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    The last time the S&P was this low

    Sept- 1996
    I was a sophomore, backup offensive lineman on the class 2-A state runner up Aplington-Parkerburg football team and was preparing for my role as Curly in the school musical, "OKLAHOMA!"

    HS, College, 2 jobs, a wife, and 2 kids later- Here we stand in March, 2009.


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    Re: The last time the S&P was this low

    It's ok, it will be all better by summer.


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    Re: The last time the S&P was this low

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    It's ok, it will be all better by summer.
    That is, once we pass the latest bailout package. And the one next month. And the one two months from now...


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    Re: The last time the S&P was this low

    ....I was nine years old.



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    Re: The last time the S&P was this low

    can they bail me out? Oh wait..... I don't believe in going to resorts and getting spa treatments, playing golf in $100,000 members fees, and go to vegas on my private jet or to bailout meetings. They won't valet park my Pacer if I drove so I guess not.



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    Re: The last time the S&P was this low

    It wasn't my intent to turn this into a "when is it coming back" thread. I was more curious what everyone was up to?


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    Re: The last time the S&P was this low

    when will peole just plain shut there frickin mouths and let everything work itself out? GM may go to bankruptcy....... Ding Ding Ding stocks drop, Economy is going sour....Ding Ding Ding stocks drop. If they would just report NOTHING I believe that the market would fix itself without bailing companies out. It has to be better then whats going on now



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    Re: The last time the S&P was this low

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    It wasn't my intent to turn this into a "when is it coming back" thread. I was more curious what everyone was up to?
    7 years old baby!



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    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    It wasn't my intent to turn this into a "when is it coming back" thread. I was more curious what everyone was up to?
    Watching my 401k hit the toilet water and getting ready to be flushed away



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    I was 10 years old and probably still addicted to Pokemon. ........wow, I depressed myself, where did time go?!



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    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    It wasn't my intent to turn this into a "when is it coming back" thread. I was more curious what everyone was up to?
    I was at ISU 1 year from graduation.


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    Re: The last time the S&P was this low

    I was in my freshman year of high school, probably crapping myself in driver's ed.



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    Re: The last time the S&P was this low

    Yeah, this is gonna be a long tough ride.

    I wish I would have followed my brother's advice a year and a half ago... he took everything he had out of the stock market in October of 2007, literally one day off from the highest peak the stock market has ever seen. And most people thought he was making a mistake. In hindsight the signs were obvious, but it is hard to go against conventional wisdom and the "experts."



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    Re: The last time the S&P was this low

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    It's ok, it will be all better by summer.

    Source?


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    Dosry, You know what? I think I'll agree with you :)

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    I was in 6th grade.



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