Two things led me to invest in stocks for the first time last November.
1. Buy Low
The market was at the lowest point it had been in the last 10 years.
The DOW was in the low 7,000 range.
Almost everything was down drastically.
2. An intelligent, democrat was elected.
At that point, I was convinced we’d see an upswing in the economy – although I had no idea how long before we’d see upward movement.
It turns out, that wasn’t the low point.
March the DOW managed to hit the mid 6,000’s.
Today, the DOW is in the mid 9000’s, and everything I invested in is in the black.
Do I have the midas touch?
No. It was simply a good time to get in.
The election in Iran this year mirrored our own election in many ways.
Iranian youth largely supported the reform candidate, Mir Houssein Mousavi who served in Iran’s government in the 80’s.
More about Mousavi here:
I have heard many in the states say that there would be no difference between Mousavi’s presidency and that of Ackmadinnerjacket’s – as the ‘supreme leader’ (their religious leader also sets social policy, as I understand it) is ayatolla khameini. Â But comparing the speech of the two, I would prefer the Mousavi’s new (old) blood over the dinner jacket. Â While the jacket denies the holocaust and seems artificial and inflexible, Mousavi talks of people’s rights and equality with women*.
Indeed, Mousavi’s wife,Â Zahra_Rahnavard had become an important part of her husband’s campaign, taking the stage at his side.
The first presidential debates of Iran are summarized in the video below.
Dinner Jacket managed to attack Mousavi’s wife.
The excitement about Iran’s election reminds me of our own.
A key difference, is that our election ended in relief and small gasps of optimism.
Its much more detailed that what I have thrown together.
And he’s got fewer spelling errors, I’m certain.
How stupid are conservatives? They think the deficit has grown under Obama. Can you believe that? 1.2 trillion before Obama to half that amount this year means the deficit is growing to mentally ill conservatives. Conservatives have exclusive ownership of the idiot gene.