We have been on 15 cruises + total in the last 12 years, about 10 of''em was on Carnival. Until about 2008 Carnival was OK, then it started to slide down cutting service, food quality and variety.
One of the last Carnival cruises from Tampa to Cozumel our state room was freezing cold and they were not able or willing to fix the problem, neither they offered any compensation for that. I also noticed that Carnival ships were cheaply made in Italy, Carnival obviously did not make much effort to keep them safe and sound as the latest "incidents" prove.
Other cruise companies like Royal Caribean have their ships built in Finland and if you,ve been on both you'll see the difference in construction quality.
I do not plan to sail on any Carnival ship until they really get their act together if they ever will.
As for CCL stock I never owned it, but I plan to buy some serious puts if the market auction warrants it.
Who cares about "cheap" cruise to Asia? Most people go cruising to enjoy good food and have a good time not to "save" on the trip. If I want cheap, unhealthy, greasy and lousy food I go to local Chinese restaurant LOL.
Make sure you buy some CCL stock for the money you save on "cheaper cruise" to Asia.
This statement is unfair to BP, LOL
BP has tons of cash, they will settle the lawsuits and always make money. World still runs of oil, they are "too big to fail" British gov will bail them out in worst case scenario.
BP stock at $40 paying solid dividends is a buy, and they every gallon of fuel they produce MAKES PROFIT.
Buying BP for my IRA and sleeping sweet . He He he.
Over last 12 years myself and my wive have been on over 15 cruises about 10 on Carnival. Lately quality of food and service on Carnival went down the tubes, small technical problems like stateroom freezing cold, they could not fix it.
I would not go for another cruise with Carnival if they give me one for free!
Would not touch this stock with teen foot pole either.
Which single REIT would make most money (capital gains+dividends combined) if one bought in 3 years ago (summer 2009 after the crash when it was likely to assume that recovery is on the way.)
Assuming prompt reinvesting dividends.
Ebay been killing sellers for many years now. Wonder why remaining sellers are putting up with the greedy incompetent and downward stupid ebay management.
This is one of the most overpriced stocks, if you made money on this pig, take your profits before is too late!
I never owned this pig so I have no vested interest bashing it.
Just from the former seller perspective.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Ebay created monopoly acquiring Paypal clearly violation of antitrust laws. They are telling sellers what to sell, how to sell, how to pay, where to sell, where not to sell, lately they are charging sellers fees on shipping!! Their greed is amazing.
They just send me notice of unpaid item IN SELLERS NAME !!! Cause I dared to pay by check, reason being they froze my Paypal acc for no reason. I used to have 4 accounts with ebay starting in 1998, Quit selling long time ago, only buying some times.
I would never invest a penny in this stinking ebay rocket.
But their time will come and shorts will make fortune shorting this pig all the way down.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
I assume you have significant capital losses if your average div yield is only 12%.
I am still hanging to AGNC and NLY but I keep my finger on sell button most of the time. What are you going to do if your collected dividends do not keep with capital losses?
I am in the hole already getting into this game too late, about 6 months ago.
Yea right, AGNC and thousands of other 10/20 $ stocks may go to 100 in next 5-10 years when US dollar will go below chinese Yuan or Mexican peso, and you'll be paying 10 or 15 bucks for loaf of bread.
All Reits are dead money, I plan to get out before New Year. Dividend cuts are inevitable
I will not buy until NLY comes with secondary any day, then see how AGNC will behave.
Hope to buy for around 29, just wait and see.
Next run to 30 or more instead of selling I am just going to sell calls then buy them back after another swing down.
See how it works, that way it is probably possible to get 30% or more annual gain with dividends.
But I am cautious, since I got in REITS game kind of late.
Really depends how long interest rates will remain low, which is connected to economy which will stink for at least few years.
The worst for Europe and rest of the world is still to come.
Congratulations to all who sold "too soon" yesterday!
After all it is not going to 32 as some implied.
It is going to see 28 or lower before it goes to 32 if ever.
Ebay is dead, crooked, passe, company run by greed, incompetent antibussiness homos from
And rightly so, their picture quality sucks, the service is lousy.
There is a reason their rates are low.
DISH has no future.
I have no position in stock, could not care less, I got suckered in 2 years contract, but will rather pay a penalty and get out.
You can laugh as much as you want, I am laughing
all the way to the bank trading options and making 5-7% monthly on my investment with LIMITED risk no matter which way markets is going.
Can you do that trading stocks?
You are exposed to unlimited risk buying stocks, does last year ring any memories?
I got this message too.
What a bunch of irresponsible, incopetent, antibusiness f*gs from Frisco.
Bait and switch, screwing the sellers as always, thats what they do best.
Ebay is a passe.... just a matter of time.