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wooglin_kai 349 posts  |  Last Activity: Jan 26, 2015 3:45 PM Member since: Apr 3, 1999
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  • Reply to

    Storm is already in Canada

    by bronsontim Jan 26, 2015 10:44 AM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Jan 26, 2015 3:45 PM Flag

    That's great, but OUR storm is not originating in Canada!!!
    While the media oftentimes does pump up storms, this one is legit.

  • Reply to

    Slow Steady$$

    by mrmowman1 Jan 13, 2015 9:44 AM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Jan 26, 2015 2:13 PM Flag

    Posted 1/22 post close: "$0.0030 is possible it could happen on Monday."

    I have never come across someone who has so many moving predictions, let alone the number of predictions. Maybe you should do what George Costanza did in an episode titled "The Opposite"; he did the opposite of what felt right with GREAT results!

  • wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Jan 26, 2015 1:07 PM Flag

    Spiked by Gronk?

  • Reply to

    Ny post today

    by billwcoln Jan 21, 2015 3:30 PM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Jan 26, 2015 11:42 AM Flag

    IF LWAY were to be acquired, and this is a serious question...would the buyer pay a premium, around the current share price or a discount?
    Given The Family owns a majority of the company, if they want to sell, they can sell, right?
    IMO, The Family has always had their interests ahead of the "regular" shareholders.

  • wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Jan 26, 2015 10:53 AM Flag

    "History will repeat itself"
    Always does...just like retail "investors" losing in get rich quick dream "investments"; yup history does repeat itself.
    YIKES!!!

  • Reply to

    KMI's Bakken Investment

    by brumar_lv Jan 23, 2015 3:40 PM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Jan 26, 2015 9:06 AM Flag

    anmlrescue,
    another great post.
    "This endless second guessing is just plain silly. We are not privy to details that drive these decisions and have the best in the business making them on our behalf. The broader environment and his cunning moves have brought us to a place where he/us are in a dominant position both in terms of assets and in terms of the balance sheet. Let him do his thing. Our job is to look at KMI in a more holistic sense in terms of the environment in which it operates to determine our own actions. "
    I couldn't agree more.
    I believe I previously posted this quote from the conference call, but what the heck!:

    Kinder: "Let me just start by summarizing very briefly that acquisition. We think it’s a very exciting and strategic acquisition that we announced by separate release this afternoon. We are acquiring Hiland Partners, which is a large privately owned midstream company with crude transportation and gathering assets and gas gathering and processing assets, primarily in the Tier 1 sweet spot acreage of the Bakken formation. It’s overwhelmingly fee-based and it gives us the platform for further growth in the Bakken where we currently have no asset."

    "primarily in the Tier 1 sweet spot acreage of the Bakken formation"

    Cheers

  • Reply to

    Question

    by westorange1945 Jan 21, 2015 10:16 PM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Jan 23, 2015 4:10 PM Flag

    Hey westorange,
    I've been long the three major tower companies for 10+ years and for the most part, their message boards have been extremely quiet. I'm surprised there is not more retail interest in something just about everyone is quite aware of and that they use daily.
    Cheers

  • Reply to

    Shift in the order

    by ralphemerson387 Jan 23, 2015 9:53 AM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Jan 23, 2015 3:50 PM Flag

    You're catching on!

  • Reply to

    Rich Kinder and his Boots

    by wooglin_kai Jan 23, 2015 9:23 AM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Jan 23, 2015 3:08 PM Flag

    "scam_from_day_one • 15 hours ago Flag
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    Which brings us to the point that the Canucks have been hauling it by train or rail since the mid 1970s now with no significant mishaps at all.

    mpaidtopump2001 • 14 hours ago Flag
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    I am a bit of a railroad buff, so good luck finding anyone leaving a train of that size completely unattended with hardly any brakes set, eight miles uphill from a populated junction town?

    And if that had been Alberta dilbit, there would have been no explosion, period. You would about have to dilute it another 30 percent with gasoline to achieve such a result. So I stand by my earlier statement that the Canadians have been hauling it by truck or rail for 40 years now with no mishaps."

    I find anyone who, for whatever reason, feels compelled to post under multiple #$%$ to be disingenuous.
    What is your take?

    Oftentimes, there are rail v pipeline posts on this board. Perhaps I should have started a new thread and then there wouldn't be any conspiracy to investigate. I find it crazy for you (and "scam from day one) to "think" there have not been any significant rail mishaps in Canada. (Lac-Megantic derailment was due to some sort of technicality of yours???)

    You seem to be quite the avid viewer of Fox, otherwise, how could you have such a strong opinion?
    Hey! If you have any questions about BloombergTV, fire away (but I won't answer--see below), since that is what is on at work all day.

    You portray yourself as a person who is knowledgeable on the transport subject and that's great; I am sure you know much more than I. I do not feel that I need to know "everything". I invested in KMI, perhaps foolishly, based on my own metrics and I am content to hold.

    This will be my last post with you.

    Good bye.

  • Reply to

    Shift in the order

    by ralphemerson387 Jan 23, 2015 9:53 AM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Jan 23, 2015 2:53 PM Flag

    "...the articles on Yahoo finance predict a big crash almost every week."

    Then don't read them! A lot of investors feel as if they must do something (buy/sell), oftentimes due to the tsunami of media stories. Usually they make moves right around the wrong time!
    I've been investing for some time and started way before market info was readily available. When I wanted to know, I'd find out how a stock I owned performed by seeing its closing price in the next day newspaper. Fund NAVs? Maybe weekly! Back then, most people only knew how their portfolios were performing by looking at their monthly/quarterly statement that had been delivered by mail!

    Try to avoid the hype and stick with BASIC investment concepts.

    While index funds seem to be "hot" these days, I've been invested in VTSAX (earlier sister fund VTSMX) for over 22 years (and have reinvested almost every div and have made substantial periodic investments) and I have never sold a share. I recommend you check out VTSAX and consider using it as a foundation of your portfolio. You won't beat the market, but you won't do any worse; how many retail investors and how many fund managers CONSISTENTLY beat the market? Exactly. Added bonus: VTSAX is very tax efficient. Index constituents don't change much, hence there is rarely a taxable capital gain.

    For perspective, Total Market funds represent 27.6% of all my holdings A/O 12/31/14 and that figure will be increasing substantially this year.

    Good luck

  • Reply to

    Rich Kinder and his Boots

    by wooglin_kai Jan 23, 2015 9:23 AM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Jan 23, 2015 1:56 PM Flag

    Hey! I was just humored when I realized the dudette was posting with multiple (and in the same vein) #$%$. I'm not a fan of conspiracies, but what's up with using multiple IDs?

  • wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Jan 23, 2015 1:52 PM Flag

    thewzrdaz,
    You beat me to it; what a contradiction in that poster's posts!
    Loved your earlier statement: "Usually if something looks like it's wrong in the market, you'll find out what by looking in a mirror."
    You consistently write great posts--Cheers.

  • Reply to

    Rich Kinder and his Boots

    by wooglin_kai Jan 23, 2015 9:23 AM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Jan 23, 2015 12:22 PM Flag

    Where's your alter ego "scam_from_day_one?
    No, I feel only the need to apologize for my transgressions, not those perhaps made by a news outlet. Guess what? I have NEVER watched Fox news. Here's another one for you: I never check the box on my 1040 to donate 3 bucks or whatever to political parties or whatever it is...Regarding politics, I have donated funds only once and that was for Bernie's re-election a few years back; my incentive? A free "Bernie" T Shirt.

  • Reply to

    Ny post today

    by billwcoln Jan 21, 2015 3:30 PM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Jan 23, 2015 12:13 PM Flag

    "With a $310 million market cap, the company is trading at a rich multiple of more than 40 times earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization."

    LWAY does appear a tad expensive, but perhaps a potential suitor that is more proficient in running a business may appreciate the POTENTIAL lil LWAY has and be willing to pay up. I'm not holding my breath given what I have written for some time: The Family has a GREAT thing going on. Hopefully the "new" diary along with more favorable milk prices will factor into better earnings--there's always "hope", right?

  • Reply to

    CL overvalued

    by ajmthe Nov 27, 2014 11:43 AM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Jan 23, 2015 11:38 AM Flag

    jwp's post made sense to me relative to the original post.
    IMO, the original post was "an inane comment"!!!

  • Of course, haters are going to hate, but I have to imagine most PG shareholders are thankful for the estimated $3.2M value of additional exposure Gillette received during Bill and then Tom's press conferences yesterday!

  • Reply to

    Ny post today

    by billwcoln Jan 21, 2015 3:30 PM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Jan 23, 2015 11:33 AM Flag

    bill, nice catch and thanks for sharing. Hence the jump in volume to a "massive" 60,500 shares changing hands on the 20th. Although you had posted the text, I searched for the article. Hit below The Post link was a Jan 8, 2014 piece on huffingtonpost:
    "People Are Going Crazy For a Fermented Milk Drink No One Can Pronounce"
    Good read. A couple quotes:
    "But kefir's perennial problem persists: Most Americans get tongue-tied when they try to read its name.
    Kuh-FEER? KEFF-eer? KEE-fur?"

    ""People always ask, 'How do you pronounce it?'" said Julie Smolyansky, CEO of the Chicago-based Lifeway Foods Inc., by far the country's largest supplier of the dairy drink. "That's probably one of the biggest challenges.""

    ""I would foresee strong growth in the next few years because it ties into the health and wellness trends," Lee said." (analyst at Euromonitor)

    "Asked what hurdles kefir still faces, Lee quickly replied: "The pronunciation. I would say the pronunciation is a big one.""

    Hey Julie!!! Here's an idea for a television commercial: Just film a handful of people who profile your demographic in various positive settings who are pronouncing "kefir" in different ways. Tagline: "No matter how you pronounce it, kefir tastes great and it's good for you too!" Okay, that took me about twenty seconds; it can be tweaked.

    A positive I took from the huffpost piece: There are 77 comments and most are emphatically positive about kefir. One poster stated they preferred Lassi (LWAY's Lassi perhaps? LOL)

    The huffpost piece mentioned the upcoming Golden Globes; kudos to lil LWAY's marketing person for presumably prompting the piece.

    Cheers

  • Reply to

    Hiland value at just $248M......RK paid 6 times value

    by divikmi Jan 22, 2015 11:18 PM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Jan 23, 2015 10:48 AM Flag

    "It is just plain pathetic that you would think that RK doesn't know what he is buying."
    Particularly when one considers his track record!

  • Reply to

    Shift in the order

    by ralphemerson387 Jan 23, 2015 9:53 AM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Jan 23, 2015 10:06 AM Flag

    ralph, you need to chill.
    Guess what? The biotech sector will not always be in favor and it won't always have performance numbers as it has in the past few years. That is why it makes sense to own different sectors and or stocks. I've been in the sector for 10+ years and you know what?, although my entry timing was terrible, from point A to B, my return has beaten the overall market; that's a win. Dollar amounts invested are irrelevant, but I'm curious what percent weight your FBIOX holding is relative to all your investments. You just bought shares and now you're posting buyer remorse type posts. Could biotech be topping out? Yes, no, maybe. Re-read swanstedt's excellent post. Mutual funds are for long term investing.
    There's no need to either micro manage individual holdings as some are prone to do, nor look at a fund's daily NAV...doing so will drive you crazy, unless you are already there.
    Again, chill

  • wooglin_kai by wooglin_kai Jan 23, 2015 9:29 AM Flag

    Bloomberg composite (Moody's, S&P, Fitch and a couple others; all effective 11/20/14 or more recently):
    BBB-

    We use RapidRatings at work (if you watch BloombergTV or CNBC you may be familiar). RR's latest rating was 10/1/14: 54 out of 100.

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