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  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 134...... [View instapost]
    Uh, dire straights? Where did that come from..

    You most likely will need that chunk of time :)

    Still calling to be up 10% at years end ???
    Sep 2, 2015. 05:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 134...... [View instapost]
    I stand corrected !!
    Sep 1, 2015. 06:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 133...... [View instapost]
    OW

    My cousin is very happy with his decision of going solar.. Has it for 2 years now and would not turn back...

    Of course i would not base my decision on what people post here. Plus i already know that our condo's could do it way differently then what most think..
    Sep 1, 2015. 05:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 134...... [View instapost]
    USER

    That's exactly my point about these corrections. Going back 5 years is a speck of time. If you "goose" the markets anything can happen short term..

    It's the long term effects that concern me with my retirement money..

    Does anyone really think we have a free market since the Governments around the world will do anything to avoid a massive sell off...

    Maybe this has been going on for 100 years. I know the FED has had a major impact for that long, but since the internet came along people could finally question what they were spoon fed for a long time..

    Buy and hold is dead !! User is now a gambler ( trader ) !!!
    Sep 1, 2015. 05:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 134...... [View instapost]
    Al

    The truth hurts, so many just avoid it . As i posted it was becoming clear that DEFLATION was our next big issue. It seems that data is supporting this. Hence why both gold and silver are pretty much in a holding pattern.

    The "IT FIB" is on record that the FED cannot do anything about deflation, and in fact we might see a QE4 instead of a rate hike. But here's the rub. What signal is the FED sending if they don't increase rates a meager .25% ? Is our economy that fragile that it would cause a market sell off ? Were already in Sept and weren't we told in January that this increase was a lock ?

    I have posted all year that this increase won't happen. But if it does, to essentially save face, what will happen? We do have an election next year so you know the FED is being pushed one way or another.

    In summary, with the World's economies clearly slowing, and Governments artificially trying to prop up the markets. I fear what lies ahead. China is actually arresting reporters that report the truth about the markets. That doesn't concern any one ?

    Like i said good luck in the casino.. This was long overdue, and many say it's a normal correction. Once the QE'S were introduced then we went OFF NORMAL...

    Be careful out there with your hard earned money. They like to take it any way they can !! Are we back to the times when my grandparents use to hoard their money because they did not trust the banks? Are we soon going to be at the point as other countries where we will be charged a fee for the banks to hold our money?

    Most haven't read about any of this. Most don't want to even think it's possible... To each one of you , do what you think is best. I know i am..

    http://bit.ly/1N0OFIJ

    Back to my bunker.
    Sep 1, 2015. 05:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 134...... [View instapost]
    NOTICE HOW MANY ARE IN THE GREEN....3... ? I WAS 23RD, NOTICE WHERE I AM NOW... PINT IS I BELIEVE WHERE IN A DOWN CYCLE AND WOULD HAVE PUT MY CHIPS ON IT..

    1 Humteedumtee 1,494.68 291,823.00 250,000.00 293,317.68 17.33%
    2 interesting times 283,000.12 0.00 250,000.00 283,000.12 13.20%
    3 Stoopid 4,019.55 251,245.15 250,000.00 255,264.70 2.11%
    4 nocnurzfred11 141,647.17 106,536.50 250,000.00 248,183.67 -0.73%
    5 lockbrain 117,736.36 127,764.18 250,000.00 245,500.54 -1.80%
    6 cbowman 82,428.31 162,685.00 250,000.00 245,113.31 -1.95%
    7 User7 101,460.09 139,411.71 250,000.00 240,871.80 -3.65%
    8 Stockoholic 109,804.31 129,571.81 250,000.00 239,376.12 -4.25%
    9 CoreFour 230.02 236,771.59 250,000.00 237,001.61 -5.20%
    10 EconomicAnalyst 97,002.91 138,527.40 250,000.00 235,530.31 -5.79%
    11 NoBrainer 493.09 234,082.32 250,000.00 234,575.41 -6.17%
    12 MadcapLaughs-II 712.88 233,180.00 250,000.00 233,892.88 -6.44%
    13 InterestingTimes2 5,120.34 227,413.03 250,000.00 232,533.37 -6.99%
    14 GoneFishing 253.89 230,331.52 250,000.00 230,585.41 -7.77%
    15 ceristeare11 83,569.71 146,567.00 250,000.00 230,136.71 -7.95%
    16 CarltonRitz 46,860.79 183,270.00 250,000.00 230,130.79 -7.95%
    17 nocnurzfred 1,112.12 228,222.01 250,000.00 229,334.13 -8.27%
    18 SecondGrader 327.51 228,648.68 250,000.00 228,976.19 -8.41%
    19 MadcapLaughs 9,662.13 219,155.00 250,000.00 228,817.13 -8.47%
    20 JohnBinTN 17.92 227,013.40 250,000.00 227,031.32 -9.19%
    21 OldWarrior 58,435.33 162,778.47 250,000.00 221,213.80 -11.51%
    22 deercreekvols 9,894.55 210,967.50 250,000.00 220,862.05 -11.66%
    23 OAG 179.10 206,233.00 250,000.00 206,412.10 -17.44%
    24 FEDDUP 1,212.76 189,280.00 250,000.00 190,492.76 -23.80%
    25 rockysinn 1.44 153,391.85 250,000.00 153,393.29 -38.64%

    HUMTEEDUMTEE.....WHAT DO YOU OWN ? DOING WELL IN A SICK MARKET,,,
    Sep 1, 2015. 04:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 134...... [View instapost]
    Crade

    What you posted goes for most companies that want you to believe you are actually helping people. I use to contribute to the Wounded Warriors until i found out the low % of my money that actually went to the vets.

    It was sickening, we use to also place our used clothes in the bins around where we live that was sent to the salvation army as well.

    Now know what we do ? We contribute to the local churches in hopes that they give the clothes to those that really need it. Plus a good friend of mine runs a food pantry and we also give her clothes. She knows who really needs it .
    Sep 1, 2015. 04:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 134...... [View instapost]
    NOC

    ," getting near the top was suddenly like driving in a blizzard, the girls went back to the car before climbing the stairway to the coffee shop building, I had to hang onto the railing in only 56 mph winds, felt stronger, try imaging 200+ winds, visibility about 10 feet, got moderately lost finding the stairway back to the parking lot. A freaking blizzard, except it was warm & super foggy. Thought for a moment I backed over somebody, still not sure though."

    Sounds like a metaphor for today's market action.. !!
    Sep 1, 2015. 03:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 134...... [View instapost]
    Dividends huh ? Good luck !

    Again, this seems to be the theme when markets retreat. Buying more shares cheaper. Good strategy if you have a decade to make your money back..

    Personally, i like cash right now. This crash is far from over. This isn't a normal correction..
    Sep 1, 2015. 03:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 134...... [View instapost]
    OAG

    Nah, nothing bad like that could ever happen :)

    I am amazed how many people just keep their heads buried in the sand.
    Sep 1, 2015. 03:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 134...... [View instapost]
    The real players are at the table right now. Were in the last hour of trading !!

    My guess is we go deeper into the red..
    Sep 1, 2015. 03:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 134...... [View instapost]
    WILL SEPTEMBER FOLLOW AUGUST ? I SAY IT WILL !!

    Stocks closed out their worst month in at least three years with another day of losses on continued worries over China's slowing economy and the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike.

    August was the worst month for the Dow by percentage since May 2010, and the S&P and Nasdaq turned in their worst months since May 2012; the Dow, Nasdaq, S&P 500 and Russell 2000 declined 6.6%, 6.9%, 6.3% and 6.3%, respectively, for the month.

    The major averages cut their losses in half at midday as crude oil prices surged for a third day in a row, lifting the energy sector (+1.1%) to the top of the S&P 500 leaderboard, but stocks could not withstand a sense that the market was due for a pullback after rallying 6.5% from the lows hit last Monday.

    Health care (-1.9%) was the weakest sector, pressured by losses in medical equipment and biotech stocks; Boeing, the biggest Dow loser, weighed on the industrials sector (-0.9%).

    Trading volume again was relatively heavy, with 1.08B shares changing hands at the NYSE.

    U.S. Treasurys gave back early gains, precipitated by the spike in oil prices; the yield on the 10-year note, which dipped to 2.14%, eventually pushed back up to 2.21%.
    Sep 1, 2015. 06:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 134...... [View instapost]
    DC

    Did a soccer game on Monday and i have to tell you that high humidity didn't sit well with this old timer..

    It looks like my organization will be losing a long time ref/friend of mine. Will be taken off life support today. My prayers are with his family..
    Sep 1, 2015. 06:23 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 134...... [View instapost]
    THOUGHT I WOULD POST A BEFORE AND AFTER LOOK AT THE STANDINGS..

    1 Humteedumtee 1,494.68 287,069.89 250,000.00 288,564.45 15.43%
    2 interesting times 283,000.12 0.00 250,000.00 282,976.86 13.19%
    3 Stoopid 4,019.55 250,467.27 250,000.00 254,486.49 1.79%
    4 nocnurzfred11 141,647.17 108,975.00 250,000.00 250,610.53 0.24%
    5 lockbrain 117,736.36 132,251.75 250,000.00 249,978.43 -0.01%
    6 cbowman 82,428.31 165,783.50 250,000.00 248,205.04 -0.72%
    7 User7 86,782.93 161,258.94 250,000.00 248,034.74 -0.79%
    8 MadcapLaughs-II 712.88 242,550.00 250,000.00 243,262.82 -2.69%
    9 Stockoholic 109,804.31 132,965.73 250,000.00 242,761.02 -2.90%
    10 CoreFour 230.02 240,863.80 250,000.00 241,093.80 -3.56%
    11 EconomicAnalyst 97,837.91 142,801.10 250,000.00 240,630.97 -3.75%
    12 NoBrainer 493.09 239,093.07 250,000.00 239,586.12 -4.17%
    13 CarltonRitz 46,860.79 190,615.00 250,000.00 237,471.94 -5.01%
    14 GoneFishing 253.89 235,754.91 250,000.00 236,008.78 -5.60%
    15 nocnurzfred 1,112.12 234,850.23 250,000.00 235,962.26 -5.62%
    16 SecondGrader 327.51 235,123.86 250,000.00 235,451.34 -5.82%
    17 MadcapLaughs 9,662.13 225,105.00 250,000.00 234,766.34 -6.09%
    18 ceristeare11 83,569.71 150,154.25 250,000.00 233,717.09 -6.51%
    19 JohnBinTN 17.92 233,627.48 250,000.00 233,645.40 -6.54%
    20 OldWarrior 71,947.33 155,970.78 250,000.00 227,912.20 -8.84%
    21 deercreekvols 9,894.55 215,992.50 250,000.00 225,886.24 -9.65%
    22 OAG 179.10 216,702.00 250,000.00 216,881.09 -13.25%
    23 InterestingTimes2 5,120.34 210,047.53 250,000.00 215,167.45 -13.93%
    24 FEDDUP 1,212.76 195,680.00 250,000.00 196,892.66 -21.24%
    25 rockysinn 1.44 194,115.35 250,000.00 194,116.79 -22.35%

    I AM SITTING 23RD WITH MY ACTIVE SHORT ACCOUNT. DOWN 13.93%.....LET'S SEE WHERE I END UP AT WEEKS END !! NOC....HUGE MOVE NORTH !!
    Sep 1, 2015. 06:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 134...... [View instapost]
    GOOD MORNING ALL.

    Sorry as i have been busy of late, but i do hope some did listen to the "IT FIB" last week talking about a dead cat bounce..

    One should look in the mirror and ask is this a normal correction or something different.

    Most know my feelings on this. This is actually getting dangerous . Think the FED still raises rates this year? Think China is remotely telling us the truth ?

    Think we having a worldwide recession ?

    GOOD NEWS TUESDAY !!!

    Will check back later to see what the posters think.. But gold is staring to capture attention long overdue..People are running to safety for sure..

    Invest wisely, we are dealing with uncertain times for sure !!
    Sep 1, 2015. 06:16 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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