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  • The Fed Never Learns- Another Inventory Dump Is Brewing [View article]
    One thing is certain: we are five years closer to the next crash than we were five years ago. :)
    Apr 16, 2015. 01:48 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Markets Await Fed Policy Decision [View article]
    For the rewards. My Amex Blue Cash card costs $75 year. I get back hundreds in reward dollars.
    Mar 18, 2015. 09:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • KISS Retirement Portfolio: Smooth Out Your Returns With Rick Ferri's 3-Fund Portfolio [View article]
    Eventually, the higher yields compensate for the lower price. Bond fund investors should WANT rates to rise. But it's important to make sure that the average duration of the fund matches your needs.
    Feb 25, 2015. 09:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Disney raises park ticket prices; Magic Kingdom now $105/day [View news story]
    No, that's just it: they WON'T remember the feeling. There are plenty of ways to give your child (and yourself) that feeling without breaking the bank and waiting on lines.
    Feb 23, 2015. 03:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Disney raises park ticket prices; Magic Kingdom now $105/day [View news story]
    Go ahead. Spend a fortune to take the kids to Disney World when they are little. Years later, when the kids are teens, ask them about the trip. They won't even remember it.
    Feb 23, 2015. 01:02 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • President Obama's Middle Class Economics Stimulus: State Of The Union Address 2015 [View article]
    There is no incentive for corporations to create high-wage jobs. Why should they? Automation and outsourcing are cheaper. Hasn't that been the trend for 25 years?
    Jan 22, 2015. 01:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ditching The 401(k) [View article]
    Gee, I had no idea that beating the S&P 500 consistently was so simple. I guess all those rich, genius hedge fund managers aren't smart enough to know the secret.
    Dec 29, 2014. 08:25 AM | 26 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks extend gains after FOMC [View news story]
    Yes, but think of all the predictions a year ago. 2.1% on the 10-year wasn't mentioned much!
    Dec 17, 2014. 02:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Small-Caps Saying Bottom Is In? [View article]
    Is your ewave guy fabulously wealthy?
    Oct 23, 2014. 10:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Panic buying in Treasurys - 10-year yield plunges to 2% [View news story]
    Nothing to do with Ebola. Two cases and the market collapses? I don't think so. Besides, a travel ban only works if every country does it. Nothing to stop someone from taking a plane to Europe and then another to the U.S..
    Oct 15, 2014. 10:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed's Williams not averse to additional QE [View news story]
    That didn't take long.
    Oct 14, 2014. 12:58 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Am Becoming A Passive Investor [View article]
    And yet the active managers who are supposedly experts on stock picking can't beat the market.
    Sep 23, 2014. 02:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Not Only Did I Sell Everything In My Roth IRA, But I Also Went Semi-Short [View article]
    That is not the point. How many traders do you know who lost their shirts short-term,and more importantly, actually admit it? The world is filled with genius hedge fund traders with quant computers who still can't beat the S&P 500.
    Sep 15, 2014. 02:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Not Only Did I Sell Everything In My Roth IRA, But I Also Went Semi-Short [View article]
    So, the author is fresh out of college (I assume), has minor gains over the past four years despite this being one of the biggest bull markets in history, and admits that his tactics have been reckless. Yet, he concludes that he still knows how to time the market -- and is going to use one of the riskiest vehicles to do so. In his IRA, no less.

    If I were 21 years old, I'd be plowing as much money as I could, every month, into a mix of broad-based stock and bond index funds, and I wouldn't worry about the balance for 30 or so years. And I'd sleep very well at night.
    Sep 15, 2014. 09:31 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Scottish Referendum May Already Be A Black Swan [View article]
    The fact that the author is speculating on a Scottish "black swan" means that it's not a black swan. It's unfortunate that so few writers seem to know the definition.
    Sep 10, 2014. 01:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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