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by Lemur
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2246
Views: 421514

Re: Investments Trade Log

Intel down 15% this morning. They basically declared they lost the chip war. In doing so, that is partially one of the reasons AMD shot up 10% today. If AMD stays above $65 today, then my shares get called away because I had some covered calls on them. My cost basis on AMD is $51 per share. I'll ne...
by Lemur
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 411
Views: 97120

Re: Lemur Journal!

July 31, 2020 Investments: Invested - $231,836.52 (+$16,927.41) Spouse Note - $50,000.00 Cash Savings - $12,00.00 (-$600.00) Net - $193,836.52 (+$16,327.41) My portfolio continues to grow like weed due to on-going market recovery as well as heavy gains from MSFT and SQ (unrealized) and AMD (realize...
by Lemur
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The ERE Wheaton Scale
Replies: 240
Views: 55918

Re: The ERE Wheaton Scale

@basuragomi A story about Paul Erdos! Apparently he was quite fond of stimulants lol After 1971 he also took stimulants, despite the concern of his friends, one of whom (Ron Graham) bet him $500 that he could not stop taking them for a month.[25] Erdős won the bet, but complained that during his abs...
by Lemur
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2246
Views: 421514

Re: Investments Trade Log

@Lucky C Maybe if I knew more about SARS viruses, I would have been more concerned in hindsight but I don't remember Ebola, Avian Bird Flu, or anything related in recent memory that would trigger a market meltdown. "Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful" is up to a lot...
by Lemur
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2246
Views: 421514

Re: Investments Trade Log

@MI In hindsight, I was 'right' making those CALLS. Its just literally happened right before COVID tanked the market...no one could have predicted that.... It is just my timing was the worst in the world. Cue the guy who buys the market at the top. I do however have great reasons to be long AMD. The...
by Lemur
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2246
Views: 421514

Re: Investments Trade Log

Bought back into AMD at $78 a share after missing out on gains from $65-$78. I realized I was missing out when I was thinking "maybe it will go back to $65...maybe it will go back to $70...maybe $75 - CUT!! Just need to get back in.

This party isn't over. FOMO is going to push this thing much higher.
by Lemur
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 411
Views: 97120

Re: Lemur Journal!

I found it! I had to really dig in the memory bank for this one lol

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trobriand_people

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by Lemur
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 411
Views: 97120

Re: Lemur Journal!

@Gilberto Motivational quotes: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/217513.Bill_Mollison I also watch some Youtube videos on this channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePermaculturGarden His common theme is that there will certainly be factors we can't control but one should learn to see these ...
by Lemur
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2246
Views: 421514

Re: Investments Trade Log

AMD up 10% after-market again on earnings. So much for me getting back in at $65 a share this Friday unless AMD takes a drastic fall somehow...like I was thinking...its hitting the FOMO. I did net a good profit having my shares called away but can't help but cringe as it goes up. That was another co...
by Lemur
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Really stupid 401k/IRA COVID question
Replies: 4
Views: 1973

Re: Really stupid 401k/IRA COVID question

I don't think there is a straight answer for this because this highly depends on your own risk tolerance and your overall strategy to investing. 1.) I would at minimum get the employer match but there is also the question of reducing your tax liability so there is incentives to max this out. 2.) May...
by Lemur
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 411
Views: 97120

Re: Lemur Journal!

@Saltefanden Thanks. Its funny this year because my garden overall hasn't done well...no zuchinni producing, tiny tomatoes, small garlic, small squash....my first round of planting just hasn't gone well and I'm basically in planting #2 in July. The only exception being this monster pumpkin vine. The...
by Lemur
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Assessing Federal agents deployed to Portland
Replies: 122
Views: 27198

Re: Assessing Federal agents deployed to Portland

@Hristo
Don't forget people who won't wear a mask. And people who say we have to wear a mask.
So what you meant was fascists and antifa? :lol:
by Lemur
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 411
Views: 97120

Re: Lemur Journal!

The foods I pickled turned out awesome. Very strong taste by themselves but found the cucumber pickles to be amazing on tuna sandwich with ground mustard. Also finally harvested our first pumpkin. :) My son is obsessed with this now. https://i.postimg.cc/597SKDdZ/1881-A8-B7-AB2-B-4222-B381-55-A262-D...
by Lemur
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Assessing Federal agents deployed to Portland
Replies: 122
Views: 27198

Re: Assessing Federal agents deployed to Portland

@Alphaville As a Marylander, Larry can afford to speak out against Trump because Maryland is basically moderate Democrat heavy and the Republicans we do have here are the 'rational Republican' types. Hogan has been brilliant as a Republican governor being constantly re-elected in a Democrat state be...
by Lemur
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2246
Views: 421514

Re: Investments Trade Log

Nice @giskard. Yes, I profited very well. Given the recent run-up on AMD I was very overweight on that stock in my portfolio. I had 300 shares called away. I still think that stock has much more room to run up in the short-term and is still a great long-term play; but I'm also fearing that it is hit...
by Lemur
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2246
Views: 421514

Re: Investments Trade Log

Intel down 15% this morning. They basically declared they lost the chip war. In doing so, that is partially one of the reasons AMD shot up 10% today. If AMD stays above $65 today, then my shares get called away because I had some covered calls on them. My cost basis on AMD is $51 per share. I'll net...
by Lemur
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: You need way less than the 4% rule
Replies: 19
Views: 3467

Re: You need way less than the 4% rule

@Adamski IOW what your'e referring to is sequence of returns risk. https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/sequence-risk.asp That concern can be mitigated in various ways. The FIRE blogs talk about using a 'bond-tent'. Or going heavy on cash before one 'retires'. And basically you live on that for the ...
by Lemur
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: What would you do if market prices were truly a random walk?
Replies: 12
Views: 1331

Re: What would you do if market prices were truly a random walk?

@Lucky C

If marked prices were truly random then I would basically either buy bonds or sell options. My thinking here is that 'FIRE' uses growth projections and if I'm ever going to reach 'my number' then I can't let my money be handled by randomness....so bonds and selling options OTM options it is.
by Lemur
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Assessing Federal agents deployed to Portland
Replies: 122
Views: 27198

Re: Assessing Federal agents deployed to Portland

@Jason The general populace is certainly stressed out. Student loan crisis, generational feelings about racism, COVID-19 job loss, division of media. A friend of mine told me recently he basically "doesn't know what to believe anymore." This general confusion is orchestrated to stop people gathering...
by Lemur
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Assessing Federal agents deployed to Portland
Replies: 122
Views: 27198

Re: Assessing Federal agents deployed to Portland

@Tyler Sending federal agents to protect the "crime infested cities caused" by the "radical left" ? I guess after more protests/crises are provoked, we will need these federal agents to help protect the polls come this November. Sounds like fascism 101 to me...I think the GOP wants this conflict for...