He didn't care for my description of him but we have all seen his behavior on this board. When he's not pumping, he's boasting. When he isn't boasting, he is attempting to win arguments with his demented mind.
He has never been wrong about anything and he never loses in the market.
Anybody have a better description of this guy?
Fred has "a bit" of Scrooge in him. He does have health problems, so makes sense that he's grouchy so often.
And it's well-known that many of older folks' friends die-off as they get older. Well, that only applies to Fred if he actually ever had any friends.
And Fred's 1st wife Barbara had a great lawyer. So Fred's alimony liabilities are high. That's why he's on here pumping GABUX so hard. Gabelli is a really cheap guy, and what Fred gets per post is a mere pittance.
So what's your "take" on the most recent GABUX holdings? Do you think, the move away from petroleum to nat gas and other energy sources and to a more diversified portfolio is smart? What do you think of selling the Goodrich Petroleum holding? You did notice that, didn't you? A top 10 holding now gone from the portfolio. What's up with that?
There's that famous Zen koan, "What is the sound of one hand clapping?"
Answer on this board is deptfordtwshp clapping for himself. He brings no value to this board that's for sure. He can't talk about GABUX because he's not an investor. He can't talk about investing in general because he says he doesn't want to be responsible for the decisions of others. In other words, he is worthless here. He's like a big old dog who needs to get scratched behind the ears now and then to make him happy. Sometimes you have to put that old dog down though and move on with your life. Isn't that right?