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Fri Jun 27

Blog Comment

ikkyu2 commented on ikkyu2's blog post. 1:53 PM

Seadrill: update 2

It's definitely just a 15 min delay awallejr, I also am subject to it when commenting on main-site articles, I think that everybody is.  I thought they'd banned me too when it first got turned on, but nope.

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ikkyu2 commented on 4percent's blog post. 1:46 PM

Procter & Gamble Dividend Safety Analysis: A Guaranteed 3% Return

Another way of looking at this is Proctor's current price for debt.  Because it is heavily indebted, it is financing its dividend, while its major brands are all losing market share, many to its main competitors

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ikkyu2 commented on ikkyu2's blog post. 1:43 PM

How the economy is doing

Hi Meg!

I think gold can be a lot of things, but never an investment.  An investment can do something called 'organic growth.'  If I invest in Chipotle and they have 6000 restaurants, and next year

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Wed Jun 25

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ikkyu2 added a blog post. 12:41 PM

How the economy is doing

Well, Operation Twist, also known as Quantitative Easing Three, was a great success.  $85 billion a month was "injected" into the capital markets - mainly mortgage markets - and a great deal of worthless paper was [more]

Tue Jun 24

Blog Comment

ikkyu2 commented on TMFPostOfTheDay's blog post. 9:29 PM

Avoiding Investing Trolls

Your points are well taken, especially the ones about the yield hog troll.  I remember New Century and Novastar Financial in 2006.  They were hyped to the rooftops.  They could not but make money.  New Century

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Blog Post

ikkyu2 added a blog post. 9:21 PM

Seadrill: update 2

I have had a 16% gain on Seadrill since I bought it 6 weeks ago.  I was betting they would make the dividend, and they did - and I made a huge bet; I was tiring of standing idle at the sideline so I put half my cash into it, [more]

Mon Jun 23

Blog Comment

ikkyu2 commented on awallejr's blog post. 11:00 PM

My Swan Song

Sorry to hear it.  I just cleared a nice five figures in the last month thanks to your pointing me towards Seadrill.  I was happy that it was a CAPS recommendation.  But this place is sort of a ghost town these

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Blog Comment

ikkyu2 commented on JeffryClarke's blog post. 1:01 PM

Peter Lynch Would Love Barrett Business Services (BBSI); You Should Too

The potential addressable market for the PEO industry is huge.

It is, but California and Oregon are compulsory states.  Every employer that has an employee is already buying comp from

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Wed Jun 18

Blog Comment

ikkyu2 commented on TMFPencils's blog post. 10:25 AM

Thank You, Dad.

Congratulations and mazel tov!  I have enjoyed watching your journey and I am sure bigger and better things are around the corner.  Enjoy these times, they are the ones that really count.

Fri Jun 13

Blog Comment

ikkyu2 commented on inthemoneystock's blog post. 12:51 PM

Airlines Collapse: They Will Bounce Here For Profit

The only advice I ever heard about airline stocks that I liked came from the caption to a chart in one of Jim Cramer's books:

"Never, at any point in the economic cycle, should you own an airline

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Blog Comment

ikkyu2 commented on ikkyu2's blog post. 12:49 PM

Seadrill: update

Er, what I meant to say was "drive up the price and drive the yield down."  Prices and yields move in opposite directions.  Y'all know what I meant ;)

Blog Post

ikkyu2 added a blog post. 12:47 PM

Seadrill: update

Exactly 1 month ago, I posted about Seadrill, in context with the fact that I am not at all bullish on the prospects of the US stock market as a whole.  Seadrill is a company that builds and leases deepwater drillship rigs. [more]

CAPS Outperform Pitch Reply

ikkyu2 commented on ikkyu2's pitch for VXX. 2:19 AM

Or, you know, later.

Tue Jun 10

Blog Comment

ikkyu2 commented on ikkyu2's blog post. 2:11 AM

Reminder

Does no one remember that just 6 years ago - 3/10/09, I think it was - there was an intraday low at 666?

I do, because I had $150K in cash sitting around.  I was so tempted to plow it into the market.

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Sun Jun 8

Blog Comment

ikkyu2 commented on TMFPencils's blog post. 7:15 PM

Pencils IRA Purchase: RetailMeNot (SALE)

This was a really well-written pitch.  I have been using RetailMeNot for years - I learn today that I probably started soon after their founding - but I hadn't known about the mobile app or its 'beacon-like' features.  A

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Caps Pick

ikkyu2 made a pick in CAPS. 7:13 PM

RetailMeNot (SALE) will Outperform the S&P 500

Sat Jun 7

Blog Comment

ikkyu2 commented on ikkyu2's blog post. 3:01 PM

Lumosity: The Last Piece Of Information Big Data Didn't Have About You

Heck, for all I know, the credit card companies may want to measure happiness too.  Happy people spend more money!

Blog Post

ikkyu2 added a blog post. 2:58 PM

Lumosity: The Last Piece Of Information Big Data Didn't Have About You

I read the TMF Post of the Day today - here it is, thanks to Arlene123 - and it got me thinking about a topic I've been meaning to [more]

Tue Jun 3

Blog Comment

ikkyu2 commented on ikkyu2's blog post. 9:35 PM

Reminder

Well, if everyone agreed, we wouldn't need a market.

Blog Post

ikkyu2 added a blog post. 1:59 AM

Reminder

As you recall, my prediction in this space was that the S+P would see 1920; and that then, it would close under 1500 before it closed above 2000.S+P close today was 1924.  I'm sticking by this one. [more]

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