No grandkids and no signs on the horizon even though BF got booted from the Coast Guard for glaucoma. Daughter is doing well and going back to school. She is self-reliant, confident and competent as ever and pa is just a wee bit proud. Bro still lives in TN. Madbezos is suspect number one in my outing here which led Charlie to harass me on Yelp. Then he started harassing Yelp. I don't recommend either. I will be vacationing this weekend and away from computers. Drop by once in a while and let's get our posts deleted.
Last I heard Cr1mey's doing fine. He is into politics and enjoys being an activist rabble-rouser. Remember his presidential campaign runs? Funny how "people" completely disappeared when Mad died. You doing okay? Business is great and life is pretty much keeping pace.
I deplore any posting of personal information including when John does it. Now what do you have to say about all the garbage coming from Charles?
I rarely post but read often. Elike is apparently nowhere around and Mad is definitely not around if you know what I mean. May he fry in hell for sharing my identity with Charles who hits my business's Yelp regularly with paranoid conspiracy theories. A current poster named something like Shamoo thinks it is my fault Mad handed me over to Charlie. John's life has its ups and downs but his openness and honesty survives intact.
Long time no hear. I remember fondly the back and forth. I will be away from a computer for most of the rest of the weekend. My life is definitely calming down and with a GF in the south Bay I spend more time there than I ever thought i would.
You got it wrong. That was Charles who named me in the thread. Is it really that hard to wrap your mind around the concept of Charles spending all day here attacking John and Sully and me using an incredible plethora of names? I am not asking you to take sides; I am asking you to avoid taking sides as you did with the post to which I am replying. The last bozo who got involved and couldn't figure it out put Charles up to the notion of attacking me on Yelp. So Charles did, 19 times now. But Yelp seems to have figured him out. This is my last message to you at least until you get a handle on things.
This 49ers fan has to be for Seattle. They play similar games and I root for good defense to stop good offense. That said, I would love to see Richard Sherman get stuffed.
Another great contest with a worthy winner and an impressive charitable selection. Special thanks all around to the host.
My entry is Linked-In or LNKD. I believe the social media bubble is not over and that January could see the start of a blow-off phase and that is where I am putting my choice for this year's contest. LNKD is not really a business but more of a club where most of the members don't care that they are members. The stocks are up only because the stocks are up and yet this is where most of the money in bubbles is made. Soon it will be a short, but not now. I have skin in this game, but only through out-of-the-money options which I acquired yesterday.
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.