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Alstrynomics is about living YOUR life



February 03, 2009 – Comments (8)

I get comments like this all the time...

Alstry, do you ever have a sunny day? I'm beginning to enjoy your posts because their pessimism is so granted that I think they are simply funny.

In real life I have great days.  My guess is better than most and yes, I do have a very dry sense of humor.

As far as the economy goes, I am simply analyzing as I see it.  It has nothing to do with being happy or sad.  It is just my way of being objective the same way a physician must be objective in diagnosing a seriously ill patient.

I probably still have subconscious guilt for not becoming a doctor like my parents wanted....who knows?  But I call things in life how I see them.... and out of fear or someother insecurity, I work really hard to be good and right.

Most of my friends are professionals regardless of their professions.  Some athletes, some physicians, some lawyers, others restauranteurs, carpenters, photograhpers, commercial roofers, CEOs ect......its not about money, it's about being the best you can be....

The fact that I see business more clearly that most is just the way it may be different someday, but not today or for much of my life so far.

For most of you, if you just went to cash when I was warning about the impending tsunami, your accounts would have been 40 or 50% ahead from today.  Now your account will have to increase about 100% just to get back to even......that could take decades if not longer.  BTW, a number of my friends did.....

Right now I am submerged with activities for the kids.  I am trying to set up a boys trip to the Carribean and another trip to the East Coast in February.  For the boys trip I am organzing, the guys love golf, thus I will plan the location as far away from the golf course as possible and closer to prime cigar smoking and bikinis to stimulate group discussions on the economy, how to raise kids, and a number of other lighter issues Dad's and business owners confront along the path of life.   Betweeen investing, the family, and a fairly active social life, the day fills up....the best part about Alstry's existence is it is mine on my terms......I created it, I earned it, and it is mine to lose.....until my health prohibits or some other event interferes, I will continue........ I wish the same for you.

Alstrynomics is all about living your own life at your direction.

Back to the gold LOGIC idiots like Dare who make comments like this.....


And I would argue that 30 years ago Gold was in a bubble. It's not now, since we have seen a lot of inflation since that time.

Are you fricken kidding me???...we had incredible inflation in the 70s...home prices tripled.....incredible inflation in the eighties, and ninties, and up until recently into the new DECREASED in price since the eighties for most of the time up until recently.

A bubble then and not now????  Why not a bubble then and a bubble now too????  We have DEFLATION in case you havn't noticed.  We never had deflation after the eighties peak. 

Only a few can see bubbles when you are in bubbles....those that practice Alstrynomics often are part of the few, the proud, and those that like to party in or out of bubbles.


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#1) On February 03, 2009 at 9:30 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

King Pharmaceuticals to cut 760 jobs or 22% of workforce

[HBAN] Huntington suspends company 401k matching

Liz Claiborne to cut 725 jobs, or 8% of workforce

MarineMax loss widens, same-store sales drop 52%

It is not just the millions of jobs being cut, focus on the percentage of total workforce.....5%, 10%, 20% and more....

We are alreary over 7% unemployment...right now, the worst sensitivity test I have seen is projecting 12% unemployment....right now Alstrynomics is 30% reported and 50% functional.

My friends, all of the above is DEFLATIONARY....if you are buying gold because you think there is should have your head examined....if you are buying it because of fear of world turmoil and you think the price will be bid away!!!!

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#2) On February 03, 2009 at 9:30 AM, Bays (29.07) wrote:

"For the boys trip I am organzing, the guys love golf, thus I will plan the location as far away from the golf course as possible"

 Haha that's hilarious

Have fun


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#3) On February 03, 2009 at 9:47 AM, VIS46 (40.89) wrote:


Everydayinvestors posted good earnings for 2008 on his portfolio.DWOT posted 4% increase.They were short or on sidelines.I lost 40%. Now I liquidated my portfolio and on short on the retailers.I already made some money.How did you do on your portfolio for 2008.

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#4) On February 03, 2009 at 1:19 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

Somewhat reflective of my CAPs picks....but much higher on a percentage basis since I was short.

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#5) On February 03, 2009 at 2:33 PM, oversea (< 20) wrote:

How splendid! I was really afraid you were suggesting me to give up my next summer sailing holidays in Greece. Here it's snowing (again) and I'm bloody looking forward for them.

I can't find anymore your post where you have taken my sentence from, may be it's lost in cyberspace. Anyhow it doesn't matter. I'm quite pleased you quoted my sentence, I always worry about my English, but if you quote me you must think that it's not so bad. Thank you indeed. 

I have read just a few of your posts, but they seem to strike the same old note all the time, may be your earlier posts were different, I don't know. Anyhow you clearly state that you see business more clearly than most, certainly than me, since I'm a newby. But this sentence of yours emplies that you are plagued by a hyperthrophic superego which may make you bend facts according to your vision of the world thus loosing your objectivity.  This is, I'm afraid, is your own trap, but don't worry everybody has got one. May be you are completely right, I don't know, you see in Spain they say that: "An optimist is just an ill informed pessimist". May be your infos are better than those of many, who knows. Only time will be our judge.


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#6) On February 03, 2009 at 2:52 PM, rofgile (99.39) wrote:

Have food prices gotten cheaper or the price of a paperback book fallen?

Those are my watches for inflation/deflation.

So far, both are a solid nope.

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#7) On February 03, 2009 at 2:54 PM, zygnoda (< 20) wrote:

An optimist is just an ill informed pessimist.



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#8) On February 03, 2009 at 3:39 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

But those that practice Alstrynomics are always well informed and objective.  It is why it has such a high success ratio in both CAPS and an even higher one in real life investing.

Alstrynomics applies a laser focused approach to making money and socring points.  That is why so few in CAPs have such a high average score per pick accross so many picks in such a short period of time.

The TMF writers can pontificate all they want.....but few can really party in Alstry's world.

In the end, Alstrynomics will put forth the truth.  No bias...just facts.  It is the facts the form the basis to consistently score points.  In the short term volitility will the end Alstrynomics will pay.

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