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smithmanmodel10 50 posts  |  Last Activity: Mar 26, 2015 8:27 AM Member since: Feb 18, 2009
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  • smithmanmodel10 by smithmanmodel10 Mar 26, 2015 8:27 AM Flag

    I was so I sold half my KRFT stock yesterday at 83.20.

    Holding the other half to see what happens.

    I remember the old saying, "You can't go broke taking a profit." And in an IRA account to boot so no tax consequences to worry about.

  • smithmanmodel10 smithmanmodel10 Mar 25, 2015 4:25 PM Flag

    All very interesting - BUT, is anyone interested in the stock price for pete's sake?:

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Lunatics

    by smithmanmodel10 Mar 9, 2015 10:19 AM
    smithmanmodel10 smithmanmodel10 Mar 20, 2015 2:01 PM Flag

    Thanks for your comments. It's clear to me also that the company needs to make some changes to adapt to new conditions.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Clearly....

    by miskeen732 Mar 17, 2015 12:39 PM
    smithmanmodel10 smithmanmodel10 Mar 18, 2015 11:46 AM Flag

    So your calls will expire (if it isn't at $15 or above at expiration) and you keep the stock plus the premium you got selling the calls. Where's the problem?

    That's what I refer to as the Smith and Wesson "dividend." I like holding the stock but I also like a little income so I sell far out of the money calls. They expire worthless and I sell some more. Repeat. repeat......

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Lunatics

    by smithmanmodel10 Mar 9, 2015 10:19 AM
    smithmanmodel10 smithmanmodel10 Mar 13, 2015 2:37 PM Flag

    Thanks for your input. I've also done the" buy low sell high" on occasion with MCD. Haven't sold covered calls because I hold it in an account where I don't have option privileges.

    If I free up some cash I might buy some shares in my other account where I could at least sell covered calls. I like that idea of "juicing the dividend."

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Lunatics

    by smithmanmodel10 Mar 9, 2015 10:19 AM
    smithmanmodel10 smithmanmodel10 Mar 10, 2015 9:56 AM Flag

    JG - Thanks for a rational observation. At least there's one other poster who is worth reading. I might think about trading a few shares that way.

    Otherwise I'm still using that ignore button again this morning!

    Sentiment: Hold

  • smithmanmodel10 by smithmanmodel10 Mar 9, 2015 5:54 PM Flag

    Gee, I clicked on this board to see if I could get some insight into T and its future prospects.

    BUT, when I get here, all I see is some personal feud between posters! Not much help as far as planning ahead for how to handle my shares.

    I've got about 1,000 shares and I like to sell out of the money calls on them that will expire worthless to add to the income from the great dividend. Been doing it for awhile.

    Anyone else use the same strategy?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • smithmanmodel10 by smithmanmodel10 Mar 9, 2015 10:19 AM Flag

    There are so many lunatics, bashers and anti-MCD propagandists posting on this board I've just about worn out the ignore button!

    I'd welcome some rational discussion on the prospects of this company instead. I hold the stock as a good dividend play and, although I have some concerns about changing dining habits, I believe it is a genuine hold here. If positive changes are forthcoming it's a buy.

    Anyone without an agenda have some constructive thoughts?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    CVX Is a $110 Stock...

    by financekid299 Mar 7, 2015 5:42 PM
    smithmanmodel10 smithmanmodel10 Mar 8, 2015 5:59 PM Flag

    110 is where I'm selling my covered calls at, haven't been called away yet, just pocketing the premiums. Will sell some more tomorrow!

    Sentiment: Hold

  • smithmanmodel10 by smithmanmodel10 Mar 6, 2015 11:53 AM Flag

    I used this dip to buy back my covered calls (at a profit).

    I'll either add to my position or wait for the price to spring back from this temporary dip and sell some more far out of the money covered calls. Takes the place of a dividend while we wait for this stock to rise substantially (which it will).

    I remain convinced, knowing a number of diabetics, that this product is revolutionary and will one day be the standard for treatment for many, many diabetics. No more pulling up their shirts when eating out to stick themselves in the stomach with a needle.

    I cringe every time I see some poor soul have to do this at a restaurant.

    If you can't understand the strong appeal of no longer having to do that, by all means sell. I and others will happily pick up your shares cheap!

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    AT&T now off the DOW

    by cosmosisinfinity Mar 6, 2015 9:04 AM
    smithmanmodel10 smithmanmodel10 Mar 6, 2015 9:31 AM Flag

    Buying on the dip.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Why can't MCD go up today? What a surprise!

    by silvercomments Mar 2, 2015 2:53 PM
    smithmanmodel10 smithmanmodel10 Mar 4, 2015 10:58 AM Flag

    Boy, on this board you can plumb wear out your ignore button! Such propaganda!

    Buy and hold MCD, buy and hold. You cannot lose if you do this. Reinvest dividends on the dips.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    shorted 10K @ 14.69

    by jonumnkbagholderzkellyz Mar 4, 2015 10:06 AM
    smithmanmodel10 smithmanmodel10 Mar 4, 2015 10:50 AM Flag

    Again the false talking point about "more" gun violence. In general, homicides and other crimes with firearms have fallen steadily for years, while during the same time, the number of weapons in the hands of private citizens has steadily increased.

    If there is any correlation to be made, it would seem to be that more guns means LESS crime!

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    CNBC Halftime Report Today

    by dilo133 Mar 3, 2015 2:44 PM
    smithmanmodel10 smithmanmodel10 Mar 4, 2015 10:29 AM Flag

    It's a little complicated but BATF proposes to ban a certain round (5.56 62 grain M855 cartridges).

    As a result, at last weekend's gun show here in central Virginia the place was packed, and folks were walking out with 500 round cans of the stuff. I would not be surprised if there is also an uptick in AR style rifle sales as well, indeed, checking prices on dealers I am familiar with I noticed about a 10-15% increase in asking prices on such weapons.

    I have NEVER seen so many folks at this particular gun show venue since they started it a couple years ago. I predict an across the board uptick in gun sales because of this one (proposed) action by BATF.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    important question

    by stocktrader1900 Mar 4, 2015 8:35 AM
    smithmanmodel10 smithmanmodel10 Mar 4, 2015 9:40 AM Flag

    He's on the wrong board and now he's on the ignore list too!

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Shorts are taking it in the shorts

    by libertee4all Feb 26, 2015 10:31 AM
    smithmanmodel10 smithmanmodel10 Feb 26, 2015 1:07 PM Flag

    Still holding here.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • smithmanmodel10 smithmanmodel10 Feb 20, 2015 2:03 PM Flag

    I agree with libertee - shoot, every other guy I see at the range has got himself a Caldwell Led Sled with him. Me, I got a couple old sand bags (but I'm a cheap skate). Caldwell is just one of the brands Battenfield sells products under. I always thought the acquisition was smart as to acquiring a company that sells a wide group of successful products.

    I'm also wondering if all the attention to the BATF's announcement about M855 ammo might reignite buying of AR style rifles. Smith's Sport model is cheap these days.Anyone care to take a guess?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    7 Trading Days Left Till Earnings!

    by dilo133 Feb 20, 2015 7:56 AM
    smithmanmodel10 smithmanmodel10 Feb 20, 2015 1:34 PM Flag

    That would be so nice!

    Sentiment: Hold

  • smithmanmodel10 by smithmanmodel10 Feb 19, 2015 11:54 AM Flag

    Not to interrupt the previous discussion on terrorism, crime and Chicago, but I notice the stock price is approaching $13, albeit on low volume. Anybody know what's up, if anything, to cause this?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    I Just Put An Order In

    by jstokcton Feb 17, 2015 11:02 AM
    smithmanmodel10 smithmanmodel10 Feb 17, 2015 11:53 AM Flag

    Funny. Making me hungry too!

    Sentiment: Hold

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