| O-T Lounge|| re: One night in downtown Houston. What should not be missed? - sneakytiger on 12/13/13 at 7:05 pm|
In case it hasn't been mentioned, the Market Square area downtown is nice and will provide a different scene from Midtown which I'm sure has already been recommended 30 times in this thread....
| Money Talk|| re: Boardwalk Pipeline Partners - sneakytiger on 12/11/13 at 11:01 pm|
It depends what your basis is and what your near-term goals are. They're an MLP so their unit price will fluctuate to interest rates similar to that of a bond and I think uncertainty over short-term rates has been putting pressure on their unit price recently. I've been following BWP the last 3-4 ...
| Money Talk|| re: By request: Buying and selling call and put options - sneakytiger on 12/11/13 at 2:44 pm|
I'm buying and exercising puts in this scenario - my broker statement correctly shows cost per share equal to the exercise price, less premium and commissions/fees. I'm just not certain if I get to deduct the premium in my capital gains/losses.
| Money Talk|| re: By request: Buying and selling call and put options - sneakytiger on 12/11/13 at 2:11 pm|
I have been wanting to start a similar thread re: the tax treatment of option premiums - so I apologize if this is somewhat off-topic, but I will go ahead and ask here:
Can I include the premium in the cost basis of my shares for tax purposes, assuming I exercise the option and sell/buy-back the ...
| Money Talk|| re: Shell shit-cans GTL plant in Geismar - sneakytiger on 12/7/13 at 11:47 pm|
That's the one. They haven't formally committed to it, but I think it's a go. It's absolutely critical infrastructure for the region and if Shell doesn't build it someone else will....
| Money Talk|| re: Shell shit-cans GTL plant in Geismar - sneakytiger on 12/7/13 at 10:18 am|
I think it was either this GTL plant or the big ethane cracker up in PA. The cracker won....
| Money Talk|| Shell shit-cans GTL plant in Geismar - sneakytiger on 12/6/13 at 1:30 pm|
Unfortunate news for the SLA area and hopefully not a harbinger of more to come. SIAP....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Dixie, La family discovers their faucet water is flammable - sneakytiger on 12/3/13 at 9:32 pm|
Your link doesn't work, but here's a good read for anyone that has 10 minutes to kill:
Cliff notes: Guy build house in the country and drills his own water well, which *gasp* produces natural gas...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Punta Cana, DR vs. St. Lucia for Honeymoon Destination - sneakytiger on 12/3/13 at 8:06 pm|
The food was way better than I expected. I had terrible expectations based on a previous Sandals experience in Jamaica, so I guess my expectations weren't the best, but I left La Toc with a good impression. I'm a bit of a food snob so that's saying something.
Another tip is to focus really, r...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Punta Cana, DR vs. St. Lucia for Honeymoon Destination - sneakytiger on 12/2/13 at 9:50 pm|
Stayed at Sandals La Toc a couple Junes ago... nothing short of amazing. We took a day trip to the Grande and while it was nice, we didn't feel like we were missing out. Personally I thought the beach and overall scenery was nicer at La Toc, but you can't go wrong with either. La Toc is probably ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Costa lens replacement - sneakytiger on 11/24/13 at 10:04 am|
I cracked a lense on a 5+ year old pair, sent them in and they let me pick any pair I wanted as a replacement for 75 bucks....
| Money Talk|| re: Southerners load up on car loan debt - sneakytiger on 11/20/13 at 12:18 pm|
The majority of companies I've seen lease their truck fleets, including my current employer. Keep that shite off the balance sheet. :lol:...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Why do diesel prices not fluctuate with gasoline? - sneakytiger on 11/10/13 at 7:49 pm|
This. The US has to compete and pay the going rate on the global diesel market, whereas the RIN standards limit the marketability of regular gasoline overseas....
| O-T Lounge|| re: All inclusive resort recommendation - sneakytiger on 11/3/13 at 8:02 am|
Sandals la toc on St. Lucia. Simply awesome....
| Fantasy Sports Board|| re: Flex help - I'm stumped - sneakytiger on 11/2/13 at 6:40 pm|
It's pretty slim. Is Kerley an option? Le'veon Bell?...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| re: Flex help - I'm stumped - sneakytiger on 11/2/13 at 5:46 pm|
Whoops. Should have read Garvin :lol:
GARCON! Autocorrect... :angry:...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Flex help - I'm stumped - sneakytiger on 11/2/13 at 4:47 pm|
I'm paralyzed with too many options, none really stick out. D brown, B bolden, R Helu, Colston or E royal?
Do I take insurance on Ridley with Bolden?
My gut says D Brown or Royal have good upside considering the matchups. Colston an...
| Money Talk|| re: Just bought 40 acres - sneakytiger on 10/30/13 at 7:45 pm|
My background is on the pipeline side of the E&P world, but it seems crazy that they could drill without getting a temporary easement from the surface owner....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Lets play Traffic Signal Trivia.... - sneakytiger on 10/29/13 at 12:40 pm|
fricking this x 1000. Every other driver in Houston does this and drives me absolutely insane. Twice as many cars could get thru an intersection if people would pay attention, hit the gas, and GO. I look forward to driverless cars... We don't need to expand roads and freeways, we need more efficie...
| Money Talk|| re: Maybe wrong board but here goes...I cannot stand to fly, I don't - sneakytiger on 10/23/13 at 6:01 pm|
I'm like this as well. I've done a discovery flight in two seater, single prop plane with no issue and actually enjoyed it, but when AA flew me through and around a tropical storm in their shit-can MD-80 coming home from vacation in the Caribbean, I was on the verge of a panic attack. I also hate ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What's your favorite ride in Disney World? - sneakytiger on 10/23/13 at 5:52 pm|
Splash mountain for me. It's like It's a Small World but creepy and with a slight dash of racism. I love riding it at night....
| O-T Lounge|| Anyone still use Sirius/XM? What do you pay /month? - sneakytiger on 10/22/13 at 6:27 pm|
I pay close to $250 annually, ~$20/month. I've been kicking around cancelling it altogether since I mainly listen to ESPN and music that I can now get via free apps on my phone. The only thing holding me back is the NFL and CFB games, but I really only use it for that 2-3 times a year. Should I c...
| Money Talk|| re: Investing in an oil well - sneakytiger on 10/15/13 at 7:29 pm|
What do you know about the company? What are they projecting as net return for a share of working interest?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Fellow OT CPAs post your last minute client rants here - sneakytiger on 10/15/13 at 6:33 pm|
So glad I never got into tax work... I'm a big 4 refugee currently in industry and loving just about every second of it :cheers:...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Enhancing Game-day Experience Suggestions [Lengthy] - sneakytiger on 10/14/13 at 6:24 pm|
[quote]LSU has used it for many years from Downtown.
I've used it twice in the last two years, and while it's great for avoiding the hassle and cost of parking, you still have to sit in the same traffic as everyone else and the buses only run 4 hours before the game and 1 hour after, w...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Enhancing Game-day Experience Suggestions [Lengthy] - sneakytiger on 10/14/13 at 1:07 pm|
The bottom line is this - the gameday experience is nothing short of a total clusterfrick. There are major issues with traffic getting to/from the game, excessive fees for parking, etc, and a complete lack of organization and service that have reached a breaking point where the games are no longer e...
| More Sports Board|| re: Louisiana fans may be quick to blame refs...but anyone who watched NO vs NE - sneakytiger on 10/14/13 at 9:26 am|
The personal foul call on Jenkins on that pass over the middle was huge as well... Surprised it isn't being mentioned much here. I was out having dinner and wanted to sling my plate across the restaurant when I saw that absolute joke of a call. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: LSU/Saints fans, rank these finishes in terms of teh suck - sneakytiger on 10/13/13 at 7:28 pm|
LSU / Tenn. 2005...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: What do you eat with Ketchup that is socially frowned upon? - sneakytiger on 10/10/13 at 12:18 pm|
Popeye's biscuits... is that weird...
| Money Talk|| re: Time to dump Tesla? - sneakytiger on 10/3/13 at 12:25 pm|
This isn't exclusive to Tesla cars or even EV's... I can think of 2-3 people that have told me they know someone with a new Mercedes or other brand new high-end, high-tech vehicle that have suddenly burst into flames due to electrical issues. I think it's pretty common.
edit - I guess this somew...