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Do I need to point out that I am not a financial adviser, registered stock analyst, or anything other than a guy playing with ideas for his own amusement?
Get your own data, do your own thinking, make your own decisions. I am not telling anybody to do anything with even a single penny of their assets. Happy Speculating!
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Change in Plans
Starting Sunday, Feb. 6, 2010, light-hearted stuff has been moved to a new blog. If you are meant to find it, you probably will. If you need directions, write me.
Meanwhile the heavy-hearted - and heavy-handed stuff stays here.
Rules of Engagement
Over at Angry Bear, Mike Kimel has posted a list of things to think about, if you want to be taken seriously. It might be worth your time to check it out. A few are specific to his situation, most are not.
Examples: #1 Don't cite authority as proof. #2 Get your data from a reputable source. #7 Do not argue by assertion. #15 Time moves in a single direction.