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  • Why Google Has Upside To Nearly $650 [View article]
    Dying to see answer to your question. Had same.
    Apr 25 11:25 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why JPMorgan Chase Will Beat Estimates Despite Sluggish Economy [View article]
    Seriously hope you're right. Going to forthwith sell a J 15 57.5 P or two.
    Apr 10 03:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Does A Smaller, Nimbler, More Focused Vodafone Stack Up? [View article]
    After some VOD sales pre-distribution i owned 102 shares at $19.64 a share and ended up with 55 vod shares, 26 vz shares, $55.13 cash payment for fractional shares and $502.66 cash dividend payout .
    What is my cost basis in the remaining 55 VOD and 26 VZ shares? I assume I'll be paying taxes on the cash received.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Mar 8 08:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why My Money Went To Spain Today [View article]
    Besos for Pesos? I'm long EWP using profits made in Dec / January activity in IEV and veurx. Thanks for article.
    It seems that 60-70% of the Europe and Spain financial comments have some positive element versus the 100% negative Europe is in recession ratio of a year ago. Even fleeting glinting comments that France is leaving recession. Vraiment?
    Feb 28 07:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T Should Yield 6% With Google Fiber Looming [View article]
    Pensions etc were driven to telecoms for yield when quite safe 6 month, year, 2 year, and ten year yields were almost nothing. A 100 basis point increase in the 10 year for example has chaa-anged the game and is way the biggest recent factor in the decrease stock price of telco's utilities etc..
    Feb 25 01:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • LinkedIn: Why Are Investors Paying So Much For This Stock? [View article]
    Filed under market shenanigans is this: How often have you seen a run up to earnings announcement in a "high flyer." It seems a normal gaming mechanism to me. It seems, more often than not, to reward sellers at this gaming top (although I lack the cojones to bet on it and because I'm an option incrementalist.)

    My point here is : at 3:00pm on the fifth LNKD was $212.00. After the gaming run up, 3:00 on sixth LNKD was $223.00. This action is bull. At 3:00 on 7th after announcement LNKD was $210, basically the same as before the gaming action. To me the headline or the analysis that LNKD had given up 9% has no merit. It was valued at $212 by market before gaming action and basically the same after the game concluded. LNKD did not get hammered, it just didn't have any new juice.

    I went short LNKD at $135 months ago but closed the position (up) due to lack of patience and a percieved poor risk reward parameter. Stubbornness and a dislike of this among other social media stocks will probably drive me to try to sell a top again some day.
    Feb 8 12:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Portfolio Super Bowl: JPMorgan Vs. KLA-Tencor [View article]
    " JPMorgan pays a dividend of 2.76% with a payout ratio of 35% of trailing 12-month earnings while KLAC pays a dividend of 2.92% with a payout ratio of 55% of trailing 12-month earnings. KLAC wins Game Four of the series "

    I think JPM wins. 2.76 and 2.92 are basically equal , 55% is muy large compared to 35%.
    JPM wins.
    Good writing.
    Feb 1 11:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil: Deep Value At Discount Prices [View article]
    And xom does or does not have a share by back program. The program is huge? It's tiny? It is greater than or less than it's competitors. The buy back program has bumped the share value by ??? over one year, two years? Buffet?
    Feb 1 10:41 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 ETFs To Avoid Right Now [View article]
    Nice article.
    Jan 29 10:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • After Hour Gainers / Losers [View news story]
    i can find no verification that VGK was either active or especially up in the after market. I sincerely hope you have read the right tea leaves or active charts. I am long Europe and Spain. My thinkorswim chart on IEV does show it active/up 1.9% from Fri close to $47.00. Be nice to open major up on Monday.
    Jan 26 03:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Portfolio Semi-Finals: JPMorgan Vs. Amgen [View article]
    Very cool idea and writing style. Way to go!
    As to the investing "one big puzzle" I use a Sartre/Camu-Your greed/my money- NyQuil-chaos theory.
    (There's no God or right and wrong: sell options /pocket the premium: invest such that you can sleep easily (modified hedging): and trust that the unexpected will happen and can partially be planned into a portfolio.)
    Jan 15 08:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Frontier Communications Doubles Down On Landlines [View article]
    This is culled from the daily upgrade/downgrade blast from "Analyst Rating Network".
    "Frontier Communications Corp. (NYSE:FTR) is now covered by analysts at Jefferies Group. They set a "buy" rating and a $6.00 price target on the stock. 27.7% upside from the previous close of $4.70. "

    Also many thanks to the Seeking Alpha entity that heralded the FTR trading halt. This is one of the better aspects of the minions at Seeking Alpha!
    I post haste sold 2/3rds of my multi thousand position in extended hours trading (pre-9:30 open) at a nice $5.00. From SA reading and tape reading and having watched 3 companies choke on Verizon asset sales it never dawned on me that FTR might surpass and hold above $5.00 ish.
    Beware SA flock: "the 3 companies choke scenario."
    I'm now short and ahead on a few thousand $4.50 puts as well as long 1/3 of my previous position but won't hesitate to plunge yet again long the stock at $4.30-$4.45.
    Thanks again SA for timely reporting!
    Dec 19 03:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Trading halt on Frontier Communications [View news story]
    Halt Date Halt Time Issue Symbol Issue Name Market Reason Codes Pause Threshold Price Resumption Date Resumption Quote Time Resumption Trade Time
    12/17/2013 06:55:09 FTR Frontier Communications Corp NASDAQ

    this is from web site...means resumed trading
    12/17/2013 07:25:00 07:30:00

    bought att wire line assets is "headline!!"
    ftr up 70 cents for a while
    me sell sell sell after hours
    Dec 17 09:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of Montreal's Dividend Hike And Strong Q4 Results Represent A Solid Finish To Fiscal 2013 [View article]
    There are fundamentals and there is "price action." Zacks jumped to a "2" (buy) a while back as the stock was hotly heading to $70 I assume based on volume,etc as well as receding fears that the Canadian mortgage industry was in trouble. At the recent earnings decline moment they went "5", "strong sell" and now sell. By buying calls on the upward leg and then liquidating my 400 shares I managed a 6% return (plus dividends.)
    My point, while not particularly well made, is that I feel assured that Zack's readings combined astute technical analysis for a somewhat staid stock that had a frothy element resulting in good recs and good trading results.
    Dec 13 06:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of Montreal's Dividend Hike And Strong Q4 Results Represent A Solid Finish To Fiscal 2013 [View article]
    Read somewhere that the reported eps included $ .17 a share from a special tax event which meant BMO was a bust for meeting street estimates.
    (I own BMO and half my profits come from options trades. Initially I got hammered on the run up because I had sold calls but bought a large handful of calls to outperform eventually (which I sold out weeks ago.)
    Dec 4 10:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment