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  • Is A Little 'Bubble Paranoia' Good For Your ETF Portfolio? [View article]
    Thanks Gary for the suggestion to take another look at EDV (after it comes down about 2%).
    Jul 19 05:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bond Yields Don't Rise When The Fed Tightens Prematurely [View article]
    In my very humble and very amateurish opinion, QE hasn't worked at all except to make the unethically "too big to fail" even more wealthy; the retired, who were previously invested in fixed income investments, now dangerously invested in equities while seeking a decent return, which could soon crush them; and an inflated market which could devastate the small investor as well - with the mother of all crashes. I believe that if a crash does occur, and it will, we'll look back and say that blaming the last five years on the "Austrians" was like Hitler blaming Liechtenstein for starting World War II. And my guess is that the closest "Austrian" to this administration lives somewhere near Salzburg.
    Jul 18 05:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bond Yields Don't Rise When The Fed Tightens Prematurely [View article]
    Mr. Mahoney, you seem to be saying in your last conclusionary paragraph that we have had "Austrianism" for the last five years, and we've had economic chaos because of it. Yet I wouldn't define the ever increasing QE over the last five years as anything but the opposite of what those evil "Austrians" believe in. What am I missing here?
    Jul 18 02:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Higher Stocks Go, The More Important Risk Management Becomes [View article]
    I agree with you Tallguyz. Saturday is my review/update my stop orders day, set at 3% below the current price if that price has gone up that week. If I get stopped out, that's just fine. It's a small margin right now because being in equities at the moment feels to me like playing catch with a grenade.
    Jul 8 05:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Proof That Cutting Taxes Does Not Stimulate? [View article]
    Paul Krugman is the economist my mother warned me about.
    Jul 6 06:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can You Trust Buying Bank Of America? [View article]
    AllgoodGuy, I don't believe I mentioned government policy, foreign policy, VA Administration abuses, government greed, warrant-less searches, assassinations without a trial, environmental pollution at waste facilities, agent orange, or pots and kettles; nor did I intend to do so. Please don't take the trouble to reply. I hope you get some help.
    Jul 6 11:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold - Eases Back To $1320 [View article]
    "Unemployment" is 6.1 percent, but isn't it 12.1 percent if you count all those who have given up looking for employment? Real power can be defined as the person in charge of definitions.

    "Will the last unemployed worker who gives up looking for a job please turn on the 'FULL EMPLOYMENT!' sign on their way out."
    Jul 4 01:52 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • On The Fourth Of July: Bullish On America [View article]
    Unfortunately, not all people, even in positions of power and influence, believe America should be viewed on the world stage as an extraordinary nation.
    Jul 4 01:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Can You Trust Buying Bank Of America? [View article]
    The silence is deafening.
    Jul 3 05:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Can You Trust Buying Bank Of America? [View article]
    Mr Raven, this is a serious question, not said in jest. Would you invest your own money in a company when your personal experience with that company has been extremely negative over the years and you wouldn't choose to otherwise do business with them if a gun was at the head of your favorite pet? I'm not talking about charts, I'm talking about confidence in a company.
    Jul 3 09:50 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Way Of The Bull And The Bear [View article]
    Eric, I agree with you completely.

    I have a fairly good handle on what "long-term" might mean. And I have slightly less confidence in what will be an "intermediate-term" period, but that comes with diminished risk since we're a ways away from whatever that might turn out to be.

    It's the short-term prospects that always makes life on Wall Street so precarious. It's like the question of whether there's a heaven; most people hope, and most people have an opinion, but nobody knows for sure until it's too late.
    Jun 28 09:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Exporting Crude Oil: A Short-Tem Windfall And A Long-Term Question Mark For Pioneer Natural Resources [View article]
    Why did the price of PXD plunge before it bounced up when the announcement was made?
    Jun 26 11:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • S&P 1500 Most Heavily Shorted Stocks [View article]
    Bespoke, your data is most interesting. I would like to see you publish such a list on a reoccurring basis. I, and I would assume many amateur investors, would very much like to see a list of the most shorted ETFs each week.
    Jun 26 11:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Bear About To Maul The Bull? Here's How We're Investing [View article]
    chowder, thanks for taking the time to give me your perspective.
    Jun 20 03:55 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Bear About To Maul The Bull? Here's How We're Investing [View article]
    I have a slightly different methodology, designed for this very risky market:

    1) Invest in whatever ETF or stock in which you currently have confidence; 2) set up 60-day stop-loss orders at whatever percentage that represents the confidence you have in this bull market continuing (mine is 96% below the moving current price); 3) each weekend raise the stop-loss if your investment went up that week, but don't touch it if went down.

    Currently, almost all my stop-loss points are above my buy prices, more or less ensuring at least a profit on each in a crash. Over the last six months, only two of my investments have stopped out, both at reasonable profits.

    For me, this particular period of market vulnerability requires this safety measure.
    Jun 20 12:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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