The Chasidic community in New York.
A growing population, characterized by large families many with at least 5 children, with 10 not being uncommon.
Suggest that a MALE SALES REP be the contact person entering this community. Avoid initiating contact on Saturday's and most Jewish holidays.
Entitlement is a scenario when one receives something and offers NOTHING IN RETURN.
These senior citizens have made an investment in the company. They have "skin" in the "game" They have taken a risk. THEY HAVE COMMITTED THEIR PERSONAL RESOURCES IN THIS COMPANY.Their distributions are NOT ENTITLEMENTS!!!
And yes, management has a fiduciary responsibility to MANAGE AND PROTECT THEIR INVESTMENTS. Prior management by loading up on debt for ill fated ventures FAILED THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The small investor gets screwed and the prior management team disappears under their "golden parachutes.
Aren't these severance packages ENTITLEMENTS AS WELL?????????
Why the large drop in the share price today?
As we approach year end, now is the time to be speaking with your accountant regarding year end tax planning.
Your income in 2014 might be low enough that any capital gains you may earned or could earn would be taxed at 0%. If so, selling all or a portion of your position in Metabolix (presumably at a loss) would have no tax advantage. Save those unrealized losses (if applicable).
We can all agree on one thing, Changes in tax law are as perennial as the wind. Will the 0% tax on capital gains at certain income levels be extended beyond 2014? I am not certain, but I believe at this time the answer may be no.
If the 0% rate disappears, , then if capital gains in 2015 and beyond are taxed at say 15%, you might want to use the loss generated from the sale of Metabolix to reduce potential realized capital gains from sales of other securities in your portfolio.
Conversely, if your realized or to be realized capital gains trigger say the investment tax/medicare tax thresholds, or places your capital gains in the 15% bracket, you might want to close that portion of Metabolix needed to avoid said tax positions.
Please consult with your tax advisor before making any decisions regarding your final decision regarding your position in Metabolix. That couple of hundred bucks you will spend will be well worth it.
This is one circumstance I believe that tax considerations play an important role as to whether you should hold or sell.
Triple H take note.
Invest your money in guys like the Rock, not clowns like Lesnar who do absolutely nothing to enhance and build your product.
xELL even ancient talents like Hogan Foley and Flair can put more fannies in the seats than Lesnar.
Sorry Triple H, you are burning considerable cash on this less than part time performer who requires someone else to do his talking for him. And I think we can all agee that a talent today must
demonstrate superior public speaking skills in this business to day in order sufficent fan "heat" to elevate himself to main event status
Guys from NXT like Rusev and Adam Rose are one trick ponies. Their gimmicks are good for a short term pop, maybe for a period of maybe one year. They and their gimmicks are NOT sustainable main event performers.
I think we can all agree that their is a current shortage of main event performers on the roster. Can ZIggler Bray Wyatt Shemus and Cesaro assume those roles if given a chance. Yes they can. Does talent from NXT need to be brought to the main roster with the expectation that a couple them become potentially main eventers?. Yes. If Impact Wrestling folds its tent, do they have talent that can be used in the WWE as main event performers?. Samoa Joe, Austin Aries Bobby Roode YES! AJ Styles wherever he is today? ABSOLUTELY!
You sound like the Washington Mayorial candidate Connie Schwartz standing on two sewer covers telling the voters that to address the problem of an ever more stratified city, she would create a cabinet level Mayor's Office of Disparity Solutions, the purpose of which would be to work across government agencies to provide solutions on bridging divides.
Perhaps you are her campaign advisor.
Sorry about the misstatement you referenced in the second sentence..
But if the company had maintained .48 oer share dividend, a shareholder would have received more cash from 11/16/09 till today then what they have currently enjoyed.
Nonetheless, kudos again to current management.
Still not addressed? the naming of one of the roller coasters after Lebron James.
Let me put this in the words of who is probably your guru Triple H (Paul Levesque) Executive Vice President of Talent Live Events and Creative of World Wrestling Entertainment that I am sure you have heard said many times said on WWE Raw broadcasts
"It's what's best for business"
Say what you want.
I am IMPRESSED that in an interview Mark did in China, that he did so speaking in the language of the host country..
That shows me that Zuck has the necessary sensitivity and empathy to continue to lead his company in the years ahead and to do so effectively.
IF you are a shareholder of Facebook you should applaud Zuck's action, This simple gesture of respect may be the start of opening up the Chinese market to Facebook and that shareholders is in YOUR LONG TERM BEST INTEREST.
So txtrader// the last lol is on you for your last post.
Let's hope that this management team does not make the same mistakes as prior management.
Hopefully management understands who their shareholders are. Many are individuals depending on the dividends received for their day to day expenses. This is one operation where income is perhaps of equal importance to growth.
Granted the recession that begin in December of 2007 created great destruction in all sectors of the economy. Amusement Parks included. So it was probably inevitable that some dividend cuts were in order.
But making reckless investments such as Geaua Lake in Aurora Ohio a them park close to their home base in Sandusky, primarily on leveraged money, and closing the facility a short time later would be one example.
It is good to see that the current unitholders are recovering from the almost 50% cut in the dividend
management initiated in 2009 and the ZERO distributions paid from March 2010 till March 2011. Full recovery of the .48 per share dividend that was last paid in Feb 2009 has not yet occured (assuming 4 quarters paid at .48) but kudos to current management for making restitution to the so many of our senior citizens who hold this security and live off the dividend income currently being paid..
Finally, are they going to name a roller coaster after Lebron James, now that he is back in Cleveland?
If there is one growth market in this country for their products, it would be in the Jewish Hasidic community, where a small family size would consist of 5 children and not uncommonly 8-10 children. Their numbers are increasing rapidly, and might be a market that CRWS would want to pay strong attention to.
Since the Hasidim tend to support fellow Hasidic merchants, CRWS might be able to expand their customer base and place less reliance on the Wal Marts, Targets and Toys-R-US, who they currently rely on for a vast % of their sales.
Until the rate of return on 10 year Treasuries approximate the current dividend yield on RMCF, RMCF is not a bad place to invest idle cash and get a 3.5% + return, along with the favorable tax treatment still afforded to qualified dividends.
If the Feds do eliminate the qualified dividend status,and tax dividend income at one's personal marginal tax rate then it may be time to reconsider this stock in your investment portfolio. If the company reduces or suspends the dividend, it would then be prudent to sell even as a capital loss if you have other investments in your portfolio that could be sold and realize a capital gain.
Meantime,enjoy the dividend.
Assuming that the McMahon family is taking dividends in lieu of salary
for their respective personal cash flow requirements, the dividend will not be cut.
Tax wise, at least the McMahon's are better served taking cash as dividends instead of compensation, which as long as tax law considers the dividends as qualified, the top tax rate is 20% +( probably in the McMahon's case the 3.8% Medicare surcharge on net investment income).
Vince is the WWE (at least as he sees it) As long as he can walk and talk, he will continue to "be the man" in WWE.
Vince selling to Yahoo and reporting to Marissa??!!!!!! You've got to be kidding. She's a woman, young enough to be his daughter. A snowball has a better chance in surviving in Hades than Vince reporting to ANYONE MUCH A LESS A younger female. Vince is a Type A+ personality. He has to be the one in control . Marissa would have no choice but to remove Vince before the ink becomes dry on the purchase agreement.
And what would Vincent Kennedy Mcmahon do? Charity work? Run for public office?
Spend time with the grandchildren? Quietly ride off into the sunset ala Gene Autry? Hell NO!!!!!!!!!!
The only option I could see Vincent Kennedy McMahon do would be to buy Impact Wrestling . Vince needs the spotlight shone on him, to be the man. (Sorry Nature Boy), to be the one calling the shots,in order to sustain himself. Without that, he may just as well cease to exist.
That option would probably not exist, for I am certain that Yahoo or any other potential buyer would
have specific language in the purchase agreement forbidding Vince to be involved in professional wrestling, sports entertainment, or any reasonable facsimile therein in any conceivable capacity for the remainder of his years.
Thusly ladies and gentleman, WWE remains with Vince. And that's the bottom line because VInce Mcmahon says so!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The most optimistic reason to give is that no publicly traded company should engage in audit services of the same CPA firm for more than 5-8 years, to reduce the risk of said CPA firm losing its independence, THE BEDROCK FOR ANY AUDIT ENGAGEMENT.
Given E&Y's tenure as the external auditor, perhaps this could be a consideration?
Then she can buy Impact Wrestling, publicly shame Ms Dixie, making her her personal valet, which eventually leads into a series of matches between the two ladies.
The storyline possibilities are potentially endless.