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#376821 - 12/16/04 05:22 AM Re: Investors....come in please!
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46551
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Anyone watch TONS today?? Up over 8 pts.

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#376822 - 12/16/04 06:43 AM Re: Investors....come in please!
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46551
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Here's an interesting play. A closed end fund selling at a healthy discount to the NAV

GCS
Closed at 13.44
NAV = 14.81

All the fundamentals look terrible, but the value is there as a hedge.

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#376823 - 12/16/04 07:43 AM Re: Investors....come in please!
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46551
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
EXM may be forming a base. Sell off on light volume. This stock can be highly volatile.

STM may present some buying oppportunities coming up.

A couple high yield opened ended bond funds are:

LBF and EHI - I have owned these since bonds got done tanking in early summer or so. Both yield around 8%, but they trade at a healthy discount to NAV.

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#376824 - 12/16/04 08:09 AM Re: Investors....come in please!
Audi Junkie Offline


Registered: 11/03/02
Posts: 11247
Loc: PA
What's up for next week? My plan only pops every 3rd tuesday. Have not bought in a while. Sold all my XM and Comcast. Thinking to buy Martha Stewart or Symantec or Merck. Willing to take a chance, but really I want another nice stock that went up steady like Rockwell. Ideas? [I dont know]

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#376825 - 12/17/04 08:10 AM Re: Investors....come in please!
TheLoneRanger Offline


Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 1454
Loc: Southeast United States
quote:
What's up for next week?
Not much, AJ, if history is any indication. The week of Christmas is pretty slow. Also the week between Christmas and New Years Day. The next big pop or drop will be the first week of the new year.

Do you still own ROK? I've been watching it, but so far haven't found an entry point.

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#376826 - 12/17/04 04:14 AM Re: Investors....come in please!
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46551
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
I can't earnestly recommend individual stocks and not feel guilty if the stock plunges.

You can scan through my mentionables in this thread.

F and particularly FCZ may be worth a look. I just sold some of my F on an uptick the other day. FCZ is Ford preferred paying a nice dividend.

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#376827 - 12/17/04 08:30 AM Re: Investors....come in please!
Audi Junkie Offline


Registered: 11/03/02
Posts: 11247
Loc: PA
I have some ROK. Buying more of one that I already own is better come sales time. Comcast has been good to me. Symantec is looking like one pick, Martha Stewart another and maybe one more. I had some Delphi before, forget what happened. They have some good technology.
I am in for the long-long term, just lil amounts rather than a savings acct. My mom worked for Bell and ATT for years while collecting their stocks, she took a hard hit a few years ago by not being diversified. I am not too worried about loosing everything like she did, it's not my pension $ or anything. We will see, tuesday is the day! ps sorry about XOM, guys.

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#376828 - 12/17/04 07:22 PM Re: Investors....come in please!
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46551
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
What's to be sorry about with XOM?

Have you checked out FCZ?

Now here is my latest skanky investment idea. Well actually I've been puking it out for a while.

I swear to budha SOME closed end funds are just too darn good to pass up. Discounts of 10-15% on GOOD funds holding GREAT companies and GREAT ASSETS. Some pay NICE yields spun out regularly. Sure there are risks. Please check it out. MS, Amkeer, LR. etc.......am I whacked????

CLOSED END FUNDS - do they make sense?

edit - fixed typos

[ December 18, 2004, 11:41 AM: Message edited by: Pablo ]

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#376829 - 12/18/04 03:29 AM Re: Investors....come in please!
Amkeer Offline


Registered: 05/06/03
Posts: 2414
Loc: Florida
Pabs,

I am burnt out! Between the kids, holidays and grouchy customers, I need a break! My brain isn't fuctioning at the moment! [I dont know]

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#376830 - 12/18/04 03:57 AM Re: Investors....come in please!
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46551
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Amkeer - I can relate - Christmas fest every night - kids out of school = I have to work up until the 24th - our 19th wedding anivesery is the 21st.....shikes!!

At least I started my Christmas shopping today!

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#376831 - 12/18/04 04:56 AM Re: Investors....come in please!
Amkeer Offline


Registered: 05/06/03
Posts: 2414
Loc: Florida
We just had our 12th anniversary on the 12th. [Big Grin] Hey at least you started shopping! I will start this week. [Wink]

1000th reply on this thread! [HAIL 2 U!] [Cheers!]

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#376832 - 12/19/04 06:50 PM Re: Investors....come in please!
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46551
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
1001 ways to leave your wallet

Some pop this AM.

Is MOBL breaking out...what could this be???

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#376833 - 12/19/04 10:00 PM Re: Investors....come in please!
Last_Z Offline


Registered: 10/21/02
Posts: 2790
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Proud to be part of BITOG's longest thread!
Likely to continue to grow since the topic renews itself 5 days a week!

This thread is also fixing to be one year old (next month).....I remember I started it by screwing my portfolio badly! [Mad]

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#376834 - 12/19/04 10:04 PM Re: Investors....come in please!
Last_Z Offline


Registered: 10/21/02
Posts: 2790
Loc: San Antonio, TX
quote:
Originally posted by Pablo:


Is MOBL breaking out...what could this be???

HA!

Could 05 be MOBL's year? To be honest, 04 was a very good year for a company that was almost non-existent in 03. We'll see what the new year brings!

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#376835 - 12/20/04 01:52 AM Re: Investors....come in please!
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46551
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
I guess MOBL is trying....

Gotta love my global bond CEF's !!

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