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Old Mar 18, 2008, 6:00pm   #17
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sunday night JP Morgan Chase and the Fed bailed Bear Stearns out. i think they are trying to close the deal out within 90 days.
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 6:09pm   #18
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sunday night JP Morgan Chase and the Fed bailed Bear Stearns out. i think they are trying to close the deal out within 90 days.
so when they buy them for 2 a share its a good time to buy?
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 6:18pm   #19
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did you buy Bear Stearns today
how much did you pay
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 6:22pm   #20
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did you buy Bear Stearns today
how much did you pay
bought them with sharebuilder came out to 8.13 with all the fees and bull**** $1640.00 for 200 shares. im new to this
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 6:32pm   #21
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bought them with sharebuilder came out to 8.13 with all the fees and bull**** $1640.00 for 200 shares. im new to this
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you have just bought Bear Sterns at the high of the day.
If JP Morgan Chase do buy Bear Sterns and noone else offers a higher price, you will get $2 for your shares which will mean you lose $6 .13 per share, about $1226 dollars plus dealing fees.
This will not be a good start to your trading.

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Old Mar 18, 2008, 6:33pm   #22
 
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Its a risk I grant you.... I have a few thousand personal shares in HSBC... these are a long term Tax protected investment... and I will not be selling them "until retirement"... (or until my kids discover them if i dont make it that far ;-] )

I am not a true "value" investor , and I do not "trade" shares... Its my "Guess" in 20 / 30 years they will still be around in some shape or form... and worth more than I bought them for, dividends etc on the top...

Banking is like - death, Tax, and Nurses.... and if banks the size of HSBC / Citi etc,, cease to exist then you wont be worried about share price's as you hide in your basement
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 6:33pm   #23
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bought them with sharebuilder came out to 8.13 with all the fees and bull**** $1640.00 for 200 shares. im new to this

or should i hold onto them
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 6:38pm   #24
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Its a risk I grant you.... I have a few thousand personal shares in HSBC... these are a long term Tax protected investment... and I will not be selling them "until retirement"... (or until my kids discover them if i dont make it that far ;-] )

I am not a true "value" investor , and I do not "trade" shares... Its my "Guess" in 20 / 30 years they will still be around in some shape or form... and worth more than I bought them for, dividends etc on the top...

Banking is like - death, Tax, and Nurses.... and if banks the size of HSBC / Citi etc,, cease to exist then you wont be worried about share price's as you hide in your basement

so what are some sure bets as far as investment if i have 50k to work with
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