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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3 minutes ago

Re: Bull Markets don't die of old age

Gold is not always a good store of value.

I agree. But nothing is always a good store of value. If I thought it were, I would probably have 50% of my assets in physical precious metals instead of only about [more]

Sun Aug 20

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:38 PM

Re: Bull Markets don't die of old age

[Gold] a measure of inflation plus the change in the purchasing power when selling an ounce of gold.
A worthwhile distinction...never think for a moment that an ounce of gold can
be traded for the same basket of goods and services now
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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:45 PM

Re: Bull Markets don't die of old age

While the world today runs on fiat currency, over the centuries most fiat currencies have lost value or became worthless.

That sounds optimistic.

I have read (but not verified) that the average life of a fiat currency is [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 12:32 PM

Re: Why must I login sometimes?

Starting a few months ago, I have had to log in to The Motley Fool every month or so. Why is that?

Welcome to a new manager's decision that we all have to live with. More than likely he will soon be long gone but his change to
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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:37 AM

Re: Bull Markets don't die of old age

Always keep enough gold on hand to bribe the border guards.

I forgot about another problem. One time when I was crossing the border between US and Canada, the US put a bunch of armed guards with dogs on the train to do "exit [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:25 AM

Re: Bull Markets don't die of old age

Always keep enough gold on hand to bribe the border guards.

I wonder. Would a border guard rely on a US one-ounce gold eagle coin as a $1,287.00 bribe? How would (s)he know it was genuine? To buy one of those yesterday would cost [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:06 AM

Re: Bull Markets don't die of old age

Catnip to the power-hungry narcissist.

The following is a true story. I know one of the participants.

In the dining hall of a university, a bunch of students were talking about another student not present. One of the [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Railroads board. 7:55 AM

Re: Farley PO will replace Penn station

Why waste the money?

The Farley project would not solve Penn Station’s operational problems or add capacity for more trains, but it would provide many passengers with a more pleasant place to wait to board trains. For diversions, it will [more]

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JeanDavid posted to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 7:26 AM

Why must I login sometimes?

In the past, I could go years without logging in to The Motley Fool.
Starting a few months ago, I have had to log in to The Motley Fool every month or so. Why is that? I do not log out, nor do I delete cookies.

Fri Aug 18

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 9:48 PM

Re: Your recommendations

One needs to remember its what happens over the long run that is important.

I entirely agree. I was posting the daily upson downs to show how volatile the prices could be in the short-term, and how unimportant that was.

For [more]

Thu Aug 17

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 10:54 AM

Re: New Member need help

How do i get to a proprietary board??

You go to the top of TMF's part of your screen, point at Premium Advice and select one of the ones to which you are subscribed.

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 9:52 AM

Re: Your recommendations

In the short term, stock prices go up and down quite rapidly. I am up $4204 so far today; some days I am down over $10,000. Now I prefer being up to being down, but if I allowed these short-term price movements to upset me, I would change my [more]

Wed Aug 16

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 10:06 AM

Re: Your recommendations

You recommended SSYS. When I finally got out on my own, it was with a $2,200. loss.....thanks!
You recommended TRVG. I am now sitting with a $673. paper loss..............Thanks! What now??
You recommended MELI. Fortunately after that
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Tue Aug 15

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 3:41 PM

Re: penney stocks

What are the groups opinion on these, and any decent ones out there?

8-(, no.

I will sell you my two shares of
NEWCASTLE GOLD LTD Ordinary Shares (PC)
OTC BBN : CTMQF

The Trailing F means it a foreign, non [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 2:05 PM

Re: Can you contribute to 401K if 1099 not W2?

To the OP: If you truly are an independent contractor, you also need to determine if you need some type of liability coverage, errors and omissions coverage, etc.

I worked a lot of my life doing engineering. But never self-employed [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 12:23 AM

Re: RAID

While doing some housecleaning I came across a hard drive. ... . Well, apparently it is RAID. I was able to get far enough to figure that much out (using software from a coworker). I'm hoping it's RAID1 (not certain, but probable) because [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 12:16 AM

Re: Newbie and How many stocks per position ?

Great example, JD, but in this case, I am not sure OP has a 36 year investment window. :-)

I suppose not. Even if the OP does have that long a window, it is very unlikely that Berkshire-Hathaway will ever be able to match those [more]

Mon Aug 14

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 7:12 AM

Re: Newbie and How many stocks per position ?

One trap many fools fall into is thinking too much about how many shares they own and not enough about the value of those shares. They think they are somehow doing better buying a lot of shares of cheap stocks rather than just a few shares of more [more]

Sun Aug 13

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:16 PM

Re: How best to diversify out of US dollar?

I've been feeling I need to be less dollar dependent for awhile now. However, since my basic investment investment style could best be described as extreme slothiness, I've typically done nothing about my overweight dollar [more]

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