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re: Boat Loan - Ole War Skule
[quote]govt repaid boat loans? [/quote] Did I say anything about gov't repaid boat loans?...


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re: Avoiding capital gains taxes when reallocating portfolio - Ole War Skule
[quote] a portfolio's true value is something less than the bottom line on the quarterly statement.[/quote] so true, but hard to remember...and that value can change from year to year based on changes in tax policy or one's income [quote]I've never heard of a like kind exchange for a stock por...


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re: Avoiding capital gains taxes when reallocating portfolio - Ole War Skule
thanks for the replies and ideas... * charitable: Nope, too much * sell highest cost positions: Nope, want to liquidate entire positions * don't let taxes influence plan: I know that's conventional wisdom, but I don't fully agree. Selling an investment effectively means taking a 24% hit immedia...


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Avoiding capital gains taxes when reallocating portfolio - Ole War Skule
I have big gains in all of my taxable portfolio positions. I want to move from some high/moderate risk investments to lower risk ones, but will get hammered by taxes if I sell. [link=(http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidmarotta/2014/06/01/fourteen-ways-to-avoid-paying-capital-gains/)]Forbes article...


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re: Who or which country is America's biggest enemy or threat ? - Ole War Skule
[quote]quote: Economically: China Ehh, not as much as many think. [/quote] [link=(http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2014/05/chinese-and-american-gdp-forecasts)]Oh really?[/link] ETA..As China grows in economic power and begins to flex geopolitical muscle, Europe, including Russi...


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re: Boat Loan - Ole War Skule
[quote]I don't see the big fuss with everyone advising against a boat,[/quote] because our economy crashed 5 years ago due primarily to irresponsible borrowing...many of the folks who couldn't repay their loans went whining to the gov't to get them out of trouble... ETA: No offense to OP. I'm...


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re: How to invest $25K safely for 6 months but still get good return? - Ole War Skule
Can't be done. Bank CDs pay 1% or so. Anything more is going to have some risk of principal loss. There's no free lunch or reward without risk. ...


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re: Boat Loan - Ole War Skule
[quote]Taking a loan out for a 12 year old boat doesn't make much sense to me. If you need a loan to pay for a luxury, non-essential item, it better be a little more reliable and new. How do you plan to pay for all the repairs [/quote] especially considering there is a credit card balance that c...


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re: It's time to get rid of Tipping - Ole War Skule
Big tippers have low self esteem. ...


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re: Best Guess When it's time to Pull out the Market? - Ole War Skule
[quote]What time period are you looking at? [/quote] The chart on your link seems to be Oct 2013 - Jun 10, 2014...


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re: Best Guess When it's time to Pull out the Market? - Ole War Skule
[quote]Brief overview. If you have a charting program you can compare the intraday highs to the smart money flow index. [/quote] thanks for the link. I understand the concept, but don't see the divergence in that graph mentioned by you earlier. I'm just eyeballing the 2 graphs, but the seem p...


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re: Best Guess When it's time to Pull out the Market? - Ole War Skule
[quote]When the market is consistently making new highs that aren't supported by the smart money index later in the day. This has started to happen. This chart is eerily accurate on a macro level. [/quote] I'm not familiar with this metric and can't find a good summary and current chart. Do yo...


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re: Best Guess When it's time to Pull out the Market? - Ole War Skule
[quote]Realistically, who cares if it goes up 15% and within two years drops 40%. If you can smell a correction in the wind isn't it more profitable to go to cash and wait it out? [/quote] I don't disagree with you, I'm making the case for buy and hold for discussion purposes, not advocating it...


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re: Best Guess When it's time to Pull out the Market? - Ole War Skule
[quote]While this is a nice stat, I think it's a little deceiving. I started a thread here not long ago showing that if you used a very simple benchmark like the 50 week MA to time the market over the last 50 or so years, you would have handily outgained the hold through thick and thin strategy. Not...


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re: Best Guess When it's time to Pull out the Market? - Ole War Skule
damn you :lol: between the shiller p/e, your reminder of the market cap/gdp and [link=(http://www.businessinsider.com/february-nyse-margin-debt-2014-3)]margin debt levels at all time high[/link] I'm ready to sell everything! [img]http://advisorperspectives.com/dshort/charts/markets/NYSE-mar...


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re: (6/30/14 Updated standings are on page 7.) Predict the 12/31/2014 market prices. - Ole War Skule
oh yeah....1/2 up the list 1/2 through the year...I am right on track :cheers:...


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re: Best Guess When it's time to Pull out the Market? - Ole War Skule
I never go all cash....stay 95-100% invested always...I do move into less volatile positions in my trading type accounts at times like now though. [link=(http://www.multpl.com/shiller-pe/)]Shiller P/E at very high levels[/link] [link=(http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2012/04/27/why-you-sh...


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re: Quant ETFs - any thoughts? - Ole War Skule
[quote] MOAT has consistently beaten the S&P 500 and significantly during 2008-2009 meltdown.[/quote] Fidelity shows inception date as 04/24/2012. Is the 08-09 performance determined by back testing or am I missing something? ETA: nevermind..I looked at their website and see that it was back ...


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re: SCOTUS Strikes Down Warrantless Cell Phone Searches - Ole War Skule
and it was unanimous :usa: now to shut down DWI/immigration/inspection sticker check points, no-knock searches, cops with military equipment, stingrays, taking of private property for increasing taxes, etc., and we'll have a good start...


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re: BOIL has become predictable - Ole War Skule
seems I have read a few people in this thread saying they had problems with the gas ETFs & ETNs. Could someone summarize those issues? ...


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re: Man Arrested for Gunning Down Cop Who Climbed in Through His Window - Ole War Skule
[quote]Sure, the tactics obviously proved to be ineffective. But the boards automatic assumption that this was a honorable law abiding citizen who just happened to be defending his castle and a hero to liberty is laughable. [/quote]. WRONG. It doesn't matter if he was law abiding or not. A no-...


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Tiger Rant
re: Former Tiger great Malcolm Scott is living under an overpass. - Ole War Skule
[quote]Why don't you care about the other people named in that article who clearly need help? [/quote] why do you have a picture of a football player in your signature and not a Zambivian History professor? :rolleyes:...


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re: Former Tiger great Malcolm Scott is living under an overpass. - Ole War Skule
[quote]Why? Was it all the humanitarian work he did during that time he was playing a sport while getting his school and meals paid for? I'm a former player, but I don't condone the free passes for being a Tiger when it comes to moral responsibilities.[/quote] good grief, can you read? I s...


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re: ISAA nailed him on first question... link - Ole War Skule
Too costly and difficult to get emails off the backup tape :rotflmao:...


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re: ISAA nailed him on first question... link - Ole War Skule
[quote]geauxtigers87 ISAA nailed him on first question... link Koskinen is possibly more smug than obama. never thought that was possible [/quote] Did you mean evil?...


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re: ISAA nailed him on first question... link - Ole War Skule
Democrats defending the irs is just hysterical :lol: That's going to help them out...


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Tiger Rant
re: Former Tiger great Malcolm Scott is living under an overpass. - Ole War Skule
[quote].just being a former Tiger doesn't absolve him from responsibility.[/quote] Certainly not, but I would think it should count for something, like presumption of innocence....


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re: Former Tiger great Malcolm Scott is living under an overpass. - Ole War Skule
[quote]What is disturbing about this post is there were nine idiots that upvoted it. [/quote] agreed...love all the hard asses who have NO IDEA how he ended up where he is, but are quick to blame him completely...he may have screwed up and he may not have, but he was a Tiger, and a damn good one...


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Tiger Rant
re: Things you've been wrong about (LSU football related) - Ole War Skule
I walked out of the LSU Tennesse game in 2000 after Tennessee tied it and missed a great overtime victory. LSU had lost to UAB previous week. I thought the team had given up, but in fact I was the only one to have done so... "Nick Saban was coming off a loss to UAB when the Vols came calling. L...


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Money Talk
re: What is your largest single holding? - Ole War Skule
[quote]Not saying it's bad, but why own 5 blue chips instead of the S&P 100? The risk adjusted return is so much better. [/quote] I agree. If I'm going to buy an individual stock, I'm going to look for something that has a potential for big returns to compensate for the risk of a single holdi...


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