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Discussion in 'Investment and Retirement Planning' started by chrisreedrules, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. killbilly

    killbilly Vocals, Lyrics, Triangle, Washboard, Kittens

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    Been considering some of this lately, as I have a considerable investment riding it out right now.

    There's gonna be a Black Swan or something - possibly this b.s. with Trump vs. The Fat Kid, or something else, but...yes...unfettered growth is unsustainable. I find these short, sharp drops followed by record highs to be irrational, but the only way I can explain that is to say my gut says that's irrational. There are clearly nuances that I don't get, which is why I pay people smarter than I am to handle this stuff for me.
     
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  2. A80TRACON

    A80TRACON Well-Known Member

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    I converted all of my money to North Korean Won
     
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  3. bucksmith

    bucksmith Did you lock the doors?

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    You guys seems reasonably smart. Can someone tell me in dummies terms what this bond bubble is and how it would affect my family if it bursts?
     
  4. gotWXdagain

    gotWXdagain Highly Visible Member

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    An asset is selling at a price higher than it's tangible value, and when the correction occurs you'll lose money. ;)
     
  5. wheelsup

    wheelsup Well-Known Member

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    Bond values go up during a bear market
     
  6. gotWXdagain

    gotWXdagain Highly Visible Member

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    But is it a bear market right now?
     
  7. wheelsup

    wheelsup Well-Known Member

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    Well you didn't really answer his question and weren't clear on your response. If a 'correction' happens bonds go up in value which is what confused me about your comment.
     
  8. gotWXdagain

    gotWXdagain Highly Visible Member

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    A correction can happen to the price of anything. Or are we meaning to apply it only to the stock market?
     
  9. wheelsup

    wheelsup Well-Known Member

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    I would just be more specific when responding to a question like you did, as the person asking doesn't appear to have much background knowledge. You don't want him assuming one thing or another. IMO.
     

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