There were two flat years 1990 and 1994. It is
fun to look at the ten year chart and then think how
much worry went into every little blip and dip when
the overall pattern has been pretty steady eddy
sold it Hazen got 15mil cash and 4o mil in stock
cutting employee benefits and kicking long timers - all
accrued sick leave days old time employees
saved up will go up
in smoke and we get nothing for
it. They screwed up benefits to
get the hard cash
for themselves. "gave up their positions"
idiot. We work wery hard for 3% raise maybe a
for the robbers to take it later. Look at the ATM
people are paying, it's robbery.
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Well, see your tax advisor is all I have to say.
In a nutshell, when you exercise an ISO, you do not
incur any tax consequences except you get a Alternative
Minimum Tax preference item. For most people this is not
a major item. As long as you hold the shares (after
exercise) for more than 1 year, any gain you realize after
you sell is long term capital gain.
exercise the NQ (non qualified stock options), you
recognize ordinary income upon exercise (cha ching) and the
ole SSA gets their FICA tax too. Say you are
fortunate to be in the 31% Federal bracket
31% To Feds
9% to State of CA
7.65% to FICA
(you may get the 6.2% back if you go over the
47% of your gain in the NQ goes to taxes (and no less
I guess 53% of of something is
better than nothing, but I prefer the ISO
Hope this helps, but if not, just call executive
Would you please explain the difference between
the old Wells stock option plan(ISO) and the new
Wells(Norwest) stock option plan? You mentioned that the tax
ramifications are significant. Thanks in advance for your
Well, then this may not be of interest. How about
for about $2,000? What about a zero
debt company? International
entering the auction site biz. Volume last 3
39, 45 million shares...it IS getting noticed.
Yahoo for news/charts. No 10 minute spike( a sure sign
of P&D ).
It is NOT a daytrade. I'll hold 'til at
least New Year.
A year ago, I bought Norwest (NOB) and
to my father, sisters, and other relative.
nobody makes money after one year.
focuses on long term. So should we?) I
have all those
books about "value
NOB (now WFC) is not my only investment. But KO,
Countrywide Credit, Compaq, and Borders Group, all
down a lot. I am down 30% to 50% on those,
one or two years.
I used to consider in low
PE. I used to consider value.
Now, it doesn't
The Dow is setting a record, but how could I have
money in the portfolio after one year?
in MO, trouble in KO, now trouble in
Enough is enough. I used to resent Internet
Now, it doesn't matter.
"If you can't fight
them, join them".
According to analysts, most of the gains this
past month can be attributed to new money flowing in
ahead of the tax deadline. With taxes
due tomorrow those funds are starting to dry up and
that is forcing
traders to confront the escalating
situation in Kosovo and the dangers lurking in upcoming
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