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ten_meaux77 14 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 19, 2014 8:50 PM Member since: Jan 17, 2003
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    RD should be on the move

    by oldest2none Sep 19, 2014 9:01 AM
    ten_meaux77 ten_meaux77 Sep 19, 2014 8:50 PM Flag

    Old Pro, here's one from the meaux archives .... =:o)

    As I gaze back on life; and I see changes loom
    As our pastures fall prey; to the big housing boom
    There use to be fields; with plows and hay bailers
    Now covered with houses; and new travel trailers
    The small local ponds; now a hazy mirage
    They were filled for the mansions; with a four car garage
    Large attic fans; use to keep houses cool
    They’re now air conditioned; with a big backyard pool
    The dwindling days; of the small mom and pops
    The small corner drug stores; and the old barber shops
    The Kids rode their bikes; with no cars in sight
    Now every cross-road; has a brand new red light
    Gas station attendants; that would labor so hard
    Replaced by the slots; for a thin credit card
    There were Drive-in theaters; and small hardware stores
    Home Depot’s and Walmart's; made them close all their doors
    Most married couples; use to stay for the course
    They now give up easy; and file for divorce
    We knew all the Parents; and the kids on our block
    But now lots of kids; born out of wedlock
    Our schools were all safe; from the dopers and thugs
    No gun totting kids; no pushers with drugs
    Back then the big worry; was report cards and grades
    But now parents worry; about drugs, sex, and Aids
    It used to be Playboy; that would tend to alarm
    But now there are Web sites; with triple-X Porn
    Women worked hard; for small job advancements
    They now stand in line; for their new breast enhancements
    Make-overs and Botox; as the females compete
    While the plain common woman; becomes obsolete
    They dye their hair blonde; and bleach all their teeth
    The make-up looks great; but what’s underneath?
    Children would sit; and they’d eat at the table
    Now in their room; eyes glued to the cable
    The mothers would cook; no matter the mood
    They now often settle; for easy fast-food
    Gas ovens and stoves; they once were the raves
    But now food is heated; in small micro-waves
    ***continued****

  • Reply to

    RD should be on the move

    by oldest2none Sep 19, 2014 9:01 AM
    ten_meaux77 ten_meaux77 Sep 19, 2014 11:00 AM Flag

    RD is being held down by the Euro to Dollar devaluation "again". Presently, the Euro is down 0.64 %. That is killing the RDS-A stock price and it's starting to annoy me. I was thinking that because of Scotland voting to hang with European Union, the Euro would show strength today.....boosting RDS-A share price above RDSA.AS. I was wrong. Any thoughts on this topic from you guys?

  • ten_meaux77 by ten_meaux77 Sep 4, 2014 12:57 PM Flag

    Right now, RDS-A is down 0.80%......while RDSA.AS is uup 0.80%.
    That's a 1.60% gap.......and of course the EURO is down 1.60%.

  • Reply to

    Retiredguru3

    by ten_meaux77 Aug 29, 2014 1:15 PM
    ten_meaux77 ten_meaux77 Aug 29, 2014 7:41 PM Flag

    Another extra 0.30% gap today, RDS-A down and RDSA.AS up.

  • ten_meaux77 by ten_meaux77 Aug 29, 2014 1:15 PM Flag

    You were exactly correct on your last post. I'm not sure if we should classify the EURO as a boat ankor, ball & chain or just as I said before, some 1-ply toilet paper. If it's weak agains the dollar, that says alot.
    When RDS-A stock price goes up, RDSA.AS stock price goes up more. When RDS-A goes down, RDSA.AS goes down less. This has been going on for some time now, I think you stated that it was a 5% difference swing in stock price.
    Now Europe is threatening Russia. I think they need to keep quiet and let the battlefield play-out, especially when winter time will be coming before you know it and Russia's has it's hand on the European fuel outlet valve.

  • Reply to

    Just like old times

    by ten_meaux77 Aug 12, 2014 10:31 PM
    ten_meaux77 ten_meaux77 Aug 15, 2014 6:19 PM Flag

    That's OK oldpro, I think Daly deserves to be talked about and remembered in this way. After all, he was a real nice guy and was part of the message board family. I really enjoyed reading his post as I do yours. I really enjoy talking to people that are older then me, I feel that I can relate to them, learn from them and I'm definitely more interested in what they have to say.......especially some of their memorable stories.

    Do any of you guys remember when you would pull up at a filling station, the attendant would walk to your car and ask; would you like a fill-up? Then he would ask; want me to check your hood (water and oil)? While he was doing those things he would wash your windshield and was content and happy to serve. Did I mention that gas was 34 cents a gallon and everyone paid cash? if it was a fill-up you would get a dinner plate, a glass or S&H green-stamps. Those days are gone my friends, I think we live on a totally different planet. Not that I'll be around, but sometimes I wonder what it will be like in 50 years. Now that's a scary thought.
    Stay thirsty my friend..... =:o)

  • Reply to

    Just like old times

    by ten_meaux77 Aug 12, 2014 10:31 PM
    ten_meaux77 ten_meaux77 Aug 14, 2014 6:00 PM Flag

    oldpro. You may be asking about DALY? I remember he was a frequent poster and suddenly his messages stopped. I don't remember if he was a Louisiana resident or not....although I do remember everyone wondering where he went. We all had a suspicion hat he may have passed away. Daly was somewhere around 90 years of age.

  • ten_meaux77 by ten_meaux77 Aug 12, 2014 10:31 PM Flag

    Guru was right about the things he said. I figure management tried trimming some of the useless fat........but RD went down. Then they started trimming some of the muscle with the fat.......but RD still went down. Hey let's not stop there, there's plenty of bone marrow and blood platelets to dip into. Hell, if we all stay living until 2050, RD could reach 87 again...........
    Yep, just like old times.

  • ten_meaux77 by ten_meaux77 Jul 31, 2014 7:06 AM Flag

    Surprise to the skeptics
    Hope for the troubled
    Look-out investors
    The Profits have doubled

  • Reply to

    EURO weakness

    by ten_meaux77 Jul 25, 2014 3:48 PM
    ten_meaux77 ten_meaux77 Jul 28, 2014 6:06 PM Flag

    Announcement date - July 31, 2014

    Ex-dividend date - August 13, 2014

    Record date - August 15, 2014

    Payment date - September 25, 2014

  • ten_meaux77 by ten_meaux77 Jul 25, 2014 3:48 PM Flag

    Lately, the weakness in the Euro has been choking the RD stock price.
    While the Dollar moves toward toilet paper status, I guess the EURO is doing the same, but lately it looks more like 1 ply paper.
    With that said, even with the stock market running out of rocket fuel, RD is still holding over 81 and I do expect positive 2nd quarter results and a rise in stock price before the dividend. I guess we just keep our fingers crossed and our eyes in the key hole.

  • Reply to

    Things to ponder

    by ten_meaux77 Jul 17, 2014 10:32 AM
    ten_meaux77 ten_meaux77 Jul 18, 2014 10:26 PM Flag

    Zer0t01,
    I used to be young
    With a fast silver tongue
    Just going through life without tension
    But good old Ten Meaux
    Got two years to go
    And then I'll be getting my pension
    I'm a man on a mission
    With an average ambition
    But all of us sometimes can fail
    I'll wake when I wake
    Can choose to sleep late
    But I won't have to listen to Shell

    Meaux Out

  • ten_meaux77 by ten_meaux77 Jul 17, 2014 10:32 AM Flag

    RDS-A with new leader ( Ben B.), stock buy-backs, profits possibly rising from trimming the fat, announcement coming at the end of this month, X-date two weeks after announcement, dividends rewards holding, new oil discovery in GOM, etc.
    All of this and there's still that big "IF" word floating around in all our heads. Let's face it, investing these days is more and more like gambling. You got to know when to hold and know when to fold. I also noticed that the Bollinger bands are squeezing in to 3 $ range, but at a slight upward trend.

  • Reply to

    Market index showing weakness

    by rmarfl Jul 8, 2014 1:07 PM
    ten_meaux77 ten_meaux77 Jul 13, 2014 10:52 AM Flag

    Yep, there's lots of "IF" in the air these days. Like my late Grandfather put it; if the dog wouldn't have stopped to poop.....he would have caught the rabbit". I do agree with you though, the weakness in the European Index is definitely something to watch and the devaluing of the Euro currency doesn't help the RD share price either.
    The quarterly announcement date is slowly approaching and no one seems to know what the profits will look like. RD keeps trimming the fat and buying back shares which seems to prop things up, but there's always that "If" word that keeps investors leery.

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