J1,I do ignore all posts that hold no value, which is most all of yours. You and slick seem to enjoy the vile and venom , you should sent emails to each other and free up board.
The builders sales rep that did the paperwork was a beautiful young lady named Mrs.Wong. Besides being pretty she was also friendly and charming. I usually balk and "circle the wagons" on anything over 1% down. But with Mrs.Wong I was thrilled to pay $10k down.:) I told her she was ideally suited for separating a old dart from his money:)
Slick, I agree but I don't consider it a investment. At the moment the market for retirement is so hot they don't negotiate or even throw in a appliance. The demographics seem to suggest there will be increased demand as the population ages. If my family takes a loss on the sale after a depart, tough nugies! :)
I do prefer to laugh when sheat happens and not agonize over it. I finally signed a contract on a new house under construction. It's in a age restricted retirement community where the HOA does all the yard work. I sort of dread it, hopeing I not surrounded by a bunch of whiny bickering oldfarts :) I,m sure a stock trader club will be formed , can't you see 2 or 3 trying to look bright by trying to blow out others candles :)
Tono, I sorry but I can't help you,art is not a area of interest for me. Charlotte and Raleigh are the places to concentrate your search. There are people at the galleries that might put you in contact with private individuals if they think you are serious and can verify your interests,identity and intentions .
When last I bumped into Frau Wiserwrong in the unisex bathroom at Cosco It was obvious she liked them long rather than short.
From my limited experience Before Market early is often the best time to sell and usually the worst time to buy. As BM gets closer to 9:30 the PPS more closely reflects the market . Fear and Hope rule the early BM. AM seems of little value to me.
While refineries do move in cycles it's a stretch to compare to drillers, unless there is a big chunk of excessive refinery capacity sitting around somewhere.
When a person retires after a life's work to live on a fixed income and return from investment he naturally has a cautious low risk investment stratergy . On the other hand a young upwardly mobile well employed investor can shoulder risk with ease . Either would be foolish to be heavy in a single stock or sector.
Barron's article "Brexit another Y2K Moment" by Randal Forseth. IHO it's much ado about nothing. My stratergy is if it tanks I will buy ,if it don't I want.
Some people are either Perma Bears or Bulls regardless as a emotional reaction. I think it's silly to call broad market trends based on inter day market movement. I see a stalled Bull market in search of direction. The sideline is a good place to be, I,m currently 78% sidelined. I,m too busy with real estate to trade at the moment just checking cell phone 4-5 times a day with many low ball bids in place.
Bigbear, some GTC orders at about 55% of current PPS might pay off big and want cost anything if they don't (other than use of Capital).
I added a little TSO in the last hour of market. Adding small and slow on way down. At some point I will cash in Calls and sell more deep OTM Put and add big if I have the courage ( :- ) $