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  • Argus downgrades Chevron on valuation, prefers Exxon [View news story]
    I already owned CVX. This article Made me buy XOM instead of more CVX. I like the idea of owning both.
    May 26 02:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Silver: Do You Think It Is Breaking Out? [View article]
    Sprott Silver (PSLV) might be a buy now. The premium over spot is less than 2% now. It was over 20% and they "really" have the stuff. I bought in, check it out.
    Jan 20 09:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Breakout In Process, Thanks To Germany [View article]
    With-in the last year I have purchased (4) rental houses in the Phoenix area. I think I have bought them at the low. The bunch have a positive cash flow of +30%. If all are rented and they are. Plus they have all jumped in price since I bought at the lows. (I think). This is starting to be my best investment ever. But I also have about 20% of net worth in PM for a back-up.
    Jan 18 11:18 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Another Real Estate Bubble? [View article]
    I am an small time investor in the Phoenix area. I just bought my 4th rental. All are rented at about 25% positive cash flow. I bought all at about 40% of new prices. All are 5 to 6 years old. I needed 20% down and the last one closed at 3 7/8% interest for thirty years. The gov is helping but I also needed to prove that I didn't really need the money to Qualify?
    Nov 20 10:37 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Housing Finally Hit Bottom? [View article]
    I just bought 4 houses in Arizona. Bought all for less than 1/2 of what they sold for originally. None older than 5 years old, all tile roofs and stucco. All in master planned community's. All leased for a positive all flow of about 38% monthly. I put 20 % down, interest rate 4 3/4%, (as an investor, which is 1% higher).
    Tell me how I can lose?
    Jul 15 02:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why You Should Avoid Chevron At These Prices [View article]
    I just bought in at 105. I think I'll keep it as part of my core holdings.
    Feb 21 10:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Terrifying Charts Driving Me To Gold [View article]
    Not so!!

    I have done it. By living below my means for 30 years. Now if I can just hang on to it?
    Dec 9 12:57 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A 'Dumb Money' PSA: Get Out Of The S&P 500 [View article]
    Well, I agree, things are too crazy in the market for me. I think there is manipulation (of some kind) under the surface. I have pulled out, a little to early perhaps. But I'm out until things are more clear.
    Nov 2 12:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Signs of a Phoenix Housing Recovery Good for Homebuilders [View article]
    We just bought another investment house. It is 30 miles south of Phoenix. Putting 20% down, the free cash flow from renting out is $400 a month. These houses sold once for $270k, bought now for 100k. Rented out now for $1100 month. Built 2006/2007.
    Jun 4 12:15 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cheap Houses vs. Pricey Stocks: Real Estate Currently Has Better Relative Value [View article]
    I signed papers on a 3300 sq ft house today!, newer, w/3/car for $100000. The current owner wants to sign a lease for $1000 a month for 3 years. (short sale). Positive cash flow from day one. I have 2 more I should buy. But they almost are to good to be true. They scare me?? LOL??
    Jun 1 12:38 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Time to Reallocate From Silver to Gold Draws Near [View article]
    I have been buying PM for years. But with the run-up in silver, I'm way out of balance. I have been trading out of silver into gold, for a the last week. I will continue trading until my chosen balance is 60/40 gold to silver. In a way I'm just taking profits, without getting into paper money. I don't need to hit the highs, that never works for me. But good luck with that!
    Apr 25 10:57 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Disturbing Truth About Silver's Rally [View article]
    I am a PM nut with 30% my assets in PM. In my humble opinion silver has run to far, to fast. I'm dumping 1/2 my silver to buy more gold. I'll be locking in a 200% on the silver. And buying into an asset that is up only 100% in the same time frame. (cash is trash)
    Apr 15 03:11 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I'm Betting Cisco Will Rise Above $22/Share Soon [View article]
    I'm Happy at $22.05, in 5 weeks, thanks for the heads-up on CSCO.
    Feb 5 12:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I'm Betting Cisco Will Rise Above $22/Share Soon [View article]
    I bought on 11/30 for $19.15 for all the reasons stated. I placed my bets, seems like a smart bet we will see!
    Dec 31 11:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Three 'Backdoor' Ways to Play Emerging Markets in 2011 [View article]
    Great article : I jumped on UL and TEF they are both my style of investing : Value with Possibilties. Thanks
    Dec 27 08:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment