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I neither understand bonds, nor bondage.
Maybe it's just the fact that I'm not really wired to think in terms of inverse relationships.
Or any relationships for that matter.
Although, maybe if I understood bondage better Sugar Momma would change her opinion about my understanding of relationships.
I do better with correlation. For example, I do understand that over the past couple of months, whenever Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has spoken, it was a clear opportunity to make money by buying gold or silver before he spoke. Today was no different.
In the case of bonds (and currencies) I get confused thinking about whether I would want values going up or down. Just way too much thought seems to be necessary. Besides, I still have that belief that bonds are for the feeble and infirm and need to be held for a long time.
I have the attention span of a gnat and maybe the life expectancy, as well, so I really don't want to be overly involved with anything that's going to require me learning its name.
It used to be that if you held onto something for a long time, that was a good sign. You held onto winners and cut your losers.
Although I don't understand inverses, I do just the reverse.