Monday, January 23, 2017

Share Price Alert: Hallenstein Glasson Holdings Ltd 4

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Hallenstein Glasson Holdings Ltd [HLG.NZX] Is a stock we clapped eyes on on March 23rd 2016.

It was selling for more or less the same price as it is going for today.

Much has been said in the media as in this story yesterday about listed retailers in general.

I have it that Hallensteins will get a strong number in comparison to other years but its not going to be their best year by far.

All signs point to an upwards trajectory in profit for the coming 12 months.

After that all bets are off.

We are missing out one factor when we talk about stocks - that is, The Trump Factor. 

When we talk about stocks we must always start our sentence with those 3 words and go from there.

What will he say, what will he do.

Should be an interesting year for Hallensteins.

Hallenstein Glasson @ Share Investor

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Share Price Alert: New Zealand Refining Ltd 5 (Update)

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New Zealand Refining Ltd [NZR.NZX

We last looked at this stock back on July 10 2016. It was selling for $2.47 per share.

Now due to this news it is currently up 15c to $2.85.

It will go up and over 3 bucks.

Looks to me like this is a buy all the way to 4 bucks, especially if as promised management will raise the dividend and as they say their days of spending are over (at least for the next 5 years).

I hate to point it out but i did write about this back in July, "this gem is set to rocket when things fall into place".

I think that it will rocket.

Get in while you can.

*Just an addendum to this 2 days ago - even better value now - $2.65

NZR @ Share Investor

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Share Price Alert: Reminder

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Ever since Nov 11 2016 when I picked this stock again (look below at links for more evidence) this little puppy [CEN.NZX] has packed on roughly 50c.

All things point to a healthy return in August 2017 because of the dry season we are experiencing of late.

Some of that may have caught the early risers BUT...

I still think there's some left in the tank yet an with a possible increased dividend to be announced Feb 13 2017,

I would buy up to any under 5 bucks and you should do well out of this little stunner if you were thinking of buying this anyway.

Early risers would have gotten in on this stock back in Nov.

Its been alright for me.

CEN @ Share Investor

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Westpac: Credit Where Credit is Due

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Previously I have had many bad banking experiences.

Now I must avail you to a positive message,

One that has almost left me speechless,

The bank concerned was Westpac Banking Group Ltd [WBC.NZX] .

I didn't previously have a very good opinion of them. I probably still don't.

This happened after many months of tooing and frooing over interest charges and fees on my credit card.

This card was my first credit card and i got it back in 1995 when I graduated from Auckland Uni and it had a picture of the University on it and $1000 in credit.

Fast forward 21 years and I just happen to take up the offer of having my limit extended to $10,000 and for the interest free period extended to 1 year.

What do you know last month a got my bill and attached to it was 2 forms of interest charged.

When i queried it (after going through about 5 people)i got a friendly chap Ike Harris on the line and he told me that Westpac came to their credit card accounts in a different way to other banks - I've had these before, they were for way more money and they didn't cost a cent)

Anyway Ike told me that if you purchased something during the month you would accrue interest, i knew this from before but because of my stroke i forgot about it at the time i made the purchase.

That was OK, I was prepared for this.

What i didn't know is that it wasn't only for THAT month, the interest would continue to accrue for the entire period of the $10,000 loan.

I told Ike that i had free credit cards before and i wasn't charged in this way.

Well Ike said we are different.

Much discussion in my broken English followed as to the seriousness or otherwise of the way they charged their credit cards.


This is what Ike did:

Thanks for getting in touch with us.

Please find attached the information requested when we spoke today.

-a balance transfer of $10,000.00 was completed on 07/03/2016 at 0.00% pa for 12 months

-from that date transactions occurred on the account and were subject to interest charges

-as at today, there is still $1,115.42 of charges subject to interest. We have added these charges onto the balance transfer of $10,000.00 which will also be at the rate of 0.00% pa until the balance transfer expires in March 2017

-interest will begin to accrue on these amounts after 07/03/2017 if they are not paid in full

-you may see a small amount of interest on your next statement as we are part way through this month. I will reverse these charges as they appear

True to his word the interest was reversed and all associated charges dropped.

Ike was a brilliant young man who should be working to help out people because he was patient.

Have you had similar stories with ''free'' credit cards?

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