Market Philosophy: What You Got?

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nepa nepa
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PeeTex wrote
What we need is a progressive republican and that will be hard to find.
I agree.  I don't think Bernie would get much done being labeled as a Democrat in the current landscape.  

If he wins the nomination, I think the Sanders strategists should position him more as an pro-gun, anti-corporate independent.  For me, a lot of his appeal comes from his anti-corporation and wealth inequity rhetoric.
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Liberals just be patient.  Eventually they win on every issue
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PeeTex wrote
I agree with about 80% of what he says. However he is not the guy to get the job done. You need someone from the right side of the aisle to effectively change things. The right will fight him tooth and nail and nothing will get done. We need a progressive republican and dare I say it - the Donald is the closest thing we got.
I have no idea what Trump brings to the table on economic issues because anything he would do from a CEO/economic perspective is overshadowed by the awful things he says and the way he goes about things. I shudder to think what might happen to this country from an international relationship perspective with such an arrogant and antagonistic schmuck in charge. Our best days as a country will truly be behind us and our position as a world leader will be in doubt if Trump was ever elected.

Bernie... I voted for Bernie when I lived in VT and I like Bernie. But I think he has too much rhetoric and I don't think he'd be willing to compromise and reach across the aisle. I like Bernie's politics the best but I don't think he stands a chance in the general election if he receives the nomination. Actually, considering how badly the Republican Party as a whole is conducting itself right now and how terrible its best candidates are... it should be a walk in the park for the Dem nomination yet I don't think we have a good candidate for the general election yet. Kinda a scary thought considering what the RP is putting up right now.

Any economic progress is only going to happen with bipartisan support and I don't know if the current political climate is ready for that... I think the base that is voting in the primary wants candidates on the extreme ends of the spectrum rather than those that can compromise.
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the party primary systems end up creating extreme nominated candidates that only appeal to each side.  The problem is that does not create a president that can actually create a consensus to govern after the fact.  Bernie and trump both would be a dumpster fire as Potus because of this.  A few of the Gop candidates are moderate but it will be hard for them to get nominated and I don't see anyone moderate in the Dems.

Back to the point if this thread if Bernie by some freak of nature got elected you can kiss your retirement account goodbye. The market would drop 5000 points overnight.  Hate to say it but Hill wouldn't hurt the market much.
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Harvey Harvey
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Coach Z wrote
Bernie and trump both would be a dumpster fire
ROFLMAO.  Have to add that one to my repertoire.
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nepa wrote
PeeTex wrote
What we need is a progressive republican and that will be hard to find.
I agree.  I don't think Bernie would get much done being labeled as a Democrat in the current landscape.  

If he wins the nomination, I think the Sanders strategists should position him more as an pro-gun, anti-corporate independent.  For me, a lot of his appeal comes from his anti-corporation and wealth inequity rhetoric.
You mean Bernie's a socialist?
nepa nepa
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I'm not exactly sure why...I feel like we're at the top...I can feel it in my bones...  unless, of course trump sends us to War, we're headed for a big correction (at least 10%... maybe 20).  Get out of the Casino now.
MC2 5678F589 MC2 5678F589
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nepa predicts!

I know enough to say I have no idea what the market is going to do. It does seem like after a 9 year bull market, there will be a correction at some point. On the other hand, an upper income tax cut will make the investor class very happy.

I started putting new money into a 50% stock/25% Cash/25% Bond mix instead of my usual 100% stock mix. If we do get a nice 20% correction, I'll switch it back to 100% stocks.
nepa nepa
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MC2 5678F589 wrote
nepa predicts!
You know me MC... I'm talking about a Trumpified Financial Armageddon.
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No question that when the market has run up, (and it's up for the last 8 years or more) it's vulnerable to fear.

I started to feel old last September and went from 95/5 to 70/30, with more than half of new contribs going to bonds.  Still I think most would consider 70/30 pretty heady for a guy who is 58+.

My gut tells me nepa is right, but somehow I can't bring myself to act on it.

Be interesting to see if a huge drop changes my contributions back to stocks. I wouldn't change existing.
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