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  • Update: Goldcorp Continues To Be Politically Savvy [View article]
    Not sure how well these types of agreements work in Canada, but elsewhere they always seem to get renegotiated down the road, especially if the price of gold goes up, to the detriment of the company.
    Jan 30, 2015. 03:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BP hands back Indonesia exploration blocks [View news story]
    Did BP pay anything for these rights? If "yes," how much? If not, they may not be as stupid as I thought they were.
    Jan 30, 2015. 02:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 3.8% Dividend Yield Should Cushion General Electric [View article]
    This "analyst" has a short term memory problem and SA needs to hire a real editor. He writes about GE every two weeks and says just about the same nothing every time. No wonder he can't remember when he last wrote. Too bad SA editors can't either. By the way, if he bought GE every time he said he was willing to do so, i.e., under $26/share, he'd be one of its biggest share holders!!!

    "The last time I analyzed General Electric (NYSE:GE) on December 29, 2014 I stated, "Having done this analysis I still like this stock but this may just be the last week I buy it for a while if it gets above $26."

    "General Electric Dividend Provides Me The Comfort I Need To Own The Stock by Abba's Aces
    This article was published on Mon, Jan. 12, 8:52 AM ET"
    Jan 30, 2015. 07:36 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Bullish Investment Thesis On General Electric [View article]
    When and at what price was your last "bullish call on GE"? Are you and Abba ever right?
    Jan 28, 2015. 11:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Winning The Profit Battle, Losing The Smartphone War [View article]
    Thanks thotdoc. I couldn't have said better myself. This guy should stick to photography!
    Jan 28, 2015. 10:50 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Whisper Number Showing Confidence [View article]
    Combine the whisper number gambit with the fact that a few people can trade Apple after/before regular hours and you find the average investor at a disadvantage. I see little reason to try to beat the insiders at earnings time. Watch and wait for your shot.
    Jan 27, 2015. 11:41 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons BP Is A Buy Ahead Of Quarterly Results [View article]
    Some of the above makes sense, but "favorable gulf oil trial decision…"???? The courts have ruled against BP in at least 90% of all decisions and the money "saved" in the latest one is at least $15 billion less than the "unfavorable trial decisions.

    Also, BP should be laying off upper management and the lawyers who made the dozens of mistakes before, during and after the gulf disaster, not just the worker bees.
    Jan 26, 2015. 11:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric: Abracadabra... Over 20% Upside Potential Materializes For 2015 [View article]
    Many of us who both own and criticize GE have every right to do so. It doesn't take in-depth analysis to see mismanagement of this magnitude: jumping feet first into the energy sector when it was about to crash, overpaying for a crooked and mismanaged French company, paying undeserved mega bonuses to upper management and the Board while stiffing the shareholders on dividends and buybacks. This isn't a Kumbaya site and I see just as many "uninformed" positive statements as negative ones here.
    Jan 26, 2015. 08:50 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reviewing Ensco's Recent Industry Presentation [View article]
    For me, it's the same old song: covered calls. I'll be buying back the March 35s today or tomorrow with an 80 to 90% profit; then selling a set of calls on any bump up in price. It is best to do this in a IRA and with a low cost broker. Good luck to all!
    Jan 26, 2015. 08:16 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Don't Sweat The Oil Price, GE Is Doing Just Fine [View article]
    I'll be happy and out if the price ever sees $30!
    Jan 26, 2015. 07:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric: Abracadabra... Over 20% Upside Potential Materializes For 2015 [View article]
    Thanks for the good work. However, I think the rose-tinted glasses predictions are premature. For one thing the impact of the lower oil/gas prices is not fully reflected in this quarter. Europe continues to drag earnings down. Also, there is nothing significant about the price going above $25/share from here. It was over $25 a month ago and close to $27 in November. As noted above, "range bound" is an accurate term for the stock.
    Jan 25, 2015. 09:19 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldcorp Is Acquiring Probe Mines At A Very Generous Price [View article]
    I repeat from another blog: Why did they sell a profitable mine in a safe locale (Wharf) to buy this mine?
    Jan 24, 2015. 11:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Billionaires are buying these dividend stocks [View news story]
    Not only has the ETF underperformed, so have these "billionaires." Those stocks are down a lot more then 5.4%!!!
    Jan 24, 2015. 10:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will General Electric Top The Whisper Number This Quarter? [View article]
    I've used covered calls too in the past, but using them now betting on earnings one way or another isn't worth the effort given the current prices of near the money options. You can go out 5-6 months and still only get about 30 cents for 26s, with the stock ~ $24.30 it's not very appealing to me. Good luck!
    Jan 22, 2015. 03:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will General Electric Top The Whisper Number This Quarter? [View article]
    I see little value in this approach to GE. The stock is a dinosaur and doesn't move much in the short term. In addition, the options barely move at all. There are literally thousands of better stocks to trade on short-term numbers. Regardless, good luck to all who try.
    Jan 22, 2015. 12:51 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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