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soulec 295 posts  |  Last Activity: Mar 26, 2014 11:18 AM Member since: Jul 26, 2000
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  • of the $5 calls over a 45 day period, D-Day is Friday! My philosophy is simple, always buy the common on any value stock under $5! I wish them luck, could offer a good ST trade, but if they make a move it must start tomorrow, they need to close it above $5, as of now that is a 16%+- run from last tick!

    If good news comes out this week, I think they will win. If not, with volume so low its going to be difficult, we will add all the support we can.

    If all those calls go long, its positive LT!

    Good luck to them!

  • soulec by soulec Mar 17, 2014 10:57 AM Flag

    "NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilder sentiment edged up in March but sentiment remained mostly poor as concerns linger, the National Association of Home Builders said on Monday.

    The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market index rose to 47 in March from 46 in February, the group said in a statement. February's decline was the largest ever month-to-month, and economists polled by Reuters had predicted the index would rebound to 50 in March.

    Readings below 50 mean more builders view market conditions as poor than favorable. The index had been above 50 for eight straight months before February's slump.

    "A number of factors are raising builder concerns over meeting demand for the spring buying season," said NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe in a statement.

    "These include a shortage of buildable lots and skilled workers, rising materials prices and an extremely low inventory of new homes for sale."

  • Mike is short and is just a basher, last time he bashed we made 100%+ on HERO stock. I had my fun with him, now I realize it was a mistake.

    Lets all continue to buy this so called "ZERO" stock LT and post facts.

    Do what you want, but for me its time to put Bubble boy on ignore, I hope you all do the same.

    For those who believe, right or wrong, lets just debate and once again we will win LT.

    In case you missed it, the move by HERO last week saved 0.50% in LT debt expense, they moved it out to possibly expand fleet, etc. All of this was discussed in CC by management and LT it is positive, don't forget, 2014 is cash flow positive and the stock is trading at a substantial discount to BV.

    I like the odds, everyone put Mike on ignore, I'll be more than happy to discuss any negatives in a professional manner, every stock has negatives, risk/reward LT is all that matters!

    The cheaper the shares, the more we make LT, that is a fact!

  • Reply to

    Rates down below profit margin for FRO

    by rogere1946 Mar 11, 2014 3:11 PM
    soulec soulec Mar 15, 2014 10:27 AM Flag

    I think we agree on a few things! As far as my comment on JF, it was related to statements I hear that are off the wall. It doesn't matter how smart you are or how much money you have when your company/stock is listed on the NYSE. Sometimes its best for the company and everyone involved to do what is necessary.

    With that said, I added my first shares long and will trade in a separate account, I think "today" they will survive and on a speculative basis...this is what I said Friday on another board...

    "Campaign Suezmax started today at 3.7X, 2 year LT plan with another account for trading, both loaded and started. Hoping LT to buy down to 2.4X, if it happens, if not, ride the next short train. LT goal $15+ with continued recovery in sector.

    Current down market, overall, LT buying opportunity...IMO"

    It's good news I'm here, I don't have 15B or tankers, but I have wall street muscle/money behind me and that is what FRO needs, they don't need smart people, smart people can't move the sp, again, as you know from $60's down to $2's, all JF's power can't change investor sentiment!

    Look forward to spirited debates...


  • Reply to

    Rates down below profit margin for FRO

    by rogere1946 Mar 11, 2014 3:11 PM
    soulec soulec Mar 14, 2014 2:47 PM Flag

    You do realize the reason the stock shot up was because of a short covering, right? No fundamentals involved, the stock has been priced for BK for years. All the gaps up have been short covering!

    When was the last time FRO made money? What's money got to do with it? Look at Tesla, trading at about 42X BV, if there business grows every year for 10 years the stock will still be overvalued. So why doesn't wall street throw the FRO dart 10 years out and say, hey FRO might do that in 10 years so lets pump the sp back up to $60, it could happen.

    So its got nothing to do with money or fundamentals, IMO

    Worst case, 2.40 to 2.60 should be the bottom.

    Speaking of Mr JF, somebody told me on another board he was a smart man, the industry overbuilt and FRO stock dropped from $60's down to $2's, I didn't laugh out of respect. You do realize he probably shorted his own stock?

    Me, looking at building a LT position and riding the last short train.

    "no BK"

    Never say never, remember, that smart man has billions protected, so sometimes BK is what smart men do, if rate are down for 2 more years, it will be liquidated...IMO

    So why buy, I guess I'm not smart(:-)


  • soulec by soulec Mar 14, 2014 10:34 AM Flag

    Campaign Suezmax started today at 3.7X, 2 year LT plan with another account for trading, both loaded and started. Hoping LT to buy down to 2.4X, if it happens, if not, ride the next short train. LT goal $15+ with continued recovery in sector.

    Current down market, overall, LT buying opportunity...IMO


  • Reply to

    DOW down 242

    by firecaptain9 Mar 13, 2014 3:19 PM
    soulec soulec Mar 13, 2014 4:13 PM Flag

    So you have no position in HERO and are just wasting your productive time on a yahoo message board! You know, you could put in a buy at $4 "range" and go do your job, but I guess that would be too easy!

    You idiots fascinate me, you have no chips on the table and are waiting on $4 range but yet too dumb to buy shares at 4.5X in case it doesn't go to your mystery number!

    Almost forget, it you would of touched it last time you would of made 4.8% on last trade because of short covering, you made nothing, so you wasted your time and our time.

    But you entertain us, you are the reason I live in a gated community!

  • Reply to

    DOW down 242

    by firecaptain9 Mar 13, 2014 3:19 PM
    soulec soulec Mar 13, 2014 3:54 PM Flag

    You claimed you were short and locking profits, so how is he trying too hard?

    His facts are true, the market is getting slammed and HERO is down only 1.31%, as of now.

    Shorts have been covering for weeks, question is, when you buy shares you going long, or is it just a trade for you?

    Can you answer questions, or just make broad statements about nothing?

  • Reply to

    First test, passed...

    by soulec Mar 13, 2014 11:30 AM
    soulec soulec Mar 13, 2014 12:01 PM Flag

    In transit to spud, shelf or Miss Canyon?

  • Added to position and trading shares at the 4.56-4.59 area this morning, watching the T/A charting pattern was a beautiful thing. First test of the bottom pattern, we think is a new bottom, bounced off and headed north. Based on low volume, that is even better news!

    A good sign, but weneed the discovery rigs on LT contracts, still expect good news this month.

    Latest agenda, the shorts are bound and determined to keep the large $5 calls volume(last 45 days-March) from going long, it seems its not a hedge so far. Next week there will be a big battle for a above $5 close! If not, some will learn common shares is something they can't take away from you!

    I'm happy, life is good! But, keep some powder dry, we are not blue skies yet!


  • Reply to

    Shorters are back

    by firecaptain9 Mar 12, 2014 1:48 PM
    soulec soulec Mar 12, 2014 3:48 PM Flag

    "they can't pay off their obligations"

    No, they didn't add to debt, they are moving debt around for lower debt expense, since HERO clearly stated in CC they were looking at these three options in 2014 with free cash flow, issue a stock dividend program, reduce LT debt or building new rigs. By moving debt out to another year, they can pay down ST debt or refinance at lower rates.

    Overall, the news is good and the China data is what caused the sp to go down today.

    Any market weakness will have the shorts covering, it will go fairly well unless good news comes down the pipe, then the bar we be raised, they are buying because they know they want to own long!

    I'm all for spinning the negative, its what all shareholders need to know. But you are taking a positive and turning it into a negative, so you are either misinformed or angry.

    So you a day-trader?, shorting st these levels or adding shares long?

  • Reply to

    Frontline will be pushing $7.00 by Summer.

    by grannybones2 Jan 23, 2014 9:58 AM
    soulec soulec Mar 12, 2014 1:00 PM Flag

    I see this board needs some leadership! What part of stock going up due to short covering do you not understand? $7 by summer, it was $5 when you exhaled that statement in January. We said it was going to $3.80!

    Grannybones?....are you a child?

    I see this board needs some quality posters or an exorcism!

    The good news, we are about to save you now that the short covering is done and the stock sinks off the Bermuda shores slowly.

    Next time, pull a number out of the box that actually is a mark on T/A line!

    Ms Cleo's tankers are headed to the high seas!

    Somebody on another board told me JF was the smartest man they know, sure he is, he overbuilt and watched the stock go from $60's to below $4 and FRO almost had to file for Chap 11.

    I'm here John, hope you can survive on those billions for another year!

    I'll be back, Alegrias!

  • Reply to


    by soulec Mar 12, 2014 10:28 AM
    soulec soulec Mar 12, 2014 12:19 PM Flag

    I thought we would be on the same page, from a market point of view, market was down on China Russia, etc. and the sp was bumping 16.5X and soon as the news hit a speculative buyers walked up to the pole, almost like he now had permission to start buying shares! Without the big buyer, it was headed to 16.3X. Lets hope this brings in some institutional support since we lost a big supporter, the seller I identified weeks back.

    I think we agree on this one, thanks for being a professional like us!

    Glad you're not attacked daily from bringing information to the table, if you're ever in Atlanta, stop by and I'll buy you dinner.

  • Reply to

    Another short covering this morning on weakness....

    by soulec Mar 12, 2014 9:49 AM
    soulec soulec Mar 12, 2014 11:23 AM Flag

    and roll! FWIW, my alarm just went off on FRO, its approaching my 3.80 mark. Below $3.95, shorts are done for now, its a different ballgame.

    Now on primary radar screen for tracking, that's your Bogey!

  • soulec by soulec Mar 12, 2014 10:28 AM Flag

    You seem to be up on the MI/insurance business. With the overall political battle in the senate and congress over Freddie and Fannie, reduction over time, seems to be good news for GNW/RDN, etc? This should direct more business to the private insurers? I remember years back Schneider from Genworth addressed this issue with MICA. Is this the path we wanted?

    Is the current news the same path discussed years back, again, seems like good news to me LT for Genworth, you have an opinion or is it not a game changer?


  • Reply to

    For those of you who remember my statement about

    by soulec Mar 10, 2014 10:55 AM
    soulec soulec Mar 12, 2014 10:09 AM Flag

    Added some shares @ the 7.1X for a ST trade, if you're long and building a position, a good entry/add point on a LT risk/reward...IMO!


  • using the down turn(s) to buy shares, smart short, welcome aboard mate!

    Could be Mike, oh never mind, he is waiting on ZERO cause he is long!!!!!!!!!!!

    I haven't seen mike this excited in years...LOL!

  • bad market today, short sell down shares in pre market on what is actually good news = great opportunity to add trading shares. Private placement is good news longs, don't let them scare you!

    Thank you China!

  • Reply to

    Don't forget....

    by soulec Mar 11, 2014 9:51 AM
    soulec soulec Mar 11, 2014 10:12 AM Flag

    Still #$%$ you didn't sell in the $7's? You are a disaster, big difference!

    You thought it was going to be easy to push it down to $3's and now you're down on your short position, I warned you Mensa boy! Global is no match for my team, we are going to squeeze an extra 18% out of their stupidity and we don't even have to wait on a letter from the SEC!

    Like a rock!

  • tensions in Ukraine, if they become a reality, then oil and gas sector is the safest place to be, Oil prices will increase. Based on BV and current tensions, HERO is a low percentage risk, even in a bad market!

    Lets see if the market bounces today!


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