Am almost at 100% of update from about 2 years ago ... and then this happened.
WHY is it down ? ? ? ?
Maybe I should buy some more so that the remaining dividend, for 100%, gets applied.
CURIOUS ? ? ?
Not too many months ago I purchased 200 PM; and as you, in the ensuing months began to think I had made a mistake. Things went up .... then they go down ... back up ... etc.
Today, after earning just under 500.00 in dividends, my total holding is down just over 400.00; in other words, I ain't up that much ...nor down that much.
My spin...........HOLD ON until the s##t hits the fan ...
Because Holder ... and other far left socialist pukes ... are against it.
Read todays news wherein Holder just filed rejection against the recent submission for vote.
Newby just coming in. See an attractive dividend; but without having to read outdated material, do your comments indicate a poor investment at this time?
I am not a basher, but a pragmatist. But I have my own opinions ... all based on history and observations.
YES ... Unions were good when they began back in the early 1900's. At that time, the common worker was traumatized by the conglomerate bosses. After they began to catch on ... and can't recall his historical name today ... began the push for union wages, over the years it improved ... slowly yes ... but it improved drastically for the worker.
OK ... so they're good.
Then came the 1960's. All of a sudden, the unions ... and I mean all of the so-called 'good ones' ... began to outgrow their usefulness when folks like Hoffa, Fitzgerald, etc. ... and notably the Communication Workers Union ... and the Steel Workers Union ... all began to create shut downs OF THE WHOLE COUNTRY.
Their motto at that time, as I saw it during the Cuban Crisis, was ... "PHUCK THE COUNTRY >>> WE WANT OUR (wage increase-days off-vacation increased-overtime growth-free uniforms-free tools(THAT WE CAN STEEL)-free medical-you name it) ... it (Country) can go to hell!!!"
That is ... BAD!!!..... and this is being repeated even today,,,, much worse IMO ... when cities, states and possibly even countries face BK ... and total shutdown.
I was there in the 60's. I saw how it began ... and am now seeing it grow like the monster it is.
So, seeing my beloved country RAPED by the unions has now TOTALLY turned me against them .. in all venues. When they grow up and stop being bullies, perhaps I will once again support them.
By the way, in the 50's, I was a union member via the Grocery Store unit ... whatever it was called. YES ... my salary ... all of .75 cents per hour was more than I made in the southern state of .25 cents per hour ... but I was FORCED TO JOIN. Did not have a choice or option. "JOIN >>> OR QUIT!" was my option. So the effect of the extra .50 cents was mitigated once I had to pay my DUES... also known as "PAY UP >>> OR SHUTUP" ... slang for those days for QUIT!
Just one observation ... and opinion ... from one who has grown seeing the worse side of unions.
"It's Steve not Eic. I doubt if anyone but Beck would take him seriously. "
Another socialistic opinion that don't amount to a hill of beans; one who can't even type correctly, or spell a f-letter word !!
Wow! Didn't realize I was gong to raise such a ruckus with my simple question.
But do appreciate the input comments.
Tells me, as a possible buyer, to back off of this one; too much confusion.
Have been watching it now for the last week, for possible divy income, and it is down at 6% in that time. What's going on ... is it concern over the massive insider sales in December?
OK, having read this discussion, I also was/am contemplating PPL for my retirement accunt as well. In looking at history, see that it is in a gradual 3-year decline. What gived?
Is it a good investment, with the steady decline. Like one postr, took it in the shorts 2 years ago ... and do not want to prepeat that.
Nice to see another 'local yocal' in ... like me. Here's to you Reno.
Got my fingers, toes, eyes ... everything crossed these days.
At least it should wind up as a deduction on tax return; as mine did few decades ago when I put $$ into a local 'stock' company.
Browsed last nite for purchase of silver coinage. Spots that I randomly clicked on all showed an outstanding 'NOT AVAILABLE' comment for the various types of sales. While some were available, project that 60% or more of their lists were not available for purchase.
Also read an article on internet last Thursday that India had ordered an inordinate amount of silver ... and gold ... for delivery in December ... and neither of their orders were totally filled.
Having read many of the recent posting, see all types of comments; with no clear prognosis coming forward.
So am interested in the outlook for the upcoming months. Valid comments only please. I am not a day trader; nor a shorter.
I am in, and have taken a recent downward adjustment, but am holding for the time being.