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Sun Jan 25

Income Investor Boards Post

JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 1:43 PM

Sat Jan 24

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 10:43 AM

Re: Form 709?

I've lent my daughter $54K to buy a condo so my grandson
could have an address in a preferred school district.
Our intention is to sell it in two years and use the
proceeds for college.


A friend of mine inherited a condo [more]

Fri Jan 23

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 12:43 PM

Re: 800 year momentum backtest!

Did they estimate an inflation rate over the period?

And even if they did estimate an inflation rate, which inflation rate did they use?


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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:36 PM

Re: IBM 170 or 140 today?

Its better to invest the money in to get to the top place in your primary bread and butter - cloud offering.

Is it?

Imagine a company manufacturing whips for horse-and-buggy drivers. Would they be better off investing on [more]

Tue Jan 20

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:00 PM

Re: BRK the answer to fear of loss

An economy that requires unlimited growth, especially at exponential rates, cannot endure in a finite system, such as a single planet. That can result only in environmental degradation, uneven wealth distribution, and eventual collapse.
I see
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Mon Jan 19

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JeanDavid posted to the Railroads board. 4:18 PM

Yet another.

It is really dangerous to walk on railroad tracks. In this case, perhaps the 2-year-old kid did not know any better, but his parents should have been paying more attention. It is difficult for parents to pay enough attention, but when they don't, [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 7:41 AM

Re: Stop Loss?

How would you backtest an investment strategy with a stop-loss component realistically? Would you not need minute-by-minute price data for the stocks that might be involved? Because some high-frequency traders, or even simple price manipulators, [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:29 AM

Re: BRK the answer to fear of loss

So if I understand you correctly you are saying that hoarding is good and investment is bad. Did I understand that correctly?

You did not understand me correctly if that is what you think I said.

Investment, in the sense of [more]

Sun Jan 18

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:26 PM

Re: BRK the answer to fear of loss

Thus, an average investor can put his money long-term into BRK (multiple generations) knowing compound interest will be rewarding for generations.

It is a terrible thing to make your living off interest, because all you are doing is [more]

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JeanDavid posted to the Railroads board. 7:20 AM

Did the train jump the tracks and run after him?

Apparently, this was not a suicide. People never learn?

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Thu Jan 15

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:39 PM

Re: Poll: Ten years from now.

The 'A's will be a $1,000,000 in August 2032.

What will $1,000,000 be worth in 2032? Will I be able to buy a new car with it? Will I be able to ensure it for a year with it? Will I be able to fill the tank on my old car with it? Or [more]

Tue Jan 13

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:22 PM

Re: Poll: Board Mungo

He or someone he trusts has to stumble upon you and get to know you in a sort of social situation. There will likely never be an interview, and of course you would have to be shocked, surprised and honored if WEB suddenly offered you a place in [more]

Sat Jan 10

Income Investor Boards Post

JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 12:15 PM

Fri Jan 9

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 9:40 PM

Re: any quick comments about Taxact?

"I can imagine taking my laptop to work...."

But I do not see how they could block a particular application.


Applications often look to particular ports. If an external one is trying to come in, or responding to
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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:36 PM

Re: Cap-weighted vs. equal-weighted (slight retu

I ran a fund for six years, wound down in 2012.
My gosh, what a horrible business to be in.
And that sentiment has nothing do to with the actual selection of investments, nor the clients.
The useless paperwork and the paperwork-related
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Thu Jan 8

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 6:25 PM

Re: Filing US taxes

It's kind of hard to tell if TaxACT can deal with an Oil & Gas MLP by looking at the list of forms and schedules. I didn't see a "Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) listed, so it looks like TaxACt my be unable to handle this kind of [more]

Wed Jan 7

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JeanDavid posted to the Improve the Fool board. 2:06 PM

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 10:23 AM

Re: Changes in TurboTax

If you are accustomed to reaching for TurboTax Deluxe to do your taxes, and you use Schedule C or Schedule D, you may want to reconsider your options.

TurboTax Deluxe no longer supports schedules C & D. For that functionality you'll
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Tue Jan 6

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:29 PM

Re: Question On Selling BRK.B

I believe that there are annuity products where you pay a fixed amount now and you get paid back starting very late in life. Kind of an insurance policy against living too long or outliving your savings.
That seems like an especially good idea
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Mon Jan 5

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