| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: The Market for RBs--in case we're looking to address the position - ulsaint on 3/9/14 at 10:36 am|
I can almost guarantee the Saints won't pickup a FA RB unless it's for dirt cheap right before camp. And they won't draft one - at least until the 5th.
Our best RBs are always rookie FAs. Pierre, Ivory, Robinson...
The drafted ones tend to suck. Bum from Ohio St., Bush (doesn't suck but not wo...
| Money Talk|| Motif investing - ulsaint on 2/3/14 at 3:24 pm|
Anyone ever tried this? Sounds unbelievably cool but just wondering if there's a catch...
$9.95 to basically build your own ETF or follow someone elses. No management fee (other than what's already charged by an ETF). $4.95 to sell individual stocks within the Motif you build.
| Money Talk|| Buy and hold? Keep % in cash for crashes? - ulsaint on 2/2/14 at 12:05 pm|
It seems to me that timing is pretty much a fool's errand - at least for me. I don't understand the billion different variables to spot trends and it seems like there's always an "exception" to why this time is different, etc.
So if I just accept that I can't time anything and the more I read, th...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Anyone here ever been to Portugal? - ulsaint on 1/22/14 at 10:22 pm|
I've been to Lisbon. Lots of fun. Cheap food and wine, beer. I recommend it. But I never got to go to the countryside which is probably amazing....
| Money Talk|| Trump fearmongering - ulsaint on 8/18/13 at 1:57 pm|
Any thoughts on this?
90 percent drop in the stock market? Seems kinda extreme eh?...
| Money Talk|| re: Ouch, Market Taking a Beating - ulsaint on 8/16/13 at 3:00 pm|
PM has been getting beat up lately, which I guess is good since my DRIP will just buy more.
But I just ran across this article regarding a pretty nice insider buy.
| Money Talk|| re: Visa getting roughed up today? - ulsaint on 7/31/13 at 7:13 pm|
I got in 10 shares at $178 on the upswing before it dropped back down. Annoyed I missed it when it went to $170.
Mastercard actually went up on earnings today. Wouldn't it be impacted the same as Visa? Weird.
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Rockets target Anderson. Pelicans have NOT shown interest in Omer Asik. - ulsaint on 7/5/13 at 8:07 pm|
That's not how it works. He gets paid the same amount either way, it's just the way the contract is structured that changes....
| Money Talk|| Bonds - ulsaint on 7/3/13 at 8:42 am|
What percentage is a decent allocation? Do you believe you should have your age? Have the rules changed with the low returns?
I really don't understand bonds like I do stocks. I'm at 0 percent in bonds in my early 30s. Mistake?...
| Money Talk|| re: If you were to pick 10 stocks today and hold them for 10 years - ulsaint on 6/20/13 at 11:29 pm|
Say you invested $100 in a mutual fund and six months later it's worth $150.
Now you want to sell $50 of that mutual fund while keeping $100 (the original purchase still in the fund). How does the short term capital gain tax work?
| Money Talk|| re: buy and hold? - ulsaint on 6/20/13 at 4:39 pm|
Oh I agree. I am diversified as far as my indexes go:
40% total stock market etf (including maybe 5% in some ind. stocks of DJ dividend paying stocks)
20% in mid cap etf
20% in small cap etf
20% in international etf
45% S&P etf
30% mid-small cap
5% large DJ di...
| Money Talk|| buy and hold? - ulsaint on 6/20/13 at 4:15 pm|
So what are the board's opinions. If the correction is coming, do you hold what you have and buy more? What are your thoughts on this if you're not close to retirement. Obviously, you move to less risky investments closer to retirement but I'm mid-30s and thinking of just riding it out and buying mo...
| More Sports Board|| re: Will Josh Smith Be A Hall of Famer? - ulsaint on 5/26/13 at 6:11 pm|
You can't look at numbers in a vaccum. He's obviously not one of the best in the league and never will be. The HOF is for players that were considered one of the best in the league at their respective positions within their era.
Smith never has and never will meet that criteria. Marion is much cl...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: If you could contract 4 teams from the NBA, who would they be? - ulsaint on 3/17/13 at 3:05 pm|
SFP sounds like Cowherd.
F the big markets.
And the teams I pick have nothing to do with reality because some of them just built new arenas or in major markets. But imo, fan loyalty is most important. I'm leaving off NOLA for now, but admit that we should probably be on the list.
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Rumor: Pelicans are the front-runner for Hornets name change - ulsaint on 10/16/12 at 9:24 pm|
The best mascots/nicknames for teams are almost always based on something local.
Is that really hard to grasp? Jazz is a stupid arse name for a team in Utah. Grizzlies also sucks for Memphis.
Do you want some generic name like Warriors, Kings, Wizards or Cavaliers? Maybe you do if you like some...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Rumor: Pelicans are the front-runner for Hornets name change - ulsaint on 10/16/12 at 8:17 pm|
Pelicans is a great unique name.
Knights, Angels? Seriously? Those freaking suck ass.
Voodoo would be the best, but Pelicans is a nice consolation prize.
Krewe and Brass were not horrible.
Pelicans represents Louisiana - it's better for a baseball team, but it works.
For those of yo...
| More Sports Board|| re: NFL Players You Just Cannot Stand - ulsaint on 9/18/12 at 9:54 pm|
You guys comparing Graham to "Rodney" White are idiots. Graham is an intelligent, well spoken and humble athlete. White is an illiterate retard that makes an arse of himself with his shitty grammar and ebonics on Twitter daily.
Other players worthy of hate.
Scam - Cheating, arrogant douche.
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Great Moments in Hornets History - William Hung - ulsaint on 8/12/12 at 9:09 pm|
I was at that game. That was funny. Game 7 was lost because Davis refused to foul per Tim Floyd's instructions. Baron Davis was and is a loser....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Which RB do you keep and who do you let go? - ulsaint on 8/6/12 at 10:33 pm|
Maybe. I don't know. Ivory is more explosive but his style is not sustainable for long.
Remember everyone hyping Marion Barber? That didn't last long. Guys just can't play that way for too many years....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Which RB do you keep and who do you let go? - ulsaint on 8/6/12 at 10:27 pm|
I never said that. Someone else did. Pierre is the best back on the team imo.
I've said that for years and always thought he was better than Bush despite the hype and the Bushtards.
Pierre is awesome. He's our most complete and important back. Even more so than Sproles imo, although it's close...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Which RB do you keep and who do you let go? - ulsaint on 8/6/12 at 10:23 pm|
Lester is right. Simple decision.
Cadet to the PS and if someone else takes him. Oh well. He's a nice player so far but not special. Ivory is a unique talent with power and speed.
I mean Joique Bell was our most impressive back last preseason and I don't reme...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Which RB do you keep and who do you let go? - ulsaint on 8/6/12 at 10:20 pm|
Yeah, in ONE meaningless preseason game. He wasn't really that impressive. It's like you guys that get all hard for some stupid kickoff/punt return in preseason.
Did you really think Cadet running with no one around him was more impressive than the 100 yard games and bull dozing runs Ivory has co...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Which RB do you keep and who do you let go? - ulsaint on 8/6/12 at 10:13 pm|
Damn, you guys are some reactionary idiots.
One freaking preseason game against scrubs and you want to keep Cadet over Ivory who had over 700 yards two years ago against legit NFL talent?
Insane. Cadet caught a few passes against scrubs. He looks like he has some talent but to even consider cu...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Bduhon Training Camp Day 3 28JUL12 - ulsaint on 7/29/12 at 2:27 pm|
I don't get the infatuation with Kasay. Everyone acts like Hartley isn't clutch. He missed the FG against the Falcons. Ok, deal with it.
He also made the winning kick in the NFCCG and three kicks over 40 yards in the freaking Super Bowl. Hartley has age, and distance over Kasay.
Kasay is an em...
| O-T Lounge|| re: ChickFila anti-gay boycotts set to begin.... - ulsaint on 7/24/12 at 8:49 pm|
Dude has a right to say stupid things. I completely disagree with him but I'll still go there. It's not that big an issue to me. I'm sure there are lots of businesses I frequent whose owners I disagree with on social issues.
The extremes are always so freaking dumb. The people that want to boycot...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Hornets Acquire Robin Lopez and Hakim Warrick - ulsaint on 7/24/12 at 7:34 pm|
[quote]Forgive me for not seeing Vasquez as the borderline all-star this board views him to be.
And if Rivers will ever be an NBA caliber 1, which I am very skeptical about, it sure as hell isn't going to be for a year or two, at least.
Vasquez has something Jack does not. Potential....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Hornets Acquire Robin Lopez and Hakim Warrick - ulsaint on 7/24/12 at 7:29 pm|
If Warrick is only this year that makes a huge difference imo.
RealGM only has him for one year too. So I'm not as down on taking a chance on Sideshow frickface if we're only stuck with Warrick 1 year. Hopefully, we paid that goofy looking freak no more than $4 million :Pukesinmouth:
Can you t...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Hornets Acquire Robin Lopez and Hakim Warrick - ulsaint on 7/24/12 at 7:14 pm|
I hope you guys are right. Suns fans are rejoicing. Their two most hated players are gone.
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Hornets Acquire Robin Lopez and Hakim Warrick - ulsaint on 7/24/12 at 7:04 pm|
[quote]If we only give up Dyson, Miller's contract and like a 2nd rounder than Dell Demps is Batman[/quote]
That wouldn't be so bad unless we paid Lopez a lot....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Hornets Acquire Robin Lopez and Hakim Warrick - ulsaint on 7/24/12 at 7:01 pm|
[quote]I think it's going to be Landry and [either Vazquez/Aminu/Smiht][/quote]
No way in hell it's Vazquez. That's just ignorant. Who would play PG?
Actually, all of those are dumb.
Aminu is the starting SF at this point and Smith is the best big man off the bench and is alone better than ...