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|Subject: Re: TXU Bonds||Date: 11/7/2013 8:08 PM|
|Author: joelcorley||Number: 35093 of 35468|
You wrote, Does anyone hold any of the TXU bonds? Did anyone receive the payment that was due last friday?
Yes. I held two of the Texas Competitive Electric bonds that were due Friday. They paid me $102.50 in interest and I sold them for $122.85 net.
I've held these things for quite some time. I paid $1,403.67 (net) in May '10; I've collected 7 coupons totaling $717.50 for a total received of $840.35. So I lost $563.32 (cumulative return of -40%) on the trade over just under 42 months.
I actually sold the bonds because the price popped back up and I was doubtful about the reasons for it. E*Trade had been offering <2/ea. After I learned they were planning to make the dividend payment just to buy themselves a few more months, I sold.
It was only after the sale that I found I'd been paid. I wouldn't trust that payment though. A BK judge could order it reversed.
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