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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2 hours ago

Re: Student loans not holding back homeownership

There is that meme again: increasing debt does not hurt the economy. the way to "grow" the economy is more debt.

It's similar to that other meme: the more capital you shift from the private sector to the government sector, [more]

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MarkR replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 11:15 PM

Re: Should I pay off mortgage?

I'd prefer to pay off the loan myself, but not because of the rate of return you'd have to get in order to make the payment. It would be to reduce risk. If you have a job loss, injury, etc., having a paid for house to live in significantly [more]

Sun May 1

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:51 AM

Re: BUFFETT: Everybody, calm down!

"Interest rates act on asset values like gravity works on physical matter," he said. "If you had zero interest rates and you knew you were going to have them forever, stocks should sell at, you know, 100 times earnings or 200 times [more]

Wed Apr 27

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:49 PM

Re: ExxonMobil loses coveted AAA credit rating

I think I heard yesterday that there are only two (non-financial) US corps that are AAA, doesn't leave much to choose from if institutional investors are restricted to that level?

There's still all those treasury issues and, of [more]

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:46 PM

Re: Fridges go off as Venezuela power-rationing

The socialist government will make you sell them at a loss.

Hard to smuggle those in via "courier" :-(

Tue Apr 26

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:46 PM

Re: Fridges go off as Venezuela power-rationing

Denny, are people swiping outdoor bulbs yet?

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:39 AM

Re: Here's a Macro Economic Trend for y'all

Are they also going to change the name to "Saturday Night Mostly Live"?

:-)

Sun Apr 24

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:54 PM

Re: Trucker's pensions may be cut...

Think about what would have happened in a 2008-type scenario with a different mindset of politicians in charge who wanted to "purge the banks, purge labor, purge the rottenness..."

Arguably, near-zero interest rate policy is [more]

Fri Apr 22

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MarkR posted to the Jewish and Foolish board. 12:24 PM

Chag Sameach to all

May you all have a happy and kosher Passover holiday! Chag Sameach.

Thu Apr 21

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:48 AM

Re: Wall Street's latest dirty word—stagfl

Another thing about WW-II is that there was enforced saving because there was so little to buy.

And yet another thing about WWII is that government spending shot up to handle the emergency (the war), but right after the emergency was [more]

Sun Apr 17

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:05 AM

Re: Illinois University Shutdown?-Why you care

I'm all in favor of national regulations as long as they don't include bailouts by the federal government. I't's bad enough that I live in the country's highest taxed spot (NYC) and I would think it was adding insult to injury to also have to [more]

Thu Apr 14

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MarkR replied to the Major League Baseball board. 4:12 PM

Re: Apple's iPad Pro in the Dugouts?

Doesn't happen. They're saying a lot of things. There's no way for a catcher to tell which things they say are a signal, if they're paying attention at all.

Well, it's not just the catcher out there, lots of people on the team can [more]

Tue Apr 12

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MarkR replied to the Major League Baseball board. 12:28 AM

Re: Apple's iPad Pro in the Dugouts?

<<Right. But then it isn't hidden because the catcher (and the umpire for that matter) can hear it as well.>>

Umm... no. They don't shout "fastball" or "curve." They use code words, like "be a
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Mon Apr 11

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:46 PM

Re: Poll: Funding the American Dream

On the other hand, whether the multiplier is 6X or 12X, the importance is that a buck doesn't buy what it used to and a megabuck no longer makes you the Daddy Warbucks that it would have in the 1920's.

So, my point was that in defining
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MarkR replied to the Major League Baseball board. 11:39 PM

Re: Apple's iPad Pro in the Dugouts?

Easy. The batter doesn't have to do anything. When players on my team (teenagers) pick off the other team's signals -- or more commonly pick up on a pitcher tipping his pitches -- they convey them to the batter verbally.

Right. But [more]

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:06 PM

Re: Poll: Funding the American Dream

A megabuck today is the equivalent of a hundred grand in 1972

CPI calculator says 100k in 1972 is like 570k today.

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MarkR replied to the Major League Baseball board. 1:50 PM

Re: Apple's iPad Pro in the Dugouts?

<<Hmmm ... I wonder how valuable 10-15 second delayed catchers' signs are in the dugout?>>

Live video feeds aren't delayed 10-15 seconds.


The ones I've seen (on iPhone and Android) are delayed. I once checked [more]

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MarkR replied to the Major League Baseball board. 1:09 PM

Re: Fernandez finally loses...

Sad day! :-(

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MarkR replied to the Major League Baseball board. 11:58 AM

Re: Apple's iPad Pro in the Dugouts?

You could steal catchers' signs.

Hmmm ... I wonder how valuable 10-15 second delayed catchers' signs are in the dugout? Besides, can't all the baserunners see those catchers' signs real live and then report what they are when they [more]

Sun Apr 10

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:01 PM

Re: Poll: Funding the American Dream

It all depends where!

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