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Posted: March 16, 2017, 1:53 PM Post
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superfly said:
GOOS opened in the $18s, now down to $16.40.


Im thinking a lot of mistakes like I made on Canadian $17 vs 12.78 US
I clearly am not in this with the first trade pop. Beyond what I look for.

Kinda lame, the "Public" offering opened at 18 and today closed just over 16. Now the stock board says up 25% but truthfully its down like 11% ahh, to be rich and buy the true IPO stock offering last night. Would been 40+% gain selling the open

MuleSoft priced at $17 from the initial 12-14. And opened for public trading at 24.40. Yep Another one bites the dust for the public. Rich? Another 45% take overnight.

I just don't get it on how people buy in at such an initial jump. It's at 25.16 now and that's 3.5% from Open. To get 33% it would have to reach $32.45 Over twice the Initial IPO price offering. Near twice the actual Priced at. Sigh.


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Posted: March 20, 2017, 8:43 PM Post
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Not really an investment question but a "money" question. I've some paper and coin currency that my step brother gave me years ago from his travels in the Navy in the 90's from various countries like the Philippines, Oman, and Saudi Arabia. I just want to get rid of it. I would guess some of it isn't even the current currency of some of these countries. Does anyone know where I could even find out if it's worth anything?


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Posted: March 20, 2017, 9:05 PM Post
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Sounds pretty cool actually, you don't want to save them?


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Posted: March 20, 2017, 9:40 PM Post
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FVBrewerFan said:
Sounds pretty cool actually, you don't want to save them?


Famous last words of a reason to hoard. Lol


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Posted: March 21, 2017, 8:03 AM Post
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FVBrewerFan said:
Sounds pretty cool actually, you don't want to save them?


I've had them for almost 20 years and I've looked at them twice - when I got them and just now when I found them cleaning. I really don't have any interest in keeping them and since my wife and I moved in together I've been trying to get rid of as much of my needless stuff as I can. I guess if they are totally worthless I might make some sort of display but right now it's just clutter.


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Posted: March 21, 2017, 8:31 AM Post
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I would think one of those currency conversion places could help. If it is out of date, I'd try my luck at a coin shop. I can't imagine it would be worth a ton, but would be rid of it. I brought money back from UAE when I deployed, thought it would be cool. It wasn't.


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Posted: March 21, 2017, 10:45 AM Post
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For the most part, its likely not worth much. And some places likely will reauire you to have more before even doing a transaction. I ran in to that problem Given 20 British Pounds as a tip one day. (1.94) per back then. Lost a lot of value today. I went to a couple banks to exchange it and was told they only change the currency with 50pounds or more. Now this is a popular currency. I cant imagine what amount you need with such an irregular currency.
My dad has currency from serving in Vietnam I looked for recently. You can find more info online and try to match with images to find what the currency even is.
Id probably check in with a bank, let them lead you to possible place to exchange the currency. Maybe theres a museum somewhere that would take it for display.


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Posted: March 21, 2017, 11:01 AM Post
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For the most part paper money is going to be worth very little. The coins on the other hand can be more valuable depending on how rare they are. You might want to just keep the coins as they could become more valuable as they age.


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Posted: March 21, 2017, 6:20 PM Post
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My wife and I are both public employees in WI, so all of our investments are either in WRS or our Roth 403(b)s that we set up. I am somewhat interested in investing some money that we can liquidate fairly easily. I was looking into mutual funds, but the minimum amount to buy into a fund is more than I am willing to put in, but I came across ETFs. What are people's thoughts on ETFs? I found two that are indexed; one is indexed to the S&P the other a total stock index. They appear to be very similar to an index fund but without minimums other than the cost for a "share."


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Posted: March 21, 2017, 6:43 PM Post
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NeedMoreFans said:
My wife and I are both public employees in WI, so all of our investments are either in WRS or our Roth 403(b)s that we set up. I am somewhat interested in investing some money that we can liquidate fairly easily. I was looking into mutual funds, but the minimum amount to buy into a fund is more than I am willing to put in, but I came across ETFs. What are people's thoughts on ETFs? I found two that are indexed; one is indexed to the S&P the other a total stock index. They appear to be very similar to an index fund but without minimums other than the cost for a "share."


ETF's are better than mutual funds. Here is a good article on ETF vs Mutual Funds. https://www.forbes.com/sites/feeonlypla ... 42a5ac18ac

SPDR "spider" ETF's are also a good investment.


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Posted: March 22, 2017, 1:24 PM Post

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I'll second ETFs, while noting that I would, generally speaking, set them and forget them. The fact they are easy to buy and sell can be enticing to try and time the market... Don't do that!

I have my ETFs at Vanguard, which didn't have any minimums and allows you to buy/sell their ETFs for free (or so has been my experience). There may be fees if you cross a certain number of transactions, but I haven't been charged any transaction fees yet. I'm guessing Schwab/Fidelity/etc have similar setups.


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Posted: March 22, 2017, 1:32 PM Post
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bball123h said:
I'll second ETFs, while noting that I would, generally speaking, set them and forget them. The fact they are easy to buy and sell can be enticing to try and time the market... Don't do that!


Why not? I do it all the time, in fact I just scaled back earlier this month. I get most people aren't comfortable with that. But after a big correction, you better believe I'll be buying, and when we have a long run up, I'm moving a chunk out of the market.


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Posted: March 22, 2017, 1:40 PM Post

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If you're constantly watching the market, reading up, etc., then I understand. If you're not someone who really has time to devote to it, I wouldn't mess around with that.

I just constantly contribute right now. And yes, it is nice to buy at the bottom, but what is the bottom? Where is the top? Is this a one day move, or a signal of a longer-term trend? All difficult answers for a passive investor.


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Posted: March 22, 2017, 1:51 PM Post
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Yea, I'm not as engaged as I used to be. And would never pretend to know the exact top or bottom, even if I did follow the markets very closely. But even a passive investor could see this huge run-up and make an educated guess there will be a pull-back. I never go "all in" or "all out" But I have found this has worked for me over many years. I've done that with individual stocks as well, although these days I only have a few left and I pretty much do just leave those alone since they are not in a tax-advantaged plan.


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Posted: March 25, 2017, 7:59 AM Post
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https://www.google.com/amp/mashable.com ... lainer.amp

Im very intrigued with Ethereum. I have a couple developers that work for me and they brought it up in conversation a few months ago. I bought a bunch of shares last month at $11, now sits over $48.

It's the future and some big organizations have been backing it including some Fortune 500 banks


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Posted: March 29, 2017, 11:38 AM Post
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My two best investments have been Anacott Steel and Farrow Tech.


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Posted: May 22, 2017, 3:42 PM Post
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crickets said:
https://www.google.com/amp/mashable.com/2017/03/24/ethereum-bitcoin-explainer.amp

Im very intrigued with Ethereum. I have a couple developers that work for me and they brought it up in conversation a few months ago. I bought a bunch of shares last month at $11, now sits over $48.

It's the future and some big organizations have been backing it including some Fortune 500 banks


Wow, price over $170 today

Looks like car manufacturers are exploring using the technology for driverless cars


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Posted: June 19, 2017, 12:03 PM Post
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I now own 6.8% of a bitcoin!


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Posted: June 19, 2017, 1:56 PM Post
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I now own 6.8% of a bitcoin!


Is that a good thing? Seems to fluctuate a lot.


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One word: BITCOIN


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