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Joakim Ruud
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Username: Joques

Post Number: 1385
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 10:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't know if anybody takes this guy seriously or follows his advice, but this montage is hilarious. Maybe a little heavy-handed on the commentary, but...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nkZ3eHeXlc
 

Paul Hayslett
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Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 2097
Registered: 02-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 11:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just remember the old cliche: if this guy is such a great investor, why is he doing a TV show for a living? Why isn't he entertaining Playboy Bunnies on his private yacht instead? He's some money-management bodhisattva or something? Not likely. If he's working for a living, he doesn't know anything we don't know.

I think it should be required that anyone giving investment advice for money should invest his own portfolio exactly as he recommends that others do. I'm guessing that the advice on TV would suddenly get a LOT more conservative!
 

Ron Siddall
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Username: El_cid

Post Number: 755
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 02:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He got what he deserved.
 

Joakim Ruud
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Username: Joques

Post Number: 1391
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 04:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What did he get?
 

Ron Siddall
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Username: El_cid

Post Number: 756
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Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 09:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A full face of embarassment on national TV, total loss of credibility. But maybe like Britney Spears he can make a comeback.
 

Joakim Ruud
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Username: Joques

Post Number: 1395
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 09:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh ok, I thought you meant he got fired or something. Well, maybe this humiliation will lead to that :-)
 

Brewzz
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Username: Brewzz

Post Number: 608
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Friday, March 20, 2009 - 11:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I got completely out of the market.....Think CD's

Cheers,Brewzz
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1669
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Friday, March 20, 2009 - 12:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I got completely out of the market.....Think CD's

I did too. Told the wife all we were accomplishing was lining the pockets of the greedy "Investors" on WS.

CDs?? Nah . . Think Mason jars in the back yard. about the same return and you can always get to yer money!
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10130
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Friday, March 20, 2009 - 12:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Psst! Hey boys, get your shovels.
 

Paul Hayslett
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Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 2104
Registered: 02-2002
Posted on Friday, March 20, 2009 - 03:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I stumbled across an apropos quote this morning. David Swensen has managed Yale's endowment since 1985, bringing it up from about $1B then to almost $23B in June. He managed positive returns for 20 consecutive years, from '88 to '08. The endowment is still worth about $16B, so Swensen has beaten the market in the downturn, too.

Long before the crash, he attacked the investment advice industry in print. He called out Cramer by name: "...Cramer squanders his extraordinary credentials and shamelessly promotes stunningly inappropriate investment advice to an all-too-gullible audience." Now, since the downturn, he says:

Jim Cramer exemplifies everything that's wrong with the advice -- and I put advice in quotation marks -- that is given to individual investors. Investing is a serious business. We're talking about the retirement security of American citizens, and he turns it into a game. It's a game where his listeners lose. It's ridiculous. These high-turnover, rapid trading strategies enrich the brokers. If you look at Jim Cramer's approach on an after-fee, after-tax basis, the individual doesn't have a chance.

Maybe now, people will listen to him.
 

davidwaite
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Username: Davidw

Post Number: 1965
Registered: 03-2001
Posted on Friday, March 20, 2009 - 06:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I can't help but reflect on the lyrics from Toy Matinee's "Last Plane Out", copywrite 1990:


There was one repressed do-gooder, and a few who still believed.
Yes I think there were five good men here yesterday, but they were asked to leave.
So we've kept the good old vices, and laboured to invent a few.
With cake in vulgar surplus, we can have it and eat it too . . .

Men of reason, not of rhyme.
Keep the spoils and share your crime.
Good man, bad men, lost without, a hope for passage on the last plane out.


(Message edited by davidw on March 20, 2009)
 

Brewzz
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Username: Brewzz

Post Number: 609
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Friday, March 20, 2009 - 10:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

12 month CD's are earning about 2.25%...FICA insured and better that an ol' jar or coffee can.That is unless the whole guvment goes in the crapper...
Brewzz
 

Kevin Kowalczyk
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Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 511
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 06:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If you're worried about the "guvment" going in the crapper, buy gold, guns, ammo and canned food.

Seriously, I don't thing that things will get that bad, but I do think we'll see some serious inflation over the next five years. This is the first time in my career for the last 17 years that I've ever recommended putting some of your funds in gold.

edited for spelling

(Message edited by itsfunbrewingbeer on March 21, 2009)
 

Brewzz
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Username: Brewzz

Post Number: 612
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 07:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Actually,I have some Gold,a crapload of guns and ammo and just put in a huge(for me)garden....Bring it on!!!
Cheers,Brewzz
 

Joakim Ruud
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Username: Joques

Post Number: 1397
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 07:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I believe that in the post-apocalyptic world, our knowledge as brewers will be very sought-after indeed - let's just hope it's in the positive sense and not in the "old-guy-chained-to-a-boat-in-the-hold-of-Exxon-Valdez-in-Waterworld" sense :-)

CD? Investing in an obsolete music format? What am I missing?

Joakim, drunk, no, make that tipsy, on his own Orval clone...
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10131
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 09:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

CD: certificate of deposit, an interest-bearing financial instrument issued by a bank, with a guaranteed rate of return for a fixed term. They pay a higher interest rate than deposit accounts because they cannot be redeemed without penalty before the end of the term. Here in Canada they are called GICs or guaranteed investment certificates. I confess I don't know what they are called in Europe.

(Message edited by BillPierce on March 21, 2009)
 

Brewzz
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Username: Brewzz

Post Number: 613
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 01:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

yes,Joakim,that's why I've developed my distilling skill set,LOL
Cheerz,Brewzz
 

Brewzz
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Username: Brewzz

Post Number: 615
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 11:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

New Garden
Cheers,Brewzz
Also,I planted hops at the bottom of the 2 lower corner posts...
 

Bob Wall
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Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 2489
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 03:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Brewzz the only thing missing in your photo is guard towers and german shepherds.
 

Brewzz
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Username: Brewzz

Post Number: 616
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 11:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have 2 Jack Russell attack dogs...LOL
 

Michael
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Username: Hoppop

Post Number: 962
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2009 - 02:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's good to work for a Wall St firm that actually did Risk Mgt over the last five years....surviving and thriving here.... (Think the "Black Swan")....good read.

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