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Pretty sure today was the last day of the year with T+2.

I'd be looking for some serious change of momentum to the upside as tax loss harvesting will be closed out.

Across pretty much all asset classes.
Here's to a better 2023 cheers!
 

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I'm debating as to whether or not I'm going to dump all of my AT&T stock (T). I've been holding onto over 2,000 shares for over a year now and I'm in a positive position, but not by much. My broker likes the 6% dividend and has encouraged me to keep it in my portfolio, but we'll be discussing this more after the new year.

Personally, I think Verizon (VZ) is the better buy. It's way off its 52-week high and appears to have bottomed out. Verizon is also paying a 6% yield.
 

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I'm debating as to whether or not I'm going to dump all of my AT&T stock (T). I've been holding onto over 2,000 shares for over a year now and I'm in a positive position, but not by much. My broker likes the 6% dividend and has encouraged me to keep it in my portfolio, but we'll be discussing this more after the new year.

Personally, I think Verizon (VZ) is the better buy. It's way off its 52-week high and appears to have bottomed out. Verizon is also paying a 6% yield.

VZ a better pick between the 2.
 

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My reasons for dropping AT&T are personal and my broker has recommended that I take the emotional part out of my decision. He's probably right, but AT&T has really pissed me off this past year. I worked for Southwestern Bell/SBC/AT&T for over 33 years and retired in November, 2009. As an active employee and a retiree, I had always purchased AT&T products and encouraged others to do the same. However, this past year changed all of that.

* Strike 1: The only perk I received when I retired was a company-paid life insurance policy that was based on my salary at the time I retired, which was $77,000. This was more of a benefit for my survivors, not me. Earlier this year, AT&T executives decide to cut ALL retiree life insurance policies to a flat $15,000.
* Strike 2: AT&T caved to pressure from the socialist left / Big Tech to terminate the One America News channel from their Uverse channel line-up. This was my family's favorite news channel. Of course, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC,...etc. are still there.
* Strike 3: Earlier this month I placed an order to upgrade my AT&T fiber-fed home from basic internet to their 1GB service. I already had basic internet, U300 Uverse TV, and two home phone lines riding into my house on the fiber drop. Long story short, they screwed my order up so bad that the six technicians they sent out over three weeks could not only complete our upgrade order, but when the order flowed through the system, all of our services were disconnected. We went without service for a total of five days because our old facility assignments were "lost", and the field technicians couldn't restore us without them.

We finally gave up, officially canceled all of our AT&T accounts, called Comcast, placed an order for TV, 1GB internet, and a home phone line (VoIP). Their technician came out the next day and got us up and running on their facilities. We also went down to the local Xfinity store and switched all three of our AT&T cell phones to the Verizon network.

Unfortunately, I've come to the realization that the current AT&T is not the same company I retired from 13 years ago, and it's certainly not the same company that hired me in 1976.
 
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Wonder if this is stalling BOIL a bit?


That should help BOIL run on increasing Nat gas futures.

The wild warm weather is the biggest hold up.

The weekly draw came in well higher than expected and still Nat gas futures are down.

Prob be mid 2nd week of Jan before it turns around barring some wild news.


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My reasons for dropping AT&T are personal and my broker has recommended that I take the emotional part out of my decision. He's probably right, but AT&T has really pissed me off this past year. I worked for Southwestern Bell/SBC/AT&T for over 33 years and retired in November, 2009. As an active employee and a retiree, I had always purchased AT&T products and encouraged others to do the same. However, this past year changed all of that.

* Strike 1: The only perk I received when I retired was a company-paid life insurance policy that was based on my salary at the time I retired, which was $77,000. This was more of a benefit for my survivors, not me. Earlier this year, AT&T executives decide to cut ALL retiree life insurance policies to a flat $15,000.
* Strike 2: AT&T caved to pressure from the socialist left / Big Tech to terminate the One America News channel from their Uverse channel line-up. This was my family's favorite news channel. Of course, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC,...etc. are still there.
* Strike 3: Earlier this month I placed an order to upgrade my AT&T fiber-fed home from basic internet to their 1GB service. I already had basic internet, U300 Uverse TV, and two home phone lines riding into my house on the fiber drop. Long story short, they screwed my order up so bad that the six technicians they sent out over three weeks could not only complete our upgrade order, but when the order flowed through the system, all of our services were disconnected. We went without service for a total of five days because our old facility assignments were "lost", and the field technicians couldn't restore us without them.

We finally gave up, officially canceled all of our AT&T accounts, called Comcast, placed an order for TV, 1GB internet, and a home phone line (VoIP). Their technician came out the next day and got us up and running on their facilities. We also went down to the local Xfinity store and switched all three of our AT&T cell phones to the Verizon network.

Unfortunately, I've come to the realization that the current AT&T is not the same company I retired from 13 years ago.

Never own something you don't like and especially when a comparable alternative is available.

I don't buy tobacco companies despite some being very attractive.
 

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My reasons for dropping AT&T are personal and my broker has recommended that I take the emotional part out of my decision. He's probably right, but AT&T has really pissed me off this past year. I worked for Southwestern Bell/SBC/AT&T for over 33 years and retired in November, 2009. As an active employee and a retiree, I had always purchased AT&T products and encouraged others to do the same. However, this past year changed all of that.

* Strike 1: The only perk I received when I retired was a company-paid life insurance policy that was based on my salary at the time I retired, which was $77,000. This was more of a benefit for my survivors, not me. Earlier this year, AT&T executives decide to cut ALL retiree life insurance policies to a flat $15,000.
* Strike 2: AT&T caved to pressure from the socialist left / Big Tech to terminate the One America News channel from their Uverse channel line-up. This was my family's favorite news channel. Of course, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC,...etc. are still there.
* Strike 3: Earlier this month I placed an order to upgrade my AT&T fiber-fed home from basic internet to their 1GB service. I already had basic internet, U300 Uverse TV, and two home phone lines riding into my house on the fiber drop. Long story short, they screwed my order up so bad that the six technicians they sent out over three weeks could not only complete our upgrade order, but when the order flowed through the system, all of our services were disconnected. We went without service for a total of five days because our old facility assignments were "lost", and the field technicians couldn't restore us without them.

We finally gave up, officially canceled all of our AT&T accounts, called Comcast, placed an order for TV, 1GB internet, and a home phone line (VoIP). Their technician came out the next day and got us up and running on their facilities. We also went down to the local Xfinity store and switched all three of our AT&T cell phones to the Verizon network.

Unfortunately, I've come to the realization that the current AT&T is not the same company I retired from 13 years ago.
I doubt it made you happy when they cut their dividend nearly in half earlier this year either. It's been a long term holding in my family for almost 100 years, under my father's ownership and direction. He wasn't happy about the cut but continues to hold.
 

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2022 and you had 2 home phone lines? Lol wtf
One for the house, and one for the fax machine. With my AT&T retiree discount, I only paid $29 for both.

Our home is a fairly long way away from the nearest cell tower and we have a radiant barrier roof that kills cell signals. Even with wi-fi calling, our cell phones don’t always work well inside the house. Thus, the need to have a land line.

We had a new VoIP line installed by Comcast, but we dropped the extra line for the fax. We’ll just use the main number for that now. Now that I’m retired, the fax machine is not used that often anyway.
 
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My reasons for dropping AT&T are personal and my broker has recommended that I take the emotional part out of my decision. He's probably right, but AT&T has really pissed me off this past year. I worked for Southwestern Bell/SBC/AT&T for over 33 years and retired in November, 2009. As an active employee and a retiree, I had always purchased AT&T products and encouraged others to do the same. However, this past year changed all of that.

* Strike 1: The only perk I received when I retired was a company-paid life insurance policy that was based on my salary at the time I retired, which was $77,000. This was more of a benefit for my survivors, not me. Earlier this year, AT&T executives decide to cut ALL retiree life insurance policies to a flat $15,000.
* Strike 2: AT&T caved to pressure from the socialist left / Big Tech to terminate the One America News channel from their Uverse channel line-up. This was my family's favorite news channel. Of course, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC,...etc. are still there.
* Strike 3: Earlier this month I placed an order to upgrade my AT&T fiber-fed home from basic internet to their 1GB service. I already had basic internet, U300 Uverse TV, and two home phone lines riding into my house on the fiber drop. Long story short, they screwed my order up so bad that the six technicians they sent out over three weeks could not only complete our upgrade order, but when the order flowed through the system, all of our services were disconnected. We went without service for a total of five days because our old facility assignments were "lost", and the field technicians couldn't restore us without them.

We finally gave up, officially canceled all of our AT&T accounts, called Comcast, placed an order for TV, 1GB internet, and a home phone line (VoIP). Their technician came out the next day and got us up and running on their facilities. We also went down to the local Xfinity store and switched all three of our AT&T cell phones to the Verizon network.

Unfortunately, I've come to the realization that the current AT&T is not the same company I retired from 13 years ago.
If you thought at&t was bad, wait until you see how bad Comcast (xfinity) is

My parents just dropped them
 

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So far, Comcast has been awesome. Their technician was out the next day, he had all three services up and running in our house within 3.5 hours, did a clean install, and they even had their buried drop contractor come out the next day to bury the temporary drop that was laid out on top of the ground.

Having previously worked for AT&T, a buried drop ticket normally took at least a week to be be completed…. sometimes several weeks.

When we took our three AT&T cell phones to the Xfinity store, the guy at the front desk unlocked all three phones and put them on the Verizon network within two hours. And we picked up two extra TV remotes for free while we were there. Needless to say, I’m impressed.

Oh, and that voice remote that Comcast uses is just the bomb. Love it!
 
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Out of KOLD, thanks for suggesting. I mean it’s up higher than my sell point but can’t get greedy. With BOIL approaching $15 in premarket, where do you guys look to enter price wise?
 

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Out of KOLD, thanks for suggesting. I mean it’s up higher than my sell point but can’t get greedy. With BOIL approaching $15 in premarket, where do you guys look to enter price wise?

I got out of everything. Got pummeled on Boil and wiped out all of Dec gains lol.

The weather action is very strange. I decided to take the L on Boil because if it really falls apart, they’ll do a reverse split.

Would have had 39k in more gains had I stayed in KOLD until now but that’s the way it goes!


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I decided to hold on BOIL over new years in case of a pop...boy was that dumb lol. It does not look good on the daily
 

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I decided to hold on BOIL over new years in case of a pop...boy was that dumb lol. It does not look good on the daily

It sure doesn’t. I’m going to wait for some sort of catalyst.

I’m even hesitant to get back into KOLD at this price point.


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It sure doesn’t. I’m going to wait for some sort of catalyst.

I’m even hesitant to get back into KOLD at this price point.


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I'm scared of KOLD being oversold on the longer time frames...but it has defied gravity for over $10 now lol. I mean what do ya do
 

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I'm scared of KOLD being oversold on the longer time frames...but it has defied gravity for over $10 now lol. I mean what do ya do

I’d say don’t be greedy and take some profit.

Nat gas could keep going down due to the unusually warm weather. How much more is tough to say.

Barring some sort of incident, I don’t see the price shooting up until some cold weather shows up.


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Ok I’ll stay on the sidelines for a bit. Maybe kold comes back into the teens and I can get back in.

I got a few shares of TQQQ which is at a low, probably the 52wk low. Hoping for a pop into the mid 20s
 

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