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haoleboy1967 1743 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 10, 2014 12:00 PM Member since: Jun 4, 2007
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  • I know that Chen isnt really dead set on the trendy crowd in the US but with some razzle dazzle it could happen. I am not even a gadget guy (I have an iphone - gee whiz who doesn't) but I would like to look at the passport. I am too old and plain to be cool - but still a potential customer.
    The word "niche" has been used in many articles on seeking alpha but they are talking more about security or healthcare. I think there could be a nice "elite niche" awaiting Blackberry here. If the phone is good and all the apps will work - even if its a higher price point - could Blackberry be the cool phone to have even if for just a few?
    Imagine if they got this phone into the hands of the Hollywood crowd and a buzz was created through social media etc..... The expectations seem to be zero - but their sure seems like some potential here - or am I all wet?

  • while I hold a ton of Mill (added 500 today and 500 yesterday) and was 100 percent in jr E&P until I took a flyer on Blackberry call options- BBRY -
    even if you are not into that sector it is an interesting turn around play- I wrote them off as dead myself and so did the market - its my only green today up on more good news! - the new CEO is cutting costs and new products are doing well - lots of articles on Seeking Alpha - I am not pumping it but some of my best ideas have come from others on this board and in the past boards

  • Reply to

    Good Adding Day

    by whisperingpines1962 Jul 10, 2014 9:42 AM
    haoleboy1967 haoleboy1967 Jul 10, 2014 11:17 AM Flag

    added 500 today - I think earnings will be good

  • Reply to

    Any hopes that we can stay up today?

    by rockstone1611 Jul 10, 2014 8:28 AM
    haoleboy1967 haoleboy1967 Jul 10, 2014 8:56 AM Flag

    its called a buying opportunity

  • Reply to

    Market today

    by marvin10982000 Jul 10, 2014 8:48 AM
    haoleboy1967 haoleboy1967 Jul 10, 2014 8:55 AM Flag

    there will be profit taking and a lot of trading going on - but those folks will wind up missing on the big move up - this is a turn around for the ages

  • haoleboy1967 haoleboy1967 Jul 1, 2014 12:13 PM Flag

    most people in Peru did real well under Fujimori and his daughter had a lot of supporters in the last elections - he is credited with defeating the Shining Path and creating a lot of the growth that Peru is enjoying now - tons of $$$ coming into Peru - have seen it with my own eyes and ears - you should come down some time and buy me dinner at Astrid y Gaston. You can stay at one of the new multi million dollar hotels they just opened in Lima while you keep your eyes peeled for terrorists and harmed dolphins. The rest of the world is moving on but I guess from your arm chair and google you feel real connected to Peru.
    See you at $4

    Sentiment: Buy

  • I booked a huge profit on Suroco and now finally MILL is showing its true colors
    You can come back now and its OK to gloat.
    Dont give away all the good ideas for free - i have to pay you for that sheet

  • haoleboy1967 haoleboy1967 Jun 27, 2014 1:51 PM Flag

    you are an "in the box" thinker

  • Reply to

    How long until puts are available?

    by lightdoesnotage Jun 27, 2014 1:40 PM
    haoleboy1967 haoleboy1967 Jun 27, 2014 1:50 PM Flag

    I agree - paging Dr. Puts .....paging Dr. Puts

  • i dont have much cash to tie up but some call options here look tempting. I just dont see Cabot at these levels this winter - i am no expert at options
    any options players here with any advice?

  • Reply to

    Done with mill message board for awhile

    by don_t_panick Jun 19, 2014 11:14 AM
    haoleboy1967 haoleboy1967 Jun 19, 2014 2:06 PM Flag

    oh B.S! I have seen ol don_t_panic battle with the best of them and he never throws in the towel!
    your battles on the RAS board where legendary!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • haoleboy1967 haoleboy1967 Jun 17, 2014 10:13 AM Flag

    I can agree with you on most of your thoughts including the 5 percent down
    the big question is WHEN? we could see 15 percent up first and then 5% back - I am no trader but that is my guess

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    North American Acreage

    by fullkip Jun 11, 2014 4:18 PM
    haoleboy1967 haoleboy1967 Jun 13, 2014 11:28 AM Flag

    my 2 cents is that they have some monster prospects in Peru and Colombia - the reward (netbacks) outweigh the risks

  • Reply to

    Another SA Article,BLAH BLAH

    by whisperingpines1962 Jun 13, 2014 9:19 AM
    haoleboy1967 haoleboy1967 Jun 13, 2014 9:58 AM Flag

    I commented on the article. I dont feel like I am qualified to be Millers defense team and I actually like the author that put out the article. I think maybe he did a quick scan and saw a few red flags and just went that way the whole article - in a rush.
    how does someone make the Alaska rebates seem like a bad thing? that is like saying your wife is going to wear out a pair of scissors by cutting coupons!

  • haoleboy1967 haoleboy1967 Jun 1, 2014 11:55 AM Flag

    One last thought - over the last ten years and i think over the next five years in the future - i have missed more opportunity by hanging around in the flat US economy trying to make money. I am talking about traditional types of business - not the market. The markets can be accessed anyplace in the world. Peru is a lower tier country but they are moving up. I am not bashing my beloved USA but politics aside we are losing ground and the middle class is getting squeezed hard. Its great if you have a job at a hospital or a big company but for the small businessman its almost impossible. You want to sell something - try competing with Walmart or amazon.
    Peru is still very tough for the avg guy but if you are middle class there is opportunity. It used to be just rich and poor. The rich owned the businesses and they treat their customers #$%$.
    Real estate like i said - there are people here sitting on real estate gold mines. See that #$%$ vacant lot on the corner in a so so area- asking price 1.5 million. At home i bought a commercial property with a small building on it in a decent neighborhood for $30,000 and sold it for $50,000. That wont get you a #$%$ house in Lima. The real estate market could be a bubble but when it comes to mining peru is number three in copper and number six in gold - globally. So the resources are there and if gold and copper go up - so does Peru.
    They are just starting really with the oil exploration and they have a ton of natural gas and big nat gas pipelines. Plus oil refineries. Fishing is big here too. Big fishmeal producing towns. When you eat trout it might have been fed from peruvian fish meal. Ok - end of rant.

  • haoleboy1967 haoleboy1967 May 31, 2014 12:44 PM Flag

    Bob - i dont need to explain myself to anyone but i will. I am 46 and i work for myself. I already said i have been coming back and forth for over ten years. I am married to a peruvian. I dont have to claim to be anything nor do i feel compelled to call anyone names (stooge). You and I might get along in real life so consider coming down to Lima. You might be shocked when you see the changes here. I have nothing to promote and i dont think this message board is going to move the pps of BPZ one way or the other. I have already disclosed i am long here and i am also long GTE.
    By the way - did you see where GTE sold off its assets in Argentina to Madalena to focus on Peru and Colombia! Crazy i know. Where Gran Tierra has land is in the jungle and it is night and day compare to the coast where BPZ is
    Anyways - best of luck to you

  • haoleboy1967 haoleboy1967 May 31, 2014 12:06 PM Flag

    Well you seem to be pretty good at googling. I never said. Peru was perfect but if you were in Europe lets say and you googled old news stories from the US would you think of things like Timothy McVeigh and Rodney King? I guess the US is not a place you would want to invest then based on your "research"
    Keep going on and on and someday when you leave Backwater, Oklahoma you might get out and see the world a bit.
    My invitation is still open to visit. Can you afford the airfare and the gas money?
    Leave your preconceived notions at home and you might learn something along the way. Investing in emerging markets is not for everybody.
    Are you short here?

  • haoleboy1967 haoleboy1967 May 29, 2014 11:42 AM Flag

    One more thing - there are a lot of poor people here but their are some shockingly wealthy people here too. Audi is opening up new dealers - olive garden just came here LOL
    We have family that is selling a house for 500k a d they will build 5 floors on that land with 10 apts that sell for 250k each apt
    I grew up poor and decided that i didnt like it - i have watched opportunity after opportunity go by here in Peru while i am being forced to pay for things like insurance for other people in the US.
    There is risk here but if you want to see for yourself then let me know when your flight arrives and i will pick you up at the airport. You buy the gas and we will ask BPZ for a tour and head up the coast.
    If you are short than try to come up with something legit. I am all ears and not afraid of facts.

  • haoleboy1967 haoleboy1967 May 29, 2014 11:33 AM Flag

    Cont
    But there were protests over the water so the expansion of the mine (congo) was delayed
    Also gasoline here is expensive - i pay $5 a gallon for diesel in my mini van - they also use a lot of natural gas here for cars - they are way ahead of the usa on that issue
    My father in law has a natural gas powered toyota wagon that is used as a taxi
    So people here want and need natural gas and oil - more so than copper and gold - it affects their pocket book
    I am not saying things are perfect here but this is a money making frontier opportunity. Their is risk but their is reward.
    Disc - long BPZ and Gran Tierra in Peru
    I am also looking to open a business here because owning a small business in a bad economy has been a huge grind

  • I have been living in Lima for a few months and been going back and forth for over ten years now. I am in lima the capitol and i have driven all over Peru in our minivan. I have been to the area where BPZ is but necer got a tour of the place or anything. The north coast is a popular tourist destination and its where the best beaches are. I am on an ipad so sorry for the typos
    Peru has been stable for some time in fact while i watched my house value in the usa decline - real estate prices here have tripled - its crazy here. - a boom time in real estate really - it would cost me 5x more to duplicate my usa house here in Lima.
    My wifes grandfather was in congress years ago and i keep up politics. The shining path is kind of like the #$%$ - the once held a little power and maybe they still have some members - but really they are a non event.
    Their could be some risk of turmoil in the jungle where major Gran Tierra operates - i am long GTE - because if the rights if the native tribes. But on the coast its more like Gulf Shores Alabama - nothing to write home about and not much to worry about.
    Peru's has had great gdp growth but it has slowed due to it being a huge gold producer and we all know where the price of gold is. So peru wants to keep up the growth. - they have massive infrastructure needs to meet
    So oil is important - in fact they are getting ready to auction off other exploratory blocks
    Oils has been kind of overlooked as gold mining and copper mining is huge
    That is where the focus of protests are. I was long NEM and visited the area where they have a huge mine
    TBC

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