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Warren Buffett recommends buying U.S. stocks
I am posting this for discussion and do necessarily agree. American. I Am. By WARREN E. BUFFETT Published: October 16, 2008 THE financial world is a mess, both in the United States and abroad. Its pro...
11 years ago 30
 
House Democrats contemplate abolishing 401(k) tax breaks
House Democrats contemplate abolishing 401(k) tax breaks Sara Hansard October 12, 2008, 6:01 AM EST Powerful House Democrats are eyeing proposals to overhaul the nation's $3 trillion 401(k) system, in...
11 years ago 8
 
Re-balancing yet?
What are your thoughts on re-balancing your portfolios? I have tried to keep a roughly 70/20/10 mix of stocks/bonds/cash. I usually try to re-balance to something close to this each quarter. Usually b...
11 years ago 22
 
FDIC insurance (yet again)
I just read that republicans are proposing "Extending government deposit insurance to business transaction accounts." does this mean a business entity has no FDIC protection currently? ---------------...
11 years ago 6
 
p/e ratio for s&p 500
i was told this was on the s&p site but all i can find is a yearly p/e ratio. anyone know where this can be found nowadays? and why is this fundamental number so hard to find? maybe i can calculate it...
11 years ago 4
 
How does 401k portfolio rebalancing works?
I am considering moving some of my money market 401k money to stock funds under the same 401k account. Here's my question. Just "as of what time" share prices are used, if I want to rebalance my 401k ...
11 years ago 7
 
closed-end fund are selling at big discounts
The Wall Street Journal publishes every Monday a listing of closed-end funds (CEF), with their market price (MP), net asset value (NAV), discount (equal to (MP/NAV-1)). Currently the stated discounts ...
11 years ago 4
 
Borrowing and macroeconomics.
(I think this is the wrong group for these questions... What might the right group be?) Why is it, that because people are having a hard time borrowing money, our entire economy is falling apart? Why ...
11 years ago 12
 
Factoring as an investment??
Hello, I met someone who is into something called "factoring" as a type of investing. I was wondering what this would involve and how risky could this be?? I have not seen or heard much about this any...
11 years ago 4
 
FROM THE MODERATORS: Political comments are off-topic
A reminder and request: Political comments are always off-topic here. -HW "Skip" Weldon Columbia, SC -------------------------------------- is a moderated newsgroup where Moderators strive to keep the...
11 years ago
 
how safe are brokerage cash accnts?
Say you have a reason to keep a lot of brokerage holdings in the cash account - how safe is it? For both big established brokerages and little troubled ones. The brokerage web sites have a lot of soot...
11 years ago 9
 
Bond Dealers Who Publish Price and Markups for Bonds?
As I learn about bonds one thing is becoming obvious: the price transparency and low transaction costs that we take for granted with stocks simply do not exist with bonds. When you examine a statement...
11 years ago
 
Sad DJIA statistic
Yesterday, I extrapolated a trend line to present day based on 1983-1995 DJIA daily prices. At the present average rate of decline, we are just 5 days away from hitting or dropping below that trend li...
11 years ago
 
Question about 2008 rollover from 401(k) to IRA
This is a fairly detailed question for which I would appreciate a detailed answer. I have money in a 401(k) from a former employer. Some of this money is pre-tax; some is post-tax. I want to roll this...
11 years ago 3
 
Is this as bad as the 1970s?
I remember the investment environment of the 70s as being a dismal place to be. It was like a rainy period that just seemed to go on forever. An awful lot of folks who had thought of themselves as "lo...
11 years ago 16