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1 hour ago, XavierOnassis said:

I never mess with real estate, other than REITS. I have some TIAA Real Estate Fund investments that yieldfrom 3 to 11% annually. Mostly office buildings and shopping centers.TIAA-CREF Owns the Mall of the Americas, or at least a controlling share of it.

 

REITS - are actually one of the spots if you get into the right ones.

 

Good income.

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2 minutes ago, Skans said:

Everybody thinks that when they first jump in.  But, it's not like gambling.  Buy stock in good companies, and hold that stock (Warren Buffet's advice).  Good companies make money and grow earnings consistently and return some of that money to the investors.  Gold doesn't do that.  Bitcoin doesn't do that.  Gambling certainly doesn't do that, and cash does not do that either.  These good companies in the long run are actually very safe in a somewhat diversified portfolio of investments.

 

Hey, if an investment in AT&T goes down 15% and you hold it until it goes up again, you haven't lost anything.  In the mean time, your investment continues to pay you a 5.27% annual return!  If you spend $200 on a slot machine - that money is NEVER coming back to you, you can't wait it out, AND it doesn't pay you a thing for doing nothing.

I HATE casinos.They make me nervous. I do not find investing especially fun, It involves work. But it is usually less work for the money than any job I have had.

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4 minutes ago, XavierOnassis said:

I HATE casinos.They make me nervous. I do not find investing especially fun, It involves work. But it is usually less work for the money than any job I have had.

I can think of a lot better ways to blow my money then at a casino 

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8 minutes ago, XavierOnassis said:

I HATE casinos.They make me nervous. I do not find investing especially fun, It involves work. But it is usually less work for the money than any job I have had.

I hate casinos too; I just find them depressing...and boring.  Last time I was in a casino was in Moline Ill. I was there for the Rock Island Auction.  I'm watching people pump money into machines, betting chips on cards, roulette, and craps, not betting a dime myself.  I ate a chili dog at the cafe, and then went to work dragging my friends out of there.

 

I like investing and the analytics that goes along with it.  Now, I pretty much stick to the Buffett method of investing - buy good companies and hold them.  I will admit, during certain economic periods, I like to engage in a little day trading too.  Oh, I do use investment advisors too.

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I read a couple of biographies of Buffett. He is a nice man, and quite smart.

Casinos are filled with smokers, staring at slot machines like they were the Wizard of Oz.

They are not exciting, they are boring and attract boring people.

I hold neqartly every investment for at least 90 days. On very rare occasions,I have sold ETF's for a shorter period.

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Day trading is gambling,and I have never understood it or tried it. I know one guy who was a captain of small cruise ships that became a day trader and was apparently good at it. I shared an office with a Lebanese Business prof who lost tons of money at it. It is different from gambling, though, because when gambling, there no days when nearly ever bet is a winner.The NASDAQ has maybe 40 such days tops  each year.

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Just now, XavierOnassis said:

I read a couple of biographies of Buffett. He is a nice man, and quite smart.

Casinos are filled with smokers, staring at slot machines like they were the Wizard of Oz.

They are not exciting, they are boring and attract boring people.

I hold neqartly every investment for at least 90 days. On very rare occasions,I have sold ETF's for a shorter period.

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Day trading is gambling,and I have never understood it or tried it. I know one guy who was a captain of small cruise ships that became a day trader and was apparently good at it. I shared an office with a Lebanese Business prof who lost tons of money at it. It is different from gambling, though, because when gambling, there no days when nearly ever bet is a winner.The NASDAQ has maybe 40 such days tops  each year.

The last time i was at a casino was to see a music performance. Played one slot. Spent 10 bucks . Great night.

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I taught in Washington State for three years, which meant that I drove through Nevada. After hours of driving, I would go into some small casino town like Winemucca or Elko  and tell myself that I eat and play slots with $10 until either it was gone or I had over $20.It was about even. It was less boring than the highway.

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The casual casino gambling with $10 to spare some time is a way to go as far as the toxic Idea of getting jackpot which will fix one's life is out of the way one is safe and sound. Though there're some ways to make the chances of turning $10 into $20 is a bit higher. To start with- the BTC casinos are generally better and provide greater chance for some reason. Though the proportion of scammers is quite the same as with the casual old-school web-casinos. Just check the credits, reviews etc here beforehand https://www.bitcasinopay.com/

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I have some BTC, BCH, XRP, and LTC. Waiting for it to become the main currency.

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Well, in my opinion, cryptocurency has become one of the leading areas nowadays. There’re a lot of different companies dealing with cryptocurrency mining, indexing, and trading. InstaForex founded by Ильдар Шарипов (Ildar Sharipov) is one if such companies. Been working with them for quite a while, they've proved to be reliable partners. 

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