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Wed Jul 23

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ByrneShill replied to the Canada (General) board. 8:49 PM

Re: BCE to privatize affiliate BA.to

Another option is amazon on demand. The model is a pay per use. I've never tried it so I can't tell the pros and cons, but from what I get you just pay a fee for each movie or tv show you want to watch. Some are free, some arecheap, some are more [more]

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ByrneShill replied to the Canada (General) board. 8:47 PM

Re: Target begging

With amazon prime they pretty much never charge any shipping if ordering from amazon.ca in canada.

For items like clothes, amazon.com has everything that exists; my local mall [more]

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ByrneShill replied to the Canada (General) board. 5:37 PM

Re: BCE to privatize affiliate BA.to

Well, it's about 10$ per month, so you can't really lose that much. Back then when we used to rent VHS and then DVDs, a movie rental used to cost 4$, so if you watch 3 or more movies on netflix per month, you get good value.

If you compare [more]

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ByrneShill replied to the Canada (General) board. 3:30 PM

Re: Target begging

Except for food, I don't remember the last time I bought something from a Brick and mortar store. I'll do some renos next month so I guess I'll have to do a couple trips to home depot, but I'm not exatly looking forward to it.

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ByrneShill replied to the Canada (General) board. 3:27 PM

Re: BCE to privatize affiliate BA.to

Can't do private email right now (I'm at work). Ask your questions here, I'm all for enlightening everyone if possible.

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ByrneShill replied to the Canada (General) board. 2:13 PM

Re: BCE to privatize affiliate BA.to

I'm in the same boat mostly. I don't have a cell phone at all, I use vonage (a cheap VoIP company) for phone, and no TV service (I use netflix and over the air channels). The only service I pay a meaningful amount of money is the internet connection. [more]

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ByrneShill replied to the Canada (General) board. 11:57 AM

Re: BCE to privatize affiliate BA.to

Making a bundle today too. Maybe I should sell right now, but the offer for 0.6371 shares of BCE for every share of BA turns out to be worth 31.56$ currently.

That's a big dividend payer I'm losing though. Kinda hard to replace such a [more]

Wed Jul 16

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ByrneShill replied to the Bank of America board. 11:40 AM

Re: Q2 results

So assuming EPS of 2$, historical P/E around 8-9, we're close to fair valuation.

Given that every market in the world is close to its 52 week high, that would qualify BAC as a hold.

Thu Jul 10

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ByrneShill replied to the Bank of America board. 12:35 PM

Re: I THINK IT WILL!

Are you just throwing numbers at random or what? Lemme do it too:

BAC could go as low as 3$. But it could also go as high as 42.98$. Maybe even 42.99$.

Btw, being allowed to pay a dividend or not has ZERO effect on the long-term [more]

Fri Jun 27

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ByrneShill replied to the Canada (General) board. 2:13 PM

Re: Perpetual

Still holding too, down 50% too.

What news is that? The joint venture thing? I don't see how it's worth a 12% pop in one day.

Fri Jun 20

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ByrneShill replied to the Canada (General) board. 5:10 PM

Re: Global Bond Yields

If rates go up, even moderately, you could lose a hefty sum on long term bonds too. A 100 bpp raise would hurt quite a bit if you're holding 10 years 2.3% federal bonds. You could keep them to maturity, but then you've held them longer then most [more]

Mon Jun 16

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ByrneShill replied to the Bank of America board. 11:40 AM

Re: $50 BILLION AND COUNTING!

Yep. The countrywide buyout ended up costing about 60 bilions to save a 4 bilions investment.

That acquisition is in the leage of AOL-Time Warner as far as bad acquisitions goes. It's easily in the top 10 of bad acquisitions in corporate [more]

Tue Jun 10

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ByrneShill replied to the Canada (General) board. 4:34 PM

Re: Global Bond Yields

But you havea federal pension. Technically, it's pretty much like having 100k's in various term federal bonds. Not everyone has that luxury.

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ByrneShill replied to the Canada (General) board. 3:59 PM

Re: Global Bond Yields

I'm in XDV too, but you can't compare a stock ETF to cash/short term bonds. A better comparison would be the 10 or 30 years bond. I'd bet on XDV beating those puny yields too.

But my point is that nobody, really nobody should buy a 2 years [more]

Mon Jun 9

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ByrneShill replied to the Canada (General) board. 5:50 PM

Re: Global Bond Yields

What's the maturity of these bonds for the yields you cite? Bloomberg give me 0.42%/2.6%/3.44% for 2/10/30 years bonds, so 10 years would be my guess. I have no quick data for canada other than logging into my brokerate account and checking what's [more]

Tue May 20

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ByrneShill replied to the Bank of America board. 11:46 AM

Re: Bank of America's Management must GO!

Book value is the most meaningless value in the investing world. P/BV is therefore the most meaningless metric in investing. This is especially true for banks and insurance companies.

If you hear anyone talk about BV or P/BV, laugh. At least [more]

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