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Thu Apr 3

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XXF commented on an article. 8:53 AM

Why Markets Will Always Crash

Morgan, being occasionally critical of your pieces I wanted to take an opportunity to let you know this one was great. Fool on.

Thu Mar 27

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XXF commented on an article. 9:20 AM

One-Sentence Financial Rules

Totally ignoring the pithy sayings about how stupid we all are here are four that are just blatantly wrong:

2. Only invest in products and companies you can explain to a six-year old.

You go

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Mon Mar 24

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XXF commented on an article. 4:28 PM

Proof Mortgage Rates Are Still Ridiculously Cheap

Say what you will about the QE programs, at this point I very much doubt we're going to change anyone's mind, but the Fed's backing out of the program in increments of 5 or 10 billion at a time is absolutely the best way to proceed,

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Wed Mar 19

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XXF commented on an article. 8:22 AM

Hope Springs Eternal for Amazon.com Investors

While I agree that Amazon's fundamentals do not support the current stock price it isn't a stock I'd be willing to short. Remember that in investing being right at the wrong time is the same as just being wrong, and I see nothing to

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Tue Mar 18

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XXF commented on an article. 8:28 AM

A Simple Change That Would Help Millions of Investors

Granted this is asking consumers to take a modicum of responsibility, which Morgan is ever reluctant to do, but I get an email every time fees are paid from any of my investment accounts because I have them all monitored by Mint. Of

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Wed Mar 12

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XXF commented on an article. 12:13 PM

Peter Lynch's 2 Key Tips for Young Investors

Psst, intern - I'm pretty sure Amazon has more than 74 million dollars of sales in 2013 and pick one number of significant figures for your article and stick with it, rather than going out to hundredths of a percent for one metric

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Sat Mar 8

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XXF commented on an article. 10:24 AM

8 Fascinating Reads

Is the University of California one supposed to be satire as well? Interest rate swaps are basically the least complex financial instrument there is, and based off of the description I can tell you the type they have, a variable to

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Tue Mar 4

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XXF commented on an article. 8:47 AM

5 Reasons War in Ukraine Should Worry You

@cmalek

Really the only relevant consideration of your post is the fact that Russia cannot rule all of Europe and Asia as the European powers lie to their west and China and Japan to the east. Russia's sphere of

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Mon Mar 3

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XXF commented on an article. 5:25 PM

5 Reasons War in Ukraine Should Worry You

Just to be clear Russian troops have killed exactly zero people while riots were resulting in hundreds of deaths. Believe it or not, people, your Cold-War mentality towards Russia is counter productive for this whole scenario.

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XXF commented on an article. 2:53 PM

What the Proposed Tax Reform Plan Will Mean for You

This proposal doesn't change several of the idiotic things wrong with our current tax system. For instance why do we insist on taxing people into poverty (and taxing the already impoverished into worse poverty)? Rather than taking

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Sat Feb 22

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XXF commented on an article. 11:34 AM

The Most Financially Irresponsible Guy I Know Might Be Better Off Than You

I'm totally unsure as to why anyone would be "against" tax deferred accounts, but one thing I haven't seen mentioned is the fact that if you stick cash in a tax deferred account you earn money on earnings within the

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Thu Feb 20

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XXF commented on an article. 12:09 PM

The NFL is Eyeing Europe, But Soccer Will Always Rule the World

The NFL alone brings in about a third of the annual revenue with 32 teams that 2,000 professional soccer clubs bring in. Why would the NFL want to create a pool of money three times bigger if it means splitting it 62.5 more

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Sat Feb 15

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XXF commented on an article. 11:09 AM

In an Age of Constantly Rising Tuitions, This College Gives Full Scholarships to Every Student

I went to a private university on the backs of academic scholarship, work-study, and loans (read: no need-based grants) and graduated with about $33,000 in student loans in January of 2012. I took in excess of the

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Mon Feb 10

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XXF commented on an article. 5:08 PM

77 Reasons You're Awful at Managing Money

We were worse at weather forecasting 50 years ago? As it is I'm not convinced they do much more than stand outside for a couple of minutes, and sometimes not even that, such as when I'm out in the rain and they're telling us there

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XXF commented on an article. 1:54 PM

AOL's Tim Armstrong May Be the Worst CEO of the Decade

With Aubrey McClendon wandering around out there the bar for "Worst CEO (Non-Felon Class)" is set pretty low. Tim isn't doing a good job, but I think he's clearing good old Aubrey's hurdle for "not-worst" pretty

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Thu Feb 6

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XXF commented on an article. 8:22 AM

7 Reasons I Invested in Tesla Motors Inc.

How do you justify putting money in with their metrics to market cap being so out of whack? Revenue to market cap, earnings to market cap, heck, even forward projected revenues to market cap. Tesla can be a good company and still

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Wed Jan 22

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XXF commented on an article. 5:58 PM

Warren Buffett Wants to Pay You $1 Billion for Your NCAA Tournament Bracket

That annuity to lump sum payout puts the implied interest rate at under 4%.

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