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Southern Copper Corp. Message Board

  • bearsrock11135 bearsrock11135 Jul 13, 2007 9:16 AM Flag

    What do all you people do?


    I'm practice Architecture/Engineering in Illinois and dabble in stocks for the fun of it. (couple hours a day) Since 2003, I've increased my assets by more than 300% and they keep going up (thanks to PCU, FRO, MO, ACH, BCON, FTI, and TNH). I'm always on the hunt for the next PCU and other Great dividend paying stocks.

    I've bought into mighty PCU at 69 (2000 shares) and again at 93 (1105 shares). Haven't looked back since. Looking for a split this fall (hopefully).

    I'm just curious what profession other are in that post on this board? and what size of position you have in PCU?

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    • I work for a platinum financial advisor and I tell him what to buy. he didnt like PUC at 77, didnt listen to him, now he is sulking

      • 1 Reply to babesps
      • if only i realized that attempting to time the markets was suicide for someone with no experience in trading
        as soon as i realized that i made all my money back,

        its kinda funny to see all these other new ppl to stocks trying to do the exact same thing. i tried to explain to my friend whose down about 900 dollars (he doesnt trade with much) that timing isnt the way to go but he wouldnt listen! he just went ohhh well thats not my style. sighh

    • I'm a student at Kansas State University. I have about a year-and-a-half until I graduate with a Information Systems degree, and a minor in business management.

      Prior to school, I was in the Marine corps. I've been investing since I came back from Iraq in 2003. I initially started with mutual funds due to the extremely busy lifestyle. Just this past March, I took the money out to manage my own portfolio. My second stock pick was PCU @ $70, and I increased my position again @ $77. It's not easy working with such a small portfolio size, while keeping diversified, but things are going well. The portfolio, overall, is sitting at a 8.3% gain.

      I am currently holding PCU, GRMN, AVP, CLNE, and MRK.

      • 1 Reply to ildave1
      • At 24, David, you have the huge asset of time. Never underestimate the power of compounding.

        Find good companies, invest, reinvest dividents, and watch yourself grow rich.

        Don't try to time the market (or a good company) unless you are willing to spend the time and energy on becoming a trader. To win, you have to be right twice.....when to get out and when to get in AND overcome the costs of trading...spreads, commissions & fees and taxes.

    • 69 is a magic number...nice job, bears.

      I'm a freelance writer and stock investor.

      I've had PCU for over a year (since April 2006, @ 45) and took advantage of the late summer 2006 dip and bought some more @ 35 (just above the then 69, i.e. before the 2 for 1 split).

    • I don't comment too much on the board but I liked this question and found the answers very interesting. I have been in (and sad to say) out of this stock since Dec. 2005. I am learning about trading every day. Turns out (of course) had I of stayed in the stock and not jumped in and out, I would be much better off than I am now. But sometimes we have to learn the hard way. My other holdings are aapl, nmx, fro and pgh.
      I am a stay at home mom (a widow) of an autistic son. He is 19 now. It is at times very difficult, but I must say the most rewarding thing in my life. I am trying to make money so that when I am no longer here, he will be taken care of.

      Thanks for the question bears. You are from Illinois? I am in Chicago.


    • Great string of comments.....way better than the "penny stock" solicitations......anyway, I'm in the So.Cal. construction market since 1983 and noticed that copper prices had gone crazy and just kept on rising starting in 2004, so someone turned me onto PCU and I've had it at split-adjusted 41 since Feb '06.....200 shares now....wish I had more....I also own NVDA (my favorite) and USAP (hoping this becomes my favorite)....but PCU is my best stock pick since PMCS in Nov. 1999....and PCU has a divident of 16% (for me anyway).....also wish I had extra cash to put into ACH and CRYP and (highly-speculative WWAT.OB) .....happy investing to all.

    • Law Prof.

    • im 20
      a university student
      my dad used to take put away 66% of my paychecks when i was 15 to force me to save up some money, didnt appreciate it at the time but now im greatful.
      I started trading about a year ago but think ive got the hang of investing now, just buy a good stock like PCU and hold. But of course im still learning.
      ive got 130 shares of pcu
      ive also got shares of ACH WNR EWZ and NETC

      i love this board btw its definatly one of the better ones

    • I teach English to Japanese students and have written three textbooks. I also write letters to the newspapers and magazines (Forbes, Newsweek and IHT have carried my letters) so I suppose I like writing. As far as stocks are concerned, I'm an autodidact. Read (O'Neill, Parness, Dorsey et al) to get the benefit of others' experience, keep your eyes open and develop your intuition is what I would tell you.

    • retired. much larger PCU position since $44.
      if you like FRO and divis you should spread out into more tankers on pullbacks, NAT and DSX are solid.
      The CANROYS imo are
      still undervalued and I think the tax issue will if anything get more favorable. ERF PWE PWI BPT CNE.
      Other nice div plays with growth potential are CZN, KMP.
      Unless PCU increases the divi next qtr to get back above 6.5%, I will cut my position at least in half and go for higher yields in other stocks and come back to PCU when yield improves. Although I think the stock will see $135 soon which would be my exit zone.

      Good luck

    • Student(Investment management), 20, current holdings: AGO, BUD, GE, GS, KO, MO, PG, PCU, TNH.

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