TMFSandman

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Wed Feb 21

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TMFSandman posted to the Inside Value boards. 10:13 AM

Fri Feb 16

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TMFSandman replied to the Investing Beginners board. 8:19 PM

Re: Secondary Offerings

Companies have three ways to raise money: through earnings, issuing debt, or selling more shares. As a passive investor in a company one of the things you're buying is a management you presumably trust is raising funds in an intelligent [more]

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TMFSandman replied to the Investing Beginners board. 12:52 PM

Re: stock splits

The charts correct for the split. So if on August 1 (I'm making the date up) the stock had a 2 for 1 split and the close price was $45, the chart would be redrawn so that the price on August 1 was $22.50 going forward, and all prices prior to [more]

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TMFSandman replied to the Investing Beginners board. 11:01 AM

Re: stock splits

Charts correct for stock splits. Many charts have a feature where you can turn on a display showing where stock splits occurred. Morningstar's has such a feature, for example.

If you look just at 1998, a time near the height of a stock [more]

Thu Feb 15

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TMFSandman replied to the Investing Beginners board. 6:57 PM

Re: Buy outs

Why would you, as a BWW shareholder, get to vote on how the stock was exchanged. If I owned the company who was acquiring BWW, I wouldn't want BWW's shareholders to be the ones who decide how I handle their shares (cash, stock, or combo). [more]

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TMFSandman replied to the Investing Beginners board. 6:47 PM

Re: Does a stock disappear?

Here's a good overview on what the OTC markets (aka Pink Sheets) are:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OTC_Markets_Group


You have the major exchanges, like [more]

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TMFSandman replied to the Investing Beginners board. 4:59 PM

Re: Buy outs

These things are generally always put to a shareholder vote. The thing is, as an individual investor, likely you aren't a majority shareholder so even if you vote no on the merger, you'll get outvoted. Many times there is already a majority [more]

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TMFSandman replied to the Investing Beginners board. 4:50 PM

Re: Does a stock disappear?

So just to follow up...what happens if they do not declare bankruptcy, and/or they get bought out? Does the company just languish on forever on the exchange with absolutely no action at all?


Sure, it could if it wanted to and [more]

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TMFSandman replied to the Investing Beginners board. 1:16 PM

Re: 401k

If you're happy with the fund choices and the fees are reasonable there's no rush to roll it over into an IRA. Usually the primary motivating factors for rolling it over are theses two things.

I rolled over a fairly large 401(k) when [more]

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TMFSandman replied to the Investing Beginners board. 1:12 PM

Re: Buy outs

Usually when a company is bought out a premium is offered, which can be 20% to 30% above the current market price. Whether that's a good or bad thing depends on what you think the the stock is worth. For example, when Michael Dell took Dell [more]

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TMFSandman replied to the Investing Beginners board. 1:00 PM

Re: Does a stock disappear?

It looks like GrillIt! shares are trading at $0.0001 a share on the Pink Sheets over-the-counter (OTC) market, where listing requirements are minimal.

Two outcomes that could cause the shares to be delisted from the OTC market would be if [more]

Wed Feb 14

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TMFSandman posted to the Inside Value boards. 5:15 PM

Tue Jan 30

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TMFSandman replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 10:19 AM

Re: Gold Allocation

To pile on to what others said, 10-25% allocation to gold would be quite unusual. If you had worries about inflation that couldn't be taken care of by buying companies with pricing power (ex. Coke, Apple, Starbucks) who are able to raise prices [more]

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TMFSandman replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 10:15 AM

Re: calling in a profitable long call

If you want to own shares you'd exercise the call vs. selling to close. When exercising, you'd need to have the money to buy the shares, which would be the number of call option contracts you own * 100 * the exercise price on the call. This [more]

Mon Jan 29

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TMFSandman replied to the Portfolio Management board. 11:35 AM

Re: traditional ira vs roth vs taxable account

Since you pay taxes before putting money into a Roth vs. paying taxes later when withdrawing, another advantage of a Roth is if you're in a lower tax bracket now than what you think you'll be in retirement. For example, pay a 15% tax rate on [more]

Sun Jan 28

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TMFSandman replied to the Inside Value boards. 12:32 PM

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TMFSandman posted to the Inside Value boards. 12:24 PM

Fri Jan 26

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TMFSandman replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 1:16 PM

Re: How to Invest the Second Time

Where you invest new money should be determined by what quality companies at the time are selling at good prices. Ideally you should be researching and running valuations of a basket of companies and basing your buy and sell decisions off of your own [more]

Thu Jan 25

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TMFSandman replied to the Portfolio Management board. 4:49 PM

Re: what is a portfolio really?

I think diversification is only relevant across your entire portfolio. You'll be living off your entire portfolio, not individual chunks of it.

If you have one account that only has one stock in it what does it matter if that account is [more]

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TMFSandman replied to the Portfolio Management board. 3:36 PM

Re: what is a portfolio really?

So I gather that the sub-portfolio percentage holdings are calculated based on the sub-portfolio not on the "total portfolio"? This is how I do it but have recently been wondering if that is the way to do it?


Sure, if [more]

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