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  • Trouble Looming In The Market... [View article]
    I guess the people who invested in the Tudor Tensor Fund, which closed this year after losing 20% over the past three years, might differ with the description of Paul Tudor Jones as "brilliant." Brilliant does not equal profits. You would have made a lot more money in an S&P 500 fund than giving your money to him.
    Jul 22 11:59 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Warning! The Fed Could Kill Stocks This Week [View article]
    Who is blindsided? Everyone assumes that rates will most likely go up next year. The market has already priced much of that in already.
    Jul 8 10:04 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bullard speaks. Are markets listening? [View news story]
    Time to take him to the woodshed. Tomorrow, another Fed chief will make some soothing comments, and we'll go get another drink of Kool-Aid.
    Jun 26 03:58 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2014 Market Correction Survival Guide: Prepare For The Worst [View article]
    The great thing about predicting corrections is that it is impossible to be wrong. Eventually, one will occur. I am waiting for someone to say "there will be a 10% correction in the next three months", and then if it doesn't happen, come back and say "I was wrong." Not gonna happen around here, that's for sure. "I was right, but wrong about the timing"... well, the dart-throwing monkey can do just as well.
    Jun 18 12:28 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • May CPI at +0.4%, exceeds consensus [View news story]
    You mean you actually believe the number that the government puts out?
    Jun 17 10:54 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Great Correction Of 2014? Don't Drink The Kool-Aid [View article]
    Bob, good post. I don't think I'd want my equities to be 100% S&P 500, but using a *mix* of index funds (large cap, small cap, international, maybe REIT, plus various flavors of bonds and even CDs) provides as much diversification as I need.
    Jun 11 09:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Great Correction Of 2014? Don't Drink The Kool-Aid [View article]
    There have been a number of people on SA who have been calling for a correction for at least two years now. Some of them actually sound annoyed that the market refuses to follow suit. Eventually they'll be correct -- just like the dart-throwing monkey.
    Jun 11 09:12 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bullard gets even more hawkish [View news story]
    And, right on cue, Boston Fed president Eric Rosengren makes a more dovish statement today. Is this some demented Fed version of good cop/bad cop?
    Jun 9 02:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bullard gets even more hawkish [View news story]
    There is no "normal" rate. The number of years where the rate was around 4% is actually quite low.
    Jun 9 12:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bullard gets even more hawkish [View news story]
    Why are these different Fed managers allowed to spout their own opinions on the economy? Shouldn't they just SHUT UP?
    Jun 9 09:59 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Correction 2014: Are You Prepared? [View article]
    In baseball, yes. In investing, I don't think we want to bat .300.
    Jun 6 09:33 AM | 57 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirees Please Don't Index, You Deserve Better Than Average [View article]
    So your portfolio consists of only S&P 500-type stocks? If not, then you are comparing apples to oranges.
    May 29 03:43 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirees Please Don't Index, You Deserve Better Than Average [View article]
    For the millionth time, indexing is NOT "average". It is the market return. Don't sell it as if it were the median. Advisors think that they can do better than the market as a whole. Most fail to do so in any given year, and ALL fail to do so consistently. But selling index funds isn't what pays the bills on Wall Street, now is it?
    May 29 03:31 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • On the hour [View news story]
    Yes, what happened to the "jittery" investors? I guess they calmed down.
    Apr 22 01:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yellen: More than 2 years until full employment reached [View news story]
    Hey, if another million people permanently drop out of the labor force, we could be at "full employment" before you know it.
    Apr 16 12:49 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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