Thanks Dogcom. I'm not sure there will be a crash, but I have been somewhat preparing for it. I sold off some equity when the TSX was over 12000 and have been sitting on some cash. I want to gradually move more of my portfolio to an indexing model because Bernstein and other authors have made a very compelling case for it. I'm still holding some oil stocks for the long term, but other than Encana I haven't been tempted by the Nat Gas market. However, some of my oil holdings have a Nat Gas component. Started listening to MoneyTalks again with Michael Campbell over the internet and he shares some of your concerns.
Suggest reading "The Intellectual Asset Allocator" by William Bernstein if you have time and tell me what you think of it.
I agree with your comments Dogcom. This forum is starting to pick up steam and seems to be getting new members. I've gotten a little fed up with the FWR forum for some of the same reasons you have. I don't know if it's a big city attitude at FWR or a "Toronto" attitude. I also got tired of the over moderation and the excessive bundling of threads. This forum seems to have the right balance in that regard.
Thanks for that Dogcom and Merry Christmas.
Thanks. Yeah Christmas is my favorite, but they really go crazy here for Halloween. The first time I took my daughter out, I had to come back and get my wife to show her the decorations and effects. They seem to get more into it than in Richmond.