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Subject:  Re: Buying stocks and Patriotism Date:  9/18/2001  11:47 AM
Author:  eboller Number:  764 of 3923

Part of me agree with you, part of me doesn't. We all know the 1st part. Here is the simple other part.

Specail time needs special measures. I believe this is the special time. If you say that before last Tuesday, I'd agree with you totally. The main purpose of a government is to maintain a stable condition at the time like this. We're the world leader in many way. All eyes are on us. Now, they are watchng our market closely. If we were panic and had very serious selloff, there is nothing coming out of it at all and the world would suffer more. Yes, let the market determine its way -- I'd totally agree to that if this incident did not happen. However, it did! :-( The world is united to try stablizing as much as possible. All the world leaders are feeling the same way as we do.

One has to be in it to feel the real pain. We're in it. We don't need anything more than stable conditions at this time. We should try to comfort each other. The government is doing its part for this special time. We can do our part by doing good job at our position, helping others....

Buy, buy at the dip. :-)

If others don't support why should I be left holding the bag just because I feel it is the right thing to do. I'd rather sell then give me money to a cause--rather than lose it to some other trader outright. The point is...regardless of anyone's good intentions the market will go to where it seeks equilibrium in a fair price. The fair price of airline stocks are much lower. Unfortunately, this is the case--to hold an airline stock to me just wouldn't be a good idea even after it has lost 40% of its value. Shorting it may not be a nice thing to do--but it will still find the same equilibrium point imo--just maybe a little faster.

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