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Thu Feb 4

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JeanDavid replied to the Railroads board. 7:21 AM

Re: Miss

Hmmm daily fines ... pull operating license til it is done ... I have ideas that might work?

It might work. Or, it might put them out of business, or cause more accidents. If they lack the capital to do this, where should they get [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:56 AM

Re: Closing in on buyback

Keep in mind that size is a big factor. Going from $65 to $130 is very different to going from $125 to $250 ($620B market cap).

I do not get that at all. Consider these two stocks: BRK.A and BRK.B.
The former is $189,861.00 and [more]

Mon Feb 1

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 7:15 AM

Re: TT cheaper on amazon...why?

Wow! That's expensive.

I have been using TaxAct Federal and State for some years now. Way cheaper.

https://www.taxact.com/tax-preparation/

If you already used the [more]

Mon Jan 25

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:19 PM

Re: IBM

3) Willfully ignoring that in real life there is no such
business that day in day out, year in year out, decade in
decade out only goes up. And when something is seen not to
go up, switching to the attitude of 1).


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Sun Jan 24

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:12 PM

Re: IBM

How can anyone including Buffett not acknowledge that buying IBM was a mistake ?

It may be too early to tell.

Remember, Mr. Buttett's purchase of Berkshire-Hathaway was a terrible mistake.
His purchase of General Re [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:32 AM

Re: Oil Prices and the stock market

Ok how will YOU profit from this prediction?

Short the US dollar -- if I had a longer investment horizon than I actually have (getting old). Definitely not a short-term thing.

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:26 AM

Re: Oil Prices and the stock market

The growth in oil demand is slowing; this reflects a drop-off in economic growth, especially India and China. They are down to single digit year-over-year growth.

The market sees this "slowdown" as a harbinger for less
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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 10:20 AM

Re: It's Windows-10 Only, into the Future...

OS X has been an x86 64-bit OS for about a decade now.

Not that it matters now, but I find this an interesting quote from Wikipedia, Linux was the first operating system kernel to run the x86-64 architecture in long mode, starting [more]

Wed Jan 20

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:34 AM

Re: Hold up a mirror

If the US were to suffer multi-year double digit unemployment, this would absolutely result in a lower GDP even decades later.

That's one of the reasons why I find the current situation - an imminent US recession, a weak world
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Mon Jan 18

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:30 AM

Re: Computing growth

Company A has earnings of $1, $2, $4, $8 and $16 in years 1 through 5.
Company B has earnings of $1, $8, $2, $4 and $16 in years 1 through 5.
Your assignment is to project their earnings for years 6 through 10.
Any
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Sun Jan 17

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:47 AM

Re: Firefox (Weird)

My Firefox works fine for awhile and then all of a sudden it will not load.

I have been using web browsers ever since Netscape. (Never used Mosaic.) Then Mozilla. Then Firefox. And never had trouble with any of them. Each time I [more]

Wed Jan 13

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 7:24 AM

Re: What tax help you need if you win powerball

With treasuries what is there to monitor?

The true inflation rate of the basket of goods and services you need to buy. This includes the taxes you must pay.

Tue Jan 12

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:27 PM

Re: Hussman expects

going on the gold standard would be a national security nightmare. We would subject the value of our money (and therefore our economy) to potentially be manipulated by foreign powers. I don't want China intentionally creating wild and severe [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:03 PM

Re: Hussman expects

I'd rather store my value in solid businesses like BNSF, ...

I basically agree, but on the other hand,

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 4:46 PM

Re: What tax help you need if you win powerball

Lotteries are pretty conservative with how they invest those funds. If you have any discipline and some financial wisdom (most here are probably much better educated financially than the average population), you're probably better off taking the [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:04 PM

Re: Hussman expects

Money is whatever we agree it is.

Perhaps it is. Here is what a commonly agreed-upon definition is:

"The four primary characteristics of money are: (1) durability, (2) divisibility, (3) transportability, and (4) [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 8:05 AM

Re: What tax help you need if you win powerball

I hope you gather up all your losing tickets for the appropriate tax years, so you can deduct your gambling losses from your gambling winning.

And possibly take the long payout option that may keep your taxes down each of the years [more]

Sat Jan 9

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 9:15 AM

Re: The bad news: Amazon!

Weird, eh? Anyone else have any sub-standard customer service from Amazon lately? Is this a total fluke, a "feature" of the warehouse deals, or a new direction for Amazon in general?

First of all, I almost never have [more]

Thu Jan 7

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:11 PM

Re: Sugar Tax UK interesting debate.

Taxes on alcohol and cigarettes work so why not sugar too!

Always difficult to tell if sarcasm is being used on a text-based medium.

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:08 PM

Re: Buybacks: does size matter?

Why don't he then?

I have not seen the records in his personal account. Perhaps he does it there (if it is small enough).

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