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Forum: The Stock Market 12-08-2005, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By GeorgeF
Re: iRobot

Yahoo says thay are selling (market cap) for $700 million. That seems like alot. I don't know about their military side. I was not impressed with roomba, I think it is a fad. Maybe if it wouldn't...
Forum: The Stock Market 11-11-2005, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
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Forum: The Stock Market 11-02-2005, 03:18 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By GeorgeF
Re: Another book question

"Random walk down wall street" possibly at your library explains the jargon and why it is mostly BS.

BTW there is no precise definition of PE. Earnings are calculated in many arbitrary and...
Forum: The Stock Market 10-22-2005, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7
Posted By GeorgeF
Re: How Many EFT\'s to buy?

If you buy 10 different index funds my guess is you will have recreated a broad market index fund, like SP500, only you will be paying higher expenses.

On the other hand if you are willing to buy...
Forum: The Stock Market 10-22-2005, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7
Posted By GeorgeF
Re: Personal finance and investment books to convert the unambitious

At 23 future earned income is more important than investment income. Figure out how to earn money, investing will not help you unless you have bucks to start with.

As to the coffee shop try...
Forum: The Stock Market 09-18-2005, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7
Posted By GeorgeF
Re: The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens

At your age earned not unearned income is where the action is. Find out what is preventing you from earning the big bucks and fix it. I think self help books might be a better investment than an...
Forum: The Stock Market 08-31-2005, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7
Posted By GeorgeF
Re: how do i actually buy oil

If you want to buy an oil futures contract you need a commodities account, which I do not think you have.

Otherwise with a brokerage account like yours you can buy:
Royalty trusts: BPT...
Forum: The Stock Market 08-31-2005, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7
Posted By GeorgeF
Re: What should Greenspan do?

Increasing rates will suck money out of the economy. Money that would be used for in part for energy uses. Basically increasing intereswt rates increase the value of money itself relative to other...
Forum: The Stock Market 08-30-2005, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7
Posted By GeorgeF
What should Greenspan do?

1)Lower rates to make capital for Katrina rebuild available.
2)Continue raising rates to support the US$ and control inflation/oil prices?
3)Do nothing because there is a headlight shining in his...
Forum: The Stock Market 08-29-2005, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 18
Posted By GeorgeF
Re: Real estate

Books are for wussies. Go out look at houses, attend foreclosure auctions ect. What are rents in your area? What are the obligations of a property owner in your area? ...
Forum: The Stock Market 08-22-2005, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7
Posted By GeorgeF
Re: Learning About stock market

I suggest your read the wall street journal. Got to you local library and read the business books their, especially histories. Also note that the financial markets may not be the money machines...
Forum: The Stock Market 08-22-2005, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 18
Posted By GeorgeF
Re: Time for the drug companies to move to Galt\'s Gultch

Merck deserved it. Their Cox 2 inhibitors, vioxx, were no better than asprine for those that did not have a cox 2 problem, yet Merck sold it to everyone. It is clear that people accepted an...
Forum: The Stock Market 08-19-2005, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7
Posted By GeorgeF
Re: Good Financial Plan?

vacation home/investment property

Landlord is a skill which you will need to develop first. Absentee landlord is the hardest type to be.

AC is not Vegas and it unlikely to become Vegas. It...
Forum: The Stock Market 08-12-2005, 11:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7
Posted By GeorgeF
Re: Real Estate/Mortgage Loan/Stock Market

It depends on how things play out. For exmaple in Argentina when things blew apart alot of people lost their jobs so they could not pay their mortgages. The gov of Argentina desided that they would...
Forum: The Stock Market 08-12-2005, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 18
Posted By GeorgeF
Re: Looking for a certain type of investing book.

www.andrewtobias.com (http://www.andrewtobias.com)
Forum: The Stock Market 08-10-2005, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 18
Posted By GeorgeF
Re: Hypothetical Question...Spawned from FDIC Thread

Can they call in the loan early?

Standard mortgages do not permit this, I assume you have a normal mortgage.
Forum: The Stock Market 08-04-2005, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7
Posted By GeorgeF
Re: would some of you super smart 2+2 people help me out :)

1) What home based business is this?

2) It sounds to me like you are not working very much (watching the tape all day) and are hoping gambling will save you from a life you hate.

3) try TC2000...
Forum: The Stock Market 07-28-2005, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7
Posted By GeorgeF
Re: establishing credit w/ out a job

Go to CC web sites and apply. My guess is someone will give you a low limit.

Have Daddy cosign.
Forum: The Stock Market 07-28-2005, 10:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7
Posted By GeorgeF
Re: The King of Beers.

In my local deli in Brooklyn the beer area is filled with brews from Poland Russia ect. There is alot more competition. The rich are getting richer and poor getting poorer. Rich don't drink as...
Forum: The Stock Market 07-19-2005, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7
Posted By GeorgeF
Re: Buy and Hold vs Market Timing

1) Market timing means your are trying to outsmart people who are trying to outsmart you. Why do you think you are smarter than me, Warren Buffett, 2+2 posters, ect for instance.

2) Buy and Hold...
Forum: The Stock Market 07-16-2005, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 18
Posted By GeorgeF
Re: Real estate investing form USA Today

"When something breaks and a tenant calls, fix it. And be a stickler for collecting rent. Says Lee: "Tenants can't get behind.""

I knew there was more to it that buy no money down, collect rent,...
Forum: The Stock Market 07-16-2005, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7
Posted By GeorgeF
Re: Iraqi Dinar

1) Iraq could go to a duel currency system. The 'Iraqi' Dinar for internal use and a newly created 'Trade' Dinar for use in export/import. This system was used in S Africa for some time. Iraq uses...
Forum: The Stock Market 07-08-2005, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7
Posted By GeorgeF
Re: LAKES ENTERTNMT (LACOE)

How is WPT worth $700 million? It seems to me they own nothing, it's not like a sports team where you own baseball in a specific city. Why can't someone with say $20 mill. use 15$ mil to boost the...
Forum: The Stock Market 07-08-2005, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8
Posted By GeorgeF
Re: Investing thoughts for infant 23 year old

It looks like agricultural subsidies may have to be cut for the US to comply with WTO agreements and common sense. Needless to say farm states will not cease to exist just because the farm programs...
Forum: The Stock Market 07-04-2005, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7
Posted By GeorgeF
Re: comments on Book: \"The Next Great Bubble Boom\"

There are some reviews on the net:
http://www.retireearlyhomepage.com/hdent.html
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0743222997/ref=pd_sxp_f/002-9884469-5209609?v=glance&s=books

The...
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