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Hi Old_Joe: I recently came across this mutual fund finder. It is linked below. The two best convertible securies funds that are open to new investors are the Cloumbia fund PACIX and the Pimco Fund PCONX. Both are 4* by M*.
Hi Old_Joe. He are the funds held in my hybrid income sleeve. You might Xray each one of these to see if there is something there to your liking. The funds are APIUX, AZNAX, BAICX, DIFAX, FBLAX, FISCX, FKINX, FRINX, ISFAX, JNBAX & PMAIX. A fund I plan to add is CPXAX (a perferred securities fund) when interest rates again climb. I'm thinking that you had indicated that you had accounts with a major brokerage house (Edward Jones). You might wish to check with your advisor for a list of convertible securities funds that can be held in firm name. The center your research around these funds. I usually center my portfolio around holding A share funds since the have nav exchange benefits to other A share funds within their family of funds. I'm thinking you've got a bunch of American Funds but A/F does not have a convertible fund. I feel like both the Columbia fund PACIX and Lord Abbett fund (LACFX) can both be held at Edward Jones. I sure there are a few others.
Just link a number of articles, a couple off-topic, that give MFO some insights into the world of investing, mutual funds, and ETFs. I hope that at some point today you can make the same positive contribution to your fellow MFO members. Are you up to the task ?
Hey - Kindly let me know what’s happening re Chip. On file at mfo is an ancient email address I rarely use (@mail.com), but in wading through all the spam, etc. that it collects, I find no message. Nothing in the current email either. I’ve tried (without success) to access the link Ted served up.
I’ve enjoyed the times I’ve encountered Chip when she has assisted with board related issues. I’m assuming she’s married to David? Sure is upsetting news if she’s seriously ill.
I also had a line: "a bank's more likely to fail than the US government". I could have added: but then again, how many bank CEOs have overseen one bankruptcy, let alone four. I decided to just write the "conventional wisdom" and leave the rest to the readers' imagination.
Hi Old_Joe, I appreciate your remarks. My thread's title "Nothing Divides Voters Like" was intentionally started with the exactly the same 4 words as the esteemed Linksters thread which was adjacent. That being said, the thread was active, had many participants including someone who called me an ass. We both know there have been many way off topic threads that didn't get censored but the anti repuglican thread did. I would have expected better from a professor from a liberal arts college. At the end of the day I guess looking at the truth about what their party stands for made the repugs uncomfortable.