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Talking stocks, trading, and investing in general

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

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Yeah, it sucks to have what you said out there for everyone to see. I would suggest you just stop posting.
     
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  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Not a chance. Troll puppet.
     
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    You win sir. Ill get back to reading "Mutual Funds" Third Edition by Donald D. Rugg. After which I should probably get investing for dummies and all the other books this thread, with the all the posters' superior knowledge, has recommended.



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  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    QFP.

    I'd say just to stop saying stupid shit...like that you're riding the bear market.
     
  6. Thearkly

    Thearkly Senior member

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    What's QFP mean.
     
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  7. Piobaire

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    Once you understand the basic B-S model you'll know.
     
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  8. Thearkly

    Thearkly Senior member

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    When did you start investing. How long did it take you to get it down.
     
  9. amerikajinda

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    I think it's great that you're interested in investing. Keep reading books and magazines and newspapers and other Internet fora and the Value Line Investment Survey and keep posting here and asking lots of questions, but take everything you read with a grain of salt. Save up some cash and when you meet the minimum investment amounts, put 55% of your cash into VTI, 30% into VEU, 10% into VIG and 5% into BND and keep adding to those whenever you can. Rebalance as necessary to maintain those percentages if they start to get out of whack. One scenario is you could build up these positions inside of a Roth IRA over the next few years, maxing out your contributions every year, while at the same time setting any extra "play" money aside into an IB account where you can own a well-diversified basket of stocks and mutual funds and ETFs and alternative investments and speculative plays (even including Exelis or Twitter if you want). Just be sure that you constantly research and monitor all of your holdings. But just get your core portfolio going first, before you buy any more XLS.
     
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    Poll: Who here reads Investor's Business Daily daily?
     
  11. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Never, if I can help it.
     
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    January effect in full effect.
     
  14. jbarwick

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    We are red for January so far but things could turn around.
     
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    No idea. I am playing this one by feel. I would like see 72 and I'd probably sell. This said, its down like hell this morning.





    True this. Not starting well this year so far.
     
  16. idfnl

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    What stocks are you currently holding....
     
  17. Thearkly

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    I am dipping half my toe in with exelis. I got like only 6shares of exelis and thats all. They where like 16.60.

    If you mean in regards to the mock investments I haven't started it yet. I want to finish the book on mutual funds. I am going to treat it like the real deal so I am going to read that, then this one other book someone threw out on the thread.
     
  18. idfnl

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    How old are you?
     
  19. Thearkly

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    Age wise? 22

    Edit:why?
     
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    Just curious.

    You're just starting out. My advice is to watch Mad Money nightly. Cramer explains shit in pretty basic ways. He's not the bees knees but a good source. I watch occasionally.
     
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