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Holy crap, ICE is buying NYSE Eurnonext. David conquers Goliath.
Futures not reacting kindly to the house.
Buy buy buy! People are so dumb. This bill meant nothing, even if it passed. In fact, you could make an argument that a deal is more likely since the Plan B failed than if it passed.
Yea but it ran up for 2 weeks on the same nothingness.
I'm looking for bargains in individual names that get dragged down here, not necessarily the broader market.
Maybe some tax loss selling as well today. Could be ugly. Good news on consumer spending, personal income, and durable goods may soften the blow.
Added to SWHC
and MU as well. Down 7% today and Ubercheap.
NYCTerp05: i guarantee you my child won't turn out gay
Will be very interesting to see how this plays out. Amazon has been skating by with basically no earnings for a while now and they need to start monetizing this growth soon.
From Yahoo! Finance: When Amazon.com Inc CEO Jeff Bezos got word of a project at Google Inc to scan and digitize product catalogs a decade ago, the seeds of a burgeoning rivalry were planted. The news was a ...
I guess this is as good a place to ask as any, but tell me about silver. First off, I am absolutely clueless about investments. I've been pretty basic my whole life and the past few years now that I have a fair share of investing money, I've hired someone to do it for me.
Having said that, this weekend, I was talking to my brother-in-law who is a very sharp dude (never went to college yet owns an extremely successful business, etc.) He was trying to selling me on silver as a good investment right now. Admittedly some of his reasoning seems very aluminum foil hat, sky is falling tripe but still, what are the board investment guru's thoughts on silver as an investment buy in this climate? Plusses? Minuses?
classlessthug: I have too much on my plate to worry about the fact that my junk intimidates some needle D undergrad.
It looks like Ford didn't feel like waiting until the new year. It's ripped about 10% in the last week, and is flirting with the 52 week high.
I'm far from a guru, but my thoughts on precious metals is that the only value they have is arbitrarily assigned to it by people. With an equity holding, there are tangible things to back up its value (earnings, real estate, equipment, inventory, etc). With gold or silver, there's nothing propping up its value except a long held belief by people that it's valuable. In reality it's a shiny rock. Platinum does have some industrial value, but I still feel the same about it as I do G&S. The only appreciation gained from metals is market value. A hunk of metal can't pay you a dividend four times a year.
I have a very limited exposure to mining companies, but that's it. IMO when you have infomercials pimping something, it's time to run in the other direction.
One hell of a hammer formed on the indexes today
Silver and gold have a lot of industrial uses, why you would actually buy coins vs just buying the silver(SLV), or gold(GLD) ETFs is what I don't understand.
Based on my expert opinion, which has been formed by watching Modern Marvels, there isn't a lot gold and silver can do that copper and nickel can't. Silver has antimicrobial properties but I'm pretty sure other less precious metals do also.
You aren't buying any metal, you're buying an exchange traded fund and relying on the institutions, accountants, lawyers etc. supporting it. This means you're more susceptible to fraud. Additionally, many people who buy bullion do so in part as a hedge against some kind of economic collapse. If the banking infrastructure did indeed start to crack in a worst case scenario you aren't necessarily getting the protection you bought it for in the first place.
But I wonder in a worse case scenario how usable & valuable hunks of metal sitting in your safe are. I want guns and canned goods, not shiny coins.
2013 picks in no particular order
I quite enjoy the Muddy, SugarMAg and SDog contributions here. If one of you is bored this week, how about setting up a contest with a mythical $20K portfolio? Maybe like $1k in each of your top 10 for the year. Max one trade per quarter per name. The extra cash for new names or doubling down or whatever. Monthly commentary. Comparing each other and S&P. I'd subscribe!
If I should die or lose my WordPress password tomorrow, I'd be satisfied with this post being the last thing you've ever read from me.
i would be interested in watching this
im sorry i was confusing...your "Superbowl" was the Redskins losing since you know that the Ravens cant win it all.
Well today was fun.
Short volatility (Long XIV or Short UVXY if your brokerage has borrow) is pretty much a perfect trade.
Oh hai there 52 week highs in Ford!
There are strong indications that they are going to raise their dividend later this month too. Could see $15+ after that.
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