See "Citigroup: Fly to DB" in your inbox. It is not a yahoo address. Reveal nothing personal please as I have a Texas stalker from another board.
You are making out on C what I am getting hosed and it could not go to a more deserving guy. I might cover before year end for the tax loss. I am looking for a #$%$ gold stock for dcxavier's contest. I still hold a brickload of NEM.
I guess the market appeciates the moderation of the tapering. It is all BS to me, so the trick is to find worthy selections in a market that may be fully valued when I am a little underweight stocks. Mostly I do nothing except some of the sales earlier this year. I still am interested in AWK and thank you for the idea.
You are wa-a-a-ay too kind. I had some success shorting KLIC because I didn't get greedy and took profits even when I thought there was more downside. But my track record is decidedly mixed with shorting which is why I do very little of it now. My only position is Citigoop and it ain't doing well to put it charitably.
I have no urge to short KLIC right now. I haven't followed it in a long time, years really, but it seems to be right about where it was last time I was interested. You know what they say about the more things change.
I did see the thread on CY and AWK, thanques for your thoughts. AWK interests me for a long-term buy-and-forget stock. But I act pretty slowly most of the time.
You work too hard on gains and losses. Let a competent brokerage do it for you. If you have books (like a trust or an LLC or maybe your own personal finance) you will have to verify their figures and they'll generally get it right.
I'm a Fido bloke too. I have used them with success and clarity and reasonable prices since 1986. The tax reporting is excellent while TD Ameritrade's is pretty poor. Tax reporting is important to me because I do taxes and there is nothing like getting 1099s from a trader with TD Ameritrade 1099s. I want to scream and just might one of these days.
I want to hear your thoughts on AWK and CY. AWK doesn't look ridiculous at this valuation and I would love to own water at a decent price or even a half-decent one.
I haven't been buying anything lately but continue to hold many of my favorites, mostly the ones that didn't make big gains. Did well and sold VFC, WHR, DDS, and a few others that don't come immediately to mind. I still like my asset plays such as ALEX, WY, Plum Creek (PCL?), BOBE and PBY. The latter is down heavily on earnings news today so I have to consider adding though I am still up some 35%-plus. With asset plays I don't care about earnings. Other holds include UNH, TMO, TD, PKX, Becton Dickinson and others and some of them are getting pricey and tempting me to sell. I hate bull markets; crashing markets are so much more fun to buy in. My only short is Citigoop and it is not working so well for me.
Greetings, Davebugs. I am scanning KLIC looking to see if the stockpicking contest will be back again. I will be back later for it or sooner to see any reply. I hope all is well with you. I have been investing mediocre at best lately. Too many of my stocks got too expensive and I sold them leaving me with a somewhat inadequate allocation to equities. I learned many years ago the importance of asset allocation - then forgot it. I don't even know what my percentages are now, but they are not enough to get drunk on the recent rally, only enough to cop a little buzz. Is it better that way? We shall see.
I'm here rarely, Decii never in years, John and Charlie always, Cr1me once in the last two or three years and Madbezos is deceased.
Excellent! Monday will end well here when my daughter arrives from Boston for the holiday. Have a happy Thanksgiving.
I'll think to that. Unfortunately he is here as long as any one of his lengthy list of enemies is here and that is the conundrum of this board. Last one to leave, turn off the slights.
Obamacare will save me four to five thousand a year in health care costs. Count this guy in favor of it. The insurer can't stuff me in a dead-man-walking pool anymore and base the rating on any flimsy excuse. We all are rated the same way, even heavy guys like you-know-who.
John and one other person who you will probably always refuse to recognize are hooked on this board. Charles did his best to prevent his many foes from posting here, and only John now refuses to be cowed. For failing to see this (or not caring and tacitly approving), Masturbates, you are a complete fool under any name you use even though you are pretty close to right about ebay management.
Charles, why do you want to be my loofah? Are you jealous of its pokography? I made that word up. Don't forget to mention San Rafael in your answer and how you know so much more. (Pssst. Nobody reads what you write except about four of us.)
Charles, why do you want to be my loofah? Is it because of all the fascinating places you sense it has been? ROTFLOL
I own Bob Evans for the real estate. You make some valid points, but this company is ultimately a buyout of some sort IMHO. Let somebody else manage it better.