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Everything posted by GregFokker

  1. I've been thinking a lot about how much is riding on the economy at the moment. Not Wall Street, but Main Street. Yada yada no savings lots of debt no prospects nothing to lose. We armchair warriors are one thing, but we too have lots to lose from a breakdown in social order - not just people parking in front of hydrants, but a real failure of the social contract. Each of us here with our high speed internet, full slate of vaccinations, 3 squares a day and all that, are 1 percenters ourselves, even though we need to work for a living and have plenty to worry about. I'm all for picking
  2. Meanwhile, looks like China's finally learned its lesson and will hereinafter behave as a responsible citizen of the world, at long last cognizant of the grave risks to which its heretofore reckless behaviour exposed its brethren around the world. https://allaboutgeneva.com/2020/04/06/china-tourist-sites-packed-as-land-come-from-the-coronavirus-lock
  3. That move in oil launched the Cdn market into orbit for a few minutes there. Like an afterhours stop run..
  4. Nice one Jorma. This sheds light into one of the darker crannies of Stooldom. I've been wondering about these connections since I first started BBS'ing in the mid'80s, back when some of the most voluminous, well written content - really mind-blowing daily volumes of immaculately written and edited "academic"-class prose, was from far-(farrrrr)-right accounts.
  5. Except that it was predictable and predicted as a 100% certainty, only a matter of when. I read an excellent description, eerily accurate, written in 2008 by a Canuck, Andrew Nikiforuk: https://www.amazon.com/Pandemonium-Disease-Biological-Plagues-Century/dp/0670045195 I'm amazed that it really happened, just like the rest of us, because I'm so used to being all alone worrying about what could go wrong and then proven wrong in arrears. So this is taking me by surprise too. But it's no black swan, not really. I was talking to Doc the other day, and reflecting on how badly wrong I'v
  6. This whole market has been an option seller's dream. Huge IV to sell.
  7. That's good news. It will significantly decrease the length and extent of the covid-19 fallout. I think it's bullish on the whole. Far more than blindly ordering everyone back to work early to add fuel to a wave of infection.
  8. Biggest one day rally since 1933, they're saying.
  9. It's so beautiful. I could stare at it all day long. It's so ...yellow and soft and heavy and smooth. Gold fever is a real thing.
  10. Back in 2001 or 2002 when we all first met, I did great with gold and silver, then spent years losing out on other real assets (commodities). Energy stocks have been crushed, especially in Canada- presumably because ultra cheap money and capital had been fueling their rise. I'm still sitting on substantial losses, like most Canadians, and really don't know what to do here. It's easy to buy these stocks at these levels, which sets off a trader's alarm bell for me on its own..
  11. I can't even trade my own money without blowing it up. Yes to the Stool fund though- Doc, whaddya say?
  12. Looks like yesterday marked a relative low. My gut is uncanny, if only I could find a way to actually trust it enough to trade.
  13. This won't be helpful, but into my 5th decade, I've observed that I usually feel like this at significant market lows. The reverse at highs. Of course, I've been feeling like this for the past two weeks almost daily, but today is worse.
  14. It's disorientating to live through history.. just like in the early 2000s. Looks like the Stool is where we come during those special weeks when decades happen.
  15. Did they really misspell "its" in that tlaib document?
  16. He was actually trying to be bullish but just the same, their timing is uncanny.
  17. I don't watch it, but hear that they just trotted out a bear on Crapvision. If so, I'm guessing that we're nearing face-ripping rally time.
  18. Well, pardonnez moi là, but this is getting to be a bit much. The phrase "dover sole" has even begun to suggest itself to me.
  19. The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Stoolville nine that day: The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play, And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same, A pall-like silence fell upon the patrons of the game. A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The rest Clung to the hope which springs eternal in the human breast; They thought, "If only Casey could but get a whack at that— We'd put up even money now, with Casey at the bat." But Flynn preceded Casey, as did also Jimmy Blake, And the former was a hoodoo, while the latter was a c
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