John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer (CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)

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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I own some stock given me by my grandparents but I don't really "play" the market - I don't know enough to play actually

May 24, 2016 09:51 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I prefer Real Estate investments, something I have a good understanding of and can manage.

May 24, 2016 01:57 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

On the other hand stock can go to zero but you will always have the land. 

May 24, 2016 11:02 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I don't play the market, I invest and have for decades. Yes I see many tells in market behavior that often - but not always - precede shifts in the RE market.

May 24, 2016 07:16 PM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I am not currently in the market...fired my stockbroker nearly 15 years ago after he lost 95% of my IRA. I gradually rebuilt it on my own then took a hiatus from stocks.

 

May 24, 2016 04:03 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John DL Arendsen - not tried. The best investment should be - Real Estate, I think.

May 24, 2016 03:59 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

We did in the past - loved those software company stock options!

May 24, 2016 03:21 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not play...I invest for the future

May 24, 2016 02:06 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have someone "play" it for me.  He does much better at it than I would.

May 24, 2016 04:39 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We are diversified, but when the economy tumbles, every investment loses. You are right in your vision however.

May 24, 2016 04:07 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

No to stock market. Unless you know someone or something, you know nothing in that business

May 24, 2016 03:37 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I own a few stocks, but I don't "play" the market.  I prefer real estate.

May 24, 2016 03:04 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

John,

I have no tales to tell.  A

May 24, 2016 02:00 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have a financial adviser that does it for me. Still have my hand in some real estate investments. 

May 24, 2016 01:46 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

long ago, I did....then I focused on real estate... bought 4 to 6 unit buildings and converted to condos ....flipped.... 

May 24, 2016 01:26 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Not any more. 

May 24, 2016 01:19 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I don't play.  

May 24, 2016 10:47 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

no

May 24, 2016 10:43 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You may have better results when using a professional.

May 24, 2016 10:09 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Our financial adviser does a wonderful job in handling our portfolio. I believe in doing what I do best and hiring the rest.

May 24, 2016 09:57 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

May 24, 2016 09:06 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

No.

 

May 24, 2016 01:39 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I don't play the Stock Market, but i would definately put my money on Real Estate.

May 24, 2016 12:55 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't play in it and leave my investing to my stock broker and his recommendations. He doesn't do real estate and I don't do stocks. 

May 24, 2016 11:23 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

In my 20s I lost more $$ in stocks and venture capital investments than most people my age made in a year.  After that, I went cash and now only invest in real estate. Any stocks I own now are only "fun" stocks just to say I own them.

May 24, 2016 03:47 AM
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John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

I jumped into the market in '09 when, like Real Estate in the late '90's and early "00's anyone who could fog a mirror could get a loan. Likewise in '09 the same rule applied to the stock market. 

So I've actually taken some of my gains from stock and reinvested in rental  and buy and hold RE. But, albeit I'm far from a Warren Buffet, I do buy into his philosophy that's garnered him over 40 billion dollars in his lifetime of buying and holding high yield dividend stocks.

I've found that just as in real estate there's speculators/traders and investors. Guys like Carl Icahn are traders and are in and out for the quick profits while the Warren Buffet model are true long term investors that buy and hold for the long term

In any event I find both sciences very interesting and intriguing and have grown quite comfortable doing both over the past several years. I guess time will tell if what my econ professor said about diversification holds true.

May 24, 2016 01:45 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Not a player.

May 24, 2016 01:30 AM