if it drops below 60 then I'm buying more to round out my lot, collect very good dividend and then the eventually rise above 70 where I will continue to 'hold' . Can't miss.
These possibilities are there but it amounts to "kicking the can down the road" euro style. Some of these countries rely on the old guard and go day to day in denial to the realities.. When the well has run dry, it matters little who the president is or what denomination you are dealing with. I for one would not have accepted Greece into the Euro zone since the Greek shipping tycoons ( the ones with the really big bucks) never made any collateral commitment.. Therefore Greece's monetary problems will continue and will be shared with the European Union until they leave or are thrown out.
the analysts consistently "miss" and somehow THEIR 'miss' affects the stock price. Lets hope that these analysts can add up the figures to correctly assess and reflect realistically what IBM's business is up to. The data is there for all to see but anybody can skew these figures and that is what analysts do. These analysts serve no useful purpose..
I have no strategy. . I collect dividends on most of my holdings equal to 15 -20 k/yr. total. Sold some losers in 2014 to offset some gains. I'm 79 and very conservative as far as investing. Not enough time to make up for a big loss, so I do invest in big caps, where they always seem to at least give a good div and eventually return to a price where I first bought it. For example I bght RDS for approx $58 many years ago, so this downturn has no effect on my conservative strategy. One also has to ask the question of themselves .........."how much money do I need ?"
there will be winners and losers (Jim Cramer is not one of the winners-----he's just a bad messenger ) . Oil is a commodity that is controlled by only a few. Gold was one such commodity. Do you want to invest in it now? Aluminum ? Copper ? Coffee ? Oil will never "settle' at a price that accommodates all investors. Its simply a 'flex' commodity that has no rules as far as investing. It gets 'used' faster than any natural resource and is exploited by the big time investors for their gain only. The next move in MHO is with the Saudis. Their economy was formally based on oil at 70-90 bbl. Now its at 40 or 50 at best ? The natives are reverberating.
I own RDS which is also subject to the foreign tax, When its all said and done, some of that tax is credited to you. On the surface it looks bad but in reality when SOME of the tax is returned to you through the IRS filing the foreign investment in a QUALITY company is usually a no-brainer. It might not be a 'slam dunk' but the opportunities abound these days with companies like TOT. Just look at the dividend. Then look at where TOT's stock price will settle at sometime in 2015 !!! Oil will NOT be at 40 or 50bbl for the whole of 2015.....imho.
mathematically you are 'on target' but the realities dictate that a stock price will "settle" on the average revenue and profits derived on a LONG term basis. This "dive" of the oil price is all too sudden for one to hang their hat on. "ONEWAY"
.....you are getting way too far ahead of yourself in your EPS and etc. Oppenheimer is akin to Jim Cramer. They both have very poor track records.
What do I think now ?......I'm giving you another 'thumbs down' just for being a wise guy.
IBM follower ? Are you kidding here or you are just lacking knowledge? IBM is The LEADER in the 'cloud' computing industry. Their servers ALLOW Amazon, Microsoft and Google to perpetuate, Think about 'the cloud' for a moment. Who provides the hardware ? Who provides the software ? Amazon, Microsoft and Google are simply leeches that perpetuate and take advantage while providing absolutely NOTHING to the Cloud except their name.
pls post the info...web site etc. Making remarks has no credibilty.