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Posted: 10/8/2012 2:48:02 PM
I am 22 years old living in Orlando, Fl.   I have saved a decent amount of cash ($25k) and have about the same amount in gold and silver bullion. I am interested in investing in something a little aggressive with more risk due to my age and the fact that I am single with no family.   What would you do?   Does anyone else on here live in this area that is interested in flipping real estate?

Thanks for your insight
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Posted: 10/8/2012 6:25:56 PM
At this level I wouldnt be starting a new long position, nor would I suggest a short position for someone not willing to take that risk.

The best thing you can do is wait for a dip or if you are extremely impatient and had to jump in, split the investment into a few pieces, pick the investment and start slowly legging in..buying in several pieces to establish a position.

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Posted: 10/8/2012 9:15:40 PM

Depends on what whether you are making an investment for the long term or short term.

Real estate is a solid investment right now...problem is $50,000 is not much for the Florida real estate market. You won't be getting much for your money. Is alot of solid places available in the $100,000 to 200,000 range.

Like wallstreet mentions...its hard to be long at this price level. If you are looking short term I would wait...if you are looking to use this money towards retirement I would buy solid dividend paying stocks and would roll over all dividends received. Over time you should make 4-6% eac year. Keep putting money in it over time and you will have a solid amount come age 40.

Investing is like sports betting...patience and timing are important.

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Posted: 10/8/2012 11:32:37 PM
what solid dividend paying stocks would you recommend?  Thanks for the insight to both of you

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Posted: 10/9/2012 12:13:42 AM
Plains All American Pipelines (ticker: PAA)
-Hard asset exposure
-7.5% CAGR on their distribution
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Posted: 10/9/2012 12:20:28 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by WingerWins:

what solid dividend paying stocks would you recommend?  Thanks for the insight to both of you


Hardly any because any solid dividend payer has been bought up already due to the terrible alternatives out there.

So since the stock market is so highly priced and rates are so low, decent dividend stocks are already owned for that dividend.

If you want a good dividend stock then research what you want and wait for it to come in with the market..so if you like JNJ and think their dividend is good then keep it on your watch list and be ready when it comes in with the market.

Make a list and wait for an opportunity where that 3.5% yield turns into 5% if the market drops..thats the kind of investing approach I would suggest.

If you want to take a risk then look at stocks that have a higher dividend but are more risky and roll the dice...

Yahoo finance has a good stock screener where you can research stocks based on their dividend yield.
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