|Natural Resource Stocks AKA......Iso's Patch|
On Topic discussion includes stock picking, sector analysis, and how secular and macro economic issues that impact natural resource sectors. Fiscal AWA monetary policy and how they interact with levels & trends of aggregate private and public debt R important economic inputs.
Whether you take on the challenges of the markets with fundamental or technical analysis tools, PLEASE try to substantiate your opinions, market reads, and calls with evidentiary and factual material. None of us have time to do so in every post. OTOH, those who never offer factual support for their opinions aren't nearly as compelling to read.
FWIW, I'm not in favor of the guru approach. It makes people too dependant and passive. So, although I'm a professsional investor who has traded for a living for many years, please don't paint me as a guru, OK? Your responsible for your own decisions. Nobody should make a decision to buy or sell anything based on an opinion posted here, be it by me or anyone else.
I'm going to do my best to remain neutral vis a vis paid investment services. Since leaving Wall Street in 1982, I've never received compensation in ANY form - directly or indirectly - from commercial investment advisory or management services. That continues to be my policy.
AND, I'm NOT selling my own advice either. Remember this is a discussion board only. And it's for entertainment purposes ONLY.
There's nothing wrong with subscribing to a good paid advisory service. And I don't mind one receiving mention in one of your posts. now and then. As with stocks, NO SPAMMING.
In the long run, always strive to hone you skills and judgement in order to do your own thinking and make your own decisons. Afterall, it's your money.
Over time you'll find:
<You never get rich playing another man's game>
Develop the art and habit of independent thinking. Don't let yourself get programed by CNBC, the Wall Street Journal or other financial media outlets.
1) This is NOT a political thread. Anybody who comes there to just talk politics will get one warning and then they're banned. Leave the partisianship at the door, please.
Having said that I've recently (A/O 1/10/06) decided to add one other important point. Left wing closet socialists, islamo-fascist apologists and America haters best post elsewhere. UR not welcome on this thead. NRS is about capitalism. We're not going to carry a fifth column who want to pick our brains for profitable stock ideas and strategies while they vocally side with the enemies of America and the capitalist system that gave us the opportunities we have to become wealthy by investing and trading. Nuff said.
2) Please don't come here to spam a stock, over and over.
Rule of thumb is SI's rule: Don't make repeated posts mentioning only 1 stock.
Spammers will be banned.
3) Likewise for personal attacks, which are prohibited on this thread. People who show up to stir up trouble by baiting & taking cheap shots at me, or other contributors, will be banned.
Those who know me, know I don't fool around with bashers. I reserve the right to ban those who've a record of personal attacks against me or others in the past as soon as they post here.
My banning decisons are final. So, don't PM me. There will be no appeals. Nuff said.
Can't emphasize enough that having fun is as important as making money. There's few things I enjoy more than a little old fashioned enthusiasm. In a sense, we're all competitors in the markets. Let's remember to be a little supportive of eachother. Personally, I enjoy giving some praise and recognition to other people now and then. One of the things I dislike about many thread monitors is they are too insecure to give that kind of encouragement to others.
I'm not an expert in all market sectors. Far from it. So, there will be questions posed to me on which I'll defer to one of my friends on the thread who's done more work on the subject of the question.
Most of my work has been in the energy sector and to a lessor extent with precious metals stocks, AWA some hard assets.
Because I do this for a living, my time for posting is VERY limited. So, can't answer a lot of how to questions, mentor anyone on the thread OR via PMs. I've set up this thread so we can share information and have some fun together. I will contribute posts on most business days, when possible. Will NOT be here on weekends.
Welcome to Iso's Patch. Let's make money AND have some fun doing it.