View Full Version : Whats your opinion on investments?

November 24th, 2008, 06:12 AM
I just heard about the Google Android and thought it would be an ideal investment opportunity.
Currently, Google is at $262.00 a share and I can only imagine it would rise dramatically upon release of the Android. Problem is, I know nothing of investing and even less on what to invest IN.
For one, I can probably only invest in 1 (one) share of google. And two, I dont know what other great opportunities I can invest in while the price is still reasonable.

What is everyones opinion on this subject? With DRM on the rise, Linux is the future. How can I use this to my advantage?

November 24th, 2008, 06:39 AM
Me, personally I would not put anything into the stock market. I would invest in something like silver or gold. Given the climate of the economy, (and strictly speaking in non-political terms) I would stock up on some food supplies at this time.

The best gift anyone can give this season is give to the local food bank. Who knows the way things are going we all might end up in a food line.

November 24th, 2008, 06:44 AM
If I had the resources to do so, I'd rather invest into a company that I believed in than into the stock market. This is largely because much of what drives the stock market is greed in preference to helping out a good business.

November 24th, 2008, 06:51 AM
Silver and Gold are fantastic investments. But not in the stock market

November 24th, 2008, 07:22 PM
My opinion is never buy shares with money you can't afford to lose.

Do you consider bookmakers betting slips to be investments?

Shares are no different.

November 24th, 2008, 07:29 PM
google is still over valued for what they do. Somehow Yahoo. which is in the same business is failing yet google is taking off. It only a matter of what people see in value. It has nothing to do with your products (look at Microsoft...lol). In a market lke today's your best investment is in compnaies you know wil not go away and invest in the long term. If you wan to make money in the next 5 minute or a couple days look toward commodities as the fluctuation is very instable and goes the direction it does base on personal greed of other investors.

November 24th, 2008, 08:34 PM
Well you if you wanted google shares you should of bought them about 2-3 weeks ago due to them crashing down very cheap then waiting till then go up to the price at the moment and selling them.

If you look at the way you are looking at you need to buy the shares around the time of a press release they are going to do something as this is when people look at the future and how well the product will increase the share prices.

Its all to do with timing.

November 24th, 2008, 08:42 PM
My suggestions:

1. If you don't know what you're doing in the stock market invest in it ONLY that money you can afford to lose.

2. If you don't HAVE money you can afford to lose, you have no business playing the stock market.

3. Invest in a respectable, semi-to-very aggressive-growth mutual fund.

November 24th, 2008, 08:52 PM
I am assuming you are in the US so, if you have about $250, look into treasury bills as part of a group investment, or start with bonds. At current rates, they are cheap and will give a great yield @ 2-3 years.

The investment is solid. They are government loans and usually have a short return period. However, NEVER ever invest more than you can afford to lose. Although items like t-bills are secure in the sense they will always have a redemption value, they can go down...

November 24th, 2008, 08:53 PM
My personal advice is to stay away from the stock market, as we seem to head deeper into another great depression its looking bad for everybody.

November 24th, 2008, 09:12 PM
The Stock market is like going to a Casino.
Either way your gambling!

November 24th, 2008, 09:13 PM
Best way to get $1,000,000 in the stock market -- start with $2,000,000. Works every time :)


November 24th, 2008, 11:25 PM
My opinion on investments:

We often like to blame the evil ruthlessly greedy & environmentally destructive corporations for their wanton ways. In reality it is the investors that drive these corporations to do whatever it takes to increase their quarterly profits.

It is not the corporations that are eating our ecosystems, it is the hungry investors that drive the directors to seek ever growing profits, using incentives such as bonuses for the directors that are so big that it proves all concerned have got absolutely no idea of what is equitable in this world.