| Political Talk|| Boston 19 yr-old is not a Terrorist - matthew25 on 5/16/13 at 12:02 am|
He is just a cold-blooded killer.
| Political Talk|| Tea party is a tax-exempt "social welfare' group? - matthew25 on 5/15/13 at 2:05 pm|
"A political operative masquerading as a nonprofits."
Do they meet the legal standard?...
| Political Talk|| Is Robert Gates still President of Texas A & M - matthew25 on 5/12/13 at 3:59 pm|
If so, he is defeating the arguments made by the Republicans re: Benghazi. The F-16 flyover would have been futile and possibly deadly to Americans.
Gates was CIA Director under Bush, the elder Republican.
He was Secretary of Defense under Bush, the younger Republican, replacing Rummy.
| Money Talk|| Investment Scorecard - YTD - matthew25 on 5/10/13 at 5:57 pm|
My 6 bond funds: 1.15%. Best is PTCIX @ 3.44; worst is VIPSX @ -.96.
My 5 balanced funds: 5.53%. Best is Vanguard Wellington @ 10.52; worst is FASIX @ 3.06.
My 6 equity funds: 16.55%. Best is Vanguard Health @ 20.47; worst is VDAIX at 14.97.
S&P is up 14.55% and Dow 15.37% YTD
| Money Talk|| Obama's Recovery Has Failed; Dow 20,000 Not Far Off - matthew25 on 5/5/13 at 1:29 am|
Above are 2 headlines at MSNMoney.com.
Which is it? If the recovery fails, the automakers fall, the insurance companies fall, the banks and financials fall.
Gloom and Doom sells papers....
| Political Talk|| Whistleblower has already testified - matthew25 on 5/4/13 at 8:43 pm|
"In February the regional security officer in Tripoli, Eric Nordstrom, warned that having just two diplomatic security agents on the ground in Benghazi meant that movements [u]outside[/u] the consulate were impossible.
"I've been placed in a difficult spot when the ambassador tells me I need to s...
| Political Talk|| Giving your password to your employer - matthew25 on 4/25/13 at 11:45 pm|
Is there a bill before Congress to carry this out? Heard it yesterday on SuperTalk Radio....
| Money Talk|| ObamaCare - Navigators - matthew25 on 4/25/13 at 1:02 pm|
Doing research for my church finance committee, it appears that "Navigators" will be hired to explain ACA to people when they sign up in October.
Articles say the pay will be $20-45 per hour, and California alone wants to hire 20,000 plus.
We have church members who would like one of these g...
| Money Talk|| Obamacare - individual mandate - matthew25 on 4/24/13 at 1:11 am|
The men's group at my church met tonight. My committee talked about helping people understand the ACA and this question came up:
We have 3 full-time janitors and one part-time. The part-time is scheduled for 20 hrs per week. That $145 per week, less FICA, total $134.
Does the individual mand...
| Political Talk|| Chechens - matthew25 on 4/21/13 at 1:41 am|
Is this a "state" in Russia, similar to Louisiana in the USA?
How much of Russia is Muslim?...
| Money Talk|| Dow 15,000? - matthew25 on 4/14/13 at 2:27 am|
My guess is May 1
Jeremy Seigel says 16,000 by end of year. 18,000 in 2014....
| Money Talk|| Recommend some ETF's - matthew25 on 3/27/13 at 11:29 pm|
Selling 1/2 of my bond mutual funds (they are not expected to do well) and looking at ETF's.
I can get LOTS of free trades for such rather than $17 trades for mutual funds.
I already own XLP - consumer staples; and the VYM and VIG counterparts (VHDYX and VDAIX).
| Money Talk|| cyprus now stable; asian market agrees! - matthew25 on 3/25/13 at 12:13 am|
asia up 1.5% so far.
us futures up .3...
| Ole Miss Sports Board|| Wall Street Journal Vegetable bracket - matthew25 on 3/21/13 at 12:55 am|
picks UM over Wisconsin. There were some tomatoes and corn thrown....
| SEC Rant|| 80 interview requests for Marshall Henderson - matthew25 on 3/19/13 at 9:37 am|
In the wee hours after Ole Miss SEC Tournament Championship win, the Ole Miss PR department had more than 80 requests for interviews with Mr. Henderson. All were denied, citing Mr. Henderson's "request" that he be allowed to concentrate on the first round game.
Gimme a break. Mr. Henderson is o...
| Music Board|| Moody Blues on gulf coast tonight - matthew25 on 3/16/13 at 5:45 pm|
Where can I find a recent playlist?...
| Money Talk|| Need some hepping . . . mutual fund costs - matthew25 on 3/10/13 at 8:24 am|
Hope one of the guru's can hep' me on this theoretical question:
Say I want to buy a MF for $26 (VDAIX); spouse says to look at similar profile MF for $183 (SEQUX). Want to invest $10,000.
Obviously, I can buy more shares of the $26 MF. And if 10% drop, I lose either $2.60 or $18.00 per sha...
| Money Talk|| Dow Jones 15,731 the real milestone? - matthew25 on 3/9/13 at 6:39 pm|
Regarding the stock market numbers this week:
"Of course, the notion that these were "record" highs was not, strictly speaking, true. As Jeff Cox as CNBC pointed out, "in inflation-adjusted dollars, the Dow would need to hit 15,731.54 to break the record.'" ...
| Money Talk|| Another winning Friday on Wall Street? - matthew25 on 3/8/13 at 2:58 am|
When was the last time the Dow had a loser on Fridays?
Oh, England up right now as I write, and Asia was up also....
| SEC Rant|| Was Bobby Petrino wearing a helmet? - matthew25 on 3/3/13 at 1:11 am|
Always wanted to ask this question....
| Money Talk|| Bought my first ETF - matthew25 on 2/19/13 at 10:12 am|
I've been in stocks and mutual funds for a long time. Was going to buy a financial ETF in 08 but then the market crashed.
I have read that MF's are 10x the size of ETF's, but ETF's are growing much faster.
I bought XLP at $37.37. Consumer staples.
What are some good ETF's?...
| Political Talk|| Let the Sequester begin! - matthew25 on 2/17/13 at 12:39 am|
Are the Republicans smart enough to allow this to happen?
We have got to cut the budget somehow. This is just a start....
| Money Talk|| No love for bonds? - matthew25 on 2/2/13 at 12:05 pm|
My bond funds lost money in January.
Now I read that UBS is telling their bond investors that they are classified as "aggressive" investors (Fox Business). UBS doesn't want to get sued if the bond market continues to decline.
Can someone explain why bond funds have no future and are now a "...
| Money Talk|| Another good Money Board? - matthew25 on 1/27/13 at 2:03 pm|
Besides TD, are there other good money and financial boards for the average joe?...
| Political Talk|| Three-month extension of debt ceiling - matthew25 on 1/21/13 at 11:43 pm|
Does this get us anywhere that makes a difference?...
| Political Talk|| Does Fox News attend any press conferences? - matthew25 on 1/17/13 at 2:12 pm|
I keep hearing Fox pundits saying that the MSM fails to ask the President any questions at his pressers.
Why doesn't Fox send a reporter to a conference, and ask a question?...
| Ole Miss Sports Board|| Isn't Denzel Nkemdiche the real Honey Badger? - matthew25 on 1/13/13 at 8:44 pm|
The kid from LSU was just an imposter.
56 million hits on Youtube (narrated by Randall).
| Music Board|| Guess Who - favorite songs? - matthew25 on 1/10/13 at 1:02 am|
Going to see them Friday pm on the coast.
Big fan of American Woman/No Sugar Tonight back in the day.
What did a Canadian band know about an American Woman?...
| Money Talk|| Catholic-based mutual fund - matthew25 on 1/10/13 at 12:31 am|
Central Mississippi is not a Catholic stronghold, but everyone should check out Ave Maria Rising Dividend mutual fund AVEDX. A Morningstar 5-star with excellent risk-return numbers. About 40 holdings, but the top 2 are gold, so the fund is probably best suited for age 45 and below.
The fund i...
| Money Talk|| Dow to rise 180 on Wednesday? - matthew25 on 1/2/13 at 12:37 am|
Based on the early Asian markets in response to FC accord. We'll see....