Stock scream room

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Re: Stock scream room

Post by Pointedstick » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:41 pm

ochotona wrote: Twitter was alive last week around the fact that the S&P 500 has gone a very long stretch without being able to put together back-to-back gains. As of Friday, that streak is now 28 trading days. A streak that long is so rare, it’s only happened twice before since World War II—in May 1970 and April 1994.

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Re: Stock scream room

Post by dualstow » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:20 am

Wow is that a hillbilly toothpick, i.e. a raccoon's baculum (penile bone) I see on the right? I didn't know those were used for fortune telling!

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Re: Stock scream room

Post by ochotona » Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:45 am

Gary Savage at http://blog.smartmoneytrackerpremium.com thinks the S&P500 could go down 30% by 2016. That's a cheery thought.  ::) The red dotted lines he draws actually look kind of realistic and plausible when you consider market history since 1999 to the present.

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Re: Stock scream room

Post by buddtholomew » Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:00 pm

ochotona wrote: Gary Savage at http://blog.smartmoneytrackerpremium.com thinks the S&P500 could go down 30% by 2016. That's a cheery thought.  ::) The red dotted lines he draws actually look kind of realistic and plausible when you consider market history since 1999 to the present.

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Re: Stock scream room

Post by technovelist » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:00 pm

So are PP critics who are using the PP happy now? Would they prefer to be all in stocks?
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Re: Stock scream room

Post by ochotona » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:16 pm

This week would be a really good time to lighten up on stocks.

I am currently 30% stocks, 69.5% various kinds of bonds more than 1/2 US Treasuries, 0.5% gold. Ready for the fireworks.
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Re: Stock scream room

Post by Jack Jones » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:21 pm

ochotona wrote: This week would be a really good time to lighten up on stocks.
Why's that?
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Re: Stock scream room

Post by ochotona » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:27 pm

Jack Jones wrote:
ochotona wrote: This week would be a really good time to lighten up on stocks.
Why's that?
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Re: Stock scream room

Post by Jack Jones » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:41 pm

ochotona wrote:
Jack Jones wrote:
ochotona wrote: This week would be a really good time to lighten up on stocks.
Why's that?
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Re: Stock scream room

Post by dragoncar » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:58 pm

technovelist wrote: So are PP critics who are using the PP happy now? Would they prefer to be all in stocks?
Yea I would prefer to have been in stocks the past three years up to and including today
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Re: Stock scream room

Post by dualstow » Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:05 pm

dragoncar wrote:
technovelist wrote: So are PP critics who are using the PP happy now? Would they prefer to be all in stocks?
Yea I would prefer to have been in stocks the past three years up to and including today
Hey, if we're going back in time, I would prefer to have been in Tesla.
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Re: Stock scream room

Post by MediumTex » Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:29 pm

dualstow wrote:
dragoncar wrote:
technovelist wrote: So are PP critics who are using the PP happy now? Would they prefer to be all in stocks?
Yea I would prefer to have been in stocks the past three years up to and including today
Hey, if we're going back in time, I would prefer to have been in Tesla.
I would have just loaded up on Apple in 2008.

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