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Mon Nov 24

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:42 PM

Re: Another disciple of Permanent Portfolio

JeanDavid, msg 253777, a few days ago referred to "productive farm" as an example, but that's completely illiquid and can only handle a very small amount of capital at one time, even if it did work.

If you believe in [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:09 PM

Re: Retained Earnings Test

Averaging is a fantastic way to pull the signal from the noise in that sort of situation.

It certainly is. But in calculus terms, averaging is a lot like the integration process. On another project, I was trying to pick up weak [more]

Sun Nov 23

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:56 AM

Re: Retained Earnings Test

To me the problem is the distraction from meaningless squiggles. Those come from short term price
fluctuations and from a lack of cyclical adjustment on earnings.
So, we simply look at rate of change in value rather than rate of
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Sat Nov 22

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 11:46 PM

Re: Is this legal tax avoidance ?

So my question is, can I set up a UGMA (uniform gift to minor account)or a UTNA (universal transfer to minor account) gift or transfer 14K/year to both my minor kids,they are in 8th and 9th grades then turn around and sell it on their behalf to [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:34 PM

Re: Duracell great new product

Wireless charging station sounds like great technology, but how will your device be equipped to deal with it? The best you can hope for is a USB plugin. But more likely specially equipped devices smart phones, laptops, and tablets will be [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 4:45 PM

Re: Poll: New landlord - should I get an EIN

My other advice is to get a CPA to help you set up your required book keeping system. (S)He should be able to advise you about the best course of action would be in the state where you are doing business

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 6:06 AM

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:53 AM

Re: Behold the "Mirai" (Future)

We would certainly be better off not to have those ICE's running
in our cities by the thousands, they certainly don't improve the air we breathe.
We got used to the pollution, but electric cars would be a way better solution.
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Fri Nov 21

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 12:56 PM

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 11:25 AM

Re: AVG Install Question?

I should let Windows uninstall the MacAfee first (as it appears to still be running with the last update of virus signatures), and then DL and install Free AVG? Or just tell the AVG installer to install without bothering with the [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:21 AM

Re: Behold the "Mirai" (Future)

For all intents and purposes, the value of petroleum is its energy content, nothing more.

Well, in WW-II, a big air force target in Germany and Japan were bearing factories, because without bearings, nothing much would move. And [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 4:22 AM

Thu Nov 20

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:05 AM

Re: Another disciple of Permanent Portfolio

So isn't stocks the main counterbalance for stocks, or is there something else? If there isn't, shouldn't we load up?

I suspect I do not understand your question. If bonds (and I have in mind treasury bonds of all countries) pay [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:24 AM

Re: Another disciple of Permanent Portfolio

for bonds it's mathematically impossible to have another 30 year bull market from here unless yields go negative which is highly unlikely

Some are saying that after taxes and actual inflation, many bonds are already yielding negative [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:21 AM

Re: Will Elon Musk save Buffalo?

No offense, but shouldn't the question be, Why would Elon Musk do this to his potential employees?

I am not offended. I used to live in Buffalo, but I left in mid 1965 because I no longer wanted to work for a defense contractor [more]

Wed Nov 19

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:46 PM

Re: Will Elon Musk save Buffalo?

I used to live in Buffalo, from about 1942 to around 1965. Luckily I missed this 1977 storm:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK0e4mwK34M

Tue Nov 18

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:09 PM

Re: "He stole it"

Bill and Warren went to the tar sands....and all we got was this silly railroad

http://www.thestar.com/business/2008/08/20/buffett_gates_vis......
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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 1:39 PM

Re: Another disciple of Permanent Portfolio

Ray noted that there are only four things that move the prices of assets:

1. Inflation
2. Deflation
3. Rising economic growth
4. Declining economic growth


That is pretty gloomy to me.

I would hate to [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:12 AM

Re: Behold the "Mirai" (Future)

If you think about government subsidies in a Darwinian way, the subsidies for technologies that make economic sense quickly die off leaving behind private industry and private businesses over which the government has little control. While the [more]

Mon Nov 17

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 8:19 AM

Re: Tax Estimator?

Does any one know of a way to estimate taxes for the year 2014? We realize that tax software is not available yet.

One way is to use the tax estimator in your 2013 tax program.

I happen to use TaxAct. If you ordered it in [more]

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