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    Cool Investments for 2011

    I'm interested in what you guys are thinking. Here's my thoughts:


    Considering that 3/4 of global growth and economic prosperity will come from China, India and Brazil (and a few others) in 2011, investing in Emerging Markets seems to be a good bet for 2011. Energy providers, Industrial Equipment providers, Technology Providers as well as Blue Chip Market Leaders who invest heavily in themselves like Starbucks, Caterpillar, Deere, and Apple.

    Stay away from bonds, gold and REITs in 2011.

    Looking more long-term, I think the Ag Industry will prosper over the next 10 yrs due to the advancement of 2nd and 3rd world countries and the need for us to find a way to feed 3 billion more people with an appetite for meat instead of cereal.


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    Re: Investments for 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfnb View Post
    I'm interested in what you guys are thinking. Here's my thoughts:


    Considering that 3/4 of global growth and economic prosperity will come from China, India and Brazil (and a few others) in 2011, investing in Emerging Markets seems to be a good bet for 2011. Energy providers, Industrial Equipment providers, Technology Providers as well as Blue Chip Market Leaders who invest heavily in themselves like Starbucks, Caterpillar, Deere, and Apple.

    Stay away from bonds, gold and REITs in 2011.

    Looking more long-term, I think the Ag Industry will prosper over the next 10 yrs due to the advancement of 2nd and 3rd world countries and the need for us to find a way to feed 3 billion more people with an appetite for meat instead of cereal.
    I think although short-term the economy may dragdown Reits....the low interest rates have them really benefiting upon refinancing of periodic balloon payments. I've got a big bet on GGP, who recently came out of bankruptcy along with there spinoff company.

    Also, I agree with Apple, and Netflix is also a quality company



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    Re: Investments for 2011

    I'm at a complete loss. I moved about 50% of my 401K into either safer investments or international funds about 3 months ago. Now the big questions is to when to move them back. In the 15+ years of having a 401K I've never really made this type of move but I just didn't feel good about it.

    I've got some guy named Bill Bonner set up as an rss feed and he's nearly on suicide watch.



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    Re: Investments for 2011

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    Re: Investments for 2011

    I dunno what your time line is... but seems like it's a little late to be moving to safer investments. I thought the market already bottomed out and was slowly moving up...?

    Not that I follow it all that closely... only being 3 years out of school myself, I'm all about investing in stocks while the market is down*


    *Should be noted that I only have a 401K that invests in index funds, not individual companies, so my portfolio follows the general health of the stock market and I am going with the "Buy Low - Sell High" mentality


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    Re: Investments for 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I'm at a complete loss. I moved about 50% of my 401K into either safer investments or international funds about 3 months ago. Now the big questions is to when to move them back. In the 15+ years of having a 401K I've never really made this type of move but I just didn't feel good about it.

    I've got some guy named Bill Bonner set up as an rss feed and he's nearly on suicide watch.

    Statements like this make me think I should push more chips towards the pot. I like to follow Buffett's contrarion view.



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    Re: Investments for 2011

    On a serious note, we asked our investment adviser what she would do if she was convinced that the DOW was more likely to hit 6,000 than 12,000, and she came up with a strategy that shifted us towards buying dividend yielding stocks, while plowing the money back into more (at theoretically value prices).



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    Re: Investments for 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by Ficklone02 View Post
    Statements like this make me think I should push more chips towards the pot. I like to follow Buffett's contrarion view.
    "Be Greedy when others are Fearful, be Fearful when others are Greedy"


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    Re: Investments for 2011

    On a serious response, I would recommend buying a lot of barrels of gasoline and storing them in the basement. Capitalize on it, when the price gets high!



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