Okay let me present the graph for AIG, then we’ll discuss why I’m wondering “Is AIG the Stock for the future”!
Wow have you even seen a stock go from such a high valuation to almost a flat line kind of valuation? Kind of scary (luckily Halloween is around the corner!), huh.
And the kicker for this stock is that it doesn’t even have a dividend yield anymore, not to mention the huge reverse stock split it went through in 2009! Seems like this stock is a huge LOSER! Since it doesn’t have a dividend, it’s obviously not a good candidate as a stock for building a “Dividend Stream For Entertainment“, so why am I looking at it?
Because it still has huge “Lottery Ticket” potential!
A reinstatement of their dividend might happen…, although even if it did, there is a good change that it would not be a high payout amount since it wasn’t previously. But for me, I’m more interested in the capital gain potential! My plan is simple, buy a $1,000 worth of shares, and hold it for 5 to 10 years and hope that it increases 500% to 800% (or more) over a 5 to 10 year time frame!
If the stock increased 800% from the current price level ($35.90), that would mean that the future price would be $287.20! So that would mean that if I had $1,000 worth, it would grow to $8,000! While it’s a long shot, it has merit! Let me explain my slightly twisted logic.
- During the “Great Recession”, AIG got hit especially hard since it was one of the bad boys of the entire ordeal! It was so bad, that they US government had to bail them out by buying shares of AIG so that at one point the US government owned over 92% of the company! WOW!
- Today, the US government owns 22% of the company! This is a far cry from the 92% the government use to own! A nice side feature is that the government should end up making a very healthy profit from the bailout payback!
- Once the government sells the rest of the stock, the price should climb substantially! That could mean that the stock price might soar in the near future (perhaps in a few years?)
- The company is refocusing on it’s primary business (insurance) which in and of itself is quite profitable.
- If the company even climbs back to 25% of its previous valuation prior to 2008, we would be very, very happy!
Now for the tie in to a Dividend Stream for Entertainment!
After the US government sells it’s remaining shares, there is a good chance that AIG will reinstate it’s former dividend. If the stock the increases over 800%, this dividend yield would more than likely also increase substantially. If AIG doesn’t reinstate their dividend, but still has the capital appreciation in the stock price, perhaps at some future point, we’ll sell the stock and buy real estate, thus getting a income stream for entertainment that way.
Either way, a small investment of $1,000 has a lot of potential for room to grow, and that’s what are are going to do.
Are you wondering “Is AIG the stock of the future” too? Tell me what you think!
Disclosure: We both (son and I) have a small position in this stock and we are long on the stock.
Welcome to entertainmenttimez.com we are viewing the Stick man Show episode 4. Me and my friends put some effort into this. This episode has a new thing in it … a spaceship! So me and my friends hope you enjoy.
So was that good or what. Please comment on the film on my site or YouTube.
This blog is totally my son’s idea, and I think it’s a great one!
It’s great because it’s a blog that acts as a diary about the fun things that he is currently doing in his life. Someday he’ll look back and remember those fun things that he did via his blog entries…
The tricky part of blogging about entertainment is that it can get costly… For a kid without an income stream (aka a job!), it’s hard to have money for this type of blog. After all, it’s hard to write about fun activities when you don’t have money to spend on such entertainment activities. Sure there are free and frugal activities, but those are far and few between, and besides, he has done most of those that are local to the area. Oh sure, he’ll still write about them, but it would be hard to someday take a girl out on a date without some money, no?
So is my son stuck in a chicken vs egg dilemma?
No! After a brief discussion, we decided to establish a dividend stream for entertainment timez! This actually works out well for us because I’ve been meaning to teach him more about investments for quite a while, and this can lead into such a win-win scenario.
While my son gets an allowance, it’s already spoken for and besides I think it would be more fun to merge our two interests. So we decided to create a dividend stream from any money that he earns online, and invest that money in either stocks or mutual funds that provide a dividend stream. The idea being that the dividend stream would then be used for his entertainment activities.
Someday (after he get’s more traffic), we’ll put Google Adsense on the site too. Hopefully that will help him gain some money for his blogging activities.
Thanks for reading!
Hi all, it’s the dad again.
My son has about 18 topics in queue, but time for kids is different from adults… With kids, there is no rush, no time-table since time is really managed by their parents.
Now since this blog is for fun, I’m not going to dictate that my son create posts (at least not in a demanding way) and stick to a hard schedule! But at the same time I’m torn because this is a great site and I hate to see it fade into nothingness. So instead I’ve decided (with my son’s permission of course) to take a more active role in keeping this site alive until my son finds time to post more often. In effect, I’m now officially helping out with Entertainment Timez. So while I’ve been involved with looking into what I can do to optimize the site from a behind scenes perspective, I’ll also be trying to post some sort of post once a week just to keep it alive.
That said, we would love to have some guest posts too. Do you have something exciting or interesting from an entertainment perspective that you would like to share? For instance, what is your favorite activity and how does it work? If do you, you could help “Entertainment Timez” out and keep this site rolling along in Google’s eyes by submitting a guest post! Plus, wouldn’t it be nice to share a story with the world?
If you interested, please leave a comment below. We’ll contact you and remove the content, then if you send a guest post in, we’ll review and publish it.
This is my son’s blog, but I thought I would write a bit about his site and how it’s going for him.
- A kid’s live is filled with constant activity, so he’s having a hard time writing articles when there is so much to do all the time!
- Kids in school are burnt out by the time the get out of school, and finish homework. It’s time to be a kid, not continue to do more writing (which is a lot like schoolwork)…
- Blogging is for fun, not for money or other reasons at his age, so when there are even more fun things to do, this site takes a backseat.
- At his age, there is no money involved so not much of a reasons for his dad (me) to push him in doing this either.
- We’re scaling back the size of the post to less than 200 words. To expect an eleven year old athletic boy to type 200 words is unrealistic.
So I explained why the slowdown, but what is a boy to do?
- Reduce his word count to whatever feels comfortable. If it’s 100 word, or even 50 words, so be it.
- Exclude less pictures, that takes time!
- Include more per-recorded videos of the Stickman show series. There are plenty more episodes to choose from!
- Include posts from friends and family (other than just dad)!
- Include guest posts or posts from kids from school that might be interested or neighborhood kids.
And of course more will come to mind later. The key is to keep going! Blogging can be a very rewarding experience if kids stick to it. Not just in self-expression, but also cognitive development!
Good luck ETZ!
Hey it’s the stickman show two. Hope you enjoy.
Well I hope you enjoyed.
My son has started to experiment with starting his own businesses. Mostly small services like shoveling the neighbor’s driveway, cleaning cars, mowing lawns, etc. While he is truly earning this money, it’s still kind of under the radar from a tax perspective, and quite honestly the amount each year is only a hundred or so dollars (if that).
But now my son is starting to expand this small business ideas in a new way! He has recently started an online business that has the potential to make him a few hundred or possible even a few thousand dollars, depending on how hard he works at promoting and sticking with it. And this new business enables me to set up a Roth IRA for him!
Why Start Up A Roth IRA For Kids
I’ve always wanted my kids to have a Roth IRA, but always felt uncomfortable starting one since those businesses that they are able to do are what I consider backyard businesses. Since he now has a legitimate, “on the internet” business, I can now look into starting a Roth IRA for him since it’s a legitimate business.
The primary reason to start-up a Roth IRA is for the tax benefit that he could achieve if he invests in stocks, mutual funds or ETFs. A Roth IRA is perfect for young kids because it has the incredible benefit of growing tax-free! Plus, since a kid earning a few thousand dollars isn’t taxed anyway, the Roth IRA is far superior than other types of retirement saving options for kids.
How We Plan On Funding The Roth IRA
Okay, so my son will earn some money by working, so do you think he will understand when I take his hard-earned money and put it in a Roth IRA?
Heck NO!!!, and I don’t blame him! So instead what I’m going to do is whatever he earns for the year from his business, I’m going to match and put my money into his Roth IRA.
You see even though he has earned the money, he doesn’t have to put his own money in the Roth IRA. So he will keep what he earns, and I will gift him the money to put into his Roth IRA account. This is another great win-win for him! He gets to keep the money he makes, and at the same time he gets to have an incredible tax-free investment option with money I provide for him!
Roth IRA Isn’t Just For Retirement
The Beauty of a Roth IRA is that it can be used for so much more than just retirement purposes! For instance, any money that he puts into the account can be withdrawn at any time so long as it’s not earnings.
So for instance, if he contributes $1,000 and over 5 years he doesn’t contribute any more and the balance grows to $1,500, he can withdrawal the initial $1,000 without any problems.
That said, the $500 would be considered earnings within the account and he wouldn’t be able to withdrawal that amount without incurring both taxes on the $500 and a 10% tax penalty for early withdrawal since the $500 would be considered earnings.
So as you can see in my brief writeup on a Roth IRA, it’s a great investment opportunity for kids if they have earned income.
This is a guest post from my dad.
New Years was great, but also a very scary surprise !
We decided to spend New Years with family, and it was a blast!
Once getting home, everybody was exhausted, so we all went right to bed. Then a most peculiar thing happened! Our dog started barking like we were being attacked by some alien space monsters! I jumped out of bed and sprinted to the bedroom door. As I started towards the stairs, I noticed that my dog was barking at the downstairs front door.
At this point I ran back upstairs, back into the bedroom and finally sprinted to the front window. I peeked out through the venetian blinds, slowly separating them so as not to be seen (of course the lights in the bedroom were off too!). I thought about opening the window a crack to see if I could hear any sounds outside, when at that point I saw a medium-sized beagle trotting onto our front lawn. It was there for a second, the scurried off as our dog continued to freak out, barking like crazy at this point!
This is the first time that I remember our dog barking crazily at night like this. She (our dog is a female) usually is a sounds sleeper for a dog, so this was very surprising. We all were happy that our dog barked to alarm us, but it was a hard night after that.
We hope you had a great New Year’s Eve!
This game is for iPod, iPad, and iPhone touch in the app store today. You command your own army of soldiers. This game is so fun. You must buy your own soldiers.
Use resources to buy the artillery or soldiers. You get more resources from the distance of the battlefield and the amount of trenches. You must wait until your artillery or soldiers spawn timer bar is full until you can buy it with your soldiers. Soldiers who are promoted fight better. A soldier’s health bar is located above their head.
To advance all your troops drag two fingers across the screen or field. Drag the top of the screen or sky to adjust the battlefield view.
The field commander is awarded through heroism. The soldiers will also fight better near a field commander too. Drag your artillery target to the spot you want it to hit on the field and watch the destruction. Drag the troops to the enemy’s spawn point.
With my experience I have had I have beaten both campaign and skirmish. I have never tried multiplayer though.
I hope you like this game I sure do.
Thanks for reading.
Hi, this is my first time blogging. I have a dog, cat, and turtle. This blog is basically about fun activitys and games.
I hope you like it. I think I`ll have fun making it, and I hope you have fun doing the things I write about.
Thanks, hope you enjoy the site.