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ilmostro replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 5:41 PM

Re: Exercise works?

So, why do you eat so much rice?

Her doctor probably told her it was ok. And we all know doctors are never wrong about anything.

Bryan

Sun Dec 14

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ilmostro replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:20 AM

Re: Hindenburg Omen

Ray,

where did you go on this 80 day trip/cruise?

Thanks,
Bryan

Fri Dec 12

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ilmostro replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 2:11 PM

Re: OT: How Millionaires Invest

If they sellout to retire, what
particular expertise in general investing do they have? In that case
conservative is probably the way to go.


I don't think expertise in investing is needed for investing success.
I am [more]

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ilmostro replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 2:08 PM

Re: OT: How Millionaires Invest

1) Because in 98-99, I made so much in internet stocks that I was ready to quit my day job. I continued what was working (like your strategy) at the time and proceeded to lose almost all I gained. Just because something worked, does not mean that [more]

Wed Dec 10

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ilmostro replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 5:09 PM

Re: simple asset allocation SPY and TLT

Seems very rational to me. I got a flu shot. I have home insurance, auto insurance, even earthquake insurance, even though I don't know when/where/how and even if the things I'm insured against will happen.

Another market meltdown is as
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Tue Dec 9

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ilmostro replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 6:02 PM

Re: simple asset allocation SPY and TLT

There's a proverbial freight train coming down the track. We don't know how far it is or how fast it's moving. So do you keep collecting pennies on the track in the belief that you can step aside in time? It seems to be what most of us are [more]

Sun Dec 7

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ilmostro replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 2:20 PM

Re: Still another look at screen performance

The SP500 returned about 6% CAGR over the last 10 years according to Yahoo. Some of us lucky MI folks managed to outperform the indices during this (as you rightly pointed out) rather tough investing climate.

GTR1 shows 5.72 CAGR for [more]

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ilmostro replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:39 AM

Re: Still another look at screen performance

I am one of those crazy people that stay fully invested. Well except for about 8 weeks in 08 when IBD didn't publish a WER list.

I redeployed my cash and executed my plan as soon as IBD started publishing the WER list again.

One [more]

Sat Dec 6

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ilmostro replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:49 AM

Re: Still another look at screen performance

My takeaways are 1.) many of the screens bounced hard and well off the 3/9/09 low - as they should have. Screen returns are 75-80% dictated by the market.
2.) Most of those screens were unpredictable as to being the best bouncers. The next
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Mon Dec 1

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ilmostro replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 5:20 PM

Re: A problem for MI Screens

I think the problem is expecting something/anything to work in all markets and in all time frames.

Bryan

Fri Nov 28

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ilmostro replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 2:25 PM

Re: AverageJoe's 697th CaptionChallenge

If you can't afford crop dusting via airplane give us a call.
We rely upon good old-fashioned horse power that has been retrofitted with afterburners.

Thu Nov 27

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ilmostro replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 11:36 AM

Re: testosterone update

alstroemeria,

It is perfectly ok to ignore this person.
No matter what you say/claim the words will be twisted/used against yourself.

Let it be.

Bryan

Sun Nov 23

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ilmostro replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:31 AM

Re: fundamental index etfs.

In other words, they are just a gimmick.

I agree.

I think it is a great way to get started in investing though.

Bryan

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ilmostro replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:27 AM

Re: Is it easier to beat the market now, or befo

I troubles me that fundamental factors and screens work well for several years, tank and many times
seem to work again.


It would trouble me if this wasn't the case.
In order for any system's outperformance to continue into the [more]

Sat Nov 22

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ilmostro replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 12:17 PM

Re: Another disciple of Permanent Portfolio

To be honest with you, I will now have four out of the past six years where I failed to beat the S&P, three times where I trailed by 10% or more!

hmmmm. Wrong screens? wrong implementation? wrong timing?

I would [more]

Sat Nov 15

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ilmostro replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:32 AM

Re: OT: Value stock

Real estate inside a smallish UTMA account that will be handed over within 6 years? Were you drunk when suggesting this?

Bryan

Fri Nov 14

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ilmostro replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 4:28 PM

Re: OT: Value stock

Trouble is arising as the USA prints more and more dollars than are justified by economic conditions, so other nations are more and more reluctant to take them (or US treasury bonds). Russia dumped something like 140 billion in US treasuries early [more]

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ilmostro replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 2:08 PM

Re: pdli

This is a slippery slope. I have proven to myself time and time again that injecting my biases into potential buys is a losing strategy for me.

What did you buy instead?

Personally I only eliminate stocks that have announced they [more]

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ilmostro replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 1:11 PM

Re: OT: Value stock

My main concern is purchasing power preservation, and this requires reducing the dependence on fiat money

I may regret this but:

Am I correct that you think every currency should be on the "gold [more]

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ilmostro posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 1:07 PM

forex

Why do some of the smartest people feel the need to cheat?
I think it is because they don't feel they will get caught and if they do get caught the fines are not enough to deter them.

4 major banks were fined more than 4,000,000,000.00 [more]

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