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Forum: The Stock Market 08-08-2005, 08:21 AM
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Posted By player24
Barron\'s article on investing in online poker

Gambling on Online Poker

By PIMM FOX

Dow Jones Global Indexes | Global Stock Markets

ONLINE GAMING and the action in Las Vegas have one thing in common: money, lots of it. And while the boom...
Forum: The Stock Market 07-15-2005, 08:46 AM
Replies: 54
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Posted By player24
Re: Why Mutual Funds are better than Index Funds

I keep hearing, in this forum, about comparisons between actively managed mutual funds and the S&P 500 - and as soon as someone produces some data which show that actively managed funds have...
Forum: The Stock Market 07-14-2005, 01:50 PM
Replies: 54
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Posted By player24
Re: Why Mutual Funds are better than Index Funds

The average S&P 500 index fund returned 5.73%, 7.65%, -2.91% and 9.47% for the past 1 year, 3 years, 5 years and 10 years respectively. (annualized annual returns)

The average multi-cap value...
Forum: The Stock Market 07-14-2005, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4
Posted By player24
Re: What is going on with Sirius?!?!

The idea of America's major two satellite-radio providers merging has been tossed around almost from the moment Sirius Satellite Radio (SIRI) launched its service against XM Satellite Radio (XMSR)...
Forum: The Stock Market 07-13-2005, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By player24
Re: What is going on with Sirius?!?!

The Street is looking for industry (Sirius and XM combined) subscriber growth from 4 million at year end 2004 to 51 million by 2014. To put this into context, by 2010 satellite radio will achieve...
Forum: The Stock Market 07-13-2005, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By player24
Re: What is going on with Sirius?!?!

S&P Credit Report:

Credit Rating: CCC/Stable/--

Rationale
The very low speculative-grade rating on New York, N.Y.-based Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. reflects the company's substantial debt...
Forum: The Stock Market 07-11-2005, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4
Posted By player24
Re: Book on valuation framework

I took his Finance class at NYU Stern.

You can't beat this --> A free book online:
http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar/New_Home_Page/valn2ed/book.htm
Forum: The Stock Market 07-11-2005, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4
Posted By player24
Re: Book on valuation framework

Before you buy anything else, check out Damodaran.

http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar/New_Home_Page/valuation/val.htm
Forum: The Stock Market 07-08-2005, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4
Posted By player24
Re: *OFFICIAL* Bragging/Bitching Thread for 2+2 Trading Competition

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Perhaps the best analogy would be play-money poker. If we all sat down at the table with play money, some of us would (conceivably) play according to our 'normal' discipline -...
Forum: The Stock Market 07-08-2005, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4
Posted By player24
Re: *OFFICIAL* Bragging/Bitching Thread for 2+2 Trading Competition

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Hi player,
A few thoughts in response to your observations. [ QUOTE ]
At least one of us is trying to 'game' the competition

[/ QUOTE ] If you mean I'm trying to win, you're...
Forum: The Stock Market 07-08-2005, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 8
Posted By player24
Re: are there any stock brokers out there?

Financial planners are relevant. Online brokerages are relevant. Stock brokers are obsolete.
Forum: The Stock Market 07-08-2005, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4
Posted By player24
Re: *OFFICIAL* Bragging/Bitching Thread for 2+2 Trading Competition

A couple simple observations:

At least one of us is trying to 'game' the competition by concentrating the entire portfolio in one high risk security (so far, so good). (All-in with a gut shot...
Forum: The Stock Market 07-08-2005, 08:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4
Posted By player24
Re: Why Mutual Funds are better than Index Funds

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if you have a thousand people flip a coin 8 times, one is likely to get all heads

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yes, and we will put that person's picture on the cover of Barron's and we will write...
Forum: The Stock Market 07-07-2005, 04:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4
Posted By player24
Re: Why Mutual Funds are better than Index Funds

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Most mutual funds managers will try to closely emulate the index that they are comped against and rarely deviate from the underlying securities thus perpetuating the average performance of...
Forum: The Stock Market 07-05-2005, 04:41 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6
Posted By player24
Re: 2+2 Stock Trading Competition

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The MarketWatch platform is not set up for high-frequency (ie "day") trading. It's better for holding periods of at least 1 day.

Higher-frequency trading will tend to have much higher...
Forum: The Stock Market 07-05-2005, 04:08 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6
Posted By player24
Re: 2+2 Stock Trading Competition

The software has leaves alot to be desired, not the least of which is that in-the-money orders are not always executed.

For example, I had an order to buy stock at price X (order was recorded at...
Forum: The Stock Market 07-05-2005, 11:19 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6
Posted By player24
Re: 2+2 Stock Trading Competition

I had the same experience. There is a time lag.
Forum: The Stock Market 07-05-2005, 08:45 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6
Posted By player24
Re: 2+2 Stock Trading Competition

Lots of problems with screen names, it seems. I screwed up also. I don't think I was never prompted for a screen name at signup.
Forum: Politics 07-01-2005, 01:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15
Posted By player24
Re: JOINT RESOLUTION ON IRAQ - October 11, 2002

A true "gotcha" moment. Hypocrits are so pathetic...
Forum: Other Other Topics 06-30-2005, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By player24
Fireworks - Please be careful.

It is a national tradition for Americans to celebrate our independence with Fireworks displays.

Many/most of these displays are implemented by qualified professionals in a legal and public manner...
Forum: The Stock Market 06-30-2005, 01:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4
Posted By player24
Re: Second Quarter Results

Earnings will be released on August 6, after the market close.
Forum: Politics 06-29-2005, 07:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 16
Posted By player24
Re: President gives speech Dems spaz....

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Isn't it time the Dems stop the charade and admit they knew Iraq was part of the war on terror from the very begiining and stop spazzing evertime Bush mentions 9/11 and Iraq in the same...
Forum: The Stock Market 06-29-2005, 03:59 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6
Posted By player24
Re: 2+2 Stock Trading Competition

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Hi Dan,
This could be a fun deal. Virtual trading equals playing poker with play money. However, if someone wanted to improve their money poker game then market trading with real money...
Forum: The Stock Market 06-29-2005, 02:51 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6
Posted By player24
Re: 2+2 Stock Trading Competition

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Does anyone know whether Warren Buffet is a good poker player?

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He and Bill Gates are said to be excellent Bridge Players. Gates plays 3/6 limit poker.

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Forum: The Stock Market 06-29-2005, 11:48 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6
Posted By player24
Re: 2+2 Stock Trading Competition

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Regarding correlation, note I said "poker and trading", by this meaning the mechanical, system-type trading approach, not "poker and investing" per se.

I have not seen a single study...
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