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foreverwhiteroses 66 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 27, 2015 12:37 PM Member since: Jul 16, 2004
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    What's Wrong With This Fund?

    by foreverwhiteroses Jun 24, 2015 4:35 PM
    foreverwhiteroses foreverwhiteroses Jul 27, 2015 12:37 PM Flag

    I certainly plan to be listening in to the Quarterly CC on the 29th....I'm not so sure the divvy cut is as meaningful as the Asia problems in general, but I do wonder whether or not the cut is reflective of a non-performing portfolio company....

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    Down 19%

    by curt01 Jul 23, 2015 3:38 PM
    foreverwhiteroses foreverwhiteroses Jul 23, 2015 5:28 PM Flag

    How can a single fraudulent event of such minor size cause such a huge drop? I'm only in the CUBI preferred, but were I an equity player, this huge selloff sure seems to spell opportunity to me, but then again, maybe that's why I'm only in the preferred.........

  • Reply to

    gill

    by odarev Jul 14, 2015 10:14 AM
    foreverwhiteroses foreverwhiteroses Jul 14, 2015 2:01 PM Flag

    What? A plain old lawyer representing an insider vs. our leader with his Harvard Law degree? Harvard = riches all the time doesn't it? Maybe G's smart enough to not represent himself......

  • Reply to

    What's Wrong With This Fund?

    by foreverwhiteroses Jun 24, 2015 4:35 PM
    foreverwhiteroses foreverwhiteroses Jun 27, 2015 10:06 AM Flag

    I do agree but always have a tendency to second guess myself. I bought my starter position right at the beginning of the decoupling of share price to NAV price, so I'm not happy about that, but as said, it was a starter amount...... I've yet to add, but in my mind, this is much closer to a buy than a sell because of its recent performance. It's trading at 11.27% discount to NAV right now which is an historical high according to CEFConnect and that's with a continued stability to NAV. I'd love to have a better handle on whether or not any of their portfolio companies is actually experiencing serious economic stress...I also realize high yield bond market has been compressed relative to normal, but still, the size of the change for BGH seems larger than the rest of the market, especially with the low duration aspect of the fund. I'm much closer to adding on than getting out.

  • foreverwhiteroses by foreverwhiteroses Jun 24, 2015 4:35 PM Flag

    Why is this closed end trading at historical discount to NAV? with a 10% yield now, all from income, you would think there's a bottom and yet it continues to drop..... I got in because the short duration aspect of the fund, but even that hasn't seemed to help.... Does anyone know if there's any specific problems with any of the issuers in their portfolio? I see where 20% is oil and gas - is that what's bringing them down? very frustrating.....

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    OXLCO Add-On Offering

    by foreverwhiteroses Jun 18, 2015 2:39 PM
    foreverwhiteroses foreverwhiteroses Jun 18, 2015 3:38 PM Flag

    3:32PM Issue priced at 24.50 for 1,224,490 shares raising 30 mil... Underwriters 30 day option on 184k addiitonal

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    a years worth of dividends gone in days !

    by a2e2b Jun 9, 2015 2:44 PM
    foreverwhiteroses foreverwhiteroses Jun 18, 2015 2:55 PM Flag

    It's interesting that FAX is trading at over a 14% discount to NAV, a level of discount not seen since the '08-'09 crisis and NAV has been essentially stable since June 4. Of course, in the crisis time, discount to NAV did exceed 20% for brief periods of time, so anything's possible but right now it's trading at a discount to NAV that's not been seen in 5 years.... Is the result of an expectation of increasing interest rates or something else?

  • foreverwhiteroses by foreverwhiteroses Jun 18, 2015 2:39 PM Flag

    How is an investor supposed to evaluate the impact or attractiveness of this announced add-on issuance to this series when there's apparently no information yet provided as to size of the issue or price? Right now OXLCO is at 24.13, down 4.6% but without knowing the price of the add-on or the size, are you just supposed to guess whether it's an opportunity or a precursor?

  • foreverwhiteroses foreverwhiteroses Jun 4, 2015 8:15 PM Flag

    More importantly, what's with the volume? That's more significant to me than a single mkt trade.........

  • Reply to

    I don't know who owns shares here

    by creedster_99 Jun 4, 2015 12:00 PM
    foreverwhiteroses foreverwhiteroses Jun 4, 2015 5:45 PM Flag

    U gonna be the next owner of Villa Collina?

  • foreverwhiteroses foreverwhiteroses May 25, 2015 9:33 PM Flag

    So tell me, Kevin, are you a fan of Jason Hart's or not???? It's hard to tell from your 1500 never changing posts...

  • foreverwhiteroses by foreverwhiteroses May 1, 2015 10:26 AM Flag

    Just in case somebody would actually like to discuss TVC, can anyone explain why TVC and TVE are trading so close in price right now? After both issues reset, with TVE reset at 3.36% and TVC at 3.55%, how can they be trading within 10 cents of each other? What's even more difficult to understand is why are both, especially TVE, trading higher or at least at the same price as it did last week when long Treasuries have increased 20 basis points this week? I don't understand... TVC is justifiable because you can still put them back to TVA, but why is TVE still trading at a premium to par?

  • Reply to

    Do the math

    by tommietomtom Apr 15, 2015 10:58 PM
    foreverwhiteroses foreverwhiteroses Apr 18, 2015 6:55 PM Flag

    Not only am I an alias but I'm also the guy who was in the grassy knoll in Dallas circa '63.

  • Reply to

    Do the math

    by tommietomtom Apr 15, 2015 10:58 PM
    foreverwhiteroses foreverwhiteroses Apr 16, 2015 1:37 PM Flag

    I've been a fan of INVE for a couple of years but ultimately bailed out of all my high risk stocks in October - couldn't stand the volatility. So I don't mean to come across negatively, but your comment could easily be turned around as a negative implication for INVE instead of a positive. What crossed my mind with this announcement was I wondered why CSCO didn't exercise the same strategy with INVE that Apple did when they chose to buy out Authentic at its very low market cap when they decided to use AUTH's technology in teh then upcoming IPhone? AAPL decided to lock in AUTH's technology and growth completely for themselves by stealing the company from AUTH's shareholders when they knew the impact of their own decision to use their tech. CSCO didn't do the same thing. I wonder why? Could it be the market's over estimating the long term value of this deal or that CSCO doesn't really consider INVE's tech that far ahead of the competition? I have no answers and kind of feel like Debby Downer in even bringing it up. It's just my cynical mind coming up with alternate thought for no apparent reason. I don't own INVE anymore, and won't be jumping in no matter what, so take this from whence it comes - a cynic with no dog in the hunt and no in depth analysis done.

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    Op-gen

    by davieswatson Apr 8, 2015 10:24 AM
    foreverwhiteroses foreverwhiteroses Apr 8, 2015 5:59 PM Flag

    I haven't read an IPO prospectus in years, but out of curiosity, I did skim OPGEN. I don't know whether it's more of a comment on the company or the status of the current IPO market but it amazes me that a company like OPGEN can attempt to go public with language in their S-1 clearly stating, "The report of our independent registered public accounting firm on our financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013 contains explanatory language that substantial doubt exists about our ability to continue as a going concern. Our monthly cash burn rate is approximately $500,000. Our current operating assumptions, which include our best estimate of future revenue and operating expenses, indicate that our current cash on hand as of December 31, 2014 of approximately $0.7 million, plus the 2015 convertible note funding and additional secured demand note funding in 2015, will not be sufficient to fund operations through the second quarter of 2015.
    'In the event the Company is unable to successfully raise additional capital, we will not have sufficient cash flows and liquidity to finance our business operations as currently contemplated. Accordingly, in such circumstances the Company would be compelled to reduce general and administrative expenses and delay research and development projects including the purchase of scientific equipment and supplies until it is able to obtain sufficient financing."

    Were I not familiar with TINY's past proven non-communications skills and ability to participate in monetization events that never translate to TINY's shareholder benefit, I might be tempted to say that with language like this in the S-1, it's no wonder they're silent.

  • Reply to

    Added to my Position

    by john914620 Feb 27, 2015 11:39 AM
    foreverwhiteroses foreverwhiteroses Feb 28, 2015 10:15 AM Flag

    I truly hope the day will come when MOSY shareholders are rewarded for their blind faith, but I'm actually amazed at the loyalty of the true believers.... I owned MOSY for 2 years awaiting some, nay any, signs of traction in its products via increasing revenues and every quarter the story was always the same - Len's pretty sure we're only a couple of quarters away from true greatness. Well, you guys have more faith and more patience than I, that's for sure... I gave up 5 months ago at 2.43... Good luck to the longs - I hope your trust, your diluted trust, is eventually rewarded.

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    Dividend Reinvestment

    by foreverwhiteroses Dec 29, 2014 8:49 PM
    foreverwhiteroses foreverwhiteroses Feb 5, 2015 2:04 PM Flag

    Actually, this stock has done pretty much what I have wanted it to do - meaning it has been a relatively steady performer, not subject to large price changes. It's been more like the tortoise instead of the hare, but that's what I was looking for..... investing in SPE does seem to be an excercise in trust since they don't even seem to file quarterly reports no less leave much of a footprint as to what they're doing, but so far, it's been an OK performer. My largest complaint other than the lack of information available is one you won't experience and that was how they handled the retirement of preferreds. The timing of their announcements was detrimental to shareholders as I remember, and I thought it could have been differently easily, but I don't really remember the details now. But that's done. So all in all, you're right, you buy this for its annual distribution, not overall market performance. BTW, if you don't know, they post NAV weekly on their website on Fridays so you can at least track how they're doing NAV wise.

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    Dividend Reinvestment

    by foreverwhiteroses Dec 29, 2014 8:49 PM
    foreverwhiteroses foreverwhiteroses Feb 5, 2015 12:31 PM Flag

    Sice - I'm curious as to why you say this about Goldstein, meaning how and where do you find out about what he's doing in the first place? By their own design, it seems as though even an investor can really find out practically nothing. Is there any source other than the what, semi-annual letters to investors? And I suppose the irony is not lost that he supposedly feasts on closed ends trading at substantial discounts when SPE itself is at an approx 10% discount.

  • foreverwhiteroses by foreverwhiteroses Jan 27, 2015 12:15 PM Flag

    What's wrong with this picture? Right now, you can buy 15 yr maturity TVE at a yield 208 basis point approx above comparable Treasuries or 4% YTM. TVE's coupon will RESET DOWNWARD on 5/1/15 provided the 30 Yr Treas is under 3.115% for the week ending March 26. With Treas right now at 2.34% that means Treas would have to move up by 77.5 basis points for TVE not to reset. IF IT RESETS, you can PUT TVE back to the TVA at par of $25 on May 1. With TVE now at 24.88, if you buy TVE and consider it a 5 month maturity you can get an annualized yield of 6% approx for the 4 month holding period assuming you put. I'll take that! And if it should happen to NOT reset, then you have purchased whats considered to be a US Treasury credit, the strongest quasi US Agency, at a crazy wide spread to Treas. It seems to me to be the kind of risk reward situation that works for me.

    TVC has essentially the same characteristics as TVE but happening a month later, so the same argument can be made, but the risks of a reset not happening are greater due to the longer time before the reset date and because the reset parameters are slightly more difficult to achieve..

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    GDP preferred stock

    by tylerbroek Jan 21, 2015 5:50 PM
    foreverwhiteroses foreverwhiteroses Jan 23, 2015 4:45 PM Flag

    Take a look at message board for GDPAN.... Dec 27 post....

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