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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 6:40 AM

Re: What about snap ipo is it going to be a good

When are you supposed to buy ipo when it first hit the market or wait

If you are going to buy an IPO, you should buy it before the IPO, because it will almost certainly pop at the IPO. If the insiders did not expect the pop, [more]

Fri Feb 24

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 12:36 PM

Re: Death Portfolio (make MI ga)

If you really want to make a death portfolio, instead of just a vice portfolio,
you might wish to add pharmaceutical and health-insurance companies to the mix.

Thu Feb 23

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:35 PM

Re: OT: The beauty of other people's money

I got to say these aren't words I want to hear from any CEO

I do not think I have ever heard these words in this form from Mr. Buffett, but might he not say them in reference to the huge amount of float that he invests? I would be [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 11:49 AM

Re: What about snap ipo is it going to be a good

I bought some RHT on 1/5/17 @ 73 and change and can't sell RHT until I see a SELL signal. RHT is sitting at $ 84.59.

Their IPO was long ago.

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 10:36 AM

Re: What about snap ipo is it going to be a good buy

I would never invest in an IPO except for emotional reasons.

I thought about Red Hat, and I thought about VA Linux Systems. I might have bought 100 shares of each for emotional reasons, but I could not justify what was thought to be the [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:04 AM

Re: market timing getting more dangerous

2013? Why, did something happen in 2013?

Sure: the spot price of gold dropped from about $1668 to about $1230 per ounce that year. That money must have gone somewhere: perhaps the stock market?

Wed Feb 22

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 4:36 PM

Re: Roth IRA

I have not started to fund my Roth IRA or bought any stocks for that matter but I thought it might be a good idea to use that avenue to get started. Any thoughts?

It is never too early to start. The longer you invest, the better off [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 10:24 AM

Re: csco

I,m new to options and would like to create a put position in csco. any info on strategy for csco.

Do you want to buy a put, or do you want to sell one?

It has gone up a lot lately? Do you wish to make money on the premium [more]

Mon Feb 20

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 5:09 PM

Re: Annuities

I have never owned an annuity and am wondering for those in retirement what the sentiment is. My take is if you have a lot of money an annuity is a good parking spot for maybe 25% of a portfolio as a hedge against the inevitable butt smearing [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 1:43 PM

Re: Big text, again. *sigh*

I take it that is not what you are seeing on the "free boards" (as opposed to the boards associated with specific newsletters). In another thread Tamhas posted a URL to a Stock Advisor board page and it is indeed missing a bunch of [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:45 AM

Re: Watsa

Anyone who makes tax reform and regulation reform sound simple is a fool

I am a fool, then.

My proposal for tax reform is simple. Getting it passed and signed by the President might not be so simple.

Repeal the [more]

Sun Feb 19

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JeanDavid replied to the Rule Your Retirement boards. 9:03 PM

Sat Feb 18

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 10:21 AM

Re: Big text, again. *sigh*

Except today, the free board lists of posts are back to normal! :)

Not normal for me. On this page:

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Fri Feb 17

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 12:09 PM

Re: Big text, again. *sigh*

The fonts have been like this for a while now. Is this permanent? I certainly hope not.

How does it look now? It looks normal to me now (since yesterday) using Firefox, SWIron and Palemoon.


For me, the fonts are just [more]

Thu Feb 16

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 8:20 AM

Re: A real Foolish Question

Who notes there was a time when a 6.9% interest rate was considered low, but rates have been held down so far since the recession that it feels really high these days...

When I bought my house, my bank wanted 9.25% interest, so I went [more]

Tue Feb 14

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JeanDavid replied to the Railroads board. 2:12 PM

Re: CSX Harrison job will be challenging

My impression is that CSX is considered the least well run of the Class I railroads.

I do not know how "well run" is defined, but as an AMTRAK passenger, the two worst railroads in USA are CSX and UP. The trains themselves [more]

Mon Feb 13

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:49 PM

Re: OT: IBM talking head moment

I just hate it when companies like Polaroid, E.Kodak, AT&T, ..., go out of business.

Sun Feb 12

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 5:30 PM

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 3:06 PM

Re: OT advisors conflicts of interest

Almost like a lawyer, and billable hours.

Reminds me of a joke.

A 48 year old lawyer died and showed up at the pearly gates for the entrance exam.
St. Peter welcomes him and says they have been waiting for him for a long [more]

Fri Feb 10

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 3:57 PM

Re: selling puts for income

When selling puts for income, is it recommended to keep cash for all puts that could be exercised?

Consider the question, what if all the puts you sold are exercised, and to make matters worse, exercised at the same time. (Ever heard [more]

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