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Old July 26th, 2007, 08:59 AM
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I work as an R & D engineer focusing on developing machining solutions for aerospace and medical components. I am also finishing up my graduate degree in engineering. My job has taken me all over the US and across the pond.

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Old July 26th, 2007, 09:23 AM
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Market timing

I have the same uncany ability but with regards to timing the market. When I get out, it shoots up. When I get back in, it tanks. Maybe we should work together and buy the wrong stocks at the wrong time.

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Have not seen a stock broker in the lot yet, so I will offer this thought...

Every stock I have ever owned has gone in the toilet. I see the whole thing as a wealth redistribution system that rewards institutional investors at the expense of the average joe.

I have the kiss of death for stocks, if you want I will tell you what I like and you can short it if you agree to cut me in on a percentage. Once I buy it, it's straight to the basement.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 10:13 AM
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Recent (May) graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I've been working at a small biotech company since May as a chemist in the Discovery Chemistry Department.

Still trying to decide what I want to do when I grow up.... I'm thinking about chemistry grad school but that still doesn't really narrow it down too much.

I actually had a really sweet gig during the summer for a couple summers now. I used to work at a Boy Scout Summer Camp in the Mountains of North Carolina where I ran an off-roading program. I used the camp's 8,200 back country acres to teach scouts about off-roading, rovers, and basic auto mechanics.

Go Heels...graduate of UNC myself back in 97. Was just in town and ate at Elmo's...man I miss that town.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 10:41 AM
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We could be a team of three on the stock market. If I even read to much about a stock it will go down. Back in the bio tech heyday we had over a million worth of stock in the company my wife worked for. Could not sell at the time but watched it go from $4 to $99 and back to nothing in like a week. Stick to realestate. You cant go wrong buying dirt. Time will always make you money.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 11:10 AM
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I work for a Pharmaceutical company, business end. My job is to sit in rooms with individuals who are all smarter than me, who all hold mulitiple advanced degrees, and to get them to figure out how to fill a gap in a chemical structure - thus transforming said structure into a viable compound for clinical development. This is balanced against the need of the potential compound/ its originality, the ability to produce it in large quantities and most importantly its potential ability to help people - without hurting them. The kicker - while doing this we are looking into the future some 4-8 years which is how long it will take to test any result to see if it can go into humans (then another 2-5 yrs of efficacy testing in humans).
This could explain why I get weird looks on Monday when I walk in with grease & oil on my hands and have to admit I still could not figure out what was wrong with the Defender.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 11:46 AM
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Have not seen a stock broker in the lot yet, so I will offer this thought...

Every stock I have ever owned has gone in the toilet. I see the whole thing as a wealth redistribution system that rewards institutional investors at the expense of the average joe.

I have the kiss of death for stocks, if you want I will tell you what I like and you can short it if you agree to cut me in on a percentage. Once I buy it, it's straight to the basement.
Stocks are a part of my business, (wealth management and retirement planning).

When used as a component of an integrated investment plan based on an investor's financial goals, experience, time horizon to retirement and risk tolerance; stocks can serve as both an effective tool for long term capital appreciation and a hedge against inflation.

Having said that, Landrovered makes a valid point. Buying a single stock as a quick market timing opportunity can be a very risky proposition. You'd probably have just as much of a chance at success playing the slots at a casino. At least there you can get served cheap drinks by attractive members of the female persuasion....
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Old July 26th, 2007, 02:07 PM
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Stocks are a part of my business, (wealth management and retirement planning).
Who do you custody with?
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Old July 26th, 2007, 08:01 PM
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I am the Assistant Director of Marine Operations for UMass Boston. I got a small fleet of reasearch, passenger and work boats that we charter out. I drive 'em, break 'em, fix 'em, keep 'em up to USCG specs, clean 'em, hire/fire/train crew. You know, all the fun stuff.

We're suffering in the heat today but it is far better than breaking ice in the winter!
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Old July 26th, 2007, 10:38 PM
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Well I have to say after all the stock comments that I used to be a broker about 17 years ago. I was actually a Foreign Currency Options Broker for a couple of months .... until I really saw how slimy the whole gig was and quit. I am a currently a Journeyman Electrician in Florida and have been doing that off and on since High School. I Spent 15 Years working as a Mechanical Engineer in LA. concentrating on Air Conditioning but I have done just about EVERYTHING from elevator mechanic to Boiler operator. I even was doing stage lighting and power on the side when I was in LA and would do those huge events you see on TV were they say "LIVE FROM THE SHRINE AUDITORIUM!!!"
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Old July 26th, 2007, 11:25 PM
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Go Heels...graduate of UNC myself back in 97. Was just in town and ate at Elmo's...man I miss that town.

Johnathon, I know what you mean. I just moved down the street into Durham, and I'm already missing the days when I lived off of Franklin Street. Luckily the girlfriend is still in the Pharmacy school for 2 more years so I've still got a good connection to the school for a while. Shoot me a PM or give me a call (919.434.5995) when you're back in the area and want to get a beer or two on Franklin Street or something.

GO HEELS!
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Old July 27th, 2007, 09:24 AM
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Old July 27th, 2007, 04:15 PM
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I am a CPA (another counter of beans). Ever wonder how to make your D90 deductible???



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Old July 27th, 2007, 09:43 PM
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textile / garment industry sales for 12 years until recently.... now i'm with a company that supplies safety gear to the fire safety industry.
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Old July 27th, 2007, 10:00 PM
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I am a CPA (another counter of beans). Ever wonder how to make your D90 deductible???
Hey, the GVWR sticker on the Disco says 6,013 and the 90 says 6,001 ... that's all I need to know

Smarty pants picks a nice place like Taos to practice and I'm in Des Moines ... grumble grumble
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Old August 4th, 2007, 09:25 AM
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Paul you looking for workers

I was a subcontractor in the UK building bridges, heres a link to one i built
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Forton_Bridge.jpg

i subcontracted all the formwork, reinforcement and concreting


now i'm a lazy b@#$%#$

I should have guessed you were a rodbuster/finisher.

I have a VERY small construction business, I beat nails into boards most of the time. Summers though I trout bum until the money runs out. The money doesn't last as long as it did before I got the D.

Nice job on the bridge.
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Old August 4th, 2007, 09:59 AM
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I should have guessed you were a rodbuster/finisher.

I have a VERY small construction business, I beat nails into boards most of the time. Summers though I trout bum until the money runs out. The money doesn't last as long as it did before I got the D.

Nice job on the bridge.
Hey Jimmy...........You never did any work in Minneapolis did you
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Old August 4th, 2007, 02:57 PM
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Hey Jimmy...........You never did any work in Minneapolis did you

I was wondering the same thing. I'm sure the lawyers are already looking for the deepest pockets.
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Old August 4th, 2007, 06:44 PM
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I consider myself to be pretty fortunate to be able to have jobs that have prevented me thus far from totally growing up. For the past 19 years I have been a fireman with the City of Los Angeles. Prior to that i was a whitewater raft guide in the Summers and a ski patroler in the Winter.
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Old August 4th, 2007, 08:30 PM
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I consider myself to be pretty fortunate to be able to have jobs that have prevented me thus far from totally growing up. For the past 19 years I have been a fireman with the City of Los Angeles. Prior to that i was a whitewater raft guide in the Summers and a ski patroler in the Winter.
Where did you patrol at?
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Old August 4th, 2007, 08:58 PM
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Where did you patrol at?
I patrolled for almost 10 years at a small area in So Cal called Mt. Baldy. It's a small mom and pop type area with lots good OB terrain and lots on in bound terrain that seemed like OB. Small area with a big mountain feel.
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