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Old 06-20-2013, 11:46 AM   #21
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What these broad market declines tell me is that my "new" investment strategy of the past few years suits my personality better than what I have done in the past (i.e. Bogleheads).

I've found that the best way for me to invest is to go back to the "widows and orphans" formula based on dividend and interest income. The ability to ignore share price fluctuations, because my returns do not count on any capital gains, is wonderful.

Buying individual stocks also makes it a lot easier to determine if a share price change is logical. Something I find almost impossible to do with financial instruments, i.e. mutual funds and etfs.

With an individual stock, four times a year you will get good data on a company and can see what's really going on. If the end of easy money starts to affect a company you own you will see it in the quarterly data.
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Or bonds.
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:42 AM   #23
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Some day they will quit printing $85b per month and the over night lending rate will be more than zero (.13%)..
What will this do to Bond prices?
Stock prices?
Interest rates?
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:13 AM   #24
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My financial adviser presented a chart showing what happened last time (60? years ago): With interest rates on the rise, 10-year bond prices plummet at remarkable rates, and 30-year bond prices drop at mind-boggling rates.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:59 AM   #25
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Some day they will quit printing $85b per month and the over night lending rate will be more than zero (.13%)..
What will this do to Bond prices?
Stock prices?
Interest rates?
Charles Hugh Smith has been writing a lot about this lately. Here is his blog from yesterday, which I find thought-provoking, whether you agree with him or not:

charles hugh smith-Weblog and Essays
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