Posts Tagged ‘Future’
For better or worse, we got Trump.
I have been very open on Twitter with the fact that I didn’t want Trump. I was also equally honest that my candidate, Gary Johnson didn’t have a huge chance, and that I am equally happy to see Hillary Clinton lose.
That said, I didn’t want or like Trump. Still don’t like him. No matter how I feel, or anyone else for that matter, all of that is moot. He was dully elected through our democratic process and is slated to be our 45th President.
When I was in the Army, we used to lament that we answer to the office, not to the person and I think that is very much how I view this election. It’s been the same way that I have viewed the last 8 years, frankly speaking.
Whether the populace was right or wrong we shall soon see. Buffoon or genius, gracious or insulting, power mad, or just plain mad will all be revealed in the coming days.
And like every other election since, we will decide if we have buyers remorse or are proud of our selection.
Time will tell. It always does.
The U. S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.
Let me begin by saying I am not a right wing extremest. Nor am I planning some foolish course of action of violence. Rather I entice you to think, and beyond that point of your nose.
I believe in a woman’s right to choose. That you should be able to marry whom you please without my interference, if you want to burn yourself out on crack cocaine so be it. You can worship the Flying Spagetti Monster for all I care as long as you don’t perform human sacrifice, slaughter animals, or need virgins for deflowering.
Essentially as long as your choices do not interfere with my own I have no desire to interfere with anyone’s way of life. I guess it could be said I am a individual isolationist, although I prefer the term Constitutionalist, or perhaps American.
However, with all this I understand that a certain number of laws need to be placed in this world. A defining of the social lines and culture that can not be, should not be, crossed. By this a governing body of those laws does indeed need to be in place, with its power limited to those laws that are found just and equal.
It’s March again.
I wanted to write this post earlier this week and have it prepped. Unfortunately I’ve been sick the vast majority of the week and frankly anything aside from my eyelids has been a painful undertaking these last several days.
That aside, March has been a special time of the year for this website since its inception.
Long time readers know that every March we turn the page green with the woods of Ireland, and our pages are graced with myth, history and stories about the green isle.
It’s with this 1st of March that I am happy to again paint out pages green, and put forth stories both new and old from previous years to help share the wonder that is being Irish, and Ireland.
I try not to take to much a political vein in my posts, I love Ireland for what it is, what it was, and what it can be. My family left its shore many years ago and I make no denials that many current Irishman would consider me a “Plastic Paddy”. That does not diminish my efforts, or my desire to give some under standings to the struggles our people have been through, or the legends that we were given.
That said join us won’t you? As we celebrate the green month once again, and another year of being Irish, in America!
I want to take a moment and thank you for that.
Today several other writers are jumping on the gas price band wagon pointing out the variety of aspects that, in my view anyway, supports my hypothesis.
Lets take a look.
If you have ever seen the ESPN movie The Junction Boys, or read the history of the event, or even the book, then you probably already have an idea of where I am heading with this.
If not, then let me try to lay it out, fellow fans, because this has been on my mind all morning.
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According to all indicators the stock market is a joke currently.
For years I have always heard the axiom “Buy low, sell high”
Well it’s about as low as it can get given the status quo.
I have a portfolio. It’s nothing major. I’ve been buying since the 2009 drop.
My best performer is without a doubt Ford (F). My return is close to 250% currently.
My other big winner is a surprise to some, Dynegy (DYN) with a almost 70% return. I bought it in January at its lowest.
A lot of folks are screaming “Sell!” right now, and that’s fine. The more they sell the more the price drops and small market guys like me can pick up major companies at half the original price.
I won’t make a lot of money immediately but in the long term, say 2 to 3 years, I stand to make a good share.
“Provided those companies do not go bankrupt.” you say?
Yes there is some risk. But here is my rational:
Plenty of people play scratch off tickets or lottery. Figure you spend $5 to $10 on lottery tickets per month, just a guess. Or perhaps you buy cigarettes. $5 bucks a pack average depending on where you live.
If I buy American Apparel (APP ) at .74 cents per share, and buy maybe $10 bucks in shares, and the price drops …I’m truly only out my $10 dollars. About what I would spend at McDonalds for me and the kiddo for lunch. But if it goes up? I make my money and then some.
My rules? Do not put your eggs in one basket. Buy a little bit of several stocks across the board. Don’t worry as the stock drops. Just keep investing a little at a time, $10 here, $20 there. Your pay off is not a immediate thing, you will not become rich over night. Investigate your companies carefully. Look at their debt versus their profit. How much do they have in loans? Check the 5 year trend of the company stock price and their P&L.
Little things are important. But as the price goes low, buy more. And wait. Be patient.
The pay off in the long term will be good, at least that’s my take. Just always remember those key words: long term.
If your looking for a instant way to get rich, then this market is not for you.
Portfolio listing after the jump