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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 3:19 PM

Re: Question about cable connection

There are actually two splitters in the box. The line comes in from the ground and splits into two lines, then one of those lines splits again into three lines. So, there's a total of 4 lines coming into the house.

If those are [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:14 PM

Re: BRK and AI

Unlike JeanDavid, I don't think Buffett's investment process involves a lot of intuition.

I agree; I do not think it involves a lot of intuition. Neither do most experts necessarily use a lot of intuition. But they use [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:41 AM

Re: BRK and AI

Has there been any discussion about using AI in future at BRK. What if WEB's and CM's thought processes could be uploaded to Watson and applied specifically to investing?

One of the biggest problems in the branch of AI called [more]

Sat Jun 24

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:45 PM

Re: Question about cable connection

Do you know how many times I've rebooted the PC, unplugged the router, unplugged the modem, removed the cable from the router, the modem, counted to 30, said 13 Hail Mary's. You name it.

I got extremely good service from my [more]

Fri Jun 23

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:06 PM

Re: OT: Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7B

Curious - what is the most profitable firm this year?

There are some not publicly traded that might come high in the list.

Bechtel Corporation comes to mind.

Tue Jun 20

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 5:42 PM

Re: Fool problems, anyone?

today, and actually for the past week, have been having some difficulties getting on TMF.

is it me? Or .......?????


I am having no problems. But do not take my word for it. Use this web page:

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Sat Jun 17

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:03 PM

Re: OT: Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7B

I, for one, will be shocked to see Amazon set these up as "retail bases for package pickup." What would be the advantage to that? Who is going to deliver the product to the store in the first place, UPS? Why not just bring it all the way [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 10:56 AM

Re: Stock Loan Programs

Jean-David - BRK.A certificates? Where did you say you live? :-)

I live in a safe deposit box with the title to my car, a few gold coins, some insurance policies, my US Citizenship certificate, my backup tapes from my computer, and [more]

Fri Jun 16

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 3:44 PM

Re: Make 'ignore fool' apply to 'Bes

One fairly simple technique would be to capture the origin IP address with the rec. If that duplicates, then flag it for action.

One problem with that is that my ISP can change my IP address at anytime. This was more common in [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:25 PM

Re: OT: Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7B

That should make economies of scale for Amazon.com in their on-line grocery delivery business. And if that goes well, they can start buying farmers and food processors.

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 3:22 PM

Re: Stock Loan Programs

I have been taught that when your shares are in a brokerage account in street name, the broker can loan them to a short seller. The short seller pays dividends to you. Your broker stands behind the deal.

The major concern is who is on
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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:51 AM

Re: 4% return, YTD? You are a PRO!

It is difficult for me to figure out, because of RMDs from my IRA, dividends and interest not included easily in my broker's web site data, etc.

I seem to be up 3% so far this year, not counting precious metals.
Gold spot price is up [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:56 AM

Re: If someone gave you $2 million dollars today

But what would you do in the spirit of the question being asked?

Buy two shares BRK.A
Buy 1000 one-ounce Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins (current, not numismatic).
Buy 100 Mexican gold 50-Peso pieces.
Pay off my car [more]

Thu Jun 15

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:28 PM

Re: If someone gave you $2 million dollars today...

What would you do with it?

Assumption: your goal is to retire with that money, the day after you receive it.


I could not accept that assumption. I would have to wait (I believe) two weeks to be sure the check really cleared [more]

Mon Jun 12

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 8:41 AM

Re: trip advisor

This stock has been on a downward trip for a long time. What's the story. I am wondering if it is time to cut my sizable loses and sell.

I have no advice about owning stock in Trip Advisor.

Once in a while, I use it, and [more]

Sat Jun 10

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:31 PM

Re: I bought more, time for BRK to sink

Berkshire is certainly not my best stock pick ever in terms of rate of return on dollars invested.
But it is by far the biggest gainer in absolute dollar terms.


Mine too.

One might naively say that the difference is [more]

Fri Jun 9

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 2:14 PM

Re: When should I sell

Thanks, JeanDavid.

Are you using trading/trailing stops?

What you and all readers think about trading stops?


I never used them. I fear Murphy's law. When the black hats want my stock they push the price down [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 11:16 AM

Re: When should I sell

Should I sell the equivalent of the 20% gain in order "not to lose it all", or not?

Consider: I bought shares of Berkshire-Hathaway in 1982 for $500 each. About a year later they were trading for twice that. Should I have [more]

Thu Jun 8

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 4:08 PM

Re: Any Commodity ETF Recommendations?

I am thinking it may be good to add a small gold ETF or a broader commodity ETF to my portfolio as an inflation hedge.

Is this a good or bad idea?

Any recommendations?


If you are going to hold precious metals for any [more]

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