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  • Trolls And Troublemakers  [View instapost]
    Hey, RS! Get well soon, or else!

    And, uh, keep those articles coming. They are appreciated.
    Jan 28, 2016. 01:47 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Can You Profit From Prisons?  [View article]
    Yes, but drives some of the 'growth'' to this stock....
    Jan 26, 2016. 10:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can You Profit From Prisons?  [View article]
    Mr. %age,

    I agree with your points 1 through 4...flogging would be a good deterrent, as well as pillory.

    (The rest of this comment is not directed at you, Mr. %age.)

    Just an aside here, I don't appreciate the hate, but I do appreciate intelligent discourse about stocks, investing, and overall markets. Anything that influences these subjects deserves some mention.

    One might assume that the price of oil affects the stock market in general, or even that certain oil stocks in particular are affected is most certainly germane to the discussion, as is the speculation that drives the markets, and other ancillary issues surrounding the topic at hand. It's kind of like "looking at the big picture", IMHO.

    Assuming that you know me and then attacking me on that basis just weakens your argument, if you even had one in the first place. The attacker was wrong in his assumptions, and doubly wrong in attacking me personally.

    And another aside here; while some might consider me a "Marxist", I am only a Marxist of the Groucho persuasion.

    Now, let's get back to discussing stocks, etc.
    Jan 26, 2016. 10:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can You Profit From Prisons?  [View article]
    Prison for profit is morally reprehensible. Read those three articles I just posted. Do a little more research. Getting rid of Social Security and putting the elderly in prison is the new "Golden Years". Instead of educating our children, we are jailing them and grooming them for a "life of crime". 1 out of 3 Americans has a criminal record, so the "bad guys"" you are being shielded against are your former elderly neighbors, your co-workers, and every third person you know. Congratulations, we are now a nation of Gulags and "work camps". Yeah, let's "make America great again" sure is working fine and dandy.
    Jan 25, 2016. 08:35 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can You Profit From Prisons?  [View article]
    http://bit.ly/1ORObD0
    Jan 25, 2016. 08:28 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can You Profit From Prisons?  [View article]
    http://bit.ly/1ORNRnF
    Jan 25, 2016. 08:27 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can You Profit From Prisons?  [View article]
    http://bit.ly/1ORNAkM
    Jan 25, 2016. 08:26 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can You Profit From Prisons?  [View article]
    While I laud your activism, I doubt it's efficacy. A church may not be the best choice to donate your earnings. Why not give directly to an organization that is fighting the for-profit prison system instead? That's only part of the reason I will no longer 'follow' you, though. Good-bye, and thank you for your input.
    Jan 25, 2016. 07:17 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pengrowth Energy declares C$0.01 dividend  [View news story]
    Food for thought... http://seekingalpha.co...
    Nov 20, 2015. 08:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pengrowth Energy declares C$0.01 dividend  [View news story]
    PGH (PGF.CA) announced their dividend amount payable in December will be decreased 83.33% from C$0.02/month to C$0.01/quarter.
    Nov 19, 2015. 05:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Northstar Realty Finance declares $0.75 dividend  [View news story]
    $NRF $NRE I got my initial figures from the presentation on their website(s); http://bit.ly/1kuxogH but their news release offers different figures http://bit.ly/1H9eYfU
    Nov 4, 2015. 11:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Northstar Realty Finance declares $0.75 dividend  [View news story]
    Got it, and I stand corrected. Thank you all! Here's the link for the PR; http://bit.ly/1H9eYfU
    Nov 4, 2015. 03:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Northstar Realty Finance declares $0.75 dividend  [View news story]
    My broker has now informed me that the cost basis for NRF will be adjusted, so that estimated increase of 638.125% will probably be adjusted downward somewhat. ;-)

    I'll stick with my original calculation of a decrease of 2.0833% for the dividend, and ignore any instant huge capital gain or loss.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Pat
    Nov 4, 2015. 12:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Northstar Realty Finance declares $0.75 dividend  [View news story]
    I say it's a decrease, because;

    Let's say I had 6 shares of NRF paying $0.40 before the spin & split for a total of $2.40.

    Afterwards, I now have 3 shares of NRF paying $0.75 for a total of $2.25, plus I now have 1 share of NRE paying a theoretical and as yet undeclared dime, for a total of $0.10. Add both amounts and you get $2.35, a decrease of 2.0833%.

    So, yeah, it's a decrease considering all of the above.

    BUT:

    The NRE distribution does not seem to affect the cost basis for NRF shares held, so that cost basis remains the same for half the amount of shares (per the NRF presentation). This distribution is in effect another 'dividend' in that we have received 1 share valued @ $11.41 (WI) without affecting our cost basis for NRF so if we then figure that amount into the equation it's really $1.60 (annual) for NRF before spin & split and a theoretical and as yet undeclared $11.81 (annual) afterwards for NRE, an increase of 638.125% for a short time at least. Cost basis as reported by my broker (Fidelity), but that may change. (I actually believe the cost basis should be adjusted, either for NRF or NRE, because there was no actual cost to acquire that share of NRE. My broker is reporting unchanged cost basis for NRF but they report cost basis of $11.41 for each share of NRE! Maybe it's me, but that seems slightly askew.)

    So, it's an increase or a decrease or no change at all. Pick your poison!
    Nov 4, 2015. 11:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NorthStar Realty announces record date for spinoff  [View news story]
    it's not 1-for-1, it's 1-for-6 (1 NRE share for each 6 NRF shares owned, pre-split), and then NRF reverse splits 1-for-2.
    Oct 12, 2015. 12:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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