Update: Kinder Morgan Under Attack

Writing for Barron’s, Andrew Bary dropped a bomb on Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP) over the weekend, and by proxy dropped a bomb on Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI). In his article, I found truths, half-truths, and what appear to me to be, if not lies, then certainly some pretty significant misunderstandings. I explain my rationale for continuing to invest in KMI in this update, which also features an update from one of our newest REIT holdings. […] Continue Reading…

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Doug Kass Breaks His Own Rules Shorting Tesla

For the haters out there I am now profitable on my TSLA short. $TSLA

— Douglas Kass (@DougKass) February 20, 2014
 

Hedge fund manager Doug Kass came out guns blazing on Thursday morning, announcing that his Tesla Motors (TSLA) short was […] Continue Reading…

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Traditional IRA or Roth IRA: Which Should You Choose?

Congress doesn’t do much right, it seems. But when it created individual retirement accounts (IRAs) in 1974, it gave Americans one of the most versatile investment vehicles ever conceived, and one that has become the fundamental building block for […] Continue Reading…

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3 Simple Retirement Mistakes to Avoid

As with so much in life, retirement planning is an exercise in which you win by not losing.

You don’t have to be the world’s greatest stock picker or the second coming of Warren Buffett. Given a lifetime of saving […] Continue Reading…

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The Insider Buying Continues in REITs

I’ve been broadly bullish on REITs ever since the “taper tantrum” of May of last year, noting the heavy insider buying in several REITs I follow (see “Insider Buying Seen in STAG” and “Two REITs With Insider Buying”).

Whenever you […] Continue Reading…

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