jr4 My investment portfolio, not to be confused with my total wealth, is mostly in stocks. But for the last 12 months I've kept my total investment account 75% stocks, 25% cash. The cash stays in the account in case of a big downturn in the market. Which can be redeployed if the opportunity presents itself at any given time.
I can afford to see loses in my account and have in the past.
I mention the 25% cash holdings to the board only on the assumption that the market can turn down abruptly and some may be forced to sell their holdings in a panic. Or they may need cash to be used outside their portfolio for personal reasons.
I survived the 87, 2000 and the 2009 downturn and redeployed my 25% cash back in when the dust settled.
The cash just gives you the ability to hold your stocks and not sell them.
My portfolio is diversified and only in good companies. Most paying dividends.
During the years mentioned above I was able to buy 50% more of the stocks I already held with the 25% cash I had.
Staying 100% stocks until 12 months ago when I went back to the 25% cash by selling a portion of my stocks that had very good gains.
I know I may be preaching to the choir, but there are people on this board that can ill afford a 20-35% correction on the downside.
If that happens it may take years to recover those investments.
As far as Rad is concerned I've always looked for turnaround opportunities in companies. When I started to invest in Rad it was with my speculative money. Money I was willing to risk. And was willing to lose if I was wrong. I love Rad's story and it's future.
Seven out of ten of the investments I've made in speculative stocks over the years I've lost money.
As I have taken profits out of Rad over the years my Rad holdings are 80% free money.
You know the old saying, of pigs and hogs and you never go broke taking profits, thats how I invest.
P.S. for the grammar and spelling checkers out there keep your comments to yourself. I'm too old to care
You would have to go back 6 years to see the volume of shares and stock movement in the trades on a given day to understand where I'm coming from.
The large moves up or down has a pattern.
It's been very consistent over these past years.
I don't disagree there was a lot of profit trading today.
But my point is, that Rad is making big strides on a turnaround in many areas which I don't want to go into, since you already know.
But, for those taking profits today at this volume doesn't make sense to me knowing what we know.
I have to go back to the shorters once again. The drive up to the high 8's and then the tumble back above 8.5 makes a lot of sense to me.
A 30+ cents decline at millions of shares is a lot of money to some group.
Sorry to ramble on.
Thanks for your input.
I'm long for the past 6 years.
P.S. for the retail small guys like myself, keep your investment portfolio in 25% cash.
And never invest money in anything, you can't afford to lose.
P.S. Anyone taking this volume of trades for a profit may find themselves wishing they didn't in the next few weeks. At least that's my humble thought at this time.
I appreciate your thumbs down. In all due respect
the high volume at the high 8's was fast and swift.
As a long term investor in Rad I've seen this time and time again.
The shorts have been covering for a while. When they saw the spike today they, as I would have done if I was a short, would have shorted as well.
Rad, over the years, has been a buyers and shorters dream. In most cases I assume the same players. Run it up, capture the short day traders. Run it down, capture the weak hands and then let it slowly go back up again.
They have made millions on Rad from the time it's been over $5.
Run it up run it down.
I made the mistake mentioning the market makers. Their job is to keep an even balance between the buyers and sellers. Misspoken
I wish $8.80 a.e.o.d. But have my doubts until it shows strong evidence it can climb pretty well past it's resistance. Yes indeed, I'd be careful holding any shorts through this weekend.
IF it drops $2.00 due to a Supreme court ruling I'll sell my car to buy more and then walk to Rad.
Thanks for my spell check. I know you are there watching the boards for anything of a grammatical
error from us poor snooks who think faster than our two, sometimes one finger can type.
I've seen this before on other stocks. It has been a good sign in many cases, when as you say, the board has quieted down in a big way.
Paid short posters may have moved away for greener pastures. But I doubt it.
As soon, and hopefully not, if it moves down they'll be back again.
Couldn't get through to listen.
OOPs. I mentioned the true name for walnut and was deleted the first time . The second one came through without the free speach censors.
I'm know. Can you guess?
Bring on the thumbs down. I can;t wait to see.
The walnut (acorn) people who ran elections are now watching and responding on any popular web site that has political messages. Ford is the most prolific of these sites.
So here they come.
Cockpits should only have two mammals on board.
One human and one mean dog.
If the human pilot does anything he or she shouldn't, the dog will eat the pilot.
16 thumbs down. I love it. The green house lovers are piling in as always.
It just shows they could care less about this traitor and only care about remarks made about our not so great leaders.
P.s. I want to hear from more veterans about this.
If your not a veteran you may not understand how I feel and how other veterans feel.
Keep this thread going, we want the F investors, shorts or longs know how we feel.
Maybe someone on the military court will see these massages.
You read me wrong. My point is that influences up top will want to make this as comfortable for his family and himself due to Rice and others calling him a hero. His families' special visits to the green house is a disgrace. The green house always jumps to conclusions before the facts are presented.
DO I, AS a military veteran, want a slap on the wrist? I want him in front of a firing squad. This dude is a morale killer, the morale of our troops is low enough to begin with. a slap on the wrist will only make it lower.
Our military leaders, generals etc. don't have the *alls to stand up to the green house.
They are all a bunch of pansies only looking after themselves.
They have no regard for our military men and women. Only politics.
I hope some day these people are stripped of their command and demoted to private.
Now you know how I feel.