2012's Best Investments???

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gambler315 PM gambler315
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Posted: 1/25/2012 1:48:52 PM

I'm far from an expert but IMO my portfolio will be heavy with treasuries and gold about 90% in fact.

I just don't/can't trust the market.

Unemployment, Europe, Iran, smaller earnings on Wall Street,  and the overall economy here and abroad!  Hell, Greece will be defaulting in March and leaving the euro zone.

Economic policies around the world lack seem to lack any viable direction. When does the debt catch up?

I'll play it safe for now.

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Posted: 2/9/2012 3:14:02 AM
i feel that
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Posted: 2/14/2012 5:38:55 PM
Ok, no gold.
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Posted: 4/5/2012 9:12:20 AM
Get into something fixed....
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Posted: 5/19/2012 4:47:06 PM

My prediction doesn't look too bad in May does it?

I predict a major crash this year and we go back square one!

The bad news far out weighs anything that could be considered good news.

Again I'm no expert, but I can read and do some simple math!

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Posted: 5/19/2012 6:34:26 PM
lets hear this prediction, what sector are you thinking
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Posted: 5/20/2012 2:37:29 PM

I don't think being in equities at the present time is all I'm saying.

The same thing I said back on January 25th.

With all the turmoil in the world, I think the market will go lower and perhaps even crash within the next 30-90 days.

JMO and I am far from an expert.

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Posted: 5/21/2012 3:48:04 PM

Let's take a look at what is happening today (5-21). The market is UP over 120 at 3:15, yet the bond yield barely moves 2 basis points.

Who is buying the market? Seems to me money is still flowing to bonds at almost the same rate.

JMO again

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Posted: 6/1/2012 2:52:18 PM

Did you hear that noise?

Sounded like the world's markets are finally crashing!

So damn happy, I wasn't in it.  GB those treasuries with the monthly dividendd!

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Posted: 6/1/2012 4:48:15 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by gambler315:

Did you hear that noise?

Sounded like the world's markets are finally crashing!

So damn happy, I wasn't in it.  GB those treasuries with the monthly dividendd!



good call
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Posted: 6/2/2012 12:49:35 AM
If Europe doesn't get their act together, it will get far worse.

China's problems are being compounded by a debt crisis in a Continent (Europe) where they rely on a good number for their exports.

Emerging Markets (India, China, Brazil), U.S.  and Europe are all seeing slowing growth, and in Europe are already in a double-dip.

Fun times ahead.  




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Posted: 6/3/2012 12:16:13 AM
with all these stocks dropping so low wouldnt this be a good time to buy and hold???
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Posted: 6/3/2012 3:45:00 PM

What would make you think that stocks don't go lower still?

Is Europe all better? Is China growing? Are there any jobs in the USA? Is the USA really any better off in 3 months than we are today?

IMO, Stay in cash why risk anything?

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Posted: 6/5/2012 2:48:02 PM

Yep, the Fed manipulates the interest rates trying to raise the stock market by increasing consumer spending is all. However with the low rates the banks would rather keep that cheap money so they are NOT lending anything to the little guy. As everyone has heard interest rates are low so re-fi or buy a home??? How the hell can you do that if the banks aren't lending even if you are lucky enough to have a job.

The Fed and banks really have a nice ponzi scheme going here.

Lots of BS with NO results so get ready for more BS with a QE3 or some other BS scheme with another name!

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Posted: 7/10/2012 5:42:54 PM
Bonds,Bonds and more Bonds!  Take the 1.5% or lose it with equities. This garbage ain't rocket science? The market has further to drop.
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Posted: 7/13/2012 7:57:23 PM
If you have more than 25k I can get a guaranteed 5%, if the market bares more you can get up to 12%. PM
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Posted: 7/14/2012 12:37:01 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by gambler315:

Bonds,Bonds and more Bonds!  Take the 1.5% or lose it with equities. This garbage ain't rocket science? The market has further to drop.


At 1.5%, you might as well put it under the mattress.    You aren't even keeping up with inflation at that rate. 

There are plenty of good companies that sport a dividend north of 3% .  Think Consumer Staples (i.e. PG, UN, etc.) if you think the world is getting uglier... which it is.
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Posted: 7/14/2012 12:46:14 AM
You might want to throw in DEO as well.   Plenty of people love to drink in good times & bad... and you could make the argument they do more drinking in bad times ...

Make mine a black & tan !!  
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Posted: 7/14/2012 1:45:31 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Rush51:

You might want to throw in DEO as well.   Plenty of people love to drink in good times & bad... and you could make the argument they do more drinking in bad times ...

Make mine a black & tan !!  

Awesome avatar Rush
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Posted: 7/15/2012 6:50:16 AM
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Posted: 7/16/2012 8:48:52 AM

Well Rush, my last statement ending 6-30-2012 states my returns for the last year are 10.5% and 6.7% for the last 3 yrs.

I think that is pretty damn good so I'll stay here for now.

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Posted: 7/23/2012 1:30:46 PM

Damn glad I don't take advice from brokers and investment advisors! Regardless of how the market gets manipulated I still get paid with 1.4% yield/mo. and profits from the price gains too!

Europe is in da shitter peeps and they have NO clue how to fix it. The banks are screwing you over too so consider that a wake-up call!

Not a chance in hell that I'll be in the market anytime soon! I'm keeping this golden goose until it turns silver!

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