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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 4:14 PM

Re: Savings Bonds

But don't take my word for it. Conduct this experiment yourself. Ask what the price of money is these days and ask what your personally experienced rate of inflation is (not the lies printed by the BLS). Next, ask why is there a disconnect? [more]

Mon Apr 23

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JeanDavid replied to the Railroads board. 8:50 PM

Re: GE Locomotives to Wabtec

<I?Wabtec at least knows the railroad business and railroad companies. Its not quite like Caterpillar buying EMD.

Did not Caterpillar make diesel engines for some railroad locomotive builder?

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JeanDavid replied to the Railroads board. 2:41 PM

Re: GE Locomotives to Wabtec

This would be an ironic combination given that Wabtec is the remnants of GE big rival, Westinghouse. They are the air brakes people.

Westinghouse air brake used to have a subsidiary, Union Switch and Signal, that made railway [more]

Sun Apr 22

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 7:56 PM

Re: NEW to trading

Whats opinions on penny stocks?

My opinion: do not touch them with a 10 foot pole.

Sun Apr 15

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:22 AM

Re: My Lucky Day (not really)

I recently found this e-mail in my junk folder, lucky I looked! Now, before I reply, I just have to figure out the value of "United Dollars".


Hi,

My name is Warren E. Buffett an American business magnate,
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Fri Apr 13

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:53 AM

Re: GE Transportation Business to be spun off

Has Berkshire looked into acquiring GE's Transportation business? They are the leading producer of railroad locomotives. They beat out GM's EMD division, now #2, owned by Caterpillar, some years ago.

Is jet engine [more]

Tue Apr 10

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 4:59 PM

Re: Poll: Compare Your Returns to the Market

That's a 22 year CAGR of 5.7%.

Are you sure? I came up with a CAGR of 10.69% over ~21.77 years.

32600*(1.1069^21.77) = 297480


That is about what I got too.

It is not wonderful, considering my [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 1:12 PM

Re: Poll: Compare Your Returns to the Market

I do not know about 10 years, but at the moment, according to my broker, my stocks are up about 1.60% and the S&P500 is up 1.45%. That is just so far today.

Longer term, in mid 1996 (so about 22 years ago) I got some BRK.A for [more]

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

Re: OT: Mulvaney to WFC

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Sun Apr 8

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 5:28 AM

Re: WATCHLIST

CAN NOT ADD TODAYS STOCK PURCHASE. symbol IS SPOT

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Sat Apr 7

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Sun Apr 1

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 1:51 PM

Re: ot: place to park cash

Trade in everything and buy fine wines, precious art objects, first-editions, get an expensive mistress...?

Capital suggestion. Have to wait until the wife dies, though. ;-)


In that case, though, skip the mistress and [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 7:33 AM

Re: ot: place to park cash

I'm a bit puzzled by the seeming consensus that sweep accounts are a bad idea. Yes, in a true financial meltdown almost no place is safe for cash, and that may include money under your mattress. But in the normal course of things, before the [more]

Sat Mar 31

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:56 AM

Re: A/R Hard Copy?

Does anyone know if the brokerage houses have sent out the Berkshire A/R? I hold my shares through TD Ameritrade and haven't seen anything yet....

I have my Class B shares at TD Ameritrade (in two accounts) and got them yesterday. [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:59 AM

Re: Scam Alert

Urgent female voice on the phone:

"You have just lost all of your Windows software! Call this number (huge long number) at once for help!"




Funny thing is, I actually DID lose all my Windows software...
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Thu Mar 29

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 1:59 PM

Re: OT topic, market crash insurance

Actually, we do not vote for the person: we vote for the electors.


Y'know, I just knew somebody would say this, thinking they were clever.

When is the last time you looked at a ballot, JeanDavid?


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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 12:00 AM

Re: OT topic, market crash insurance

At least in the US we get to have a direct say about the president. We vote for the person.

Actually, we do not vote for the person: we vote for the electors.

Wed Mar 28

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 9:25 AM

Re: Do not call lists

No landline, no worries...

You do not get spam and robo-calls on your cell phone? I have a Verizon cell phone and I get crap calls, texts, and so on, on it.

Tue Mar 27

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JeanDavid replied to the Verizon Communications board. 5:34 PM

Re: UNDERVALUED

Frankly in a huge way! real growth ahead at VZ!

Oh! Really? How Do you know?

They still do not provide FiOS service to most of Long Branch, New Jersey. Are they going to be doing that soon? I got my FiOS service about 14 [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:09 PM

Re: IBM (Warren's fate?)

The reality is that all companies do this. If you are 50+, try interviewing for a job at Amazon, Google, Facebook or Amazon, you will quickly find out.

IBM is being chastised because they are in "layoff mode" and it is
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