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  • Selling My Tim Hortons Was A No-Brainer. [View article]
    Done Deal.
    Aug 26 10:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Implosion Is Near: Signs Of The Bubble's Last Days [View article]
    Too much euphoria in the market,warning lights are flashing, the big money is on the side, the market will correct and the big guys will take the money off the little guys.
    A mass sell off of ETF's will accelerate this downswing.
    October.
    Aug 21 03:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Implosion Is Near: Signs Of The Bubble's Last Days [View article]
    Those with any get up and go got up and left
    Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels.
    The main reason the U.S Greenback is where it is mainly a result of the only country that has printed enough paper so all can access it, but the days of its' value as a Reserve Currency are coming to an end.
    Looking from the outside in one has a much clearer vision and is not blinded by fairy stories.
    Attacking an individual who shares different opinions is not what Democracy should stand for.
    Aug 18 02:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Implosion Is Near: Signs Of The Bubble's Last Days [View article]
    I have,Debt Free, large amount of free cash, moved away from larger city,not in the U.S.
    Masters in Economics, 70 years old, eerily akin to 1936 Bundesbank.
    You can only hold the water behind the dam for so long,then it breaks.
    The Debt Clock keeps ticking.
    Aug 17 06:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Implosion Is Near: Signs Of The Bubble's Last Days [View article]
    The fundamentals of the U.S Economy do not look good, reality is the country is bankrupt.
    Weak leadership, massive debt, crumbling infrastructure,decaying cities,Social Programs like Medicare facing explosive demand, fractured Government,Social unrest, gap between Haves and Have Nots widening,Environmental pollution, declining supply of fresh water, and an economic system founded on printing presses.
    Sitting this one out far from the Madding Crowd,Tough Medicine is needed but the leaders will not administer it and the population refuse to take it.
    Why does My Country 'tis of thee sound remarkably like God Save the Queen
    Aug 17 01:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Day I Sold Everything [View article]
    I do not understand why people own Berkshire, it pays no Dividends and overtime has underperformed most market indices??
    Warren is old, Charlie is older, it will take a huge haircut the day one or both get really sick , remember how much it lost when Buffet was diagnosed with cancer??
    The stupidity of Berkshire is that the only way to make money is to sell it.
    Aug 9 04:35 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Bought Walgreen On This 15% Alliance Boots Pullback [View article]
    U.S Corporations for years avoided paying taxes where earned by artificially inflating the costs when products were transferred to subsidiaries outside of the U.S.
    This Transfer Pricing Policy meant that the head office made the profit and the Foreign Subsidiary made much less and therefor paid much less tax in the country of domicile.
    The whole thing is a shell game, want more profits at home, lower your rates and the corporations will engage in financial engineering.
    Money earned overseas should not be repatriated, it was earned over seas, and if the U.S does try it,watch overseas Governments hike the rates on such transfers.
    Aug 7 10:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Day I Sold Everything [View article]
    I understand Bryce, but Health Costs do not factor in to concerns for those of us who live North of the border.
    Good Luck.
    Aug 2 07:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Day I Sold Everything [View article]
    There are so many conflicting opinions on this market but the fundamental facts are that stocks are trading at too high a P.E and that the ridiculously low interest rates will end and they will start to climb.
    When in doubt,sit it out, wait for clarity then make decisions based upon your investment profile.
    I am always confused by people who have a great deal of money buying stocks, why bother, why risk to make more when you already have enough???
    Most people were happiest when they were renting a place, had one pair of jeans, and just enough money to buy some beer.
    Aug 1 12:45 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Day I Sold Everything [View article]
    ECigs are the next Walkman,so far most are still private but some will IPO unless Big Tobacco buys them first.
    Jul 28 10:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Day I Sold Everything [View article]
    If there is concern about a sell off you could by an Index and write calls against it or you could buy a PUT against DIA and similar?
    Like buying Insurance,consider it a Premium.
    Jul 27 08:03 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Implosion Is Near: Signs Of The Bubble's Last Days [View article]
    Why not just raise your cash component,sit on the sidelines until you get greater clarity?
    You may miss the first leg up or avoid the leg down, but in times of conflicting messages better to wait for some clear signals.
    I will hold my MORL, REM and similar,great cash payouts and rates will not rocket up but go up in small increments,plenty of time to adjust.
    Saying this I understand others are in different financial situations, different needs, different approaches to Investing.
    Were I single and thirty I would be borrowing as much as I could to buy Assets producing cash flow multiples well above my borrowing costs.
    I would not buy Tesla but I would buy MMM.
    Jul 23 03:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Implosion Is Near: Signs Of The Bubble's Last Days [View article]
    The opportunities to invest have increased exponentially,ETF's have changed the whole Investing Environment, and as many opportunities that exist, there are as many opinions.
    All Investors are right at some time, just not all at the same time.
    Spread the Risk,if you are 100% in any one asset class,you are Gambling,not Investing.
    Jul 20 02:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Implosion Is Near: Signs Of The Bubble's Last Days [View article]
    I have Post Grad in Economics,am 70 so have seen a lot,and my Wife keeps reminding me I have been predicting a major return of Inflation, housing collapse, and 10% rates for several years.
    Soon,time will prove me right.
    You can only artificially manipulate for so long, then it hits the fan.
    No Debt, small town,keeping the powder dry until I see the white of their eyes.
    Jul 19 04:39 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's Time To Buy This 3x Leveraged Gold Mining ETF [View article]
    I have a variety of Investments paying me a steady 10% plus and am in the position and stage that I no longer need to make money by taking extra chances to create more of what I won't spend anyway.
    NUGT to me is geared to some one who is starting out and needs to take the chances and has the temperament that they are willing to roll the dice and hope they are right most of the time.
    I have never understood why people who have large asset bases bother with the market,return OF not ON ,Capital.
    Just my bias,but I still believe in gold for the long run and think GDX is a better choice,long run.
    Personal fave in metals sector, Silver Wheaton.
    Jul 16 02:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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