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April 2013



Sell in May?

April 30, 2013 – Comments (12) | RELATED TICKERS: MAY.DL2

Worked 4 out of the last 5 years.  I did try to get a "buy in May and stay I say" chant going last year, but it didn't take, although in hindsight it was the right thing to do.  Personally I am hoping more for a sideways moving market to consolidate gains and let earnings catch up.  I suspect any dips will be bought up by those on the sidelines dying to get in.



Nice Earnings for PVR

April 25, 2013 – Comments (10) | RELATED TICKERS: PVR.DL , BBEPQ , MMLP

I have been advising PVR since 2008 (along with many other MLPs and BDCs).  But I always dreaded earnings day for them.  They always just seemed to miss, but its yield always kept me in the company.  [more]



Finally someone with guts to go after Corzine

April 23, 2013 – Comments (14) | RELATED TICKERS: G , UTSI

I have blogged many times and even gotten into heated arguments with others about the culpability of Jon Corzine.  I also charged that he was getting a free pass just because of who he was.  The SEC, the CFTC, the US AG all leaving him alone.  Finally the trustee for MF's BK is showing the guts to hold Corzine accountable.  [more]



Other's Feelings?

April 19, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: NAI.DL , L , ED

Since this was the topic of a TMF Post of the Day here:, I am curious of other's feelings regarding the capture of Tsarnaev.  Personally I thought it was important to capture him alive, mainly because there is then a chance to actually find out what the whole reason was for the bombings.  If I was a victim I would want to at least know why.  Killing him would probably have left too many unanswered questions.  [more]



Finally Love for Xerox?

April 11, 2013 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: LUV , XRX

I have been accumulating shares of Xerox for awhile, as well as selling puts.  My thesis is best stated in this thread:  [more]



If you Read it Please Rec it

April 10, 2013 – Comments (10) | RELATED TICKERS: R , E , C

I have been blogging here since 2008.  Back then there was active blogging.  Many blogs would get double digit recs easy. Lately most blogs are lucky to get 2-3 recs.  I don't care if you agree with me.  I do care if people are at least reading what is being written.  I have read some really really good blogs only to see 2 recs.   [more]



North carolina to tax parents if kids vote democrat?

April 05, 2013 – Comments (12) | RELATED TICKERS: SH , AME

At the moment North Carolina is straight Republican.  However they don't forget how President Obama won that state by the slimmest of margins in 2008 and it was the result of the "youth" vote.  Now to prevent that happening again there is a bill in a Republican controlled Congress to actually tax the parents of kids who vote from their college address.  [more]



What stage are we in for a BULL market?

April 03, 2013 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: B , UL , L

Basic rule of thumb is a bull market has three legs. The first leg, just throw darts at a chart and anything goes up (2009-2010).  2nd leg there are plenty quality picks just need to do some research (2011-2012).  Third leg, it takes a lot of digging to find those quality stocks.  Are we at that third leg?    [more]



AAPL needs to do a stock split

April 02, 2013 – Comments (25) | RELATED TICKERS: AAPL

I submit AAPL just needs to do a 10 for 1 stock split.  It is time to put it in reach of the average retail investor and small trader range.  One of the things to be able to do is to "trade" around one's holdings with options.  The problem is 1 contract equals 100 shares, and at $430 a share that keeps many people away.  Can't sell covered calls nor sell puts.  But you do a 10 -1 split I think you will actually see the stock climbing again.  A simple split will open value.  [more]

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