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  • How To Use The CAPE Ratio To Double The Return Of The S&P 500 [View article]
    Ben Graham in his seminar on simple methods of stock picking suggested a basket of 30 stocks and a 2 year holding period. He looked for 50% gains over that time period from the basket.

    This might work just fine for this method also. Thanks for the interesting idea and your research in this approach.
    Aug 3 08:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments!! Chapter 67...... [View instapost]
    Here is another reason to own PMs and hard commodities:

    http://bit.ly/1t5vVze

    And another:

    http://bit.ly/1t5wfxI
    Jul 25 05:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments!! CURRENCY CRISES ?? [View instapost]
    Here is one link that makes the point - they are not hard to find:

    http://bit.ly/RwvYhB
    Jul 19 06:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments!! CURRENCY CRISES ?? [View instapost]
    Could be getting more interesting than we need it to be:

    http://bit.ly/1n4kIuO

    He is selling something but the information does make a point....
    Jul 19 06:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments!! CURRENCY CRISES ?? [View instapost]
    Of course, it is possible.........darned if I know how likely....but it is very possible.

    That man running around the stage balancing all those spinning plates gets into trouble eventually also if he does not find a way to get it all stopped and I do not know just how the Fed plans to get their spinning plates stopped either and I am not sure that even they know how they are going to get that particular job done.

    History tells us that the average fiat currency lasts only about 27 years if I remember correctly............that does not bode well for the future....although Professor Siegal has said that the currency markets changed in 1980 and that this current system can go on without collapse. It may not, but it can.....
    Jul 16 02:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Get A Big Discount On Gold [View article]
    all of the commenters so far.......DocoRx, David@IB,dbt01 are missing a rather large detail.............TICKER SYMBOL "CEF" is NOT a Closed End Fund....it is a company that holds both Gold and Silver Bullion and is MUCH older and better watched over than Ticker Symbol GLD or SLV..........

    The writer is quite right and you are needing reading lessons..................
    Jul 11 04:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • John Bogle's Advice For Retirement Investors [View article]
    Most of the best will tell you to sell down to the comfort point.........
    Jul 9 03:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • John Bogle's Advice For Retirement Investors [View article]
    RAS: Me, too...........
    Jul 9 03:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • John Bogle's Advice For Retirement Investors [View article]
    Personally or company wide?? I am not quite in either Buffet or Lynch class but have 8 figures now............
    Jul 9 03:41 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Introducing Seeking Alpha's New ETF Hub [View article]
    I do not use ETFs very much but it sounds like this was well done over all.......thank you.
    Jul 8 01:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The U.S. Economy: Deep Recession Coming [View article]
    Illuminati: "Gandhi" is NOT in the Vedas as he was a man - not a God......

    http://bit.ly/1spq6JJ

    The Vedas themselves are quite interesting. Follow the links to find out more:

    http://abt.cm/1spq6JL

    http://bit.ly/1spq8RJ

    http://bit.ly/1spq6JQ
    Jul 7 08:30 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha Strikes A Victory For Free Speech [View article]
    Outstanding court outcome for both SA and the authors.......I am glad to see this result.......
    Jul 7 08:17 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments!! Chapter 70......  [View instapost]
    Gold and Silver are both real money and have been for thousands of years - and they both fit the definition of money quite well.

    I have pictures and they are available on the net of the people in Zimbabwe using small nuggets and gold dust in the open air markets to buy things like eggs as their fiat currency was useless for anything except starting fires or burning as fuel in those cook fires. Gold coins or bars are simply worth too much for small daily purchases but silver (pre-1964 junk coins for one example) does a fine job there.

    Gold and Silver as an investment is missing the point of having them. They are insurance against loss from Fiat Currency problems - problems that are built into the fiat currencies and really can not be avoided forever. They protect purchasing power over time and do that job quite well, in general.

    The rules of investment have not really changed in thousands of years. The 5 Laws of Gold still work today as a good basic investment strategy. They are written down for you here:

    http://bit.ly/1j9gP8m

    They come from "The Richest Man in Babylon" written in 1926 and still one of the finest investment books ever. It is available as a free down load in the form of a PDF here:

    http://bit.ly/1gzj4OP

    I read it several times a year just as a reminder and to help my thought processes on investments and business.

    What do you need in your portfolio to protect against the damaging problems caused by inflation ??

    The answer is here:

    http://bit.ly/18Q6WVi

    Keeping a percentage in my portfolio takes the guesswork out of it. When the percentage gets too high - I can sell some and buy dividend raising stocks and when the percentage gets too low - I can add money or use some of the dividends I get in every month to buy more. I do not like to actually sell the dividend raising stocks themselves to bring about that re-balance as they are paying me a good income to keep them. This has the effect of forcing me to sell high and buy low......not a bad idea overall as ideas go..........Each time that I complete a cycle (down trend and up trend with the needed re-balance), I have more of everything at the end.......more PMs AND more dividend stocks than I started with, so keeping the insurance policy has not cost me anything that I know of. The portfolios keep growing larger through good times, bad times and sideways times when the market can not make up it's mind.

    I had both the real metals and paper forms of Gold and Silver. The amounts that I need for trading and rebalancing are paper (ticker symbol CEF) and the amounts that never really move are in the forms of dust, nuggets, coins and bars. The Gold Nuggets and Dust were panned by me and the rest of the family as they were growing up. I still have the needed equipment and could go back and pan again if I had too, but doubt that I ever will.

    I am getting older as time goes on and have taught the younger members of the family as much as I can. It is enough.........
    Jul 7 03:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments!! Chapter 70......  [View instapost]
    We do not even share TVs .............and our computers, (at least 2 each) are in separate rooms......it works for us.
    Jul 7 10:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should I Short These 3 REITs? [View article]
    Well done, once again Brad........I am not a fan of short sales either, but have done it a very few times anyway in my trading portfolio, with companies that do NOT pay a dividend as that extra cost to me just seems like too much.

    I do better simply as you do......buying the great or good companies when they are at a value and keeping them until the reason for buying them changes.
    Jul 7 10:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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