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    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 4:47 AM GMT
    Anybody else interested in investing on here? I've been making some good money on Sprint Nextel recently. I'm also interested in how you guys think the Greek and Spanish bailouts will impact the U.S. stock market and economy. Any opinions?
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    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 4:49 AM GMT
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    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 4:49 AM GMT
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    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 7:00 AM GMT
    I have mutual funds, though I have absolutely no interest in them.
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    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 11:36 AM GMT
    I wish I had enough money left over at the end of the month to make investing an option right now.
  • HndsmKansan Posts: 15594
    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 11:38 AM GMT
    I kind of like it.... to invest dollars for other people, it's my job! LOL

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    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 11:40 AM GMT
    Cyprus is next
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    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 12:15 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidI kind of like it.... to invest dollars for other people, it's my job! LOL



    Mine too!
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    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 12:15 PM GMT
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    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 12:20 PM GMT
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    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 12:20 PM GMT
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  • allatonce Posts: 902
    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 12:21 PM GMT
    I await Japan's collapse due to not being able to finance its massive debt.
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    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 12:25 PM GMT
    allatonce saidI await Japan's collapse due to not being able to finance its massive debt.


    Japan's debt is held by Japanese people and institutions so they're in better shape than the numbers would imply.
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    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 12:26 PM GMT
    evannz saidAnybody else interested in investing on here? I've been making some good money on Sprint Nextel recently. I'm also interested in how you guys think the Greek and Spanish bailouts will impact the U.S. stock market and economy. Any opinions?



    I've been wanting to do some investing lately, but haven't had a surplus of money that I could use. I know some websites like etrade have a minimal of $500. My parents invested in ford a few years back and they almost trippled their money. Who else to you invest in?
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    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 12:39 PM GMT
    My Apple shares are up 200% ;-)
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    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 12:51 PM GMT
    I do a fair amount....and for some of those on my list have done quite well. I called gold quite well investing all the way up and getting out before it dropped. Gold only rises during inflation without interest rate increases. We haven't had the interest rate increases ... but wow we've go deflation.

    Over a hundred years ago a financier by the name of J.P Morgan stated that no executive should make 20 times more then the salary of the lowest paid worker...... now they make over 400 times... gouge the worker and bring products from other countries. There are a few countries that still go with the 20x rule.... Germany and Japan.... with the well managed companies they end up paying dividends and making the company stronger. For this reason, I look at companies that are building wealth with the potential of paying a dividend. I also tend to stay away from mutual funds... i've been burnt a few times there.

    Oil and natural gas may be at an all time low right now and we could be looking at a 20% adjustment by the end of the summer. They say they have a glut of oil right now, but i'm wondering how much of it is poor grade oil from the oil sands. There are only a couple of refineries that are all stainless steel that can handle the stuff without mixing it with better crude. Also, the wear and tear on pipelines with this stuff could be a potential problem. With investing you have to weigh everything out. I only deal with Canadian equities.... due to currency fluctuations.

    mmmm hope that helps .... good luck with your investing.
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    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 1:01 PM GMT
    I sold all my AAPL last year and bought a high-end mountain bike. Thanks, Steve.

    I still have a couple thousand dollars in the market that I like to play with. Right now I'm holding FB (and no, I don't need to hear anymore snarky comments)
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    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 1:18 PM GMT
    How much more can apple grow.... If you look at the life cycle of a company....who's still around since you were a kid... and who's got good management that will propel it into the future. I don't study american equities... I know that fortunes are usually lost by the third generation, but i look at companies like Ford and just marvel... but who knows. Transportation could take a dive. Henry Ford paid his workers well so that they could buy Model T's. It was a trend in other companies that is lost today.

    I wonder if that is where a lot of the protests today are coming from.... corporate greed is our cancer.
  • calibro Posts: 8888
    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 1:18 PM GMT
    75 bucks on purple!
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    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 1:24 PM GMT
    One thing guys.. when interest rates go up.... get out of the market and into short term GIC's
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    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 1:44 PM GMT
    Hi. I invest and also worked the international desk of a very large investment firm for a couple of years.

    Hey, 90% of the time it's not knowing what to buy, but when to sell.

    I get nervous when I see discussion boards on investing, especially when people start quoting their profits on one stock or another. Just because one guy made 200% on his investment doesn't automatically mean the next guy will make the same if he buys the same stock. Stocks fluctuate and sometimes run their course on being profitable.

    The minute you buy a stock, have an exit strategy. Some people sell at any 8% drop in price.

    Whatever sell strategy you choose, just don't ignore your stocks.
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    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 1:55 PM GMT
    I have Ford but aside from that I don't really know much about investing it was just a good bet I made during a time the stock was $1.68 a share.
  • swall1963 Posts: 161
    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 2:48 PM GMT
    I am an avid investor and have been since high school (my father opened an account for me when I was 16). I am mainly an investor bear in this market. There are a lot of things that could easily blow up (Greece, the EU, Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, China, etc.).

    I have been very successful with my theory of "negative potential". This is the primarily the opposite of value investing. I look for poorly managed companies that keep making the same mistakes and/or refuse to own up to their problems (unsustainable debt levels, poor product mixes, non-core issues distracting management, etc.). I currently have 7 major short positions along with a few other positions.

    I enjoy everything about the markets and like reading and studying as much as I can.

    In my opinion the Spanish bank bailout, (and remember, the recent Spanish bailout was to give Spain a loan to help it bailout its failing banks, this is not the same as the Greek bailout which was to slash the country's debt) is an absolute disaster.

    1) It isn't big enough to matter.

    2) It only adds further debt on a country that cannot sustain its current debt level.

    3) The rest of the EU (namely France and Germany) cannot continue to bailout everyone else. Their resources are already being stretched.

    4) This bailout sets up the need to do the same for Italy, Portugal and other countries. And, what happens when France faces the same situation in 12-18 months?

    I'm still researching how this misguided effort will affect the US economy and markets.
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    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
    The European bailout has to be the longest game of kick-the-can ever!

    When I heard about the bailout deal on Saturday, my first thought will be that Greece, Portugal & Ireland would want better terms too! And the shouting from those country has already started. I expect this will give an additional surge to the leftist in Greece in the upcoming elections.

    All austerity and no stimulus for growth, yeah that will pull these countries out of depression (and really it is a depression in those countries, let's be honeest with ourselves).

    There are only two choices left for Europe: Break up the Eurozone; or Eurozone countries have to give up fiscal sovereignty. And I don't think a fiscal union can arrive in time to save the Eurozone.
  • theantijock Posts: 9221
    QUOTE Jun 12, 2012 6:01 PM GMT
    Seems we're all invested.

    I don't have a clue where this all winds up, but what we seem to know is that...

    "$70 trillion in G10 debt is the collateral for $700 trillion in derivatives" and the USA's "too-big-too-fail" banks hold $250 trillion of that.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, place your bets

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/big-reset-2012-and-2013-will-usher-end-scariest-presentation-ever