Best and worst investments of 2013

These are the biggest winners and losers across 10 investment classes.

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Dec 14, 2013 12:52AM
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Worst, watching our money turn into toilet paper because of the Federal Reserves incompetence.

Best, Being able to still cash out while you can. Then use savings money before it becomes Toilet Paper
Dec 24, 2013 1:48PM
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Worst Investment - Voting in a Democrat
Marginal Investment  - Voting in a Republican
Best Investment - Never trusting a Politician 

Dec 24, 2013 8:22AM
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Freddie and Fannie may be paying their bailout money back but the belief the TARP money was paid back out of bank profits is an illusion. Do a search real bailout cost 7.7 trillion. Besides TARP the banks were allowed to borrow unlimited money at nearly zero interest to encourage them to resume lending. Instead they borrowed some 7 trillion from the central banks and used most to buy up treasuries paying 3.7% interest. In other words they used the free money we lent them and loaned it back to us meaning they paid back TARP with our money.
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We no longer have free market capitalism and we no longer have a democracy!

 

We have Crony capitalism!

Koch brothers vision for America!


Wall Street Banksters in Charge of our Economy!
Wall Street Gamblers deregulated government!
Wall Street & Banks= "financial weapons of mass destruction"
Get Wall Street out of Washington!

Dec 14, 2013 10:25AM
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The number one "Best US large cap stock" is a "gubmnt" owned (and manipulated by the Fed) - Fannie Mae?  And yet there are still some speculators who do not realize they are being played like the tools they are. 
Dec 16, 2013 8:25AM
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in case some of you have not read  all articles.  the billionaires and millionaires  have boosted  openly  on how much money they have made off the  feds.  and yet we  keep putting  money  into  401k  and  make them richer  and  richer like having kids quit feeding them  and they quit  growing (sarcasm)
Dec 14, 2013 8:13AM
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Here's a Wall Street story for us... future financiers...

"While college freshman Mike Deng lay brain dead after a hazing ritual gone wrong last weekend, his Pi Delta Psi "big brother" made a call from the hospital — telling others to get rid of anything that would identify them as fraternity members, court documents allege. The apparent coverup attempt was detailed in a search warrant affidavit filed by police, who ultimately seized a heap of frat regalia, along with suspected marijuana, hallucinogenic mushrooms and paddles, from a house in the Poconos rented by the New York City students. That's where, they say, Deng was repeatedly tackled running a gauntlet blindfolded and carrying a sand-filled backpack in the freezing dark during a fraternity gathering. The papers say that the three Baruch College students who finally took Deng, 19, to the hospital early Sunday — more than an hour after he was knocked unconscious — initially claimed the finance major was wrestling in the snow, fell backward and hit his head."


This is like... Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan Chase-level future character and ethics behavior.

Dec 29, 2013 4:17PM
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I GOT NEWS FOR YOU!!!!!   INVESTING IN AMERICA WITH IT'S CURRENT LEADERSHIP ONLY PROVES HOW GULLIBLE, AND EASILY YOU ARE GOING TO BLEND IN AT THE SOUP LINES!!!

AND YOU KNOW IT IS INEVITABLE!!!!!

Dec 29, 2013 4:18PM
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NOW THAT OBAMA HAS PROVEN HIMSELF TO BE A LIAR SINCE WAY BACK WHEN!!!

I FEAR THAT THE REAL DANGER IS NEVER FINDING OUT HOW MANY LIES HE HAS REALLY TOLD!!!!!!!!!


 "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, 'the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."
   ~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006


"PERIOD"
Dec 24, 2013 12:36PM
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funny how the Chinese don't even want Monsanto seeds
Dec 29, 2013 9:15PM
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If you like you doctor....mmm, mmm, mmm!
Dec 29, 2013 8:18PM
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"Nine of every 10 stocks in the S&P 500 Index () are set to end the year in positive territory." 


Brad MacMillan, Chief Investment Officer for Commonwealth Financial: "... once you get disconnect from the fundamentals, you can drift as high as you want."


Dec 24, 2013 10:44AM
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Stock market doesn't know whether to Sheist or go blind.  Fed is even worse.  Gold is headed back to 900 bucks.  This will land with a THUD next year and will continue to go down unless and until we get control of our spending and make it a constitutional amendment to BALANCE THE DAMN BUDGET.
Jan 1, 2014 10:48AM
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Well little fellows it was a great year in the market for me. I have made money hand over fist, and as a charitable gesture on my part, I have provided instructions on how to be come rich from the market's bottom some long 5-years ago! Isn't it funny how time goes by, and here you clowns are today broke!

I warned you to stay out of Gold when Bill do Flake was pumping away at promoting the yellow stuff. My advice today is if you want some, buy jewelry. I even told you what my basic approach to investing was. I have my money with carefully chosen professional money managers. They have performed superbly on my behalf.  

I did make one major investment when I bought 10,000 shares of bank stocks. I told you about this purchase when I made it and my reasoning - a strong economy requires a strong financial system. I bought equal dollar amounts of the following:

JPM
BAC
WFC
C or Citi
USB

I made a ton of money! It was like shooting fish in a barrel - yuk yuk! I'm actually thinking about selling some other investments and adding to my bank positions!

There are a couple of exceptions and these are the people who heeded my profound advice garnered over years of study and research. For the rest of you all I can say to each of your personally, "Does the monkey want a nice banana?"

Har har har!
Dec 29, 2013 10:25AM
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Year 2013:


Proved to be the year those in the know, knew how to make money the old fashion way..

Take from the poor and give to the rich.


Wait I said that wrong, But that's what happened. The Rich got richer and the Poor got poorer..


Now you explain it to me.. "No one" and I say "No one" ever expected the Dow to ever reach the heights it has for 2013..


How did it happen?

Did we get fleeced when we bailed out Wall Street?

Who did go to jail for illegal lending practices?

How could a Democratic President allow a Republican controlled Wall Street to control the Bond Market?

How long will China allow the U.S. to continue to borrow money from them?

How high will the U.S. Deficit climb?

When will our Government stop giving out Unemployment Checks to those out of work for over a year and a half?

How much more can we reduce our workforce and continue a growth in productivity?

How long can a company keep buying back its own stock?

When will the Market Drop substantially and by how much?


These are just of few Questions I have for the upcoming year..

But by God,, What a Ride 2013 was....

 



Dec 24, 2013 11:43AM
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So what should a person do with her 401k?
Dec 24, 2013 11:43AM
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Worst, lost my shirt on life size maps investment.  I thought it would really take off...

 

Best, made a little money on Yahoo stock.

Dec 29, 2013 4:33PM
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So, you lost money in gold, but could have made big bucks in solar. Bad year to be a bagger.
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