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bbarberayr 7 posts  |  Last Activity: Jan 23, 2015 7:52 AM Member since: Feb 26, 2007
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    by steinej Jan 22, 2015 10:32 AM
    bbarberayr bbarberayr Jan 23, 2015 7:52 AM Flag

    If you wait for the lawsuit settlement, you may not get a chance to buy as the price may jump on this.

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    by dsouth7777 Jan 13, 2015 2:11 PM
    bbarberayr bbarberayr Jan 13, 2015 4:13 PM Flag

    NWLI Was up 20% last year, so much better than the market. Off to a weak start this year, but probably just following the market with some profit taking from last year's win. I think we have another market beating year in 2015.

    But good luck - hope it works out for you

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    Another good year

    by stillwater9999 Jan 1, 2015 10:09 AM
    bbarberayr bbarberayr Jan 7, 2015 1:11 PM Flag

    I agree. Mine too. Plus, there is a reasonable chance rates finally rise this year, which would provide a tailwind for the lifeco's.

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    Bank & Insurance Companies

    by dsouth7777 Dec 1, 2014 6:46 PM
    bbarberayr bbarberayr Dec 3, 2014 4:44 PM Flag

    NWLI hasn't gotten into trouble with their bond portfolio since I've been following it for the last 10 years. They are very diversified and conservative. I guess if it was going to happen though, it would make sense that would be with the energy companies given NWLI's Texas location. But I really, really don't think it will turn into an issue for them.

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    Another Good Report

    by dsouth7777 Nov 6, 2014 1:49 PM
    bbarberayr bbarberayr Nov 7, 2014 9:13 AM Flag

    Market even recognized it and bounced when earnings came out.

    The volume has actually been good (for NWLI) in this latest uptrend the last month.

    Perhaps these 2 factors are showing the market is getting more interested in our well-run, value stock.

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    by dsouth7777 Nov 3, 2014 9:46 AM
    bbarberayr bbarberayr Nov 4, 2014 1:38 PM Flag

    Could be a lot of reasons and you'll never know.

    Could be a fund building a big position; could be sentiment changing on interest rates; could be someone trading out of a more expensive insurer; could be a persistent seller is finished; could be some inside news on earnings or a takeover (unlikely but possible)

    I think the thing to focus on is it is an inexpensive, well run company in a market where there are fewer and fewer of these, so the price generally should go up.

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    Declining Premiums

    by chiefned Nov 4, 2014 8:54 AM
    bbarberayr bbarberayr Nov 4, 2014 1:35 PM Flag

    If you've priced your insurance based on those rates, then it absolutely makes sense. N o-one know for sure what rates will do and NWLI is in the business of making money on insurance and not on speculating on interest rates.

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