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staggman99 289 posts  |  Last Activity: 7 hours ago Member since: Nov 1, 2006
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  • staggman99 by staggman99 Jun 8, 2014 10:02 AM Flag

    Board members...because this is a SFL message board I guess it don't hurt to post some information about SFL, so here are some Total Returns on SFL that long term investors may find interesting... up 269.7% over the last 10 years up 146% over the last 5 years up 46.8% over the last 12 months up 20.2% YTD

    That said, SFL is up an average of 26.9% a year over the last 10 years and that does not include compound returns if they were reinvested...however, SDRL is up 609% over the last 10 years, but it is down #$%$ over the last 12 months (it now looks like SDRL is on a rebound)...SDRL with the last 12 month pull-back is still up an average of 60% a year over the last 10 years...! These are the reasons that I like SFL and SDRL (they both have outstanding 'long term' Total Returns)...! $tagg...!

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    WSJ US Farmers are up to Ears in Corn

    by norrishappy Aug 18, 2014 10:51 AM
    staggman99 staggman99 Aug 18, 2014 12:25 PM Flag

    opinions and board members...this will be the best grain crops that I have had in my life time on the yields (corn and soybeans), I just got over 5 in. of slow rain in the middle of August (at the right time)...forget about all the silly monkey talk and 'make some real profit'...corn prices will stay low for a least 18 months and we can profit from it...i.e buy ADM, PEIX, TSN, BG and etc., as there are a lot of companies that will profit from lower corn prices (ethanol producers 'will do fine' on very low corn prices)....! Enjoy the ride and profit from it. (don't fight the tape) corn is saving the world...! $tagg...!

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    by keebon Jun 12, 2014 10:33 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Jun 13, 2014 4:53 PM Flag have a long history of disrespecting investors (and I have never talked to you like that) for the record, I made a real good profit on FRO as I got a lot of dividends, two spin-offs of SFL stock and sold my holdings at about $54.00 a share...

    FRO is still a cash cow for SFL as they will reap some nice profit sharing because they gave them a break on charter rates and FRO is still paying on their still not over for FRO as the stock could still double (or more) in the future...

    Investors that don't talk politics, religion or call others dirty names 'already know this'...! FRO is still part of the JF program and still making a lot of investors money in different ways (please read the whole tape)....! $tagg....!

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    Go SDRL or RIG

    by shoathai Jul 11, 2014 6:49 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Jul 12, 2014 8:19 AM Flag

    Board members...I own SDRL (yield about 10%) and SFL (yield about 8.9%) long term and I am well pleased with both of them...all oil and natural gas wells have 'a limited life span' and companies must keep finding new production to maintain revenue, eventually they get so large they are shutting down as many wells as they are drilling...SDRL will keep leasing out drilling rigs regardless of the price of oil (off shore drilling will continue to increase)...i.e. AWLCF is another off-shore driller than pays a dividend of about 19% after currency exchange fees (AWLCF is now up about 26% YTD in Total Returns)...

    SDRL is a basket of several off-shore drilling companies and its growth is on the fast track...SDRL has 'outstanding color' as they have 'over one billion dollars' in free cash reserves at this time...SFL is another long term winner that held up fine during the market pull-back in 2008....SFL is another company that pays a nice dividend while its capital growth keeps increasing...LINE is a good company, but it seems to have major problems getting out of the rut that it is in, and they have had plenty of time to do it...! LINE shareholders are very loyal, but being loyal is not always the best way to make a profit....! $tagg...!

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    What is NOT down

    by helmetguru123 Jul 8, 2014 3:27 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Jul 8, 2014 6:06 PM Flag

    Board members...we had a bad storm in southern Illinois last night and 'my corn is still up' (its not down yet) but the storm did hit my SDRL today...! I think my ex-wife had something to do with it (???)...! $tagg...!

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    by keebon Jun 12, 2014 10:33 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Jun 13, 2014 11:03 AM Flag

    k-bon...nothing has changed with SFL and next quarters earnings will reflect a full quarter of profit from the last added off-shore drilling rig, plus there are more ships going into long term charters (two more dry bulk carriers)...the fact is, that all of JF"s companies 'never sit still', they keep paying high yields and 'growing and glowing'...

    We never know what news is coming out next (???) as SFL and SDRL always seem to surprise us with 'new deals' and we get paid while we are holding...myself, I need to take some off of the table (for portfolio balance) on both SFL and SDRL, the problem is that I am to greedy and I hate to lose more upside profits...! The drop in share price was probably only a bit 'of sector rotation' (this is always common in the markets)....! $tagg...!

  • staggman99 staggman99 Jul 25, 2014 11:02 AM Flag

    Board members...corn is a wonderful crop because we get food, meat and fuel from it and the exports help reduce our foreign trade deficit...everybody in the U.S. benefits from American grown corn...however, the monkey talker blamed a lot higher food prices on corn, but while the price of corn retreats, food prices keep going upward...the monkey talker 'always talks in circles' and plays voodoo economics...

    The fact is, that there is plenty of corn for food, meat and fuel and American grown corn is helping to keep our fuel prices down through ethanol...and Obama has nothing to do with corn prices or the American farmer, as always, it is the simple law of supply and break even price on corn is a lot better than most farmer because my land and machinery 'is all paid for'...

    Another fact is, that because corn prices are so low (and going lower) there is 'no chance' that the production of ethanol will stop, 'it may even get subsidized again' because we would not have enough fuel without it (our refineries cannot keep up with the demand) makes more sense to subsidize American grow crops that we export than to give away 'free lunches' to the Mid-East...! Enjoy your corn flakes and ample supply of fuel because the American farmer is doing their job...! $tagg...!

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    Could be very good news for Linn

    by miketelford72 Jun 24, 2014 6:56 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Jun 24, 2014 11:20 PM Flag

    Board members...first, the current cash price of corn is $4.75 a bu. and GMO corn is about $4.45 a bu. (which ethanol is made from)...second, the current price of ethanol is $2.07 a gallon ($1.04 a gallon cheaper than wholesale price of regular gas)...third, I have a Ford150 (flex fuel) and after I drive about 5 miles (when I switch fuels to E-85) I get about the same mileage on the highway with cheaper E-85 as I do with regular gas...fourth, I am an American farmer and the drought was a lot worst than the monkey talker thinks it was...fifth, most of the monkey talkers post 'are fiction' because it cost over $4.00 a bu. to grow corn...! The current estimate is a 14 billion bu. corn crop this year not counting the carryover from last years corn crop...! The Mid East and other countries do not want to buy our corn, they want us to give it to them (for free)...! $tagg...!

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    Hey staggering Opie

    by norrishappy Aug 7, 2014 5:20 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Aug 7, 2014 7:35 PM Flag

    Board members...don't fall for the monkey Total Returns NRF is up 33% YTD, 99% in one year and 277% in the last two come the monkey talker owns NRF after it has had a great two year run and never mention it before now (???)...! On my home message board I do a 'Show and Tell' about every two months, it hard to bend the truth when we do that...perhaps the monkey talker will let us know about his total portfolio holdings (in advance, at this time)...? For the record, I did own NRF and I made a lot of profit on it, but I sold it way to soon (about one year ago)...! $tagg...!

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    great board with some sharp MB members

    by madmax19471952 Jun 16, 2014 9:19 AM
    staggman99 staggman99 Jun 16, 2014 11:04 AM Flag

    sarge...years ago the SFL message board was very dead and I started putting messages about different type of investments (with no politics, religion or dirty name calling) and then bayman backed me up on it...then you can along and gave a lot more outstanding and strong support...

    The fact is, you and bayman have helped me build the SFL message board into an outstanding message board and now because of you and the strong support of a lot of other super sharp investors, that share the 'same investment vision', we now have two really outstanding message boards...

    That said, we have had some trolls try to change the programs on both message boards but the strong support group 'of really great investors' have helped us hold the line...more, because we now have real investment message boards where investors can agree or disagree with out hard feelings we all profit from it big time...! sarge, you are a special common sense investor and I salute you, we now have so many outstanding investors on both message boards that it is hard to count or name all of them...! And also a special thanks to all as we keep moving forward...! $tagg...!

  • Board members...I posted a message some time back about VLCCF (yield about 6%) and how good it was doing, the problem is that I let several board members talk me out of buying it (as it is still on the fast track), VLCCF is now up 68% YTD in Total Returns...that said, MLPL, AWLCF,SFL and DVHL are still doing fine and LINE is starting a nice come back...has anybody notice the P/E ratio on SDRL (???), SDRL is down today but could probably do an easy double in share price in the future (P/E ratio on SDRL is now 3.5) ...! $tagg...!

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    by staggman99 Jun 8, 2014 10:02 AM
    staggman99 staggman99 Jun 9, 2014 5:06 PM Flag

    rogers...I feel that SFL (yield about 8.6% and increasing) is still a buy at this level because SFL has good color, steady drivers and a stronger forward outlook...'consistent growth with a nice dividend' is about as good as an investment can get...! In the future there will also be some nice profit sharing...! $tagg...!

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    O' McCain is correct

    by norrishappy Aug 9, 2014 11:44 AM
    staggman99 staggman99 Aug 9, 2014 1:47 PM Flag

    Board members...if we give the ISIS 'free corn and ethanol' they will stop being bad guys and probably be nice to everybody and we will not have to spend a trillion dollars to do it...because the monkey talker says all of this started because of high corn prices, lol...! The main problem is trying to figure out who to give the free corn and ethanol to (???), because they are all so starved (only American grown corn can save the day)...! $tagg...!

  • Reply to

    Hey staggering Opie

    by norrishappy Aug 7, 2014 5:20 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Aug 8, 2014 10:27 AM Flag

    Board members...I guess this means the monkey talker 'is not' going to share his current portfolio holdings with us...again, it is easy to 'bend the truth' when a person 'is afraid' to put their holdings on the line 'in advance' of outstanding claims...! Some people are investors and others are just chickens, lol...! $tagg...!

  • staggman99 staggman99 Jul 22, 2014 1:46 PM Flag

    Board members...natural gas prices 'tend to follow' the price of corn...if corn prices increased so does natural gas and when corn prices retreat, natural gas does the same thing...! $tagg...!

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    OT: Now that Iraq is pleading for help

    by opinionsarelike33 Jun 22, 2014 6:43 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Jun 23, 2014 10:08 AM Flag is very simple all we have to do is give the Mid-East free corn and stop using ethanol (so we have to import more Mid-East oil)...however, I 'am not giving my corn away free, but I will sell it to others so they can give it away...

    That said, the solution is really easy, if we just stop driving vehicles we will not need as much fuel and we can let the worms in the fields and the Mid-East eat all the corn, lol...! $tagg...

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    o/t MLP's hot for remainder of 2014

    by madmax19471952 Jul 15, 2014 11:03 AM
    staggman99 staggman99 Jul 15, 2014 11:58 AM Flag

    sarge and board members...if an investor owns MLPL (yield about 8.7%) they already own most of the MLP's that sarge has listed and they also own 'twice as many for the same amount of money'...maybe that is why MLPL has been doing so good...MLPL is now up 29.6% YTD in Total Returns...! $tagg...!

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    Go SDRL or RIG

    by shoathai Jul 11, 2014 6:49 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Jul 12, 2014 10:38 PM Flag

    zippy...I did not post a message to start fight. or to get personal...however, SDRL is up 44% in the last three years, SFL is up 36.9% in the last three years and LINE is up 4.6% in the last three years and these are Total Returns (plus, Compound Returns always win)...also, SFL is up 16.8% YTD and LINE is up 4.4% YTD again SDRL has over one billion dollars in free cash at this much free cash does LINE have at this time...? I strongly suggest that you start using a Total Return calculator (try, 'buyupside') my first message again 'very slowly' and you may profit form it. (and did you check out AWLCF, ???)...! $tagg...!

  • staggman99 staggman99 Aug 11, 2014 12:57 PM Flag

    Board members...McCain (aks McWar) is not a rhodes scholar, is also crazy and only American grown corn can save the world...for the record MLPL is up about 8.8% at this time today and about 53% YTD in Total Returns and AWLCF (yield about 19% after currency exchange fees) is now up 32.4% YTD in Total Returns...! Just forget about the monkey talk and buy good stocks (this is still an investment board)...! $tagg...!

  • Reply to

    Go SDRL or RIG

    by shoathai Jul 11, 2014 6:49 PM
    staggman99 staggman99 Jul 15, 2014 12:42 PM Flag

    Board investor that has a double leverage holding (2X) has the same 'amount of risk' as another investor that has twice as much money invested...fact is, about 'twice the profit or loss' with the 'same amount of invested funds', but the Monkey Talker does not understand that, lol...! Good luck to all real investors...! $tagg...!

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