tough , isn't it Harry ?? to live in a world where stocks do not go up forever ???
hey ,,, if 2 people can go on a date to dinner and text each other on their cell phones during dinner , why
wouldn't they want to watch a football game on their phone , while they are the game ??? makes sense to
me .... LOOLOLOLOL ...
have you noticed that the world seems to be going berserk ???? just listen to all of the great things that
we can do with devices ... measure every step you take , how many breaths you take , heartbeats ,
did you leave lights on , feed the pets ? who the hell has the time for all of that #$%$ ... people with no
lives , but then they are not the ones who can afford all of those devices / apps ... stay connected all day
and all night ..
I've been saying this for a few years now ... there is a movement underfoot to actually turn the human
race into BORG ... maybe Rodenberry knew something , eh ?
And that's a reason to go Vz???? Give me a break!!!!
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Spinning it's growth wheels for 2 years and counting!!! How much more can it spin???? And you know where you can shove that .50 dividend!!!
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Pleeeeeesssseeeeee!!!!!! It has had ZERO growth in 2 years!!!!!!! Only a boozer wouldn't call this one a loser!!!!
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Technicals and DRAM Fundamentals suggest Market Bounce is very close in general and for Technology including VZ which was pummeled by the market mayhem.
Two reasons that Verizon is likely to pop in a reflex rally soon with chips and the VIX signal.
Indications are the market is extremely oversold and near a short-term market turn.
1) VIX Peak above 20 level happened four times in the past 3 years which marked the Market Bottom...Market Went Up 4% within one Week..per Charles Payne on Fox Business Network.
2) CNBC Interviewed Needham Analyst Fri 5PM Eastern Recommended MU SNDK on DRAM Strong PC Market Demand and Tight Capacity on DRAM Chip. This fits IDC and Gartner last week who raised PC market actuals and forecast. Any Chip Executive validation will trigger big "gap up" with reversion to the mean
That analyst assessed MHCP company-specific China inventory issue...very different segment and not demand issue.
This Market technical turning point and DRAM Chip Tech Demand issues will reflex rally techs including Verizon.
Nobody has a crystal ball. Why not lock in .55 by waiting a day? A .55 gap down can be seen as a buying opportunity when people don't know why/how it happened. Also, buying at sub $50 provides a better than 4.4% yield. That's hefty when compared to holding your cash as cash. I think you just errored and said sell the day before ex-div. A bond play would want to be in for the dividend. Those selling on Tuesday, 10/7/14, do not participate in the dividend.
Why not hold and sell covered calls at opportune times? VZ is a 300 pound gorilla in the sector. I expect to keep lowering my cost basis which equates to elevating my yield.
I expect/hope for a slow and steady increase in share price both selling covered calls and puts (when my shares get called away - the puts get me back in hopefully at or below the price my shares were called away). As long as it doesn't rocket down and stay down I think I'm in good shape.
I'm new to the strategies I'm outlining here. But they seem good ... conservative and good. I hope it works out ... seems like the market wants to get hammered so may be I'm just getting hammered in the process?
Do a little DD yourself. If you'd Google it, there's probably a few thousand places that explain it, some maybe even so you could understand it..
i got befuddled about 25 years ago on the div issue .. called
my broker and he cleared everything up .. especially the
part about the broker adjusting price for the buyer on exdiv
days ... after that ,i knew it was folly to trade by div dates ..
or any thing else, other than funadamentals , though i have
paid my share of tuition for learning about options (!!!!!_)
Couldn't agree with you more. Been in the market for 30 years and never made a trade based on any dividend date. What I find funny though, is all these people who profess to know everything about the market and can even predict the future, yet still they can't figure out what something as simple as an ex-div date is.
In our area, T is the pits. That's really sad as the Metro area has a population of roughly 1.2 million people.
It's American Tower that is supposed to be the buyer. It should be a fat deal for VZ since American Tower's borrowing costs to finance the deal are going to be low. The EU lenders will lead pricing down as they would love to have USD loans to hedge against a weakening euro. It should be cheap cash to VZ. And of course the cash won't sit on VZ's balance sheet as it will go for spectrum or debt reduction.
VZ is in pretty good shape after the blitz yesterday.
The Q3 release will be the second since the VZW stock was issued. We already know Q3 postpaid sub growth was up 40% YOY for two months of Q3. That means July and August total postpaid adds totaled about the same as all 3 months of Q3 2013. I have to believe September iPhone6 preorders brought in a nice YOY net postpaid gain to report shortly. The Q3 report will distance VZ fundamentals from the VZW event per se and I expect the stock to leave the $40's on good results and outlook.