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burgresident 15 posts  |  Last Activity: Jan 15, 2015 11:00 AM Member since: Oct 26, 2012
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  • burgresident burgresident Jan 15, 2015 11:00 AM Flag

    Of course not...I never actually sell on time. My portfolio and my history is chock full of "I shoulda" stories! BTW, love that lead in line! Props...

    But Citi? Nope, I'll hold through most of this year...there is a story here that needs to play out.

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    maybe frenchie isn't so fond of palistine now

    by firsthogger Jan 8, 2015 1:07 AM
    burgresident burgresident Jan 8, 2015 12:46 PM Flag

    No. Utterly innappropriate comment there. Decent men are dead.

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    I'm wondering if anyone out there has a brain

    by robolite2001 Jan 6, 2015 9:30 AM
    burgresident burgresident Jan 8, 2015 11:23 AM Flag

    All kidding aside, I'm a former Marine with far more gray hair than I started with. It took my Bride many, and I mean many, years to get me to agree to a cruise. To me, a cruise was "Haze Gray and Underway", 600 of my brothers in a claustrophobic berthing space on Bean Burrito Night! Oh, and add a blaring klaxon and the 1MC screaming "General Quarters". Meh, I'll pass.

    Well, she will not be denied...and certainly not by me! I boarded a Carnival three years ago for a 10-day Eastern Caribbean...OUTSTANDING! Food was consistently fantastic, weather was great once we were away from shore, the pace of shipboard life was leisurely, entertainment was average to above average. I honestly can't say anything bad. Well, smoking in the Casino but we just stayed away from that. Enjoyed it so much that I went back last February and did it again, though not for 10 days. Zero plans on that second cruise, it was a pool, sun, beach, walk-about ashore cruise for us. Again, another OUSTANDING vacation.

    My Recs? Do the formal seating for Dinner. With four couples you will probably be able to get your own table but you will need to pre-coordinate that. Get out of bed for the breakfast meal, Lunch on the Lido. Basically, de-stress and don't think you need to hurry. Shore excursions can be fun but you don't have too buy one. Go see the "Art Auction" but sit on your hands. Don't buy Jewelry unless you really like the piece. Seriously, Larimar is a pretty stone but it's not diamond! Oh, and watch your bar's easy to fall into a trap there.

    There are a few websites that have forums but don't over-analyze it. Go with the intention of relaxing and enjoying your companions and you'll have a great time.

    BTW, it's 4 degrees outside here in Ohio...the Caribbean sounds lovely right now.

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    I'm wondering if anyone out there has a brain

    by robolite2001 Jan 6, 2015 9:30 AM
    burgresident burgresident Jan 7, 2015 1:19 PM Flag

    Usually one doesn't see "Castro and the Mexicans" in the same sentence. I don't have the history to get who you were aiming at with that comment but the inevitable opening of Havana to CCL(this is the CCL Board afterall) is nothing but a positive to CCL Stock.

    Toss in a huge slide in fuel cost combined with the general goodness of an expanding economy...what's not to like here?

    BTW, troll-baiting usually doesn't get "Intelligent Observations"

    Side 100 shares purchased at $38.73 to get the $100 OBC about this time last year is an investment returning about 18% ...not counting the divvies. Again, what's not to like here?

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    Investor Call?

    by dnk2740 Dec 22, 2014 11:08 PM
    burgresident burgresident Dec 23, 2014 10:06 AM Flag

    Cool...this was a gift to me from HBIO so it's not like I'm emotionally invested here. Don't get me wrong, it is a noticable egg in the basket but certainly not the only one. Told myself to leave it alone for awhile as it figures out what it is. Plan was to revisit this stock in the Spring but with zero bias towards selling. So yeah, I'm long.

  • burgresident burgresident Dec 23, 2014 10:00 AM Flag

    Rice, Beans, and Bullets?

    But probably no change in the coming year for me. Mostly 401k stuff, some personal investments(guesses), my house. Homes and Land are neat but you do need to account for taxes there. No reason to shift into anything else as there is no collapse on the horizon.

    Unless the North Kopreans want one, of course. Then back to the first line.

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    Most CCL and RCL ships too big

    by dgsen1a Dec 19, 2014 9:44 PM
    burgresident burgresident Dec 23, 2014 9:46 AM Flag

    Quoting from worldportsouce, Port of Havana:

    •Cruise terminals
    Located in Atares Cove near Old Havana, the Terminal Sierra Maestra serves the many cruise vessels calling at the Port of Havana. Centrally located in the Port of Havana, the Terminal Sierra Maestra is ideal for walking tours of the beautiful historic areas of town. With alongside depth of 9.75 meters (32 feet), the Port of Havana's Terminal Sierra Maestra has three berths with berthing distance of 201.8 meters (662.1 feet, one berth with berthing distance of 183.5 meters (602 feet), one berth with berthing distance of 190.5 meters (625 feet), and one berth with berthing distance of 171.3 meters (562 feet). The Sierra Maestra Terminal in the Port of Havana is operated by the Havana Dock Corporation, and it has a 6.2-acre roofed warehouse.

    It's happening right now but if that is not big enough, CCL and RCL could always pool for a couple of docks on their own dime. BTW, I saw no CCL ships with a draft exceeding 30'. Not much margin for error but nothing a couple of weeks worth of dredging can't fix.

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    Investor Call?

    by dnk2740 Dec 22, 2014 11:08 PM
    burgresident burgresident Dec 23, 2014 9:41 AM Flag

    So...We losing everything or are we being told good days are just ahead?

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    Party on the Lido Deck...

    by cbranche63 Dec 5, 2014 2:31 PM
    burgresident burgresident Dec 8, 2014 1:00 PM Flag

    Oh......those were pom poms?

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    Bought for the On-Board Credit

    by burgresident Oct 29, 2014 3:15 PM
    burgresident burgresident Nov 21, 2014 2:12 PM Flag

    Really? OBC is granted with 100 shares. so what if the price is high, you only need 40 more shares. And odds are the stock is not going to drastically change in the immediate future. I'm sort of sensing upward pressure, not downward.

    Something to consider...given the price of fuel right now, CCL "might" be setting themselves up for a very good next couple of quarters.

    At least thats what I keep telling myself!

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    so quiet on the western front

    by whosunw Nov 12, 2014 2:45 PM
    burgresident burgresident Nov 12, 2014 5:16 PM Flag

    Technically, its "All Quiet on the Western Front"

    An amazing book that should be required reading for all.

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    Bought for the On-Board Credit

    by burgresident Oct 29, 2014 3:15 PM
    burgresident burgresident Nov 7, 2014 12:15 PM Flag

    Always glad when things work out! With the cost of cruises being so low right now, I spend more to get to Florida than I do to get on a cruise...go figure.

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    Bought for the On-Board Credit

    by burgresident Oct 29, 2014 3:15 PM
    burgresident burgresident Nov 4, 2014 2:33 PM Flag

    4 cruises in a year...seriously jealous.

    We had a couple at our table who we from the U.P. in Michigan. Basically closed their house in December and travelled South to where the various children now reside. In mid Jan, they booked 4 straight cruises, two on the same ship! Carnival allowed them to retain the same room for the back to back we met them on. Seemed like a super way to kill a month! And not all that expensive if you keep the drinking/buying down.

    Let me see...Weather in the UP in Feb...very cold, snowy, and just not in the Caribbean...70/80's and dang near perfect every day. Hard choice.

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    Bought for the On-Board Credit

    by burgresident Oct 29, 2014 3:15 PM
    burgresident burgresident Nov 4, 2014 2:16 PM Flag

    I thought about that as well. Even to the extent of adding it to a survey the emailed us once we got response. Venturing a guess, probably 200-300 folks per ship have OBC?

    My thinking is that CCL is content with the rewards package that they have now between the OBC and the various colored ID cards, they are pretty sure they have the returning customers covered.

    From another perspective though, why should CCL reward shareholders more than they already do? Each $100 credit is $100 retail missing from that ship for that cruise. Now if they "added" maybe a $25 or $50 betting credit at higher levels, I can't see where that would impact much...barring a one bet, bankrupt the house scenario, I can't see a problem with it.

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    Anyone knows what's going on?

    by orshansj Oct 29, 2014 2:41 PM
    burgresident burgresident Oct 30, 2014 11:36 AM Flag

    Ha! I went back and checked, my original share price was $4.16. I win! Now if I had only invested a hundred

    My personal issue has always been selling. Typically, I wait far too long but I see no reason to sell this guy at this point in time. Like I said, I'm expecting continued goodness well into the Spring/Summer.

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