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Old 01-15-2008, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Yes, Jersey Man, right you are.....2008 thus far is being besieged by pessimism. But who's suggesting anyone buy the 30 Dow stocks anyway.

Neither Asian nor South American stocks are dropping. "Buy stock in India and retire in Costa Rica" is the new formula for a prosperous retirement.
And I missed it!

I am such a fool!

"Buy stock in India and retire in Costa Rica" sounds like a great formula!

Much better than what I did. 20 years on submarines, while collecting apartment buildings and retire at 42.
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Old 01-15-2008, 05:43 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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Nancy, if I may ask, what is the credit rating on those 7.5% bonds of yours? That sounds tremendous for investment grade debt.

I am not sure. The person who has my Annuity found them when I asked him to sell the stocks last summer.
Actually , I get 8.4 % with my TDA in my Teachers' Retirement plan.

I just am too nervous to get back into the market. I would always everyday dread hearing that bell on the news reports that reports on the Dow Jones.
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Old 01-15-2008, 08:43 PM
 
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Actually , I get 8.4 % with my TDA in my Teachers' Retirement plan.

I just am too nervous to get back into the market. I would always everyday dread hearing that bell on the news reports that reports on the Dow Jones.
If I could get 8.4 credited to a "fixed" annuity accumulator each year, I would be perfectly content as well.

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"20 years on submarines"...........Well, at least you've proven you're not claustrophobic!
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Old 01-15-2008, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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"20 years on submarines"...........Well, at least you've proven you're not claustrophobic!
LOL

No, it just means that I know under what conditions I can induce claustrophobia in myself.

I have seen men who have served onboard subs for six or ten years, when it hits them.
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Hehe. My profile went up 16% in the last year.

It makes me happy.
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:07 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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Gee, that's amazing . Good for you.
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:10 PM
 
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Hopefully, his/her "portfolio" went up as much as the "profile"!
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Old 01-16-2008, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Hopefully, his/her "portfolio" went up as much as the "profile"!
I've always called it a profile since it's under my "Investment Profile" section of my banking. Same thing, different names.
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Old 01-16-2008, 07:12 PM
 
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I would always everyday dread hearing that bell on the news reports that reports on the Dow Jones.
OMG ... I remember that gut wretching feeling !!!

I'm so glad I'm out of stocks right now ... just for that reason alone.

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Old 01-17-2008, 03:40 PM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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Don't look, the dow dropped another 300 plus. Oh thats right my financial planner said I'm in it for the long haul. Just hope I don't run out of money before the long haul kicks in. LOL
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