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Manulife Financial Corporation Message Board

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    • I agree with most of what you said. Like F too, but not now. They are ALL going to be much lower at some point soon (2011). Patience is critical here.

      " I doubt if you'll make money on MFC; I, in fact, doubt you'll make money on anything. "

      More than one way to skin a cat. Yes, if you just buy and hold here, it's probably not going to work out too well. That's not what I do. I keep most of my money in cash and still have managed to generate a good return for quite a few years in a row. It's not "exciting", and takes a lot of patience and focus, but I sleep well at night.

    • people just looking at the bottom line of earning and don't really think about what are the core business. The loss was mainly due to market to market loss and will be reversed into earning in the future when the market turns. The core business is still strong. By the way, market to market is for accounting purpose only, i don't think it is such a big deal for the long term.

    • an announcement that they were going bankrupt next Tuesday and you would still have people on this board buying this stock. It is like people have a death wish. Those who have stuck with Manucrap have no one but themselves to blame for their wipeout.

      • 1 Reply to freemarketer6
      • You sound like a bitter bagholder. If not - why so angry? "death wish", "wipeout". How dramatic!

        FWIW, I deal with Manulife all the time (for business and personal). From MY perspective, they are a wonderful company to work with. Very well organized. Good people (marketing, support, etc). Good products (too good! lol).

        Their financial situation is very well-known. It is what it is. A recovery play (or not). I like unwanted companies like MFC with lots of bad news. Everyone hates 'em. Good. Nothing but bad news. Good. As long as impairments are temporary and not permanent, it's a good buy here.

        I have initiated a tiny long (but hedged) position, and will see how the situation evolves. Not married to it at all. Maybe I'll keep it, maybe I'll dump it in a few months.

        I think your comments like "death wish" and "wipeout" are over-the-top. Look at it this way, it's like buying a non-expiring leap call for $12+, with a 4% rebate (dividend) per annum. ;)

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