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wamba
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12/24/2010 11:59:26 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
What is the current structure of your portfolio?

What vehicles?

What specific investments?

When did you start?

What are your average returns?
badger
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12/25/2010 12:01:47 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/24/2010 11:59:26 PM, wamba wrote:
What is the current structure of your portfolio?

fairly skint.

What vehicles?

volkswagen

What specific investments?

poker, slot machines, etc.

When did you start?

way back.
What are your average returns?
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Silver_Falcon
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12/25/2010 1:43:55 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I invested in silver (mostly 1oz coins).

I did it a few months ago.

Depends how well I will sell it, but I guess something between 30-40% so far. If I would manage to sell just under what some shops sell, it would be more then 50%.

Its nice for a start. ;)
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12/25/2010 1:49:20 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Most people probably (hopefully) have a 401k through their work, which means they are investing. Though most people don't know what their 401k goes to.
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12/26/2010 10:33:03 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/25/2010 1:43:55 PM, Silver_Falcon wrote:
I invested in silver (mostly 1oz coins).

I did it a few months ago.

Depends how well I will sell it, but I guess something between 30-40% so far. If I would manage to sell just under what some shops sell, it would be more then 50%.

Its nice for a start. ;)

Why didn't you just buy silver contracts online? You will be ripped of no matter where you sell it.
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12/26/2010 10:48:20 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I have a 401k, but no investments. I know it's a smart thing to do, but to be honest, I have absolutely no idea where to start.
: At 5/2/2010 2:43:54 PM, innomen wrote:
It isn't about finding a theory, philosophy or doctrine and thinking it's the answer, but a practical application of one's experiences that is the answer.

: At 10/28/2010 2:40:07 PM, jharry wrote: I have already been given the greatest Gift that anyone could ever hope for [Life], I would consider myself selfish if I expected anything more.
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12/26/2010 10:51:20 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/26/2010 10:48:20 PM, Kleptin wrote:
I have a 401k, but no investments. I know it's a smart thing to do, but to be honest, I have absolutely no idea where to start.

www.wikipedia.com
www.fool.com
www.investopedia.com

That's how I learned.

Google "roth ira"
"401k" "stock" "index fund" "mutual fund" etc.
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12/27/2010 12:39:42 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I give Vanguard my money, and they do wonderful things with it. I was trying to manage my investments myself for a long time then saw the error of my ways.
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12/28/2010 1:16:04 AM
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At 12/26/2010 10:48:20 PM, Kleptin wrote:
I have a 401k, but no investments. I know it's a smart thing to do, but to be honest, I have absolutely no idea where to start.

Some banks have a practice account, where they give you 100,000 fake dollars to invest in the real stock market. You obviously can't make any money doing it but you can't lose money either---and you can see, in real time, whether you're making good choices or not. Check with your bank to see if they do that.

Or see a financial advisor to build your investor's profile. I don't know how it works wherever you're from...
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12/29/2010 1:10:05 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/29/2010 8:09:35 AM, Sieben wrote:
Silver is an investment predicated on Austrian Business Cycle Theory.

Right now, it is/was a good investment :)

It produces no value. You could melt all the silver in the world down into a a cube measuring 64 by 64 feet. With the same amount of money you could buy all the U.S. Farmland, 100 Exxon Mobiles and have a trillion dollars for walking around money.

Which one do you think will produce more value? Not silver.
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12/29/2010 4:18:57 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/29/2010 1:10:05 PM, wamba wrote:
You could melt all the silver in the world down into a a cube measuring 64 by 64 feet.

That's IT??
: At 5/2/2010 2:43:54 PM, innomen wrote:
It isn't about finding a theory, philosophy or doctrine and thinking it's the answer, but a practical application of one's experiences that is the answer.

: At 10/28/2010 2:40:07 PM, jharry wrote: I have already been given the greatest Gift that anyone could ever hope for [Life], I would consider myself selfish if I expected anything more.
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12/29/2010 4:21:21 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/29/2010 1:10:05 PM, wamba wrote:
At 12/29/2010 8:09:35 AM, Sieben wrote:
Silver is an investment predicated on Austrian Business Cycle Theory.

Right now, it is/was a good investment :)

It produces no value. You could melt all the silver in the world down into a a cube measuring 64 by 64 feet. With the same amount of money you could buy all the U.S. Farmland, 100 Exxon Mobiles and have a trillion dollars for walking around money.

Which one do you think will produce more value? Not silver.

You use it as a hedge, like gold or oil. They are great when the value of the dollar is falling, and not good if the dollar ever strengthens.
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12/29/2010 6:49:58 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/29/2010 1:10:05 PM, wamba wrote:
At 12/29/2010 8:09:35 AM, Sieben wrote:
Silver is an investment predicated on Austrian Business Cycle Theory.

Right now, it is/was a good investment :)

It produces no value.
Value is subjective. Also http://en.wikipedia.org...

You could melt all the silver in the world down into a a cube measuring 64 by 64 feet. With the same amount of money you could buy all the U.S. Farmland, 100 Exxon Mobiles and have a trillion dollars for walking around money.
I'd do it if I could. But i can't so I don't.

Which one do you think will produce more value? Not silver.
We're speculating that the dollar will continue to fall in value.
Things that are so interesting:

http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...
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12/29/2010 6:55:27 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/29/2010 4:18:57 PM, Kleptin wrote:
At 12/29/2010 1:10:05 PM, wamba wrote:
You could melt all the silver in the world down into a a cube measuring 64 by 64 feet.

That's IT??

you'd think it'd be more valuable.
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12/31/2010 4:37:40 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/28/2010 1:16:04 AM, TulleKrazy wrote:
At 12/26/2010 10:48:20 PM, Kleptin wrote:
I have a 401k, but no investments. I know it's a smart thing to do, but to be honest, I have absolutely no idea where to start.

Some banks have a practice account, where they give you 100,000 fake dollars to invest in the real stock market.

Whoa! What bank!! That sounds so awesome :-) I could see myself doing that as a game lol like fantasy football.......
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1/1/2011 12:45:52 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/29/2010 6:49:58 PM, Sieben wrote:
Which one do you think will produce more value? Not silver.
We're speculating that the dollar will continue to fall in value.

1. The value of the U.S. dollar does not effect the value of U.S. crops or the Value of Companies.
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1/1/2011 1:18:19 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/1/2011 12:45:52 PM, wamba wrote:
At 12/29/2010 6:49:58 PM, Sieben wrote:
Which one do you think will produce more value? Not silver.
We're speculating that the dollar will continue to fall in value.

1. The value of the U.S. dollar does not effect the value of U.S. crops or the Value of Companies.

It effects their nominal price. Printing money also results in Cantillon effects, so prices in the economy change asymmetrically with inflation. http://en.wikipedia.org...
Things that are so interesting:

http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...
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1/3/2011 9:56:36 PM
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At 1/1/2011 1:18:19 PM, Sieben wrote:
At 1/1/2011 12:45:52 PM, wamba wrote:
At 12/29/2010 6:49:58 PM, Sieben wrote:
Which one do you think will produce more value? Not silver.
We're speculating that the dollar will continue to fall in value.

1. The value of the U.S. dollar does not effect the value of U.S. crops or the Value of Companies.

It effects their nominal price. Printing money also results in Cantillon effects, so prices in the economy change asymmetrically with inflation. http://en.wikipedia.org...

Prices in the U.S. not their value. There is a difference between price and value.
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1/6/2011 2:59:14 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
There is a website called clearstation (www.clearstation.com) that pretty good stock tracking. If you create a free account, you can pretend trade however you want by just creating whatever portfolio you desire. I used to do it when I had more time, do some research and pretend you have X amount of money and divide it among stocks however you choose. It will track how you are doing overall and per stock.

I have 401k, some stocks (luckily I sold a good bit before 2008), a CD and a money market account (because for some strange reason my bank is running its money market interest rate the same as its CD rate). The CD and money market are both just over 2% but I can't bring myself to buy stocks yet and will probably be using some of that money for a house soon.

Stock wise, right now I have McDonalds (which I should have sold a few weeks ago but pays a nice 3% dividend), Texas Instruments, Bank of America, and some crap stocks I have had for several years that I am stuck with until I decide to officially lose the money. I really got into it abour 4 years ago, soon enough to make a little before I lost a good bit. Overall I am down about 5% what I have put in stocks.
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1/7/2011 9:40:39 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Some insider information...

America's 15 most hated companies, in no particular order, are:

American Airlines
Nokia
Toyota
Best Buy
Charter Communications
Citigroup
AT&T
Bank of America
Dell
Dish Network
Johnson & Johnson
McDonald's
United Airlines
DirecTV
British Petroleum

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1/7/2011 9:44:11 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/7/2011 9:40:39 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
Some insider information...

America's 15 most hated companies, in no particular order, are:

American Airlines
Nokia
Toyota
Best Buy
Charter Communications
Citigroup
AT&T
Bank of America
Dell
Dish Network
Johnson & Johnson
McDonald's
United Airlines
DirecTV
British Petroleum

http://247wallst.com...
Danielle
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1/8/2011 8:53:13 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/7/2011 9:44:11 AM, wamba wrote:
At 1/7/2011 9:40:39 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
Some insider information...

America's 15 most hated companies, in no particular order, are:

Yeah, America's most hated companies - not most hated AMERICAN companies.
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1/10/2011 1:45:46 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/24/2010 11:59:26 PM, wamba wrote:
What is the current structure of your portfolio?

What vehicles?

What specific investments?

When did you start?

What are your average returns?

I'm not sure you call it investing, but I'm saving money, to pay for college.
I know I'm still too young to do that, but I think its worth it. Where I live, they don't allow people my age(15-18) to work or to get a job like as a waiter or something else, so it's kind of from walking dogs, or washing cars, doing chores etc.
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1/10/2011 2:18:27 PM
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At 1/10/2011 1:45:46 PM, laleona89 wrote:
At 12/24/2010 11:59:26 PM, wamba wrote:
What is the current structure of your portfolio?

What vehicles?

What specific investments?

When did you start?

What are your average returns?

I'm not sure you call it investing, but I'm saving money, to pay for college.
I know I'm still too young to do that, but I think its worth it. Where I live, they don't allow people my age(15-18) to work or to get a job like as a waiter or something else, so it's kind of from walking dogs, or washing cars, doing chores etc.

You may want to check out the possibility of opening up a 529 which will allow you to have tax free interest. What you put in doesn't even have to be income it can be a gift
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