More like the Bernanke put. No where else to invest with the gov't pushing rates to nil and crushing bonds, and they think there's a Fed safety net for equities. Plus I think the financial firms were the big push with all the bailouts and crystal ball. I feel sorry for the elderly and low-income folk, apparently the Fed doesn't.
I think he would still pick the same, I even believe it's in the prospectus how he picks the stocks based on quality, etc. (might even be something about your topic). A long-only version would be tempting though, too bad he's too paranoid for that. That other divvy-oriented fund is 50% max-hedged though, just more of a turtle.
Me, I think the market is all bubbly again and long in the tooth per the cycles it's undergone in the past decade (not to mention overall bull/bear typical cycles over the long term). That being said, someone that feels like I do but just has to be in stocks should invest in the big safe boys.
Of course you should take any advice from a message board with a grain of salt unless you've been dealing with a poster for years such that you can tell that they know what the heck they're talking about.
I don't think you're accounting for the spin-offs. I don't know if this chart is accurate but you should see the point:
In any event, add up what it's worth now to the spin-off money you've received and current value of any spin-off stock you still have, then subtract your original purchase price. I'm assuming dividends were reinvested like you stated, otherwise you'd add that cash to the first part.
Except at the beginning of this current bull cycle. Egg on his face for fighting the Fed, maybe he was expecting the Chairman nomination the way he was rattling on.
Forever and ever and ever!
I just read one that we [stockholders] shouldn't worry about rising gas prices derailing the economy (of course no mention of rocketing nat gas, heating oil, etc.). Sound familiar near the last peak when oil was $160+/bbl? Well at least oil is not that high now.
And the speculative fervor is growing. Check out natural gas, commodities booming just like back then. There's plenty of NG; several years ago there was way too much so the drillers closed a lot of wells because they were losing money. Their plan worked...
If that's a forward P/E I don't trust ANALysts, especially in a highly bullish environment with a long in the tooth bull cycle.
Yeah maybe now it does seem conservative. You have the balls to come back with yet another con game RIGHT after that screw-up! Oh BTW #$%$ the market is closed today.
That's what you liars said about A right before they got pummeled on their earnings report last week. I suspect you really don't have a clue, this is just a spammer template.
Yeah until a solid break below a 10% 'real' correction and 200 day SMA violations it's still a bull market. The unhealthy part of this bull IMO is that most of the 'corrections' barely approach 5%. In think the Dow is the only one currently close to its 200 (looks to be sitting on it) while the S&P and Naz have more breathing room, resp.