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pessimoptimist 4 posts  |  Last Activity: Dec 14, 2015 9:36 AM Member since: Jul 9, 2002
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    ATTN pessy: Facts

    by stormfront2020 Dec 8, 2015 2:17 PM
    pessimoptimist pessimoptimist Dec 14, 2015 9:36 AM Flag

    Sorry to hear of your losses - we all have them. There are some important metrics that influence EXC performance: NG pricing (low and going lower - bad for EXC); rising interest rates (low and going higher but slowly); fossil fuel and the environment - especially coal (coal plant closures good for EXC); public perception of nuclear power generation (bad but improving because the alternatives have significant impacts on the environment - nuclear is MUCH cleaner); more regulated business and greater scale offer steady income streams to mitigate the ebb/flow of the generation business. These are a few things to consider among others. I definitely wouldn't buy EXC for short-term performance and it can definitely drop lower from here - especially if the POM merger isn't approved in the near term.

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    ATTN pessy: Facts

    by stormfront2020 Dec 8, 2015 2:17 PM
    pessimoptimist pessimoptimist Dec 9, 2015 5:05 PM Flag

    How does this "fact" you offer help anyone evaluate the *current* value of EXC - compared to WEC or any other stock? Charts are *historical* records. FYI - "past performance is not an indicator of future performance".

    Like I said, no one cares about your hypothetical (or real) scoreboard, it's irrelevant to valuing EXC today.

  • pessimoptimist pessimoptimist Dec 8, 2015 10:08 AM Flag

    Well Stormy, you've only shared your scoreboard which I (and probably most others) have no interest in. You didn't share any facts that formed the basis of your decision ... made well over a year ago I might add. It's all about your -----
    Scoreboard: I reiterate lucky guess as best as we can tell. You seem to want to flaunt that. For egotistical reasons? Seems like that might be the case ... whatever makes you happy.

  • pessimoptimist pessimoptimist Dec 6, 2015 10:56 AM Flag

    Seems like you made a lucky guess. I think we're more interested in discussing facts. No need to share your scoreboard.

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