LOL In re-reading that, Feddy, you're right....porrly scripted!!
In August I will hit 57....and still feel like I'm in my 30's. Blessed.
I think this little girl will help that as she grows . . . and Grampa can teach her the wisdoms of the Universe as a show of appreciation..... :)
Still investing . . . change of 'strategery' . . . and better results. I'm a devotee of ETF's - straight up and the weighted ones - 3X is a challenge - and doing well last year playing the miners JUNG and NUGT - and their inverse JDST and DUST - and oil and the Russian economy (RUSS and RUSL). Once you get the hang of them, the charts are pretty good at securing profits. Less chance of a secondary offering beating you down - or a #$%$ ER.
Blame Capt. #$%$ . . . His comments got me looking. The success is determined by your patience in waiting for tops and bottoms - and the ability to average down if you get stuck higher.
Business here in the Midwest has been quite steady. Our propensity for work only achieved by craftsman has found our ability to charge retail rates for our wholesale customers. We're the only outlet for highly custom work and our clients are courageous in selling our skills now.....or seem to be. The other signs we make are also steady - even an uptick in some real estate signage which had all but disappeared. It may be our wealthier clients - but still a good sign.
Things may be at 2% growth - but steady isn't bad. We've all adjusted in business with revised staffing and its now settled into a more predictable economic growth. Our restaurants are busy - cars are everywhere - far different than 2009-2010 when it felt desperate. I think a steady economy is better than a booming one. Better focus on improvements instead of greed driving growth and even stupid ideas getting interest and investment.
I like it this way . . .
How you all doing?? :) (Oh and I'm a grandfather now. Will be 2 in May. Always thought those 'grandparenting is so great' cries from grandparents was all sheeple #$%$ parroting of what ohers say. Turns out that it's true....you love 'em like your own. Melts my hart..LOL)