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b_hesford2000 2602 posts  |  Last Activity: Mar 9, 2015 4:27 PM Member since: Jan 3, 2008
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    Thank you President Obama

    by mubochi Mar 6, 2015 1:41 PM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Mar 9, 2015 4:27 PM Flag

    The funny thing here is that the most blatent error went unnoticed. I wish we were 18B in debt!!! As for name calling, bigot??? How so? It is an educated conversation where both sides of the argument were being discussed. I'm no bigot. The question you may want to answer is why are you, if you are so secure in your opinions, so quick to drop an intelligent conversation in favor of elementary name calling? I think the President has done some good things while in office. I like the fact that he has pushed an agenda, whether I fully agree with it not. I like that someone is using there office to make things happen. I do however think that there will be some severe consequences if this government doesn't show some fiscal responsibility soon. Sadly, fiscal responsibily isn't a word voters want to hear!

  • Reply to

    Thank you President Obama

    by mubochi Mar 6, 2015 1:41 PM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Mar 9, 2015 11:51 AM Flag

    That's because I was on a tablet and didn't feel like going through the process. I make the assumption that the people on here are somewhat educated.

  • Reply to

    Thank you President Obama

    by mubochi Mar 6, 2015 1:41 PM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Mar 8, 2015 10:58 PM Flag

    are you serious. ..this is common sense. The debt is at 18B. ..it is what it is. ..but I will tell you what it never was. ..36B!

  • Reply to

    Buy all you can

    by onthe.fence Mar 6, 2015 1:46 PM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Mar 6, 2015 11:54 PM Flag

    Horse, I am not a professional but I have a good amount of experience in investing for myself. I personally find it very difficult to sell at the extremes. . For instance, I should sell AKAM on Monday as well as WLT. In one I have massive gains and in the other I have the same in losses. Anyway, my recommendation is that you sell and start with a clean slate elsewhere. You will feel better a few weeks from now. ..but learn from this. I would recommend the following in order of my own interest NYMT, GE, FNFG, and SCTY. I own GEand FNFG for the record. I have been looking at the other 2 for a long time and will have a position in both at some point provided I get the right price. Best of luck to you with your difficult choices. ..remember, if you have time. ..just keep learning and keep some cash for the big opportunities the market gives you. ..aka energy in the next few months. B

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    Looking for an entry for next leg up.

    by gsunwab Feb 20, 2015 11:01 AM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Feb 27, 2015 4:15 PM Flag

    Rates expecting to go up may put a snag in that PT.

  • b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Jan 13, 2015 9:30 PM Flag

    At the end of the day the only thing that matters is what your timeframe is. If you are in the name for the next few years, you will do really well buying at these levels. Do so with caution so that you have more to add if things get worse before they get better. Personally, I first bought at 27...then at 21. I will continue to add slowly and comfortably as the stock dips. When I feel like the bottom is in. ?.I will double down. That time is not here yet.

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    x-Div Tuesday

    by dumpbernanke Jan 9, 2015 5:56 PM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Jan 9, 2015 10:51 PM Flag

    Well if it is going ex divy on Tuesday then the action will be on Monday.

  • b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Dec 16, 2014 11:32 PM Flag

    Are you seriously comparing Kodak to fcx? Apple's and oranges man. Get a clue. Technology vs minerals and energy. ?.something tells me that there's a better chance of Exxon being around 50 years from now than Apple.

  • b_hesford2000 by b_hesford2000 Dec 10, 2014 1:14 PM Flag

    For the first time in nearly 2 years (not including reinvested divy). I only nibbled b/c who knows where the knife will stop, but this seems exhausted on a technical basis and I'd enjoy turning this into a trade if we get a nice bounce or if it goes lower, I have no problem sitting on shares at this level. GL all, B

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    FNFG TAKEOVER LOOMING!!! Hot News Alert

    by stocksinc_c Nov 13, 2014 9:02 AM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Nov 19, 2014 8:23 PM Flag

    I don't see any danger in the divy being cut and there is zero chance of the yield getting to those levels....I wish they would up the divy but that isn't fiscally responsible yet either. No need to get that negative. BUT....if it does go to 4/sh (which you are implying) and the payout is 8-9% or so, I will be buying hand over fist....heck, perhaps even take out a loan to buy some...and pay back the loan with the divy payouts (plus some other funds obviously) over the course of a few years. The company has been put through the rigger....and in the end it is 'dirty'....but it is capable of getting cleaned up and when it is, the pieces are pretty darn good. GL, B

  • When it comes to the best companies in their sectors, you rarely get a chance to buy them at discounts...unless the markets in general are getting crushed (but usually that is when people don't have a lot of funds to put into the market b/c it is already there). However, this may be one of those time....I have held a very small position in this name for a few years and got lucky with the buy and never averaged up BUT kicked myself for not buying more.....well, I find myself 'hoping' for a big pullback like I see some of you are predicting. Just remember those of you who are routing for it.....you need to buy on it b/c it will be a BIG OPPORTUNITY!!! I plan to nibble soon. My limit buys are set....but it will take one heck of a gross day for them to hit. Good luck all, B

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    Well...I sold at LONG last

    by b_hesford2000 Nov 5, 2014 12:08 PM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Nov 19, 2014 8:00 PM Flag

    Split? A split doesn't mean anything other than the stock price gets cut in half while the share count doubles.....it's a numbers game is all. Understand that the dividend gets halved as well. It would be cool if the share count doubled and the divy stayed the same though. Anyway, everybody loves a stock in and around a top....I feel OK letting it go. I do hope to get back in at some point...lower. I think we see a 20% pullback at some point from these prices. Not saying it won't go to 160/sh first...but I do think 105 or so is in the cards as well. In the long run.....I do think GD will have a CAP of 100B....but not for years to come.

  • b_hesford2000 by b_hesford2000 Nov 5, 2014 12:08 PM Flag

    I'll been long for 10 years....well, longer. sold at 91 before the collapse (sadly I reinvested and lost right along side everyone else, only a different name) and got back in a couple times. Needless to say, this name has been great. Time for it to be great for someone else though. It has reached some long term trend lines and while it may blast though them....it may fail too. If it goes through them, there will likely be a retest of these levels at some point and I can pick the shares back up. If it fails.....I can buy them back much lower...aka low 100s. Risk/ Reward.....either way, a great company but a pricey stock....finally. GL all, B

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    Overvalued?

    by walterbyrd Sep 22, 2014 11:37 AM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Nov 3, 2014 9:23 PM Flag

    What are you thinking when it comes to water? I have been thinking about investing in water for years and just can't seem to find a company that seems to fulfill ideas about what I want. I was considering SJW, AWK, and the likes...perhaps that is the only way to go...thoughts?

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    Calm....

    by capitalgainmaker Oct 23, 2014 9:18 PM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Oct 23, 2014 9:48 PM Flag

    so.....are you calm about the other 2000 shares? I have an investment here too, I am not quite as old as you or as young as your 35 mark. However, there is no doubt that the market doesn't believe Littlefield any longer. I've been here longer than you and made money.....well, if these gains can follow through a bit....point is....I am thinking about adding but, I wouldn't 'back up the truck' like you are suggesting. The fact is, gas is cheap right now and it is a good time to buy CLNE but gas has plenty of room to go down.....gas in my area went from 3.58 or so to 3.15.....CLNE went from 9.50 to 6.68.....buy CLNE...sure....buy a lot of CLNE??? Nuts?!? Gas could easily go to 2.50/gal and still make oil/refiners TONS of money. Be careful, B

  • b_hesford2000 by b_hesford2000 Sep 8, 2014 10:44 PM Flag

    Well, looks like support has held up though some seriously interesting news. The next week will be telling.

  • b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Sep 3, 2014 10:09 PM Flag

    Oh, I hear you. I'm not to concerned about JANA and their stake which wasn't even close to a whole percent...but....they sold none the less. The price has held stronger than I would have thought....but again, JANA's stake wasn't the whale I was thinking of when I first brought the comment to the board. Great input, thank you Keebon. B

  • Reply to

    One more nail in the coffin!

    by ayscuew Aug 28, 2014 5:48 PM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Aug 28, 2014 11:24 PM Flag

    I agree...steel won't be a part of the world in the next century. ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND??? It is a temporary low...only to see a rebound high....to be followed by another low....it's love hate....buy when its hate and sell the love.

  • However, JANA isn't exactly all that big a holder in the grander picture. They sold there position off though so I am paying attention b/c nobody sells anything unless they think it is topped out. So, at 67/sh I thought it was rich, only b/c it went so quick but I am sort of happy b/c I am hoping to see if the support holds and where it holds at.....if it doesn't hold....I'm gonna be gone too. Will I have lost on 10/sh, yes, but if it holds....those who sold will be supporting the ride back to 67 (no harm no foul). I do think GLNG sees 70 sooner than 56...but I've said things like that before. lol. GL all, B

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    Amaing Stock

    by racehorse9 Aug 26, 2014 9:52 AM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Aug 26, 2014 9:08 PM Flag

    With respect, if you don't understand how their plan differs from those of DRYS or DSX than you don't belong investing in equities. While I understand that the price action has been quick, more so than I ever thought, it is justified based on the World shift to NG and the need of it from the West. GLNG has a realitively unique strategy that is backed by BIG MONEY CLEARLY!!! The question I have is, "Why can't you see that?" The market cap isn't all that stretched that this point....the market has already made up its mind that it likes the company's plan, its management, and the likelihood of success. If you are still doubting but want in I would personally say not to buy here, hope for a pullback to the upper-50s (which will likely occur at some point), if it holds support levels...buy it up. Or you do what I did with X.....don't buy and just watch it continue to go up and up and up and up and up and up......you get what I mean. But for the love, if you missed it....let it go! Go to X board, you won't see me crying over missed opportunity. Go find the next one and be patient in doing so. Best of luck, B

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