"Point B does not follow point A in your last post...."
Which WAS my exact point: the point in your post implying that your capital gains you made during the Clinton administration were linked to that Administration does not follow.
By your reasoning, since the U.S. had an earthquake of more than 6.7 on the Richter Scale during the 1990's, I should say I like big earthquakes, because my U.S. stocks made me money in the decade it occured; but I won't say it.
To his credit, Clinton kept his hands away from fiddling with economic issues (other than the largest tax increase in U.S. history, and the first retroactive income tax increase at that).
There were a lot of things which caused people to make capital gains in stocks in the 1990's. The Clinton Administration wasn't one of them. In fact, the truly smart investors made money despite whatever news stories came out of the White House.
I must assume you do not know the meaning of the emoticon ----------> ;)
Look at it sideways. It looks like a smiley face winking at you. It denotes humor or light sarcasm.
Man from Memphis...
Point B does not follow point A in your last post....
It would appear the synapses are fraying, so I must ask you to please, please, please quit inhaling the HELE hair spray products...;)
Mustard, you're right. I used Senator Clinton as an example of someone whose person and opinion I do not respect. I apologize for bringing politics onto the board, and will refrain from doing so in the future.
My investing strategy includes a few short positions along with the long. Shorting the weak provides some balance for times when the market heads south. At present my shorts include EK, GM, TLT, WM, and HELE. Of these, HELE is the only one in which my position is down. I agree with Leeb that HELE is overvalued, but I have nothing against longs. I entered the discussion here responding to a jab by one poster, I disclosed my position, and I will not bash the stock.
I hope you got out of the market before the hangover of 2000-2001.
Mr. Ed: Can you provide more information on your newsletter? I googled "Ed's newsletter" and found newsletters for Saint Ed, Chef Ed, and Pastor Ed.
But no "Investor Ed's Newsletter." Hmmm. Makes me wonder if the reference to your newsletter is a figment of your manipulation, I mean imagination.
So, with all due respect, Short Stuff, how about providing some details or references about this alleged short recommendation?
Mr. Ed: Can you provide more information on your newsletter? I googled "Ed's newsletter" and found newsletters for St. Ed, Chef Ed, and Pastor Ed.
But no "Investor Ed's Newsletter". I find that interesting. Makes me think that your newsletter is a figment of your manipulation, I mean imagination.
So, Mr. Shorty Pants, how about providing some details about this short recommendation, ?
Hello Mustard -
Sorry for the delay in answering. The short was recommended by "The Complete Investor" on December, 2005 @ $18.02.
Sorry, but I do not publish a newsletter, as you seem to think.
So, go google "The Complete Investor.