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  • Southern Copper: Minor Bump, But Long-Term Fundamentals Look Intact  [View article]
    From the information gathered in this article It would behoove Freeport and Newmont to form a joint venture to build their own smelting operation in Indonesia to get around the copper export ban. Long Southern copper for a little while longer.
    Feb 13, 2014. 01:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Vanguard Natural Resources: A Solid Choice For Monthly Income  [View article]
    I am long VNR and just increased my holdings. Love that monthly distribution!
    Nov 22, 2013. 07:45 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • As Seadrill Agrees To Acquire Prospector Offshore, Here's Why I'm Staying Bullish  [View article]
    So what does that mean "owner of the yard construction contract for the new-build" ?
    Nov 17, 2013. 02:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Northern Tier upgraded at Macquarie, target price hiked to $37 from $21  [View news story]
    The upgrade is nice even though I purchased it for the dividend income. I need the money to support my mistress. Grin.
    Nov 15, 2013. 01:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria - Diversified Portfolio Creating Brighter Prospects  [View article]
    I too lost my father to tobacco, but still smoked for another 25 years after his death. I did manage to give it up some years back. Now I'm recouping my tobacco expenditures by investing in Altria.
    Doesn't Altria own a portion of a beer company?
    Nov 14, 2013. 01:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • PDL BioPharma Mutation In Progress  [View article]
    All this ney saying about PDLI has no future and will make short sellers a bundle. I believe that the body is not cold yet. There still seems to be some life in it yet.
    Oct 22, 2013. 12:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • PDL BioPharma acquires royalty, milestone rights from Depomed in $240.5M deal  [View news story]
    And they said there was no life after Queen et al expired.
    Oct 22, 2013. 11:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Northern Tier Energy Reports A Fire At Its Minnesota Refinery  [View article]
    Whew! I was intending to add some more shares to my portfolio. Guess I'll invest my money elsewhere. Thanks for the info.
    The fire was out in less than three hours, hopefully there wasn't too much damage.
    Sep 23, 2013. 01:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vodafone: Value Without Verizon Wireless?  [View article]
    I'll take a wait and see attitude for now. I will keep a close eye on VOD and VZ. If things don't look to pan out I'll sell out and put my money elsewhere.
    Sep 1, 2013. 06:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • PDL BioPharma Mutation In Progress  [View article]
    Sooooo. according to your article. I can hang onto PDLI and it's 7+% dividend 'till the end of 2014. Then sell before the price drops. Or Just sell before the price drops below my break even point.
    Jun 28, 2013. 05:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Seadrill (SDRL): Q4 beats on its top line as net earnings swung to a profit on stronger revenue and the offshore-drilling contractor benefited from a change in an unrealized gain on marketable securities. Operating profit for floaters, the company's largest segment, dropped 7.3%, while the jack-up rigs business reported a 44% rise. Operating expenses meanwhile, climbed 24% to $774M. Shares +0.6% AH.  [View news story]
    Looks like I picked a winner. Looking to increase my holdings on a pullback.

    Why the big increase in operating expenses?
    Mar 1, 2013. 04:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Sold My Verizon Stock (And Why I'm Not Looking Back)  [View article]
    As I mentioned I would do a while back. I sold half of my meager Verizon holdings and used it to purchase Vodophone. In the long run, I came out ahead. I own more units of VOD than of VZ and earn over $100.00 interest more. And I still own a position in VZ.
    Jan 22, 2013. 07:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Atlantic Power (AT) declares C$0.09583/share monthly dividend, in line with previous. For shareholders of record Sep 28. Payable Oct 31. Ex-div date Sep 26. (PR[View news story]
    It's in my IRA. I love that monthly income. I'm long.
    Sep 15, 2012. 10:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T Vs. Verizon: Which Is The Better Long-Term Investment?  [View article]
    I bought 1000 shares of Verizon for my IRA early in 2010, just before a pullback (go figure). It took 8 months to recover. My broker mentioned that I should swap out Verizon for Vodafone. I did some interest calculations on my own.
    VZ sells for 1.56 X's VOD. Say sell 1000 shares of VZ and buy 1500 shares of VOD . 1000 X $2.06 = $2060. 1500 X $1.48 = $2220. That's $160. 00 more interest in an IRA that could be reinvested for even further growth.
    Sep 10, 2012. 12:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (BPT +14.8%) is bouncing big after a disastrous three days since WSJ ran a cautious article on the group, which noted that royalty trusts trade at a premium to the present value of their cash available for distribution. Someone must be seeing blood in the Bay, now finding the risk/reward characteristics of this long-term cash machine more attractive.  [View news story]
    This stinks of market manipulation! BPT is mostly small investors in for the long haul for the large interest rate it pays. It takes a large firm to start a drop like this. I'm curious to find out who pulled the trigger to start this drop. Who stood to gain?
    Aug 30, 2012. 05:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment