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Mon Apr 20

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:07 AM

Re: Legacies by Implication

"...but return of principal is still at stake and that risk varies by issuer, as reflected in different credit ratings..."

Dear Bear:

I questioned that myself. I'll explain.

German bonds are top rated and [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:54 AM

Re: Legacies by Implication

AH! I just saw your second post. PM said that too. I'm going to try Google Docs next time. I've used it a bit, and for most of my purposes it simple and easy enough.

Thank you for your suggestion!

FM

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:52 AM

Re: Legacies by Implication

"...Very interesting thought!...

Dear whafa:

I assume you mean that negative yields imply legacy currencies.

Suissebear, disagrees about the risk implications of individual sovereigns in the EU. I would expect [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:59 AM

Re: Legacies by Implication

"...These are characters that MS Word uses that HTML does not recognize..."----Qazu

"... I know that using fancy formatting in MS Word won't transfer very well to a text-based [more]

Sun Apr 19

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:59 PM

Re: Legacies by Implication

"... I know that using fancy formatting in MS Word won't transfer very well to a text-based board..."

Dear PM:

Thanks, and yes I guess MS word doesn't transfer text well. I'm totally traumatized! It might be month's [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:11 PM

Re: Legacies by Implication

The Fool!? I've been using MS Word a lot recently, with a 'word bible' and I'm learning that documents end up being WYGIPLFWYS : What you get is pot luck from what you see!!!!!!

Still boiling!

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:30 PM

Re: Legacies by Implication

"...I think you may have found an immediate an in Circe method to find the value of the Drachma, or more importantly the Mark, on the day the Euro comes apart..."

Dear Qazu:

Indeed and that's the point. But I'm [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:01 PM

Re: Legacies by Implication

P.S. I hate MS Word. I do not know where all the extra question marks came from.

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:58 PM

Legacies by Implication

?“...What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet...”--- William Shakespeare ?


Dear disinterested Fools:?

In spite of rivers of liquidity flooding economies in Europe and Japan, [more]

Thu Apr 16

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:01 PM

Bouncing Bonds

"...Treasuries yields rose, with prices under pressure after the Philadelphia Federal Reserve's survey of economic activity came in reasonably strong, and Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer told CNBC that U.S. inflation is headed toward the [more]

Fri Apr 10

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:23 PM

Re: Half of Americans avoid the stock market

"...More than half of Americans, 52 percent, are currently not investing in the stock market... ...21 percent said they don't trust stock brokers or financial advisors"

Dear dave:

Excellent statistic! If I may [more]

Tue Apr 7

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:24 PM

Re: Obsessive Counting

"...Because new firm births generate a portion of employment growth each month, non-sampling methods must be used to estimate this growth...."

Dear Wendy:

Thank you for noting the CES Net Birth/Death model [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:39 PM

Re: Obsessive Counting

"...Some quick math... ...would suggest that we would need an extra 153,000 each month (553,000 in total) to be the same percentage as 400,000 new jobs added in mid 90s..."

Dear Hawk:

Thank you for that. [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:14 AM

Re: Obsessive Counting

"...That's an "adjusted" figure, which means it's not perfect..."

Dear GH:

Thanks! I'll check that out for sure! And yeah, it's possible, but wages and jobs and a bundle of other things just don't seem to [more]

Mon Apr 6

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:49 PM

Obsessive Counting

"...Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it..."---Fyodor Dostoevsky

Dear sleepless [more]

Fri Apr 3

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:00 PM

Re: Greece default and Grexit imminent

"... Greece is drawing up drastic plans to... ...introduce a parallel currency to pay bills..."

Dear Bear:

I know all the pitfalls, and woes and wails it would cause, and that it doesn't really solve any problems, [more]

Thu Apr 2

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:26 PM

Re: Totally OT: Cancer is gone!

"... I DO NOT HAVE CANCER ANYMORE...HOORAY!..."

Dear Wendy:

Congratulations, indeed!

Last evening I watched the last of Ken Burns three part documentary on cancer: "Cancer: The Emperor of All [more]

Mon Mar 30

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:39 PM

Re: An Excellent Read

Dear hound:

You're welcome!

Follow up: Note his reference to the 'depression' in Europe after he noted that US rates will rise with EU recovery. It seems to me as a case of 2 + 2 = 4. I need to find the transcript; probably not out [more]

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:49 PM

An Excellent Read

"...Low interest rates are not a short-term aberration, but part of a long-term trend..." Former Fed Chair Mr. Ben Bernanke

Dear interested Fools:

My attention was drawn to former Federal Reserve Chair Ben [more]

Fri Mar 27

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:04 PM

Re: Totally OT: Good news

"...This too shall pass..."

Dear Wendy:

Thank Heavens!

Put your mind into your work! To catch your interest, you should know that Chair Yellen had some extraordinary non specific but specific things to say [more]

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