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jrayle2003 30 posts  |  Last Activity: Jun 26, 2016 1:06 PM Member since: Nov 11, 2005
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  • jrayle2003 jrayle2003 Jun 26, 2016 1:06 PM Flag

    Parliament should have made the decision to exit or not.
    Also, congress should appoint the US president. Both these bodies are elected by the populist who are not well enough informed, or intelligent enough, to make decisions of this magnitude. That's what us common folks pay them for!

    At GE the CEO is selected by the Board of Directors, not the employees or shareholders.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Clinton and corruption

    by hipilot.rm Jun 23, 2016 3:17 PM
    jrayle2003 jrayle2003 Jun 25, 2016 2:29 PM Flag

    These revelations about Mrs. Clinton's exposure and engagement in such evil activities would not be appropriate for some professional positions. However for President of the US, this kind of experience may very well be a plus. The folks she must interact with are often past masters of corruption. We would not want our POTUS to be a "babe in the woods" when conducting business with them. And to avoid prosecution is even a greater plus.

    Has Mr. Trump had any exposure to any improper business dealings? I doubt it. He would have to learn fast how to maneuver in the dark alleys to be a good president!

    General Electric's business would be hurt immensly if our President doesn't have the knowledge to establish paths thru the most sinister parts of the world's leadership. Only experience brings that.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    How low will this go?

    by nedelkay Jun 16, 2016 10:41 AM
    jrayle2003 jrayle2003 Jun 24, 2016 10:51 AM Flag

    National Grid is up a little in London. The big drop here is because the value of the British Pound dropped like a rock over night due to their voting results on Brexit. It's probably a good buy right now in my opinion.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Beav, This is what irritates you - TRUTH!

    by hipilot.rm Jun 23, 2016 10:14 AM
    jrayle2003 jrayle2003 Jun 23, 2016 3:14 PM Flag

    Who should I vote for? I want the one we people choose to be the best President. Human's do evil things at times - we're not perfect. Personally, I will listen carefully to all the commentary I can absorb and try to determine which set of evils will have least negative impact on the presidential duties. Stealing a candy bar when the person was a teenager is not something I would dwell on. Rubbing elbows with certain crooks could help one to perform the duties well. I think it's called 'the better of two evils'.

    Any policy that a candidate offers which would keep GE's common stock price moving up would certainly be a plus for me.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Yahoo needs to clean up its message boards

    by rift401 Jun 20, 2016 3:09 PM
    jrayle2003 jrayle2003 Jun 21, 2016 1:51 PM Flag

    Sorry, I don't appreciate irrelevant posts either. However, my intent was to illustrate why YAHOO could not (or would not) insert an appropriate filter. Maybe just delete anything that does not contain at least one occurrence 'GE' would do the trick.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Yahoo needs to clean up its message boards

    by rift401 Jun 20, 2016 3:09 PM
    jrayle2003 jrayle2003 Jun 20, 2016 3:43 PM Flag

    Our country proudly honors free speech - except of course cuss words, racially explicit words, words insinuating opposition to certain concepts dear to ones religion or political views, etc. It's hard to display humor any more in our conversation.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • jrayle2003 jrayle2003 Jun 19, 2016 6:58 PM Flag

    Of course I'm a spoiled brat - I had the country club experience. It's my kind that have the high paid positions that make governments and big business run smoothly. Only difference is GE and the US military paid most of mine because my parents were NOT country clubbers, but very poor big depression escapees that worked their behinds off to put food on the table and get me a chance at working.

    You are absolutely right though, some have the breaks. I got a few too. Thanks dad & mom.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • jrayle2003 jrayle2003 Jun 17, 2016 8:22 PM Flag

    I would think poor people are sending most jobs overseas. They can't get a proper education here, and thus don't have skills necessary to do our jobs. Think- $200,000 for a college education - got to stop!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • jrayle2003 jrayle2003 Jun 16, 2016 11:10 AM Flag

    Only three things energize a country's economy and keep GE's business strong. --

    1. War
    2. Threat of war (AKA the cold war)
    3. Artificial stimulation by government.

    Economists understand the first two. We're learning about No. 3 and hoping that one is the best. Janet is doing OK so far in my opinion.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Is this MB for GE

    by brainstern Jun 14, 2016 3:59 PM
    jrayle2003 jrayle2003 Jun 14, 2016 4:55 PM Flag

    Don't give management so much credit - it's much lower now than 15 years ago.
    However, for those that bought the stock before 1990 or around 2008-2010, we are now happy with the purchase.
    In my opinion, it's a good buy now only for the dividend.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Politics

    by epietrouski Jun 10, 2016 12:08 PM
    jrayle2003 jrayle2003 Jun 10, 2016 1:01 PM Flag

    I don't want to ignore your posts or those of anyone else.. I enjoy them. Just include how they relate to GE. Anything political, religious, environmental etc. etc. would most likely impact GE's business.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • jrayle2003 jrayle2003 Jun 5, 2016 4:56 PM Flag

    'your' is not too bad in this context, but the last part is definitely unacceptable. it should be 'how bout them apples'. The author may have meant 'about those apples' which of course would be grammatically correct.

    Intellect only means something when conversing among intellects. For others to understand, common street talk customized for one's current surroundings, is probably preferable.

    I got learned good from long long years of exposure to many different associates in and out of the educational system. Mid westerners would comprehend the meaning of what I write, but easterners might not. The most perfect use of the English language will be that used in the state of Indiana, so I was told many years ago by a Purdue English professor. Their blending of the words, sounds, and expression is best of anywhere in the world!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Your opinion please

    by floodkid2130 May 27, 2016 1:01 PM
    jrayle2003 jrayle2003 Jun 1, 2016 3:34 PM Flag

    My opinion is hold and buy more. You could buy a nice car with the $29k now, but you could probably buy a REAL nice car 5 years from now if you stick with NGG!
    Hang in there - I've been known to be wrong!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • jrayle2003 jrayle2003 May 20, 2016 1:26 PM Flag

    Yes, good advice. I would also add ---
    - Buy a modest home, and learn to fix the plumbing, electric stuff, carpentry, wallpaper etc.etc etc yourself.
    - Buy modest cars and learn to maintain, fix, etc.etc yourself.
    - Mow your own grass with a hand mower and keep the premises looking nice.

    Learn to love all of the above to pump your savings and keep healthy.

    Read/learn enough to handle all personal finances well. Do your own Taxes and enjoy doing that also.
    Suck up any #$%$ from your bosses(within reason), to preserve your job and acquire reasonable advances. Pick good employment and stick with it. Don't be a job hopoer.

    And above all, never divorce your mate. Merely fix/correct him/her as necessary and move on.

    What a coincidence - My dad & mom died at the same age as yours -73 & 87. Didn't leave me a house though.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Dividend Announcement

    by minettoman1 May 14, 2016 6:17 AM
    jrayle2003 jrayle2003 May 17, 2016 2:46 PM Flag

    I believe the key dates are as follows:

    Announcement date May 19
    Ex dividend date June 2
    Record date June 3
    Payment date August 10

    My understanding is you are eligible to receive the dividend payment if you own the stock before midnight of the Record date or June 3.

    I would suggest you call investor relations at National Grid locally to confirm this. I got burned recently with another company's stock trying to juggle these dates with a purchase and missed their dividend, so I'm probable not much of an expert.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    When will we see $40?

    by back_bay_professor May 13, 2016 4:22 PM
    jrayle2003 jrayle2003 May 13, 2016 6:16 PM Flag

    After 40 days and 40 nights, the rain will stop. Only then will we see $40.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • jrayle2003 jrayle2003 May 13, 2016 3:37 PM Flag

    That would be for four(4) shares, right - or an even $200 for 5 shares.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    JPM: GE Target $27.00

    by sp500_short May 13, 2016 11:49 AM
    jrayle2003 jrayle2003 May 13, 2016 2:39 PM Flag

    I would hope most GE shareholders know their creator and speak to it regularly. But don't expect much response related to stock trading.

    Jeff may still pull something 'out of the hat'. It took Jack Welch, PHD 10 years to really make the stock move, but then it did really zoom for the next 10 years. With what's going on now, I think Jeff (no PHD) will repeat a similar pattern although at less of an intellectual pace.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    JPM: GE Target $27.00

    by sp500_short May 13, 2016 11:49 AM
    jrayle2003 jrayle2003 May 13, 2016 2:26 PM Flag

    Yes, I knew Tom well. He did get GE off the ground, and created many good things to make the business succeed. And who provided much of his funding? No other than John Pierpont Morgan or JP as we called him.

    However, one of Edison's ventures was very flawed. His resistance to using Alternating Current to provide electricity for transmission to satisfy our power needs. Fortunately Nicola Tesla, George Westinghouse, and others corrected Edison's vision and got us heading right.

    Enough history, but this illustrates why J P Morgan, the man who funded the flawed Direct Current concept years ago, is not one I would look at to assess the GE stock trading price.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    JPM: GE Target $27.00

    by sp500_short May 13, 2016 11:49 AM
    jrayle2003 jrayle2003 May 13, 2016 12:26 PM Flag

    JP Morgan's assessment of General Electrics's value is worthless in my opinion. I've been following GE for 56 years (yes 1960), and I'm convinced only our creator knows the real value of GE.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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