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  • Greece: The Slow Motion, Multi-Year Train Wreck [View article]
    Bill,
    I agree. Everything the EU is doing for Greece is with Italy, Spain and Portugal in their cost analysis.

    I would be stupid for Greece to leave the EU but Greece hasn't proven to be very smart.
    Jul 3, 2015. 05:34 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Equity CEFs: Back Up The Truck On SCD [View instapost]
    Doug
    I see that Walter A Row III at Eaton Vance has announced his retirement. I know you are a big fan of Eaton Vance and I am as well.

    Are you concerned about his departure?
    Jul 1, 2015. 07:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has CEFL Done As Badly As It Looks? [View article]
    The last three comments put the nail in the coffin for me on CEFL.
    I like the concept but not the implementation.
    Jul 1, 2015. 04:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Equity CEFs: Back Up The Truck On SCD [View instapost]
    I own SCD and was getting ready to pull the trigger and sell. I like the portfolio diversity but SCD just can't seem to move in the right direction.

    This is a good example of the Insanity of CEF investing you often write about.

    Thanks for the timely article.
    Jul 1, 2015. 04:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Bought Greek Stocks Today [View article]
    Greece is the spoiled brat of the family that keeps coming back to Mom & Dad and asking for more money. Eventually Mom & Dad have to say NO! to bring this spoiled brat in line. No spoiled brat thinks they are spoiled. They think they are misunderstood and unloved.

    As painful as it might be for the parents, at some point they will have to kick that spoiled kid out of the house and let life teach them a lesson.
    Jun 30, 2015. 07:52 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Eurozone rejects Greece's bailout extension request [View news story]
    Put Greece and all us out of this misery. Tell Greece the talking is over - agree or get out of the EU.
    Jun 30, 2015. 06:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Drop In How Many U.S. Stocks Equaled 1 Greek Economy? [View article]
    The EU should take Greece out to the whipping shed and then turn towards Portugal, Italy and Spain and ask; "Who wants to be next?" That is when this will end.
    Jun 30, 2015. 01:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What To Do As Greece Crosses The Rubicon [View article]
    They have to let Greece fail or agree to their terms. Greece is the smallest of the countries in trouble. They are sending a clear message to Spain, Italy and Portugal.
    Jun 29, 2015. 04:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • When Does Greece Actually Get Scary? [View article]
    It is both a brilliant and dumb move by Prime Minister Tsipras. He promised the people he would get a better agreement.

    He has failed so he is now going to the people and ask for a vote. If the people vote to stay in the EU then he just does what the people want and doesn't have to live up to his promise.
    Jun 29, 2015. 09:06 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • National Bank Of Greece, Lights Out? [View article]
    Greece needs to just go away. This is the ultimate soap opera of politics. Just turn off the money to Greece, send a message to Portugal and Italy and get it done.
    Jun 28, 2015. 10:00 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Review Of 10 Themes Shaping Markets In 2015 [View article]
    It might be to our military and economic advantage to let Russia have Greece. Let them suck Russia dry of their already weak resources.
    Jun 23, 2015. 04:16 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The IBD 50 Gets Captured In New ETF [View article]
    One has to stay on top of these stocks and exit quickly as you say. With a full time stressful job and a family it became too difficult. I also did not have enough money at the time to diversify. Most of my large sums of cash were in my 401K and they don't allow this kind of stock trading.

    The one thing I learned is that it is easy to pick a great stock and buy it. The hardest part is selling it. It is our nature to fall in love with anything that treats us nice. When a stock has moved up we fall in love and can't come to grips with selling it. I nailed Taser on the buy side and the sell side. But it doesn't always work that well. Even today after 30 years of investing I struggle to sell. At least I understand why I am ambivalent.

    Overall I have been successful in the market and I plan to retire early.

    Thanks for reading my post. I wish you success. I plan to take a position in FFTY in the first downturn.
    Jun 21, 2015. 07:26 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The IBD 50 Gets Captured In New ETF [View article]
    bjrad
    I have been a fan of the IBD 50 for many years. I use to follow it closely but as I grew older the risk taking was too much. About 5 years ago I wrote IBD many times urging them to create an ETF but they never responded. I wonder what took so long.

    One of my greatest stock picks was Taser which I found in the IBD50. I bought a Harley using part of my gains and paid cash.

    I plan to take a small position just to enjoy watching it.
    Jun 20, 2015. 11:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • When You Look Back On This Moment In History [View article]
    Hussman is a brilliant writer. Those who cannot analyze or think for themselves are lured into his argument.

    The problem is he has been wrong for the past 6 years and has cost his followers a lot of money.
    Jun 19, 2015. 09:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • RPG Is A Solid Growth ETF That Thoroughly Outperformed SPY Over The Last 9 Years [View article]
    Galicianova
    There is more to investing than just the cost. Total performance is more important than cost.
    Jun 18, 2015. 10:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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