4 investments you need to avoid

Steer clear of stocks and sectors that too many people love, as well as these 3 other types of investments.

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Oct 3, 2013 7:40PM
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The trend is your friend - until the bend in the end.
Oct 4, 2013 12:21PM
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Tesla is trading at 20X the industry average P/E. I love the company and Elon Musk but that's just lunacy.

Oct 3, 2013 10:16PM
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With gold you can do one of two things, bury or wear. and honestly... wearing gold gets tacky past a certain point.

 

Gold is a commodity, like corn. It is important, but you can't live of it alone.

Oct 3, 2013 10:38PM
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Does MSN submit James Glassman to mandatory drug and alcohol testing on a monthly basis?  Well MSN?  We're waiting.

 

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Translate Kimosabi:  "Wrong analyst."

 

 

 

Oct 3, 2013 9:49PM
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i try to avoid investments pushed by writers who are not trained investment advisors.

 

knowing gold, and being short the metal and the miners the past two years, has been a low risk and extremely profitable position.  you just sat there collecting money month after month after month .... and that buys a lot more of the jewelry you like instead of just disregarding an asset class "just because" .... 

 

be safe out there and get ready to bend unless you are nimble  ....

Oct 5, 2013 9:39AM
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Someone at MSN screwed up.  That advice is pretty good.
Oct 21, 2013 1:29PM
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The only investment that always pays off is investment in yourself.
Oct 4, 2013 6:11AM
Oct 4, 2013 2:38PM
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They plan to borrow another trillion dollar again. They will raised tax on the hard working people again. This is the only thing that these crook can think off. The people that benefit from all of these welfare money are politician, goverment workers, invester, ceo, corporation. This kind of problem will go on forever, furlough, default, etc. This is the strategy that they used every year.

 

Oct 21, 2013 12:51PM
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Do NOT trust P/E as an exclusive measure of valuation, as the writer of this article does. Rather, consider the stock's P/E in comparison with its historical P/E and compared with the P/Es of stocks that are in the same sector. P/E by itself is not a reliable measure of value.
Oct 13, 2013 2:03PM
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Better to stick with Mutual fund unless you are a savvy investor pick those with 5 to 10 year positive income....Then hang with them until you either need the money or get better with your picks. Buy no-load funds and reinvest earnings.  
Oct 21, 2013 2:03PM
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Last week, I was talking to my broker about were to move money to get a better return than the CD's. He refused to purchase any stocks or ETF's as he indicated that the market was about the come apart and the economy be crushed. This is secondary to Obamacare, excessive spending, huge deficits and borrowing, excess regulation and the fact that this president desires a socialist utopia here. I found it interesting that a professional was willing to forgo a commission (large) and definitely believe he had a point about the future. I wonder what is more valuable, a penny (with a small amount of copper) or a dollar that is nothing but paper.

Oct 21, 2013 3:03PM
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If you lived long enough you would remember when the first computer came to be, when 8 tracks were something special over old classic records. Then came cassettes , then cd's then in a blink of an eye. i pods...i tunes...i radio....pandora.... holy smoke smart phones....it's insane.... communication has changed forever, its revolutionary, the future is bright and technology is on fire... life changing........forever... 

i remember when the microwave was the greatest new thing.....all this in 40 years...

think about it....at this rate technology is a great investment .. get on the train or get left behind...
technology effects all sectors... name it, its part of it in some way....
   
Oct 21, 2013 1:49PM
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Does anyone here believe that Coca-Cola stock won't be worth 4 times more in 2033 than today, with a dividend that will be roughly 4 times more per adjusted share than it is today?

 

No one should day trade KO stock. It's one for the long haul, and the P/E is below 20. Long KO, and buying more. Sheesh.

Oct 13, 2013 9:19AM
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Nothing that the Wall Streeters are selling, no real estate, no TBs, keep yourself mobile debt free and hard(gold, silver and lead). And you should be ok.
Oct 21, 2013 1:12PM
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Many that commented have forgotten about the "miracle of compound interest".  If all you have his cash, you can't beat inflation
Oct 4, 2013 12:54PM
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in the future,  bottled water,  gallon cans of gasoline and diesel,  cases of spam and and other can food,  will bring a hansom profit if you are willing to sell it.   katrina proved this to be true.   i would not price gouge anyone but there is nothing wrong with making a hansom profit from those who are ready willing and able to pay.
Oct 4, 2013 2:24PM
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Digital ladies, digital gentlemen, and the' freaky egghead alien' over in the corner:

 

John Boehner is quoting me> he said, "This isn't a damn game"- I said that to retog yesterday (except for the cursing) I feel so honored that MY words are reaching the presidents ears ;-)

Oct 14, 2013 1:05AM
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I used to think this source was a good one for advice...until this worthless, shortsighted article.  I own Tesla and it out preforms my other stocks by about 300% so I say invest in Tesla---and watch how it does like you would your other stocks.  Tesla is just starting to make believers of the "good ol' boy investors" who are afraid of new technology being part of their old, tried-n-true stocks!  
Oct 13, 2013 12:23PM
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