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  • OG's Quick Chat # 95 - 8/26/2010 [View instapost]
    Thank you! I'll mostly watch and learn. Being a fly on the wall is often the quietest and best approach LOL
    Aug 27, 2010. 09:09 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • OG's Quick Chat # 95 - 8/26/2010 [View instapost]
    I think you have hit the nail on the head. It's all about links and hits and making you troll through endless articles. I'm a pretty new subscriber and when I signed up, they automatically made me a follower of 20 authors to "get me started." I read 4 or 5 and found that none of them came near matching what I had filled in as my interests! I'm a conservative old guy; they signed me up for Kid Momentum or some such. I finally had to go through and remove all these one by one to start fresh. Also, does everyone get the nagware when they sign on to put in your favorite symbols? If I didn't want it the first 100 times I signed on, I'm probably not going to change my mind! But you're right -- it's all about the click-throughs. Too bad; with some of the great authors they get, this could be a class site that might grow slower but at least the "followers" would honestly care when the authors they want to read published something new.
    Aug 27, 2010. 06:17 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    I'm not sure why fertilizer companies should sell at such a high premium. Given how much is produced by Congress every day, I should imagine there would be a glut.
    Aug 17, 2010. 08:41 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Inverse Treasury ETFs: 'What Everyone Knows' Is Not Worth Knowing [View article]
    Yes, but -- this article is about rising rates, not increasing volatility! If you've read any of this author's other articles, however, you'll find he's been banging the drum for VXX and VXZ, as well. VXX up 10% today...
    Apr 27, 2010. 04:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Are Today's 'Extraordinary, Popular Delusions?' [View article]
    Wow. A very pleasant day to you as well, sir. May your cherished beliefs never suffer the discord of being challenged by something so nattering as facts!
    Apr 2, 2010. 02:04 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Are Today's 'Extraordinary, Popular Delusions?' [View article]
    Because I saw you've only made 2 comments, I was curious and looked up your bio. You're a startup biofuels entrepreneur. I'm with Mr. Shaefer -- any entrepreneur is better than none, but, really now -- you wouldn't be just "slightly" biased in your response to something challenging the commonly-accepted "wisdom" of renewables, would you?
    Apr 2, 2010. 12:23 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget Buy and Hold. Periodic Rebalancing Is the New Discipline (Part II) [View article]
    I wasn't quite sure after reading Part I, but now I'm convinced. You aren't telling people to become market-timers, just that there's a time to be more invested and a time to be less invested in the market. Makes sense to me!
    Mar 5, 2010. 10:27 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Surprised by Recent Jobs Numbers? Not if You'd Been Prepared [View article]
    Well, one kind of common sense way would be -- since he said these were from his previous article -- to look at that article!
    Mar 1, 2010. 05:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Surprised by Recent Jobs Numbers? Not if You'd Been Prepared [View article]
    In other articles this author has said he believes rates will rise from 0% to 5% -- hardly to the moon!
    Mar 1, 2010. 05:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • “Surprise Job Number” – Not To The Prepared It Wasn’t… [View instapost]
    Whether I agree with you or not, Joe, you always make me think about whether my current strategy is still the best for me. Thanks for a very informative article!
    Feb 26, 2010. 12:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Index Investing Is No Panacea [View article]
    Great article. What you say makes more sense than anything I've ever heard on CNBC!
    Feb 22, 2010. 04:56 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment