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Author: jackcrow Big gold star, 5000 posts Feste Award Nominee! Old School Fool CAPS All Star Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 27416  
Subject: Re: Newbie question about online brokers Date: 4/21/2013 8:47 PM
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Charlie,

you're exaggerating the differences between vetting bonds and vetting stocks.

I'm not talking about the vetting process, that is a quibble, I'm talking about finding that particular object/vehicle to purchase. Not all bonds are equal, not all bonds are equally priced where there are relatively few A a B class share companies to worry about. Which DTE shares do I buy? The only ones that are traded and they are all the same. OK so the company is vetted, it can pay its dividends, it can pay its debts. Which DTE issue do I buy?

You are right slap on the time constraints and I'm fishing my favorite lures in my favorite holes. Risk is risk, and it pays the same no matter the asset-class. We have never agreed here. Some of its semantics and some of it is the lenses we use to view markets. I find no truth in high risk = high reward equally I find no truth in low risk = low reward. As such I see no point in chasing either of these falsehoods.

jack
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