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  • QuickChat #273, August 15 2014 [View instapost]

    >Maya-

    Thanks!

    Got a block at $22.53 net- and another 400 @$22.56 net

    WT
    Sep 4 03:52 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator August 16, 2014 To September 14, 2014 [View instapost]
    (GERN)

    Trading up 6+ % on over 1,000,000 shares-

    Anyone hear anything?

    WT
    Sep 4 10:28 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #273, August 15 2014 [View instapost]
    >HTL-

    Can I share your "MHO"?

    The main thing buybacks accomplish is:

    1) give the appearance of earnings growth much larger than what really exists and

    2) remove shares from the market that could be voted against management.

    Self preservation at its finest.

    WT

    Suggestion for investors:

    Those looking to EPS as an indicator, look first to the total growth for an enterprise. In ALL buyback scenarios the growth will be LESS for the enterprise than for a share y/y.
    Sep 3 10:21 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #273, August 15 2014 [View instapost]
    >LT- Thanks for the buyback article link. and
    >MJ- Thanks for the great analysis and comments as well as some noteworthy links.

    To me this synopsis says it all:

    "Writing in September’s Harvard Business Review, University of Massachusetts economics professor William Lazonick says corporate buybacks are lining executives’ pockets, but are coming at the expense of productivity as well as overall prosperity. That could cost many companies their futures, as a number of businesses are forsaking investments in coming up with new products. They’re also not compensating employees more."

    WT
    Sep 3 03:01 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #273, August 15 2014 [View instapost]
    >MJ-

    Thanks for the buy-back link

    WT
    Sep 3 01:52 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #273, August 15 2014 [View instapost]
    "...linked to work."

    Agree- Best way to go.

    Putting people to work- a 'jobs bill' was recommended by the council of economic advisors back in 2009. They stated that the velocity of money would increase significantly as a result. The velocity is what makes the wheels turn. Common sense recommendation- the major tool used in the recovery from the recession.

    Instead the fed put the money into the banksters accounts where it still sits working only to assure the people that those responsible for the debacle are protected so that they shouldn't worry- The banks will be OK! So what if business isn't borrowing. Business has so much cash they are frantically buying back their own shares with everything they have.

    Now the politicians will get hold of the largess and try to see that their big supporting constituents get more than the other politico's constituents, after all the gravy is skimmed off the top first, so they can be sure to get elected.

    ad nauseum- ad infinitum

    WT
    Sep 3 01:49 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator August 16, 2014 To September 14, 2014 [View instapost]
    Did this:

    Strategy Custom
    Underlying GERN
    Leg Description Action Quantity
    1 Dec 20 2014 $3 Call Buy to Open 20
    2 Dec 20 2014 $2.5 Put Sell to Open 20
    Amount Net Bid/Ask
    Net Credit $0.05 0.05/0.35

    Estimated Order Value $100.00
    Estimated Commission $37.95
    Total Estimated Order Value $62.05

    WT

    Worked out well>>

    Sold the PUTs at $.58 net
    Bot the CALLs at $.39 net
    Sep 2 11:40 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator August 16, 2014 To September 14, 2014 [View instapost]
    >SM-

    Re:(GERN)

    You got my nose twitching, Doc-

    Sell the $2.5 Oct 18 PUT for .20
    Buy the $3.0 CALL for .15

    Haven't done the Risk/Reward yet but this could work.

    December may be more profitable but the CALL is a lot more expensive.

    WT

    EDIT:
    Sell Dec 2.5 PUT @.50
    Buy Dec 3.0 CALL @ .45

    Pretty good insulation on both- A move up over $3 VERY profitable.
    Sep 2 11:12 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #273, August 15 2014 [View instapost]
    >FPA-

    Re: (PSEC)

    Quite a shot in the arm, Rattie-

    Glad I got back in-

    WT
    Sep 2 10:51 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator August 16, 2014 To September 14, 2014 [View instapost]
    >SM-

    Re: Wattles-

    Thanks, Doc- All the women I know say that I would morph into a young stud without the wattles- Now, for that other issue.

    {;-)}
    Sep 1 02:28 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator August 16, 2014 To September 14, 2014 [View instapost]
    >OG-

    "Why is this limited to the double chin?.."

    What is needed now is a tightener-upper for the resulting wattles!

    WT
    Aug 31 11:34 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #273, August 15 2014 [View instapost]
    >SHB-
    Is PlugPower using Hydrogen in their machines?

    http://bit.ly/1n9Jzuv

    WT
    Aug 30 09:04 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #273, August 15 2014 [View instapost]
    >Silibilly-

    Check out Plug Power's website to see what they are up to.
    I, for one would appreciate your viewpoints.

    http://bit.ly/1n9Jzuv

    WT
    Aug 30 12:53 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #273, August 15 2014 [View instapost]
    Some weekend reading on the world economic recoveries- or not?

    Interesting paper by fairly well respected economist, Stephan Roach of Yale et al.

    http://bit.ly/1n94aPm

    WT
    Aug 30 10:20 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #273, August 15 2014 [View instapost]
    >OG-

    Neat pic all right although it would be better with numbers under it.

    Probably would have an effect on da tan doe.

    WT
    Aug 30 10:01 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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