Muffin, i am a nice person. A nice person tells you the truth as they see it, doesn't just calm you down for the moment knowing you'll only go back to getting uptight since nothing's changed. That's only being done to enhance their own image in your eyes. I am also a good person, i am God, and i'm a sinner 8>).
Sorry you can't handle the truth as i see it but that's the way it is. If you get so upset over what is obviously untruth you are lacking what you need to play in this game while keeping your sanity. You are best off in fully insured cd's, at least at this time.
You'll hear and see this advice over and over again, not just from me but all over the financial world. If you can't sleep at night and can't think straight during the day, the stock market is not for you. Regards
"...it's time someone called these folks out on it."
Zig, i think moreso it's past time those who are here recognize the impossibility of those posts. Those who continue see any plausibility in them, they're way out of their league to start with and shouldn't even be in the wall street game yet. There's a lot of learning still needed, obviously even for something so basic as investing in a mutual fund.
This is all Bowser's fault. He knew better yet his post made poor Muffin cringe with worry. Tsk, tsk. - lol