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Old 11-04-2008, 05:05 PM   #21
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Well gee, with 20/20 hindsight I'd say something in the neighborhood of $500-$600K . . . but then again, if I had that kind of foresight it would be worth a lot more than that because instead of just protecting what I had, I'd have thrown every last dollar into some waaay out of the money puts and I'd be sitting on 8 figures now

So I guess my answer to your question is more like $30,000,000 . . .that's how much that information is worth to me. $30MM, give or take.
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:07 PM   #22
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Here is another great idea that people had to "100% guarantee your principal"

Bloomberg.com: Exclusive

(And BTW, if this is what you had in mind as an idea for "preserving your wealth" then I'd like to change my answer from $30MM to zero)
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'Cuz regardless of whether or not their guy won the election, they're still retired??
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oh my. I've just been insulted by an annuity salesman. My fragile ego may never survive the indignity...


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please dont tell my mom im an annuity salesman,she thinks im a piano player in a brothel....
Mine thinks I'm a coke dealer, she doesn't mind me hooking little kids on drugs, but selling annuities to old folks like her friends, she'd disown me.
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A Robo-duck........
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Is that a duck, a platypus or some type of hybrid?
Remember the song, "Disco Duck"? Imagine for just a moment that he is tapping his foot to the music, and about to start dancing...

...well, after everyone thinks of something better to do!

Disco, disco duck! Disco, disco duck!
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