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want2bik 56 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 30, 2015 5:02 PM Member since: May 12, 2005
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    by want2bik Sep 25, 2015 8:59 AM
    want2bik want2bik Sep 30, 2015 5:02 PM Flag

    The house just approved a temporary budget which is good until Dec 11. Then we get to go through this thing again. I want to be positive on the market but this budget thing could be a big problem. Do not see how the market can do good if they shut the government down. Everyone is wondering why Trump has so much support. Anyone who is not a politician has a chance of winning. We have such a sad thing going on in Washington.

  • want2bik by want2bik Sep 26, 2015 11:12 AM Flag

    They raised the rate on the fix income fund to 3.55%. Not much but better than losing money. When I look at all the funds in our plan the fix income fund is number one for the year.

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    I'm back

    by bigstevea Sep 25, 2015 9:55 AM
    want2bik want2bik Sep 25, 2015 10:42 AM Flag

    What do you see that makes you think $82 is the price to get in? I am thinking it is best to wait until the China thing is over. Do not see any gain until after that is over.

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    by want2bik Sep 25, 2015 8:59 AM
    want2bik want2bik Sep 25, 2015 10:37 AM Flag

    Just saw the news that Boehner is retiring. Think before he leave he will give us a budget.

  • want2bik by want2bik Sep 25, 2015 8:59 AM Flag

    We need a budget next Wednesday. Haven't heard anything about it. Anyone have any information as to how the negotiations are going?

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    UTX = Utility Co, 3% dividend

    by ragman0327 Sep 23, 2015 1:29 PM
    want2bik want2bik Sep 24, 2015 11:33 AM Flag

    3% dividend means very little when your down 20% for the year.

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    How smart is Mr. Hayes?.....

    by uacflyer Sep 23, 2015 12:22 PM
    want2bik want2bik Sep 24, 2015 10:03 AM Flag

    How smart is any CEO is determined by the stock price. Management saw this coming before we did and Louie was the fall guy. The fact still remains that a weak China and strong dollar will hurt UTX. How low the stock will go will be determined by the market. During the Great Recession UTX trade down to the low 40's. Do you think that can't happen again? The only people making money on UTX is KID and management. Hayes and the rest of the boyz will still get their big salaries and bonus for the job they are doing. The losers will be the shareholders. Buying a stock for the dividend in this kind of market is stupid. The way these stocks are moving you can lose the dividend in one day. Stay out of the market until after October. November and December are normally good months for the market. I would leave UTX along until things get better in China and the dollar gets stronger. UTX will continue down until their next earnings and they better not miss.

  • want2bik by want2bik Sep 21, 2015 4:43 PM Flag

    You guys are in the wrong sector. While you guys are losing money big pharma is getting rich. When you can buy a drug that sold for $13.50 a pill and raise the price to $700 a pill now that is a money maker. Doubt if the FDA will do anything since they will get their cut. The CEO of the company was on CNBC and Bloomberg explaining how what he is doing it the right thing to do. How he could come on TV and show everyone his face is beyond my understanding. If I was steal the money from the sick people I would not make my face public. Hilary says she has a plan but she is getting money from big pharma like the rest of these jokers. Like to hear what Donald Trump is going to do with these criminals in big pharma and the FDA. Our country has lost it's way and the criminals have taken over.

  • want2bik want2bik Sep 19, 2015 9:49 AM Flag

    If there is no way to generated income from the SA proceeds buying back stock is a good thing. UTC management is not the blame for the slow down in China or the strong dollar. Management is to blame for the way they have structured the company with too much oversea exposure. They reaped the benefits when China was strong now they must accept the blame. I am sure they will receive their bonus even thought the share holders are down for the year. The only people making money on this stock is KID and management. You have worked for the company so you do not see it through an investors eye. Management told you what the problem was during the last earnings call. As an investor you do not buy the stock as long as the dollar is strong and China is weak. There is a good possibility of them missing earnings again. I can not afford to lose my money. If I did I would have to go back to work or take up a life of crime.

  • want2bik want2bik Sep 18, 2015 12:19 PM Flag

    We will find out if the bad news has been factored in when UTX declares it's earnings next month. If you think all the bad news in China is over buy. If you think things are still bad in China and the dollar will stay strong it is not over. Hope UTX invest the $9B wisely. They will no longer have the earnings of Sikorsky. Don't think they can make it up in the money market. They pay very little interest today. You should have suspected a problem UTX when they kicked Louie out. Someone has to take the blame but Louie might not be the only one responsible for the problem.

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    Interest rates

    by want2bik Sep 18, 2015 8:59 AM
    want2bik want2bik Sep 18, 2015 10:35 AM Flag

    I keep thinking maybe the next time but Yellen is like the little boy who kept crying wolf. If it wasn't China there would be another reason. It is always tomorrow but tomorrow never comes. The only thing I know for sure she is taking money from me and giving it to the top 1%. That is why we will never have inflation again. The top 1% is not going to spend the money. To have inflation the money must be in the hands of those who will spend it. That is the main reason we have all the violence going on today. Don't see anything changing. This is the system we have. Maybe if we can get more people like Donald Trump who does not take money from the lobbyist we can change the system.

  • want2bik by want2bik Sep 18, 2015 8:59 AM Flag

    Looks like the FED is going to continue to give my money to the financial institutions. Guess we will have to be happy with the 3.5%. Yellen tells us that when things get better in China she will raise the interest rate. Anyone have any guess as to how long that will be? Guess the next event we have to look forward to is the budget. When I was watching the republican debates some of the participants suggested it might be necessary to deny Obama a budget. They didn't seem to care if we shut down the government. Any guess as to what that will do to the stock market?

  • want2bik want2bik Sep 14, 2015 9:50 AM Flag

    Cramer and KID are clowns. You will lose a lot of money if you listen to them. UTX is not a BUY. Management told you that when they said the strong dollar and a weak China are bad for earnings. Do you think they were lying to you? That has not changed and when they declare their earnings next month we should see that again. This is September and you should not be in the market. What do you think will happen to the markets at the end of the month when the boyz in Congress do not pass a budget? This market is going lower and it will take UTX with it. When the bears raid the brothel they take all the girls. As you have seen UTX is an ugly girl and will do worse. You can try and put as much lipstick as you want on this pig but it will not make a difference. Buying UTX means losing money.

  • want2bik by want2bik Sep 9, 2015 11:16 AM Flag

    This is an opportunity to get out. UTX will go lower. China is still a mess and the dollar is still strong. What do you think that will do to the earnings in the next month? There is no reason to own UTX stock now. If you listen to the clowns like Cramer and Kid you will lose your money. Bozo and Clarabell live in fantasy land where everyone lives happily ever after. We are still in the September - October time frame. The FED and all the banks around the world are doing their best to keep the markets propped up but there will come a time when printing money no longer workers.

  • Reply to

    Great day !!

    by myyddogal Aug 26, 2015 4:31 PM
    want2bik want2bik Aug 27, 2015 6:34 AM Flag

    Nothing has changed. China's economy is still weak. Oil is still going down. We still have to go through September and October. This is the dead cat bounce. Fixed income is the place to be.

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    oh look

    by bigstevea Aug 11, 2015 9:32 AM
    want2bik want2bik Aug 26, 2015 12:32 PM Flag

    The question you should be asking is how much exposure does UTX have to China? That is the stock you are pushing. When you ask how much exposure the US has to China it is my understanding that China is invested in Treasury bills. Not sure what that means if they have to sell them to boost their economy. I am really unclear as to what the devaluation of the world currencies really mean but we are getting ready to find out. QE and negative interest rates are a mystery to me since I have not seen this nonsense in the past. Now the FED has interest rates stuck at zero and will not dare raise them. Not sure what QE is are how it can continue to save us. Everyone wants to blame the shorts. The market is run by financial institution and any thing said on this board will have no effect. $50,,000 is nothing in the whole picture of things. Cash is the best place to be right now because the market is a scary place.

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    oh look

    by bigstevea Aug 11, 2015 9:32 AM
    want2bik want2bik Aug 25, 2015 4:22 PM Flag

    Mr. whiz your sentiment says Hold. If it is such a great buying opportunity why doesn't your sentiment say buy? Doesn't the thousand point swings we are seeing scare you a little? Do you think it might be wise to hold up on the buying until things settle down in China?

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    UTX to hit $110 by Oct. 2015

    by valiisbest Aug 20, 2015 5:08 PM
    want2bik want2bik Aug 24, 2015 10:37 AM Flag

    If you want to hold on to UTX that is your choice but I still believe the stock will be lower come Oct. We will see.

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    wow , what a bargain at this point

    by mystk7 Aug 22, 2015 4:49 AM
    want2bik want2bik Aug 22, 2015 11:08 AM Flag

    Have you been watching the market. Now is not the time to buy anything.

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    UTX to hit $110 by Oct. 2015

    by valiisbest Aug 20, 2015 5:08 PM
    want2bik want2bik Aug 22, 2015 9:36 AM Flag

    What happens if the person bought the stock in his 401k plan and has to take a distribution because he is over 70? For me time is money. I am not a big fan of riding a stock down and back up. Never did that before the Big Recession and not going to do it now. Sometimes stocks never come back. GE is in the same business. Before the Big Recession GE was bumping up against $60. After a 6 year bull market it still has not got to that level. It is not written in stone that UTX has to come back. Even if it does come back there is no reason to own the stock now. Management has told us what the problems are and they are not going away. Not sure how this is going to end but the FED can't lower the interest rates anymore. Maybe we can have QE4. Only KID is making money trading UTX because he knows when to get in and when to get out. Everyone else is under water for the year. Many here worked for the company and in love with the company. From and investors point of view there is no reason to own the stock. In the next 20 years I will be spending my money. When I take my distribution this year I will not be cashing UTX in at a lost.

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