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Thu Oct 23

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CABob replied to the Words, Words, Words board. 12:20 PM

Re: Posted here because.....

I used to want to get a dog named "dog."

I had a friend who's dog was named Dee-Oh-Gee (actually I'm not sure how to spell it).

Wed Oct 22

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CABob replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 11:10 PM

Re: Stock Market Crash

That kind of depends on what you mean by a stock market crash, but, typically a money market fund will at least maintain its principle regardless of what happens to stocks.

Bob

Mon Oct 20

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CABob replied to the Foolish 401(k)s board. 3:56 PM

Re: Trad. 401(k) v Roth 401(k) both w/match

Perhaps you are over thinking this and making it more complicated than it really is. Your employer will match any contribution you make up to 4% of your salary and your goal should be to capture the maximum employer contribution. That is regardless [more]

Fri Oct 17

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CABob replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 1:50 PM

Re: Stuff I get since joining

I can get a cash payment every time a stock trades based on some obscure technicality in the stock market.

It occurs to me that if I NEVER sell a stock unless it has made a gain I will always make a profit. Unfortunately, this also [more]

Wed Oct 15

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CABob replied to the Investing Beginners board. 12:53 PM

Re: Fee-Only Financial Advisors?

Some additional thoughts -
The internet has many sources of investing information and guidance. I suggest you not limit yourself to TMF.
If you obtain the services of a financial advisor your portfolio performance needs to exceed the cost of [more]

Mon Oct 13

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CABob replied to the Investing Beginners board. 4:14 PM

Re: Fee-Only Financial Advisors?

Fee only advisors can be found at Garrett Planning Network.
http://garrettplanningnetwork.com/
Also check http://www.napfa.org/ but I think most of these [more]

Sun Oct 12

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CABob replied to the Investing Beginners board. 1:32 PM

Re: Single Stocks, Mutual Funds, or ETFs

Understand that there is no universal agreement regarding the answers to your questions. These are my answers.

1. What is the advantage of buying individual stocks over ETFs of index stocks?

Individual stocks may give you [more]

Thu Oct 9

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CABob replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 11:56 AM

Re: Group Therapy

"People are always coming to us with their guilt and fears, but we have no one that we can go to when we have problems."

They could have tried the nearest bartender.

Tue Oct 7

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CABob replied to the Finding a Financial Advisor board. 7:58 PM

Re: Stay with financial advisor or company?

Would you advise staying with the company or with the financial advisor.
You might consider option three which is none of the above and seek another institution to hold the account.
It is typical that when an advisor leaves a firm he [more]

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CABob replied to the Retirement Investing board. 12:44 PM

Re: NASA sees cost savings in 'therapeutic torpor'

Putting astronauts in deep sleep is essentially a cost-reduction measure. For starters, individuals participating in the Mars mission will fed intravenously. They won't be moving around so smaller ships can be employed, with fewer amenities to [more]

Mon Oct 6

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CABob replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 10:41 PM

Re: A really Foolish Question!

The Motley Fool is not a broker nor does it sell any stocks or other investment.

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CABob replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 12:07 PM

Re: GTAT Bankrupt

Not necessarily, but, that is the usual outcome.
A bankruptcy court looks at all of tha assets (what they own) and liabilities (what they owe) of a company and then determine who gets paid and how much. This is usually based on a heirachy of [more]

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CABob replied to the Investing Beginners board. 11:07 AM

Re: Brokerage Selection

From the home page click on "How to invest" from the tabs at the top. This will take you to [more]

Wed Oct 1

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CABob replied to the Retirement Investing board. 3:59 PM

Re: Fidelity: Ideas for MRDs

If I were putting together some more formal educational material, I'd use RMD. However, in practice I can usually keep my inner pedant under control and let others use MRD without having to correct them.

Thanks Peter, we can now put [more]

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CABob replied to the Retirement Investing board. 10:55 AM

Re: Fidelity: Ideas for MRDs

Nit pick, because it came up in another thread: RMD, not MRD.

The article notes that RMD and MRD are the same thing. From what I have read it seems that Fidelity (and perhaps others) prefer to use MRD.
I think at one time I found [more]

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CABob replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 12:15 AM

Re: Can bears scare cliffs?

scare or scale?
Well you got me interested, but, now I want to know why?

Mon Sep 29

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CABob replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 7:16 PM

Re: Who to use as my broker for first time

I agree with Fuskie's response, but, you might also look into and consider direct purchase plans or dividend reinvestment plans. For information look at the DRIP message board at [more]

Sun Sep 28

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CABob replied to the Terms, Definitions, & Jargon board. 1:05 PM

Re: Cash account vs. Brokerage cash account

I doubt there is any significant differences between the two. In some cases a broker will structure is so that cash is actually in a bank account with FDIC insurance. In other cases the cash may be in a money market fund or account.

Bob

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CABob replied to the Retirement Investing board. 1:01 PM

Re: Investments and Retirement

IMHO the important thing is saving (and investing). The first thing is generally to save some cash for emergencies etc. Then you should save and invest in tax advantaged accounts which generally are known as retirement accounts. Most of these [more]

Wed Sep 24

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CABob replied to the Investing Beginners board. 4:07 PM

Re: Stock Advisor Prices

I don't know the answer to your question, but, it shouldn't make any difference. In investing the important thing is the dollar amount invested. Your gains or losses will be measured on the dollars invested. So if your have $1000 to invest you might [more]

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