| Money Talk|| re: Currency exchange? Or stocks? - Chris Farley on 3/8/14 at 11:24 am|
I think you'd gain more long term learning about stocks. You have to take on significant risk trading FX to generate any legitimate return and you're at the mercy of foreign central banks/governments that you may not have a strong understanding of. Go pick a few companies to learn about, read their ...
| Money Talk|| re: CPA vs. CFA - Chris Farley on 3/2/14 at 10:31 pm|
They're 2 completely separate things and both are very difficult in their own right. What kind of job are you hoping to get out of this? These aren't the kinds of things you can just causally pick up with a few months of studying, that's why they're valuable. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Stupid family $ mistakes? Let's hear the stories - Chris Farley on 3/1/14 at 5:03 pm|
I've got an uncle who has probably had 10 settlements from car "accidents". He's a piece of shite. ...
| Money Talk|| re: Coursera Python Class Discussion Thread - Chris Farley on 3/1/14 at 8:48 am|
Are there any similar courses out there for SQL? I'm too busy with work/CFA to get involved right now but would like to at some point this summer. ...
| Money Talk|| re: Anyone familiar with Realty Income Corporation, NYSE: O ? - Chris Farley on 2/25/14 at 9:03 pm|
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but REITs are required to distribute most if not all of their earnings as dividends. Not that it falls that far from a standard equity dividend growth strategy, but I wouldn't count on a consistent trend of growth in the dividends here like a blue chip stock. If RE s...
| Money Talk|| re: How do I learn SQL? - Chris Farley on 2/25/14 at 7:24 pm|
W3schools.com has a decent course you can do in 5-10 hours to get a start. ...
| Money Talk|| re: The best computer language skills for obtaining financial programming jobs - Chris Farley on 2/23/14 at 4:44 pm|
I would say SQL and C# would probably be the most accessible to learn and the most commonly used. I work or a Fin Tech firm that caters to the HF industry and we use a lot of SQL and C# to build out custom valuation fields within our trading system. Developers build out most of these, but our client...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Is Advocare a pyramid scheme? - Chris Farley on 2/22/14 at 2:20 pm|
[quote]Hard to find anything in the capitalist game that isn't a pyramid scheme.[/quote]
Hard to tell if you don't understand the definition of capitalism, a pyramid scheme, or both. Either way, GTFO commie. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: NFL Combine: Jarvis- 5'11-205: OBJ- 5'11-200: - Chris Farley on 2/21/14 at 10:37 pm|
JL and OBJ came in with bigger hands than Mett despite being 5 inches shorter.
JL - 10 1/4
OBJ - 10
Mett - 9 3/4...
| O-T Lounge|| re: BORED: thick, thin, curvy... now NSFW - Chris Farley on 2/20/14 at 7:52 pm|
This the thread where are the mouth breathers are hanging out? Sup y'all?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What are your biggest frustrations right now? - Chris Farley on 2/18/14 at 7:19 pm|
Too much of both to manage. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Anybody got any cool stories about playing now famous athletes in sports? - Chris Farley on 2/17/14 at 9:27 pm|
Ran track against Trindon and current Raiders RB Jeremy Stewart in HS. I used to keep up Jeremy and then he became a beast his senior year.
Lost to the Harrison brothers in tennis when I was about 10. Got to see them play in the US Open 2 summers ago which was pretty cool.
Also once challeng...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What is a "good" ACT score? - Chris Farley on 2/17/14 at 8:06 pm|
I'm really enjoying all of the "I know a guy who got 19 and is a genius, and a dumbass who got a 35".
Clearly the exam has some merit, and statistically getting a higher score is a decent indicator of success in college. One random example doesn't mean much. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Is doing the right thing overrated or not a good idea? - Chris Farley on 2/17/14 at 9:56 am|
I guess you've never seen Liar Liar...
| Money Talk|| re: Simple and to the point -- Somebody says here's 2-3K - Chris Farley on 2/17/14 at 6:52 am|
If you are in college I would just try to flip stuff on craigslist. Is there any popular hobby that you are particularly knowledgeable about? If so, hunt for good deals, negotiate, re-sell, profit.
One of my buddies does this with musical instruments and averages about +30% per transaction. If y...
| Money Talk|| re: So who exactly are JT, Mile High and Colonel? - Chris Farley on 2/17/14 at 6:38 am|
There's a fairly natural turnover of lunatic posters/topics constantly flowing in and out of the MT. Wiki and Bitcoins are the current flavor of the week, but i think Baylor was my favorite because he was able to gain a small following with essentially zero knowledge of financial markets, it was qui...
| O-T Lounge|| re: At how long of a jail sentence would you consider skipping town? - Chris Farley on 2/17/14 at 6:13 am|
A week. I'm only 150lbs and not trying to be someone's bitch. I'd have a bright future of bartending on some tiny Caribbean island. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Does anyone play in adult sports leagues? - Chris Farley on 2/16/14 at 7:40 am|
Play in a flag football league with some co-workers on Thursday nights. We've got a few former college athletes are pretty solid. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: OK so I'm TAD in rota, spain - Chris Farley on 2/15/14 at 2:20 pm|
Hi Tad, I'm Chris...
| Money Talk|| re: Investing in Retirement...........only care about dividends - Chris Farley on 2/14/14 at 10:02 pm|
How old are you?...
| Money Talk|| re: Penny stocks...need advice - Chris Farley on 2/14/14 at 9:56 pm|
For every 1 of those there are 1000 that don't. These companies are penny stocks for a reason.
Also, you can't legally be a legitimate day trader(3 day trades/week) without margin capabilities and a $25k balance in your account. You'll get your arse eaten on penny stock bid/ask spreads as well.
| Money Talk|| re: How hard is it to start and manage a non profit? - Chris Farley on 2/13/14 at 12:49 pm|
Outside of the moral gray area you are stepping into, I don't see how working an extra 30 hours a for 10 years is worth it. If you already make 6 figures at another job why don't you just hunker down there and maybe take a side gig for ~10hrs per week to help you pay off the debt.
It was your ch...
| Money Talk|| re: Penny Stocks - Chris Farley on 2/13/14 at 8:23 am|
[quote]I can't answer that on a public message board. Sorry. I'd risk losing a source and friend for that.[/quote]
That's fair. I ask because people hear that a hedge fund is on to a company and automatically assume it is a great idea. In reality, there are thousands of hedge funds in the US now ...
| Money Talk|| re: Penny Stocks - Chris Farley on 2/12/14 at 10:39 pm|
What hedge funds are on this?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Who here grew up in Baton Rouge? - Chris Farley on 2/12/14 at 10:23 pm|
I have no idea of your past, and won't ask for you to explain, but I couldn't imagine feeling so strongly against my hometown. I live in a much more interesting place full of opportunity now, but love going home every chance I get and do see myself at least moving closer to home at some point. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Who here grew up in Baton Rouge? - Chris Farley on 2/12/14 at 10:06 pm|
You make opportunities for yourself. I grew up in BR and don't live there now, but would move back if it made sense for me, ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" - Chris Farley on 2/12/14 at 9:02 am|
[quote]Graduated and fully employed.... that's the goal[/quote]
Keep reaching for the stars kid...
| Money Talk|| re: Current Market Chart bearing Strong Resemblance to 1929's....... - Chris Farley on 2/11/14 at 11:34 am|
Just some fear mongering clown, not concerned/don't care. ...
| Money Talk|| re: How does one short a stock? - Chris Farley on 2/11/14 at 5:39 am|
A put is just an option contract to buy the stock at a given price if it falls below that given price(stike price). Buying one of these is essentially purchasing insurance in case it falls below the strike, then someone is still forced to pay you that amount so your losses are capped. With shorting,...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What do you guys do at work to pass time? - Chris Farley on 2/10/14 at 7:47 pm|
Work, pay taxes, support lazy arse fricks. ...