I have expected the average quality of XIN posters to be higher
@Jeff, you have a narrow mind. People do the same thing for various reasons. There are longs and shorts who have a position. There are also security analysts analyzing stocks without a position. People like me enjoying analyzing companies in different industries to sharpen their skills even though I will not invest in most companies I analyzed.
A crucial way to make money in the stock market is to find stocks one should NOT have a position on. By avoiding these long-term risky stocks, intelligent investors can make substantial profits during the long run.
PS: Jeff, please don't quote that 47% number again in your argument. I have seen your politics related posts before. I have to tell you they are naive. Politics is the game for sophisticated people. Naive guys are just played by sophisticated politicians.
@Jeff, I can see why you come to this thread so often. You feel you are the exact "unprofessional gambler" I refer to, so you decide to defend yourself by polarizing me.
Again, your "can do living off of the government" comment is just so groundless that any people who do not live off the government understand how empty your argument is. BTW, if most of the audience here are the 47%, they may applaud your comment. Unfortunately, average XIN posters are way better than that.
PS: what type of grammar is "can do living off of the government" ? I am not an native English speaker. Can anybody help me understand it? To me, it sounds like from the mouth of somebody uneducated.
GV, you're the second intelligent poster today to mention this board's hostile environment toward alternative opinions (and Shel hasn't even stopped by yet!). That worries me.
I realize there might be a few folks here who believe their viewpoint, and their viewpoint only, should be allowed on the board, but my own, and a few others' opinions are quite different: we want to get every bright mind we can to focus on these questions, and we couldn't care less about their bull/bear sentiment.
A diversity of viewpoints strengthens any discussion. I sincerely hope you'll keep posting here.