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  • The Market Is Selling Celgene; I'm A Buyer [View article]
    I've been buying 50 shares every $5 drop "for the bottom drawer" and purchased some more today at $139.91.

    I will stop buying when the value of my holding is greater than 12.5% of my portfolio which means I have ammunition for another 150 or so if we drop into the $120's ...

    I will hold for 3 years minimum and look again in 2017 when they are nearing $300!
    Mar 24 04:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whisper Number Impact: Can Apple Top Earnings Expectations? [View article]
    down 8% now ... how much is that in Market Cap ... $40b ???
    Jan 27 05:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whisper Number Impact: Can Apple Top Earnings Expectations? [View article]
    Wow , according to the market ( after hours ) because "Apple only" sold 51 I-Phones all of a sudden my JPM,KO,CL,DIS,CELG & UTX are all worth less .... Mr Market is in a fowl mood at present that's for sure ... he wanted 2013 to never end !!
    Jan 27 05:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Philip Morris Reduces Short-Term Expectations [View article]
    Goldman Sachs induced sell-off today after downgrade to Neutral , stock off a monster $4 . I initiated a new long a few minutes ago at $85.39 having recently bought back all of my short put positions when the stock was over $90.

    As opportunities like this are few and far between in this market ... cheers GS!
    Nov 21 01:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Celgene: One Shining Pharma Stock To Buy [View article]
    Yes, nasty selloff today although all the high flyers in the Biotech sector were weak compared to the overall market.

    I bought some more today , at 146.18 and 145.07 . Take what Mr Market gives you, CELG is now my largest single holding.

    Don't fret , the company is doing everything right.
    Nov 6 06:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Disney: Analysts Late In The Game To Recommend The Firm [View article]
    I own DIS, ( ave. at $51.20 ) and add a few more every now and then and sell puts as well but haven't been assigned any recently.

    I too am a little perplexed by the annual dividend , they are the only company I own that do it ... just before Christmas as well almost like its a childish throwback to decades ago ... very strange.

    50c every quarter would be even more childish !! hint, hint.

    No complaints though , love the stock , although the ads on ESPN do drive me crazy during a good football game !!
    Nov 5 02:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Regaining And Maintaining Trust In Digital Realty [View article]
    I added a few more today at $47.34 and then sold some December calls against them for a bit of down side protection / income. This gets my average price down under $48.50 and with the upcoming dividend and option premium my yield over the next 50 days will be more than $1.60/share which means I am protected down to $46.90.

    If it bounces hard I may be called away on most of the stock but it will be a 10% gain in under 8 weeks which I will be happy with.

    Good luck to all holders ...
    Oct 31 05:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Regaining And Maintaining Trust In Digital Realty [View article]
    Pounded again today , shorts well and truly in control, down almost 20% now inside 48 hours .... WOW .... especially for a REIT !! I can't see Boston Properties or Simon Property moving a third of that in a month !!
    Oct 31 04:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Regaining And Maintaining Trust In Digital Realty [View article]
    DLR lost $1b in market cap today , just feels like way too much for what was a disappointing quarter but not an absolute shocker !!

    If you were holding at $58 yesterday I can't quite fathom why you would bail at $48 today on that announcement .... having said that no smoke without fire so I won't be buying any more in the near future and am happy with just a small portfolio position in DLR
    Oct 30 08:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Regaining And Maintaining Trust In Digital Realty [View article]
    I bought a few later on this afternoon at $49.24 , I used to hold about a year ago and made a few dollars on them when they were bouncing around in the low $60's. For me the crucial thing management have to do is explain the accounting methods they use , the rational , the maths if you like so that long term investors can get comfort that with the big dividend they are not "robbing Peter to pay Paul" ... There is some scathing press around on the execution of management in recent years too so the short-side traders certainly have plenty of ammunition at present. At 15% off in a few hours I'm glad I'm buying today not yesterday !

    At a 6%+ divi yield I am happy to give them the benefit of the doubt for now although this new holding is only 3.5% of my global reit portfolio.
    Oct 30 04:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • United Technologies: More Than Fairly Valued, Intrinsic Value Around $100 A Share [View article]
    UTX and GE are both great companies. I have traded in and out of both over recent years and done well. Should have held my GE given recent performance. Long UTX and looking for opportunity to add a few more. 10% divi hike was nice the other day and todays results were OK.

    Bought some more today at 105.21 ... and sold a Dec 105 P
    Oct 22 02:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kansas City Southern: The Price Is Far Too Rich [View article]
    Stock up 50% since this article was written , sometimes paying up for a great business is far better than trying to buy an average business on the cheap ( a Warren Buffet favourite saying )

    Didn't everyone think he overpaid for BNSF ?

    KSU is a great buy , even at $115
    Oct 20 08:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Railroad Operators To Buy This September [View article]
    KSU is one of my favourite stocks ... I bought them as a replacement when Warren forced me to sell my much loved BNSF shares a few years back!!
    For the growth potential in Mexico alone it is worth buying the shares.

    Do you think Warren is thinking of selling BNSF cos it might be worth a few bucks more than he paid for it ?? Don't think so.

    PS: Great results from KSU last Friday !!
    Oct 20 07:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron Remains A Buy [View article]
    In wasn't that "in the money" a few days ago but point taken. I have some large October option positions expiring on Friday and my account couldn't stomach purchasing 100 CVX shares last week when I thought they looked oversold so I bought a slighly in the money call instead. When the Oct positions are all gone I will have enough margin to exercise the call and take the shares and in the meantime I get some downside protection in case the guys in Washington can't get it together and you American's default on your $16T of debt !!
    Ever heard of the phrase "living beyond one's means" ???
    Oct 15 07:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron Remains A Buy [View article]
    CVX implied vols on the options are always relatively low , well below 20%. If you want to take a punt on the stock options are a good way to go but remember to research the dividend dates so your not holding calls that expire just after the ex-div date ( you can always exercise early prior to ex-div date but then you lose the "optionality" of your position.

    Disc: long CVX 115 1/11/13 calls ( this is how we describe 1st Nov in digital form NZ )
    Oct 14 07:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment