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stormfront2020 68 posts  |  Last Activity: Nov 25, 2015 3:23 PM Member since: Apr 2, 2009
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  • stormfront2020 by stormfront2020 Nov 25, 2015 3:23 PM Flag

    Wall Street hated the deal yesterday, but they love it today.
    Wall Street is one at bi-polar son of a gun.

    Of course I'm not complaining :)

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    hope price stays down until after my div

    by garner1 Nov 18, 2015 10:22 AM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Nov 20, 2015 2:16 PM Flag


    having false or unrealistic beliefs or opinions:

  • stormfront2020 by stormfront2020 Nov 18, 2015 6:37 PM Flag

    Heinz chicken gravy was on sale at cubs Mankato this week. 4 for 5.00$
    I bought four last night.

    I just opened one to put on my chicken breast rice dish & saw that it had a 'best by' date of October 28, 2015
    Of the other three jars, one had the same date, & the other 2 had a date of January 28, 2017

    What's going on here?.
    Shouldn't these 2 jars have been taken off the shelf on October 29th ?
    Should I have checked the dates on all four jars when I was at the store?
    Probably, but it doesn't take away from the fact that these jars 'should not' have been on the shelf.

    If this is the way Cubs/Supervalu works, it's no wonder the stock price is where it's at.

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    EXC is Rated a 10 by Fidelity...

    by a1deporter Nov 6, 2015 1:33 AM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Nov 17, 2015 3:10 PM Flag

    "And right now it does look cheap, in all sorts of ways"
    No disrespect, but people have been saying that it looked cheap @ 80 - 70 - 60 - 50 - 40 - 30 & now in the upper 20's

    My biggest concern is the fact that interest rates have been at historic lows for about 6 or 7 years now. As I understand it, these should be great times for utility companies. But look what Exelon has done. If it hasn't done well in this environment, what's going to happen if interest rates rise ?

    The only positive I can see is YOY earnings.

    2011 - $4.15
    2012 - $2.87
    2013 - $2.50
    2014 - $2.33
    TTW - $2.60

    Hopefully this shows that they finally turned the corner and YOY earnings will go up sequentially after being down 4 years in a row.

    I just put in a buy order for 4 contracts of January 2017 $25 calls.
    The bid was $4.00 & the ask $4.20.
    I put in a bid of $4.10
    no takers yet

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    Next div date.WHEN?

    by sammy88sammy Nov 4, 2015 3:36 AM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Nov 14, 2015 5:30 PM Flag

    One more thing: If you're Novartis shares are held in a taxable account, this might interest you.

    If you own a foreign dividend-paying stock in a taxable account, then you should be able to recover those withholding taxes using what's called the foreign tax credit on your annual tax return, and it would be enough to offset up to whatever you would owe. So if you would owe an ordinary 15% rate on that dividend paid by, say Novartis, then you get the value of that 15% withholding, and they cancel each other out.

    Switzerland - 35%
    Luckily, the IRS has a foreign tax credit that an investor can use to deduct the taxes paid to the foreign government. This is in place to help avoid double taxation of dividend income (i.e. the IRS does not want to tax you on dividends that a foreign government has already taxed you on). However, there is a limit to the amount of foreign tax credit received.

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    by back2back51 Nov 13, 2015 1:33 PM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Nov 13, 2015 2:51 PM Flag

    Fidelity re-investing dividend today.

    Let us pray that we're @ or near the bottom & that the shares the dividends are buying today actually give us a return on our money in the future.


  • Reply to

    Next div date.WHEN?

    by sammy88sammy Nov 4, 2015 3:36 AM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Nov 13, 2015 2:36 PM Flag

    This has already been covered.

    03/02/15 2.817
    Paid once per year

  • stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Nov 12, 2015 9:58 PM Flag

    Cramer reminds me of the so-called fantasy football 'experts' scattered all over the web & on television.
    They're entertaining, & once & awhile, they make a really good call, but we all do that.

  • Crown downgraded at Wells Fargo from Outperform to Market Perform.
    Why does anybody listen to these people?

    I've seen study after study showing that if you do the exact opposite of what these people say, (buy when they say sell & sell when they say buy) you'll significantly outperform the market.

    So that means buy today

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    Industry, not Company

    by alexalekhine Nov 11, 2015 12:58 PM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Nov 11, 2015 1:57 PM Flag

    I own both VZ & T
    Unfortunately I also own KMI

  • stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Nov 11, 2015 1:55 PM Flag

    the IRS is the one that needs to be dismantled

  • I'd tell people what I was told here, that the price of nat gas & oil didn't matter.
    KMI controlled the distrbution / infrastructure after all.

    Every time I'd drive past & see that flame burning at a KMI distribution center near me, I'd smile & think to myself, that flame is making me money. KMI controls the infrastructure !!

    Yeah right

    But by God I'm not gonna sell at these levels.
    Like most other holders, I'll just hope for a bottom, & keep reinvesting the dividends.
    Hopefully they don't eliminate that
    I suppose that's when I'd capitulate

  • stormfront2020 by stormfront2020 Nov 11, 2015 1:06 PM Flag

    Looks like we've gained back about half of what was lost when it made the precipitous drop last Friday.

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    For garner1

    by jamesbondvader Oct 30, 2015 10:34 PM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Nov 10, 2015 3:19 PM Flag

    ATTN garner: You stated the following
    "This company makes money and will continue to do so"
    I'm not debating that point, but I do have a couple questions.
    #1 The company may be making money, but when will the shareholders make some money ?
    Let me rephrase that, when will shareholders quit losing/hemorrhaging money ?
    This thing peaked at almost $90 a share on May 31, 2008.
    Almost 7.5 years later, the price is $28.70

    #2 Are you a long-term shareholder.?


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    Buy Order Executed Today

    by stormfront2020 Nov 6, 2015 2:13 PM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Nov 9, 2015 5:16 PM Flag

    "Were some or all of BG dividends classified as return of capital?
    I don't think so
    Aren't dividends that are considered 'return of capital' only associated with master limited partnership's ?

    B&G foods isn't a MLP

  • stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Nov 7, 2015 8:50 PM Flag


  • My buy amounts & dates

    150 on 11/14/2013
    50 on 12/04/2013
    50 on 01/08/2014
    50 on 07/24/2014
    50 on 07/31/2014
    25 on 10/06/2014
    25 on 06/24/2015

    Except for a couple months when I thought O was overpriced, I reinvested dividends
    I now own a total of 420.858 shares worth $19,978.12
    Cost basis is $40.86 share
    Total cost basis Is $17,195.32
    My net gain is +$2,782.81 or +16.18%

    This isn't bad considering how long it would take you to make 16% with your money in a bank.
    Thanks Federal Reserve

    Of course this could change any day. O could drop precipitously.
    But as it stands today, you commenting that everybody loses money on O is simply not true & gives you a credibility rating of O :)

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    by bellbell63 Nov 6, 2015 1:50 PM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Nov 7, 2015 3:39 PM Flag

    ATTN bellbell " something more going on"
    You might be right. I looked at a five-day chart, and it does look like it fell off a cliff Friday morning. I have no idea why ?

    However, as I mentioned in an earlier post, my other dividend stocks/etf's/reits were also down.

    AWK -4.73%
    CL- 2.63%
    FHLC -0.32%
    JNJ -0.41%
    NHI -2.04%
    O -5.06%
    WEC 4.20%

    On the + side, I sold December $60.00 covered calls for $0.45 on Thursday October 8th because I thought it had gone up too fast.

    Hopefully it's nothing more than profit-taking.

    Time will tell

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    by bellbell63 Nov 6, 2015 1:50 PM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Nov 6, 2015 4:43 PM Flag

    It's because of the threat of higher interest rates. Plain and simple
    My portfolio is loaded with dividend paying stocks, & almost everyone of them was down substantially today.

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    by tallk2001 Nov 6, 2015 2:01 PM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Nov 6, 2015 2:46 PM Flag

    I'm assuming you bought 'out of the money' calls ?

    I've actually considered pulling the trigger on the stock myself a couple times today.

    But that little voice in my head keeps saying, "what are you thinking ?
    day after day, week after week, month after month, & year after year, this thing just keeps going lower & lower & lower.

    Straight down for about 7 years, while we're in a historically low interest-rate environment !!
    If that's the performance EXC delivers in a low interest-rate environment, what will it be if/when rates actually rise ?

    I also think there's a stigma attached to the biggest nuclear power plant owner in the US
    Whether it's fair or not, the vast majority of people do not like nuclear power.

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