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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:28 PM

Re: The high cost of medical care

"...the average price tag for a 3T MRI unit is about $2.4 million, according to a recent ECRI Institute report..."---DOTmed

Dear Wendy:

I hope all is well!

Here's an estimate for the Siemens 3T from a [more]

Tue Dec 23

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:57 PM

Re: Well, well, well, well..., well

"...That was certainly a lot of hand wringing exaggeration, mixed with sanctimonious self righteousness..."

Dear namkato:

I must warn you, sir, flattery will get you nowhere with me!

"...Commodity [more]

Mon Dec 22

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:46 PM

Revenge of the Nerds??

"...North Korea’s already tenuous links to the Internet went completely dark on Monday after days of instability, in what Internet monitors described as one of the worst North Korean network failures in years..."---New York [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:09 AM

Re: Well, well, well, well..., well

"...So that is why the prohibition on bailing out swaps was nestled into the recent must pass appropriations bill?.."

Dear David:

Ya' dink? (But let's not go there.)

Your 'A-political' Fool,
FM

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:07 AM

Re: Well, well, well, well..., well

"...But energy producers and the lenders who lend them money take a beating if prices drop too much, and the owners/stockholders of these companies take a beating themselves, and a lot of their employees lose their [more]

Sun Dec 21

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:09 PM

Well, well, well, well..., well

”...When we examine the Granger causality in risk, the results indicate that at the confidence level of 95% or 99%, whether for the upside risk or downside risk, both WTI and Brent returns have significant two-way Granger causality in risk. This [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:37 PM

Re: The high cost of medical care

Dear Wendy:

I hope you won't mind if I respond by saying never mind the cost and do whatever it takes to get well. Your 'persona' reaches out more than you might realize.

You'll be in my thoughts and prayers, too.

Mike

Thu Dec 18

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:33 PM

Re: Swiss miss

"...I wonder if a whole lot of Russian money flooding in may have triggered this? ..."

Dear Tim:

No doubt, but as Yoda alluded to in an earlier post, the 'elite' of Russia have a 'czarist era' attitude; they'll [more]

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:34 AM

Swiss miss

"...A charge of 0.25 percent on sight deposits, the cash-like holdings of commercial banks at the central bank, will apply as of Jan. 22, the Zurich-based central bank said in a statement today. That’s the same day as the European Central [more]

Tue Dec 16

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

Re: Strange Stuff

"...will the fun never stop?.."

Dear Tim, et. al. :

Early on this morning S&P futures were down 17 points. Market opened down. I went for my morning 5 mile fast walk, and when I returned, the S&P cash was up [more]

Mon Dec 15

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:40 PM

China's Treasury Holdings

"...China held $1.25 trillion in U.S. debt as of October, a $13.6 billion drop from September, the Treasury Department said in a monthly report today. The nation remains the largest foreign holder, ahead of Japan, whose stockpile increased [more]

Thu Dec 11

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:35 PM

A Correction to a Previous Post

"...Treasury bonds make interest payments semi-annually and the income that holders receive is only taxed at the federal level..." Investopedia

Dear forgiving Fools:

I could make plenty of excuses. Dozens, if not [more]

Wed Dec 10

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:24 PM

10 Year Note auction Results.

"...The Treasury Department auctioned $21 billion in 10-year notes at a high yield of 2.214 percent, the lowest yield since June 2013..."---CNBC

Dear notable Fools:

The CNBC website headline reads, "Treasury [more]

Sun Dec 7

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:37 PM

Re: Saudis Holding Out.

"...What they will do this time who knows, they have demonstrated the capacity to take huge hits to their oil revenues without reining in spending at all and they have huge reserves to sustain that?.."

Dear [more]

Fri Dec 5

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:48 PM

Re: Math Expert Needed

Thank you, also. I just couldn't resist big long columns of numbers, so ignored the obvious.

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:23 PM

Re: Math Expert Needed

Thank you!

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:57 PM

Math Expert Needed

"...Table B-1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry sector and selected industry detail..."

Dear recapitulative Fools:

How does one arrive at that 321,000 number from table B-1? (Or can this spreadsheet be [more]

Thu Dec 4

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FastMike commented on TMFPostOfTheDay's blog post. 2:09 PM

Russia in OPEC Crosshairs

That's all really well and good. And there's quite a bit of complexity in the developement in that part of the world as it is today. However, as you can see by my sloppy editing in that very teenie-tiny sketch of a nutshell, my

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Wed Dec 3

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:32 PM

Re: Russia in crosshairs of OPEC

"...The Russians are Slavic people..."

Dear jaagu:

Yeah, you're correct. I wanted to compress everything into the essentials so I did leave out volumes of fascinating historical details.

Although the [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:28 PM

Re: OT: Brain Drain

LOL!

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