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  1. http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/woman-su...0609-1fu0j.html I don't know if I should laugh or cry?
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    BTA

    Really positive write-up about biotechs (including a lively spiel on BTA) in today's (6 January) Australian Financial Review. Sorry, no link; subscription only (or the 'old-fashioned', printed version...).
  3. So the contention is that it'll go under $2.50? And, unlike a term deposit, one can always sell into a spike; sell put options or covered calls; warrants for leverage - I still can't see what's my risk for the next approx. 16 months? I have / holding a number of all of those thingies mentioned above.
  4. Call me simple-minded if you like, but I just simply can't see why TLS is being so negatively rated. Where else one can get an approx. 12% guaranteed return on one's funds? It is even better (and a lot less risky) than 2nd mortgage lending. Why is this fact being considered as a problem? Whomever been accumulating, their average price is certainly should be only around the $3 mark (bare presumption!), so why is this being perceived as a problem? To me it seems like a 'lay-down misere' opportunity. Some shares are for trading, some for income, some for a short-term, some for a long-term. Whereabouts TLS doesn't fit into this picture? I'm quite happy to receive fully franked dividends twice a year, thank you.
  5. AndrewD01

    BTA

    Bird flu in Hong Kong. See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11782582
  6. The comedian, TIM VINE has won a prize for the funniest joke in this year's Edinborough Fringe. His winning one-liner: "I've just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I'll tell you what, never again." Here are a few more of the top finishers: EMO PHILIPS - "I picked up a hitch-hiker. You've got to when you hit them." JACK WHITEHALL - "I bought one of those anti-bullying wristbands when they first came out. I say 'bought'. I actually stole it off a short, fat ginger kid." GARY DELANEY - "As a kid I was made to walk the plank. We couldn't afford a dog."
  7. Especially when they are trams...
  8. AndrewD01

    AVX

    Yes. I won't vote. The detailed bios didn't impress me the least and we can rest assured that Mr Drona is as good as gone. My itsi-bitsi voting stake wouldn't mean much anyhow.
  9. AndrewD01

    ARW

    It's been a very long wait between drinks, especially for someone like me, who got the shares in 2007. Need I say more?!
  10. AndrewD01

    AVX

    Whereas I totally agree with the removal of Mr Drona, I certainly am not sure about the abilities of the two directors who are being slated to replace the incumbents. So I'll do what I think it's right and I won't vote...
  11. It's from Groucho Marx - Groucho Marx famously said: "Sincerity - if you can fake that you've got it made."
  12. AndrewD01

    AOE

    We must be totally corrupted now if we can consider it wrong that there was no suspicious or insider trading in a company that received an - any - offer. Pretty sad I must say.
  13. In my opinion one always gets what one pays for. If one pays nothing, one could expect nothing in return....
  14. If I may ask - who is providing you with wireless connection for FREE?
  15. OK! Thanks for the advice, of course I will do as you say. Of course in the meantime I would give up on a fully franked dividend yield of almost 19% (at current prices), TLS' dominance in 3G wireless services and the great need of the copper-cable network to a lot of other services than the delivery of house-hold fixed lines. {Lots of other positives to which I don't need to go into - along, as with most companies, the well-known negatives.} I'm sure it's a great feeling to be so sure of oneself...
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