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Dr. Norman Roberts is a very successful investor who almost exclusively invests in preferred fixed-income equities.  

On March 2, 2016, Dr. Roberts wrote his first article as a Seeking Alpha contributor He soon became popular, although a mildly controversial contributor, ... more


E In My Opinion, The Value Of The Fail To Redeem Clause Is Greatly Overstated Part II
Apparently, my warnings concerning the FTR clause have fallen on deaf ears.
E X-Date Trading Tactics Designed For Short-Term Gains
Although there are a large number and variety of trading strategies, the strategies I have developed are based almost entirely on quarterly paid dividends and their all-important x-dates.
E The Nuts And Bolts Of Dividend Investing
All dividend investors should be familiar with and fully understand the following four dividend related dates: the declaration date, the record date, the x-date, and the dividend payment date.
E Ashford Hospitality Trust From The Perspective Of A Preferred Investor
With the majority of preferred equities priced at inordinately high levels, it's difficult to find preferred shares offering attractive yields. Although a bit risky at this time, Ashford Hospitality Trust preferreds might be worth a second look.
E NuStar Energy From The Perspective Of A Preferred Investor
NuStar Energy L.P. engages in the terminalling, storage, and marketing of petroleum products. Its market cap is valued at 2.8 billion dollars, a large-cap company.
E How To Become A Successful Preferred Equity Investor
Preferred investors need an entirely different perspective. What's considered good or bad for the common shareholder might not necessarily be the same for you.


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Water, Abundant Yet Scarce: A Solution
2 days ago

Yeah, real safe, Tex:

Eleven American service members were injured in last week's Iranian missile attack on al-Asad air base in Iraq, a US military official told CNN, despite the Pentagon initially saying there were no casualties. (In case you didn't know, "casualties" doesn't always mean deaths but also military personnel wounded.) Some service members were flown to Germany to be treated and assessed, the US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria said. In other news out of Iran, the country's President, Hassan Rouhani, claimed Iran is enriching more uranium and its nuclear industry is thriving more now than before it signed the multinational nuclear deal in 2015. Rouhani didn't talk specifics, but it's not an easy thing to hear as a trio of remaining powers in the deal -- Germany, France and the UK -- scramble to keep it from unraveling after the recent spate of aggression between Iran and the US.

Water, Abundant Yet Scarce: A Solution
2 days ago

P. S. The fool doesn't even believe in climate change. How is that making us safe?

Water, Abundant Yet Scarce: A Solution
2 days ago

The economy is great for the super-wealthy and those who don't give a damn about the soaring debt, over a trillion more his year and counting. As for our security, his moves in the Middle East are doing anything but make us secure. He abandoned our Kurdish allies on little more than a call from Erdogan. His killing of Solaimani almost got us into a shooting war with Iran that was avoided because they had the good sense to warn our troops of the impending missile attack that would have killed all of them. He takes the word of Putin above our intelligence community. Heis move in Ukraine for political gains has not made us safe, on the contrary in works to Putin's advantage. He has weakened NATO. He wants to use our troops as mercenaries to fight for Saudi Arabia because they'll pay us, or is it him. Yeah, he made us safer by legitimizing the Rocket Man in N. Korea. What did we get for it? He gives up state secrets by using unsecured phones, especially after accusing Hillary of doing it. He's given over the Middle East to Putin and Iran by his actions in Syria. None of our allies trust us any longer. Who can trust a pathological liar? He is as dumb as a bump on a log and knows little about history or geography. India in relation to China? Where have you been? Where do you get your news, Texan? I could go on, but why bother, if you don't know any of this by now, I fear that you will never know because of your obvious ideological blindness. Hint: escape the right-wing bubble for a week and you might learn what is really happening.

Ashford Hospitality Trust From The Perspective Of A Preferred Investor
5 days ago

Alexis, My book should answer any questions you might ever have.

In this article: AHT
Water, Abundant Yet Scarce: A Solution
5 days ago

I don't think he cares about anything or anyone other than himself and his bank account. A true sociopath.

Ashford Hospitality Trust From The Perspective Of A Preferred Investor
9 days ago

The preferreds of $DCP, $NS. It's tough to find decent yields currently because of the inordinately high preferred prices across the boards. I recommend patience.

In this article: AHT
Ashford Hospitality Trust From The Perspective Of A Preferred Investor
10 days ago

Consequently, Barry, you have the numbers for which preferred is the best buy at the prices as of last night. Figure which is best currently and place your bet.

In this article: AHT
Water, Abundant Yet Scarce: A Solution
11 days ago

Unfortunately, our short-term thinkers appear incapable of thinking much beyond tomorrow.

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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.
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
SSW Seaspan Corporation
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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Elections Have Consequences II
After I wrote several articles warning against a Trump presidency, the Seeking Alpha editors urged that I no longer post the following as regular articles but rather as blog posts. Evidently they were disturbed by the controversy each elicited.
Water, Abundant Yet Scarce: A Solution
Climate change is aggravating an already existing problem in the USA: Too much water in parts of our country and too little elsewhere. Let's fix it. Here's how.
Boarding School, Aka Prep School, For All
For as long as I can remember, and I'm certain even before then, there have been sincere and not so sincere attempts to break the cycle of poverty rampant in areas of our country. Here's an outside-the-box idea worth considering.

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The Art & Science Of Preferred Dividend Investing
Norman Roberts

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

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

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?