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Orca

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« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2014, 05:22:39 pm »
Orca what fortunes do you see in your crystal ball for CML this year?

Unfortunately she has run too hard and reached the peak of her mountain. Nowhere to go but down from here. The TOPI is back to the level last seen in the beginning of November. The Indi is trending down. This means that Coronation's profits are following that trend.
The next set of results would not be near the comparative results of last year. I am dreading those results as I have most of my pension money in CML.
On the positive side, Investors understand this and are still buying albeit at a lower pace keeping her flat. Pricing in??
They will still win the most Plexcrowns and be voted the best Investment Co for a long time to come. So long term, she might just plod along up at a slower rate.   
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« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2014, 05:44:11 pm »
Arrggg ..

It only hit me now...this is the first time you got CML wrong, u predicted R90 end of 2013.  :frustrated:  :frustrated:

Give us your call for end Jul and end 2014...

Ja. Rub it in my face jaDeb. I have stated that her run is over for 2 months now. I have been with her since 2009 and she has done me well. Perhaps I should rather say "Superbly Well". She has quadrupled (4*) my pension money since 2009.
I have been promoting CML for years now and must move on to my next gem. MTA  :TU:   
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« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2014, 05:50:40 pm »
No rubbin, you have done well. I think there is a few people on the "other site" that owe's you a thank you. I should have listened to you long time ago, but I was to late, and I get bored to quickly.
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« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2014, 06:01:42 pm »
No rubbin, you have done well. I think there is a few people on the "other site" that owe's you a thank you. I should have listened to you long time ago, but I was to late, and I get bored to quickly.

I sure noticed that you get bored very quickly hence the gambling with gold stocks.  :frustrated:
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« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2014, 06:54:46 pm »
Now that I'm retired, I have to look after my health and not just sit around getting fat and entertaining coronary infarction's. Not yet 60 and most people say I look 45 at most.  :)
Started jogging 1km uphill and back down. In the evenings when I go to the kitchen for a refill of my wine glass, I do 20 squats as the table there has a good height to hold onto.
Last night I did 140 squats which equates to 7 glasses of wine. Now I read that 1 glass of dry white has nearly 2 000 calories. Can this be true? Don't think so but surely 20 squats will negate each glass of wine's calories don't you think?
Woke up this morning and could hardly walk due to the pain in my calves, thighs and buttocks. So in a Catch 22 situation now. Can't stop the exercises and enjoy my tipple.  :wall:

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« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2014, 09:50:10 pm »
Oh my, quite a predicament you're in.

Go with the wine/bourbon late evenings, exercise early morning, strenuous workout late evening  - works for me.    O:-)
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« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2014, 08:16:32 am »
I find Battlefield 4 works for me, as the maps are huge. U actually fly planes and choppers, but I run, do not use vehicles.
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« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2014, 06:17:11 pm »
I find Battlefield 4 works for me, as the maps are huge. U actually fly planes and choppers, but I run, do not use vehicles.

So you run? Must be quite fit by now. Good jaDEB.  :))
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« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2014, 06:59:17 pm »
What has been keeping us here in SA is my daughter that lives with us and has a boyfriend. She has a good job as a Payroll Clerk but cannot afford to rent here in Cape Town as rentals are very high. Nothing under R4800.00 for a one bedroom flat. (no furniture)
She surprised us by saying that she will be resigning at month end and joining her 2 sisters in the UK and leaving her BF behind here.
Strange as they are in love and tight. Don't wanna ask for details. Never interfere. He doesn't have an EU passport.
They have just left to go out together now. Hence the pause.

Anyway. Four years ago, I paid R3 800.00 for her passport. Now I have to get mine. How much will it cost me now. 40% more will be R5 340. Eish. And it will keep going up with the ZAR value. Sorry. I should say Nkandla value. Perhaps we should rename the Rand to Nkandlas. So it will cost me Nkandlas 5 340.







 
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« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2014, 07:18:20 pm »
Oh dear. Just heard that a grade 1 scholar got shot by coloured gangsters in Ellsies River CT. First day of school and all the little kids are frightened now of this big peoples world away from their parents. I feel for them and have tears in my eyes.
I am prepared to pay 10 000 Nkandlas for my passport now.
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« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2014, 06:50:35 pm »
I know it's Saturday and I'm posting. The only reason I know its Saturday is because my alarm went off. Being retired, I never know what day it is and so I set my alarm for Saturdays only and it shouts "bottle store--bottle store...". Bottle stores are closed on Sundays you know.
Anyway, I got good and bad news today. The good news is that my passport price has been dropped to 1 700 Nkandlas. The bad news is that my consulate has been closed down here in CT and now I have to travel to Pretoria to the embassy there. That means more Nkandlas for travel.
Many years ago, I told my wife that I will never ever in my lifetime go to the Transvaal again. No more mealies or mine dumps for me ever.
Sadly, I have no choice but to go back. May as well make it exiting by going by train. The Shongaloza thing looks good. They serve food on it I think. Must Google it now. Perhaps they even have a bar on it.
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« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2014, 08:34:03 am »
I suggest you stay away from Boksburg. Once you here you would want to immigrate here and not Europe.
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« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2014, 08:49:23 am »
The bad news is that my consulate has been closed down here in CT and now I have to travel to Pretoria to the embassy there.

That's not bad news, you can come say hallo, we are quite nice here in Pretoria you know. O:-)
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« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2014, 06:15:08 pm »
In my day Boksburg was akin to Fordsburg and Jeppestown. Kept well away. Rather stomped around Hillbrow.
Pretoria. More pleasant and quieter. Spent 2 years there after my folks volunteered me into the air force. Did not need to go but my Dad said I needed the discipline. Did not work but I did get fit enough to couch wrestle the pretty chicks there much longer. :TU:
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« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2014, 07:04:35 pm »
Into my second month of retirement now. My wife has been doing bookkeeping as to our expenses per month. Strangely, we have spent less now than we did when we worked. Perhaps it is using the car to get to work and back and stopping to buy unnecessary stuff along the way. Working in town also does not help with Pizza Palace and Mug and Bean next to you and so forth.
First month. R12 938.53
Second month. R11 486.10
This includes our R4 900.00 rent and car insurance, DSTV, cellphone contract. No medical aid.
So far so good. Not yet had to sell any stocks and don't foresee selling any this tax year. 




 
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