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Old 11-09-2016, 10:27 AM   #62
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I'm actually up today. Starting to like the new guy.
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I hope we have a bunch of these bloody days... +0.40% so far.
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Perhaps interest rates are finally past their 30-year low.
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IBB up 7.7% as I write this. I have another one that's up 28%! Won't tell what it is, lest people call me a shill.

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Maybe all politicians are the same: all talk, and relatively harmless. I never understand why people are so emotional about any single person in a democracy. There's check and balance in place.

Here in the US, I would hate to see a single person being able to lift or depress the nation a lot, because it means the rest of the citizenry is powerless. It is only if we allow it to be.
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Old 11-09-2016, 11:42 AM   #67
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This is why I do not even try to market time. All indications were that the market would tank, but here we are now up 225 Dow points. I did not take any action at all, but it's nice to be up.
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I just sold an EM country-specific ETF. Been meaning to sell it for a while now, and should have done it earlier.

This had nothing to do with the US election, but this country is digging itself into trouble.

Other than that, no buying nor selling.
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IBB up 7.7% as I write this. I have another one that's up 28%! Won't tell what it is, lest people call me a shill.


Maybe all politicians are the same: all talk, and relatively harmless. I never understand why people are so emotional about any single person in a democracy. There's check and balance in place.

Here in the US, I would hate to see a single person being able to lift or depress the nation a lot, because it means the rest of the citizenry is powerless. It is only if we allow it to be.
Agree. Politicians are over rated and usually over feared.
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Maybe all politicians are the same: all talk, and relatively harmless. I never understand why people are so emotional about any single person in a democracy. There's check and balance in place.
A comforting idea, but history says it is not true. The most certain thing in life is that change will be underestimated.

The US is like other places made up of people, and therefor US may be lucky, but even familiarity with our recent past suggests that we have similar vulnerabilities based on the reaity that we are humans.

Remember the idiotic learned writings after the USSR implosion about "the end of history"?

Didn't end did it?

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Well the new guy is promising to do some of the same things and then some as the guy who was in charge in 2008.
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Agree. Politicians are over rated and usually over feared.
... and overloved.

Dictators are indeed very scary. But if we allow that to happen, then it is not a democracy that we have and the problem is a lot deeper, and we would need to do something about that. Else, if not one dictator then another dictator would stumble upon the scene.
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A comforting idea, but history says it is not true. The most certain thing in life is that change will be underestimated.

The US is like other places made up of people, and therefor US may be lucky, but even familiarity with our recent past suggests that we have similar vulnerabilities based on the reaity that we are humans.

Remember the idiotic writings after the USSR implosion about "the end of history"?

Didn't end did it?

Ha

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The problem then runs a lot deeper. We may be obsessed with the manifestation, instead of trying to understand the root cause.
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... and overloved.

Dictators are indeed very scary. But if we allow that to happen, then it is not a democracy that we have and the problem is a lot deeper, and we would need to do something about that. Else, if not one dictator then another dictator would stumble upon the scene.
Dictator??

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What? Where? Who? OMG!

I just said we still have a democracy. Do we have a president-for-life now? What changed since the last time I looked?
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I set up some buy orders before I went to work this morning after seeing what was going on in the Asia markets. After seeing the Dow futures, I thought for sure the market would tank...not! Came home to no new acquisitions but a hefty boost to my stock account. Don't you love the markets!
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IBB up 7.7% as I write this. I have another one that's up 28%! Won't tell what it is, lest people call me a shill...
I did not make a killing. Total portfolio not setting a new high or anything, but I take what I can.

My biotech holdings are up from 6.37% (GILD) to 9.09% for IBB, to 18% and 33% (the nameless ones).

That's not surprising. What is more interesting is something else that also goes up.

Energy sector is just so so, but how about industrial metal and mining companies and Caterpillar (8+%)?

Tech stocks are flat or down. Perhaps it's because they have been doing well relative to market, and now suffer from sector rotation.
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