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Old 10-05-2006, 08:19 AM   #21
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You forgot the jibber-jabber about "buckets"... :
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Re: What a run!
Old 10-05-2006, 08:44 AM   #22
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Not sure of YTD results, but third quarter results for me were 3.5%. I'm happy with that. Growth Fund of America (a major component of my portfolio) really choked my performance this past quarter, since all the major indexes were up 4+% over Q3.

No change in investment strategy. We keep DCAing into the 401k's, IRA's and taxable accounts.

I think I was down 1.5% Q2 (a bad quarter for most), so I figure I'm up 2% for the last 6 months. Q1 was really good - I don't have a number though.

I wouldn't be surprised to see a downward correction in the next few months. But I have no idea when or the magnitude, so I'll keep DCAing.
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Old 10-05-2006, 10:27 AM   #23
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It is interesting to me that until today at least, the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ have been increasing, while commodities for the most part have been soft. Ditto gasoline and heating oil.

Kind of makes you wonder if someone wants help going into the election this fall?

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It is interesting to me that until today at least, the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ have been increasing, while commodities for the most part have been soft. Ditto gasoline and heating oil.

Kind of makes you wonder if someone wants help going into the election this fall?

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Kind of makes you wonder if someone wants help going into the election this fall?
Well of course "they" do! But if it is politicians controlling equity and comodity prices, how are they doing it? Can they do it whenever they want? Why don't they do it all the time? Are markets now obsolete and prices will be determined by a central government agency going forward?

This could make for great conspiracy theory gossip!
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It is interesting to me that until today at least, the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ have been increasing, while commodities for the most part have been soft. Ditto gasoline and heating oil.

Kind of makes you wonder if someone wants help going into the election this fall?
Damn those Democrats. They failed to sustain that commodities rally and stock market drop they initiated in May! The election was in their grasp, and they screwed it up again!
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And the rally is extra big because the republicans are trying to compensate for the Foley sex scandal.
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Old 10-05-2006, 12:33 PM   #28
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let me go get my tinfoil hat before i respond to the recent twist in the conversation (or is it "twisted conversation"?). (we need a tinfoil hat smiley face! !!)
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And the rally is extra big because the republicans are trying to compensate for the Foley sex scandal.
If that's the case, we need a few more scandals to extend the rally. And you guys who voted for the GOP (Gay Old Pedophile) ticket thought you'd made a mistake...

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If that's the case, we need a few more scandals to extend the rally. And you guys who voted for the GOP (Gay Old Pedophile) ticket thought you'd made a mistake...
Voted for 'em? Heck I'm running on their ticket! Wait... what does GOP stand for again?
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http://www.bullnotbull.com/archive/stocks-5.html

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http://www.bullnotbull.com/archive/stocks-5.html
Sounds like he's been caught shorting the market and his anatomy is beginning to feel the squeeze...

If you love conspiracy theories, try this one:
http://early-retirement.org/forums/i...71163#msg71163
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Oh I know about the PPT. Watch the close every day and see how it goes over even increments on the upside and under even increments on the downside. Keeps them in practice for the big day.
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Oh I know about the PPT. Watch the close every day and see how it goes over even increments on the upside and under even increments on the downside. Keeps them in practice for the big day.
They're the same guys who protect the economy by ensuring that 40% of employee weekday workplace absences occur on Monday or Friday...
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Great article!

I liked this line:

When things start to look bad for Bush & Co, you can expect a big run up in the market and a big, distracting, meaningless piece of spectacular news: Dow Hits New High!

If that's true, shouldn't the DOW be at 90,000 or so?
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Hmm, this post was not exactly what I was expecting until I realized the title was not "What a NUN!" I think I've been staring at this screen too long!
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Um, why? Chasing performance, or do you have a solid reason behind your thought?

Whenever you make a change to your portfolio, the first thought should be: which of the psychological traps so damaging to investors am I about to fall into?
Rationale: REIT and Small Cap have done very well for the last 3 years. It may be large cap's turn to ourperform.
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+ 7.6%. Happy with that, considering equity allocation is less than 40%
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Damn those Democrats. They failed to sustain that commodities rally and stock market drop they initiated in May! The election was in their grasp, and they screwed it up again!
It's Clinton's fault.
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Rationale: REIT and Small Cap have done very well for the last 3 years. It may be large cap's turn to ourperform.
Maybe, or maybe not.
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