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Old 09-05-2010, 11:10 AM   #41
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Oh Cr*P! Why didn't somebody tell me?
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Yeah, I'd wait till there is a full recovery and then jump in.
What? Wait 5 to 7 years?
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Oh Cr*P! Why didn't somebody tell me?
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I'm glad you've joined the forum. You know a lot about RE and are so willing to share what you've learned. I appreciate that
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Secular bear markets still have strong rallies.

And the S&P500 did manage to close above 1100 after all.

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I know you are timing the market so look at the update of the first chart I posted. I didn't change the line; just updated it for Friday's info.
Let's see if the down trend line holds.
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Dex, I don't think Audrey is timing the market. Selling and sitting on the sidelines is timing the market, no?
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Don't start that again.
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Dex, I don't think Audrey is timing the market. Selling and sitting on the sidelines is timing the market, no?
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I don't follow charts. You had expressed strong doubt that the S&P500 could close above 1100 on Friday.

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I don't follow charts. You had expressed strong doubt that the S&P500 could close above 1100 on Friday.

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Confess, you looked at the charts and were surprised as I was. There isn't anything wrong with looking.

Is a guess (see below), a strong doubt?


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Let's not forget this is a secular bear market.

The 1100 area is one place to watch, on a closing basis (it isn't a magical number - don't think if it closes above 1100 we are in a new bull market; just an area of resistance to watch). My guess is that people don't want to be long into the 3 day weekend so the S&P won't close above 1100.
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Confess, you looked at the charts and were surprised as I was. There isn't anything wrong with looking.
huh? What surprise? Since I can't interpret charts, they don't tell me anything except what has happened in the past.

Market goes up, goes down. The reasons escape me.

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jeez, you two. Get a room!
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huh? What surprise? Since I can't interpret charts, they don't tell me anything except what has happened in the past.

Market goes up, goes down. The reasons escape me.

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Stop! You're killing me. You told us you visit a technical analysis site. You probably know more about it than I do.
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If that's what it takes to bring an end to this thread, then I condone it...
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For those not familiar with technical analysis, an explanation of the charts may be in order:
When Dick Cheney's EKG reading (spikey brown line) is on an opposite and converging trend with the seismometer reading from Santa Monica (red line) and the convergence is due to occur near the Indonesian Prime Interest rate (green line) then we are due for an up day on the Dow.

It's a classic "cup and handle" (or maybe "diamond"--or "that cloud looks like an elephant to me") pattern.
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Stop! You're killing me. You told us you visit a technical analysis site. You probably know more about it than I do.
Yes, I regularly read a technical analysis site. For this reason, I have some idea of what my investor buddies who do T/A think at any given time, or if someone has identified a "Hindenberg Omen" or we are at a key "Bradley Turn Date".

But I have never learned T/A, and cannot, in fact, read charts myself. I do not particularly believe in it - or maybe it's that I'm just not interested in doing all that chart work, and/or don't think I would be any good anyway. My T/A investor friends also spend a lot of time talking about macro economic issues in addition to T/A, and it's the former that has me repeatedly reading the site. Besides, they are a well-informed and witty bunch of writers. Their approach to investing is so radically different to mine, that I find it very entertaining to watch how the other half invests.

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It's a classic "cup and handle" (or maybe "diamond"--or "that cloud looks like an elephant to me") pattern.
Ah, but don't forget the flagon with the dragon has the brew that is true!
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