"a better entry point"
Thanks for making it clear that buying JNJ under $100 would be "a better entry point" than its current, higher price.
That said, what happens IF JNJ does not trade below $100?
It's fun to post!
"And if Chevron has been cooking the books"
That's quite a statement. Are you sure you weren't at a fiction book group?
"Lions, Tigers and Bears! Oh My!"
Of course, the converse also applies, given "No one knows"
Fun to post, no?
"whose sole purpose will be to promote both the product and the stock."
I'm always wary of a company that promotes its stock. IMO, if management is up to the task, the business will succeed and the share price will reflect that without any promotion. That said, are people really investing in VPOR or simply trying to make a relatively quick buck and fundamentals be dammed? If the latter is the case, who cares what it takes to get the share price higher (as long as any tactic used is legal LOL). But then people are really simply playing musical chairs with VPOR!
Let me guess: ESL???
Here's something I know: one of you faults is that you equate the size of one's position with one's level of knowledge.
You have clearly proven this to be false.
Please note: you will NEVER see me post the number of shares I own in a position, since that fact is MEANINGLESS. Either one is long or they are not...period. That said, the percentage ownership of a position relative to one's total holdings is somewhat relevant. For example, I only own PG in my ROTH. PG represents 3.2% of my ROTH and 0.8% of all my holdings. CL, also only held in my ROTH, represents 4.5% of my ROTH and 1.1% of my total holdings.
Why you are obsessed with the US Post Office is beyond me.
"CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) on Monday said it would select Gilead Sciences' (NASDAQ:GILD) Sovaldi and Harvoni as the exclusive treatments for hepatitis C patients who use some of its benefit plans, the latest development in what could become a price war among hepatitis C drugmakers."
Story can be found under CVS quote.
Hopefully the above will quell some of the concerns of long term holders re FBIOX's GILD position.
Sector was hot and a lot of people wanted in! An investment bank's goal is to be able to sell shares at the highest level possible. They did their job well. The real question should be: Why did investors pay so much to buy these shares!
If you are so negative on PG, why wait until "GOING TO DUMP 16 HOPEFULLY IN 2015"???
How do you "know" how many shares another poster owns?
How do you "know who employs other posters?
So you sold "12" shares and are hoping to sell 16 more shares this year?
"still down there at the post office loseing (sic)..."
Not that bright, are you???
Thanks for the entertainment; I knew I'd get a rise out of you by CALLING YOU OUT.
"I did get my 71 shares of DMND delivered to COMPUTERSHARE and later deposited into my Scott Trade account. It kinda screwed up my basis because everything came in as $0.00. Fees, share price...everything $0.00. "
I'm not part of the class. I imagine the 71 shares you received should be accounted as having a cost basis of zero. When you sell those shares, the proceeds (less commission) will be fully taxable as a gain.
Last post on this topic didn't take...
Dannon (holder of 20 or percent of LWAY) has signed Cam Newton to appear in ads for its new NFL-branded Greek yogurt.
Dannon is the NFL's official yogurt sponsor beginning in 2015.
As the Greek yogurt category "begins to mature after several years of sizzling sales", Dannon is searching for new growth: MEN!
Meanwhile LWAY is targeting women and only women!
Why have three posters responded to a SPAM post?
"Ben turned $1,000 into $1,000,000 in the bull market of the '80's - '90's (18 years)."
That's just great, but how do you feel about BEN's 2014 total return?
2014 Total Return:
S&P 500 Financial Index 15.18%
S&P 500 13.68%
Granted BEN is somewhat heavy in the international sector and the 2014 return for that sector was poor which presumably affected its AUM, but does BEN's (and TROW's) sub par performance when the S&P 500 appreciated 13.68% give you pause at all???
2 Year Total Return:
S&P 500 Financial Index 56.12%
S&P 500 50.43%
5 Year Total Return:
S&P 500 Financial Index 86.92%
S&P 500 104.96%
One would think given how well the market has done over the past 5, 2 and 1 year periods that BEN would have done a lot better. Those nasty ETFs!!!
P.S. I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for BEN to replicate its performance of "the bull market of the '80's - '90's"
"Mr. Kaul routinely beats almost all benchmarks including biotech ones"
Yup! FBIOX Total Return (hi riddle!) for 2014 was 35.05% and 122 bps greater than IBB's Total Return.
sno, why so quiet lately? Is your absence related to PG's recent strength?
Can we now put you into the category of those who "think" they know PG, but DON'T?
On Oct 19, 2014, you wrote "make yourself more money on other dow stocks FORGET about PG, will end this year like it is today up 5$ for year!"
Let's go to the tape, shall we?
10/17, a Friday, PG closed at 82.64
10/31 PG closed at 91.09....or in other words, no where near where you guessed.
And, don't forget the .644/share div paid in November.
Darn stock market; so confusing!
P.S. your absence is a BLESSING!