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lo_octane 104 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 3, 2014 4:49 PM Member since: Aug 1, 2012
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  • lo_octane lo_octane Jul 3, 2014 4:49 PM Flag

    NEP is now the symbol for NextEra Energy Partners, LP, a company headquartered in Florida. Apparently whoever assembled the article did a lookup on NEP and came up with China North East Petroleum. Funny.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • lo_octane by lo_octane Oct 23, 2013 10:01 AM Flag

    I see that Bill Gross put $5.8 million of his own money into Pimco funds on Monday, and a little of it went into PMF. That's encouraging.

    Sentiment: Buy

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    by john_phillip83 Oct 7, 2013 12:34 PM
    lo_octane lo_octane Oct 16, 2013 3:17 PM Flag

    Well, I guess I was wrong about OHI staying close to 30. If you could buy some of the new issue at 30, that would be quite a bargain.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Dividend now $1.92/year, for a yield of 6.05% based on today's price. Not too bad.

    Sentiment: Buy

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    by john_phillip83 Oct 7, 2013 12:34 PM
    lo_octane lo_octane Oct 8, 2013 10:29 AM Flag

    Go to the Summary page and look at the news articles at the bottom of the page. The article from Business Wire includes the email address of the underwriter (Jefferies LLC) which will allow you to access the prospectus. I haven't looked at it, so I don't know how many hoops you have to jump through to be included in the stock offering.
    I suspect the new offering will keep the price within shouting distance of 30 until it's all completed.

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    OHI stock offering

    by lo_octane Oct 2, 2013 9:24 AM
    lo_octane lo_octane Oct 2, 2013 5:44 PM Flag

    According to one of the news releases:
    "Omega expects to use the proceeds for general corporate purposes, which may include funding the previously announced pending sale/leaseback transaction for 56 facilities currently operated by Ark Holding Company, Inc. Completion of the offering is subject to customary closing conditions.
    Jefferies LLC will serve as the underwriter of the offering. "
    Looking at the OHI website, apparently they have had several similar offerings in the past. Probably not a big deal.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • lo_octane by lo_octane Oct 2, 2013 9:24 AM Flag

    OHI is issuing 2.5 million new shares of stock at $30 per share. I guess that adds about 2% to the share float. Until this deal is completed, OHI will have difficulty rising above $30.

    Sentiment: Buy

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    TIPS Question

    by j4185 Aug 29, 2013 9:56 AM
    lo_octane lo_octane Sep 6, 2013 9:33 AM Flag

    Looking at the long-term chart, a price of 105 looks to be a decent point to buy in, at least a partial buy. At that price, real yields on the 7-10 year TIPs will be over 1 percent.

  • lo_octane by lo_octane Jul 9, 2013 10:04 AM Flag

    PMF is trading ex-dividend today (July 9). So that would account for 8.125 cents per share drop.

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    by rkhaering Jun 10, 2013 4:09 PM
    lo_octane lo_octane Jun 10, 2013 5:44 PM Flag

    T Bills are sold at auction by the government. The bills have a fixed value at maturity, so the more the bidders pay for the bills, the less they will receive as interest. So the interest rate for that auction is set by the amount bidders are willing to pay. The government web site treasurydirect DOT gov explains it in detail. The fed is buying a huge percentage of the current issue of treasury securities in order to drive interest rates low. When they stop, it will undoubtedly cause prices to drop and interest rates to rise.

  • Reply to

    i have lost

    by zbgb952 Jun 4, 2013 6:14 PM
    lo_octane lo_octane Jun 5, 2013 4:53 PM Flag

    Bond prices dropped slightly, and some folks seemed to sell their dividend stocks out of fear, like you said. My question is, what are they going to do with their proceeds? In the good old days, you could park it in a money-market fund for as long as you wanted, but that's a money-losing proposition now. They don't seem to be rotating into "growth stocks", as some analysts are suggesting. To me, dividend stocks still make the most sense, and I think a lot of folks are going to be buying them back pretty soon. I don't see that many good alternatives.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Sold today for $38.11

    by tiredofloosin May 22, 2013 9:05 PM
    lo_octane lo_octane May 22, 2013 9:30 PM Flag

    Congrats. The drop seemed bad, but so far only dropped OHI back to the price we were at about one week ago. I sold 40% of my position a couple of weeks ago, thinking OHI was getting ahead of itself. The question is, when to buy back in? I fear we are beginning a long period with investors trying to guess what the Fed will do next and when they'll do it. Both stock prices and bond prices may be pretty volatile for a while. Should be interesting.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    by rperry05 May 22, 2013 1:56 PM
    lo_octane lo_octane May 22, 2013 3:27 PM Flag

    Bonds & dividend stocks are dropping, but OHI is down more than most. I'm guessing some large funds are taking profits or rotating into something else.

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    Quiet in here, ain't it ???????

    by maxwizard68 Mar 8, 2013 7:08 PM
    lo_octane lo_octane Mar 8, 2013 10:02 PM Flag

    Yeah, it's been a month since a real non-spam message has been posted. There doesn't seem to be much to do except wait for the next SEC shoe to drop. Even the perennial optimists seem to have given up.

  • A Federal Reserve governor is worried about what the bond bubble could do to the financial sector and the economy. He says historically banks have tended to put their money in longer-term bonds, which have higher yields, when interest rates are low, and those longer-term bonds tend to lose the most when interest rates rise. Can anybody else sense another bailout on the way?
    Two points: (1) Whose policies caused the bubble through their zero interest rate policies? Hmmmm….
    2) I wish somebody up there cared as much about real people as much as they cared about their banker buddies.

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    Stock Market SOOOOO Overvalued

    by gandy4 Feb 1, 2013 5:30 PM
    lo_octane lo_octane Feb 3, 2013 12:32 PM Flag

    I'm not disagreeing with you, but folks should know that emerging markets tend to sell off when US "blue chips" sell off. I don't always understand investor psychology, but when fears runs the market, investors tend to sell all equities at the same time. Over the very long term, maybe it's a different story.

  • lo_octane by lo_octane Jan 28, 2013 9:40 AM Flag

    Sharp rise in bond yields this morning. Ten-year bond now at 2.0%. I'm not sure what triggered the move today.

  • lo_octane by lo_octane Jan 18, 2013 3:05 PM Flag

    On Jan 8 the SEC announced an administrative proceeding to determine if CNEP's registration should be revoked or suspended. They gave CNEP 10 days to respond -- that's today, Jan 18. I wonder if they blew it off or if they actually answered. If they did answer, I guess a public hearing will be held. If not ......

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    Gary Shilling

    by conservativedude63 Jan 11, 2013 10:11 PM
    lo_octane lo_octane Jan 12, 2013 10:50 AM Flag

    I believe Shilling has been predicting a deflationary environment. (Is that still the case?) In late 2008, when the fear of deflation ruled the market, TLT (long term treasuries) soared, while TIP tanked. This move has been reversed since then as deflation fears subsided. So they aren't always well correlated. I saw somebody quoting a 40% correlation index between TLT and TIP -- that seems surprisingly low to me.
    In any case, if a fear of deflation returns, I would expect the same thing to happen -- TLT goes up, TIP goes down. But I guess it's up to you to decide if Shilling is correct about that. If I believed it, I would be selling all equities and buying TLT. But I'm not doing that. Time will tell if he's correct. Good luck.

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    Rumor of reconcillation....

    by archcrim Jan 8, 2013 6:33 PM
    lo_octane lo_octane Jan 9, 2013 4:51 PM Flag

    Sounds more like a divorce than a reconcilation
    Release No. 68601 / January 8, 2013
    File No. 3-15167
    In the Matter of
    China North East Petroleum Holdings Limited,
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) deems it necessary and
    appropriate for the protection of investors that public administrative proceedings be, and hereby
    are, instituted pursuant to Section 12(j) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange
    Act”) against Respondent China North East Petroleum Holdings Limited.
    After an investigation, the Division of Enforcement alleges that:
    A. Respondent China North East Petroleum Holdings Limited (“CNEP” or
    “Respondent”) (CIK No. 0000787251), a Nevada corporation with principal executive offices
    located in New York, is purportedly engaged in oil exploration, production and drilling in the
    People’s Republic of China (“China”). CNEP’s common stock was registered with the
    Commission pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act and was listed on the NYSE MKT,
    LLC (“NYSE”). On July 6, 2012, the NYSE filed a Form 25 delisting the common stock
    effective on July 16, 2012, and deregistering the common stock from Section 12(b) effective on
    October 4, 2012. Upon deregistration from Section 12(b), the common stock reverted to its
    previous registration pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act. As of January 7, 2013,
    CNEP securities were quoted on OTC Link (formerly “Pink Sheets”) operated by OTC Markets
    Group Inc. at 19 cents per share, had four market makers, and were not eligible for the
    “piggyback” exception of Exchange Act Rule 15c2-11(f)(3).
    B. CNEP is delinquent in its reporting obligations under Section 13(a) of the
    Exchange Act having not filed a periodic report for any period ended after September 30, 2011.
    C. Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act and the rules promulgated thereunder require
    issuers of securities registered pursuant to Section 12 of the Exchange Act to file with the
    Commission current and accurate information in periodic reports. Specifically, Rule 13a-1
    requires issuers to file annual reports, and Rule 13a-13 requires domestic issuers to file quarterly
    D. As a result of the foregoing, Respondent failed to comply with Section 13(a) of
    the Exchange Act and Rules 13a-1 and 13a-13 thereunder.
    In view of the allegations made by the Division of Enforcement, the Commission deems
    it necessary and appropriate for the protection of investors that public administrative proceedings
    be instituted to determine:
    A. Whether the allegations contained in Section II above are true and, in connection
    therewith, to afford the Respondent an opportunity to establish any defenses to such allegations;
    B. Whether it is necessary and appropriate for the protection of investors to suspend
    for a period not exceeding twelve months, or revoke the registration of each class of securities
    registered pursuant to Section 12 of the Exchange Act of the Respondent identified in Section II
    IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that a public hearing for the purpose of taking evidence on
    the questions set forth in Section III above shall be convened at a time and place to be fixed, and
    before an Administrative Law Judge to be designated by further order as provided by Rule 110
    of the Commission’s Rules of Practice [17 C.F.R. § 201.110].
    IT IS HEREBY FURTHER ORDERED that Respondent shall file an Answer to the
    allegations contained in this Order within ten (10) days after service of this Order, as provided by
    Rule 220(b) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice [17 C.F.R. § 201.220(b)].
    If Respondent fails to file the directed Answer, or fails to appear at a hearing after being
    duly notified, the Respondent may be deemed in default and the proceedings may be determined
    against it upon consideration of this Order, the allegations of which may be deemed to be true as
    provided by Rules 155(a), 220(f), 221(f), and 310 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice [17
    C.F.R. §§ 201.155(a), 201.220(f), 201.221(f), and 201.310].
    This Order shall be served forthwith upon Respondent personally or by certified,
    registered, or Express Mail, or by other means permitted by the Commission Rules of Practice.
    IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Administrative Law Judge shall issue an initial
    decision no later than 120 days from the date of service of this Order, pursuant to Rule 360(a)(2)
    of the Commission’s Rules of Practice [17 C.F.R. § 201.360(a)(2)].
    In the absence of an appropriate waiver, no officer or employee of the Commission
    engaged in the performance of investigative or prosecuting functions in this or any factually
    related proceeding will be permitted to participate or advise in the decision of this matter, except
    as witness or counsel in proceedings held pursuant to notice. Since this proceeding is not “rule
    making” within the meaning of Section 551 of the Administrative Procedure Act, it is not
    deemed subject to the provisions of Section 553 delaying the effective date of any final
    Commission action.
    By the Commission.
    Elizabeth M. Murphy

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