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Author: ephillipsme Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 264935  
Subject: Sitting on the sidelines for the fiscal cliff Date: 10/10/2012 11:45 AM
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I am a regular investor, I am always looking at stocks and usually make 3-4 purchases a year based on my research. I am in no rush and usually make a purchase when i find a good value stock at a reasonable price. I am currently tracking a couple and was thinking even though there appears to be a good opportunity I may wait a while until the coming fiscal cliff gets settled. This appears to be a fairly big unknown then can swing us back into a recession if not handled correctly, Am i wrong to hold on a opportunity now knowing a fairly important event is about to occur, are others in a similar situation, just wondering how this is effecting decisions,


As a side note I am not altering the amount I put away into 401k, Roth IRA, and savings, as regular investment and dollar cost average makes sense even in the face of this possible change.
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Subject: Re: Sitting on the sidelines for the fiscal clif Date: 10/10/2012 2:57 PM
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These are uncertain times, and not even the experts know what Congress is likely to do or even who will be in control.

It is certainly OK to follow your instincts. If you are right, you will make money; if you are wrong, you could have to take risks to catch up. But that is the nature of investing.

Good hunting.

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Author: ephillipsme Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 259467 of 264935
Subject: Re: Sitting on the sidelines for the fiscal clif Date: 10/10/2012 6:57 PM
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Thanks, I guess I still am not sure whether to wait, but if there is a good opportunity today it won't hurt with hen watching it a little longer

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Subject: Re: Sitting on the sidelines for the fiscal clif Date: 10/21/2012 4:45 AM
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I am a regular investor, I am always looking at stocks and usually make 3-4 purchases a year based on my research. I am in no rush and usually make a purchase when i find a good value stock at a reasonable price. I am currently tracking a couple and was thinking even though there appears to be a good opportunity I may wait a while until the coming fiscal cliff gets settled. This appears to be a fairly big unknown then can swing us back into a recession if not handled correctly, Am i wrong to hold on a opportunity now knowing a fairly important event is about to occur, are others in a similar situation, just wondering how this is effecting decisions,


As a side note I am not altering the amount I put away into 401k, Roth IRA, and savings, as regular investment and dollar cost average makes sense even in the face of this possible change.
- ephillipsme | Date: 10/10/2012 11:45:24 AM | Number: 259517

The Fiscal Cliff is a NON-event. Just like the stupid irrational fears and concerns over the mythical Y2K or the year 2000. The year 2000 came and went, NOTHING Happened except that over-priced, over-hyped dot.Bomb stocks with companies with little or no earnings or EBITDA behind them to support astronomical prices and valuations CRASHED Big Time.

Remember that was the year when the Point-of-Sale(POS) Internet company -- AOL, with terrible service, terrible real content, but lots of lemming users cashed in on TMF-over-hyped valuation to use shares to buy the real company with actual valuable assets and actual valuable substance to it Time Warner.

Flash forward a few years, AOL-Time Warner, spit-out the toxic asset AOL to public shareholders. The GARBAGE part of AOL-Time Warner now trades again as AOL at a more reasonable, but still too high valuation. AOL by itself is worth at most 4 X EBITDA. More likely worth 2.5 X EBITDA.

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