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Old 06-28-2007, 01:28 PM
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If you had $80,000 to invest

If you had $80,000 to invest what would you buy? I'm finally gonna sell some stock and need to put it in something to make it grow. I'm not nessasarily afraid of risk. At least not with a portion of it. Maybe some Ford stock? What do you guys think?

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Old 06-28-2007, 01:31 PM
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Ford is risky, but IMHO a very good risk. Once they shed the losers Jag, etc. and if the Ford family keeps their f'ed up hands out of the biz, Ford can be poised to very well. Also look at SSW -- nice 7% Div. Plus Growth.

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Old 06-28-2007, 01:37 PM
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Did you ever buy GM when it was low? I remember you talking about it.
What exchange does SSW trade on?
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Old 06-28-2007, 01:39 PM
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Energy, Energy and Real Estate
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Old 06-28-2007, 01:48 PM
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Probably a Nimschke engraved presentation Winchester,the earlier the better.

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Old 06-28-2007, 01:49 PM
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I have been told pharmaceuticals (sp?), energy, and real estate.
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:02 PM
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Vanguard Mutual Funds.

Everything you know, and a lot more, is priced into the current price of the stock. If you think you can outsmart the guys who do this for a living, God bless you, but you're wrong. You may do it once in a while, but on the average forget it.

Remember there are guys who do nothing but sit for hours staring at screens trying to find small inefficiencies in the market.
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:09 PM
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collectible trolls, garbage pail kids cards, antique tractors! that's what i call diversification
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:44 PM
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Vanguard Mutual Funds.

Everything you know, and a lot more, is priced into the current price of the stock. If you think you can outsmart the guys who do this for a living, God bless you, but you're wrong. You may do it once in a while, but on the average forget it.

Remember there are guys who do nothing but sit for hours staring at screens trying to find small inefficiencies in the market.
Vanguard Wellington and 500 Index is good.
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:58 PM
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I think you need to buy another house.
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:58 PM
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If you had $80,000 to invest what would you buy? . . .
I deliberated on this for quite a while and think I've come up with an excellent investment for you, Omegaman: my "To Do" list. I think $80K would just about cover that . . .
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Old 06-28-2007, 03:13 PM
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Omega, Yes I did GM and I did F. (I sold GM right before Kirk. did (lucky)) -- F is a great money maker right now -- BUT you have to watch it VERY VERY closely it reacts from the smallest news because it is such a precarious situation -- I don't like the fact that they are changing their tune on Volve. They promised not to dump the two big money makers, Volvo and Mazda -- and now they are "considering" it -- that tells me they still need cash.

They still swear they won't dump Mazda. The big problem for them is that ALL of major hope to fund the turn-around is from the cash that Mazda makes. If Mazda hits a wall it'll be very hard. Iacocca, I don't think could save them at that point.

If you have the time to watch F go up and down and jump in when low and out when high you can play it for the next year, I'll bet. Remember when the economy turns to crap people will need the cheapest they can get, and that's F and GM (cars) -- if not used cars.

Look heavy at SSW -- right now that is the hottest segment -- just google SSW and that will tell you what you need to know (Seaspan).

Again, think toward a tanked economy -- imported cheap non-durable (and somewhat durable) goods... IMPORTED -- need containers and ships... you do the thinking from there.

The return on the dividend is out of sight and the growth is even better -- I'm thinking $40 in the next 12 months (or more... PLUS the div.

Just remember one thing, right now the market is very inflated for the very large part -- so pick carefully I have some funds too that do well, but you can just google "top performing mutual funds" and go from there.

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Old 06-28-2007, 03:14 PM
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W/ only $80k it won't be easy to grow it much or soon. I think a basket of ETFs, invested in areas you think will grow, is your best bet. DO NOT INVEST IN INDIVIDUAL STOCKS--unless this is just mad-money that you can afford to lose, or sit on for years to come. I think financials, energy and real estate are good bets at the moment, and be sure to have at least 30% in international companies.

Here are a few links that might help:

http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/common/P118061.asp

http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/ETFPortfolio/Middleton.asp


http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/ETFPortfolio/Jenkins.asp
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Old 06-28-2007, 03:15 PM
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Energy, Energy and Real Estate
Any specific thoughts on why you like the energy segment? Specific areas?
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Some questions:

What's your time frame? Age? Do you need accessibility and liquidity? Are income taxes an issue? How is the rest of your portfolio positioned? Do you have a specific need for the money in the future and if so, when?
These are some typical questions I would ask if someone walked into my office with $80K and asked what to do with it. The answers to these and probably more questions would determine the best place to invest the money.

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