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« Reply #4170 on: Feb 13th, 2015, 04:24am »

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I would never harm a red squirrel as they are native to the UK. Greys are tree rats that should be exterminated. The recipe suggestion you gave sounds tasty and to paraphrase Mrs Beaton... first catch your squirrel! grin


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« Reply #4171 on: Feb 13th, 2015, 08:03am »

on Feb 13th, 2015, 04:24am, alanh wrote:
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I would never harm a red squirrel as they are native to the UK. Greys are tree rats that should be exterminated. The recipe suggestion you gave sounds tasty and to paraphrase Mrs Beaton... first catch your squirrel! grin


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« Reply #4172 on: Feb 14th, 2015, 07:02am »

on Feb 13th, 2015, 04:24am, alanh wrote:
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I would never harm a red squirrel as they are native to the UK. Greys are tree rats that should be exterminated. The recipe suggestion you gave sounds tasty and to paraphrase Mrs Beaton... first catch your squirrel! grin


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Greys are still squirrels. How sad you feel this way, and doesn't really belong in the Smile topic. I only get the odd one in my garden, and love it when it happens.
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« Reply #4173 on: Feb 14th, 2015, 10:06am »

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« Reply #4174 on: Feb 17th, 2015, 08:03am »

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Receiving an early birthday card from a member of Genesis this morning certainly put a smile on my face!



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The weather been lovely and sunny
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« Reply #4176 on: Feb 20th, 2015, 05:10am »

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Hearing that my new book project is currently number one in the publisher's pre-order lists in both Japan and Germany grin



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« Reply #4178 on: Feb 21st, 2015, 4:38pm »

The sound on the iPhone 6 when listening through headphones. Really impressive.
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The price of Apple Stock. In three years I've doubled my money! shocked
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« Reply #4180 on: Feb 23rd, 2015, 1:04pm »

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The price of Apple Stock. In three years I've doubled my money! shocked

Maybe you should sell it?
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« Reply #4181 on: Feb 23rd, 2015, 1:08pm »

on Feb 23rd, 2015, 1:04pm, Dust wrote:
Maybe you should sell it?


My person is my investment guy, he didn't suggest it.

Would you? Maybe half….
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« Reply #4182 on: Feb 23rd, 2015, 1:37pm »

on Feb 23rd, 2015, 1:08pm, Lily wrote:
My person is my investment guy, he didn't suggest it.

Would you? Maybe half….

"Buy Low and Sell High" is the oldest rule of investing. Human nature causes people to do just the opposite... emotionally, we want to keep investments that are doing well and get rid of the ones that aren't. A few years ago Apple stock declined 50% in six months. (Any stock can do that, or worse.) As long as you're comfortable with that possibility--and you don't need the money--I have no recommendation one way or the other.

My company is focused on long-term investing, and we work mainly with mutual funds. Mutual funds are relatively boring--the tortoise as opposed to the hare--whereas investing in individual stocks is more exciting. I typically steer people away from stock-picking with money they can't afford to lose.

All that said, take your person's advice. smiley
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« Reply #4183 on: Feb 23rd, 2015, 4:39pm »

on Feb 23rd, 2015, 1:37pm, Dust wrote:
"Buy Low and Sell High" is the oldest rule of investing. Human nature causes people to do just the opposite... emotionally, we want to keep investments that are doing well and get rid of the ones that aren't. A few years ago Apple stock declined 50% in six months. (Any stock can do that, or worse.) As long as you're comfortable with that possibility--and you don't need the money--I have no recommendation one way or the other.

My company is focused on long-term investing, and we work mainly with mutual funds. Mutual funds are relatively boring--the tortoise as opposed to the hare--whereas investing in individual stocks is more exciting. I typically steer people away from stock-picking with money they can't afford to lose.

All that said, take your person's advice. smiley


Thanks Dusty.

I'm terrified of investing. I have money in the bank making less that 1% but I'm scared to put it anywhere because I don't understand the concept of Mutual Funds etc., and feel that once it goes in there it's gone and not accessible to be, ever. So it feels like my savings are no more.

I really should get over that, I've probably lost a lot of money over the last few years.
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« Reply #4184 on: Feb 24th, 2015, 08:37am »

on Feb 23rd, 2015, 4:39pm, Lily wrote:
Thanks Dusty.

I'm terrified of investing. I have money in the bank making less that 1% but I'm scared to put it anywhere because I don't understand the concept of Mutual Funds etc., and feel that once it goes in there it's gone and not accessible to be, ever. So it feels like my savings are no more.

I really should get over that, I've probably lost a lot of money over the last few years.

The concept behind mutual funds is a piece of cake.

Let's say you can buy the stock of Microsoft. The value of your investment goes up or down depending on how well the company does. If it goes bankrupt, your money goes down the tubes.

Instead, you put your money in a mutual fund along with thousands of other people. The fund invests some of that money in Microsoft, some in Home Depot, some in Pfizer, and some in a hundred other companies. Now if Microsoft goes under, it has a very slight effect on your investment. If you put all your eggs in one basket and then drop the basket, you're screwed. If you put them in a hundred different baskets, you're much better protected.

Some mutual funds invest in stocks of small companies, some in health-care companies, or government bonds, or real estate, etc. Anything you can invest in, there is a mutual fund to diversify your risk.

And that's the Dusty Investment Corner for today. smiley

Oh, money in the bank? If you don't expect to need some of that money for 3-5 years or more, that's too risky for me. It's not nearly keeping up with the rate of inflation. The bank gives you two guarantees: 1) You won't lose a penny when the stock market goes down, and 2) Year after year, your money is losing its value.
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