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rivvir 798 posts  |  Last Activity: 58 minutes ago Member since: Aug 3, 2004
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  • Reply to

    GREEKS

    by denny_kehoe Jan 25, 2015 6:33 PM

    "If riv was a socialist..."

    The cranethang? I noticed it posted on this thread today, didn't pay any attention though. Yup, if i was a socialist i wouldn't pay attention to the need for the money making incentive in order for business to work. Doesn't mean i have to rape ( in case the word doesn't go through it's rope but replace the o with an a) my workers though, just to get a few more bucks (actually quite a few more bucks) for myself.

    Just my form of contributing to charity without it being charity, just fair pay for a fair day's work. Wouldn't feel right underpaying my people while i got more than my job deserved simply because i could, That notion seems to have escaped too many business owners and mgts these days, and never occurred to a thang. "Charity" that's not charity in a program that works. It gets money to the people who deserve it and earned it.

  • Reply to

    Sold a little

    by logicaldeduction 8 hours ago

    Oh, yeah, forgot. " it's the buyers market of a lifetime for reserves" Stick around in the energy patch for long enough and you'll think you've lived at least several lifetimes.

  • Reply to

    Sold a little

    by logicaldeduction 8 hours ago

    "Also sold some Ap 17.5 calls."

    Not a bad move imo, as i think i;ve indicated before. Though i personally would've sold the july's. That way you take in more premium and if you're gonna lose the april's you do get the extra couple of months' premium over the february calls pretty much for free. The february calls near for sure would've been exercised if the aprils were, so you'd be ahead of whomever sold febs the same time you sold aprils. But the guy who sold july's when you sold aprils, he gets those called off this same distribution and he pockets even more premium than you have for the same amount of time the exposure lasted.

    Just a little game i like to play whenever i sell calls that have a decent shot of being exercised on high yielders. Sometimes works, sometimes doesn't.

    I do pretty much like your thoughts in your post on "These upstreams have been THE major buyers of oil and gas properties for the last several years--billions and billions worth--every single year." Though i haven't looked at the group for an awful long time until someone brought up this one. So i'm not at all familiar with what's been happening in all that time. I would like to see the thoughts of the one who gave you a thumb down, why he/she doesn't agree.

  • Reply to

    Above 9:00

    by nipswing Jan 23, 2015 11:25 AM

    Sniff, sniff. Two cup and sniffers around. Kbk, you bring in reinforcements? Do you bathless thangs melt away like the wicked witch when touched by water?

  • Reply to

    Above 9:00

    by nipswing Jan 23, 2015 11:25 AM

    "...the name of a cat"

    Also the name of a woman, though i imagine she's dead. Tex and jinx. Probably before your time and almost before mine. Now i'm curious, gotta go look her up.

  • Reply to

    MEMP

    by denny_kehoe 10 hours ago

    "I got a greenie today,..."

    I'm so spread out i've got a bunch of greens, though the reds still hold the balance of the day's total. My cve and eca, both up a penny or two at the moment in the energy patch, wnrl the refiner's up, Uvxy, the volatility play, is up though going by yahoo i see it's up 1/2 of what it was before. Tbt, the short on the treasury, that's down, which is good for me because i hold those puts i bought, not sold. Glad i got out of the shares there, saved a few bucks. Stupid of me to go back into them in the first place. I think that was the 3rd time i tried playing that one, tbt, long. Maybe some day interest rates will actually go up. Bunch of others up, bunch of others down.

    Again, for the moment, overall down a bit. The covered calls might make up for much of that loss though most certainly not all.

  • Reply to

    MEMP

    by denny_kehoe 10 hours ago

    Looks like everyone and his brother are gonna get into the act

    "Blackstone Group Raising Fund to Acquire Distressed Energy Assets, According to Sources -Reuters

    Last update: 27/01/2015 4:55:58 am"

    AView, i see you posted while i was writing, then trying to get my post to take. We have the same thoughts. Scary.

  • "Coupled with a more fairly valued equity, MEMP can clean up in the acquisition market in 2015."

    Probably not gonna comes as cheap as you'd like. Not only are big companies in the sector, the xom's, gonna be looking to increase energy reserves, but so are these guys and a few other like them. I'd forgotten all about them.

    "Blackstone Group Raising Fund to Acquire Distressed Energy Assets, According to Sources -Reuters

    Last update: 27/01/2015 4:55:58 am"

  • Reply to

    Above 9:00

    by nipswing Jan 23, 2015 11:25 AM

    "Today we stay over 9..."

    Again? You guys ever heard of the word jinx?

  • Reply to

    MEMP

    by denny_kehoe 10 hours ago

    "maintains div..."

    Thanks. Didn't want to write anything about memp yesterday as didn't want to give you any pain. It was over 17 yesterday before dropping back under. I guess i shouldn't have sold that little buy as soon as i did 8 ). Quick scanned the yahoo portfolios, haven't been in the accounts as yet, was surprised to see the energy issues mostly up. I hate coal. Even more than the last time i wrote that. Must be a good time to buy more but i'm already way overboard on it.

    I caught the thang's post while the board was loading. I hate this satellite service, too. Not only did it load slow but it disconnected. Had to reconnect again. Normal occurrence. Sometimes have to try to disconnect/reconnect 4 or 5 times or more just to get a connection i can use. Anyway, the idiot doesn't realize when you cut gvt personnel you cut work hours available to do the work. 4 out of 21 or 22 stations in the irs office i visited last year or the year before were manned. During the 2 hours + i waited to be served 2 more stations opened up and 1 closed. They should've let go a few lowly useless foreign embassy clerks instead of people that help people. You get what you pay for.

  • Reply to

    Hot Healthcare

    by denny_kehoe Jan 26, 2015 7:13 PM

    "...the BOD of ISIS..."

    Lol. Nah, let them change. Surprising they'd pick that name or acronym, whichever it is. She is, after all, a pagan goddess. The goddess of health, and other responsibilities i don't remember. Some day i've gotta go look up what the name of this modern day league of psychopaths actually stands for. Isil, isis, all i know in english it translates to garbage these days. I know what i'd cut off if i could get hold of them. They don't need the equipment anyway. No manhood found in that group.

  • Reply to

    Hot Healthcare

    by denny_kehoe Jan 26, 2015 7:13 PM

    I'm pretty sure cramer recommended that one recently, so you've probably got a bunch of cramerites playing the stock and making it more expensive than if it was quietly going about doing its business. I know he's recommended isis, one that i was in for many, many years before losing it to covered calls a few years ago, i think 15 or 17 1/2, and it didn't come back down. Gave up following them when it didn't come back down and i got tired of waiting. Started hearing him on it a couple of months ago.

    I forget on what type platform isis based their science though i think antisense. Thanks for reminding me. I meant to look them up after hearing cramer go all flubadub over them but had forgotten. Symbol's isis, simple enough, used to be isip as i recall, changed a number of years ago. I had it for probably better than 15 years before losing it. I think it was a holding in hqh as well. If it was i don't know if it still is. Haven't closely checked their holdings in years.

    Just looked it up. $73. Not a happy camper. They are antisense. Huge pipe with many ties to other companies.

    "Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is engaged in the discovery and development of antisense drugs using novel drug discovery platform. The company’s flagship product includes the KYNAMRO injection, which is an apo-B synthesis inhibitor for patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia; and for the reduction of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. It also has a pipeline of 31 drugs in development for the treatment of various diseases, including cardiovascular and metabolic diseases; severe and rare diseases, including neurological disorders; and cancer. The company has strategic alliances and collaboration agreements primarily with AstraZeneca AB, Biogen Idec MA Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly and Company, Genzyme Corporation, GlaxoSmithKline, Hoffman-La Roche Inc., F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Antisense Therapeutics Limited, Exca..."

  • Reply to

    GREEKS

    by denny_kehoe Jan 25, 2015 6:33 PM
    rivvir rivvir Jan 26, 2015 5:41 PM Flag

    "... a conspiracy to lie to creditors to borrow money they could not afford."

    Gee, that rings a bell. Did they also have a right wing gvt in place? Until now.

    "...caused by older members of the society and the young people have to bear the outcomes of the previous generations."

    I seem to have heard that one before as well. Are you sure we weren't founded by the greeks and not the english?

    Δεσμεύομαι υποταγή στη σημαία

  • Reply to

    GREEKS

    by denny_kehoe Jan 25, 2015 6:33 PM
    rivvir rivvir Jan 26, 2015 3:34 PM Flag

    "I'm finally getting a little global warming here;..."

    Nope, in cr. I would love to be in the city right now.

    "I'm finally getting a little global warming here; after record setting cold temps..."

    Caught a headline last night or this morning. 2014 tied 2010 for the warmest year on record. I think it was 2010. Didn't read the story, just caught the headline. You get any record setting warm temps last year?

  • Reply to

    GREEKS

    by denny_kehoe Jan 25, 2015 6:33 PM
    rivvir rivvir Jan 26, 2015 2:24 PM Flag

    ".they produce nothing and are little more the parasites."

    Well, i can't be as harsh as you on that, though your greek figures, 40% working for the gvt, do shock me. I don't know how their society's set up to get to that figure but it's certainly something that leads me to believe they are never gonna get to a stable financial footing with numbers like that.

    Nevertheless, to broad stroke gvt workers and equate them all to the guano type, that i can't go along with, Bvt workers produce, and produce stuff we need. Problem is, we need so much of what they produce because gvt itself generates the need. I mean gvt at every level, not just the feds. And while i see the need for gvt to be involved in areas i wish they wouldn't be needed, i can't believe there can't be significant streamlining of requirement and tasks, enough to severely reduce the self-generated need for gvt workers.

    What the heck type of gvt jobs do the greeks have? Is it just make work to keep them off the roles of the unemployed or are they actually in jobs done by capitalism if they gave capitalism a chance? But what dumb capitalist would even want to invest money into a project over there? Might just be caught up in a vicious circle with no way out except by the most drastic avenues.

    Now, didn't you mention something the other day about the thang and its precious metal results for 2014? Looks like maybe the downward trend's resuming. Given the greek situation vis-a-vis the ecb i would've figured precious metal to be up today. Maybe it is vs the euro, i don't know, but certainly not against the buck which i do know. I kind of doubt the thang's been playing with euros.

  • Reply to

    Why is everything going up this morning?

    by bicepsbunny Jan 26, 2015 11:05 AM
    rivvir rivvir Jan 26, 2015 11:21 AM Flag

    Maybe in response to the opec sec-gen opening his mouth again. I only saw the headline, didn't read the story. As i noted before, i'd pay more attention if the guy was a saudi.

  • Reply to

    GREEKS

    by denny_kehoe Jan 25, 2015 6:33 PM
    rivvir rivvir Jan 25, 2015 10:27 PM Flag

    "...who argue that orthodox austerity policies have failed to produce the economic growth which Europe needs to recover fully from the global financial crisis."

    Yup, i'd agree with that, taken from a story at the chbc site. Of course the right wing comments following the story didn't pay any attention to the fact austerity failed. Heavens to betsy, if they did so they might have to admit it's the demand number in the equation that's the defining element for the economic climate.

  • Reply to

    GREEKS

    by denny_kehoe Jan 25, 2015 6:33 PM
    rivvir rivvir Jan 25, 2015 8:50 PM Flag

    "Greeks don't want to pay back..."

    There goes january. Beware greeks bearing gifts, beware giving greeks gifts they're supposed to pay back. And as the old joke goes, never turn your back (side) to a greek.

  • Reply to

    Seasonality

    by denny_kehoe Jan 25, 2015 2:26 PM
    rivvir rivvir Jan 25, 2015 3:12 PM Flag

    ""As January goes,..."

    So, if january's a loser this year but if " the Dow has never lost during a pre-presidential third year since 1939" continues, you'll have to change that to 8 times since 1950. Or spoil a 75 yrs long unblemished record. I'd rather see january finish up and then we can go for tacking on another year since 1939.

  • Reply to

    Board Members' 9/30 Portfolio Picks

    by jarltex Nov 14, 2008 12:06 PM
    rivvir rivvir Jan 25, 2015 1:20 PM Flag

    Was looking for something about ba last night and came across this. I wonder how we did from then, 11/14/2008, to now. I think probably not as good as we would have liked to have done. Probably nose dived after, there was that little financial mess at that time (remember?), then a recession (remember?), then came back up after. I know ba's ahead of where it was back in 11/08, but that's not saying much for 6+ years. I think my #7 had a great chance of being a good pick for a couple of years duration.

    Riv -
    1 - jpm - jp morgan
    2 - Either wfc or bac but not both
    3 - gs - goldman sachs
    4 - nly - annaly mtge5 - wm - walmart
    6 - kbh - kb homes
    7 - something short
    8 - gld
    9 - f - ford
    10 - ba - boeing -

    Keith
    1) Goldman Slacks (GS)
    2) Wells Fargo (WFC)
    3) Petrobas (PBR)
    4) Gafisa SA Brazilian real estate
    5) United Technologies Corp. (UTX)
    6) Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM)
    7) Teva
    8) Cummins (CMI)
    9) Retail is tricky-BJ/COST or Walmart
    10) Maybe 1 High tech multiple stock like an IBM or GOOG

    Jarltex
    1. Petrobras
    2. J P Morgan Chase
    3. Banco Itau
    4. Bank of America
    5. US Bancorp
    6. Goldman Sachs
    7. Barrick Gold
    8. ABB, Ltd.
    9. Walmart
    10. Avon

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