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Old 06-25-2009, 07:59 AM   #61
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It was hard to tell in that video but he has a ponytail down to mid back. Fancies himself a cowboy also, wears ostrich skin boots made specially for him by George W. Bush's favorite boot make.


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Old 06-25-2009, 08:18 AM   #62
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OK, I've done some Googling myself, and there seems to be a dichotomy between what he says on his own site and what he has discussed on forums, and even what he has put into practice personally.

I'm with him in general on the idea of a market being over-bought or over-sold. But his solution to it seems rather bonkers. He is actually justifying getting out early (1996) because even though you miss the run-up (1996-2000) you also miss the crash. Whatever happened to money-management and stop-losses? Geeze.

Me, personally, I've found a happy medium with index credit-spreads, way OTM, short time-frames. I'm getting regular incremental returns, compounding monthly, and it seems relatively immune to normal market fluctuations. Pig vs. hog thing. I agree that traditional buy-and-hold is something to avoid these days, but I'd stay just as far away from value-informed indexing.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:25 AM   #63
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See, you wasted all that time discovering he was crazy, when you could have learned from our wealth of experience.
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:07 PM   #64
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He was before my time too -- can somebody summarize his key point or key beliefs?
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No. Go to his website. To summarize, he's a crazy man.
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...wears ostrich skin boots made specially for him by George W. Bush's favorite boot make.
Well, that doesn't necessarily make him weird. I own a pair of Rocky Carroll's ostrich skins myself, extremely comfortable and durable. But the wear of such things around here is de rigueur. Wearing tennis shoe or topsiders to the rodeo or a barbecue will get you some strange looks around these parts.

He-whose-name-we-don't mention was before my time here, but I did read a lot of his stuff a couple of years ago. He's an internet whack job who doesn't stop - ever.
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Leonidas is right...no tennies to the rodeo, which is a very big weeklong event in Houston, or to a barbeque. You'd look like a fool there like that...whereas in Chicago you might look the fool in cowboy boots. Different strokes.
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Lotsa drug store cowboys...

Or as a female friend, definitely all Texan, once told me, "All hat, and no horse..."

Though I have a pair, they're plain ol' calf skin, and not roach killers.
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Ok, I just got back from his site. Seems like another guy with a "system" who can't explain why it's better, and why everybody else is wrong, he just knows it.

And I'm guessing when people point out the mathematical incorrectness of his scheme, he changes topics or refers back to his manifesto or goes into long-sales-letter explanations like on his site ("imagine being fabulously wealthy /never having to work again")?

Is that the essence, or do I have to go through all 2000 threads?
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I got a sour taste in my mouth for him, because as rumor has it, he didn't like CFB's pictures of animals with pancakes on their heads.
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Lotsa drug store cowboys...

Or as a female friend, definitely all Texan, once told me, "All hat, and no horse..."

Though I have a pair, they're plain ol' calf skin, and not roach killers.
Geeezzzz, how did I miss this one? Now THAT is interesting....
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Rodeo..very big weeklong event in Houston,
It's actually about three weeks long. Plus the World Championship Barbecue contest that takes place the weekend before which is the public kickoff to Rodeo. It is a huge event here, 2 Million go to the rodeo and about a quarter of a million go to the BBQ cookoff.
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OK, I've done some Googling myself, and there seems to be a dichotomy between what he says on his own site and what he has discussed on forums, and even what he has put into practice personally.
The flaw in your logic is the implicit assumption that he's behaving in a rational manager (until proven otherwise). No offense intended, but we've seen hundreds of posters like you fall into the same trap.

Even CFB was skeptical at first: Can I Post Here or Not?

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He was before my time too -- can somebody summarize his key point or key beliefs?
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Is that the essence, or do I have to go through all 2000 threads?
Three words: narcissistic personality disorder.

I don't agree with Greaney's persistent baiting of someone who is so desperately in need of medical/psychological attention, but this article pretty much sums it all up:
Can retiring early make you crazy? Getting to know "Passion Saving" author Rob Bennett
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