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  1. Old School

    Buying Stock with Charles Schwab Questions

    Investing can seem intimidating at first, but it really is the best opportunity for anyone to gain wealth. you already invest in a retirement account through work- correct? Are you the one selecting the funds in your account and determining the percentages of the different fund styles in your account? sounds like you are throwing a few thousand dollars to buy individual stocks. Might or might not be a good idea. Are you prepared to loose the majority of money in this account? What is your goal for this account? Buy & Hold for long term appreciation? Or to day trade and to work buying into dips and selling when your investments reach a certain value? Which stocks did you purchase- and my most important question- Why did you purchase each individual stock? I believe this is one of the most basic questions for discussion. i started investing slowly- maybe $100 a month into a mutual fund until it actually began looking like an actual investment. Over 20 to 30 years even small investments can become substantial if invested into a good fund. I’ve only purchased a handful of individual stocks. Back in the day, trading fees were around $35 for each purchase and sale which meant I had to be looking buy and hold opportunities. I always watch a stock for some time prior to purchasing and usually step in following a pull back in the stock price. But I have to really believe in a company and their position in their field before purchasing individual stock. And remember- whatever ‘news’ you might have heard about the company, that news is already figured into the current stock price. Share what you have bought and the reasoning behind the purchase- and if you are looking long term or looking at active trading. As for purchasing more stock than you had money in your account. For the love of God- do not borrow money to invest. Never a great idea.
  2. Whiskey is not only good, it’s an essential, much like groceries.
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    Ever use a Biden?

    No. Pretty much useless
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    Name 10 things that make your life worth living

    She wants it limited to 10 things
  5. Is she moving there in an effort to free some rich commissioners gazillion dollar inheritance out of the country?
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    George Lopez comment about Trump bounty

    That fuckin fruitcake Kathy Griffin endorsed him and said it’s ok. Did someone recently release her from the padded cell?
  7. You find no irony that a National Park with glaciers has signs in place stating all their glaciers will be gone by- now?
  8. Oops. Couple things that strike me. There was enough money in the budget to post these signs, but for the 3 years since being officially advised it wasn't going to happen, there isn't enough money to remove the signs. Are National Parks tasked with confirming Man Made Global Warming? https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/glacier-national-park-is-replacing-signs-that-predicted-its-glaciers-would-be-gone-by-2020/ar-BBYJejT?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=spartandhp The signs at Glacier National Park warning that its signature glaciers would be gone by 2020 are being changed. The signs in the Montana park were added more than a decade ago to reflect climate change forecasts at the time by the US Geological Survey, park spokeswoman Gina Kurzmen told CNN. In 2017, the park was told by the agency that the complete melting off of the glaciers was no longer expected to take place so quickly due to changes in the forecast model, Kurzmen said. But tight maintenance budgets made it impossible for the park to immediately change the signs. The most prominent placards, at St. Mary's Visitor Center, were changed last year. Kurzmen says that park is still waiting for budget authorization to update signs at two other locations. But the glacier warning isn't being removed entirely, she told CNN. Instead, the new signs will say: "When they will completely disappear depends on how and when we act. One thing is consistent: the glaciers in the park are shrinking. Humans are responsible, scientist says In 2017, a study released by USGS and Portland State University said that in the past half century, some of the ice formations in Montana had lost 85% of their size and the average shrinkage was 39%. "In several decades they will be mostly gone. They will grow so small that they will disappear. They will certainly be gone before the end of the century," Dan Fagre, the study's lead scientist, had said. And humans are responsible, Fagre said after the study's release. "There are variations in the climate but it is humans that have made all those variations warmer," he said. "The glaciers have been here for 7,000 years and will be gone in decades. This is not part of the natural cycle." The melting of these structures is "all atmospherically driven," he added. But the park isn't a unique case -- glaciers are shrinking across the globe, experts say. In Switzerland, glaciers have shrunk 10% in the past five years -- an unprecedented rate in more than a century of observations, research published last year shows. In Iceland, researchers bid farewell to the first glacier in the country lost to climate change. In a funeral-like gathering, scientists memorialized the glacier, known as Ok, with a plaque that read: "Ok is the first Icelandic glacier to lose its status as a glacier. In the next 200 years, all our glaciers are expected to follow the same path. This monument is to acknowledge that we know what is happening and know what needs to be done. Only you know if we did it." And in June 2019, a new study revealed climate change was shrinking Himalayan glaciers twice as fast as last century. Recently, the glaciers had lost around 8 billion tons of water a year -- the equivalent of 3.2 million Olympic-size swimming pools, say the researchers. And that could potentially threaten water supplies for hundreds of millions of people across parts of Asia.
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    Ricky Gervais Opening Monologue

    Pretty much the definition of fun bags.
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    What ever happened to The New Girl?

    TNG- new career in pron GFIAFP- arrested for child pron
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    ***Geek Club Playoff Game 2020***

    QB- Drew Brees NOS QB- Lamar Jackson- Balt RB- Derrick Henry- TENN RB- Dalvin Cook- Minn WR- DeAndre Hopkins- HOU WR- Tyler Lockett- Sea TE- Travis Kelce- KC TE- George Kittle- SF K- Mason Crosby- GB K- Jake Elliott- PHI D- BUFF D- NE
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    Can Baltimore Pull It Off?

    Ok. They were listed as “other murder capitals.” Those cities don’t strike me as murder capitals in the same vein as Baltimore. Reading that caught me by surprise. And yes, the GC is where I catch up on news and events.
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    Can Baltimore Pull It Off?

    I’m actually a bit surprised Denver and Albuquerque are on this list.
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    Happy NewYear guys

    Welcome home Shots