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howlow3 46 posts  |  Last Activity: May 6, 2016 1:49 PM Member since: Dec 24, 2012
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    New Nestle Shareholder Here!

    by do_not_search May 6, 2016 12:55 AM
    howlow3 howlow3 May 6, 2016 1:49 PM Flag

    I think I'm going to try and call Citibank and get the answer. I'm almost certain that the non-resident tax is being deducted somewhere in the process. And if its 25% or 15% usually if they have a tax treaty with the US, at least for me it makes a difference. If I get an answer I'll let you know

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    New Nestle Shareholder Here!

    by do_not_search May 6, 2016 12:55 AM
    howlow3 howlow3 May 6, 2016 11:20 AM Flag

    I'm looking at both Nestle and BASFY.....and I can't remember how the non-resident withholding tax works. If the stated dividend is 3% or about 4.2% in the case of that what we net off the ADR or is that yield number before tax is withheld?

  • howlow3 howlow3 Mar 18, 2015 7:51 PM Flag

    Yes but I'm curious....assuming you are a US resident don't you still have to pay the 15% non-resident tax on the dividends even though you are buying it on the US stock exchange? So the 4% diidend becomes 3.4%. And if your foreign income withheld already exceeds $600 for married filing jointly you can't can't recoup that.

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    Barrons doesn't get it ...

    by barkingdog78 Feb 14, 2015 8:19 PM
    howlow3 howlow3 Feb 15, 2015 9:53 AM Flag

    I thought the Barron's article was pretty positive.....what don't they get...I'm curious?

  • howlow3 howlow3 Feb 13, 2015 5:43 PM Flag

    I read most of your posts going back a month or two. I get a sense, like myself, you are incensed about living in a country run by the criminally insane and or their lapdogs. But a line that's always stuck with me from a book by Robert Anton Wilson said: If you can see THEM its not THEM. And while you can observe their trading patterns and can benefit from riding their coattails it still leaves the question who are "THEY"( if there is a "THEY") and how did they acquire so much power and control. I'm not sure that money is the whole answer though the actions of our totally incompetent and corrupt government would seem to suggest otherwise. Any thoughts?

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    clean house

    by rnsawaya Sep 12, 2014 11:35 AM
    howlow3 howlow3 Oct 29, 2014 1:28 PM Flag

    You seem like a pretty smart guy when it comes to oil but I'm not so sure about your politics. I look at it as one snake two heads. Both the DNC and RNC take corporate bribes from the same people, both parties have plundered this country, both parties have now lost three wars (Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam) and both parties are totally corrupt and incompetent. The label Democrat or Republican is meaningless, they are both money laundering front organizations for same people and god only knows why we can't even get close to figuring out who THEY are. Robert Anton Wilson Jr. once said "if you can see's not THEM" and George Harrison of all people commented that whoever you vote for....the government always seems to get in. Do we live in an Orwellian Police State managed by a totally lawless and corrupt phony government absolutely yes. But really...if you think John Boehner, ignorant drunk, addict and corrupt #$%$ he is is any better then the delusion and totally corrupt Nancy Pelosi I'd have to disagree. The only answer in my mind....arrest the entire US government.

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    Light Oil Glut Continues

    by iitriumvirate Oct 9, 2014 1:09 PM
    howlow3 howlow3 Oct 29, 2014 1:18 PM Flag

    I'm just curious. With a monthly dividend that exceeds 6% by what is acknowledged to be a well run company....why sell and take a loss.

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    rate of decline

    by rnsawaya Oct 22, 2014 9:12 AM
    howlow3 howlow3 Oct 29, 2014 1:16 PM Flag

    Do you really see it that way? It seems like the media is just screaming oversupply, bulging inventories, lack of demand etc. And all that while Libya and Iraq are in total chaos due to the never ending failures and miscalculations of US foreign policy. It seems to me that it would take ISIS overrunning Saudi Arabia in the middle of the night to create a real oil price shock. And in fact they seem to be pretty good oil salesmen themselves so maybe even that wouldn't matter.

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    Uncharted Territory

    by nokialivelongandprosper Oct 29, 2014 12:30 PM
    howlow3 howlow3 Oct 29, 2014 1:09 PM Flag

    I tend to disagree. I bought the stock after listening to the CEO's last conference call. I don't think he's in unchartered waters at all. To me it was a Warren Buffet moment. I like the CEO, I think he has a good grasp on things and I believe he knows how to deliver. As another poster mentioned and I totally agree, this stock like virtually everything else out there is a small cog in totally rigged market and its just about your sense of where the real thugs want to take the share price and knowing how to use that to your advantage.

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    It takes TWO to be Manipulated

    by forgivenandlovedbygrace Oct 29, 2014 11:21 AM
    howlow3 howlow3 Oct 29, 2014 1:04 PM Flag

    The frightening part is that everything seems to be manipulate. From the largest Vanguard funds to Fortune 25 where do you hide and what do you do....other then to try and ride the coattails of the criminal elite and make your 2 cents along the way.

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    by kf4pxu Oct 27, 2014 4:38 PM
    howlow3 howlow3 Oct 29, 2014 1:00 PM Flag

    I guess that all depends on whether there is good reason for all the selling. I've bought into a few European equities and UK etfs including SAN in the hope that next year Europe will get back on its feet and until then collect what are currently rather nice dividends. What's your feeling about Banco Santander? I think the new CEO has that extra incentive to succeed given who her father was. I just don't know if that's enough to counter the current headwinds. Any thoughts.

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    Goldman Shorts Oil

    by lariatrr Oct 27, 2014 12:24 PM
    howlow3 howlow3 Oct 29, 2014 12:53 PM Flag

    With things this volatile and who knows what they'll be like after 2PM and 1 nanosecond today...what's the entry price? $68 and change or is $65 coming or something even closer to $60?

  • Reply to

    bought some EWU

    by jebanks16 Oct 19, 2014 1:17 AM
    howlow3 howlow3 Oct 29, 2014 12:50 PM Flag

    I bought 200 shares last month. My timing wasn't the best but I bought as a buy and hold with the hope that the UK would raise interest rates and Europe get itself back on its feet by mid next year....and of course collect an attractive dividend along the way. I still feel relatively optimistic even though things seem to be not going in the direction I expected. I'm wondering if I should double up on my shares should the price drop closer to $18.

  • howlow3 howlow3 Oct 13, 2014 6:02 PM Flag

    Very interesting thought I hadn't even considered this angle. Of course it assumes the Saudis are really the Saudis and all the other players are who they appear to be. I've become skeptical of everything, I'm not even sure the US government exists. I think one could make a compelling argument that two totally corrupt money laundering front organizations who've given themselves a monopoly on power and lawlessness are merely masquerading as the US government. But back to COP, so I assume you are content to sit on the sidelines and collect your dividends until a new equilibrium emerges?

  • The perennial question? Given the all talk no action Federal Reserve and the continually evolving medical industry any thoughts on which of the three are a better choice if the priorities are first capital preservation, second yield and third return.

  • Anybody have any information on how regulatory changes in Australia might impact ANZ's expansion into Asia? Whether they might have to divest and sell off that part of the business and what the impact on the stock might be?

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    SNP: buy under $95

    by flip4mac Aug 1, 2014 12:45 PM
    howlow3 howlow3 Sep 9, 2014 7:02 AM Flag

    Hi of the things that has kept me from buying any Chinese stocks goes back about a year ago when the SEC demanded audited accounting reports from the Accounting firms the Chinese companies were working with. And basically the Accounting firms told the SEC they couldn't provide the information because these reports were considered "state secrets". The SEC seemed to take the position that either the firms provide the required accounting information or be de-listed. Since then I've been waiting for something to happen. Do you have any insight into this?

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    anyone putting NEW money into VPU

    by messjim123 Aug 13, 2014 3:02 PM
    howlow3 howlow3 Aug 23, 2014 8:55 AM Flag

    I'm also in the retirement camp. I owned PPL for a while and sold all my shares last year. Any concerns about all this talk about electricity usage going down, the impact of solar and wind and just the general trend of an industry that on one level seems to be struggling and looking to scale up in order to survive? The sub-text of all this is how safe are the dividends in the long term?

  • As much as I'd love to buy this stock I just don't see much in the way of new product either from Honda or Acura that is compelling enough to lift this stock to $40 or more. Though Honda sometimes confounds its many critics on the styling/performance front their many recent failures including the ZDX, ILX and RDX on the Acura side and CRZ and Crosstour among others on the Honda side seem to highlight a company more interested in telling consumers what they should want to drive then listening to what people say really want to own. Any thoughts?

  • howlow3 by howlow3 Aug 18, 2014 5:22 PM Flag

    Its been curious to watch the sudden run up over the last few days. Anybody think its going anywhere or is it a pump and dump with prices settling back to $40 with the usual people (us) holding the bag?

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