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  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » blog has gone quiet for a while. so I am going to kick it up a notch..

     

    DOES ANYONE HAVE CONCERNS AS TO WHAT DIRECTION THE MARKET WILL BE AT YEARS END?

     

    I DO !!
    26 Feb 2014, 08:17 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    The Clamps are going to be tightened and all this love and brotherhood stuff going to fall off like dead lice.
    26 Feb 2014, 08:25 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    You have a populous that's been reduced to Zombies and can't even work anymore and some of them with their collecting are doing better than some of us,we needed this ACA communism like a hole in the head right now.
    26 Feb 2014, 08:34 PM Reply Like
  • Adam Galas
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    I can 100% guarantee that the stock market will MOVE UP! Or down, or sideways! But 100% certain it will be one of the three.
    26 Feb 2014, 08:42 PM Reply Like
  • CWinn1970
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    IT

     

    Look for those out of favor markets or individual company. There have been several alone on this blog that I think are great long term plays.
    26 Feb 2014, 09:06 PM Reply Like
  • CWinn1970
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    Al...True true true
    26 Feb 2014, 09:14 PM Reply Like
  • John Wilson
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    That's the most insightful and penetrating thing I've heard you say Al.
    26 Feb 2014, 09:26 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Everybody gets a vote,And a (BUD)(BUD).
    26 Feb 2014, 09:34 PM Reply Like
  • Newbie trader
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    I'm looking into my crystal ball and it's telling me the market would end lower by year end. XP
    I see a steep decline then a sharp rebound and war everywhere. People dying everywhere around emerging markets, and developed world positioning their armies everywhere. EU rejects helping Ukraine, ethnic cleansing in Ukraine then Russian tanks roll into Kiev. American and EU blame each other for not helping sooner and a new cold war beginning to develop.

     

    Tell me, how do you catch a monkey? >_<
    26 Feb 2014, 10:50 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » NEWBIE

     

    Read the last chapter, from a person who lives in Spain and what he is going through. Pure hell..

     

    TOMMYINEXILE is the man who is educating us all !!

     

    Thanks!
    26 Feb 2014, 11:08 PM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    NT. have been reading up a bit on WW1 and 2. War is many times triggered by economic woes. Not suggesting anything here but don't like what's starting to develop. Hope it is not going into that direction.
    27 Feb 2014, 05:11 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » CWINN

     

    Next best BDC in your opinion ?

     

    Meanwhile Janet just said that she is looking for signs the economy is slowing down, and Wells Fargo is now laying off 700 workers in their mortgage department..

     

    This can't be good news can it?
    27 Feb 2014, 12:57 PM Reply Like
  • CWinn1970
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    I like and own (TCRD).
    27 Feb 2014, 01:15 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » TOMMY.

     

    Thought you might find this interesting?

     

    SPDR Gold Trust on track for rare monthly inflow

     

    Short of panicky outflows tomorrow, the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) is set to record its first monthly inflow since December 2012. The fund has added 10.5 tons to reserves thus far this year amid a rally in gold prices after losing over 550 tons in 2013.

     

    Overall gold ETF holdings, however, are up just 7.3 tons this year, meaning there's still net drawdowns outside of the GLD.

     

    Gold continues to meander around a 4-month high, currently trading at $1,330 per ounce.
    27 Feb 2014, 03:02 PM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    IT
    markets are telling us something!
    If we only can listen.
    Something is brewing.
    One thing that crosses my mind a lot is " are economies as strong as they where up till 2008, to justify markets at levels higher than back than ? "
    Don't seem right.
    27 Feb 2014, 03:27 PM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    IT
    pure hell ? Spain not quite . Ukraine,yes.

     

    Will post some European companies that might be interesting for folks that are looking to invest (LT) soon,if any body would like.
    28 Feb 2014, 03:18 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Surprised no mention of the absolute shellacking that silver got today... No talks of a collapse?
    26 Feb 2014, 09:26 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » No, actually a time to load up if you believe the economy is hitting on all cylinders... Silver is an industrial metal...

     

    Collapse? maybe it is a sign of the markets correcting? Remember gold is the fear play, silver is the industrial one...

     

    Try to buy ASE'S and see what the premium is..

     

    True story...I always call and ask my coin vendor if he was buying silver. Two months ago he said no, which meant he thought the price was going lower... A month ago I asked and he said yes and was willing to pay a buck over spot for any ASE'S.

     

    So my thinking is he expects silver to creep up.. Today was expected ..Was long overdo to be *managed* down some !!
    26 Feb 2014, 09:35 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » May be going to a coin show on Sunday. I will let you know what the vendors are doing !!

     

    Nice little hobby to walk around and look at those coins. Did anyone see that couple who found a ton of metal today on FBN'S...

     

    Not sure where, but they have already been slabbed and ready to sell. They must claim the income as all of us do, right JBT !!:)
    26 Feb 2014, 09:38 PM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    "Nice little hobby to walk around and look at those coins. Did anyone see that couple who found a ton of metal today on FBN'S..."

     

    Do you have a link for that IT ?
    27 Feb 2014, 06:43 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Yes, IT. And unfortunately for them, their cost basis for tax purposes is zero.
    27 Feb 2014, 07:12 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Word has it they really didn't actually show all the coins they found..

     

    COINS....No I don't..
    28 Feb 2014, 12:01 AM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    Here's a link for the Coin find.
    http://bit.ly/1i4FytA-

     

    They had some of these coins at the ANA display in Atlanta this weekend.
    2 Mar 2014, 01:56 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » COINS

     

    Link did not work for me >>.

     

    Can you find another one? I heard on a coin show last night it was some couple in California who owned the property for 40 years. Then stumbled upon a bunch of cans filled with gold coins.

     

    Then it was reported the government took 47% of it for tax purposes.. Not sure if it is the same link..
    2 Mar 2014, 02:06 PM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    Try this one
    http://lat.ms/1fAAHIP

     

    It sucks that the govt. (At the end of a GUN if needed) will take 1/2 of this find.
    http://fxn.ws/1fAAHIQ
    2 Mar 2014, 02:27 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » COINS

     

    Bingo.. Same story !!

     

    Some are just lucky. Like the government..
    2 Mar 2014, 02:34 PM Reply Like
  • John Wilson
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    JBT
    It doesn't look too bad.

     

    http://bit.ly/1hVh6e9

     

    Pick up some more physical at $21
    26 Feb 2014, 09:38 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Funny, my SA homepage isn't tracking gold today ..Anyone else notice that ? Not on the graph..
    26 Feb 2014, 09:47 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » JBT

     

    Hey, I found a post with me positive on the markets.. I bought (PSEC)... Doesn't that count? Opened a couple of mutual funds too !!

     

    I am a screaming bull !!!
    26 Feb 2014, 09:49 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    JW, et. al.,

     

    The markets drop 3+%, and the big bad correction is coming...

     

    Silver drops 3+%, and it's 'not that bad', and it's 'time to load up'...

     

    Heh... And people took issue with the "D&G" labeling?
    26 Feb 2014, 09:49 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » JBT

     

    Never see me post that the big correction was coming. Hope that wasn't aimed at me..:(

     

    Gotta get back to finish my bunker. Loading all that ammo is heavy duty stuff ..

     

    The *IT FIB* sees a market wading around for a while. Rudderless...
    26 Feb 2014, 11:12 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    TOM Good morning,And all,

     

    Inventory and a consensus is make or break, it was 3 degree's here this morning,but we are near that solar mid point the 19th mar. and Orion sets with the Sun.
    27 Feb 2014, 07:04 AM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    Good morning AL,one more spike!
    27 Feb 2014, 09:35 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Tom we dive out together and plan ?
    One Mo Time ! Good morning !
    27 Feb 2014, 09:38 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » AL

     

    Your wood burns great in my fireplace. Thanks!
    27 Feb 2014, 12:59 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    IT,
    Wow !wow.Sign of the times.
    27 Feb 2014, 01:08 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » TOMMY......tapering !!

     

    Yellen refused to take a pause "off the table", !!

     

    Notice the stock markets response??

     

    Confusion all around...
    27 Feb 2014, 02:44 PM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    IT
    Been dazed and confused for so long.....,
    somehow have the notion that the problems that are occurring with some emerging markets regarding their currencies and inflation,are because of CB's money printing and not because of tapering.
    So yes gotta take the foot of the pedal.
    How did markets response? Go up to squeeze the shorts that have been placed in the last week only to head down thereafter?
    27 Feb 2014, 03:01 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    IT i am glad you are warm and safe and have a full stomach.
    28 Feb 2014, 06:38 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    I'm not doing it again same goes as what i told Marty & Lakisha.
    2 Mar 2014, 03:35 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    (DANG)This morning!
    27 Feb 2014, 07:11 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Uh Oh...JANET isn't wearing any necklace today. The *IT FIB* interprets that as the metals might stall at these prices..

     

    But does the RED and GOLD scarf have any silent signal?
    27 Feb 2014, 11:38 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Just noticed Janet has a GOLD pin on !!

     

    *IT FIB* is cooking with gas right now .. Spinning and churning ..Maybe by tonight will generate some reports..
    27 Feb 2014, 03:06 PM Reply Like
  • indianamark
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    The Financial Times wrote that the gold market is manipulated more than half the time. Now they have deleted the article from their website, so apparently our friendly bankers plan to continue the game.

     

    The C. O. T. Report last Friday showed a huge increase in 'Commercial' shorts, lest the prices run too far to the upside. Several people are now questioning the C.O. T. Reports truthfulness. It appears to be, like most of our 'news', propaganda.

     

    Years ago I thought the only way the criminal enterprise called the Comex will end is when they run out of physical metal.
    27 Feb 2014, 08:34 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » INDIANA

     

    So do expect gold to start dropping in price soon?
    27 Feb 2014, 11:26 AM Reply Like
  • indianamark
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    No. We had our usual end of the month just prior to option expiration beat down. Now we have our battle to get past $1350, which I don't think will take as long as it took to take out the $1258 blockade.

     

    $1350 falls, $1400, here we come.

     

    Silver recently went up 11 consecutive days, The last time that happened was 1968 when the London Gold Pool fell apart defending the gold price of $35. an ounce. We came down from 20,000 tons of gold we had to the 8,100 tons we supposedly have now.

     

    I wonder how much gold we lost defending the $1250 price of gold. If the 5 tons we shipped to Germany in 2013 is an indication, we lost a lot.
    27 Feb 2014, 07:15 PM Reply Like
  • indianamark
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    That huge increase in silver shorts in last week's C. O. T. Report? They dropped the price 70 cents yesterday and open interest fell by 9,000 contracts.

     

    Funny how that works. Every time there is an engineered take down, the shorts are allowed to cover.
    27 Feb 2014, 07:21 PM Reply Like
  • Ordinary Average Guy
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    OAG-Wall of worry update:

     

    First the good news:

     

    US Weekly jobless claims rise 14,000. :)
    http://bit.ly/1mGBUov

     

    U.S Durable Goods fall 1% in January. :)
    http://bit.ly/1mGBT3O

     

    Yellen to address the Senate Banking Committee today (weather permitting??) with an encrypted message on the monetary policy and watch carefully to crack the code with regard to QE/tapering. :)

     

    Positive Home Sales in January. Fact or Fiction? :)
    http://bit.ly/1ca8lKY

     

    All of these news items are bullish for QE, perhaps a tapering of the tapering, maybe some easing to the tapering, or perhaps an increase to current QE levels. Or perhaps some other new and creative twist and way to describe the continued money printing by the FED.

     

    The bad news:

     

    Tensions in the Ukraine. :( This could cause panic in the markets. Watch out for this one.

     

    Overall the outlook looks good for a positive year for the equity markets. "A strong QE equals a strong S&P 500"...OAG
    27 Feb 2014, 10:24 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » OAG

     

    When do you expect that the fed will slow down the tapering?
    27 Feb 2014, 11:26 AM Reply Like
  • Ordinary Average Guy
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    IT, Despite the stated intentions of the FED, with its current QE program, I am suspicious that their real goals with this is to one-up us this time. By that I am thinking that the added reserves that they are giving the banks for the mortgage-backed securities is a pre-bailout program *PBP*. Is it possible that they are forecasting more problems in the banking industry and this time they are proactive?

     

    As for the other portion of QE3 buying treasury securities, this seems to be in play to keep the 10-year Treasury Note below 3%. The low treasury rate yield program, *LTRY*.

     

    So, to stay the course with PBP & LTRY, I expect that the QE3 tapering, will see a taper in the taper by early 2nd quarter when the weather warms, and the economy doesn't.
    28 Feb 2014, 01:24 PM Reply Like
  • crademan
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    I like Jeff Miller's prediction of another solid year ahead. http://seekingalpha.co...
    27 Feb 2014, 11:24 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » CRADE

     

    As long as the economy continues to improve I would agree. However that unemployment number weekly starting to climb again has me somewhat concerned.

     

    Does it trickle down to consumers not buying ?
    27 Feb 2014, 11:36 AM Reply Like
  • Newbie trader
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    I am worry about that too but it could a trend (replacing human with machines) so I don't know... XD
    27 Feb 2014, 12:03 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » NT

     

    I agree it is a trend, but that doesn't help those who are laid off and have less discretionary income.

     

    Additionally I think that is only part of the equation..
    27 Feb 2014, 01:23 PM Reply Like
  • CWinn1970
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    IT...

     

    But the monthly didn't increase.
    27 Feb 2014, 03:28 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Anyone buying any BDC'S at these prices ?

     

    Also will the military push possibly by Russia effect the States markets at all? I seem to think it won't..

     

    Appreciate other opinions..
    27 Feb 2014, 11:28 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » FOR THOSE WHO ARE COSIDERING AN INDEX FUND YOU SHOULD READ THIS !!

     

    A GREAT ARTICLE ON IT !!

     

    http://aol.it/1hlHWtd

     

    Opinions ?
    27 Feb 2014, 12:37 PM Reply Like
  • Ordinary Average Guy
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    IT, Good article and 6-reasons detailing why index funds "aren't for you".

     

    I'll add a seventh reason: You want to pay a much higher fee for a fund manager to under perform the index 85% of the time...
    28 Feb 2014, 02:59 PM Reply Like
  • crademan
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    IT, A friend emailed this excerpt from Buffet's soon to be released 2014 Letter to Investors.

     

    "My money, I should add, is where my mouth is: What I advise here is essentially identical to certain instructions I’ve laid out in my will. One bequest provides that cash will be delivered to a trustee for my wife’s benefit. (I have to use cash for individual bequests, because all of my Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) shares will be fully distributed to certain philanthropic organizations over the 10 years following the closing of my estate.) My advice to the trustee could not be more simple: Put 10% of the cash in short-term government bonds and 90% in a very low-cost S&P 500 index fund. (I suggest Vanguard’s. (VFINX)) I believe the trust’s long-term results from this policy will be superior to those attained by most investors – whether pension funds, institutions, or individuals – who employ high-fee managers." -- Warren Buffett
    1 Mar 2014, 02:11 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    John Bogle is the Father of the Index Fund.

     

    http://onforb.es/1fujXTH
    27 Feb 2014, 02:56 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » DEER

     

    I AGREE with you long term. I believe this was meant for people with shorter time horizons..

     

    Got my softball schedule yesterday... Warmer weather isn't far away !!
    27 Feb 2014, 02:59 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    I saw our softball coach the other day...retired a few years back and continues to coach...one state title back in 2006...his girls rarley lose...

     

    Warmer weather by middle of next week, from what our local weather is saying...
    28 Feb 2014, 02:53 PM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    AL
    how are you holding up? $4.5 seems to be the floor.
    This is one of the toughest trades I've been in.
    Don't like the large portfolio draw down one bit, but it'll work out. Gotta have nerves of steel.
    Did put a stop @4.45
    27 Feb 2014, 03:08 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Tom ill join you on that one.@4.45,tom we're getting old and well,Dazed and confused.
    27 Feb 2014, 03:44 PM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    Old and older and Jimi is long gone,but remember we are survivors and NG is still holding ground ! Head up!
    27 Feb 2014, 04:36 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Tom,yes Sir!!
    27 Feb 2014, 05:41 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    John B i sold a personal effect i had for quite some time an instrument do i owe tx's on that ?
    27 Feb 2014, 06:10 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Sometimes, yes, you do. If you sold it for a profit, that profit is subject to the collectibles tax. Do they audit on personal effects? Depends. If you have a horde, and you start selling it on eBay, that may catch their eye.

     

    Even with inherited items, you technically have to find the "value" of the item when it was inherited (or however it came in to your possession) and then determine if you sold for a profit.

     

    If it is a large value item, you may want to seek the assistance of a tax pro.
    27 Feb 2014, 06:33 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    John thank you when i go to do my taxes i will tell the man the details.
    27 Feb 2014, 06:36 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Government issues can be very confusing,like lawyer talk,it just seems like a very complicated way to get from A to B,and they are very powerful.
    27 Feb 2014, 07:51 PM Reply Like
  • John Wilson
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    John and Al

     

    John is right but here is what else you should consider:

     

    Maybe you had some other personal effects that you sold at a loss. These may offset the gain on the "personal effect" that may have been sold for a gain.

     

    This is why you do not generally pay tax on items you sold at a garage sale - because you are selling them for less than you paid for them - no net profit or gain.

     

    You can consider off-setting losses. Maybe you have more loses than gains. Maybe they owe you a refund.
    27 Feb 2014, 09:21 PM Reply Like
  • John Wilson
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    The complicated laws are designed to intimidate the serfs into submission. They want you to think they are all-powerful like the Wizard or Oz. You call the IRS to ask a tax question and 50% of the time they cannot even give you the correct answer themselves. Like the IRS commissioner who targeted Tea Party non profits - they don't even follow the law themselves.
    27 Feb 2014, 09:31 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    John w.
    I'm getting ready to move and some things i gave to charity and sold at a loss,the one thing i did sell was at the music store i purchased it at 30 yrs ago.
    27 Feb 2014, 09:31 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    I also have coins and stamps i collected my whole life i did not know part of their potential sale was the governments.i have sold any coins or stamps yet.
    27 Feb 2014, 09:34 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Just document everything the best you can. What else can you do? :)
    27 Feb 2014, 09:37 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    John i am Ex-soviet,1st generation even that i was "not allowed to talk" I think you kinda now get the point,Serf & Sheep is a good word for it,

     

    God Bless America-john kinda brain washed,Obama really scares me !! Even more than W.
    27 Feb 2014, 09:41 PM Reply Like
  • John Wilson
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    Al - You're saying everything of yours you sell, the government owns part of it? I'm just not going to say what I would do.
    27 Feb 2014, 09:44 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    John,I sold a musical instrument that was mine John B says i owe IRS tx on it.I wouldn't of ,I did ask the music store owner if i will owe tx he said no and you don't need to make an issue he sold it in the store name online and wrote me a check.
    27 Feb 2014, 09:52 PM Reply Like
  • John Wilson
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    Al
    Obama scares me too
    http://exm.nr/1pAMQX8

     

    More than George Bush
    http://yhoo.it/1hFyajT

     

    http://bit.ly/1pAOFmK
    27 Feb 2014, 09:52 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Al,

     

    Perhaps you did not have a profit on it, then it would not be an issue. You asked a question, and I tried to give you an accurate answer.

     

    I'm sure (100% sure) that people sell personal belongings all the time and do not give a wit about potential tax issues, whether a profit was realized or not.

     

    I would not fear an audit if you did not report your instrument, or your coins, or your stamps... But the tax law is the tax law. That's all I was addressing. :)

     

    The US is not the USSR of old... Not yet, anyways.
    27 Feb 2014, 10:03 PM Reply Like
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    John W i am grateful for America an what the military,and complex has done for even me personally but it came with a hell of a price.
    27 Feb 2014, 10:06 PM Reply Like
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    John B yes sir i'm not being a wise guy,you are correct a rule on the book has to be stated as such but in practicality the circumstance and situation may not warrant such,the written rule is a template for scale.
    Thank you John B.

     

    Please lets not let America get like that,it's getting their though,especially the spying and data accumulation on individuals.
    27 Feb 2014, 10:16 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    John,W screwed that war up and inside they never have forgiven him...
    27 Feb 2014, 10:23 PM Reply Like
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    Our government is over-bearing and rules by fear (IRS, police, "the state", etc.) It's sad, but true.
    27 Feb 2014, 10:24 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    What Stalin & Hitler does to the soul of a survivor
    should never be allowed to be done by an american government and leadership if that comes to pass that is worse than a stock market crash.
    27 Feb 2014, 10:29 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    I will work to correct my error on the challenge as mentioned.
    27 Feb 2014, 10:32 PM Reply Like
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    Oh yeah - you can only place a stop loss on the security (UNG, UGAZ) itself. Can't tie it to the price of nat gas...
    27 Feb 2014, 10:36 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    John b i will make whatever decision under your rule with Tom,we are learning something together,
    Nothing like Blue Chip Utilities,like old wine.
    27 Feb 2014, 10:39 PM Reply Like
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    AL
    $4.45 was referring to NG futures.
    For (UNG) and (UGAZ) would be ~$24 for both,which quite possibly could get hit before turning back up again.
    NG is at a support zone at the moment, if that holds it will go up again. Don't despair, that's what the market does, exploiting ones emotions,greed and fear.
    28 Feb 2014, 05:06 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Tom O.K Groovy !
    28 Feb 2014, 05:44 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Tom i think we are both caught in a stubborn have to be right & that's o.k

     

    like someone who insist through life they are going to pay for their own funeral.
    28 Feb 2014, 07:33 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    The Gas crisis may be over their is some movement !
    28 Feb 2014, 08:09 AM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    AL,look at NG futures now!
    I'll write more about this later.
    28 Feb 2014, 09:07 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Tom you are a GENIES UNPARRELED !
    28 Feb 2014, 09:19 AM Reply Like
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    I wish I was,be careful we are not out of the water quite yet,it's moving in the right direction though.
    Remember hope,fear,hope,fear......
    28 Feb 2014, 09:34 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    That which would make an atheist cry in grief & love.
    28 Feb 2014, 09:36 AM Reply Like
  • John Wilson
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    Yahoo Finance front page story this morning. The mainstream financial media is now acknowledging manipulation of gold.

     

    "Gold Fix Study Points to Decade of Bank Manipulation"
    --Bloomberg
    http://yhoo.it/1kg33jC
    28 Feb 2014, 08:16 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    John elite clubs have their own rules,and the elite where kind enough to tell me stay back and watch don't touch !
    28 Feb 2014, 08:19 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » JW

     

    The issue is what is anyone going to do about it ?
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    IT
    very simple,position yourself on the same side as the manipulators!
    1 Mar 2014, 05:54 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Tommy

     

    Problem is they play both sides, let it rise, then let it fall....We have no idea what they will do..

     

    I thought below $1200 was a key number to play (NUGT) and either I guessed right or I knew what I was doing..

     

    Either way the green still looks the same to me !
    1 Mar 2014, 06:07 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Too true.
    1 Mar 2014, 06:09 PM Reply Like
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    No idea? Not quite sure about that.It's when we start overthinking and stop listening than yes thats true.
    1 Mar 2014, 09:37 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Follow the manipulator,too true.
    2 Mar 2014, 04:11 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Tom Get (ED)xperienced are you (ED)xperienced ? get (ED)xperienced...
    28 Feb 2014, 12:50 PM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    Not at the moment but plan to on weekend!
    Not necessarily......but experienced.
    Gotta connect those dot.
    This week was a pressure cooker but it's (kool)in down,at moment shorters are getting another chance to load up,before it pops over the weekend, then I'll start to look for an exit!
    28 Feb 2014, 01:09 PM Reply Like
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    Al,

     

    (BUI), (UTF), (DPG). Own one (not telling) and may be interested in another in a couple of weeks.
    28 Feb 2014, 01:12 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    So you think hold thru the week end,suggestion get rid of you non gas stuff and just go (D) BIG BOYZ !!!
    28 Feb 2014, 01:12 PM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    By the way your flying up I can only imagine that your heavily loaded on NG, reducing your position might not be unwise.
    28 Feb 2014, 01:23 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Over & out Sir !

     

    User i'll get back ! Uts can kick... most don't see that though ?
    28 Feb 2014, 01:39 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    User check these (DUK) (D) (NU) (UIL)
    28 Feb 2014, 06:08 PM Reply Like
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    Al,

     

    I don't really invest in individual stocks - mostly cefs. The one's I mentioned previously are all at double-digit discounts and pay decent yields and have navs that have been rising nicely since 2009.

     

    And I think if you check them out you'll find that two of them own D and I bet all three of them own at least some or all of the names you mentioned.

     

    Yep, I think utilities got beat down too much over the last 8 months or so.
    28 Feb 2014, 06:29 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    User (BUI) (UTF) (DPG) i will compare them on the (GOOG) graph To the previous mentioned.
    28 Feb 2014, 06:35 PM Reply Like
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    Google graph I have not used, but keep in mind to compare the nav vs. the market price ie:

     

    xbuix vs.

     

    bui
    28 Feb 2014, 06:38 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    They are stable but the (DUK) (D) (NU) (UIL) has higher spikes and longer amplitude.But over all comparable i have to compare the div which in case is between 4 & 5 %
    28 Feb 2014, 06:42 PM Reply Like
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    No,most use logic,and the wind cries Mary (DGAS). So if the common believe is that markets are rigged, than what's the point of applying, logic in the first place ?
    Over the last years many individuals have started trading, WS is a hungry beast, needs fresh meat.
    28 Feb 2014, 01:58 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    I sold my last purchase of ugaz and kept the smaller 1st purchase and ung,bought (D) the liquefier & Ut.
    28 Feb 2014, 02:03 PM Reply Like
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    According to my #1 trading rule, which I violated this week and had to pay the price for that ( pressure cooker ), (D) does not qualify at the moment for entry in terms of short-term Trading.
    But wish you well,also depends on the amount that you put into that position. 1/2 now. 1/2 later? 1/3,1/3,1/3.drip,drip?
    I'll unwind NG first-take a view days of after.
    28 Feb 2014, 02:24 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    I'm still in 1170 ung,374 ugaz i took my profits on the second ugaz buy D will hold me in position ,i'm with and waiting !
    28 Feb 2014, 02:28 PM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    Personally place an aggressive trade once a week or twice. My little brain can focus only on so much, I do prefer to sight the game before pulling the trigger!
    I might chase (UGAS) on Monday.
    28 Feb 2014, 02:43 PM Reply Like
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    AL
    Now we are in the stage of relieve,can you feel it?
    IMO , this is going to roar coming Monday,but needs confirmation,when greet arises,sell.
    28 Feb 2014, 05:13 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    You mean roar into spring and DGAZ.
    28 Feb 2014, 05:38 PM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    Roar next week. Today was just reversal. (DGAZ) later,don't know when, but later.
    28 Feb 2014, 05:46 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    I sold 2332 shares of (ugaz) today I still have 374 shares and 1170 of (UNG),can always go big monday i think i got a bit cautious ?
    28 Feb 2014, 05:50 PM Reply Like
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    Al,

     

    You ever deal in agriculture commodities?
    28 Feb 2014, 05:58 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Not yet i keep an eye on them though !
    28 Feb 2014, 06:06 PM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    Sorry,suggested so earlier,but didn't know your going to dump the largest position.
    The mistake I've made repeatedly recently was selling relieve and pointed that out in a previous blog. IT thought it was funny.
    Let's wait for conformation on Monday. Entering too early causes, hope fear hope fear,than relieve and when greet arises,sell.
    So easy but yet,difficult.
    Have been actively trading the past 3 years and still learning. Lets grow together !
    28 Feb 2014, 06:11 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Ok Tom so we hold our present positions until monday,or i can see if john will trad UNG for more ugaz ? It is going to be a long week for NG cause & Effect wise and it is a brutal trade.Savvy stuff...

     

    CW has some good ideas on AG's
    28 Feb 2014, 06:17 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Yo before i got on the net i did all this in pencil & paper,it worked i need to set up where i can do both now near at hand get the top 10 in the 10 sectors and in the and in energy,metals & ag's top 10 and have them at the mental finger tip.
    28 Feb 2014, 06:27 PM Reply Like
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    Lets finish NG first.
    28 Feb 2014, 06:36 PM Reply Like
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    CW
    Check out (CORN). After trending down has started to form a cup.
    28 Feb 2014, 06:40 PM Reply Like
  • CWinn1970
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    In the challenge I went with (JJG)...didn't purchase in RL. I don't have a clue if I'm evaluating correctly but I'm betting on things like the weather, time of year, etc to determine where it's going from here.

     

    Any thoughts on how to look at these?
    28 Feb 2014, 09:02 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    CW,
    Weekly shopping at the supermarket is one.
    28 Feb 2014, 09:04 PM Reply Like
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    CW
    Do like the chart of (JJG), price found support at previous lows of 2011 and 2012 and bounced of.
    Also grains underperformed last year same as other agriculturals. Weather is probably a factor but I do believe also some rotation is going on.
    Personally am bullish on this sector and do hold in RL.
    1 Mar 2014, 03:43 AM Reply Like
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    My thoughts when looking at the five year chart...

     

    Down/flat year followed by up year. Last year was down. Thinking should be up.

     

    Mid-year it makes it move to the peak. Getting into March so thinking it goes higher from here.

     

    Weather has been bad this year so far. Western areas of country are seeing drought conditions. If this widens, won't it provide an adverse effect which pushes price higher?

     

    Again, not at all sure if I'm looking at this right so that's why I went with it in challenge only.
    1 Mar 2014, 05:50 AM Reply Like
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    CW
    seems like your on to something,trust your inner self,over thinking just adds to confusion.
    People need to eat .
    Probability to go up is far greater than down,IMO.
    Nothing is ever 100%.
    Go long ( maybe 1/2 position) set a stop loss well below,and time will proof that decision right or wrong. As long as you feel hesitant you won't pull the trigger.
    1 Mar 2014, 07:16 AM Reply Like
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    CW
    I do see a trend reversal on the yearly chart,personally would set a stop-loss @ $44,if reached would indicate a false break out.
    1 Mar 2014, 07:26 AM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    Brutal for bulls last week,coming week rewarding. On the 5th (UGAZ) will start rolling!
    Monday in big , Tuesday out ,but we'll know for sure on Monday morning.
    Forget FA at the moment,IMO NG is hungry for bear meat,nothing more.Good night rest well and see you tomorow.
    28 Feb 2014, 06:31 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Tom i was worried about the priced in factor and the speed of backwardization in an unpredictable weather pattern.

     

    Tom as NG becomes more of the primary energy wow your right lets learn the unstable Gold stuff.
    28 Feb 2014, 08:51 PM Reply Like
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    One mo spike in NG,on the weekly it's still trending up.
    Probably one of the most volatile commodities at the moment.
    You didn't see the steep bastardization when NG was above $6?
    1 Mar 2014, 03:50 AM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    IT
    You have no interest in options?
    1 Mar 2014, 04:07 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    3 minds working as one is better than 1 of 3 dispersed minds.
    1 Mar 2014, 07:28 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    IT & CO Gooood Moooooorning !!
    1 Mar 2014, 07:31 AM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    Good Morning AL !
    1 Mar 2014, 07:43 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Good Morning Tom and Happy March 1st.
    1 Mar 2014, 07:57 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    I think we really took a sucker shot with this pres. we need to wake up.
    1 Mar 2014, 08:11 AM Reply Like
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    What do you mean?
    1 Mar 2014, 08:20 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    The waste of tx $ and the means it being generated,sloppy national administration at a time we need the very opposite,this country was built on the protestant work ethic and it worked,it's not leadership and the roots do go to the W administration which was actually just as incompetent.That Gulf War debacle is what ruined us and that idiot who pulled 9/11 knew exactly what he was doing in his evil stupid way.

     

    We really need to clean the effects of that decade up and move on.
    1 Mar 2014, 08:35 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    We really need to clean the effects of that decade up and move on,2000-2010

     

    And the Onus is on us or we get what we ask for,old style politics and it's dualities is obvious.
    1 Mar 2014, 08:38 AM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    OK,got it!
    I see so many things wrong in this world but am powerless to change anything . It's depressing.
    Prefer to see the beauty that also exists which produces good feelings and helps to keep a sharp mind. We live our lives and make decisions according to our own state of mind and get results accordingly. Yes one can complain about markets being manipulated,but I do find it easier to go along and reap the rewards,however refuse to do anybody harm.
    1 Mar 2014, 09:16 AM Reply Like
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    Al

     

    "That Gulf War debacle is what ruined us and that idiot who pulled 9/11 knew exactly what he was doing in his evil stupid way."

     

    Do you mean Dick Cheney here?
    1 Mar 2014, 02:17 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    John,
    In part,yes.Trillions in Damage,then the melt down then Katrina by then even i started to cry.
    But it was the ever falling interest rate and the housing bubble,and borrowers and buyers that nailed it for me onto broken live's suicides and harder times.
    1 Mar 2014, 02:22 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    1st and foremost those retard's in the desert ,in 95 i was told to never mention them again and that we have a problem.

     

    Cheney's another story.
    1 Mar 2014, 02:34 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    John,

     

    They where afraid of whole cities off the map,still are,ALL DATA IS CENTRALIZED no longer compartmental,it is what it is.
    1 Mar 2014, 02:43 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    John the man was suppressive and it didn't help,all logic was suspended.We are going to make it alright.
    1 Mar 2014, 03:56 PM Reply Like
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    AL
    My personal mistake was to not letting the dust settle after a 20%+ plunge! After a large up or down move it is better to wait out the consolidation process and initiate an aggressive trade after either trend continuation or reversal has been confirmed.
    Going in while price is consolidation is a though time to be in.
    Sucker shot? wouldn't see it that way,jumping the gun,yes.
    1 Mar 2014, 08:31 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    TOM,
    You got it,forget that crap ^ up their and worry about ourselves and our futures,

     

    Nat gas in the short run is the only thing going for the dynamics & structure of this portfolio then it' the end of the season head the utilities will come into being they are now the providers and generate on the stuff.
    1 Mar 2014, 09:06 AM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    That's it AL. Absolutely agree.
    Always look at the bright side of live..........
    Positive vibrations.........yeah positive
    It's the weekend lets enjoy live !
    If you can't beat them,than join them.
    1 Mar 2014, 09:27 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Tom sometimes we bend with the wind and make lemonade.
    1 Mar 2014, 10:38 AM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    And that wind is howling , like a hurricane !
    We are survivors .
    1 Mar 2014, 11:37 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    TX X and getting rid of some sentimental items now so i can rip the rugs and kiss NE goodbye !!
    I probably do owe on the musical instrument i go back tuesday hopefully it's a rap.
    1 Mar 2014, 11:42 AM Reply Like
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    al roman,

     

    Looking at (DANG) and wondering if investors have missed the boat on this one. Huge gains in the last week or so.

     

    Upside?
    Good entry point?

     

    I appreciate your thoughts or what others may say about (DANG).

     

    Opened a small position in (NOA). Interested to see where it goes.

     

    Have a great day.
    1 Mar 2014, 11:43 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    DC the brokers say guidance is 15,it passed it yesterday
    15.08 and is still rated a strong buy,i was at 15 i bumped it up to 17.

     

    (NOA) your on to something,right in you back yard,probably.
    1 Mar 2014, 11:51 AM Reply Like
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    al roman,

     

    Thanks for the insight. I will keep an eye on (DANG) and see if there is enough of a pullback to set up a decent entry point.

     

    Any Chinese equivalents to (UPS) or FedEx out there?
    Internet shopping will continue to grow in China. Is there a play on the companies who delivery the goods?

     

    Sun is shining in WNY. Calm before the next storm or two. March coming in like a lamb, at least for a day.
    1 Mar 2014, 11:58 AM Reply Like
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    DC,

     

    That's a good assignment Chinese (ups) equivalents.

     

    We shall overcome but like wow man !
    1 Mar 2014, 12:03 PM Reply Like
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    Didn't intend homework.

     

    It is the weekend and I try to never have homework assignments carry over.

     

    I will be searching as well, al. Maybe between the two of us, we can find the next BIG stock.

     

    Cheers
    1 Mar 2014, 12:10 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    DC,

     

    (CSIQ) ?
    1 Mar 2014, 12:13 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    RIQ on WSB would certainly have insight!

     

    Ironic that I am using google to search for Chinese (UPS) equivalents?
    1 Mar 2014, 12:22 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    OR Ben Gee.
    1 Mar 2014, 12:26 PM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    AL,are you moving voluntarily or by force?
    1 Mar 2014, 12:36 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Tom, Voluntarily.

     

    Not leaving SA and you guys,want to get business going.NE is a dead end for me now.
    1 Mar 2014, 12:40 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Want to get my Westie Gold freaks in front of the screen finish on an up & up then work out of the closet and mattress hahhahahahahaha!!!!!!!
    1 Mar 2014, 12:45 PM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    Good to hear that. Arizona?
    1 Mar 2014, 12:42 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Tom a 3rd guy about wood,what the H is going on out here.Guy wanted wood.
    1 Mar 2014, 01:53 PM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    Some one else trying to steal you fire wood?
    1 Mar 2014, 05:07 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    No a friend i haven't seen in awhile him and his girlfriend got an $8000.00 bed,i gave them 3 day supply in the beginning of winter until they could get the $200.00 for a delivery,i told him no more get you priorities straight he came by with her begging for wood,i later saw him down the road in the woods hauling some out.

     

    A lot of this that's affected us is about priorities.
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    Girlfriend $8000.00 bed does tell something about his priorities! I guess he can have a woody only for so long before it gets cold.
    1 Mar 2014, 09:47 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Must be a vibrating bed for that price.. Made of gold ??
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  • al roman
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    Leather Coach too.Food stamps...babies with every girl friend.
    2 Mar 2014, 03:20 AM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Sounds like it could be a rap song...
    2 Mar 2014, 10:40 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Just talked to a buddy in Phoenix who says its over run with drugs and gangs ?
    1 Mar 2014, 02:06 PM Reply Like
  • Ordinary Average Guy
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    I suppose they have a few shady characters there as well.
    1 Mar 2014, 02:46 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Maybe next election theme should be take back America.
    1 Mar 2014, 02:52 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    What really supprizes me is the resented from the least expected,you know.
    1 Mar 2014, 02:56 PM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    Because of the war on drugs. Michael Douglas made a great movie about that subject.
    He basically was head of the gov. anti drug agency,his daughter was an addict,which in the beginning he condemned.
    And at the end he said " I can't declare war on my own people".
    1 Mar 2014, 05:14 PM Reply Like
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    AL
    the next take back? You'll have two choices.
    Last time people where promised change!
    Didn't seem to have worked out that well.
    1 Mar 2014, 05:21 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    It is our collective responsibility.
    1 Mar 2014, 06:05 PM Reply Like
  • John Wilson
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    Next election will be an election where the incumbent vacates which leaves it wide open.

     

    Jesse Ventura would run unattached to any political party, with Howard Stern as VP, (1) if sufficient grass-roots effort for him to have ballot access in all 50 states can take place, and (2) if people demand for him to be included in the debates.

     

    Otherwise expect more of the DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans in 2016.

     

    Jesse's dad told him "All politicians are crooks". Jesse asked How can you say that? His dad said how else could they, (and would they) spend $1 million to get elected for a $100,000 job?

     

    George Washington was the last president to not belong to a political party. Why is that somehow a bad idea?
    1 Mar 2014, 04:28 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    John we have to start planning and now.
    I miss the Old Guard,mature,seasoned & adult.
    1 Mar 2014, 04:42 PM Reply Like
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    JW
    Now Stern would be a kicker.
    I don't get the impression that it matters much which party rather who sponsors the campaign.
    As far as i remember Universities and Pharmas. where large contributors last time. They sure got their moneys worth!
    1 Mar 2014, 05:31 PM Reply Like
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    George was a Freemason though!
    1 Mar 2014, 06:38 PM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    A comparison on PAPER vs. Gold in 1913 vs. today.
    A couple of posts from another article .

     

    Poster #1
    If you go to the Bureau of labor and Statistics (http://1.usa.gov/tj5h8X) and use their inflation calculator...a $100 in 1913 is that same as $2,353.10 today. So it seems that Gold has a way to go before it reaches it's true level.

     

    CoinsK Poster #2

     

    So a $20 Gold coin today would be worth $1286.00 Melt value X 5 for $100 of Gold from the same date 1913 .Mr. calculator tells me that would be $6430.00 not counting for the collectable http://bit.ly/1eD0jta and or numismatic
    http://bit.ly/1avusd5 value for 5 St.Gaudens $20 Gold Coins..
    Somebody's math in favor of Dollars vs. Gold doesn't add up here.Just doing the comparison on Gold Coins from 1913 vs. Notes(Paper Money) ,makes Gold Coins the BEST value compared to paper fiat FRN's etc.
    1 Mar 2014, 04:43 PM Reply Like
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    They'll just confiscate it,if we do not reverse the path we are on,Freedom needs to be revived or a new dark age is upon us.

     

    Gov. has to eat too and live with themselves.And Gov. is never ever never WRONG !
    1 Mar 2014, 04:58 PM Reply Like
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    You have come to fight as free men, and free men you are. What will you do with that freedom? Will you fight? Aye, fight and you may die, run and you'll live. At least a while. And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!

     

    — William Wallace

     

    I thought this went well with the taking back our freedom discussion. I would rather stay away from a new dark age.
    1 Mar 2014, 05:03 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    God Bless the United States of America,please.
    1 Mar 2014, 05:05 PM Reply Like
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    It appears that he's left the building!
    1 Mar 2014, 05:16 PM Reply Like
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    Al

     

    "Govt has to eat too."

     

    As Doug Casey says, to the government we are nothing but tax milk cows, but if they get hungry enough we can become tax beef cattle (bail-in, confiscate).

     

    They have no problem. End justifies the means.
    1 Mar 2014, 06:04 PM Reply Like
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    I really don't blame him or her.
    1 Mar 2014, 06:06 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    The Jaws of the Beast

     

    it kill an old man and cripple a young one and Big Brother knows it.
    1 Mar 2014, 06:27 PM Reply Like
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    John I read this recently. "No one ever makes friends by turning their sacred cows(Government) into hamburger."
    LOL I love to show this to the fans of BIG govt.
    1 Mar 2014, 07:27 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Putin timed this move nicely didn't he ??
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    IT
    I see Putin as the smartest Politician of our times. Not that I like him,but boy he's got brains!
    1 Mar 2014, 05:38 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » TOMMY

     

    He handled Cyprus like a genius. Stated he intended to potentially buy those banks as all his commies were wiring their money out of them..

     

    Knows Obama cannot nor will not do anything as he proved with Syria..
    1 Mar 2014, 06:11 PM Reply Like
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    The irony with Syria was that the Nobel prize winner for peace was beating the war drums and the bad "MF" actually came up with a peaceful solution.
    Yes 6 is 9,in an upside down world.
    1 Mar 2014, 06:25 PM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    Yes he did !
    Gold UP $30 Dollars today DOW Down 200 points
    http://bit.ly/93Fihn
    3 Mar 2014, 01:31 PM Reply Like
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    IT
    Staying in cash seems the most prudent choice there is at the moment,this market is gona blow up anytime.
    5year anniversary coming up this week,and price behavior appears very odd.
    Here is a link to a site,please check out on the comment section what Paul has to say.
    Have been reading his posts for the last couple of weeks and think it's important to investors and traders alike!
    http://bit.ly/1g1mKVc
    1 Mar 2014, 05:47 PM Reply Like
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    Here is what Paul Falkner's post.Next week on Wednesday/Thursday there's the anniversary of exact 5 years of bull market (since 2009). . As you all know (or not, lol!) 5 is a Fibonacci number and almost all bull markets lived up to aprox. 5 years. Don't short it until the may trend reverses. If you short the next few days, all you'll do is excite the algo-bots to create more squeeze-up in order to eliminate the fresh shorts. . So, if bearish, the best strategy would be to just stay in cash a few days in order to reduce the % amount of shorts in the market. . If a lot of retailers will continue to short this market, the bots will push this market further (squeezing them) and this bull-market will head to the next Fibonacci number : 8. Do you want another 3 years of relentless bull market? Than short the next 3-4 days (like Descartes and other people that don't know NOTHING about this market are doing!) . If bearish , be intelligent and just stay in cash although the market may bent to the downside in order to excite a little bit the bears to take shorts! Stay in cash, calmly, and let first the medium trend to bent to the downside! After that you'll short! Not now! Hope you have the brains to understand me !!!!!!!
    1 Mar 2014, 06:10 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » TOMMY

     

    Yes, the *IT FIB* agrees with you !! hehe
    1 Mar 2014, 08:32 PM Reply Like
  • Land of Milk and Honey
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    What's wrong with 3 more years of a bull market?

     

    I'm not shorting... just keeping it a bit light into cash (not an experienced shorter.)
    5 Mar 2014, 11:48 PM Reply Like
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    LOMAH
    There is nothing wrong with 3 more years.
    In fact it might be time for perma bears to reconsider their view and don't miss out another 3 years.
    6 Mar 2014, 04:50 AM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    Frothy markets are dangerous markets.
    6 Mar 2014, 07:07 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    And the rumblings in the east don't help.
    6 Mar 2014, 07:08 AM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    Frothy markets are dangerous markets.

     

    Agree Coins and that can turn either way,real quick.
    6 Mar 2014, 07:25 AM Reply Like
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    And another Post of Paul.
    Thank you Martin for your words. I'll give you and all here one clue: like in the accounting pair Debit-Credit the algo-bots are positioning on the other side of the trade vs humans. What are stupid retailers do? SHORT, SHORT, SHORT! What algo-bots will do ? Squeeze! (because a short is a promise to buy a certain amount of stocks at a lower price than at the moment of buying the short). And thus appears the relentless upside! Take a break from shorting (but don't take longs at this heights) ... just stay in cash for a few days / maximum a week. If enough traders get this message something will change. Because if shorting retailers suddendly disappear (without rising in parallel the volum of retail longs) a change will appear in the algo-bot. They will start to take positions one against each other benting this trend to the downside. After this trend is already turned will be the moment when the retailers should short on an already turned trend ! . I repeat: I've been senior trader for an investment bank in US more than 10 years, I know what I'm speaking, I know how bots are working. . . Just take a brake "en masse" a few days / a week from shorting and wait... you'll see what will happen! :)
    1 Mar 2014, 06:11 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Pretty Sobering.
    1 Mar 2014, 06:11 PM Reply Like
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    To me,that pretty much explains market action of the last 2 weeks.
    Paul is quite out spoken,but he knows what he is talking about!
    1 Mar 2014, 06:29 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Theirs a whole universe out their,ya

     

    "Such a shame to waste this time away like this,i don't live today but maybe tomorrow i just can't tell"

     

    Monday,i,we,whatever ? put our body back into the game so Gov. can eat and sleep well.
    1 Mar 2014, 06:47 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Tom the Bots will factor the cash in the most profitable least resistance sector ?
    1 Mar 2014, 07:22 PM Reply Like
  • John Wilson
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    IT

     

    I just heard of this. It has not appeared in US business news media.

     

    High level bank executives committing suicide. One was JP Morgan executive.
    Not in US news.