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#1 daravenator

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 02:15 PM

with the baby boomers going into retirement I have been looking at 2 pharmacutical companies merck MRK
AND PFIZER PFE. any thoughts on stocks of the future?

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 02:18 PM

British Petroleum
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 02:21 PM

British Petroleum


not sure they quite hit bottom yet let alone fix the leak

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 02:29 PM

Stock picking is a fool's game. Buy an index fund, contribute to it every month and forget about it.
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 04:55 PM

with the baby boomers going into retirement I have been looking at 2 pharmacutical companies merck MRK
AND PFIZER PFE. any thoughts on stocks of the future?


Merck is the subject of three or four major lawsuits right now. Are you sure you want to back that horse? Pfizer isn't much cleaner right now, either.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 05:30 PM

PLA - will get a rise
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 06:31 PM

GE is a buy at current prices but Im buying EGLE
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 06:32 PM

Stock picking is a fool's game. Buy an index fund, contribute to it every month and forget about it.


Id rather pick my own than leave it to some clown in a suit.
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 07:49 PM

Id rather pick my own than leave it to some clown in a suit.


Those clowns often do their homework and produce excellent results with controlled levels of risk. It is not easy to pick stocks. It takes a lot of work and even then it is easy to end up with lemons or lack of diversification or some other wall street 101 f-up.

Folks picking stocks based on a hunch or an emotional feeling about the worth of a corporation are literally playing roulette with their money.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 09:28 PM

Folks picking stocks based on a hunch or an emotional feeling about the worth of a corporation are literally playing roulette with their money.


Never play the market unless you can afford to lose the money.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 05:35 AM

My family has done quite well with stocks. Usually have 3-4 at one time. GE has performed quite well for me this year bouncing around 14-19.

And I agree with dogstarr. Quite a few of these people do nothing with your portfolio. They have bigger clients to worry about. My father has been earning 20+% over the past couple years while the "pro" was earning less than 6%
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#12 daravenator

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 09:11 AM

we talked about GE on this forum earlier this year I do like their diversification and global status.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 09:12 AM

Those clowns often do their homework and produce excellent results with controlled levels of risk. It is not easy to pick stocks. It takes a lot of work and even then it is easy to end up with lemons or lack of diversification or some other wall street 101 f-up.

Folks picking stocks based on a hunch or an emotional feeling about the worth of a corporation are literally playing roulette with their money.

All the good it does when a dart can do as well. :P

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 09:41 AM

Never play the market unless you can afford to lose the money.


This is true, I knew somwone once who would say stock trading is the unlimate game and money is just a way to keep the score.


Some managers are much better than others, I think you need some of as much as you can do, ie stocks bonds funds ect I happen to prefer the stocks, high risk, higher rewards. I do have a lot of savings bonds from back when they paid a good interest.
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#15 daravenator

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 10:44 AM

GE is a buy at current prices but Im buying EGLE


you mentioned this stock before I will have to check it out

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 11:05 AM

GE is a buy at current prices but Im buying EGLE


You had a bunch of that already? Didn't you take a bath already when it went way down?

It is low but what do you see as a timeframe for them to pop back up?

It seems to me they are tied to Americans buying dry goods again ...and that may not happen for some time.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 11:33 AM

Id rather pick my own than leave it to some clown in a suit.


Do you even know how an index fund works?
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Posted 14 July 2010 - 01:23 PM

AAPL



will be 325-350 in the next 18-24 months

#19 daravenator

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 02:07 PM

Do you even know how an index fund works?


I'm not sure what that is
are you picking a certain sector of funds in the market that are related?

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 07:23 AM

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Index_Fund

I'd suggest that anyone who has illusions about "beating the market" read "A Random Walk Down Wall Street" or any of John Bogle's books.
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