Archive for the ‘TANSTAAFL’ Category

Maybe Next Time

October 27, 2010

I made good money on IBM way back when they were in the 70’s, but an article today about their $10 billion stock buy back reminds me I would have twice as much if I had held on to it.

Teekay Tankers Ltd. (TNK)

September 21, 2010

Ran across this big dividend play on the Stock Gumshoe site. I’m getting a little nervous about the stock price of high-dividend companies right now. Waiting for a pull back to get in on them. It may be awhile, but should work out well to stick my hand in the cookie jar while everyone is looking elsewhere.

Play the Game Market Game

September 19, 2010

Interesting pitch I read today had me looking at THQ. They used to make some cool games, and they are definitely volatile.  If there is a serious pre-Black Friday panic in the market it might drop low enough to tempt a cheapskate like myself.

Everybody Buys Groceries

September 5, 2010

I got all excited about SuperValu after a Motley Fool article and reading the CAPs opinion. Then I looked at the current statistics and lost interest at the debt ratio. Still, they could pop if  they drop, so keeping an eye out for a drop.

One Things Leads to Another

July 25, 2010

Some of my best returns have come from stocks I run across while checking up on other stocks I’m thinking of dumping. Case in point today is I ran across Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. (SNTA) today in a Motley Fool article that also mentioned the stock I was researching (and no decision on that one, yet, so not mentioning it here). A low-price bio tech that is profitable and not buried in debt. Go figure. Volatile price, though, so I’m going to set a limit buy on a drop and hope it doesn’t drop much further, bounces back up, and skim so “free” stock out of the ride.

Only Jet Where I'm Never Blue

July 24, 2010

I have an eye on Jet Blue (JBLU) only because it is my favorite airline to fly. Of course, I’m still cheap (one of the reason I like flying with them), so I’m hoping for a temporary set back in the stock price to buy.

A Twofer?

June 21, 2010

When Motley Fool and both list the same stocks, I’m not sure whether to be frightened or enthused. Either way, it put LLY back on my watch list.

I'd Rather Fly with Eagles than Sit with Turkeys

June 19, 2010

Ripe for a buy, or ready to fall off the map? AEO came up on my radar watching the Yahoo! Finance Losers for bargains, but I didn’t pull the trigger. OTOH, I’ve done well with retail before…but not every time. Anyway, an article at got me to thinking about them again. What do you think? Try that comment box out below and let me know how it works.

American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC)

May 20, 2010

Too good to be true is always scary. At today’s 21.8% dividend, that is where I see AGNC. But scary is cool and enticing, especially with a Foolish CAP rating of 4 stars. So, I’m going to put an alert at $22 and look again.

What is with Yahoo! Alerts Today?

May 13, 2010

Several false alerts from Yahoo! Alerts today. Must have caught that bug from the stock market last week!