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#1 bdams19

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 04:17 PM

Anyone here interested in trading stocks or the stock market? I'm just starting a venture with my friend who has already been successful and it seems really interesting. Right now I'm on ameritrade, anyone else do this?

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 04:21 PM

Use Scottrade.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 04:44 PM

Well thanks for that, but I got 20 free trades from ameritrade so I'm still using those. It's only 9 bucks a trade anyway, not a big deal.

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 05:14 AM

I was a finance major and I would consider investing my second favorite hobby next to poker.Tip of the day: Start investing in international markets/companies. (India)




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Posted 12 January 2006 - 05:35 AM

I trade bonds for a living, so yeah...you could say I'm interested in markets.Indices look like they want to break out. I'm still bearish on the economy, so I'm not loading up on stocks or anything...

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 05:42 AM

Much of the current stock bounce is being attributed to speculation that the Fed is close to pausing on interest rate hikes, but I'd be careful with that. Rates are still historically low, Bernanke is going to want to show he's an inflation hawk (like Greeny was) and come summer, energy prices will be on Neptune once again...

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 06:10 AM

mk said:

I'm still bearish on the economy
Aren't all bond guys? I've been told it's a prerequisite for the job! :wink:
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 06:18 AM

GamblinLeaf said:

mk said:

I'm still bearish on the economy
Aren't all bond guys? I've been told it's a prerequisite for the job! :wink:
LOL, it's our lot in life.

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 06:48 AM

mk said:

come summer, energy prices will be on Neptune once again...
No kidding...I can't see when/where a lot of the energy stockswill peak. Looks almost unlimited.

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 07:27 AM

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 12:15 PM

any good books on the subject? i trade a little, but wouldn't mind do more of it and want to get a lot of information.

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 12:18 PM

shinychicken said:

any good books on the subject? i trade a little, but wouldn't mind do more of it and want to get a lot of information.
I took a Personal Investing class while I was going for my Associates, the textbook was fascinating and very informative. I'm sure there's countless books available on investing, not really sure what a good starting point would be. If your local Community College offers an investing class, buy the book. Better yet, take the class.

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 12:22 PM

Wall Street Journal.Not trying to be an ass, its a good resourceand Forbes

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 12:39 PM

shinychicken said:

any good books on the subject? i trade a little, but wouldn't mind do more of it and want to get a lot of information.
Here's what all the "investing" books say:"Buy and hold."Buy one of these books if you want to get a little bit more serious about trading:http://www.amazon.co...glance&n=283155orhttp://www.amazon.co...glance&n=283155You should be able to invest with a buy and hold mentality but have a much better feel for entry and exit points.

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 12:41 PM

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Wall Street Journal.Not trying to be an ass, its a good resourceand Forbes
WSJ is an excellent paper all around. Most professionals consider Barron's to be the most informative mainstream publication on investing.

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 12:45 PM

mk said:

ShakeZuma said:

Wall Street Journal.Not trying to be an ass, its a good resourceand Forbes
WSJ is an excellent paper all around. Most professionals consider Barron's to be the most informative mainstream publication on investing.
Yeah, barrons is good too, but I haven't read it or made any effort to since I graduated. I majored in freakin econ and I haven't followed the market in 3 years. How ridiculous is that?

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 03:49 PM

I read this book a long time ago but it's still one of the best IMHO - each chapter deals with a market wizard and the author's interview with that trader.http://www.amazon.co...5Fencoding=UTF8
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 04:00 PM

gobears said:

I read this book a long time ago but it's still one of the best IMHO - each chapter deals with a market wizard and the author's interview with that trader.http://www.amazon.co...5Fencoding=UTF8
good read

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 04:03 PM

I don't know much about investing....But Clark Howard says buy index funds and just sit on them, and you can't miss. And keep re-investing.Thoughts?
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 04:08 PM

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