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Mon Apr 24

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Melaschasm added a blog post. 11:49 AM

Sad Story about taxing 401ks

Is Donald Trump About to Take Away Your 401(k)'s Biggest Tax Break? Lawmakers are looking at dramatically changing these retirement plans. Dan Caplinger ( [more]

Blog Comment

Melaschasm commented on SenseFinancial's blog post. 11:29 AM

How to Start a Real Estate Investing with Retirement Funds

For most people this is a bad idea. Real estate investments already have favorable tax treatment without putting them into a tax advantaged retirement account. In many cases you could actually end up paying more taxes if you use a

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Fri Mar 10

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Melaschasm commented on valunvesthere's blog post. 1:07 PM

Opinions, opinions, and plenty of more opinions about retailers

Online retail will continue to eat up brick and morter retail. A huge amount of money is being invested in selling food online, because that is viewed as the really big piece of retail that is not doing well online. Personally I

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Melaschasm commented on sagitarius84's blog post. 12:58 PM

Five Myths About Index Investing

A nice article. I am primarily invested in rental real estate and the S&P 500. I have been primarily invested in the S&P 500 since I left my first full time job, right after the .com bust, and transfered the horribly bad

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Caps Pick

Melaschasm made a pick in CAPS. 12:25 PM

UltraShort Dow 30 ProShares (DXD) will Underperform the S&P 500

Caps Pick

Melaschasm made a pick in CAPS. 12:23 PM

UltraShort S&P 500 ProShares (SDS) will Underperform the S&P 500

CAPS Underperform Pitch

Melaschasm wrote about Short S&P 500 ProShares (SH) . 12:21 PM

SH Underperform

While I have some short term concerns about a recession, that will not prevent the S&P from being higher 5 years from now.

Caps Pick

Melaschasm made a pick in CAPS. 12:21 PM

Short S&P 500 ProShares (SH) will Underperform the S&P 500

Thu Mar 9

CAPS Underperform Pitch

Melaschasm wrote about J.C. Penney (JCP) . 12:46 AM

JCP Underperform

JCP has stopped the bleeding for now but the trend towards online retail will continue to chip away at their business. Even if they manage to survive the shift to online shopping, they will vastly under perform the market for the next half decade. [more]

Caps Pick

Melaschasm made a pick in CAPS. 12:46 AM

J.C. Penney (JCP) will Underperform the S&P 500

Mon Feb 27

Blog Comment

Melaschasm commented on valunvesthere's blog post. 7:17 PM

I'm so fortunate and lucky I've got family to fall back on

I have built and repaired computers in the past, and come to the conclusion it is better to pay a professional you can trust.

Fri Feb 24

CAPS Underperform Pitch

Melaschasm wrote about ProShares Ultra Gold (UGL) . 12:40 PM

UGL Underperform

With rising interest rates gold will likely remain stable in price until the next recession, at best. It would not be surprising to see gold decline in value as the stock market heats up and people look to chase profits rather than sit on a stable [more]

Sat Feb 11

Blog Comment

Melaschasm commented on valunvesthere's blog post. 9:57 PM

Should America excercise currency manipulation?

In general I do not like currency manipulation. A strong dollar is a good thing in many ways because it helps fight inflation, and it allows our monetary policy to focus on countercyclical domestic policies.

If

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Wed Feb 8

Blog Post

Melaschasm added a blog post. 1:24 AM

Japan Most Powerful Asian Economy in 2040?

http://www.businessinsider.com/japan-will-be-asias-superpower-in-2040-2017-2They think so, but their [more]

Sat Feb 4

Blog Comment

Melaschasm commented on valunvesthere's blog post. 2:01 PM

The era of China financially “raping” the United States maybe over

I don't see an tarrif having a significant benefit for any US retailers. It should benefit some US manufacturers, although I suspect much of the goods currently made in China would instead be made in other poor countries.

Thu Jan 12

Blog Comment

Melaschasm commented on Melaschasm's blog post. 7:18 PM

Dow 20k I was right

"I wonder if they've lost their shirts betting against the market."

 That is part of the reason why I made this post. Investors tend to get caught up in the emotions

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Fri Jan 6

Blog Comment

Melaschasm commented on Melaschasm's blog post. 3:10 PM

Dow 20k I was right

Thanks. I had been using CAPS to test my ability to pick individual stocks, and determined that I am better off sticking to macro economic predictions.

 Most of my investments are in the S&P 500 right

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Thu Jan 5

Blog Comment

Melaschasm commented on MarketBulls's blog post. 8:40 PM

Euro Caught in Major Downtrend

In general I have been a bull when it comes to the European Union, but not as a place to invest a significant amount of my money. Brexit came as a shock for me, and now my confidence in the EU is much less than it has been in the

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Blog Post

Melaschasm added a blog post. 8:23 PM

Dow 20k I was right

It might be to soon to start bragging, but it seems that I was right. [more]

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