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  • A Speculative $5 Energy Play That Is Way Under Analysts' Price Targets [View article]
    Bret: I agree! CPE has been a great stock to trade...Current price is a nice entry point.
    Apr 26 11:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Windstream's Monster Dividend Safe Now? [View article]
    A suggestion for thoes interested..., Morgan Stanley's Telco analyst, Sean Flannery just completed a 30 page document analizing the Telco industry. In particular he focused on the sustainability of dividends. Flannery is well respected on wall Street, the report is valuble reading for thoes that follow the Telco's....
    Apr 20 06:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • YPF Sociedad Anonima - A Short-Term Buy; Reduced Results Longer-Term [View article]
    Mike: Question? Where's The Kirchner government going to get the $$$ to buy out Repsol and The Peterson Group?
    Apr 16 11:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Morgan Stanley (MS) changes its compensation rules, making it easier to clawback or cancel bonuses for "circumstances ranging from substantial losses to ethical lapses and include failure to appropriately supervise or manage an employee." The new rules will apply to all top execs and may become the model for other large banks.  [View news story]
    Wall street(Morgan-Stanley) having ethical lapses...? Come on....
    Apr 5 04:43 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Finding High Dividend Yields Overseas [View article]
    Be cautious when investing in Argentina! The kirchener government is inthe process of nationalizing thier premier oil company, YPF and is confiscating its properties, this action is creating financial insability in the Argentine stock market. Also, the govenment is discouraging all dividend payments abroad to allieviate its "balance of payment" deficits...
    Apr 5 11:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Bought Banco Santander [View article]
    Yes! STD does have a DRIP program and it is not taxed by the Spanish Government. My guess is when you sell your STD stock it will be treated as a long term capital gain(loss) by the IRS... No Spanish Taxes... The DRIP program has been very successful..., so I assume they will continue it.., we'll see ?
    Apr 3 01:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Argentina Poised To Take Control Of Energy Company YPF SA [View article]
    Tim: I have another question ? How's this take over of YPF going to effect the likes of TEO and BFR? They also have substantial foreign ownership and send their dividends abroad.... Thanks, Bax
    Apr 3 12:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Banco Santander Brasil: An Investment Gem In The Santander Stable [View article]
    Caiman: Hello..., Question? Do you follow the Brazil Telco's? I'm puzzled with the sudden weakness in BTM and BTM'C. Do you follow them? Thanks, Bax
    Apr 1 03:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Frontier Communications: Opportunity Or Value Trap? [View article]
    David: Question? have you ever looked at Alaska Comm(ALSK) ? They recently did the FTR thing....,Mia Culpa, Mia Culpa and drastically reduced their dividend. ALSK is now selling at $3.00 per/sh. What's your thoughts on it?
    Apr 1 01:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Frontier Communications: Opportunity Or Value Trap? [View article]
    David: Most pragmatic analysis so far..., confirms my opinion, buy the Wildrotter wine, avoid the stock...
    Apr 1 01:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Black Swan' Income Investing [View article]
    A sobering article! it's taken me many years to come to the same conclusion...,stay diversified(no matter what). When General Motors finally went broke it hit me in the head..,there's NO WHITE SWANS!!!
    Mar 31 01:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Account Portability Puts Telecom Argentina On The Defensive [View article]
    Owning stocks is not for the fainthearted...,especi... in Latin America....
    Mar 29 11:40 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Banco Santander Brasil: An Investment Gem In The Santander Stable [View article]
    Be cautious!!! What's happening in Argentina(as we speak) with YPF and BFR, I'm troubled. So.American economic and political life is far different than what we enjoy in the good ole USA. I would be cautious owning SA companies with a strong foreign ownership. BAX. *PS: I owned Telefonos Venezuela when Hugo Chavez nationalized it. ADR's received 50 cents on the dollar.....
    Mar 28 12:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Consider Statoil: Its New Field Pipeline Is Fantastic [View article]
    A well researched article! Thank you very much.
    Mar 26 11:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Frontier Communications A Long-Term Buy? [View article]
    As I mentioned in a earlier article, Maggie and her husband own a very nice winery(Wildrotter Winery) in the foothills above Sacramento. They turn out a decent Zin. My advice..
    , buy the Zin...leave the FTR stock for others... BAX
    Mar 5 08:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment