Board members...Year to date (from 01/01/10) SFL is now "up 67.7% with dividend add backs"...! This is not an investing contest but G-facts is also up over 67% this year because he only holds only one stock (SFL)...he has done great, but his style is not for me (I am to chicken for that). B-man has also done wonderful as he is diversified and by now is up well over 30%...he is an open mined investor with common sense..! I am also sure that s-ralsten has done very good because he plays to tight to give up much...! Susan...has also done very well as she is probably up close to 20% by now...if we were in a bear market I am not to sure that she would not be the leader in percentage gain...! My yearly target is try and beat a 10% return on my holdings every year and I have done that (this year). I also must admit that when I last posted my yearly returns my math was good but I over looked a deposit that I had made...so year to date I am now up about 28% and not the amount that I posted earlier...! I am also sure that there are a lot of other board members that have done better and worst than some of the investors that I have posted...! My opinion, at this time, is that the markets will stay strong until the end of January (we will have a Santa Clause rally and a strong start to 2010)...! Good luck to all...!
Stagg, I bought some CYS today at 12.74 and some CSCO at 19.56 and some GE at 17.43. Since selling ARTG I have more cash on hand than I'm accoustomed to having.
ARR anounced dividend and X dividend date today and CYS announced an offering yesterday.
I plan to sell ARR in the next couple of days (I hope to see a run up price) I'm holding CIM, hope to sell soon after they announce.
Susan... (aka goodtips_4_us, sid66 & etc.) I added CYS, LINE and EVEP to my holdings today...! I would have bought ARCC if I was not over weight in REIT's, However, it will be a good replacement if necessary...! B-man, have you notice how good the REIT's are running...? AGNC, ARR, and HTS are red hot..! All my holdings are still doing great...this is scary because it is starting to look to easy to show a strong profit. At this time I am all green on all my holdings and still on the profit fast-track...! Good luck to all...!
rught now, otherwise I would be considering LINE. I have been trading GNK shares (not options) buying around 14.90 and then selling for about 30 cent gains if I can. Then I have positions in NMM, ENP, NLY and ARCC as well as that small position 6 contracts of SFL for which I received $1.75 per share (just a little over $1,000 cash premium) when I sold the May $17.50 puts about 5 weeks ago. Fortunately I closed some ARCC positions today because tomorrow it goes ex-div and I am expecting to get back in more cheaply in several weeks. So I will probably replace my CYS shares if I can buy them right tomorrow. Starting snowing here about 1 hour ago.....have to take my final walk of the day before dark....will talk to you tomorrow.
Mexico...Is opening up it off shore drilling to private companies...this will increase the future demand for deep water drilling rigs...! My opinion, this should be good for SDRL, NE, RIG, and DO...!
today......now completely out of VLCCF with some decent gains. Holding NMM, CQP, and ARCC and ENP naked puts...looking at GNK for a put sale also.....have some beautiful snow on the ground here. Went to the casino again on tuesday and made $5 bucks playing with ON THE HOUSE free money for seniors, plus they provided a nice breakfast also free of charge...have to take a walk now, before heading out for Advent services at church tonight. Hope you are well.
...."Board members...Year to date (from 01/01/10) SFL is now "up 67.7% with dividend add backs"...! This is not an investing contest but G-facts is also up over 67% this year because he only holds only one stock (SFL)...he has done great, but his style is not for me (I am to chicken for that)."....
Hey stagg I'm up 73% not 67.7% based on my original purchase at $6.24/shr. and the high of $22.95 In addition all my SFL cash dividends have been converted to SFL stock plus I've got a number of SFL stock dividends.
Don't underestimate the power of numbers.
Board members...With the new tax cuts that have just been announced I now feel that all the markets including SFL will surge...! We will know if I am right over the next few days...! This could be a nice ride, good luck to all...!
I hope your crystal ball is on the money. At this time, I'm fully invested in the market. I believe we shall have an up markeet in 2011 and today's tax announcement will give us that xmax rally we all want. Last month I sold SFL 17 puts which are looking pretty good now and today I sold CSCO puts. We shall see how those work out.
Good luck to all.