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  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 122 [View instapost]
    Personally, I will use my main account for the same purpose as the current one, that being to demonstrate and do testing on the Blockdesk Trading Tools. I may run a second one devoted to dividend investing for comparison purposes. For dividend payers to equal what I am using currently, interest will have to climb enough to make REITs more viable though IMO.
    Jun 14, 2015. 07:31 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 122 [View instapost]
    Actually it sounds like just more of the same old whining about taxes, even to the point of obvious duplications ie. Property Tax, ยท Real Estate Tax .
    Many of those taxes are NOT general revenue taxes, but taxes that are necessary to support the uses they are directed at such as the Fishing license and fuel tax. I hear people whining about fuel tax in the same breath that they whine about Potholes. You cannot have these services without paying for them. I don't mind paying the Fish & Game service for a fishing/hunting license, as there would be no fish left without the F&G Dept to manage fisheries and wildlife.The US is one of the least taxed countries in the world. Just ask Canadians and the Britts about fuels taxes and the taxes that pay for health care. Ever hear of the VAT? there is no more onerous tax system in the world that hits those least able to pay.
    There is certainly abuse in every taxation system; but think about the hidden taxation in so many other countries that is corruption and the expectation of bribes. Without someone paying for the 911 service, both my wife and I might both be dead. If you don't like phone taxes, get rid of your phone, you likely don't say anything worth the money you pay for even the basic service anyway.
    "I don't need anger management.
    I need people to stop irritating me!
    My people skills are just fine.
    It's my tolerance to idiots that needs work."
    Thank you Crade for the timely quotes.
    Jun 14, 2015. 07:26 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 121 [View instapost]
    I wish my meds worked as well as Peter's methods. I no longer can bear full weight on my Rt leg, some days no weight at all.
    It's a progressive thing. Started with a helicopter crash up in the Ia Drang Valley in 71. I was fully ambulatory until about 10 years ago, which is not to say I was without pain, it was just more tolerable.

    Anyway, the ideas about the Investment club/fund are beginning to get some ideas moving around. Sending me an email address where I can include you in the discussion in no way obligates anyone to invest. It is just open discussion of ideas. I look forward to possibly hearing from a few more of you. There may well be advantages to being a "Charter Member".
    Jun 3, 2015. 05:46 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 121 [View instapost]
    MarketWatch has a nice article on BioTechs. http://on.mktw.net/1FW...
    I personally have done well with AKRX in the last year or so, but all 10 that they list have decent possibilities IMO.
    BioTechs have outperformed the S&P ever since 2008.
    May 31, 2015. 10:04 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You Took Good Care Of The Market While I Was Gone [View article]
    Thank you again Peter. As the Market has gotten more sideways, it's great to have some insight. It seems that while the best buys get fewer, the performance of Blockdesk data becomes ever more valuable.
    May 31, 2015. 09:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 121 [View instapost]
    In my experience, ETFs are great in a climbing market, but they bite in a sideways one like we have.
    Still, my investing style is so different from most that my experience may be different from someone using a different strategy.

    I rarely hold a stock for more than 90 days. I have a much more active approach, with strict time and price targets.
    May 31, 2015. 09:21 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 121 [View instapost]
    When Umpiring little league in Iowa in the 80's, I refused to call shoulder high strikes like the other umpires. All the other umpires said "It's Little League, Give the pitcher a break" I replied "Give the Batter a break!!"
    May 31, 2015. 09:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 120 [View instapost]
    I sympathize with you. All I'll say was that I coached Little League here in Albuquerque in like 1973. If I pulled a kid out of the game in order to play more players, the parents were unreal. Kids were great, Parents drove me crazed!!
    May 31, 2015. 09:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 120 [View instapost]
    If we are going back more than a year, it's going to take a while to sort through like 5 trades a month to see the 4 "Runner-Ups". JAZZ has been my best performer in recent memory as I bought quite a bit at 123 handle about a year ago after it oversold. I closed out the last of that at ~ $176, but have bought more in the $150 range since. I'll need to build a spreadsheet to go past a year probably.

    Over the last month though, I have had so much pain that most days I don't even cross the hall to check my email. Back pain just saps everything out of you after enough time. I still cannot put but a tiny bit of weight on my Rt leg. <sigh> Dr Appt the 11th.
    Anyone want to buy a 65 T-Bird? Resto almost done, but I can't work on it, and my wife can't drive it since her stroke.
    Putting it for sale sometime in the next week after we get a better idea of it's value. Hope to get >13K anyway.
    May 31, 2015. 09:02 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 120 [View instapost]
    Someone recently asked where we were at the start of the year, and were we up on the year. I went back through old posts until I found some. The month of December was pretty rough, so I am including early December as well as a better reference point.
    Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments!! Chapter 98.... [View instapost]
    SO WHAT DOES THE NEW YEAR BRING ? PAIN ? EUPHORIA?
    THIS WAS JAN 1
    1 Interesting -105,706.93 227,420.00 100,000.00 121,713.07 21.71%
    2 JohnBinTN -98,367.99 211,179.00 100,000.00 112,811.01 12.81%
    3 EconomicAnalyst -110,275.16 222,440.63 100,000.00 112,165.47 12.17%
    4 cbowman -27,112.25 138,004.10 100,000.00 110,891.85 10.89%
    5 OldWarrior -92,447.09 194,816.46 100,000.00 102,369.37 2.37%
    6 User7 40,455.43 61,893.92 100,000.00 102,349.35 2.35%
    7 crademan 95.93 101,598.95 100,000.00 101,694.88 1.69%
    8 kanwar99 -83,129.30 200,208.41 100,000.00 99,836.69 -0.16%
    9 deercreekvols 8,729.85 84,268.50 100,000.00 92,998.35 -7.00%
    10 Cwinn -36,966.13 120,179.00 100,000.00 83,212.87 -16.79%
    11 JohnWilson 5,924.07 71,412.00 100,000.00 77,336.07 -22.66%
    12 nocnurzfred -71,477.37 136,278.60 100,000.00 64,801.23 -35.20%
    13 Carl2014 -73,525.99 137,029.23 100,000.00 63,503.24 -36.50%
    14 NewbieTrader 526.03 52,775.50 100,000.00 53,301.53 -46.70%
    15 lockbrain 889.01 46,120.00 100,000.00 47,009.01 -52.99%
    16 MadcapLaughs -75,764.76 107,395.35 100,000.00 31,630.59 -68.37

    However we started December much better.
    Dec 1
    1 JohnBinTN -97,701.96 215,407.00 100,000.00 117,705.04 17.71%
    2 User7 16,932.53 96,017.12 100,000.00 112,949.65 12.95%
    3 EconomicAnalyst -103,541.65 214,070.91 100,000.00 110,529.26 10.53%
    4 cbowman -11,788.73 121,749.80 100,000.00 109,961.07 9.96%
    5 OldWarrior -65,435.22 172,919.05 100,000.00 107,483.83 7.48%
    6 Interesting -92,796.17 199,625.00 100,000.00 106,828.83 6.83%
    7 crademan 5,203.04 97,130.58 100,000.00 102,333.62 2.33%
    8 deercreekvols 9,639.35 90,585.00 100,000.00 100,224.35 0.22%
    9 JohnWilson 26,770.56 62,920.00 100,000.00 89,690.56 -10.31%
    10 Cwinn 10,117.96 76,208.95 100,000.00 86,326.91 -13.67%
    11 nocnurzfred -71,392.79 145,954.60 100,000.00 74,561.81 -25.44%
    12 Carl2014 -73,028.17 136,097.72 100,000.00 63,069.55 -36.93%
    13 kanwar99 -6,118.66 102,504.20 100,000.00 55,707.48 -44.29%
    14 NewbieTrader 524.79 49,530.50 100,000.00 50,055.29 -49.94%
    15 MadcapLaughs -75,251.77 107,715.55 100,000.00 32,463.78 -67.54%

    Then
    Dec 4
    1 JohnBinTN -97,766.21 214,536.50 100,000.00 116,770.29 16.77%
    2 User7 16,936.70 98,786.30 100,000.00 115,723.00 15.72%
    3 EconomicAnalyst -103,609.74 215,606.07 100,000.00 111,996.33 12.00%
    4 OldWarrior -50,564.81 160,856.70 100,000.00 110,291.89 10.29%
    5 cbowman -8,150.63 118,393.25 100,000.00 110,242.62 10.24%
    6 Interesting -108,901.10 218,097.00 100,000.00 109,195.90 9.20%
    7 crademan 95.65 102,788.69 100,000.00 102,884.34 2.88%
    8 deercreekvols 23,062.88 70,417.50 100,000.00 93,480.38 -6.52%
    9 lockbrain 887.05 88,500.00 100,000.00 89,387.05 -10.61%
    10 JohnWilson 26,777.16 59,365.00 100,000.00 86,142.16 -13.86%
    11 Cwinn 10,120.45 75,281.00 100,000.00 85,401.45 -14.60%
    12 nocnurzfred -71,439.74 145,374.55 100,000.00 73,934.81 -26.07%
    13 Carl2014 -73,076.20 135,954.55 100,000.00 62,878.35 -37.12%
    14 NewbieTrader 524.91 50,769.50 100,000.00 51,294.41 -48.71%
    15 kanwar99 -6,122.68 97,742.30 100,000.00 46,655.48 -53.34%
    16 MadcapLaughs -75,301.26 106,029.60 100,000.00 30,728.34 -69.27
    Dec 4, 2014.

    Most of us are definitly up on the year, but a few are better off using the December 1 date as a better starting point to see where we wanted to be by now. Dec was horrible for me, but I have recovered, as have most of us that took big hits in December.
    May 18, 2015. 12:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 118 [View instapost]
    "All the gold ever mined in history is worth some $6 trillion"
    At ~$1220/Troy ounce, my math puts the total at around 5 Billion ounces, or around 70k Tonnes. If national reserves are all under 1k Tonnes except a very elite handful, where is all the rest of that gold? Does anyone know of a site that lists gold reserves/country and what the total is? This is more just out of curiosity rather than an actual interest in investing in PMs. (I talk about why I do not invest in them elsewhere.)
    May 17, 2015. 11:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 118 [View instapost]
    McAfee can be set to block PUPS. In my settings, any time I install a new program, or update a current program, I have to give that program permission to make changes to my computer in any way. I can block it, allow it one-time permission, or continuous. I also use CCCleaner to monitor all programs and clean up my startup list, as well as clearing up space. CCCleaner will even do 7 (or more) pass erases to wipe free space to DoD convention.
    Lastly, I use SuperantiSpyware to also show me what is running on my computer. It catches things that Norton missed, and even was the program I used when I caught a virus that was designed to attack Norton. The Virus corrupted almost every Norton file, and the Symantec Site could not clean up my system. That was when I switched to McAfee.
    Still, unless you have your own IT department like I do (a son who owns an IT company), almost every computer has vulnerabilities that no generic program can patch.

    Security must be designed around your system, OS, and usage.
    May 17, 2015. 11:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 120 [View instapost]
    OK Here is what I have been thinking about for the last month or so, and beginning some research on. EA and I have been talking more amongst ourselves about some kind of "Investment Club".

    While we are still very early in the research phase, one thing to research is how much serious interest there would be. There are other things to consider such as how much capital we want to start with initially; as well as how it would be contributed and how it would be used.

    In other words, we need to open some discussion before we can even know what to research. For that reason, I am willing to start a mailstring of interested people. If you are serious about being part of some investment project, please message me an email address that you will monitor, and I will start an initial mailstring. Once I establish that your email address is valid, I will add you to our string. After that, we can start throwing ideas around.

    (I will have to validate email addresses in case some Lurker tries to get our String. I suggest creating an email address just for this purpose to start with. No personal info beyond the minimum should be sent me at this phase)
    No email address should be posted "in-the-clear" here on SA as Bot programs will snatch it and it will be spammed to death within a week. If you message me an email addy, I will reply from a temp addy before we start using the string Live.

    In the meantime, there is a lot we can discuss here in general terms if IT will allow it. If we get enough discussion going, we will move to a dedicated Blog. Nothing is going to happen like "Overnight" at this point, we just want to assess interest and get some discussion going. Eventually, if we reach a level of real interest, I can even foresee some Ventrillo or even Skype meetings. (Ventrillo is (or was) a Voice only chat program. I'll check to make sure their site is still open.)
    I do not expect that the initial investment will be much to start with, at least until we get the bugs worked out; but that too is open for discussion.
    May 17, 2015. 11:23 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 119 [View instapost]
    Thomas Jefferson would have had his slaves drive him to the Polls.

    He is far from my Idol.
    May 17, 2015. 11:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 119 [View instapost]
    IT
    I use http://bit.ly/1dtRWlj, but use a blocker program to reduce the "Pushed" ads. They report PMs in real-time worldwide, as well as indexes.
    The site itself is safe, but my security programs warn me against following links to many advertisers there.
    May 17, 2015. 10:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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