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tonofelephant 11 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 22, 2014 9:29 AM Member since: Sep 20, 1999
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    Restating 2011 & 2012 now

    by halevay Aug 21, 2014 8:48 AM
    tonofelephant tonofelephant Aug 22, 2014 9:29 AM Flag

    This is playing out somewhat along the lines I thought it would. New accounting firm finds an error, in working to correct the original error it finds other errors.

    Not unusual if looked at logically. When the original accounting company made an error, they had probably been making the same error for awhile - ergo impacting other years financial statements.

    Now am thinking that 90% of problems have been found probably. My buy order is still waiting to be filled by panicky investors who want out. Have also now added another buy order, in addition to the original buy order, for shares at much lower price - if it is filled at all. ADES problems today can help my retirement finances greatly in the future.

  • tonofelephant by tonofelephant Aug 15, 2014 10:49 AM Flag

    Appears that 24% of the daily volume is short per shortstockvolume. That might explain the downward trend.

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    Stifel upgrades to buy (from hold). Target $106.

    by kithuni Jul 24, 2014 8:03 AM
    tonofelephant tonofelephant Jul 28, 2014 9:03 AM Flag

    That is spooky, that $106 is the sell price I cam up with.

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    LINE vs LNCO

    by thewisejman Jul 8, 2014 3:36 PM
    tonofelephant tonofelephant Jul 10, 2014 9:03 AM Flag

    Having an MLP in your IRA can be trouble. According to the IRS you can only receive $1,000 of combination of dividends & increase in equity in one year. Also your brokerage has to file a special form with IRS to go along with your 1040 (the brokerage can charge you for this piece of paper a hefty sum if they want).

    Had Natural Resources partners in IRA & it was a royal pain for me. Maybe my pain threshold is lower than a lot of others. My goal is make money with little to no extra effort or pain involved.

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    New Base Price???

    by lariatrr Jul 3, 2014 1:10 PM
    tonofelephant tonofelephant Jul 9, 2014 9:51 AM Flag

    Doing it the old fashioned way: you receive 1 share of SSE for every 14 shares of CHK. Closing price of CHK on 7/1 was $31.08/14 = $2.22. So 1/14th of chk price = $2.22. My cost of CHK is $16.78 - $2.22 = $14.56/share - my new cost for CHK.

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    Changing portfolio stocks

    by tonofelephant Jul 7, 2014 12:20 PM
    tonofelephant tonofelephant Jul 7, 2014 6:48 PM Flag

    My thinking is I can either let some "investment pro" invest for me & take the 1/2 #$%$ returns they would offer or take full charge of stock buying & selling - particularly selling. Since I am in late 50's, was thumped pretty good in The Great Recession, & self employed - need to make sure that my IRA & Brokerage accounts go my way as much as possible.

    That is why I bench mark all of my stocks now at 3 month, 6 month & 9 month periods (another reason to only have 20 or less stocks - less number crunching) to make sure that I am hitting or exceeding my goals. Am not a total hard #$%$ on %s but the trend towards my goals have to keep marching forward. For instance RIG is only up about 5% since I bought it. Figure with the current snafu in Iraq/Syria et al we will need new sources of reliable oil. Am think RIG will meet or exceed my expectations by Sept/Oct, if not time to reconsider it's fate.

    Used to be emotional about stocks. Now, there is no emotion. The companies I own don't get emotional when they have me as a stockholder - why should I get emotional with them?

    My motto is "When in doubt - sell. There is always other stocks singing Siren songs to buy".

  • Reply to

    Changing portfolio stocks

    by tonofelephant Jul 7, 2014 12:20 PM
    tonofelephant tonofelephant Jul 7, 2014 6:31 PM Flag

    Wise - yes still have RIG. Am interested to see how RIG plays out after spinoff. Think it should be okay for the long haul. The spinoff company for the rigs - just don't know yet. Would think that some accounting-like person would tally up the rigs, see how profitable they are & then share the wisdom. The spin-off should be fairly easy to evaluate if the figures are available.

  • tonofelephant by tonofelephant Jul 7, 2014 12:20 PM Flag

    To keep up with my goal of increasing my wife's & my portfolio 20% this year (did 40% last year - don't think this year will be as good as last year). Sold some stock & bought some. Sold FLR - range bound - made 8%. Sold HIG also became range bound only up 1.6% since 1/1/14 106% since bought. Bought ABC, JCI, NDAQ, PETM & TM. All are in the money & making proper progress to hit goal for year. Also stepped into CHK, DOV & RYN with company spin-offs - just when I was thinking about selling them. RIG is due to spinoff some of their rigs soon. Sold the DOV spinoff (Knowles Meters) but have kept the other spin-offs to my utter & unexpected delight. Only true slow pony is ADES, which I am content to wait on & buy more when it hits 18 again.

    Did an analysis of stocks I keep & it appears I keep most for minimum 6 months & some for as long as 1 1/2 years. Usually hold between 16 to as many as 22 stocks at one time (have been as high as 30 stocks - drove me nuts). All divie stocks except for ADES. No MLP's since they involve K-1s & irritation; still looking at maybe a bdc or two. Aim for stocks is to surrender 2 ea 12 hour days a month to figuring out what stocks to buy & which to dump, then once the decision is made - go back to paying work as sculptor. Check the stock market every day but only buy or sell at most 2/month. GLTA & thank you for your insights on stocks - it is enlightening. Elephant

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    Off Topic - What's in YOUR portfolio?

    by halevay Jun 20, 2014 8:47 PM
    tonofelephant tonofelephant Jun 26, 2014 12:02 PM Flag

    Within last 3 months got into: SLB, JCI, ABC, PEP, RIG & MUR. Yesterday just sold FLR & HIG. FLR because not living up to potential & my IRA goal of 20% growth this year. HIG because it has grown 106% since bought. Am holding onto ADES because I believe it can get to $50.

    Lest you think I turn over stocks quickly, most stocks I have for minimum of 6 months sometimes as long as 3 years. Being self-employed have to make wife's & my IRAs count for retirement - that is coming up on the horizon.

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    Nice they got waiver to file 10-k and 10Qs

    by md841 Jun 11, 2014 6:23 PM
    tonofelephant tonofelephant Jun 13, 2014 12:19 PM Flag

    As expected another day another lawsuit. Sooner the new accountants can certify the lessening of lawsuits will commence.

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    Nice they got waiver to file 10-k and 10Qs

    by md841 Jun 11, 2014 6:23 PM
    tonofelephant tonofelephant Jun 12, 2014 11:50 AM Flag

    A typical scenario. I am expecting a further extension come Sept 29th.

    Seen this enough to not be too surprised. The surprising part has always been how long it takes for the accounting company to analyze old records. At the rate the typical accounting company goes through old records, am surprised that they can ever file timely forms.

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