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by Gekko
Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Hoax] High school student scores $72M playing stock market
Replies: 7
Views: 2516

[Hoax] High school student scores $72M playing stock market

i'm skeptical - High school student scores $72M playing the stock market By Laura Italiano December 14, 2014 | 4:52am A 17-year-old Stuyvesant High School student has made millions trading stocks on his lunch break. He’s the teen wolf of Wall Street. A kid from Queens has made tens of millions of do...
by Gekko
Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Moffitt Explains NFL Retirement,Forfeiting at Least $1M
Replies: 6
Views: 1355

John Moffitt Explains NFL Retirement,Forfeiting at Least $1M

just like Bogle says - he has "Enough". "I don't care about the Super Bowl. I don't," Moffitt insisted. "I used to. I mean, anytime I played this game, I gave my heart to it and I'm a person that does thing with his heart. ... I don't need the Super Bowl experience. I played...
by Gekko
Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A Note to my Future Self
Replies: 27
Views: 5974

Re: A Note to my Future Self

The following is an e-mail from the past, composed 2 years, 11 months and 30 days ago, on January 22, 2009. It is being delivered from the past through FutureMe.org Dear Future Self - This is your Past Self. It's January 21, 2009 and we've just completed one of the worst years ever in the market. Th...
by Gekko
Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bill Gross Investment Outlook
Replies: 37
Views: 4752

has he been wrong before? probably.

does some other very smart billionaire somewhere think that the exact opposite will happen? probably.

does anyone know what will happen for sure? nope.
by Gekko
Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking for good whole grain wheat bread
Replies: 63
Views: 8895

Wake Up 8 to 12 ounces spring water Breakfast 3 egg whites and 1 whole egg and/or a 4- to 6-ounce piece of broiled salmon 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal (not instant) 4 oz cantaloupe OR 1/4 cup fresh berries 8 to 12 ounces spring water minimum, (more if desired) Lunch 4 to 6 ounces grilled salmon or tuna pa...
by Gekko
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: More Financial Crises in Next 10 Years: Roubini
Replies: 22
Views: 2865

- In April 2009, near Dow 7,950, Roubini predicted the markets would retest the March lows of Dow 6,500. They never did. - In July 2009, near Dow 8,100, he described the market's run as nothing more than a bear rally. Yet the Dow rose 38% over the next nine months. - In October, near 9,700, Roubini...
by Gekko
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What do you consider as very rich?
Replies: 122
Views: 17018

Re: The top ten wealthiest Bogleheads?

A really interesting question is: Who are the top ten wealthiest Bogleheads? Victoria well according to this thread and poll, we have 16 Bogleheads who have a net worth above $5M. http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=50044 i would like to know who these "Sweet 16" are and how t...
by Gekko
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What do you consider as very rich?
Replies: 122
Views: 17018

Re: Ridiculous

Anyone who earns more than $200,000 a year is clearly getting more than they deserve, regardless of how many hours they work or how long it took them to reach this level of earning potential. They are a drain on society and must be made to pay their fair share. To the barricades! Really? your sarca...
by Gekko
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What do you consider as very rich?
Replies: 122
Views: 17018

In addition to an increase in profile, the trade netted him a personal payday of nearly $4 billion, more money than Tepper, who grew up in Pittsburgh and had never even been on a plane until he was 21, literally knows what to do with. “What do you think I should do with it?” he asked me. “I could b...
by Gekko
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What do you consider as very rich?
Replies: 122
Views: 17018

WHAT IS RICH? Net Worth - Classification Less than $1 Million - Poor $1 to $5 Million - Still Working $5 to $10 Million - Comfortable $10 to $50 Million - Rich $50 to $100 Million - Liquid Over $100 Million - F EVERYBODY!!! ----- Are You Rich Yet? Barron's, September 20, 1999 Beer & Pretzels Ric...
by Gekko
Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Charlie Munger on Communism, Botox, and Goldbug Jerks
Replies: 17
Views: 3843

The best way to get what you want in life is to deserve what you want. -- Charlie Munger
by Gekko
Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Abysmal Track Record of Moody’s Mark Zandi
Replies: 11
Views: 1896

“On the way to work this morning, I got a headache because I was listening to one guy talking about how there’s gonna be hyperinflation. And then after him there was some guy telling me there’s going to be a depression and deflation. Neither—neither—is most likely going to happen,” he said. “The poi...
by Gekko
Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Abysmal Track Record of Moody’s Mark Zandi
Replies: 11
Views: 1896

I'm not suggesting we always dismiss the ideas espoused by intellectuals. Just that you have to be open to the possibility that a thinker will be wrong. And not just in the arena of market-based investing. I've watched Roubini pile on top of every crisis since 2008. He did not anticipate the invest...
by Gekko
Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Alan Greenspan's Dire Warning
Replies: 53
Views: 7059

Harvard University economics professor Martin Feldstein said raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans could push the nation back into a recession and urged that all Bush-era tax cuts be extended for two years. Feldstein, a member of the committee that dates the beginning and end of recessions, sai...
by Gekko
Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Alan Greenspan's Dire Warning
Replies: 53
Views: 7059

Martin Feldstein from Harvard makes an interesting counter-argument. Google for more.
by Gekko
Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking for good whole grain wheat bread
Replies: 63
Views: 8895

this is not bread but i've been buying these lately - Mission Multi-Grain Wraps (Large) m buy the wraps, cans of white albacore tuna fish in water, Hellmann's LIGHT mayonnaise, bag of spring mix greens, a fresh tomato, a fresh sweet onion and you can make yourself a very healthy, nutritional, low ca...
by Gekko
Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Alan Greenspan's Dire Warning
Replies: 53
Views: 7059

very interesting. thanks for posting. it sounds like he thinks government spending is the problem but since that won't stay flat or decrease the only other option is to raise taxes. of course this assumes that raising tax rates equals a rise in tax revenues. some would disagree. a question not asked...
by Gekko
Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jack Bogle on CNBC
Replies: 55
Views: 7659

November 17, 1991 MARKET WATCH MARKET WATCH; A Reminder That the 1980's Are Long Gone By Allen R. Myerson If the 1990's were supposed to be more sober, it was hard to make sense of a stock market where biotechnology, long on promise and short on earnings, sets the pace. Perhaps the market's plunge o...
by Gekko
Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best light weight goose down jackets
Replies: 32
Views: 19388

Seinfeld - George's Gore-Tex Coat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt6KRKHpKhY
by Gekko
Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best light weight goose down jackets
Replies: 32
Views: 19388

where are you going with a jacket like that? Antarctica?
by Gekko
Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Considering a house with a pond - should I even go there?
Replies: 19
Views: 4365

Bill Murray: "You got a pool over there?"

Chevy Chase: "We have a pond in the back. We have a pool and a pond. The pond would be good for you."
by Gekko
Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Google timeline trend on "bubble" an indicator?
Replies: 13
Views: 1671

"South Florida is working off of a totally new economic model than any of us have ever experienced in the past." - Ron Shuffield, Realtor, March 2005 "Paradigm, by the way, is another word for stop-loss for me. If I ever hear the word associated with a stock (investment) I own, I sell...
by Gekko
Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Blackberry or Droid
Replies: 96
Views: 17150

Wall Street Is Breaking Up With The BlackBerry Published: Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 11:12 AM ET Text Size By: John Carney Senior Editor, CNBC.com Yesterday another Wall Street law firm told its attorneys that the firm would support the iPhone for work email. The announcement added that employees who ...
by Gekko
Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Book Recommendations for High School Seniors
Replies: 32
Views: 4817

The Millionaire Next Door. i think the sooner that kids realize that everything is not always what it appears to be - the better. and that conspicuous consumption and chasing status symbols and keeping up with the Joneses is a sucker's game. and that BEING a millionaire is a whole lot better than tr...
by Gekko
Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dress Shoes
Replies: 64
Views: 10394

Bloomberg: Two pairs of work shoes in 10 years By JEREMY OLSHAN Last Updated: 2:52 PM, September 20, 2010 Posted: 4:39 AM, September 20, 2010 Mayor Bloomberg is the rare billionaire who can preach penny-pinching without putting his foot in his mouth. He's been wearing the same shoes for 10 years. &q...
by Gekko
Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Allowances..........did you get one or give one now?
Replies: 52
Views: 6314

nope. it motivated me to get a job.
by Gekko
Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Toothache
Replies: 10
Views: 1335

It depends on the dentist. Some are always booked solid and some always have slots open for walk-ins. I always choose a dentist that is flexible in schedule for this reason. For me, if the pain is bearable, then I bear it. I've had painful toothaches that disappeared after a week or so. Although I ...
by Gekko
Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Toothache
Replies: 10
Views: 1335

Re: Toothache

I've had a toothache for 3-4 days now. How much longer should I wait before I go to a dentist? The pain is bearable but very unpleasant. I don't think it is a cavity - it feels like my teeth are shifting a bit and one is pressing into another. I've been taking lots of ibuprofen and trying a handful...
by Gekko
Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Recession Officially Ended in June 2009: NBER
Replies: 65
Views: 7538

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2010/09/21/fed-debates-further-action/ Federal Reserve officials are set to debate at a meeting Tuesday whether and how to take additional steps to further support the U.S. economy. The economy has improved so much that the Fed is considering further actions to help i...
by Gekko
Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Toothache
Replies: 10
Views: 1335

IMO - call the Dentist's office and tell them it's an emergency and go see them asap. it could be an abscess which is bad news. get it checked out but beware of making any major treatment decisions while sitting in the chair. don't be afraid to ask lots of questions including treatment options and s...
by Gekko
Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:00 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Recession Officially Ended in June 2009: NBER
Replies: 65
Views: 7538

“I am a huge bull on this country,” Buffett, Berkshire’s chief executive officer, said today in remarks to the Montana Economic Development Summit. “We will not have a double-dip recession at all. I see our businesses coming back almost across the board.” “I’ve seen sentiment turn sour in the last t...
by Gekko
Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Recession Officially Ended in June 2009: NBER
Replies: 65
Views: 7538

SP-diceman wrote:
Gekko wrote:try O-TORO SUSHI 「大トロ寿司」 Tuna Belly Sushi (Top Grade)..


I used to cut my lawn with a Toro.
My fish needs to touch fire.

Ive always wondered, what is the difference between Sushi and Sashimi?


Thanks
SP-diceman


Sashimi = Fish Only
Sushi = Fish + Rice
by Gekko
Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Recession Officially Ended in June 2009: NBER
Replies: 65
Views: 7538

try O-TORO SUSHI 「大トロ寿司」 Tuna Belly Sushi (Top Grade)... m warning - it's outrageously expensive but so damn good. I had this as an appetizer recently at Morimoto and was not impressed. Maybe it's because I had the tartare version. you want the big solid unadulterated pieces of toro - not tartare. ...
by Gekko
Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Recession Officially Ended in June 2009: NBER
Replies: 65
Views: 7538

Here's something from Leuthold Group's research this month: Traditional sentiment numbers (like investor surveys, put/call ratios and short interest) are helpful, but don’t fully capture the entrenched degree of pessimism toward the U.S. economy. Ed Hyman of ISI pulled the following quote from a Se...
by Gekko
Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Recession Officially Ended in June 2009: NBER
Replies: 65
Views: 7538

Re: The Recession Officially Ended in June 2009: NBER

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by Gekko
Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Recession Officially Ended in June 2009: NBER
Replies: 65
Views: 7538

Nobody is saying...we swim in pools of warm, sweet cream and eat bacon wrapped fish roe. Is that supposed to be desirable? I would rather be able to shower every day and have unlimited pizza and hamburgers to eat. What do you know? I live in the U.S. and I DO have all those things! So I guess I can...
by Gekko
Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 9mm pistol for lefty at a shooting range?
Replies: 66
Views: 10251

i read somewhere that statistically the average person is much more likely to have their gun involved in a tragic act or accident than it is for them to actually need to use their gun in a self defense situation. i'm not sure if this was propaganda but it seemed to make sense except for maybe those ...
by Gekko
Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Recession Officially Ended in June 2009: NBER
Replies: 65
Views: 7538

The Recession Officially Ended in June 2009: NBER

happy days are here agaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaain! Longest Post-War Recession Ended in June 2009: NBER Published: Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 11:28 AM ET By: Reuters The U.S. recession ended in June 2009, making it the longest downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, the National Bureau of Economic Resear...
by Gekko
Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 9mm pistol for lefty at a shooting range?
Replies: 66
Views: 10251

SteveB3005 wrote:Don't know your price range, but HECKLER AND KOCH makes some nice pistols and have both 9mm and .45 ACP left hand models for around $700 to $900 new.


i was thinking the same thing. Vincent's gun of choice in "Collateral".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI1_-a0coag
by Gekko
Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogle Fires Back at High Cost Fund Provider
Replies: 20
Views: 3012

"When an asset class does well, an index fund in that asset class does even better." - "Dunn's Law" - Steven Dunn a mutual fund should be compared not with the S&P 500 but with the blend of benchmarks that match its style box for asset allocation, risk, etc. of course tax ef...
by Gekko
Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Help with asset allocation
Replies: 4
Views: 1044

Don't Own Too Many Funds

Excerpted from Common Sense on Mutual Funds by John C. Bogle, pages 101-102

http://tinyurl.com/ykw5td
by Gekko
Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Accounting class or Bookkeeping class?
Replies: 11
Views: 2096

i despised Accounting in college. i only took it because i had to.
by Gekko
Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogle Fires Back at High Cost Fund Provider
Replies: 20
Views: 3012

"When an asset class does well, an index fund in that asset class does even better." - "Dunn's Law" - Steven Dunn a mutual fund should be compared not with the S&P 500 but with the blend of benchmarks that match its style box for asset allocation, risk, etc. of course tax eff...
by Gekko
Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Blackberry or Droid
Replies: 96
Views: 17150

No corporate e-mail support (Lotus notes) for the Droid so I'm stuck with the BB a workaround is to set up a rule on your PC Lotus Application that auto-forwards or redirects emails to a secondary Gmail account. also - in that secondary Gmail account's settings on Google.com - set up the "repl...
by Gekko
Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Bank of America offering 2% cash back credit card
Replies: 60
Views: 15748

i already have a BOA Signature Visa with the reward points feature. i wonder if i can convert and if it behooves me to do so.