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buyvsh 16 posts  |  Last Activity: Oct 16, 2013 12:03 PM Member since: Mar 9, 2000
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  • buyvsh by buyvsh Oct 16, 2013 12:03 PM Flag

    Does anyone on here talk to management? Just wondering why all the insider selling...

  • Reply to

    Why does WTM get such a higher valuation?

    by bbarberayr Mar 30, 2013 12:08 PM
    buyvsh buyvsh Mar 31, 2013 11:47 AM Flag

    That answer is simple....Jack Byrne (who recently passed away). He was an insurance leader and visionary and an eloquent speaker. He actually embraced Wall St and made fortunes for his investors.

    NWLI has all kinds of good qualities, but it does not have a Jack Byrne. It is really that simple.

    Look up John Byrne on wiki for more info...

  • Reply to

    Spoke with CFO

    by buyvsh Mar 6, 2013 11:40 AM
    buyvsh buyvsh Mar 8, 2013 1:16 PM Flag

    I am as stubborn as NWLI management...

  • For all their faults, they did just produce a nice quarter. Book now $382....

  • Says you're all a bunch of bagholders. This POS is down 10 points and falling fast while management laughs out loud at the minority shareholders.

    Dow at an all-time high. NWLI still light-years away from an all-time high.

    Must be a bad quarter coming and the market knows. Ain't fair, is it?

    Oh well, you always have management to help...oh wait, I think not!!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    YTD performance

    by stillwater9999 Dec 23, 2012 11:56 AM
    buyvsh buyvsh Dec 23, 2012 11:49 PM Flag

    BFD. How about the last 5 years vs S&P?;range=5y;compare=%5Egspc;indicator=volume;charttype=area;crosshair=on;ohlcvalues=0;logscale=off;source=undefined;

  • Reply to

    What a Disgrace!

    by buyvsh Sep 6, 2012 8:16 PM
    buyvsh buyvsh Sep 6, 2012 9:49 PM Flag

    Sorry you took it that way.

    Yes, I'm extremely frustrated with what has been going on with this company, namely ignoring the fact that they are a public company and that the shareholders are constituents just like the BOD, management, employees, and policyholders.

    Add value and be thoughtful and respectful? I'm trying to stir people into action to get this company to do something, anything, to benefit shareholders. I have analyzed this company as much as anyone here and I have contributed my thoughts and opinions just like everyone else.

    Some here like myself are private investors - this is our own blood, sweat, and tears cash invested in this company. We talk to the company but they don't listen and voting no doesn't get us too far. Others are institutional and can have much more sway with how things play out. Being patient as a money manager is a whole different ballgame.

    One day doesn't make a market either. But when you're company's stock is down in an up market for the last 3-4 years it really is a clear signal that something is wrong.

    And btw, who the heck do you think you are to tell me to be thoughtful and respectful? I'll post my ideas here like everyone else.

  • Dow up 2%.

    Treasury yields up big.

    Other life companies up 2-4%.

    And NWLI is down. Those of you who are money managers - how can you justify holding this worthless company.

    And why aren't you trying to bring about change here?

    Don't YOU have the fiduciary responsibility to your clients? Do they know you have an investment in a small, illiquid company which refuses to do anything for its shareholders?

  • Reply to

    ATI vs NVDA

    by watcher_46280 May 5, 2000 4:05 PM
    buyvsh buyvsh May 7, 2000 9:34 PM Flag

    NVDA goes to $200!! I would be one of the greatest short opportunities of all time!

    Go NVDA!

  • Reply to

    y on rumor, guys! BUY NOW!

    by llststocktrader Jul 16, 2001 5:19 PM
    buyvsh buyvsh Apr 21, 2000 3:03 PM Flag

    I do not disagree with you, but what does discussing that crap have to do with S3??

  • Reply to

    y on rumor, guys! BUY NOW!

    by llststocktrader Jul 16, 2001 5:19 PM
    buyvsh buyvsh Apr 21, 2000 12:11 PM Flag

    we keep this board to focusing on S3 instead of
    other issues? Geez, I don't need either a lesson in
    investment style or gun control (where the real issue is
    whether parents can control their own kids as opposed to
    blaming the gov't).


  • Reply to

    Puzzling that Union Press release

    by hillerjh Mar 30, 2000 5:05 PM
    buyvsh buyvsh Mar 30, 2000 8:05 PM Flag


  • Reply to

    dropnails4u 2

    by crender2000 Mar 27, 2000 12:15 PM
    buyvsh buyvsh Mar 27, 2000 12:25 PM Flag

    Monday March 27, 12:00 pm Eastern Time
    Press Release

    AK Steel Specialty Steel Plants
    Receive Flawless QS-9000 Audits

    Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 27, 2000--AK Steel (NYSE:AKS - news)
    said today that it received a flawless report from its
    most recent third-party, independent QS-9000 quality
    surveillance audit conducted at each of its specialty steel
    plants. The audits are conducted every six months as a
    requirement for maintaining QS-9000 certification, an arduous
    quality improvement system developed by the U.S.
    automotive industry. The QS-9000 system incorporates
    automotive-specific requirements beyond those of ISO-9002, the
    international quality registration system.

    The March
    quality surveillance audit, conducted by Lloyd's Register
    Quality Assurance, was the first perfect audit since the
    specialty plants achieved the rigorous quality
    certification in 1996 when they achieved ISO-9002 registration.
    The plants audited were in Butler, Pennsylvania; and
    Coshocton, Mansfield and Zanesville, Ohio. AK Steel's
    specialty steel (stainless and electrical) plants became in
    1998 the first full-line specialty steel plants in the
    U.S. to earn QS-9000. AK Steel's carbon steel plants
    achieved QS-9000 in 1996.

    ``While achieving
    QS-9000 is a daunting task, we believe maintaining
    certification may, in fact, be more strenuous,'' said Richard
    M. Wardrop, Jr., chairman and chief executive
    officer of AK Steel. ``We are delighted our focus on
    continual improvement and conformance to these rigorous and
    ever-higher standards continues to underline our unwavering
    commitment to quality. In particular we are pleased that,
    despite a workforce transition due to a temporary labor
    dispute, we received a perfect score at the Mansfield
    Works. That is an authentication of the durability and
    accuracy of our QS-9000 procedures,'' he said.

  • Reply to

    Microsoft tonight on CNBC at 6:30 ET

    by Ridgway_PA Mar 9, 2000 3:06 PM
    buyvsh buyvsh Mar 10, 2000 9:11 AM Flag


    If you think NVDA is worth $100/sh, then I've got
    some land in good ol' Florida for you! You, like many
    others, are confusing a tech mania with investment

    Everyone Else - have a great weekend!!

  • Reply to

    -OT: really funny, could save pg

    by Roman_Empire Mar 9, 2000 7:52 AM
    buyvsh buyvsh Mar 9, 2000 8:26 AM Flag

    Great post on the Deepends. Did you get that off of the P&G board?

    Thanks...very funny!!

    Go ATI!!

  • Reply to


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    buyvsh buyvsh Mar 9, 2000 8:24 AM Flag

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