Author Topic: Reason to worry? (Or at least dramatically lower future investment return exp?)  (Read 2281 times)


surfhb

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Can't worry about things you can't control.   Bozos like this have been predicting crashes and peaks for years....I don't care if he is a Nobel prize recipient. :)    Keep saving and investing.....if you lose it all in the impeding doom of a total economic implosion...at least you tried right?!  :).

Stockpile some booze and ammo just in case though :)
« Last Edit: July 02, 2014, 03:29:15 AM by surfhb »

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I don't worry either, I focus on passive income instead of wealth and that is much less volatile.

And I echo surfhb that over my life I have seen so many "this is the top" and "this is the bottom" that I mostly ignore it and keep on buying income producing assets.

And if it's the end, I've got plenty booze but no ammo. Anyway not sure I could shoot straight after all the booze.

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There's two ways for price-to-earnings ratios to come back down. The price could come down (bad for the investor), or earnings could go up (good for the investor), and I don't see any particular reason to predict one or the other.

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I guess this might fit in here, rather than starting another thread:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jessecolombo/2014/07/01/these-23-charts-prove-that-stocks-are-heading-for-a-devastating-crash/

Makes some compelling points, but not enough for me to change anything. (and how should I change? Stop investing for 1, 4, 7 years? Only buy foreign stock? Which ones? ..)
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There's two ways for price-to-earnings ratios to come back down. The price could come down (bad for the investor), or earnings could go up (good for the investor), and I don't see any particular reason to predict one or the other.

Right.  Even more to the point:  P/E goes up because there is a general expectation that earnings will rise.