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It’s Crazy Hate Mail Hour!

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You have to hand it to internet trolls. While their negativity can sometimes be a little abrasive, at least they… they… well, actually, I think of a single positive thing to say about them. They don’t add anything constructive to a conservation, nor do they create anything of their own. They just seem to take pleasure in dragging down the work of others.

At any rate, I wrote a piece for Forbes this week on looking beyond the traditional 60/40 portfolio (see The 60/40 Portfolio is Dead, And It’s Not Coming Back). My point was simple enough: With stock and bond prices both inflated, it makes sense to look elsewhere. He’s a sampling of the hate mail I got in response:

You are an idiot and I’m glad you don’t manage any my money.

— Seymour Primply

Well, good that we got that settled.

This article is so bad I actually registered with Forbes just to register my dismay. Don’t give your money to cowboys like this selling moonshine and snake oil.

— 103East

Hey, you can bash me, but don’t bash moonshine whiskey. Or cowboys. Or cowboys illegally distributing moonshine whiskey. Some things should be sacrosanct.

“Wow. A good reminder why when I see CFA after someone’s name, I run in the opposite direction.”

— Ralph Holloway

You don’t have to run fast. Most of us are pretty out of shape.

Sizemore’s “advice” should come with a warning label: “Snake Oil”

— HikerNC

What is it with these people and snake oil? Besides, have you SEEN the medicinal benefits of snake oil? I sell pills out of the trunk of a 1986 Lincoln Town Car, by the way.

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Stuff On StockTwits That Made Me Laugh This Week

Oh no…not the dreaded angry cat pattern!


Best of day on stocktwits … @investazy Grumpy #cat pattern on $USDRUB chart"

— Howard Lindzon (@howardlindzon) Oct. 1 at 08:49 PM

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Stuff On StockTwits That Made Me Laugh

Somewhere there is a “Sell Rosh Hashana, buy Yom Kippur” joke to be inserted here:

The rare S&P 'bacon' formation @UPB: Smoked ham, crispy bacon, amazing BBQ ribs at end of this corpulent pig pattern

— Howard Lindzon (@howardlindzon) Sep. 23 at 12:57 PM

@howardlindzon, I'm afraid that chart pattern might not be kosher.

— Charles Sizemore (@CharlesSizemore) Sep. 23 at 01:04 PM

And in other markets, gold formed a chart pattern that should put a chill down the spine of any gold bug:

"@howardlindzon: Hav@chicagosean HEADS UP! The dreaded "State of Florida" pattern forming in Gold. $GC_F""

— Charles Sizemore (@CharlesSizemore) Aug. 18 at 10:40 AM

And finally, just because…

"@StockTwits: LOL. VIX down 8% "@Henry_Chinaski: $SPY $VIX $VXX $UVXY this pic doesn't get old""

— Charles Sizemore (@CharlesSizemore) Sep. 17 at 01:36 PM

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The Ice Bucket Challenge

I was nominated…and I accepted.  Feel free to watch me suffer:

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Friday Comic Relief: QE Forever

From a Twitter conversation following the disappointing jobs report:

 

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