View Poll Results: How do you invest?

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  • Stocks, ETF's, Index Funds, Mutual Funds

    16 64.00%
  • 401k, IRA, Pension, etc

    13 52.00%
  • Annuties and other fixed income investments

    3 12.00%
  • Bonds, Notes

    10 40.00%
  • Options, Futures

    3 12.00%
  • CD's

    5 20.00%
  • Savings account and Money Market

    11 44.00%
  • Forex

    4 16.00%
  • Gold, Real Estate

    9 36.00%
  • Other

    7 28.00%
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Thread: How do you invest?

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    Re: How do you invest?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    They went down yesterday
    No, not really. After his gutty performance they went up a little.

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    Re: How do you invest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    No, not really. After his gutty performance they went up a little.
    Depends on what brand do you have, what's the rating of the card is, etc.

    What do you have?
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    Re: How do you invest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Depends on what brand do you have, what's the rating of the card is, etc.

    What do you have?
    I have all his rookie cards. Several of each. Some rated 10, some unrated.

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    Re: How do you invest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    I have all his rookie cards. Several of each. Some rated 10, some unrated.
    Even some of the really obscure brands?
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    Re: How do you invest?

    I would point out that your investment universe is not mutually exclusive, doesn't cover all possible investment and mixes account types with investment vehicles. For example, you could invest in stocks through a mutual fund in your 401k. But I know I'm being a little harsh and I get the spirit of the question.

    I happen to invest professionally as a career. I invest in nonpublic equity and debt instruments, and my objective is to create a diversified portfolio that outperforms its public comparables after fees in the long run. But I sense that that is not really answering your question either.

    I invest my personal money in a lot of things, through a lot of accounts, taxable and tax sheltered. Since I'm relatively young, I'm mostly allocated to stocks, particularly emerging markets, in tax sheltered retirement accounts. I think that's a great way to make money over the course of a ~40 year investment horizon.
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    Re: How do you invest?

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    I dont I live paycheck to paycheck.
    Eat one less meal out and put that money in the bank, then roll it over into a CD once you have a few hundred bucks. You don't have to be wealthy to invest.

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    Re: How do you invest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Even some of the really obscure brands?
    I actually bought some Michael Vick autographed stuff when he was in prison in anticipation of an NFL return, and since it's panned out his stuff has been selling for a lot more, like 5-6x what I paid, but I have it hanging in my office and I don't really want to sell it. I'm a big VT fan.
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    Re: How do you invest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Eat one less meal out and put that money in the bank, then roll it over into a CD once you have a few hundred bucks. You don't have to be wealthy to invest.
    Excellent point. Assuming you're young, you have the power of compounding on your side. And if your company offers any 401k matching, it's insane not to take advantage of that. Cut whatever you have to from your budget to get it.
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    Re: How do you invest?

    Quote Originally Posted by gopman View Post
    I actually bought some Michael Vick autographed stuff when he was in prison in anticipation of an NFL return, and since it's panned out his stuff has been selling for a lot more, like 5-6x what I paid, but I have it hanging in my office and I don't really want to sell it. I'm a big VT fan.
    I've got a decent collection of Walter Payton signed memorabilia, myself. For me, it's priceless.
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    Re: How do you invest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    401K, Stocks, Money market fund, CDs, real estate, savings account, silver, pension fund, Brett Favre Rookie cards.
    Didn't even think about that, I have a bunch of baseball cards.
    My prize possession with those is an autographed Catfish Hunter card.

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    I dont I live paycheck to paycheck.
    One of the best ways to get started is to get the money out of your hands before you can spend it, a possible ways to start would be using an online bank and have it draft a small amount out of your bank account every pay day.

    It can force you to live on less.

    Quote Originally Posted by gopman View Post
    I would point out that your investment universe is not mutually exclusive, doesn't cover all possible investment and mixes account types with investment vehicles. For example, you could invest in stocks through a mutual fund in your 401k. But I know I'm being a little harsh and I get the spirit of the question.
    I know I know, some people put money into their 401k and let the plan manager disperse the funds.
    Other people more actively manage their funds and buy mutual funds and stocks outside of their 401k.

    Too many things, not enough poll questions.
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