OCCOM BILL wrote:
But if you are not predicting the future of the For-Ex pair; of what use is the "when she needs the money" consideration?
Because, dipshit, if she thinks that she may need the money in the near future, then keeping it in a certificate of deposit in the United States is no longer a very good idea. To use you're "clever" comment, well Duh.
Of what use is your opinion on the matter at all; if you're neither going to point out something that isn't already obvious, nor make a case for action one way or another? I'd be curious to see either of you answer those questions intelligently.
Dashenka said to respond as though she knew nothing at all about the question. So i provided here a response which points out things that someone who has never thought about might not have thought of. Not everything is always already obvious to everyone, Einstein.
And you can bet i don't give a **** whether or not you consider those responses intelligent.
Spendi was rude to you, Set, but he wasn't wrong in the point he was making
and he made one. And no part of it flew over my head.
It apparently shot right over your head and the head of that great braying jackass from England that i was not predicting the future behavior of any currency, and was responding appropriately to a request for comments which would assume that the author of this thread knew absolutely nothing about the subject. On such a basis, it were idiotic (in other words, right up your and your ally's alley) to suggest that anything were "already obvioius."
My seemingly unappreciated point and purpose for posting here at all; was to point out that any single currency is a gamble against the rest and that the proven way to reduce this risk is to diversify. This is obvious too, but it seems few people actually do it, so I thought it might be helpful to point it out.
Nothing i wrote said or implied that Dashenka should not diversify her investment portfolio. She asked about her certificates of deposit in U.S. dollars, and asked for a response which assumed that she knew nothing. She did not say that those cds represented the entirety of her investments, so you have no good reason to assume that they are, and that she would therefore need to use that capital in order to diversify.
I made no assumptions about her meaning, and responded only to the question . . . clown.