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I am experiencing just that.
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or you can buy ETF on margin.
Options on gold mining stocks seem to work, according to the last cycle, up to 1978 or so, after that, gold mining stock start to lag metal performance significantly. Also, you can still lose money on gold mining stocks in a secular bull market.
Although metal ETFs don't have options, some foreign and commodity ETFs do. EWJ (Nikkei), XLE, OIH, etc. If you just want to play with currency, then you can buy FXE, although there is no option available.
Margin rate is not cheap. How about CBOT mini-Gold (YG)?
Although metal ETFs don’t have options, some foreign and commodity ETFs do.
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Is JohnnySmoke a real human or a spambot? I don't know why I'm all PC and sh*t all of a sudden, but the "tailender" post at the end of the "Too Tired" thread seems offensive even by Patrick standards. Does JW's mean what I think?
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I have nothing against the owner of this house, don't know the person, and haven't seen the house. But this keeps getting more and more hilarious. ZipReality sends me automated emails about "new" listings that match my criterion, and this one turns up every now and then.
I lost track of all the MLS number this one has consumed. In couple of threads ago, I mentioned 3/4 previous MLS numbers for this. Every other week, this turns up as "Hot New Listing". Who are they trying to fool ? It hasn't sold for last 4 months.
Maybe the realtor has setup a cronjob that fires up and relist the house evey month ?
no wonder it is not moving, so damn out of whack pricing. 3192 sf yard, that is a townhome lot, I would rather get a townhome or condo than a "house" with no land, and yet it costs $880K.
If you don't mind the age and size of the house, you can find much larger lot and nicer location in Los Gatos, West San Jose, Cupertino with this kind of price tag. You can always do something on the house when you have cash saved up (or put in your sweat labor over the weekend), but lot size and location are something you won't be able to change regardless of how much HaHas you have.
Last few years has been very weird, in the earlier part of 90s, lot size was very important in the home valuation, it was still the case prior to 01. A house with a nice lot is worth more than a newer house on a tiny lot. Perhaps due to the influx of new immigrants, the emphasis has been shifting towards the age and size of the house lately, so you see plenty of McMansions with no character nor quality going up a steeper curve than smaller and older homes in a much nicer locataion with a much larger lot. I believe when as the bubble pops, things will return to normal.
A 12 pack at 9 am???
I know the feeling…I was at Chico U for a while…
But it’s 9 am!
But, then again…it IS Friday!"
Yes, I was only dreaming. I'm in Phoenix, not Cali anymore!
Yes, Chico is infamous for it's party scene. My cousing actually had to
leave the place and come back to quite San Jose State. She simply
couln't get anything done.
Party on! What else is there?
that house in Cupertino is right next to the freeway! Probably only separated by a wall between 85 and the house.
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Chico State...keggers at Bidwell Park...but I shant grace you with more
tales of my colorful college days tonight.
I think you had your fill last night! ;)
Don't stop ! I thought it was just the begining.
but I don't know if you guys could handle it.
Well, try us. You will be surprised.
You must remember...
I went to SEVEN different colleges
So.... I have LOTS of *interesting* stories...
After all...this IS a housing blog!
Houses near freeways used to sell too. I am sure they do even now. If there is an open house I might visit it out of sheer curiosity.
Good points about the location and plot size. To me, the land has far more value than the building over it. Tha land in BA should command a premium. Older houses have bigger plots. But I do not like floorplans of almost all the older houses. The newer plans suit the newer lifestyles much better.
Would somebody please post about how they make $150K as an engineer in Silicon Valley, with an BS in Electrical Engineering, so I can see
Surfer-X read them the riot act?
It's been a while since he's gone into the ballistic, anti-BS "mode"...
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0-3 shittiing your pants hoping mommy will notice and clean you up
4-6 not meaning to shit your pants while wearing a coon skin cap hoping your peers won't notice before mommy cleans you up.
7-11 hoping to pressure your parents into buying you shit before you shit your pants
12-17 hoping that your father doesn't catch you jacking off in the shower to visions of some girl that doesn't remember your name.
18-24 ahh college, finally drugs, sex, sex, drugs ahhh yeah and muscle cars.
24-50 wow this is great they still play my music on the radio and they are making drugs so I can still have a boner.
51-65 wow my fucking house is worth bank, I didn't do anything, which is my creed, yet I am fucking wealthy, fuck yeah borrow and spend.
I just fucking hope that I see a time without boomers.
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I’d derive enormous economic utility from having everyone on this blog over for top sushi, at least once.
That would be great if I was ever in the Bay area, but only if ikura, sake (the drink) and sake (the fish) are included.
Also, more drinking, and no arguing... ;)
Actually, maybe even more drinking...
LOL… How about I tell you about the engineer who wants me to pay him $150k a year?
I would have paid Surfer X BIG money to be at work with me today and spread a little of his charms in the direction of the bane of my existence.
Tell him he's damn lucky to be making one "ha," much less $150K, and that if he's not careful, his job will be outsourced to Swaziland, and he'll have to compete with illegals flipping soy burgers at Harry's Hot Dog Hut to make less than a livable wage...
if he's not careful, his job will be outsourced to Swaziland, and he'll have to compete with illegals flipping soy burgers at Harry's Hot Dog Hut to make less than a livable wage...
80 years max. how long have the fuckers been buying shit trying to figure out that it is life that matters. Oh my fucking god, my TV makes me happy. Know what makes me happy, my cat GG, my friends, surfing, and me.
Fuck you fucks that have made California a shit hotel, go back to your Ohio palace. Fuckers
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My neighbor (retired from the "state" boomer originally from Huntington Beach,CA) is diligently trying to create the perfect "boomer-topia"! After spending at least $20,000 on landscaping (wife=immigration attorney so access to endless cheap labor) they are miffed that a high school kid cut through "their" newly seeded riverfront "bootopia". You see there are no kids (high school or otherwise) in bootopia. Down in Bend, Oregone (your furniture suppliers) they're in the process of BANNING alcohol on the river as it passes through town. Seems the boomers flush w/bubble bucks that "built" their "manse" on the river don't think much of people that can still have sex (without the aid of "modern science") floating down the river drinking beer! I suppose though it's perfectly O.K for them to get smashed and or stoned on their deck watching the river go by. Of the SIX city planners only ONE objected to the ban. Welcome to bootopia.
Of the SIX city planners only ONE objected to the ban.
These are the odds guys. There is a ONE in SIX chance that we can save this nation. I hope HARM is burrowed deep into his "Doc Savage" cage b/c he is going to need all the sidekicks he can muster.
Like the redneck sheriff used to say "We don't like your kind around here, boy."
"(I)t is life that matters. .. Know what makes me happy, my cat GG, my friends, surfing, and me..."
Cool. I'm down with that. Although I'm in Phoenix now, I'm still a Californian at heart. And something tells me I shall soon return!
My cat's name is Dog. He's a big, fluffy kitty. We couldn't figure out a name for him, and he did chase a Doberman down the street with much elan and flair. So we named him the Dog.
Great cat. Had to bail him out of the pound for nipping at a naughty neighbor's kid who was poking him with a stick. He didn't have his shots, but we got him up to date after that incident.
When I got to the pound, he was lost amongst all the other dogs & cats. And when I finally found his cage, he was kicking back & just got up, nonchalantly hunched his back up and stretched, then looked at me like "get me the f-ck out of this place, dude!"
Garth, Michael, Anybody?
It's not we don't have enough problems of our own (that we need to go out and find more) but what's up with the "Baja Bubble?" Every now and again I come across totally asinine postings on C/L where some J.O is trying to sell a "peso palace" (TM) for gonzo bubble bucks. Of course not that you'd ever actually "own" the property. Now I'm not supposing some one go out and start a whole new "Baja Bubble Blog" but isn't it in some ways "coat tailing" on the success of the CA market?
Well exactly. One of the most common phrases I hear from boomers is: "If I ever get married again I'm going to find a woman/man who's children are already grown, I've raised my children".
Really? You mean the nine and eleven year old you "visit" every other weekend?
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This may be another sign of IT.
My dog got chased by a cat yesterday.
She's a big wuss.
The cat was going to give her the ol' one two kung fu!
BTW, Happy Mothers Day to all you moms out there!
(in case I'm not around to say it tomorrow)
Don't forget yo momma!
I plan to be at duh beach.
Enjoyin the perks of so cali.
Has anyone been watching Survivor? I know its a stupid show but I've been watching it because someone I know is a contestant on it.
Shane is the father of Boston. Boston is a friend of my sons. They were on the same baseball team twice... and in the same class.... Bostons mom is my masseuse. (She is also Barb Streisands masseuse! Oohlala)
Anyway...its funny...the craziest, zaniest, most insane guy on the show...is ..of course...someone I know.
I guess thas life in LA LA Land! ;)
They are presently in NY filming the finale.
sorry, try getting one link per msg
Have you guys seen this????
wordpress puts any msg with 2 links in moderation, it even happened to me, on my own thread
Did you ever see this?
I would like to live here if prices keep going up.
Here's yet another Whole Food type market niche.
The Consumed column is actually quite interesting, definitely one of the better thought out NYT columns.
A contrarian view for commodities ...
Basically, he is saying it's too late to join the party.
"...Now I’m not supposing some one go out and start a whole new “Baja Bubble Blog” but isn’t it in some ways “coat tailing” on the success of the CA market?..."
Sounds like a losing proposition!
"We have a cat who thinks he is a dog, too. He is a murdering fool. But last night he saw a wild turkey and seemed so amazed by the look of the bird, he did not dare chase him."
Ha! The cat probably knew instinctually he'd get his a-- kicked if he messed with that big bird. Cat's are funny creatures. Some are absolutely fearless, though.
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