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Fri Sep 19

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:32 PM

Re: Household net worth at record high

"...Assets have been shifting toward the wealthier, while debt (especially student loans) have been shifting toward the younger and poorer...."

Dear Wendy:

I hope the following link to a PBS News Hour report on the [more]

Wed Sep 10

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:37 PM

Re: PBS Frontline on Ebola

"...What would make more sense would be to fly a MASH unit set up to Africa..."

Dear JLC:

That's in the works:

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Sun Sep 7

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:01 PM

Re: OT:Khan Academy Algebra II

"...I have only achieved 88 percent mastery in Algebra II and I..."

Dear quaz:

If an economist were to chart you excellent progress, he might shout "BUBBLE"!

I've seen the Khan academy stuff and [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:24 PM

Re: PBS Frontline on Ebola

"...Personally, I wouldn't touch the chocolate or drink the cocoa..."

Dear Dan:

Likes ain't got nothing to do with it.

Point being, cocoa beans and the labor needed to harvest those beans ignores [more]

Sat Sep 6

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:47 AM

Re: PBS Frontline on Ebola

"... I have, once more, changed my upcoming African itinerary..."

Dear Jeff:

Just an aside, I've dabbled with cocoa, futures at first and now with NIBS, the cocoa ETF, for decades.

Over those many [more]

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:54 AM

PBS Frontline on Ebola

"...“It felt like being in a war zone where the enemy is invisible,” says Dabbous, who recently spent two weeks on the ground in Sierra Leone filming the epidemic-up close with reporter Shaunagh Connaire...."

Dear concerned [more]

Fri Sep 5

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:52 PM

An Opinion on FN media.

"...The stock market once again closed at record levels thanks to a stronger-than-expected jobs report on Friday morning..."---CNN Money, 6 June

"...U.S. stocks erased losses and rose on Friday, with the Dow Jones [more]

Wed Sep 3

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:16 PM

Re: The Fed blames you and me

"...Obviously, the Fed figures you and I should pile the debt mountain ever higher..."

Dear steve:

Great heads-up post on the Fed! Goes to show that sometimes, they can be, well, rather detached? Or aloof? [more]

Wed Aug 27

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:02 PM

Re: OT: Washington, DC destroyed

"... I'm sure that Vietnam will become a close friend, and it is actually pretty close now..."

Dear Bruce:

I don't know if friend equates with ally. But you do raise a remarkably good point: Does war planning [more]

Sun Aug 24

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:34 PM

Re: OT: Washington, DC destroyed

LOL! Maybe I can write a trashy novel;-)

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:27 PM

Re: OT: Washington, DC destroyed

"...By 1914, 100 years after the British burned the U.S. capital, the U.S. was an ally and came to the defense of Great Britain in 2 World Wars..."

Dear Wendy:

I'm inspired!:-)

However, I need to find a [more]

Fri Aug 22

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:16 PM

Re: < 0%

"...We will have taken this golden opportunity to borrow at a rate at or even below inflation to vastly improve our economy and our future..."

Dear 'Hawk':

Hear! Hear!

Let's even think a step further and [more]

Thu Aug 21

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:30 PM

Re: < 0%

P.S. :

"...Alan Greenspan called it a "conundrum" when lack of sufficient Treasuries to meet international demand caused long-term Treasury yields to remain low when the Fed raised interest rates in [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:34 PM

Re: < 0%

"...The extremely low European bond yields coupled with a drop in the U.S. Federal deficit (hence issuance of Treasuries) could exacerbate the effect..."

Dear Wendy:

Thank you.

IMHO one of the reasons the [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:04 PM

Re: OT - Human/Neanderthals Interbred

"...I have this vision of a human teen girl bringing her Neanderthal boyfriend home to meet the parents for the first time..."

Dear Tim:

Yeah, all this Neanderthal coexistence theory has been in the all the [more]

Wed Aug 20

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:45 PM

< 0%

"...Germany sold over 4 billion euros of a new two-year bond, with demand from investors double that amount despite the average yield and the coupon both being zero..."---Reuters

Dear unyielding Fools:

In the light [more]

Sun Aug 17

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:37 PM

Re: WHO: Ebola

"... I really did not understand -- and still don't -- the importance of the transmission mechanism..."

Dear alert Fools:

I guess that it's fair to assume that the experts in the field of virology know what they're [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:52 PM

Re: OT: Shadow's Run

"...I have hardly posted at all for a while now, mostly because I have come to realize that I do not have anything interesting to say..."

Dear Rich:

True, but it's always worth waiting for until you do! (An [more]

Tue Aug 12

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:54 PM

Re: Ebola: Dead abandoned in streets

AH! Merci beaucoup, Monsieur!

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:40 AM

Re: Ebola: Dead abandoned in streets

P.S.: "Alien" was actually based on another Sci-fi that stuck in my head like a bad commercial jingle. It was a 1950s era B rated Sci-fi titled "It: the Terror From Beyond Space"

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