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Wed Dec 28

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whyaduck1128 replied to the Procter & Gamble Co. board. 5:21 PM

Re: Transfer Agent Change Headaches

"who knows it's not a perfect world, but my math teachers would not have marked my test answers correct if they were sort of close. :-)"

Best laugh I've had all day. My HS math teacher, Mr. Duffy, would probably give out [more]

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whyaduck1128 replied to the My Dumbest Investment board. 4:33 PM

Re: I'll start with MSFT calls

That's why I sell calls only on stocks where I own over 200 shares. I learned that lesson the hard way.

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whyaduck1128 replied to the My Dumbest Investment board. 4:29 PM

Re: Selling a stock

We've almost all done that kind of thing. I bought TSLA when the august New York Times wrote a hatchet piece on it; bought around $35, sold around $70, watched it go over $250.

However, I don't think it's so dumb to take a [more]

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Fri Nov 18

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whyaduck1128 replied to the My Dumbest Investment board. 2:19 PM

Re: Ccl

IlanBigfoot--That's the best laugh I've had all week. :-)

It's also what I perceive to be the truth.

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whyaduck1128 replied to the My Dumbest Investment board. 2:16 PM

Re: NVO Novo Nordisk

If your time frame is a few weeks, you're in the wrong place.

(Says a notoriously impatient "investor")

When I buy a MF recommendation, I try my best to not even look at the price for at least three months.

Mon Sep 12

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whyaduck1128 replied to the Whole Foods Market, Inc. board. 10:46 AM

Re: WFM selling call option unsuccessful

I'm guessing here--

Either you aren't authorized to sell calls, or you
aren't authorized to sell "naked" calls and don't have enough shares to cover if the stock is called.

Thu Aug 18

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whyaduck1128 replied to the My Dumbest Investment board. 4:24 PM

Re: Dumbest Investment

President Reagan always loved to quote the translation of an old Russian proverb--"Trust, but verify."

I admit to not doing enough due diligence too often, but I try most of the time, even with MF stocks. The Fool usually makes [more]

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whyaduck1128 replied to the My Dumbest Investment board. 4:20 PM

Re: Rare Earths

I got burned on MCP stock. That kind of thing happens.

The dumb part was that I did it TWICE. Berated myself for bailing out, then saw it go way lower.

Net--I made a bad move, got out, bought it when it dropped lower, watched it [more]

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whyaduck1128 replied to the My Dumbest Investment board. 4:15 PM

Re: My Dumbest Investment

I made that mistake in the early 1980s. I bought some Braniff (hottest flight attendants I'd ever seen) and lost the modest amount I invested.

I've bought exactly one airline stock since then, AAL when it was in bankruptcy. Made some [more]

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whyaduck1128 replied to the Lockheed Martin Corp. board. 4:10 PM

Re: Lockheed exchange

I have been wondering the same thing. Until someone explains this to me in terms an educated investor (and not a word-parsing lawyer) can understand, I'm not taking the offer--whatever it is.

Meanwhile, I still like the company and [more]

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