I have no idea what will happen after (not if, but after) Greece departs the EU. As we saw in the last global financial collapse, the tightness with which the world's financial carpet is woven means that there is really no place to hide. I don't think that the Greek default and departure has been priced into the markets. Guess we'll find out in coming weeks. Maybe I'll follow shaggy's model and just go to a faraway beach with no way to keep up with the news. Hang on and good luck.
" I've not yet held a decent company, and JNJ classifies as that, that hasn't gone right back up to the pre-split price" JNJ last split in 2001, at a presplit price of $100, and it took 13 YEARS for it to get back to that price. You seem to lack some experience in the area.
Yes, Canadian tax will be withheld from RY dividends. But it's a wash, because the withholding counts against your US taxes. You don't have to file a Canadian return. Are the "UK" stocks you own actually American Depositary Shares? I think that the UK does the same as Canada if you own UK shares directly.
No problem, with so many typing on mini-keyboards with just their thumbs, typos have become the new normal. No, I've done a lot of freshwater fishing, no salt water. Grew up in WVA where salt water is in short supply. The failure of society to take advantage of boards like these to engage in civil discourse is a sorry commentary on human nature. Grump, grump.
You've increased the number of legitimate posters on this board by 25%. A free benefit of visiting this board is getting to play the thumbs-down, abuse, ignore game. It increases manual dexterity gives you the feeling that you're cleaning up a mess. Glad to see you.
I may be losing my memory, but it seems like you used to post as grayfoxrunning, not roving. I didn't have transactions during that period, and in general I don't bother responding to class action requests. They seem to benefit only the lawyers.
When I began investing in the market, almost 50 years ago, Greece could have sunk into the Aegean Sea without moving the market up or down a single penny. Now, every new development regarding Greece's debt situation causes a huge swing. Maybe I'll just convert entirely to money in the mattress.
I looked at the UltimateStockAlerts page out of curiosity and was greatly amused by this part of their Disclaimer statement: "UltimateStockAlerts has a no tolerance spam policy". Their paid spammers have just about destroyed the message boards. Their advertising plan is truly pathetic, and I hope they go broke.
No, there's nobody at GSK who can control the short term stock price. That's not what company management is hired to do. But, if you think that IS what management does, did you post a message complimenting them on the outstanding job they did from December 2014 to mid-March, when the share price rose more than 18% in just three months? No? Why am I not surprised.
Looks like you have a troll stalker who puts a thumbs-down on your every post. I have one over on the GSK board, another on the PFE board. I find it sort of flattering that somebody cares so much.
What, warts is gone? I'll have to check through my pages of IGNORE posts. So, no, just a quote from "The Big Chill," when the guys to into the attic to try and kill a bat. And you're right, bank stocks are just going to wander range-bound until something pushes them out of their comfort zone.
Logging into this board is like going into an abandoned cabin in the woods. Just a few things lying around to show there were once inhabitants. Did I miss something? Did somebody die? Hello? Anybody here?
The difference is a factor of 2X. Since each GSK American Depositary Receipt (ADR) (traded on the NYSE) represents 2 ordinary shares (traded on London exchange), perhaps your bank website is giving the information in ordinary shares.
I asked about this a while back, got hammered, but got good information. The current P/E reflects the $1.64B breakup fee paid to Shire. If you look at key statistics, you'll see that the forward P/E, which will not be affected by that fee, is only 13.6, very reasonable.
Do you guys still read his posts? Whatever he said, I think it was directed at my post, not Ochs. I have him on IGNORE and haven't read any of his posts for months. I can just barely see his name - all faded - with the note "Post hidden because you ignored this user" A truly fine feature of the board.
Almost back to Wed/Thurs highs. Glad to see it open up, suggests oversold yesterday. Maybe it will stabilize around this level.
I hold 4 bank stocks, RF, JPM and two big Canadian banks, and all were down today. RF was the most decidedly down, but all were moving that way. RF does seem to have a pretty firmly established trading range, and earnings and dividend increases are the only way out.