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Everything posted by Brklyngrk

  1. I use TD Ameritrade and I do like them. It's easy to use and they no longer have any trading fees, but I believe most companies have similar fee structures. I agree, over the long term, a 10% annualized return is nothing to complain about and you have 70 years of history to look at. If there are particular companies that you are passionate about, invest in them but know that the risk is inherently higher. I used to invest in some small cap pharmaceutical companies but those are literally lotto tickets. They make it, you can get 10x your money, they don't, you can lose everything. You live and your learn.
  2. Sure - I agree with what you are saying. SPY is general, is a safe bet over a long term horizon as the overall market tends to outperform most mutual/hedge funds after management fees. Regarding Disney, I believe that Disney + is the reason for the difference between the 130 and 160 valuation. To be honest, I think it can go more than that, but that is based primarily on my own assumption that their online streaming platform will eventually start taking market share from other streaming services. They offer a unique and highly diverse set of offerings that will only be found on Disney +. Anyway, no one knows for sure and a slight increase/decrease to subscription assumptions can increase/decrease the value significantly. Not giving advice or pretending to know what the company will be worth, just my own sentiment.
  3. I bought SPY as soon as the crisis starts - when it was at 235, CCL (it's kind of a lottery ticket) and DIS @85 - this stock when everything is back to "normal" will not be less than $140 (including Disney+)
  4. A true leader (at least a competent one) rises to the occasion during times of crisis. Seeing how Mistotakis pretty much saved Greece during this pandemic, shows that he more than up to the task. Whether you agree with him or not on policy (fair point - we all have different ideas), all you need to do is look at other countries throughout Europe to see what has transpired. During the Evros incidents, he handled it with calm and galvanized his allies (I use that term loosely) to at least stem the tide. I keep thinking of what would have happened if Tsipras was in charge. We saw how he handled the bail outs....
  5. Really? Bc they are beginning with the call ups...
  6. Thinking of going to the game in Jersey, does anyone know what the Greek section is?
  7. Can Podence play OLY? Isn't he cup tied?
  8. I think Lymbe was the technical director at AEK when he left...
  9. What I do know is that the govn't is trying to stabilize the economy and streamline reforms while dealing with external threats in the eastern med. Unfortunately, sport and politics seem to go together. The government feels that if PAOK is relegated, there will be riots in Saloniki. Same goes if OLY was relegated, there would be riots. To have some calm, there are trying to get ahead of this. I don't like the fact that Sports and Politics are being comingled but in an environment were there are so many pitfalls, soccer should not destroy a country. Just being pragmatic. And while I do agree if PAOK is guilty, they should be relegated, I do not think PAOK would accept the punishment and they would start blaming the other big teams. btw - I support PAO but Greece above all teams.
  10. If PAOK gets relegated, it will cause riots in northern Greece. That is the only reason why the state did what it did.
  11. In his case though, it wasn't his fault for lack of trying. He was/is injury prone. Always hustled and tried.
  12. Saw it the other day, looks like a blue tee with the Greek logo on it...
  13. 3 man back line, when the coach went for attack, he took our Sok and left him in...
  14. Not getting playing time on his division 2 German team- he is moving in the winter break.
  15. Initially I thought Anastasiadis was brilliant. Organizing a camp three weeks in advance before its two biggest fixtures was genius. Imagine spending all that time away and accomplishing nothing. Not having a clear game plan, no scouting (apparently) of the other team, and watching the champions league final instead of watching film on Italy/Armenia. Soc/Manolas play for two of the biggest teams, they must have been so frustrated. I commend him for speaking up, without that, we would not have moved forward. I am sure he made his feelings known before but in order for someone to act, he had to make it public.
  16. If they buy in, great, if not, then they will not play. But to have talents like them two and not call them up would not be smart. I do think Sokratis loves the national team and he spoke up bc he thought the coach was not preparing the team well. Reports that the coach changed formation right before kick-off in the Italy game are ridiculous, especially playing someone out of position who had never practiced there. The player having to speak up and saying he is not comfortable was not a good sign!!!
  17. I think they both got frustrated with our tactics and the lack of hustle with the team. After a while, complacency gets contagious.
  18. They lost in extra time...1-0
  19. Overall, it seems that the first half disaster was necessary in order for us to accept a coach like JVS. To drop players like he did. The way we are playing now, I believe we definitely would have qualified. We may not have the most technical team but we hustle and are fast. Never thought I would use those words together in describing the team.
  20. I think that Giannoulis has locked up a spot after the last few games. Limnios as well. The rest of the spots are up for competition. But I do like the Galo/Kourbelis combo. Same with the Mantalos/Bakasetas/Limnios line.
  21. Mantalos has won me over playing on that side. Limnios is constantly beating his marker. Even Koulouris coming on has made our attack more lively.
  22. I also like how Vlaho knows to pick out Limnios on the right side. He keeps beating his marker.
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