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Old 12-17-2014, 11:46 AM   #1
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Foolproof market timing

I have a system, guaranteed to work 100% of the time.

When I buy something it immediately goes down, when I sell it immediately goes up.

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Old 12-17-2014, 11:57 AM   #2
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I have the exact same problem all of the time. So, what do you think would happen if you posted when you were in and out of the market and I did the exact opposite trade? A tear in space time maybe? At least one of us will be right some of the time.
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I think that would cause a tear in the fabric of reality and we would cease to exist.

It is like quantum physics, the act of observation changes the outcome, so posting the trade would change the outcome.
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Old 12-17-2014, 12:08 PM   #4
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I think that would cause a tear in the fabric of reality and we would cease to exist.
You are probably correct. For the sake of all humanity we shall part ways now and never speak of this again.
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Old 12-17-2014, 12:25 PM   #5
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I have a system, guaranteed to work 100% of the time.

When I buy something it immediately goes down, when I sell it immediately goes up.

Hey, you stole my system! I bought individual stocks for the first time a few weeks ago. A few that I bought are Apple(aapl), Chevron(cvx), Verizon(VZ), and Tesla(tsla). I could not have had worse timing.
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When you sell them let us know, i need some fast cash.
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Old 12-19-2014, 12:09 AM   #7
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ha ha ha, That is exactly how it used to work for me too

Now what I do is sell options and then watch the price rise 20%
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In a trade, there's a buyer and a seller. So, if you lose money, then someone else is making money, right? No, not necessarily. He was perhaps simply losing less than you did.

In a market downturn, very few actually makes money. Most lose money. I would just be happy to be losing less than my friends. On the other hand, in an up market you would have to be a real bozo to lose money.

I remember having a conversation with a relative after the stock crash in 2002-2003. He read that trillions were wiped out of the stock market. He wondered where the money went, and who had it. I explained that no one had it. The money just went back to where it came from: the thin air. Paper wealth is created and destroyed the same way.
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....I remember having a conversation with a relative after the stock crash in 2002-2003. He read that trillions were wiped out of the stock market. He wondered where the money went, and who had it. ....
Hopefully not a blood relative!
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I have a system, guaranteed to work 100% of the time.

When I buy something it immediately goes down, when I sell it immediately goes up.

I use the same system. So, when I want to buy a stock, I buy a few and when it goes down, I buy more. Likewise, when I want to sell my positions, I sell a few and then sell the rest of them when the stocks go up.
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