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dividendbill 492 posts  |  Last Activity: 20 hours ago Member since: May 26, 2013
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  • While it is important that you know how the stock is doing it is also important to know why on certain days you investment goes down. SURPRISE that is how the markets work. While it is easy to point out that a stock is in trouble, using a 1 day, 1 week, or even 1 month time to make that statement is truly an Amateur's decision process. The secret is really to understand the company involved and to also ascertain the reason for the pull-back. Selling a stock because it pulls back 1 to 3% over a period of one week is not a reason to sell as the stock may have pulled back because of a dividend, or because it has been on a major upswing and many want to take the profits as large sells cause the stock to drop. The markets as a whole have pulled back is also not a reason to panic, but that is where your goals kick in, and trailing stops can be an asset for you. Everyone has a risk tolerance but should be applied according to what your goals are for the stock. Selling the stock is your decision and one should never sell a stock in a panic mode. Listening to the doubters who believe that the world is coming to an end and you must always sell at the very top are examples of losers, as market timers do not EXIST. While they may tell you they always sold at the top; their words are only to impress the listener and to make that listener believe that he is the stock "guru," or greatest stock picker that walked the face of the EARTH. Smart investing is when YOU make the decision and not SOMEONE ELSE.

    Have an Awesome day!

  • Reply to

    EMES, rum, sun and scantily clad babes

    by wallstpirate Aug 26, 2014 12:52 PM
    dividendbill dividendbill Aug 26, 2014 11:22 PM Flag

    Never get too greedy as it will eat you alive when I was at 120% I sold some and now have all the money I invested to start with working elsewhere. A person can get so caught up in the excitement that they forget why they are there. Had it dropped to $110 you could have said look at how smart I was.

    Have a good tomorrow, we know that there will be a pullback sometime. If we only knew WHEN!

  • Tue, Aug 26, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT - U.S. Markets closed

    Can the Rally in Emerge Energy (EMES) Shares Continue?
    Emerge Energy Services LP (EMES) has been on the move lately as the stock has risen by 12.3% in the past four weeks, and it is currently trading well above its 20-Day SMA. This is a pretty solid move higher, but the question that has to be on investors’ minds right now is; can this trend continue?

    While there can be no telling for sure, it is certainly encouraging that earnings estimates have risen in the past few weeks on the company, suggesting that sentiment on EMES is moving in the right direction. In fact, the stock currently has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), suggesting that the recent run could certainly continue for this in-focus company.

    At some point profits will be taken and a pull back will happen.

  • dividendbill by dividendbill Aug 26, 2014 10:59 PM Flag

    Right after market open but before Amateur hour is over. I received some information about 6 my time and I had to do the research. I already talked to Jane and Ron, but I got no response from you 2. This is information that should not be left on a voice-mail but has the opportunity to make a lot of money. I would call you but it is easier for you to call me as we are still working on the clean-up from the broken wine barrels, and the bottling plant also suffered some damage as the vacuum system to remove the excess oxygen is not working properly and until we get it fixed we cannot bottle the wine. Without this step the flavor and quality is disrupted. We believe that we have solved the problem but some parts had to be ordered and will not arrive till tomorrow PM. Of course the 3 aftershock's today all within about 10 minutes so when that happens all work stops and buildings are evacuated just in case.

    Tomorrow don't forget!

  • Messages sent by chicago but when displayed were another ID.
    Your idea on why it happened is really pretty simple but why disclose it as they will probably do it again if they do not know.

  • dividendbill by dividendbill Aug 26, 2014 5:10 PM Flag

    In the markets EMES up +196.35% since buy......3.22% today
    You should be approaching 60%

  • Reply to

    Bill want a laugh

    by johnhunter882 Aug 26, 2014 4:39 PM
    dividendbill dividendbill Aug 26, 2014 5:02 PM Flag

    Really! Guess they do not know how to read, but we expected as much as we have been there before. Trying to revise history is a subtle game he plays when he gets caught in a big ID issue. It's called changing the subject. But actually I do not care where he or his IDs think I am, because well in makes no difference to me but it sure does for them. Now in addition to reading, understanding what was stated may also be a problem, and maybe like Notsosimple11 use to say maybe it has to do with not understanding time zones, in any case their problem. Whatever, each day they expose the stupid side of ignorance. LMAO

  • dividendbill by dividendbill Aug 26, 2014 1:20 PM Flag

    EV Energy Partners, L.P.

  • dividendbill by dividendbill Aug 26, 2014 1:08 PM Flag

    Emerge Energy Services LP
    After a slow start EMES is again starting to gather full speed

  • Has fallen off the train, and now the rain is running over him. LMAO

  • dividendbill by dividendbill Aug 26, 2014 1:05 PM Flag

    How is school going? I know as a 2nd year Grad student you are very busy with EVERYTHING, but I am sure that you have the drive to succeed. As I said in Milwaukee not every venture is a success, but one can learn many things thru failure. Instead of taking a failure personally, use it to sharpen your commitment to succeed.
    How you respond to failure determines your success. Always remember the bigger the goals, the bigger the challenges. The bigger the rewards, the tougher the journey. I cannot tell you who said that, but was quoted to us when I went to school by my professor. and it is all so true.


  • Enbridge's Cross-Border Pipeline End Run Points To Keystone Protests' Futility
    Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:EEP)

    One of the biggest flaws in environmentalists’ strategy of attacking the Keystone Pipeline has been the assumption that if the pipeline isn’t built, global warming will be reduced somehow. That, as I’ve explained before, isn’t likely to happen. But it’s also becoming increasingly clear that blocking the pipeline won’t even stop the flow of heavy crude from the Canadian oil sand to the U.S.

    We’ve already seen an increase in rail shipments of crude oil, a trend that shows little sign of abating. Now, the Canadian pipeline company Enbridge says it found a way to avoid the border crossing brouhaha that has delayed Keystone construction for years.

    Building a new pipeline across the U.S.-Canadian border requires approval from the U.S. State Department, which is where environmental groups have applied much of their lobbying effort on the Keystone project, proposed by TransCanada . As a result, the Obama administration has left the project in limbo and is unlikely to take it up before the mid-term elections.

    Enbridge has a similar proposal pending that would expand its Alberta Clipper line. Instead of waiting, the company said it plans to build a link to an adjacent pipeline, known as Line 3, which already crosses the border. Enbridge will move the oil from the Alberta Clipper to Line 3 about a mile and half north of the border, send it into the U.S., then transfer it back to the main line at another interconnect about 16 miles into the U.S.

    Because the only new construction is the link in Canada, and Line 3 already has permission to bring oil into the country, no additional approvals are needed.

    Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.

  • dividendbill by dividendbill Aug 26, 2014 10:33 AM Flag

    # 1
    Enterprise Products Partners L.P. Hits New 12-Month High at $40.05 (EPD)

    For those who missed out, it was not as if you were not told.

  • Reply to

    Very Interesting:

    by johnhunter882 Aug 25, 2014 9:50 PM
    dividendbill dividendbill Aug 26, 2014 9:30 AM Flag

    John, nice detective work and it exposes this #$%$ to the SCAM that he has perpetuated upon the readers of this message board.. While clinging to his MANTRA of something that other posters do he was finally corralled by his own foolishness and got caught. It says a lot about what others have stated anproves beyond a reasonable doubt the antics he goes through to spread his hateful vision. There will always be tis for of DUMMY and you have performed a great service.

  • The Pipeline Industry witnessed a sudden incoming investment stream with Richard Kinder planning to take over some of the rival pipeline operators. With a huge sum of $71 billion for buyouts, Kinder is targeting rivals for the consolidation under Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI). When asked about the move Richard Kinder said, “I think it’s a fertile field to do a little grazing.”

    One of the primary reasons behind this acquisition trend is the booming shale formation market throughout the North America with an increasing demand of storage terminals, pipelines, and supporting infrastructure. Targa Resources Corp (NYSE:TRGP) and Markwest Energy Partners LP (NYSE:MWE) are the next potential buyout candidates in the acquisition campaign.

    Targa Resources Corp (TRGP)

    Targa Resources Corp (NYSE:TRGP) and Targa Resources Partners LP (NYSE:NGLS) collectively work under the Targa Resources Partners banner. The group released its second quarter 2014 earnings on August 1 2014. The net income of the partnership for second quarter 2014 was $109 million as compared to the earnings of $26 million for the same quarter last year. Income per share for the partnership was $0.64, which was much better than the EPS of $0.01 in the second quarter of 2013. Adjusted EBITDA for this quarter was $226.4 million as compared to the second quarter-adjusted EBITDA of 126.5 million in 2013.

    Markwest Energy Partners LP (MWE)

    Markwest Energy Partners LP (NYSE:MWE) is among the next buyout targets of Richard Kinder. The company reported a net adjust EBITDA of $208 million for the second quarter of 2014 as compared to the $156 million of the second quarter in 2013. The company announced distributable cash flow of $162 million for the second quarter and its discounted cash flow raised to $310 million for the last six months ending on 30 June 2014. Markwest Energy Partners LP (NYSE:MWE) has a market cap of $12.2 billion and dividend yield of 5.1%. The company has more than 1, 139 full time employees.

  • More promising news for MWE

    Rex Energy (NASDAQ:REXX) says it has signed agreements with MarkWest Energy (NYSE:MWE) that will expand its natural gas processing capacity in Butler County, Pa.
    Rex says its processing capacity will rise to at least 280M cf/day of gas by the end of 2015 with MWE's Bluestone III facility, and 405M cf/day by the middle of 2016 with Bluestone IV; MWE is in the middle of constructing both facilities.
    Rex says the recently announced acquisition of Pennsylvania and Ohio acreage from Shell will significantly expand the Butler operated area, and the partnership with MWE will support its growth through increased processing and fractionation capacity.

  • CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas & DALLAS, Aug 26, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Susser Holdings Corporation SUSS, +0.12% and Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. ETP, +0.25% today announced the preliminary results of the elections made by Susser common stockholders regarding their preference as to the form of merger consideration to be received in Energy Transfer Partners’ pending acquisition of Susser.

    As previously announced on April 28, 2014, Susser Holdings Corporation entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. and certain other parties thereto. Pursuant to the merger agreement, Susser stockholders were entitled to elect to receive, (i) a combination of $40.125 in cash and 0.7253 of an ETP common unit (the “standard mix of consideration”), (ii) $80.25 in cash (a “cash election”) or (iii) 1.4506 ETP common units (a “unit election”), for each share of Susser common stock they own immediately prior to the merger. The deadline for making this election was 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 25, 2014 (the “Election Deadline”).

    Based on available information as of the Election Deadline, the preliminary merger consideration election results are as follows:

    Holders of approximately 7% of the outstanding shares of Susser common stock, or 1,489,061 shares of common stock, elected the standard mix of consideration;
    Holders of approximately 1% of the outstanding shares of Susser common stock, or 264,840 shares of common stock, made a cash election; and
    Holders of approximately 85% of the outstanding shares of Susser common stock, or 18,576,197 shares of common stock, made a unit election.

    Having an awesome day, hpe you all are as well.

    A little side note:
    The price of Wine will be going up due to the Earthquake. We had damage to 47 barrels of wine, and 9009 bottles broken.

  • Not that you just jumped right out and grabbed what was said and then blamed someone else because they gave you the idea, but because you researched it and decided that you could invest and hopefully have what appears to be a safe return. Like most investments you understood the risk and decided on your own to assume that risk. Those with a different frame of mind and with no real goals pretend to skirt the issues and when a stock goes South for whatever reason will always blame someone else and never themselves, after all it was their decision. You must be totally thrilled at $5+ move today, you must be aware that big moves like this lead to profit taking and to that extent there will be a pull back. According to what John has told me in private conversations and to a certain extent on this message boards the detractors of me messages and certain other poster messages they made a big deal about the pull back a month or so ago when an insider had a common offering.
    Their excitement over a possible loss by me was how we should say very large. Yet as of today I am up 188.4% from original investment and I have held it for 8 months. That does not include the generous dividend pay. While I wish them well in their endeavors their CDW and BAC is not returning the amount of money EMES is, and maybe for them it is satisfactory. That's why their formula for success differs from mine. That would also include what their goals are and their definition of success is. But it is just one more thing that I do not share with them

    Me I have been spending most of the morning dealing with the Earthquake damage, none here at the house but with the disruption to my other facilities, some of which are tourist related. Of course at this time getting assistance to help clean it up is scarce so we are getting there with the meager staff I have. But will get it done.

    Take care....Bill

  • Reply to

    you geniuses who have owned EMES

    by memshurama Aug 25, 2014 1:34 PM
    dividendbill dividendbill Aug 25, 2014 2:31 PM Flag

    We are not really geniuses, the fact that we have picked good stocks comes from research and listening to ideas from others. While we do not have to use the ideas of others, we sometime find out things that opens up our eyes and makes us gravitate towards a real winner. For me I have been since the low 40's and have actually sole some but only when I was up 120%, as I took my initial investment out. Many would ask me why I sold some, and the reason is that I have seen that being greedy ends up being less successful in the end.
    I own 20+ MLPs, maybe too many but all are green and all pay a decent dividend. @ recent investments for me have been DMLP and GSJK..The following is what basically led me to GSJK
    Low price with a 7% yield and recent information similsr to what was posted on SA

    The US shale gas and oil boom is creating heavy demand for compression equipment, which dramatically increases well yields.
    Compressco Partners yields well over 7% now, and says it will raise its distributions by 12% to 14% in 2015, which would equal an 8%-plus dividend yield.
    The company's distributions are well-covered, with an average 1.30 coverage ratio over the past four quarters.

    Just one of the many other necessary things needed from the ENERGY BOOM.

    Good Luck.

  • dividendbill by dividendbill Aug 25, 2014 10:56 AM Flag

    EV Energy Partners, L.P.

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