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  • Jim Van Meerten
    IVV - the S&P 500 index is up 7 of the last 20 sessions for 9.48% - you shouldn't be on the sidelines
    12/26/11
    Reply (13)
    • Regarded Solutions: I agree! I do not see any major downturns in the near term, do you Jim?
      12/26/11
    • Jim Van Meerten: Besides the Middle EasT\t?
      12/26/11
    • Regarded Solutions: the mid east is always an issue......never ending for 5 thousand yrs.
      12/26/11
    • JCH57: So the consensus is that we're past all the bad news and headed higher from here on?
      12/26/11
    • Regarded Solutions: Hi JCH...happy holidays......I believe it'll be a very good year in 2012.I wrote an article why, take a look and let me know your thoughts.
      12/26/11
    • JCH57: RS - you mean the article from 12/19? I read that when you first published it. http://seekingalpha.com/a/6qrx
      12/26/11
    • Regarded Solutions: Yep thats the one......your thoughts?
      12/26/11
    • JCH57: Not really qualified to comment. I enjoyed reading your positive outlook and liked the suggestions about having an options strategy...
      12/26/11
    • JCH57: ..which is something I am missing in my portfolio and I am trying to read up on right now. Working through my 1st book on the topic.
      12/26/11
    • JCH57: I agree with your forecast of double-digit gains in the averages, but only if you find the right entry points and exit points.
      12/26/11
    • JCH57: I don't believe "buy S&P index here at 1262 and hold for a year = 10% return" is a good strategy, but I could be wrong.
      12/26/11
    • TruffelPig: If S&P goes up 10% you should make 30% - so much trash in it.
      12/26/11
    • Regarded Solutions: truth truffle....much!
      12/26/11