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Wed Apr 11

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Melaschasm commented on johnmatthew267's blog post. 5:55 PM

Adding A Gold IRA to A Retirement Portfolio Can Provide Valuable Diversification in A Volatile and C

At this time I do not recommend investing i gold. If you like jewelry, or enjoy collecting coins, go for it. If you can predict the next recession or global crises with a reasonable amount of certainty you can make good money in

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Mon Apr 9

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Melaschasm commented on valunvesthere's blog post. 10:36 AM

What was I doing on Oct. 9, 2002 when NASDAQ Composite closed @ 1,114.11?

Sadly most people tend to buy high and sell low. There are many strategies that can provide a higher rated of return than buying a couple index funds out of your paycheck, but none exceed the benefit of not selling at the bottom of

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Mon Apr 2

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Melaschasm commented on Melaschasm's blog post. 11:25 PM

Sad Story about taxing 401ks

Once again I was right. The Trump tax reform has been implimented and retirement accounts remain much the same as they were before. The fear mongers love to quote a few random statements that are made off the cuff, and thus put fear

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Melaschasm commented on valunvesthere's blog post. 11:11 PM

What was I doing on the end of January 2009 when Ford stock price adj. closed @ $1.45?

I missed out on Ford and the other super big returns from that timeframe. However, I did make a modestly accurate prediction for the S&P 500 bottom. Sadly I rode the market all the way down before riding it back up to

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Thu Mar 29

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Melaschasm commented on valunvesthere's blog post. 11:54 AM

What was I doing on Dec. 23, 1997 when Apple stock price closed @ $0.46?

Apple was in such bad shape financially that Microsoft provided them with a large cash infusion to avoid becoming a monopoly. The Ipod was the turning point for Apple, and Jobs played a key role in its development. There is a reason

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Mon Mar 12

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Melaschasm commented on ikkyu2's blog post. 8:25 AM

About time

You make a great point about stocks being high priced at the moment. The more complicated question is where in the bubble are we?

I suspect we are near the beginning of the bubble. I don't expect it to pop

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Tue Mar 6

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Melaschasm commented on smithwillas's blog post. 7:46 AM

401K to Gold IRA Rollover

This is a terrible idea on many levels. Your IRA/401k already provides tax advantages, so you do not gain any additional tax benefit from investing in gold within an IRA or 401k. If you are going to invest in gold with an IRA/401k

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Wed Feb 28

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Melaschasm commented on jlmarcus's blog post. 7:37 AM

Warren Buffett: Buy Equities over Bonds, A Stock Strategy Anyone Can Follow

Great advice, although I would include some large cap growth stocks even at the begining of ones investing. While large cap stocks are less likely to be a ten bagger, they can have a strong long term performance, and help reduce the

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Thu Feb 15

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Melaschasm commented on camarodan64's blog post. 2:08 PM

Ive been gone two years and im back, you know what that means

Thank you for the reply. I know you are not the only person to make a connection between Bitcoin and the stock market. However, I disagree with those arguements because crypto currencies do not represent enough wealth to drive the

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Tue Feb 13

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Melaschasm commented on FVelociraptor's blog post. 1:53 PM

Is the correction making you nervous?

I am in the early stages of shifting to a less aggressive allocation for my long term investments. I am predicting the next recession starts at some point between 2021 and 2024. However, I acknowledge that it could have started

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Sun Feb 4

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Melaschasm commented on sagitarius84's blog post. 12:05 PM

Should Dividend Investors Worry About Rising Interest Rates?

Interest rates have a variety of impacts on the stock market in general. They can even have a short term impact on the performance of dividend paying stocks.

However, it is the economy that drives the stock

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Melaschasm commented on camarodan64's blog post. 11:58 AM

Ive been gone two years and im back, you know what that means

Crypto currencies are not yet important enough to have any impact upon the economy or stock market. However, the economy might have some impact on them.

I am 98% certain the most recent change in crypto currency

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Mon Jan 29

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Melaschasm made a pick in CAPS. 12:06 PM

Costco Wholesale (COST) will Outperform the S&P 500

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Walmart Inc. (WMT) will Outperform the S&P 500

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Amazon (AMZN) will Outperform the S&P 500

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Melaschasm commented on DeaconDavis's blog post. 12:00 PM

ROKU

I like the technology of Roku as well. Unfortunately they were not able to establish themselves as a dominant brand name before major competition entered the market. It will be tough to compete with fire sticks and chromecast. And

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Fri Jan 26

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Melaschasm commented on Stocksontheclock's blog post. 3:00 PM

Breaking it Down: The Benefits and Risks of Investing in ICOs

I think the idea of a crypto currency is a good idea, but I am not sure if any of the current crop will be around in 10 years. Right now the investments are almost completely a gamble. The crypto currency that makes it must be easy

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Melaschasm commented on R3Leonard's blog post. 2:49 PM

Do As Buffett Does, Not As Buffett Says

Very good and useful information. I supsect there is much truth in your concerns about a major correction coming this year. I don't expect that to be a concern if you are willing to hold onto those investments for 5+ years. I

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Melaschasm commented on grwhitney14's blog post. 2:24 PM

Don't be fooled by a perceived FOOL. CAPS ratings mean nothing

You make an excellent point about not investing in stocks because a high ranked player gave that stock a green thumb. However, I do like using the CAPS rating to eliminate one and two star stocks from my list of investment choices.

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Mon Jan 8

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Melaschasm commented on camarodan64's blog post. 2:52 PM

Long Term Market Top is in view.

Actually the household debt to income ratio peaked in the 4th quarter of 2007 at 18.14, which was a major contributor to the Great Recession. Currently we are at a painfully high 15.46. This is much higher than it should be, but in

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