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by Rube
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Finance and Investments
Topic: Financial topics
Replies: 28699
Views: 9011597

Re: Financial topics

Matt,

That's an incredibly interesting graph. If anything, I would think alcohol sales would be WAY UP given the market conditions! Alcohol producers should have more in sales than WalMart! :D

Rube
by Rube
Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Finance and Investments
Topic: Financial topics
Replies: 28699
Views: 9011597

Unemployment numbers

Thanks for posting the unemployment figures Fred. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that unemployment is calculated differently today than it was back in the 1930's. Back then, if you were unemployed, you were unemployed, period. However, today if you are unemployed but got discouraged and are ...
by Rube
Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Finance and Investments
Topic: Financial topics
Replies: 28699
Views: 9011597

Re: Financial topics

Hah. I have been trying not to incur debt myself and to have all mine paid off, only to have my senior cat's illness overturn that resolution. So if I get a stimulus check and pay off my credit card, this will indirectly pay the vet ... though actually, the bill was not that great. Now - suppose th...
by Rube
Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Finance and Investments
Topic: You Have The Investing Advantage
Replies: 21
Views: 16600

Re: You Have The Investing Advantage

Well, I went ahead and jumped into the market, shorting it of course with SDS shares. I'm not worried about the wild daily swings in the market, mainly because I agree with much of what is said on this site. All the fundamentals point to lower prices for equities in the near-term. And the only "expe...
by Rube
Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Finance and Investments
Topic: You Have The Investing Advantage
Replies: 21
Views: 16600

Re: You Have The Investing Advantage

Fred, I greatly appreciate your posts and your opinions regarding shorting the market. I also believe this is probably the only way to profit in the short term in this volatile time. I would like to get your opinion on my individual situation, mainly to make sure I don't do anything drastically stup...