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harley_s_2000 39 posts  |  Last Activity: Jun 28, 2013 12:44 PM Member since: Jul 31, 2002
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  • Bought a bunch of AGNC cheap on Monday 6/24, held until the X-dividend date of Wednesday 6/26 and sold it all. This gets me the $1.05 dividend. Took proceeds and bought NLY on 6/26, held until the X-dividend date of Thursday 6/27 and sold it all. This gets me the $.40 dividend. Took proceeds and bought AGNCP (the a series preferred) on 6/27, will hold until the X-dividend date of Monday 7/01 and will sell it eventually. This gets me the $.50 dividend. What a week.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • harley_s_2000 by harley_s_2000 Mar 28, 2013 10:24 PM Flag

    Don't be fooled.

  • Reply to

    SEC sues management

    by harley_s_2000 Dec 16, 2011 1:05 PM
    harley_s_2000 harley_s_2000 Dec 16, 2011 1:19 PM Flag

    I should have said who the management is, for those of you who don't keep up.

    The Securities and Exchange Commission brought civil fraud charges on Friday against former Fannie Mae CEO Daniel Mudd, former Freddie Mac CEO Richard Syron and four other one-time high-level executives at the companies. Regulators say the executives made it appear that their companies had far less exposure to riskier mortgages in their loan portfolios than in fact existed.

    Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have been propped up by $169 billion in federal aid (Yea!)

  • harley_s_2000 by harley_s_2000 Dec 16, 2011 1:05 PM Flag

    If the SEC sues and wins for wardrobe malfunction statements of the CEOs, etc., it is obvious that the money they are forced to pay will come to us. Golly, I can't wait for my next billion.

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    OK, I am sold out and waiting for 3.80

    by harley_s_2000 Jan 28, 2011 11:38 AM
    harley_s_2000 harley_s_2000 Jan 28, 2011 10:05 PM Flag

    The table below (best I can do here) shows all of the declaration dates for CIM. They average a week before the X-date, which is a month minus 2 days before the payable date. Figure it out for yourself when the next announcement (declaration) will be!

    Payable Amount//$ Share//Ex-Date //Record date// Declaration date
    01/27/2011 $0.17 12/29/2010 12/31/2010 12/21/2010
    10/28/2010 $0.18 09/30/2010 10/04/2010 09/22/2010
    07/29/2010 $0.17 06/17/2010 06/21/2010 06/11/2010
    04/30/2010 $0.17 03/25/2010 03/29/2010 03/19/2010
    01/29/2010 $0.17 12/29/2009 12/31/2009 12/23/2009
    10/30/2009 $0.12 09/29/2009 10/01/2009 09/22/2009
    07/31/2009 $0.08 05/28/2009 06/01/2009 05/22/2009
    04/29/2009 $0.06 04/02/2009 04/06/2009 03/24/2009
    01/29/2009 $0.04 12/26/2008 12/30/2008 12/22/2008
    10/31/2008 $0.16 09/16/2008 09/18/2008 09/10/2008
    07/31/2008 $0.16 06/10/2008 06/12/2008 06/03/2008
    04/30/2008 $0.26 03/27/2008 03/31/2008 03/20/2008

  • Sold 30k CIM at 4.22 yesterday 1/27. The news and price rise is too good to last. Perhaps the secondary will drive it below 4 again and I can come back before the next X-date. GL all.

  • Reply to

    Did anyone with E Trade get their...

    by dadams007 Jan 27, 2011 10:34 AM
    harley_s_2000 harley_s_2000 Jan 28, 2011 11:34 AM Flag

    TD Ameritrade credited my account on the 27th at 0230 (a.m.) with the full divvy. I am very pleased. (30,000 shares is a nice piece of change)

  • harley_s_2000 by harley_s_2000 Dec 30, 2010 9:52 PM Flag

    There have been comments about an extended period before inst. traders can come back in after a sale. Any truth to this?

  • The only clear event that accompanied the tank of CIM today was the after-closing announcement of divvys for NLY, 4 cents short of the last two quarters and lowest for the year.
    It ticks me off that the insiders tell all their institutional buddies 6 hours before the announcement. Why don't they tell me, just once?

  • Reply to

    Div Reinvestment Price

    by g1rgeg Oct 29, 2010 4:38 PM
    harley_s_2000 harley_s_2000 Oct 29, 2010 9:33 PM Flag

    You must use Scottrade. Unprofessional at best. for $10, you can reinvest for yourself and usually beat the broker.

  • Trying to guess which way it will go tomorrow. The problem is that we just hit 52 week highs twice, seeming to imply big earnings are already reflected in the price. If so, nowhere to go but down. If not, I better get in today at 4.32, but that is really pricey! Opinions?

  • Reply to

    Informal Poll

    by bobinseco Oct 3, 2010 8:33 PM
    harley_s_2000 harley_s_2000 Oct 5, 2010 1:36 PM Flag

    200% CIM (dbld up with margin for divvy). 22000 at 4.04 for sale now at 4.08, and then into something else until Dec. for next divvy. I'm only 68 so diverse is not my style.

  • Reply to

    Let me get this straight

    by thrasherterry Sep 30, 2010 4:56 PM
    harley_s_2000 harley_s_2000 Sep 30, 2010 6:42 PM Flag

    So here you are, with a paper loss of over 15 cents a share, and a future divvy of .18 coming next month. If you were one of the insiders & institutions that collectively hold over 78% of CIM you would be fired on the spot. Us 22% holders can feed the big boys by quietly sitting on our shares until the next divvy, or we can reset the game by selling it all, waiting and buying below 3.85, selling at 4.15 next divvy time, and beating the divvy. Those insiders are not going to sit on 3 million shares each for another 90 days, they have bigger fish to fry. This eases the price down, and makes it attractive to come back in at a reasonable price. But if you are lazy, and sit on it for another 90 days, thank you very much.

  • Reply to

    Seeking Alpha analysis

    by srqdolphin8 Sep 27, 2010 9:39 AM
    harley_s_2000 harley_s_2000 Sep 27, 2010 12:13 PM Flag

    I studied collage in college but just because there were all girls in the class, gluing all sorts of stupid pictures together. But, what that has to do with this stock, I can't imagine.

  • Reply to

    but Cramer said:

    by im_on_ahorse Sep 22, 2010 4:27 PM
    harley_s_2000 harley_s_2000 Sep 22, 2010 8:28 PM Flag

    Is this some radio guru? never heard of him.

  • Reply to

    sorry 4.13 and ppl are buying

    by eyalyazdi Sep 22, 2010 6:54 PM
    harley_s_2000 harley_s_2000 Sep 22, 2010 8:21 PM Flag

    not ppl, institutions. 200K at a whack

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    Well that was a dissapointing

    by natolx Sep 21, 2010 4:11 PM
    harley_s_2000 harley_s_2000 Sep 22, 2010 12:53 PM Flag

    Not true! Not even nearly true.

    The 90% is based on the final year end result, not simply the unaudited second quarter statement. They must therefore ask the three witches to gaze into the last quarter's cauldron, and decide what the final number will be. Happily, the witches are very well paid, and might even be close. If they predict that the forest will come to the castle, this time could be .14 to .18, so buckle up.

  • Reply to

    Required reading topic: Gems to keep

    by harley_s_2000 Sep 21, 2010 3:11 PM
    harley_s_2000 harley_s_2000 Sep 22, 2010 12:44 PM Flag

    triple should have two pee's. English is silly sometimes. Like, "we work hard so you don't have to" (scrubbing bubbles) should be "we work hardly, so..." but in English, that is a contrary statement.

    And, I like the referenced post by fish. For information on my Puts, see the relevent posting by me elsewhere.

  • The discussion under "time to Exit" and "nuts" is worthwhile for all to digest. Particularly good is the Fishsticks 9/21 10:57, but many have gems for your edification. Highly recommended.

    OBTW, I trippled my $4 Oct. Puts today at 0.15

  • Reply to

    Time to Exit CIM?

    by vh_geetha Sep 15, 2010 11:23 AM
    harley_s_2000 harley_s_2000 Sep 20, 2010 8:04 PM Flag

    CIM has screwed the pooch twice, by issuing more stock and forcing the PPS lower. If you were sitting on the stock between dividends you had more than a 2 month chance of getting ripped off. My game plan has been, and will be, to buy at 3.9-4.06 before the announcement, hold until after the X-date, and then if the price comes above my buy-in, I get out. If Hell freezes and I get a 15 cent gain before the X, I sell. Taxes are much less on gain than on divvys. Bonus: if a 5 cent cycle appears, I trade for a gain many times between the X's. For $10 flat rate per trade you can make $500 before lunch many days.
    Conversely, if you sit on the stock, you have everything to lose, nothing to gain. This baby is not going to suddenly appreciate to $10, no matter what. The unexpected downside is too great to expose your nest egg to.
    GLA, Harley the Brave

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