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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 5:49 PM

Re: OT: Well, that's a relief!

Is this really true? It seems to me GDP is a measure of output. Profits on the other hand are a measure of output less costs. If costs go down, say from real wages declining, profit growth can outperform GDP growth for very long periods of time. [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:42 PM

Re: How to Keep a Customer & Lose Win8

Meanwhile I wish I could play with Windows 8 somehow just to see if I could relate to it. Maybe I'll look for a demo.

Why, with Windows 9 coming out ...

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 1:25 PM

Re: Interesting Question

Here is a view, by someone you might consider to be extreme, even to the extent of wearing a tinfoil hat. But you may find some truth in it, and a partial explanation.

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:15 AM

Re: Interesting Question

I thought maybe this would be a good board on which to ask this question: With all of today's technology, why does it take 3 days for stock transactions to close?

Why doesn't this happen immediately? It's not like you have a 3-day cooling
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Wed Aug 20

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

Re: BRK-A $300,000 in 3 years

Traditional "safe" investments, like certificates of deposits, yield a pittance.

Here, I disagree with you. Or, I go further than you do, to be more exact. When I consider the after tax, after inflation returns, on things [more]

Tue Aug 19

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:42 PM

Re: OT geopolitcal risk

Seriously, who could really conceive of 9/11 until it happened?

Seriously? Those with sufficient imagination to think outside of the box, who could put together the many different warnings. They might not have picked the right day, or [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:32 PM

Re: BRK-A $300,000 in 3 years

Can you explain why you think the current inflation rate is close to 10%?

I do not know what your inflation rate is, but my inflation rate is at least that high.


I just want to clarify that my answer is [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:43 PM

Re: BRK-A $300,000 in 3 years

Can you explain why you think the current inflation rate is close to 10%?

I do not know what your inflation rate is, but my inflation rate is at least that high. Because, while my quality of life - standard of living [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:15 AM

Re: BRK-A $300,000 in 3 years

The numerologically pleasing $300,000 A, $200 B price may be reached in 3 years.

It seems possible to me, but I continue to worry: what will $300,000 be worth in three years in terms of today's dollars. And I absolutely do not [more]

Mon Aug 18

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JeanDavid replied to the Railroads board. 1:11 PM

Re: Two dead in another collision

This looks like human error. Someone ran past a red signal.


Cab signals and automatic train control, a technology invented in the 1920s, almost 100 years ago would have prevented even if the engineer's had both died [more]

Thu Aug 14

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:48 PM

Re: Bad Timing

The author couldn't have chosen a worse day to write an article titled "Has Buffett Lost His Touch?"

I do not know about that. When would be a good day to write that article again? I hope a month before that day comes, that [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:52 PM

Re: Poll: BRKA at 200k-Buy, sell, or hold

dripping our dividends

Good idea. I am doing the same with my Berkshire Class A dividends.
I am doing the same with my Berkshire Class B dividends. ;-)

Wed Aug 13

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 7:25 AM

Re: Jeff Fischer, PLEASE stop spamming me

You must be new here.

From my profile: Fool Since: October 17 2001


You both are new here:

From my profile: Fool Since: April 4 1997

I wish I started on April 1. ;-)

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:15 AM

Re: 200k celebration

Let the retirees have their day in the sun!

I am retired, and yet I do not wish to sell my BRK.A shares anywhere near soon. If I am lucky, I will not sell them at all. I suppose it will be good discipline, since I have the share [more]

Tue Aug 12

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:36 PM

Re: 200k celebration

I remember it going down 50% TWICE since I've owned it!

Stay calm.......


I am calm about Berkshire's stock price in dollars, but I am not calm about the stock price of Berkshire going up fast enough to keep up with the [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:31 PM

Re: 200k celebration

I remember June 1998 when it was rushing up to $84,000 and a little above. It seemed absolutely crazy. I wondered if it would get up to $100,000 by my birthday (July 1), but sanity slowly crept in, and $84k was the peak and it dropped down from there [more]

Mon Aug 11

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:07 PM

Re: 200k celebration

a lot of traders had to add a digit to the share price field on their quotation screens just for Berkshire.

I remember way back when Quicken could not handle a screwball stock price like $4321 (I made up that number, but it was not [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:07 AM

Re: news from ghu

"The other obvious risk is a crash in the rouble"

"why should it crash?"

Well, the Ukrainian crisis hasn't been good for the Russian economy. I wouldn't be surprised if Putin does what almost every other
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Sat Aug 9

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:10 PM

Re: news from ghu

Since none of my commentators have troubled to read Jim Grant's opinion on Sberbank I dismiss their outpourings as worthless, as I had expected.

I found only a citation of Jim Grant's opinion and it was so brief as to be of no value [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:03 PM

Re: Paul Craig Roberts (political)

Thank you, ilmostro, for starting this thread. On the other hand, I hope it ends soon. I think politics and investing economics are closely related, and being informed about both is useful. But that need not be said over and over again, especially [more]

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