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Old 02-04-2010, 04:54 PM   #21
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Just another buying opportunity for us young dreamers...
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:15 PM   #22
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I think I heard that somewhere before...

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Yeah, I said that 10 years ago -- look how well it turned out for me.

Anyone seen my decade around somewhere ... ?
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:21 PM   #24
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It's times like this that I'm really glad I've kept my chicken feather dress on.

I fear nothing in life and can rely on my natural ability to think logically for a lot of decisions. But I recognize that the market is such a variable mess, I like the safer bet (40/60 target AA) for myself.

I'm no expert, more of a little leaguer here, but I do know how to follow my gut instincts so I can sleep at night.
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:42 PM   #25
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Worked pretty well for me last time and the time before that...
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oh baby, am I glad I go out on Jan 20 at the top! S&P is off 9.25% since that time.
For those of us with balance portfolios who cares, myself,
I'm off less than 4%, yawwwnnnn!
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Worked pretty well for me last time and the time before that...
All depends on when you started your "bargain hunting".

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Mmmm, well, if I was a bettin' woman (and I am ) I'd say the young dreamers are gonna make a ton of money. Much more money than I have amassed...and I am retired living a nice life.
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Yeah, here, March 2009!

That turned out pretty well, being up 37% last year. Just don't ask about 2008. Although the latter part of 2008 was also a heckuva buying opportunity. Most of the Emerging Markets I bought at the end of 2008 has almost doubled since.
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Im sure we will have more "stimulus" coming soon to prop this up a little longer

Im calling for S&P 500 at 500 soon

I couldn't agree more. S&P 500 at 500 would've happened last year without all the stimulus. They just prolonged the inevitable.
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S&P 500 at 500 would've happened last year without all the stimulus.
Since you stated this as a fact, I'd be curious to know how you know this to be the case.

It's one thing to feel skittish about the market and the economy for a while and take something off the table. It's another to pretend to know what's going to happen (or know what would have happened in an alternate reality).
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The government can't create wealth.

When do we sell Kalifornia to China
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When do we sell Kalifornia to China
Unless it is resource rich, I doubt if China would be interested.
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Amen. I lick my chops whenever anyone pronounces the death of equities. I wish Biz Week would do another magazine cover on it.

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Those long term charts really make the 1987 crash and the 1999 tech wreck look pretty trivial. I have to wonder how significant the 2007 credit crisis will look 10-20 years from now?
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Those long term charts really make the 1987 crash and the 1999 tech wreck look pretty trivial. I have to wonder how significant the 2007 credit crisis will look 10-20 years from now?
This is only an artifact of an arithmetic scale. Put the same data on a semi-log chart and it looks very different.

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This is only an artifact of an arithmetic scale. Put the same data on a semi-log chart and it looks very different.
Yeah, but I couldn't find a logarithmic chart that had the magazine cover on it.
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Since you stated this as a fact, I'd be curious to know how you know this to be the case.

It's one thing to feel skittish about the market and the economy for a while and take something off the table. It's another to pretend to know what's going to happen (or know what would have happened in an alternate reality).
Excuuuse me....I should've said IMO. In other posts, I've stated that I use a crystal ball
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Yeah, but I couldn't find a logarithmic chart that had the magazine cover on it.
One of the nice things about the forum is you can talk about semi-log charts without getting blank stares across cyberspace.
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