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  • Ex-BP manager settles Gulf spill insider trading case [View news story]
    Agree TFCAB, I'll add that, in spite of this fact, all the fanatic BP followers continue to howl about the persecution of the company!
    Apr 17 03:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldcorp Is On The Prowl: Other Attractive Targets For A Failed Osisko Acquisition [View article]
    With the possible exception of PVG, I see no reason to buy more gold companies in this market. There is no sign that gold has bottomed, never mind turned around. Given it's failure to sustain any real upward move with all that is going on in Russia and other "world hotspots," I see no big move for gold in the near or intermediate future. Ergo, unless they can get PVG at a reasonable price, i.e., not betting solely on the come, I would keep my powder dry. If the market washes out further, there will be plenty of "bargains" in gold in the next year or two.
    Apr 17 12:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cigarette volume down 4.4% at Philip Morris [View news story]
    Nothing unexpected here: covered calls!
    Apr 17 08:28 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BP says Russia business unaffected by sanctions, stands solid with investments [View news story]
    And Dudley and his fellow executives have always had their fingers on the pulse of world politics and their relationship to BP in Russia, right????
    Apr 15 04:47 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Which Diversified Miner Should You Buy? [View article]
    From here it looks more like you picked the lesser of three evils!
    Apr 15 12:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Tortoise Series: Part 19 - Potash Corp. Fertilizer Or Just A Load Of Manure? [View article]
    I agree with your assessment, thanks for the details. The recent change at the top only made me less positive. I've somewhat reluctantly owned and held this stock for 2 years at a cost of $39 and have always used covered calls. The reason: I get about 10% (including the dividend) annually in a tax-free IRA account with low/no brokerage fees (BA/Merrill Lynch), and get the money up front. I'm currently using the June 35's. In at $1.35 and probably will be able to get out at 25 cents or less unless the stock gets a bump up in the next few weeks. If the options are exercised, I'll get out about at break even thanks to the covered calls--much better than $4/share loss!
    Apr 14 04:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tobacco firms sued [View news story]
    Justification #347 for using covered calls!
    Apr 14 08:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • KGI: Apple launching bigger iPhones, iWatch, 12" MacBook Air in 2014 [View news story]
    I just hope at least some of these new products elicit more interest than the stock has shown of late. Either the market doesn't believe these products will be developed or, worse it doesn't care!
    Apr 10 08:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP can be a bridge between Russia and the West, Dudley says [View news story]
    Ha Ha Ha!!!
    Apr 10 11:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Philip Morris: Be Cautious And Step Back [View article]
    Great work as usual. I'm still holding and doing my covered call thing, but I totally agree that PM is at or near its upper price range for the next few months.
    Apr 9 10:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Potash Corp.: India Lowers Potash Import Price [View article]
    This is a direct contradiction of several recent blogs that appeared on SA hyping India as one of the keys to a Potash turn around. It makes me glad to have covered calls on this stock.
    Apr 3 10:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Triangle invests $13M in Cafe Enterprises [View news story]
    Restaurants seem to be a very competitive and crowded field, I hope this outfit is a step ahead of their rivals.
    Apr 2 04:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Dividend At $20 In 5 Years? Not Gonna Happen [View article]
    I think this issue qualifies as a 'tempest in teapot.' The majority of Apple shareholder (including me) don't need any gaudy dividend number. We want good performance, invention, and price appreciation, i.e., the dividends will take care of themselves if the company executes its growth strategy.
    Mar 31 07:32 AM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldcorp: Buy The Gold Champ On The Pullback [View article]
    Thanks for the reassuring data. Sitting on a moderate loss in GG, but covered calls have reduced it by effectively more than tripling the yield. Looking to buy more around these prices.
    Mar 27 07:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Know When To Short Apple [View article]
    I know ! It's when you cover your shorts after a big loss!
    Mar 26 07:22 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment