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Old 02-19-2011, 01:53 PM   #21
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I'm congratulating myself on adding $12000 to our small cap IRAs for 2010 in December, and of course regretting that I didn't add another $12000 for 2011. There's no way I'd sell now, but I'm thinking of waiting a few months for a probable correction before buying more.
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I've got about $300K sitting in cash right now (in addition to my emergency fund). I can use it to get more real estate but I think I am over invested in real estate right now or I can put it in the stock market. What do you esp folks think?
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I am feeling better about my sell orders after reading this thread. I do have buy orders for when the market dips a 1000 points or so, one of those flash crashes would be pretty sweet.
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Does this mean cash is king again?
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Cash isn't king - - it's Emperor of the Universe!
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If we have another plunge like 2008 so soon, ammo and water may trump cash.
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Dammit.

I can hear the lifeguards now: "*TWeeeeEET!* Everybody out of the pool!!"
Well, it had to happen SOMETIME....

And just think of the buying opportunities ahead!

I'd love for this bull market to continue for just a little while longer, though, so that I could finally qualify for Vanguard's Flagship status for once!
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Shoot, today's a holiday, so we need to wait until tomorrow to see what kind of bloodbath will result from this thread.
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What a cheery thought.
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More like the unrest in the Middle East will spook markets or give people excuse to take some profits.

Irony is the more they protest, the higher oil and gas prices spike. I read a scroll at the gym that gas prices are going up despite high supplies.

So that just probably helps boost other commodity prices, which was part of their complaint, about the increase in food prices among other things.

Doesn't mean they shouldn't protest but it's having the opposite effect from what they probably desired.
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More like the unrest in the Middle East will spook markets or give people excuse to take some profits.

Irony is the more they protest, the higher oil and gas prices spike. I read a scroll at the gym that gas prices are going up despite high supplies.

So that just probably helps boost other commodity prices, which was part of their complaint, about the increase in food prices among other things.

Doesn't mean they shouldn't protest but it's having the opposite effect from what they probably desired.
My oil and gas equities are looking pretty good this week. Maybe I should hedge that by buying a hybrid!
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Irony is the more they protest, the higher oil and gas prices spike. I read a scroll at the gym that gas prices are going up despite high supplies.

So that just probably helps boost other commodity prices, which was part of their complaint, about the increase in food prices among other things.

Doesn't mean they shouldn't protest but it's having the opposite effect from what they probably desired.
For people whose own government is prepared to fire anti-aircraft guns at them, I don't think the price of gas is probably their #1 preoccupation.
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