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Wed Apr 23

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GeekGod replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:07 AM

Re: AI- The Final Invention

As someone once said: "The future doesn't need us".

If you're worried about that far into the future, passing a law isn't going to make a difference.

There's even an argument that it would be immoral: if greater [more]

Tue Apr 22

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GeekGod replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:11 PM

Re: AI- The Final Invention

Why would a super-AI want to destroy all of its tools?

Sat Apr 19

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GeekGod replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:02 PM

Re: WalMart and Nickles

This site keeps track of the metal value in coins:
http://www.coinflation.com/
For a while the nickel was worth about 7 cents in metal value (mostly copper) as I remember, but now it's back under 5 [more]

Wed Apr 16

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GeekGod replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 5:18 PM

Re: S&P equal weight

The total distribution for the last two years [for RSP] were only from Dividend Income.

Good to know, thanks!

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GeekGod replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 2:11 PM

Re: S&P equal weight

S&P equal weight ETF (RSP) has outperformed an S&P 500 market cap weighted index ETF (SPY) by 2.8 percentage points per year.

Thanks. Before I'd buy it though, I'd want to know the tax implications. Yahoo shows an annual [more]

Tue Apr 15

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GeekGod replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:00 PM

Re: 5 ticket punch card, bis

Five year average ROE is a wonderful figure, though.
The FT.com screener is the only place I know where you can get it directly and easily.
It's not hard to pull off a Value Line page, but it can't be calculated
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Thu Mar 20

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GeekGod replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:16 PM

Re: Apples to Oranges, Mangos and Bananas

Had both been purchased after the crash, the average would have been $2800.
So, even after a thousand year holding period the portfolio would still
be worth 29% more


Not only that, you get a double-win with low prices: [more]

Tue Mar 11

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GeekGod replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:30 PM

Re: Approaching The Abyss...

Yes, it's a terrible thing when I owe myself money.

Good point, but when you owe yourself, you know not to expect too much. When debt gets out of whack globally, though, individuals believe they own more than they really do. Then they [more]

Thu Mar 6

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GeekGod replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:22 PM

Re: OT bluecollarTim retirement homage to sonnypage

Also a IN YOUR FACE to geekgod

Lol, I love how you call this an homage to sonnypage, when the "in your face" was the actual reason for posting.

I don't wish bad results on anyone, and I'm glad you've done well. I [more]

Mon Mar 3

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GeekGod replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:54 PM

Re: Thoughts on Posco?

If and when the China construction bubble pops, how much damage is that like to do to Posco in the short/medium term?

Definitely a worry of mine too. But lately I've been realizing that my worst investment decisions have been due to [more]

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GeekGod replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:44 PM

Re: Thoughts on Posco?

How is it that this happened to get disclosed?

I'm not sure. I checked it out on Edgar before posting just to make sure:
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GeekGod replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:21 PM

Re: Thoughts on Posco?

As of last month, it looks like Munger's Daily Journal had it as one of their four stocks (the rest being the usual banks). Only about 4% of the total value (total being around $100M if I remember right).
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Sat Feb 15

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GeekGod replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:14 PM

Re: Does anyone else find it a bit odd...

I find it far more odd that back in 2009 when he could have added to AXP at 3X the average earnings of the previous five years, he added not a share. That kind of blows my mind.

I believe BRK is prohibited from adding to their
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