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Old 10-04-2011, 08:23 AM   #161
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Adding to DVY yesterday at the close. Likely do more today.
Thanks to FIDO, I'm scaling in at 10 shares per pop with zero cost.
This stash is getting big....Looking into becoming a market maker for DVY.
Took in nice 3.74% div last week. (quarters worth)
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:20 AM   #162
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Adding to DVY yesterday at the close. Likely do more today.
Thanks to FIDO, I'm scaling in at 10 shares per pop with zero cost.
This stash is getting big....Looking into becoming a market maker for DVY.
Took in nice 3.74% div last week. (quarters worth)
Nice, I didn't know Fido offered that. I just picked some up myself. Thanks.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:10 PM   #163
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I just watched my recording of Strategy Session. Interesing point:
The industry is looking at this

S&P:
10/03/2008 -Closed at 1099.23
yesterday -Closed at 1099.23

VIX:
10/03/2008 - 4514
Yesterday - 4545

What happened for the week after in 2008 - S&P went from 1099 to 899
They said to watch for a bear mkt today, and like I said earlier someone mentioned last week he sees the S&P going to 999 this month, then starting to bounce back up.

So, after the bounce I may xfer some funds in my 401K from fixed to growth.
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:56 PM   #164
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Well, I'm as dumb as ever and just sitting through another mess.
Same here. Just took a quick look and I'm barely up for the year, so not horrible compared to some. But will go negative soon at the rate were going. Thank god for med's.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:10 PM   #165
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My toast got a little burned, i.e. my recent purchase of 100 BHP shares. The dividend just paid took a little of the pain away. C'est la vie.
Not buying anything else right now, although it is very tempting. I'll behave and pay my recently delivered $3300 school tax bill in full instead.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:56 PM   #166
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I just watched my recording of Strategy Session. Interesing point:
The industry is looking at this

S&P:
10/03/2008 -Closed at 1099.23
yesterday -Closed at 1099.23

VIX:
10/03/2008 - 4514
Yesterday - 4545

What happened for the week after in 2008 - S&P went from 1099 to 899
They said to watch for a bear mkt today, and like I said earlier someone mentioned last week he sees the S&P going to 999 this month, then starting to bounce back up.

So, after the bounce I may xfer some funds in my 401K from fixed to growth.
Interesting factoids..
Very possible we may not repeat that last tumble to 999. The rally may have begun today..(fingers crossed)
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:07 PM   #167
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I always thought of SKF as a day traders tool, as they reset it everyday?
I lost my faith in banks more than a year ago. Wachovia was my Waterloo. I bought and continued to buy SKF. Plan to sell it at 100. I won't recoup all my losses but it sure will help.
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Interesting factoids..
Very possible we may not repeat that last tumble to 999. The rally may have begun today..(fingers crossed)
Or maybe a dead cat bounce... I would be more encouraged had it been more of a rally.

But then, my crystal ball is notorious for failing me at times like this.
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My CISO seems to be doing something. Wow, what a change!
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:25 AM   #170
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:43 AM   #171
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I ended up 2+ % this month by trading a little. Bought and sold CMG, PNRA, NLY and BMY. Bought 500 shr of T @ 28.25 yesterday.
Re: T If it is your IRA account, it went x-div today. You can sell some covered calls. Dec/2011/29.00 are fetching $.90. You get the Div, $450, and another $0.75 if it is assigned, all in less than 3 months.

2.08 / 28.25 = 7.3%
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My CISO seems to be doing something. Wow, what a change!
Do you mean CSCO? I'm just wondering if cloud computing is just another hype. Logically, I would think storage companies and ISP companies should benefit the most and in case of smart phone, the carriers. Much like Apple and their suppliers. To me CSCO and HPQ will be supplier to cloud computing. But I may be wrong. I'm still on the fence with about 25K in cash to invest in stocks. I'm planning buying little bit of energy (nature gas), banking, tech, and DVY equally. I'm not ready to dive in as of yet and part with retirement fund cash but with 1% interest in ING savings account, I want something more.
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Do you mean CSCO? I'm just wondering if cloud computing is just another hype. Logically, I would think storage companies and ISP companies should benefit the most and in case of smart phone, the carriers. Much like Apple and their suppliers. To me CSCO and HPQ will be supplier to cloud computing. But I may be wrong. I'm still on the fence with about 25K in cash to invest in stocks. I'm planning buying little bit of energy (nature gas), banking, tech, and DVY equally. I'm not ready to dive in as of yet and part with retirement fund cash but with 1% interest in ING savings account, I want something more.
Also, companies (CSCO, AAPL) sitting on huge piles of cash may be viewed as safe havens in times like these.
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I'm just wondering if cloud computing is just another hype.
Not sure how many companies will figure out how to make money at it, but cloud computing itself is not hype.
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I'm just wondering if cloud computing is just another hype. Logically, I would think storage companies and ISP companies should benefit the most and in case of smart phone, the carriers.
So far as I can tell (admittedly not far), cloud computing is just a euphemism for the centralized data processing that computing designers keep trying and trying to revive in the face of its long, continuous decline since the introduction of personal computers. People like being in charge of their own systems, so I don't see it getting far.
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So far as I can tell (admittedly not far), cloud computing is just a euphemism for the centralized data processing that computing designers keep trying and trying to revive in the face of its long, continuous decline since the introduction of personal computers. People like being in charge of their own systems, so I don't see it getting far.
What might change the game is the increasing reliance on mobile devices rather than traditional desktop/laptop PCs.
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So far as I can tell (admittedly not far), cloud computing is just a euphemism for the centralized data processing that computing designers keep trying and trying to revive in the face of its long, continuous decline since the introduction of personal computers. People like being in charge of their own systems, so I don't see it getting far.
It's hard to say. Seems a lot of folks just want to turn on the darn machines and have em work properly. My mom still thanks me for loading her email software program on her computer.

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What might change the game is the increasing reliance on mobile devices rather than traditional desktop/laptop PCs.
That's what I'm afraid of. As more and more people relied on companies to provide for their computing tasks, they become a slave to such. Just like my kids could divide or figure out percentage without a calculator. Also, they don't know the fundamentals to computing. They had a nerved to call me an antique when they saw key punch machine at Smithsonian in DC. I spent half of my college career in compiled room waiting for the printout only to discover there were a syntex error in beams and column calculation program because I was typing the cards in a machine that was on the last leg of the ribbon life.
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Yes CSCO, sorry about that. But it was up 58 cents, better than it going down.
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Yes CSCO, sorry about that. But it was up 58 cents, better than it going down.
Don't you just hated when a stock goes down few days after you bought it? It's good think I going for long term on value stock rather than quick get rich and get out strategy.
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