Great information, thanks. Don't know why some naysayers on the board continually insist that all of my shares were purchased at all time highs for comparison. Guess it's the only way their argument holds water. FTR used to be Citizens Communications, and before that Citizens Utilities. Everyone's story is different depending on when they bought in.
Our investment has captured all splits from the mid 1960's on.
Buying low every quarter, and will wait for the appropriate time to sell.
Your thesis assumes all shares purchased at all time high, which is far from the case.
In fact, most of the trust's shares acquired through splits.
Where is Toll going to go...its been bouncing around between $30 and $40 for three years now?
FYI- Toll has only gone over $40 one time, and that was during the biggest housing boom in recorded history, which was followed by the biggest housing bust in recorded history.
Happy Holidays to all on this board.
cdiso...(-73%) one year return on MNKD with no off setting dividend...ouch.
Staying with FTR would have been better move.
Hmmm...looks like no one needs new furniture for their faux chateaus?
The RoomStore furniture chain has filed for bankruptcy protection as company officials project the longtime Phoenix retailer will lose about $2 million this year.
In a petition for Chapter 11 reorganization filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Arizona on Friday, officials with The RoomStores of Phoenix LLC blamed losses on spillover from the 2008 housing crash and increased competition among furniture retailers.
"Even when the market began to improve, competition among furniture retailers in the same genre increased significantly and the Company could no longer generate the revenues it had accomplished in the past," executives said in their petition.
I have never taken a penny out, but one of the trustees draws a small amount out monthly for living expenses, and FTR is not the only holding in the trust. You remember what you want to.
That's OK guys, will continue to collect dividends and reinvest until some time in the future.
Been purchasing shares inexpensively for years now.
No loss on record, still holding shares.
FTR will have their day in the sun.
Despite a brief dead-cat-bounce late November, which Jim Cramer heralded as evidence of stabilization in China, the world's best known freight index has collapsed to new all-time record lows this morning. Amid a persistent glut of ships and ongoing concerns about Chinese steel imports, The Baltic Dry has tumbled to 471 - the lowest level in at least 30 years.
It may account for some of the recent share price slide.
Pure conjecture on your part, given the fact that FTR, WIN, and CTL are all near 52 week lows.
Well...its not a settlement in the way you suggest, but rather additional infrastructure upgrades.
Frontier today agreed to a settlement with state officials to spend an extra $150 million to boost DSL speeds for rural customers around the state and offer deep discounts for affected customers until they can receive at least 6Mbps service.
Hmmm....wonder why this is?
The last time raw materials like copper and oil were this cheap, an economic depression loomed just around the corner.
It's no secret that commodities in general have had a horrendous 2015. A nasty combination of overflowing supply and soft demand has wreaked havoc on the industry.
But prices for everything from crude oil to industrial metals like aluminum, steel, copper, platinum, and palladium have collapsed even further in recent days. Crude oil crumbled below $37 a barrel on Tuesday for the first time since February 2009.
The situation is so bad that this week the Bloomberg Commodity Index, which tracks a wide swath of raw materials, plummeted to its weakest level since June 1999.
"Sentiment is horrendous. It's the worst since the financial crisis -- and it's getting worse every day," said Garrett Nelson, a BB&T analyst who covers the metals and mining industry.
Tis the season...
Morgan Stanley will take a severance charge of about $150 million in the fourth quarter as the company pares back its fixed-income trading business to improve profitability.
The charge will cover the cost of cutting 1,200 workers worldwide, including about 470 traders and salespeople in its fixed-income and commodities business, according to a person briefed on the matter. That amounts to 25 percent of Morgan Stanley’s fixed-income trading staff, with other reductions coming in infrastructure and support roles, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the figures aren’t public.
Chain Store same-store-sales crashed 6.3% week-over-week.
China’s economy continues to decelerate.
Anglo American - the world’s fifth largest miner - just kitchen sink-ed it, announcing a sweeping restructuring, a massive round of layoffs, and a dividend cut. The company will reduce its assets by some 60% while headcount will be cut by a whopping 85,000 or, nearly two thirds.
Toll Brothers misses 4Q profit forecasts.
S&P 500 in the red for the year.
Have a Merry Christmas.