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Fri Mar 24

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 1:50 PM

Re: Poor Post Office service

I paid for a document to be mailed via certified status with a signature return receipt to be returned to me, upon delivery to the designated party.

After 2 weeks with online tracking coming to an abrupt end in the designated town of
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Thu Mar 23

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 6:05 PM

Re: Predicting Future Returns from Valuation Lev

And it's not often people fall for the old wheeze of saying something demonstrably false in Latin because it sounds fancy.

Ah! Well! How about this little palindrome? Not demonstrably false.

In girum imus nocte et [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:51 AM

Re: Firefox: Not able to download anything

The Firefox Extended Service Release (ESR) is very stable. We use it at the Computer Learning Center where I teach and it hasn't given us any trouble.

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Tue Mar 21

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:25 PM

Re: Predicting Future Returns from Valuation Lev

expect the bids for that cube of bills would vary according to the first few guesses IOW it would not be completely random

I remember a Walt Disney comic strip (back when I read comic books) where a store had a jar with beans in it in [more]

Sun Mar 19

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:38 PM

Re: Dairy Queen Uses Drones on Free Cone Day

What can you say about a woman selling batteries at the beach?

She sells C-Cells by the Seashore.

Sat Mar 18

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 4:19 PM

Re: Amend or wait?

amending in TaxACT isn't any big deal.

I am very glad of that.

One year, TaxAct asked me if I needed to file form 8938 (for me it was a 4-page form), but it did not tell me why I should. I looked it up on the IRS web [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 7:45 AM

Re: BRK.B stock messge board?

I own some shares of Berkshire Hathaway stock that are the BRK.B shares. I tried to do a "ticker add" to my favorite boards and found there is only the BRK.A message board. Am I missing something? Thanks.

Is there some [more]

Fri Mar 17

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:22 AM

Re: Ah,the wonders and joy of tech progress...

Jumping that first pic up to 2017, now there are 256GB micro SC HD cards:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682017......

Technology is
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Wed Mar 15

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:48 PM

Re: LA Times on Buffett and Airlines

realistically, what alternative is there to air travel?

Realistically, for most trips, there is private automobile, bus, and rail.
For short distances and longer distances where there is inadequate public transportation, I walk or [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 7:20 AM

Re: Scroll wheel doesn't scroll?

A couple weeks ago, I noticed that the scroll wheel on my mouse would not scroll when I was surfing TMF.

It will scroll in every other website I visit.

Is any one else noticing this?


I notice this mostly at [more]

Mon Mar 13

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 9:32 PM

Re: Racist cr@p at TMF

What the heck is a taco icon for?

To help sell a product line.

http://www.taco-hvac.com/about_us/index.html

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 3:30 PM

Re: Racist cr@p at TMF

Thinking things like blocking the IP address.

In the days of dial-up Internet access, one's IP address changed every time one logged into one's ISP. These days, with always-on cable or fibre-optic connections, one's IP [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 2:45 PM

Sun Mar 12

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

Re: How I describe BRK to others.

Can you explain to me why everyone in the US doesn't own Berkshire?

No. Part of the answer used to be that there were not enough (now A-) shares to go around (only about 1.5 million, IIRC).

I read a book about Mr. [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:05 PM

Re: Semi OT: "All In" Brk vs Other Str

The one common theme I see here is that most people here seem to be nearly 100% reliant on the US stock market. The world has changed a lot over the last few decades and will continue to do so.

I probably do not represent "most [more]

Sat Mar 11

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:21 PM

Re: Semi OT: "All In" Brk vs Other Strateg

In the past 10 years, I've kept an allocation to Berkshire between 30% and 90% and I'm vacillating between the following approaches that work for me (appreciating many approaches work for others, but I have to stick to my [more]

Fri Mar 10

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 3:00 PM

Thu Mar 9

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

Re: A Value Opportunity in Preferred Stocks

The true monetary purchasing power value of a US dollar is a very substantial fraction of what it was a decade ago. Around 80%, maybe more.

Unless you spend it on something that happened to get more expensive.


The main things [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:17 AM

Re: A Value Opportunity in Preferred Stocks

One thing he doesn't emphasize as a downside is the erosion from inflation.
It's not a very big problem these days, and probably not for a long time, but eventually it matters.
The market price of the shares and the coupon will
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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 8:04 AM

Re: Which discount broker Shoul i use?

Which is the most economical discount broker?

I happen to use TD Ameritrade. But whether you consider them the "most economical" would be an interesting question. Their current commission rate for stock trades of US stocks [more]

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