and you are supposed to be the poster boy for rational thinking? not on your best day
i have been thinking about putting my stock into the drip- i own 2000 shares between my roth and regular ira and have been using the dividends to make speculative plays on gold and silver juniors- but the dividend reinvestment makes sense because i can add around 20 shares a quarter at no cost
why would i want to sell? the company has been paying me a nice dividend and its only going to grow that dividend now that they bought vodaphone out of verizon wireless- i bought in at 23 so i am getting over an 8% return plus my share price has doubled- long term investors would be foolish to sell-
i don't vote for anybody- because i know that one vote doesn't matter- but if you are unhappy with the president, blame the republicans for nominating two idiots to run against him- obama did not make you a failure- you are responsible for that
anybody who wants to tell you to go away has freedom of speech to do that as well- this isn't iran, you dirty ayatollah you
quit blaming the fact that you are a failure on obama- take personal responsibility for yourself- go to the unemployment office and inquire about job trailing
well- i am neither tall nor short- i was once six foot but i have shrunk to 5"11- i don't think that makes me short
the next two quarters are going to be fantastic- can't wait for earnings
i think both companies came out winners on the deal- vod needed cash at the time and vz, with 55% control, didn't want to have verizon wireless pay dividends- now that vz has 100% of verizon wireless its free to grow the business as it sees fit- in the meantime, vod got enough cash to reward shareholders, a lot of verizon stock which it passed on to shareholders and enough cash to restructure its business the way it wants to- it was a win win, not a q sum transaction
with the telecom industry, the most important issue is cash flow, not debt on the balance sheet- both vz and at&t have sufficient cash flow to service and pay down their debt, as well as to continue to pay and increase their dividend every year- telecoms are more capital intensive then other companies- if they aren't building out and improving their networks, they aren't growing
but i didn't buy in at $55 nor did i buy in at $12- i bought in at $23 and i'm staying in as long as i'm getting over a 5% return on my investment- as long as they don't cut the dividend i'm staying in- i'm not worried about that because they have increased the dividend every year and they have the cash flow to sustain it
day traders are upside down perhaps but longterm shareholders are not- i bought in a few years ago at 23 and have collected a nice dividend every quarter and seen it doubleny return is over 8%- i've got no complaints and neither do other long term shareholders- now that they have bought vodaphone out of verizon wireless, i expect dividends to continue to increase and the share price continue to rise
they do share- verizon and at?t both pay nice dividends- t-mobile's signal and service are both inferior to V & T where i live so i would neither switch to them or buy stock in that company- verizon and at&t are both american companies vwhereas t-mobile is german- by getting my service from verizon i am helping to sustain american jobs and keeping profits in the country- i know its miniscule in the scheme of things but i always try to buy american if the quality of the products is at least comparable- in this case, vz's service is so much better in my opinion to t-mobiles
i'm not trying to prevent you from posting- i just want to know your reason for posting- you spend a lot of time and effort saying negative things about verizon- what drives you to waste your time doing it since no one follows your advice? are you motivated by altruism or do you somehow get paid?
like i said before, the dividends are just too damn attractive to get out- but i do appreciate your altruism by giving free advice on a stock you have no interest in- unless you are short or a paid basher, why do you bother posting?