Both Morningstar and Barron's are reporting that this fund, Yachtman Focus (YAFFX), has the highest fees for actively managed fees of its type--in fact, the fee ratio is twice that of Yachtman's identical mother fund, YACKX. So perhaps its not too surprising that my attempt to switch funds to the Morningstar-favorite YACKX was sabatoged by a fee ratio of nearly $80 for a minimal investment (one thousand). Yachtman's family (father and 2 sons) all have of their money invested in Focus (why not, if that encourages investors to pony up for the extra expense?). It might help to put pressure on Schwab to include the pricey YACKX in its "One Source" category, which waives commissions and fees.
Presidents must be far more than useful. Bush was useful to Cheney, a mere sycophant pretending to head a "shock and awe" American Crusade--which will cost us many more years to recover from. Presidents must be intelligent, moderate, and skilled in the art of rhetoric. Obama is, at the very least, in the same company as Clinton, Reagan, and JFK. He excells, imo, because he has yet to take any of the red meat that's dangled in his face on a continual basis. He has yet to play the race card--much to the chagrin of his enemies. And calling him a "communist," a "fascist," a "terrorist," "non-American," "unChristian" is the surest way to watch him ascend to Mount Rushmore and assure Democratic victories for years to come.
Can anyone tell me the difference between these 2 symbols for the same company?
One brokerage charged me regular commissions for trading TOSBF and allowed me to enter stop orders. The other, bigger "discount" brokerage (Chuck) charged me more than 7 X (!) the ordinary commission fee for 1 or 10,000 shares and would not permit stop orders.
I then discovered that Chuck charges the regular low discount commission if you purchase TOSYY. (But neither of the two symbols allows "stop" orders from Chuck.)
Is there a difference between the 2, other than a horrific commission fee for TOSBF (at least from one brokerage)? Does paying 7-8 times more than normal commission bring extra benefits and/or "entitlements"?
As I recall, Toshiba's most recent total capitalization was higher than Sony's. Sony, moreover, is more vulnerable to consumer "fickle-nish," esp. with their financing of blockbuster films that end up as busts. I've done well in Toshiba by buying at around 3.50 and waiting for it to rise to 5-6, then selling and waiting to repeat the process. I think much of their problem in sustaining a push to higher ground is related to currency, the value of the yen, etc., more then to their products.
Have you looked at the S&P500 since 1990? It's flourished under Obama and Clinton; it's left investors and retirees broke during Republican administrations. Were you brain-dead when the big banks, once again under a Republican adminstration, left us with nothing at the end of 2008? After Bush and Cheney and the travesty/folly of Iraq--costing us more than anyone dares mention--and our alienating half the world and the other great religion--the only thing that's saved us is a bright, rhetorically-gifted Christian Black President with a Moslem-sounding name! Were it not for clueless Republicans--who have cut off spending at the very worst time just to spite Obama--and who think that a gun will protect them from global warming, tornadoes, Tsunamis and of course the "government"--Obama would be able to govern, rebuilding the middle class along with the infrastructure while putting people to work.
What prevents him? But above all it's "lynchers" like yourself who are the problem, blocking the way to solutions. Go on spewing your hatred. The more red meat that's thrown at him, the more he rises in stature because of his refusal to take the bait. This President led us out of many dark holes, and he won't allow us to slip back. He represents the most luminous, inspiring example of hope in the Western world.
After 3 buy-sells of Sony's stock, beginning in the $200 range, I've wised up. The stock is a loser; the products are not. My 2008 Sony flat-screen is as bright and sharp as any recent Samsung or LG I've seen in the stores. Buy the product, not the stock. But if you still think there's money to made in Japan's electronics industry, take a look at the sleeping giant-- Toshiba--a large-cap company with many thousands of employees. My 3 smaller Toshiba TV sets--13" to 32"--were easily the best value in their size and feature range (including built-in DVD players). And Toshiba both makes its own drives and supplies drives and storage solutions to the industry. It also produces competitive laptops and has R&D that produced an HD DVD that unfortunately lost to Sony's Blu-Ray--this time. As a result, Toshiba is primed not to be rejected next time. The stock is cheap enough that you can cost-average a position and then proceed to follow it upward to the double-digit territory that Sony is struggling to hang on to.
The economy without the individual mandate would be a disaster. An aging population, beset not merely with cancer but exponentially increasing cases of Altzheimer's, would become the government's sole responsibility, requiring the raising of revenues that would put a strain on tax-payers almost as great as the fiasco of Iraq.
Never heard of it. The high P.E. suggests investors have confidence in the double-digit yield. Credit Suisse and Reuters rate it "outperform."
The biggest operation is Kinder Morgan--take your pick of 3 classes of their stock (KMP and KMR pay the biggest div).
Natural Gas stocks ready to climb: LNG (only company with permission to ship LNG from America); GLNG (great CEO and fleet of regasification units); OKE (a perpetual gas and cash cow that always carries a deceptively low rating of D or F from that big broker).
How much above $30 might the PSE shareholder have a right to expect? i almost sold PSE yesterday to increase shares of Celgene in my Roth account. Now I'm hesitant to do so.
This is among the best longs I've ever owned, partly because it performs much better than the public record shows (failing to account for splits, div windfalls, etc). I've never regretted buying it on dips. But it is a bit troubling to see that the biggest broker (Sch...) currently rates it an unequivocal sell (F, and in the lowest 5 percentile of all stocks--never seen it rated that low).
The question is, Is it going to open tomorrow at an after-hours $15 or at a closing $13.50? After-hous activity is not necessarily meaningful.
Toshiba is far more than a maker of 2nd-rate (3rd, according to some) TV sets. (For the record, I've never had a problem with any of my Toshiba sets, incl. a recent 50" LCD costing $500!). Toshiba developed HD TV (even though Sony's Blu Ray won out). But they're a cutting edge company, still committed to producing the fastest computers at the lowest price. If you're under the age of 60, buy a hundred shares and simply allow the stock price to follow the fortunes of this great company. (Can't miss.)