- 01-12-2009, 03:55 PM
Monsanto has almost complete control of the worlds seed supply with patents on 1200 different strains. Their round-up ready seeds spread into neighboring farmers land and they can sue them for damages and patent infringement.
A presedent was set when the ruling judge in their first case ruled it didnt matter how the seeds got in their crop, only that they were there. If you had no soul and wanted to sell out to the devil monsanto stocks will be the future since they will control the food we eat. GMO crops will be the downfall of human beings but maybe you can get some cash!
- 01-12-2009, 07:21 PM
The problem is, you can't make deals with the devil without getting burned somehow, so if Monsanto really is the devil, don't count on a return anyway.
- 01-12-2009, 11:35 PM
It is for this reason i form my own opinions and seek to expand, alter and grow them. I refuse to be a sheep a blind follower void of heart, introspection and passion for truth.
I welcome a response in a PM if you think there is a flaw to my logic and if you are interested in monsanto and GMO crops check out "the future of food". Alarming, disturbing and likely to be a great source of human suffering, disease, mutation and illness.
Good to see you posting again Dr.!
Last edited by somewhatgifted; 01-13-2009 at 03:06 AM.
01-13-2009, 02:25 AM
01-15-2009, 09:19 AM
If you have money in the market in something other than a fund that shorts, pull it out now. Its going to get bloody. It hit 8200 yesterday, and many people that study fundamentals are predicting as low as 5500.
Yesterday, retail sales were expected to be 2.2%. They were actually -2.7%. Crazy. Here's my portfolio now.
Pengrowth Energy Trust (USA) PGH 7.78
The only reason I kept that is because every month I get 11 new shares off my 500 through dividend reinvestment. If the price plummets that will mean more shares every month.
01-15-2009, 09:59 AM
Anyone else kinda enjoying seeing these banks tumble??
01-15-2009, 11:16 AM
Look at it this way:
You own 100 shares of a fund that mirrors the DOW that you bought for 13 dollars a share when the DOW was 13000. Now your 13000 is worth 8000. Well, if the market drops to 5000, that's how much your investment is worth. However, if you sell now, at 8000 and buy back in at 5000, you're getting more than 50% more shares, and when the market pops back up, your profit will be that much sweeter. Just some food for thought.
01-15-2009, 11:30 AM
eg. you buy $20K worth of stock at 50c/share.in 5 years time they are worth $1.50 so you have trippled your money which is a great return even IF after you bought the shares they trickled all the way down to 10c/share.....it would be very annoying to watch and you'd need balls to hold onto them but like i said long term if you have done you're research you should be in the money. The thing to remember is if you thought the stock was a bargain at 50c then you can buy more at 40c, 30c etc and your average price will drop right down anyway and a smaller turn around will be needed to break even/make profit.
as for my traders comment it was made off the cuff when things were tumbling before xmas...as in not a thought went into it but i think he is right. There are going to be fortunes made in the next decade and i intend on bagging one for myself!!
01-15-2009, 12:05 PM
People expected the market to be worse....a mere 2.2% growth in retail sales was projected. The lowest in years. The market got -2.7% in retail sales growth. Every company that has reported earnings from JP Morgan in financials, to ALCOA in basic materials has missed earnings. Big time. The market has dropped almost 10% THIS WEEK, and its Thursday. Every indicator is a downward spiral, with no bottom yet in site.
Add in the fact that the US is printing money at exponential rates, and you can count on serious inflationary pressures once the banks stop hoarding their cash and foreign investors shy away from the treasury bubble.
The fundamentals are BAD.
I think Jakell said earlier that cash is king. I believe him now. I'm sorry for doubting him before. At least till inflation gets a foothold, then gold is king and cash is a pauper.
I plan on getting heavy into gold near April-June 2009. Depending on when the dollar shows signs of losing value.
01-15-2009, 12:18 PM
^^^ there's plenty of different strategies people are using in the curent climate. I hope you pick one of the right ones. I'll stick with my current positions and leave the rest in cash for now.
01-15-2009, 03:46 PM
01-16-2009, 07:31 AM
well its all doom and gloom for us...if your planning a trip to Australia anytime soon sounds like its going to be cheap for you guys around Xmas this year.....might have a cheeky spreadbet on the USD/AUD rate...
01-16-2009, 09:41 AM
01-16-2009, 09:59 AM
im in the UK now and the pound has dropped quite a lot but not as much as the AUD. ITs the shipping that kills me.
01-17-2009, 04:52 AM
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