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The Investment Thread (stocks, bonds, real estate, retirement, just not gold)

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by BMBiology, May 2, 2013.

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  1. pezdispenser

    pezdispenser 10+ Year Member

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    Oh it's back at $417 again. Do you own any other stocks??
     
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  3. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 "Bubs Depot!" 10+ Year Member

    Has anyone ever flown on Air India? Is it as janky as I imagine or is it relatively nice?

    They have a nonstop roundtrip from Newark to London Heathrow for $486. Includes 2 checked bags, meal, and complimentary liquor/wine. And on the new 787 Dreamliner.

    The next cheapest is a $590 flight on United. The airline where you can get bloodied and dragged off on the whim of a flight attendant.

    Nonetheless, the too good to be true detector is going off. Why is this so cheap?
     
  4. samuricool

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    Yes, but you can also get a huge court settlement. Speed up that retirement plan.


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    Any female traders here?
     
  6. samuricool

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    Human trafficking is illegal.


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  7. wucool33

    wucool33 New Member 10+ Year Member

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    ALL Asian airlines have better service than their American counterparts, even their budget airlines are better than our regular airlines. It was a nice surprise the first time I booked an obscure Asian airline. I haven't looked back since. I've never flew with Air India, but as long as their safety record is good, then I wouldn't hesitate one bit to book them.
     
  8. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 "Bubs Depot!" 10+ Year Member

    That's not always true. A lot of Chinese carriers are terrible. Not sure what to expect of our air india. Online reviews are incredibly mixed.
     
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  10. wucool33

    wucool33 New Member 10+ Year Member

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    I have had decent experiences with Chinese ones lol what happened with you?
     
  11. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 "Bubs Depot!" 10+ Year Member

    Nothing, I'm just going off of skytrax and zagat ratings.
     
  12. Momus

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    Probably got dragged off the plane coz he is white.
     
  13. msweph

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    Ptla win for me today!

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  14. Dred Pirate

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    exactly Cebu airlines (philippines) is only good if you are under 5'8" - damn the seats are close together

    Al Nipon - has horrible food!!!!!!! (well horrible if you are an american and don't like japanese food) - I don't trust seafood on a plane
     
  15. PharmDBro2017

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    Nice.


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  16. gwarm01

    gwarm01 7+ Year Member

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    I saw the FDA approval and checked their stock.. looks nice! Wish I had some of that instead of NEOS.

    The only decent trade I've made lately was AMD. Everything else has been steadily losing or just barely moving ahead (ahem, Kroger..). This is why I usually give my money to an investing robot to determine what's best.
     
  17. msweph

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    I almost bought neos. No idea why it ripped with approval
     
  18. Momus

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    Betterment or wealth front?

    I personally use Vanguard coz I'm cheap lol.
     
  19. gwarm01

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    Vanguard for sure. Most of my "investing" has just been through my retirement plan, but I've had some money just sitting in a savings account earning a whopping 0.01% interest rate that I've been putting into stable, steady companies.
     
  20. Dred Pirate

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    didn't it go up like 55% today? I guess the downside was if the approval didn't come through - it was essentially worth zero
     
  21. msweph

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    Ptla went up 45-50% with approval. I'm sad I sold 1/3 of my shares for a small 3% gain .... But I wanted to protect myself in case there wasn't approval.

    Neos dipped with approval earlier this week.

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  22. pezdispenser

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    Which companies? I'm looking for ideas. I already have AMZN and GOOG but they've grown to a third of my stock investments (including index funds) so I really need to diversify.

    Get an Ally Online Savings Account. They pay 1.05% interest. You could also buy bonds. I have Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond Index which yields 2.5%. But you have to time your purchases very carefully. If you buy them too high, any downwards movement in the price can easily wipe out the puny 2.5% yield and then some.
     
  23. BMBiology

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    Oh you just got some Amazon stocks? Got it in Dec 2014 when it was just $300.

    And yes, selling WAG @90 proved to be right. It is just $76 today. Sad for WAG pharmacists.




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  24. pezdispenser

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    I only started buying individual stocks last year after I paid off my mortgage and had tons of spare cash to invest. Yeah I thought I was late to the party on Amzn and goog but they've still gone up another 40% in less than a year since I bought them.

    As for WBA, for the past few years I've been selling mine every time it hit $85-90. Then waiting for it to dip into the $70s-low 80s like now, then buying them back with an additional 10% ESPP discount. Rinse and repeat. This strategy has been quite profitable; enough to pay off my mortgage.
     
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  25. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 "Bubs Depot!" 10+ Year Member

    Quick question about rich suburban people.

    So I've noticed this weird phenomenon. There are these small groups of middle aged men. They get dressed up in full regalia bicycle gear like they are in the tour de france. I'm talking skin tight shirts with sponsors on them, ridiculous shorts, expensive looking bikes. I mean to tell you these were bright yellow shirts with the USPS bird on them and they all matched each other. They even had matching wraparound sunglasses. And these fools will take up entire lanes of traffic on my road as they pretend they are professional cyclists racing each other. A line of pissed off people in cars trying to get to work on time behind them. This normally "regular" pisses me off because who the hell bikes down a semimajor thoroughfare...but it pisses me off even more because they just built this huge 4-lane extension on route 202 that includes a 20 mile bike path that they could play out their pretend time pro cyclist fantasies.

    Anyway...

    ...is this a normal phenomenon in the uppity ass suburban world or are the people in my neighborhood just really ****ing weird?

    I'll hang up and listen.
     
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  26. PharmDBro2017

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    Just give em one of these... they won't F with you again

     
  27. Dred Pirate

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    normal around here -
     
  28. PharmDBro2017

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    RAD up 26% today. Who here still has stock?
     
  29. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 "Bubs Depot!" 10+ Year Member

    I guess that buyout is gonna happen afterall.
     
  30. gwarm01

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    Man, I was thinking about putting a lot of money into this but I just didn't have the guts. Any idea when we are expecting to hear news on the merger? I might still get in tomorrow if the stock price isn't too high.
     
  31. Momus

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    It can go 50/50. If you have the balls, go ahead and drop a couple thousand for a possible 50%+ profit at $6-6.50/share buyout or lose 40% by July 7.
     
  32. rxdawg21

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    I literally told my wife Friday I was wanting to buy RAD stock. I have wanted to buy it 3 times and everytime I would have made huge profits. First in pharmacy school when it was <$1 but alas, I didn't want to take extra student loan money out to invest. Then it dropped to $4 after reaching ~$8 and it spiked back up shortly after. And of course last week when on Monday we saw a 30% gain. I put my money on it this time, albeit a day late. If the merger happens (or the stock rallies to $6 before it's announced cuz I will be selling if so) it will be a big win.
     
  33. pezdispenser

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    I saw that this morning and have been trying to figure out what that means for RAD. Honestly, it seems like a pretty good deal still for them. Selling 48% of their stores for 57% (including 325 million fee) of original agreed upon 9 billion deal. But beyond that I really don't know. Probably gonna have to sit and hold the stock and hope it goes back up. I was going to sell today as I didn't want to wait on the announcement and have it be blocked. Always a day late and dollar short I guess.
     
  35. Momus

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    RAD as pharmacy chain operator has just gotten a whole lot weaker. . They can't compete for sh1t. I wouldn't expect a turn around story anytime soon from them. Expect stock to tank even more unless there is a suitor to buy what's left of the company.
     
  36. rxdawg21

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    That is what I am afraid of. I was encouraged that they can buy drugs at cost from Wags distributor for 10 years. I don't know how much that will help them though.
     
  37. samuricool

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    Maybe we see just how serious Amazon is about the pharmacy business.


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  38. msweph

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    Yikea what happened to your shares today?
     
  39. rxdawg21

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    Pretty crappy
     
  40. msweph

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    I feel ya. I have a few as well
     
  41. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 "Bubs Depot!" 10+ Year Member

    That fed reserve lady made me like 2 grand yesterday.
     
  42. LoveWillSaveTheDay

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    I didn't know one could take out extra loan money to invest in stocks. You don't have to put that on your taxes? I thought about doing it a while ago but I thought it would get in the way of my grants...
     
  43. rxdawg21

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    Pretty sure you aren't suppose to. But I took out less than the maximum in loans and doubt they would have found out if I took out the max to invest. Who knows. I also didn't get grants save the local state scholarship for good grades that paid for tuition a few years and the reason I didn't max my loans out those years.
     
  44. BMBiology

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    Did it buy RAD when it was 6? If you still own it, I would recommend selling it. It is not going to get any better. It owe debt up to its neck. It would have gone bankrupted if the fed didn't lower its interest rate to near zero during the Great Recession.

    RAD is in no position to compete with CVS and WAG. Sell while you still can.


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  45. rxdawg21

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    No I bought it in the high 3s and already sold it. Lost about 30%. I wanted to keep it but too much risk it would continue to drop and only hope was to wait years or have another merger offer
     
  46. Momus

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    My leftover cash is getting larger by the day, my networth is at all time high wtf... I really need some crash to put some uninvested money to work. Black swan event/flash crash, can I have it? I want a bear market for a yr or two, damn it!
     
  47. Ackj

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    Ally savings rate gets another bump, up to 1.15% now. How can other banks honestly offer 0.01%? Embarrassing.
     
  48. PolarPop

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    They give you $200 for signing up and keeping the money there for 3 months to offset the crappy interest rates. You can make way more money moving 15k of savings around a few times a year than letting it sit at even 1.2% interest (GS bank now)
     
  49. BMBiology

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    Market timing is a no, no.


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  50. Momus

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    Cash going up to about 10% of my networth now. Keep building spare cash even with half my paycheck going straight to Vanguard... Guess I have to spend more lol
     
  51. msweph

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    I have my emergency fund in ally (40K), and move 15K of it around from time to time for those bonus. After taxes, not really worth the trouble sometimes.
     

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