood turns somber. What now?