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Old 09-15-2008, 11:46 PM   #1
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Anyone following the stock market?

Dow fell 500 points making it the worst decrease since '01.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3683270/

Anyone here worried about this? Anyone even following it?
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:50 PM   #2
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I'm worried... I'm/was in line to receive a fatty raise, but with the way things are going I don't think its going to be a fatty one

I work for a film school. Over the last few months I've noticed our student numbers have dropped like crazy. When will it get better?

Its crazy how only a few months ago I would have to wait a long time to get a seated at a restaurant. I went to eat yesterday and felt there were more employees than customers. This sux....
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It's killing me

Instead of dumping my money in 2% savings. I put it in stock a couple of years ago. The only thing still in the green is RIMM(Blackberry). This sucks!!!
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:20 AM   #4
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All of this makes me just want to say one thing... "#%$! YOU ECONOMY!"
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:23 AM   #5
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Its bad but its always bad before an election. It will get better. Not saying we're gonna bounce back completely but it will definately get better starting in January. No matter who gets elected. P.S. Palin is Sexy!
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:29 AM   #6
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Palin for President!

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Its bad but its always bad before an election. It will get better. Not saying we're gonna bounce back completely but it will definately get better starting in January. No matter who gets elected. P.S. Palin is Sexy!
McCain can be vice prez.
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:32 AM   #7
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McCain can be vice prez.
Amen.
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:39 AM   #8
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Stockmarket reaction...........

http://www.break.com/index/awesome-w...eet-prank.html
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:44 AM   #9
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AHAHAH!!! Sal & Richard are the best!
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:54 AM   #10
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You need to put a copy of this in the "funny video thread". To bring that thread back to life.

+1 for you.
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I'm watching it- but not too closely. Micromanaging a portfolio is bad for it. Do what you've been doing and wait a while for it to bounce back- No spazzing and calling the broker everytime it drops.

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Old 09-16-2008, 10:19 PM   #14
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Feds Bail out AIG (Linky)



Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand we're screwed, ladies and gentlemen. Nice knowin' ya.
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As long as gas doesn't go up, I don't really care.



Are the two even related?


I'm just young and stupid and don't pay attention in civics class.
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:59 PM   #16
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I'm just young and stupid and don't pay attention in civics class.
I haven't even taken Civics yet.


And a huge +1 on the gas thing. (And I don't even have my Taco yet!)
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I'm watching it- but not too closely. Micromanaging a portfolio is bad for it. Do what you've been doing and wait a while for it to bounce back- No spazzing and calling the broker everytime it drops.
Broker? Screw that high commission! I can do just as good or bad as they can....lol I use sharebuilder. Low costs $4 a trade. No monthly maint fees.
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Feds Bail out AIG (Linky)



Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand we're screwed, ladies and gentlemen. Nice knowin' ya.
And the feds now own 79% of a worthless company.
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Old 09-17-2008, 02:45 AM   #19
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I am trying to keep an eye on it.. because as the stocks fail i lose more and more on my TSP.. i keep telling my dad that is losing money and he is like.. jus stick with it then in a year or two everything will be back up... I have lost like 3% ( 350$) of my contributions over the past 2 years.. its like i thought the point of a retirement fund is to make money..
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Think of the market as a big ol' pendulum. Tends to swing both ways eventually. That's why anyone who has had money in it for a long time will tell you not to worry as it will bounce back, unless you invested in beta vcrs and sporks.

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Dow fell 500 points making it the worst decrease since '01.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3683270/

Anyone here worried about this? Anyone even following it?
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