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Talking stocks, trading, and investing in general

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by mikeman, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    That doesn't change the fact that, over time, equity returns compound at a considerably faster rate than anything else. You want savings to compound, especially if you might actually need those savings.

    No one advocates a 100% allocation to equities but 0% is almost as foolish regardless of which industry you're in.
     
  2. FunLovinStyle

    FunLovinStyle Senior member

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    Stock market impact of potential government shutdown?
     
  3. Piobaire

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    Would the proper answer not be the market has been pricing that in over the last several days?
     
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  4. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Would you not agree.....

    :devil:
     
  5. FunLovinStyle

    FunLovinStyle Senior member

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    Do you don't not believe that the market is not efficient? :D
     
  6. idfnl

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    Fucking political class is eating into my profits. Its a sea of red today.

    I wish people would stop electing these boneheads.
     
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  7. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Just put in a limit order for Ford at $16. Doubtful it will get filled by the end of October but we'll see.
     
  8. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Hah, that reminded me that I had a limit order for Conoco Phillips that I've completely forgotten about. Went through yesterday.

    One of my groomsmen bought F in dec 2008, I think he still owns it. Something like a 500% return at this point. Stupid me, I decided not to buy it because I thought they would end up going bankrupt.
     
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  9. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    That's sick. I'm definitely thinking of Ford as a long term play (thinking 2-4 years).

    Anyone have any suggestions for biotech ETFs?

    I'm liking XBI because it tracks the S&P index for biotech and it also has a fairly low expense ratio.

    Also looking at IBB.

    Anyone have any thoughts?
     
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  10. GreenFrog

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    Completely rebalanced my 401k. Feeling pretty good about my choices.

    No more exposure to fucking bonds.
     
  11. jbarwick

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    Since I went hands off on my portfolio it has actually done a lot better. I have a once a year point where I will rebalance and I am following a personal IPS (Investment Policy Statement). What that really means is for a year I do not worry about the short term and how bonds have done shitty recently and I am not jumping in full boat equities when it may actually be time to rebalance with some bonds.

    Good luck GF on your choices. Could be a rocky end of the year.
     
  12. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    I haven't ever rebalanced my portfolio over the past 2.5 years when I started working so this is a big move for me.

    I also have a large risk appetite and since I'm pretty young I know I can afford to take on more risk.

    I'm all equities right now. :slayer:

    We'll see how my 401k fares. Also just bumped up my contribution percentage by 2 points.
     
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  13. idfnl

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    Potbelly IPO today. If shares don't open too high, I may grab some.
     
  14. GreenFrog

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    Wtf at potbelly. Up 130 pct.
     
  15. stevent

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    haha my thoughts exactly
     
  16. jbarwick

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    Food IPOs have been a decent bet over the past couple of years. I know a guy who does equity research for some of the recent IPOs like Chuy's and he says he would not buy the companies stock so I stayed away. This was all pre my recent switch to buy and hold.
     
  17. SkinnyGoomba

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    FWM was recommended to me pre-IPO, but it's financials looked like shit so I passed. I own a lot of consumer staples (PG, CHD, MDLZ, KRFT, KO, and consumer discretionary such as MO, PM, LO, and DEO). But I have not seen anything enticing in publicly owned grocery stores.

    Good financials and a healthy dividend are pretty much mandatory for me.
     
  18. polloloco

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    I definitely like (and own) DEO too SG. They have lots of solid brands and think their efforts in emerging markets will pay off handsomely.

    Anyone on the Mary Jane train? For kicks, I picked up shares of GWPH, which deals with Cannabinoid medicines, @ 9. Just checked and trading at over 20.
     
  19. SkinnyGoomba

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    I think so too, in fact I own PM for the same reason.
     

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