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Author: joelcorley Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 35367  
Subject: Re: TXU Bonds Date: 11/8/2013 4:23 PM
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schurchill16,

You wrote, I've acquired 3 total, 1 that I've had for a few years and 2 I picked up earlier this year at $30. I'm inclined to hold on, but not certain.

My interest is due near the middle of the month, so I will reevaluate once the payment lands.


I'm assuming you bought the legacy TXU bonds? I bought the Texas Competitive Electric LBO bonds paying a 10.25% coupon at a discount. I'm pretty sure they will be on or very near the bottom of the creditor hierarchy.

I knew I was taking a pretty big risk that they'd at least avoid default long enough for me to make a profit. I probably should have dumped them a long time ago. Turns out I bet wrong on this one. At least it was only 2 bonds. You win some, you lose some - I've certainly lost (and made) more on individual bond and equity plays, so I'm not too torn up over it.

Good luck,
- Joel
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