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re: Oil prices dropping - Could it stop the Exxon hysteria in the Woodlands - Big Saint
Yeah.... Exxon isn't going anywhere....


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re: BP Stock - Big Saint
Check out TTTs thread about buying some XOM a little further down the first page. Lots of good info. In short, I'd stay away from BP. There are other integrated oil companies you could invest in that are better options in my opinion. ...


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re: Time to buy some XOM? - Big Saint
BP has dropped at least one drill ship and is talks concerning two more. I haven't heard anything about them dropping any platforms or head count at this point though....


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re: ROTH and Vanguard - Should I use them? - Big Saint
I like Fidelity better and they have no cost etfs and funds like vanguard but to each his own. They both are great options....


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re: Done Deal...Halliburton buys Baker Hughes for $34.6B - Big Saint
[quote]isn't the sell price around 70[/quote] Sell price is $78 and some change. Every share of BHI will turn into 1.12 shares of HAL plus an additional $19 for each share. Yeah it should be a very good deal for him getting in at $62....


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re: Done Deal...Halliburton buys Baker Hughes for $34.6B - Big Saint
Yeah I assume they wouldn't be betting $3.5B if they didn't have confidence in it going through. ...


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re: Done Deal...Halliburton buys Baker Hughes for $34.6B - Big Saint
What are the chances this doesn't close though? I agree with buying the stock itself just curious about peoples' thoughts regarding regulators approving the deal....


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re: Done Deal...Halliburton buys Baker Hughes for $34.6B - Big Saint
[quote]Slb does lots of directional drilling and logging in the gulf [/quote] Yeah they pretty much own Chevron deepwater work in this dept and their wireline division is used by everyone in deepwater....


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re: Just on CNBC- Halliburton in talks to BUY Baker Hughes - Big Saint
Wonder how many guys are going to get laid off....


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re: Just on CNBC- Halliburton in talks to BUY Baker Hughes - Big Saint
Yes sure did....


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re: Let's talk about BP - Big Saint
Yeah I wasn't gunna bring that up... haha ...


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re: Let's talk about BP - Big Saint
Just look for the ex dividend date. You have to own it the day before that and you will collect....


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re: Let's talk about BP - Big Saint
Yep or RDS-B. I'm honestly not sure what the difference is. Voting rights or something....


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re: 30k windfall - Big Saint
10k in an admiral shares fund of your preference. Use another 10k to average in over whatever time frame makes you comfortable and put the last 10k in the emergency fund until you know you'll either continue renting or buy a house after work has moved you....


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re: Let's talk about BP - Big Saint
Halliburton is an oil and gas services company. Smaller than SLB with slightly less global presence. I'd own SLB if you were looking into that type stock but you'd be better off with a major if you're looking for less volatility. The up and down movements of oil prices don't hurt them as much as the...


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re: Let's talk about BP - Big Saint
[quote]Don't forget about COP![/quote] Absolutely right! Forgot about them. As far as the others , stay away from Petrobras. Don't know enough about the others. SLB is way more global than North America although they have a large presence in North America. The refiners were killing it l...


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re: Let's talk about BP - Big Saint
I'd go with Shell, Exxon, or Chevron instead. ...


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re: Pre-tax and Post-tax 401k contributions - Big Saint
[quote]Post tax is better when you are making more money because it lowers your taxable income.[/quote] ???? Post tax doesn't lower taxable income. ...


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re: To roll or not to roll over 401k - Big Saint
What's the old 401k invested in? Most plans have some form of index or total market tracking funds not individual stocks so rolling it to your new one wouldn't change much unless there are drastically different investment options between the two plans. ...


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re: Stock market twitter follows - Big Saint
Double post ...


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