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  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 116 !!! [View instapost]
    DC
    GLD, SLV, NUGT are long term plays and wasn't expected to head north very quickly. No one knows when that dam breaks.. Or if it ever does...But one should have some exposure to them..

    Going to be buying a new Weber barby this weekend. Finally broke into the 50's today with 60's next week...

    Love coming home from a game and tossing something marinated on the fire. Hey, can you marinate an ex ? Never mind...
    Apr 11, 2015. 03:20 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 115 !!! [View instapost]
    Funny how the numbers can change drastically within days isn't it !!
    Apr 11, 2015. 04:25 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 115 !!! [View instapost]
    WEEKEND WARRIORS, TIME TO MOVE ON !!

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    Apr 11, 2015. 04:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 116 !!! [View instapost]
    Does anyone know what they are up or down for 2016 ? Curious how you are doing for the first quarter...
    Apr 11, 2015. 04:23 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 116 !!! [View instapost]
    THE BOWMAN'S ARE RUNNING AWAY WITH 3 TOP PORTFOLIO'S !!

    1 JohnBinTN 309.34 121,036.90 100,000.00 121,346.21 21.35%
    2 cbowman -23,136.88 141,467.65 100,000.00 118,335.84 18.34%
    3 SunshineLollipop 4,069.76 113,476.19 100,000.00 117,545.62 17.55%
    4 User7 64,666.75 50,009.96 100,000.00 114,671.40 14.67%
    5 OldWarrior -50,224.68 162,403.50 100,000.00 112,189.83 12.19%
    6 EconomicAnalyst -105,834.40 216,974.27 100,000.00 111,163.05 11.16%
    7 carltonritz1 -104,550.33 212,663.50 100,000.00 108,136.08 8.14%
    8 crademan 96.93 104,248.31 100,000.00 104,345.23 4.35%
    9 Cwinn -18,979.90 106,678.00 100,000.00 87,702.27 -12.30%
    10 NewbieTrader 389.90 82,719.00 100,000.00 83,108.87 -16.89%
    11 DrDoom -871.47 82,131.25 100,000.00 81,259.97 -18.74%
    12 Carl2014 -69,963.39 145,740.37 100,000.00 75,792.31 -24.21%
    13 nocnurzfred -48,700.01 115,824.30 100,000.00 67,134.96 -32.87%
    14 Interesting -80,665.56 145,937.00 100,000.00 65,289.12 -34.71%
    15 JohnWilson 5,973.07 59,192.00 100,000.00 65,164.58 -34.84%
    16 kanwar99 5,692.25 105,183.95 100,000.00 61,397.70 -38.60%
    17 deercreekvols -80,585.33 137,969.92 100,000.00 57,402.25 -42.60%
    18 MadcapLaughs -30,130.29 67,354.50 100,000.00 37,230.81 -62.77%
    19 lockbrain 896.01 26,590.00 100,000.00 27,485.94 -72.51%
    Apr 11, 2015. 04:22 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 115 !!! [View instapost]
    "What good is a high yield on an investment that erodes your principal balance?"

    Here is my thinking on that. Let's say i have 120k in a BDC that is giving out 10% a year and paid out monthly. So when i retire i am getting 1k a month. Who cares if the principal erodes as long as i am getting that 10% monthly, or say it's 10 cents a share monthly that equates to 1k.

    As long as the dividend isn't cut then my daughter inherits my principal, and i lived off of the monthly dividend. The big assumption is no dividend cut.

    At that point in my life if all i needed was the dividend to help pay my bills then i think it's not a bad move. So what am i missing?
    Apr 11, 2015. 04:16 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 115 !!! [View instapost]
    I agree.. But isn't the yield on most blue chips around 3 to 4% ?

    The BDC'S are around 8 to 10%. If i am wrong let me know..
    Apr 10, 2015. 02:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 115 !!! [View instapost]
    JBT

    I understand your reasoning. But another stumbling block is many of these companies prices are over a 100 bucks. So if funds are limited then i am buying very few shares of each.

    Then the dividend is almost non existent !

    I believe you posted your wife had worked for over 15 years at her last company and built up a decent 401K.
    Add to that you guys , i believe, are in your 40's. Then i agree 100% it would be the best way.

    But my situation is much different. I have family that i have set up my nieces and nephews doing exactly what you suggest. They are in their 20's and dollar cost avg.

    However i set them up in mutual funds instead of having them open trading accounts until they cut their teeth on investing ..
    Apr 9, 2015. 11:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 115 !!! [View instapost]
    CRADE

    It seems nothing is above this POTUS !
    Apr 9, 2015. 04:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 115 !!! [View instapost]
    My games for today and tomorrow have been canceled. Calling for rain all day tomorrow as well....

    Actually my game got canceled today because 2 kids from the visiting school were sick today.. Honestly with my back and a wet field i am fine they canceled.
    Apr 9, 2015. 04:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 115 !!! [View instapost]
    OAG

    So as i get dressed to go umpire a SOFTBALL game in the low 40 degrees weather i do ponder that global warming issue.

    Is it normal to wear long Johns, three layers of shirts, a thick jacket, gloves and ear warmers for softball games ?

    Here i was hoping for the good old days of our spiffy short sleeve shirts and our logo shining in the sun. Today i might have frozen ice falling on the field. I kid you not ..

    Should know by 2.30 if the game is cancelled.. Praying it is because pneumonia and i don't get along very well.

    Do people still trust the media ? I thought that was thrown out the window years ago knowing they are censored... I guess i am mistaken.
    Apr 9, 2015. 02:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 115 !!! [View instapost]
    JW

    Thanks for the input ! I will look at this in more detail..
    Apr 9, 2015. 01:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 115 !!! [View instapost]
    JBT

    If i had 30 years to wait i would agree with you. My goal is setting up a dividend stream for possibly 5 to 10 years from now.

    Yes, you are winning the portfolio challenge. But that isn't what i am shooting for. Capital appreciation is secondary for me. I am not dumping a million bucks into this sham right now. (WISH I HAD THE MILLION LOL ).

    It's the monthly dividend that will be tax free under the ROTH umbrella i am looking for. Hoping to NOT have to touch the stock and sell it, rather just take the dividend distribution, whether monthly or quarterly, and use it to pay my bills.. The price of the stock doesn't concern me. The dividend does...
    Apr 9, 2015. 01:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 115 !!! [View instapost]
    OAG

    "Jekyll" points out that the FED has no limits in what they can get away with as long as it is "fiat money".

    Now if the rest of the world turns to some form of "backed currency" then the end is near.

    There lies the million dollar question, when ? Or better yet WILL the FED allow this to happen? Those bankers are very serious people pulling all the strings.

    Sorry, i should have put out a SPOILER ALERT !!!
    Apr 8, 2015. 04:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 115 !!! [View instapost]
    OAG, I am convinced one day those metals will head north !! Now will i be around to see it ? I think with all i am reading i will.

    Get a hold of that "Creature from Jekyll Island" book folks if you find time.. Amazing what they allowed to be put in print !! I think the decision makers didn't think people would believe it.

    Then all of a sudden what was written started to come true..
    Apr 8, 2015. 03:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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