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howlow3 7 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 23, 2014 8:55 AM Member since: Dec 24, 2012
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    anyone putting NEW money into VPU

    by messjim123 Aug 13, 2014 3:02 PM
    howlow3 howlow3 Aug 23, 2014 8:55 AM Flag

    I'm also in the retirement camp. I owned PPL for a while and sold all my shares last year. Any concerns about all this talk about electricity usage going down, the impact of solar and wind and just the general trend of an industry that on one level seems to be struggling and looking to scale up in order to survive? The sub-text of all this is how safe are the dividends in the long term?

  • As much as I'd love to buy this stock I just don't see much in the way of new product either from Honda or Acura that is compelling enough to lift this stock to $40 or more. Though Honda sometimes confounds its many critics on the styling/performance front their many recent failures including the ZDX, ILX and RDX on the Acura side and CRZ and Crosstour among others on the Honda side seem to highlight a company more interested in telling consumers what they should want to drive then listening to what people say really want to own. Any thoughts?

  • howlow3 by howlow3 Aug 18, 2014 5:22 PM Flag

    Its been curious to watch the sudden run up over the last few days. Anybody think its going anywhere or is it a pump and dump with prices settling back to $40 with the usual people (us) holding the bag?

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    This looks like a government shake down to me.

    by shep21998 Aug 15, 2014 1:09 PM
    howlow3 howlow3 Aug 18, 2014 5:17 PM Flag

    What do you expect from extortionists who have no respect for the law themselves?

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    vol. is high

    by wlk1148 May 12, 2014 8:30 PM
    howlow3 howlow3 Jun 24, 2014 7:30 PM Flag

    I have Time Deposits in both countries. In NZ I get 5.15% on a 5 year TD and Australia I seem to be only able to buy TDs of one year or less but I can still get 3.5% on 4-6 month terms. All this is down from the peak 5 years ago of 6.25%+ interest rates. I'm curious, on my $AU Time Deposits I pay the 10% non-resident withholding tax on my $NZ TDs I have no withholding at all. Are you NZT dividends subject to withholding tax.
    I've done pretty well with Australian Bank bonds and stocks, telecom will be a new area for me.
    I'm sure hoping you're wrong about the Hillary Clinton. Four years of no accomplishments, disaster after disaster in terms of failed policy and the usual Clintonesque corruption. But to be honest and I don't know maybe Romney would have been good....but I don't see any leaders or politicians that are capable of turning around this hollowed out train wreck that America has become.

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    by lumarousseff Jun 13, 2014 1:32 PM
    howlow3 howlow3 Jun 18, 2014 2:15 PM Flag

    Interesting idea, makes sense, in America's interest....obviously you'll never be in government nor will it ever be policy.

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    OK....I'LL BITE...

    by kingfish543 May 13, 2014 9:27 PM
    howlow3 howlow3 Jun 3, 2014 4:33 PM Flag

    I took a small position in VCLT today and own two other Vanguard ETFs. I was drawn to them for a number of reasons one of which was my erroneous belief that they were not subject to the same level of manipulation as other stocks. If you've read Dark Pools, and watch VCLT, VGK, BLV among others you can pretty clearly see the pattern. I suspect what you saw a few weeks ago was part of that same game.

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