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  • QuickChat #275, November 3, 2014 [View instapost]
    Me three. Loading issues.
    Nov 22, 2014. 11:20 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #275, November 3, 2014 [View instapost]
    LT: Not good that the "home team" is bailing!
    Nov 22, 2014. 11:19 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #275, November 3, 2014 [View instapost]
    Elderly Banking... ..............PRICELESS!!

    Shown below, is an actual letter that was sent to a bank by an 82-year-old woman.
    The bank manager thought it amusing enough to have it published in the New York Times.
    ----------------------...

    Dear Sir:






    I am writing to thank you for bouncing my check with which I endeavored to pay my plumber last month. By my calculations, three nanoseconds must have elapsed between his presenting the check and the arrival in my account of the funds needed to honor it.

    I refer, of course, to the automatic monthly deposit of my entire pension, an arrangement which, I admit, has been in place for only eight years.

    You are to be commended for seizing that brief window of opportunity, and also for debiting my account $30 by way of penalty for the inconvenience caused to your bank.

    My thankfulness springs from the manner in which this incident has caused me to rethink my errant financial ways. I noticed that whereas I personally answer your telephone calls and letters, --- when I try to contact you, I am confronted by the impersonal, overcharging, pre-recorded, faceless entity which your bank has become.

    From now on, I, like you, choose only to deal with a flesh-and-blood person.

    My mortgage and loan repayments will therefore and hereafter no longer be automatic, but will arrive at your bank, by check, addressed personally and confidentially to an employee at your bank whom you must nominate.

    Be aware that it is an OFFENSE under the Postal Act for any other person to open such an envelope.

    Please find attached an Application Contact which I require your chosen employee to complete.

    I am sorry it runs to eight pages, but in order that I know as much about him or her as your bank knows about me, there is no alternative.

    Please note that all copies of his or her medical history must be countersigned by a Notary Public, and the mandatory details of his/her financial situation (income, debts, assets and liabilities) must be accompanied by documented proof.

    In due course, at MY convenience, I will issue your employee with a PIN number which he/she must quote in dealings with me.

    I regret that it cannot be shorter than 28 digits but, again, I have modeled it on the number of button presses required of me to access my account balance on your phone bank service.

    As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

    Let me level the playing field even further.

    When you call me, press buttons as follows:

    IMMEDIATELY AFTER DIALING, PRESS THE STAR (*) BUTTON FOR ENGLISH
    #1. To make an appointment to see me.
    #2. To query a missing payment.
    #3. To transfer the call to my living room in case I am there.
    #4. To transfer the call to my bedroom in case I am sleeping.
    #5. To transfer the call to my toilet in case I am attending to nature.
    #6. To transfer the call to my mobile phone if I am not at home.
    #7. To leave a message on my computer, a password to access my computer is required. Password will be communicated to you at a later date to that Authorized Contact mentioned earlier.
    #8. To return to the main menu and to listen to options 1 through 7 again
    #9. To make a general complaint or inquiry. The contact will then be put on hold, pending the attention of my automated answering service.
    #10. This is a second reminder to press* for English.

    While this may, on occasion, involve a lengthy wait, uplifting music will play for the duration of the call.

    Regrettably, but again following your example, I must also levy an establishment fee to cover the setting up of this new arrangement.

    May I wish you a happy, if ever so slightly less prosperous New Year?

    Your Humble Client

    And remember: Don't make old people mad. We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off.
    Nov 21, 2014. 01:21 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #275, November 3, 2014 [View instapost]
    Another reason why oil is up today?

    (As expected)

    U.S. EPA Said to Drop Renewable Fuel Quotas Planned for 2014

    http://bloom.bg/11CW0Km
    Nov 21, 2014. 12:36 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #275, November 3, 2014 [View instapost]
    Mercy: Terrible last quarter due to unscheduled maintenance, but MEMP, an upstream MLP is, IIRC, 85% hedged through 2017.
    Nov 21, 2014. 10:47 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #275, November 3, 2014 [View instapost]
    Good work, Mercy!

    Bought half position of MEMP at $16.44; yield 13.6%.
    Nov 21, 2014. 10:22 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #275, November 3, 2014 [View instapost]
    Hilarious (and how does this happen?). Longwei Petroleum now down $199.98.
    Nov 18, 2014. 04:04 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #275, November 3, 2014 [View instapost]
    Thanks, Mercy. I still think I'm a little early, and that gold has more room to fall.
    Nov 18, 2014. 10:30 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #275, November 3, 2014 [View instapost]
    For instance, I hold 5 shares of Longwei Petroleum Investment, which is a penny stock; now listed at $200.00 per share!
    Nov 18, 2014. 10:28 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #275, November 3, 2014 [View instapost]
    Careful trading OTC stocks today. My gamer account is saying that some OTC quotes are showing an "inflated value."
    Nov 18, 2014. 08:50 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #275, November 3, 2014 [View instapost]
    LT: Only a guess, but China will react to Japan QE by devaluing the yuan.
    Nov 18, 2014. 08:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #275, November 3, 2014 [View instapost]
    LT: Good question as to who is left?

    To the end of this year, I agree that hedge fund underperformance "could" help drive up the market.

    But this year, and maybe well into next (maybe further), the wealthy in foreign countries that are seeing their currency go down significantly versus the dollar, just might keep the US stock exchanges rolling upward.

    With Japan QE, and just maybe the EU will go QE, too, and add in that China may devalue their currency; basically all major currencies are going down versus the dollar, the US markets may plow upward, with perhaps the most silent possible contributing factor being from huge amounts of foreign money pouring in.

    2015 may just be remembered as the "2015 Global Currency War." And maybe, going a little further, the beginning of the end of the petrodollar.
    Nov 17, 2014. 10:41 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #275, November 3, 2014 [View instapost]
    jakurtz: Been following NG for years. Doesn't NG have permitting issues?
    Nov 17, 2014. 02:42 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #275, November 3, 2014 [View instapost]
    Liking SAND's movement today, up 20 cents to $3.09. Up 6.92% on the day.
    Nov 17, 2014. 02:20 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #275, November 3, 2014 [View instapost]
    WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Denbury Resources Inc. (DNR) said that it decided to reduce its 2015 capital spending by 50% in 2015 to $550 million, target relatively flat production for 2015, and increase annual dividend rate by 60% to $0.40 per share in 2015.

    The company stated that the senior management will discuss key elements of the Company's plans for 2015 at its annual analyst day on Tuesday, November 18.

    Denbury also announced that Craig McPherson, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and Charlie Gibson, Senior Vice President - Production Operations, have resigned from their positions as officers of the Company. McPherson's and Gibson's roles would be temporarily assumed by Phil Rykhoek, Denbury's President and Chief Executive Officer, as the Company conducts a search for their replacements.

    Phil Rykhoek Sr., Chief Executive. Officer, Pres and Director, said 'Given the recent decline and uncertainty around future oil prices, we have decided to reduce our 2015 capital spending to a level that we believe can maintain production and build liquidity to further enhance our solid financial position, thereby making more funds available to take advantage of future opportunities. In support of our growth and income strategy, we are increasing our annual dividend rate to $0.40 per share in 2015, a 60% increase over 2014 levels, but below our prior estimated range as we account for the lower oil price environment.'
    Nov 17, 2014. 10:48 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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