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Thu Mar 20

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:20 PM

Re: Yellen's speech (mis)interpreted...

"...Expect some reassuring words from the Fed soon if the markets continue to assume that Yellen's speech was a signal of hawkishness...."

Dear hound:

I can agree with that. I'm sure that other Fed board members [more]

Fri Mar 14

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:58 PM

Re: Limit damage from credit card fraud

"...Consumers Not Powerless in the Face of Card Fraud...

Dear Wendy:

I have one major credit card: American Express through Bank of America which I applied for through Costco.

I use that [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:09 AM

Re: OT missing 777

"...It's down somewhere where there aren't any witnesses, being picked apart, just like an Escalade in Detroit..."

Dear sleuthing Fools:

First off, we can only speculate until some evidence shows [more]

Wed Mar 12

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FastMike commented on an article. 6:56 PM

Why Shares of Capstone Turbine Corporation Jumped Today

Well, at least the article didn't mention the mere incremental increase in volume traded over the past several sessions.

Tue Mar 11

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:07 PM

Re: Data Brokers

"...Maybe later tonight or tomorrow I'll go over to the computer board and start asking those guys as well as this is starting to veer into more 'puter than METAR..."

Dear Poz:

If you wanted to pay, it was laddered [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:42 AM

Re: Data Brokers

"... By the time you see who it is, they already have you on their system, not so?..."

Dear Poz:

All the trackers, in red, are indicated as blocked but may be unblocked.

There are other types that are [more]

Mon Mar 10

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:41 PM

Data Brokers

"...Steve Kroft investigates the multibillion dollar industry that collects, analyzes and sells the personal information of millions of Americans with virtually no oversight..."---60 Minutes

Dear profiled Fools:

It [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:01 PM

Re: Totally OT: "Cosmos" program starts Su

"...Neil deGrasse Tyson... ...is a WONDERFUL science host..."---WendyBG

Dear spaced-out Fools:

Just a quick follow up the 'new Cosmos'. Ya know something? It was far better than I expected, especially when Tyson [more]

Sat Mar 8

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:26 PM

Re: Circle Up

"...6: a natural person who has individual net worth, or joint net worth with the person’s spouse, that exceeds $1 million at the time of the purchase, excluding the value of the primary residence of such person;

7: a natural person
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Fri Mar 7

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:08 PM

Re: Circle Up

"... I suppose want might want to look at the smaller regionals, and maybe a CircleUp if and when it ever goes public..."

Dear MrC:

Never mind investing in CircleUp. Think about investing with [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:06 PM

Re: Unemployment report: stable

"...nonfarm payroll employment increased by 175,000...unemployment rate was little changed at 6.7 percent..."

Dear Wendy:

Excuse my skepticism, but when I read about the upward revisions for the previous months [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:00 AM

Re: Does heaven direct it?

Correction. It should read:"...it was not outstanding but it beat the consensus and showed a little more strength-payroll jobs. Total nonfarm payroll jobs gained 175,000 in February after a 129,000 rise in January and an 84,000 increase in [more]

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:49 AM

Does heaven direct it?

"...Nonfarm payroll employment in January rose 113,000, following a revised increase of 75,000 for December and after a revised rise of 274,000 for November. The net revisions for November and December were up 34,000. Private payrolls [more]

Wed Mar 5

Article Comment

FastMike commented on an article. 3:23 PM

Why Shares of Capstone Turbine Corporation Popped Today

Did anyone notice the action in this morning's pre-market. Nearly 700,000 shares traded and pre market high was $2.11?

It opened at $2.05 and traded nearly 10 million shares in the first hour, more than four

[more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:14 PM

Re: OT: The Permafrost Strain.

"...Methinks this is because the bug eggs are in the packages when you buy them..."

Dear epicurean Fools:

Whatever it is, ramen noodles, steel cut oats, canned soups, whatever, just make sure you get a good supply [more]

Tue Mar 4

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:01 PM

OT: The Permafrost Strain.

"...The last time it infected anything was more than 30,000 years ago, but in the laboratory it has sprung to life once again..."---BBC

Dear squeamish Fools:

Just a little OT note of scientific interest. Apparently, [more]

Mon Mar 3

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:46 PM

Re: Ukraine invasion and asset prices

"...From a purely market perspective, the least destabilizing action would be to shrug our shoulders, accept the Russian annexation of Crimea as a fait accompli, and do absolutely nothing else. Any move to punish Russia will probably also [more]

Sun Mar 2

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:01 PM

Re: Control Panel: Cold War 2?

"...Putin accepted Merkel's proposal to establish a "fact-finding mission" like a contact group, possibly under the leadership of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), to start a political [more]

Thu Feb 27

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:23 AM

Re: Poll: Should Climate Change be a banned topic

"... Generating a lot more heat than light..."

Dear warming Fools:

No! Properly focused, climate change is a global macroeconomic issue.

As an example, I present the PBS News Hour segment which aired [more]

Tue Feb 25

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:52 PM

Re: Bitcoin Setback?

"...Double-spending is the result of successfully spending some money more than once. Bitcoin protects against double spending by verifying each transaction added to the block chain to ensure that the inputs for the transaction had not [more]

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