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Old 09-09-2008, 06:35 PM   #21
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International/EM is getting creamed! But that's all right, I can ride the roller coaster. Besides, I'm still accumulating for a few more months so it's great!

My biggest problem is staying disciplined enough to not put too much money in without regard for my "bucket" plan.

Even with all that said it is kind of gut wrenching sometimes, ain't it?
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:41 PM   #22
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I'm channeling Uncle Mick here: Stop watching the market - it will only mess with your head. Turn off CNBC, log off of Quicken, and go have some fun.
You forgot to end with he he he.
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Hmmm, I wonder what's in Ziggy's portfolio to trigger any further downturns
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:53 PM   #24
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You forgot to end with he he he.
I had a bad connection. Probably because I wasn't wearing my Dickies coveralls.

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How are you weathering this?
What Leonidas said.

Those with less than two years on the board (or less than two decades' investing experience) could search previous threads for the keywords "sky", "falling", "doom", "gloom", and "Chicken Little"-- where these sentiments have all been thoroughly beaten to death.
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What is the thought process behind 30-45 days? Are you basing this solely on seasonal trends - e.g., is it just that the historically worst month of the year will be over and then the usual xmas rally starts to kick in?
Shhh...I said oil and gold were going down and they did. I said the dollar would go up and it did. Just go with it.

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....consumers settle down and regain confidence
....new gov't in both Canada and USA restore optimism
That should bring order back to things.
Can't speak for Canada, but stock values started down when Obamafication started to be a likelihood. Doubt that making that strong possibility into an established reality is going to send them back up again. Jimme Carter didn't do much for stocks either.

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Aw, C'mon, Rich. Even I thought it was funny. I bet his wife would have laughed at it, too.
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I think we can hold on and drink our way through this
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Aw, C'mon, Rich. Even I thought it was funny. I bet his wife would have laughed at it, too.
Aww, does this mean I'm off your ignore list now?

Someone always complains about everything...

And yeah, my wife would have howled at the 30-45 days. Nowhere near that often...
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Can't we all just sing some songs about bacon and how often we're getting it? The bacon, I mean.
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Hey, yesterday it went up, and today it went down - - it will all balance out in the long run.

Don't forget to smell the roses along the way (or watch the squirrels). 8)
W2R,

You seem to have become a lot more immune to market ups and downs in the last year or two!

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Its the Wellesley...it does that...
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Can't we all just sing some songs about bacon and how often we're getting it? The bacon, I mean.
Isn't that what everyone calls it?
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More like the inheritance she received.
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In the meanwhile, everyone have a cocktail and watch something fun on tv this evening, then have a round of massive, screaming sex, and forget about this BS for about 30-45 days.
Best advice I've seen all week! Can't wait til this TV show is over
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Even with all that said it is kind of gut wrenching sometimes, ain't it?
Yep! It's definitely painful to witness these declines, but the markets will eventually recover in days/months/years/decades.
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