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re: Best Performing Market Sectors since 2000 - LSU0358
Consumer staples up 176% since 2000....


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Best Performing Market Sectors since 2000 - LSU0358
For the past 15 years the market has of course had some significant ups and downs. What sector would have been the best place to have parked your money since the year 2000? Out of Biotech, Telecoms, Financials, Chemicals, Oil Index, Oil Services, Retail, US Railroads, Tech Hardware, Healthcar...


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re: FB - LSU0358
I'll admit I wasn't a fan of FB initially, but it seems they've overcome the hurdle of generating revenue from cell users. I was also bearish at IPO, and while correct initially, that was horribly wrong over the last two years. I like FB long term and would consider buying the next significa...


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O-T Lounge
re: "She says, 'Don't shoot me, I'm pregnant!. . . And I shot her anyway." - LSU0358
[quote]So, if you walked in in someone raping your daughter you wouldn't kill them because the law probably wouldn't give them the death sentence? [/quote] Not sure if you meant to reply to me, but yeah, it'd be over for them or me one....


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re: "She says, 'Don't shoot me, I'm pregnant!. . . And I shot her anyway." - LSU0358
[quote]There are punishments for that. I'm not sure exactly what they are because I'm not a criminal lawyer, but I'm pretty sure the death penalty wasn't going to be on the table at her potential criminal trial.[/quote] The punishments are so severe that the "lady" in question had broken in the m...


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re: "She says, 'Don't shoot me, I'm pregnant!. . . And I shot her anyway." - LSU0358
[quote]Hell likely be charged because of that statement. [/quote] Playing the old mans defense lawyer "He was emotionally traumatized and physically injured..."...


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re: "She says, 'Don't shoot me, I'm pregnant!. . . And I shot her anyway." - LSU0358
[quote]Well, he's going to be charged. [/quote] Probably so, but convicted will likely be another story....


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re: The Next Bubble? - LSU0358
I think the next market crash will be be caused by China or Europe. Overall the overseas markets don't look near as nice as ours IMO. As for US, student loans and college costs are a huge bubble IMO....


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re: Baton Rouge likely to fork over $450k settlement to family of man killed by BRPD - LSU0358
[quote] Freaking unbelievable. What does it take to get fired as a policeman these days? Getting caught with a dead girl or a live boy.[/quote] This would be like me intentionally putting a bad design out that blew up and hurt/killed someone after another engineer told me not to do it a...


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re: Baton Rouge likely to fork over $450k settlement to family of man killed by BRPD - LSU0358
How this can happen... [quote]The district attorney's office cleared Magee of any wrongdoing and he remains on the force.[/quote] When this is known... [quote]Council members were also told Magee was instructed by another officer not to shoot because there were too many people around the sc...


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Political Talk
re: Michael Moore owns 9 homes - LSU0358
Another do as I say and not as I do liberal. ...


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Money Talk
Gold and Silver - LSU0358
Did a little buying in gold today. Like the look of gold and silver here, but as I'm trading futures silver is a litte to volatile for me. For now this is a short term trade and I'd exit in the 1270 to 1280 region....


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Movie/TV Board
re: Legends of the Fall/Dances with Wolves - LSU0358
These two along with Broken Trail, Unforgiven, and Good, bad, and ugly are my favorites in the Western genre. Out of the two Legends of the Fall gets the nod from me....


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re: Current housing surge vs. last decade's housing surge - LSU0358
Houses are in stronger hands from a financial health stand point. Buyers in the last 5 years have put more down than buyers in early 2000s. ...


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re: Business structure: LLC or S-corp? - LSU0358
[quote]I work on contract and have two assistants who work under me under contract as well, and we subcontract for two large home health providing agencies in the area. It's become pretty profitable quickly, and is netting about 1500-1900$ a week based on my actual visits and what I keep after I pay...


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re: Beginning of the End of U.S. Dollar Hegemony - LSU0358
[quote]quote: BennyAndTheInkJets Interesting. Definitely sounds like you know your stuff He does...one of the Money Board's best posters, IMO. [/quote] Agreed, and thanks to him and others for freely sharing. While many of us trade and invest we don't have a banking background so the insight...


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re: Beginning of the End of U.S. Dollar Hegemony - LSU0358
[quote]I'm so happy we've got another poster that actually looks at the DXY and not CPI figures, then claim how much the dollar is in the tank. The world of absolutes must be a scary one. [/quote] Exactly. People don't realize the value of the USD is relative to other currencies, not just a func...


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re: Beginning of the End of U.S. Dollar Hegemony - LSU0358
[quote] Beginning of the End of U.S. Dollar Hegemony BRICS flip us the bird. LINK[/quote] I'll be laughing my a** off at the BRICS when the USD goes from the current 80 to around 130 to 150 in the next 5 to 8 years. Russia will come apart at the seems with a strong USD and ~$60/bbl crude oil...


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Tiger Rant
re: Mac Marshall did not sign with the Astros; Will play for Tigers - LSU0358
[quote] stealing HS kids college Dream by luring them into endless bus Rides You think giving a HS kid $2,000,000 is "ruining" their college dreams? Is this real life?[/quote] Exactly. The whole point of college is to prepare yourself to earn a living. If you can earn that l...


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re: I think its time we talk about the next Fed policy tool - LSU0358
Damn, your February write-up points are made almost word for word in the June 17-18 minutes. :bow: to you sir. "It was generally agreed that an ON RRP facility with an interest rate set below the IOER rate could play a useful supporting role to firm the floor under money market interest rates."...


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re: Avoiding capital gains taxes when reallocating portfolio - LSU0358
Have you held them long enough for them to be considered long term capital gains? If not consider buying puts to protect yourself on downside. That brings a tax liability on the puts if things go down, but if done properly would be better than the ~20% difference between long and short term capi...


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re: AAPL: getting close to short territory - LSU0358
[quote]Im so happy I kept averaging down during its drop in 12/13...[/quote] Excellent move...I didn't think it would make it back above $600 (or 80 after the split). Agree on it being a good shorting opportunity....


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O-T Lounge
re: Need quick 20 min workouts - LSU0358
Day 1 - 5 x 20 Kettlebell swings Day 2 - 5x5 military press (with each arm if doing singles). Do a set of pullups between each set of presses. Day 3 - Turkish Get Ups 1 set of 10, 5 each arm....


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re: Anyone else have that one illiterate, white trash family member on Facebook? - LSU0358
[quote]Always misspelling stuff, using wrong punctuation. Always being the only one to comment on their posts that are usually those pictures with inspirational sayings on them. [/quote] Yep, I've got a cousin or two on block so I won't be affected by the stupid....


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Movie/TV Board
re: Matthew McConaughey - biggest turnaround story ever? - LSU0358
[quote]Best Actor Emmy in the same year. They need to give it to Woody.[/quote] Woody got to rub up on some mighty fine arse in True Detective, so MM gets the trophy....


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Money Talk
re: Big fish in a small pond or wade into deeper waters? TL/DR - LSU0358
"I work for an oil major and was hired to work within their major projects group 5+ years ago." Are you upstream or downstream? In general the upstream tends to be much more boom or bust and niche markets might be worth below average from an engineer pay in a downturn. Having the broader options...


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re: Interesting Market Stats from Start of Bull Market in 2009 - LSU0358
[quote]GDP didn't drop 50% like the stock market so the "only" statement is a bit misleading. [/quote] A little, but if I saw that equities have increased 170 to 200% (depending on if you like the S&P or the Dow) and the monetary supply has gone up 400% I'd guess a higher GDP increase than 19%. ...


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Interesting Market Stats from Start of Bull Market in 2009 - LSU0358
1. The S&P 500 has gone from 667 to 1,986 for a 198% increase. The Dow has gone from 6,469 to 17,074 for a 163% increase. 2. Ten Year Bonds have yielded between 1.4 and 3.98 %. 3. The monetary supply has gone from 800 billion to 4 trillion. 4. US GDP has only gone up 19% from 14.3 to...


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re: The Money Talk Guide - A List of Major Topics Covered - LSU0358
Great Thread!...


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Soccer Board
re: La Celeste (Uruguay) vs Los Cafeteros (Colombia) round of 16 - LSU0358
I haven't watched much soccer and even I could tell that was a special goal....


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