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MarkR replied to the Apple board. 11:41 PM

Re: Why do otherwise smart people say…

There are many people in the US who buy a $100k+ car who can just barely afford it (or, actually, can't afford it at all), and for them an additional $2-4k they have to spend on gasoline per year is significant.

No, I don't think this [more]

Sun Mar 1

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MarkR replied to the Apple board. 8:43 PM

Re: Why do otherwise smart people say…

The gas bill for a high-performance sedan is not trivial, though.
Over an automotive life of 200,000 miles, around 8,000 gallons.
At current gas prices, that's about $20,000. At last year's prices, over $30,000. Plus, before the recent
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MarkR replied to the Apple board. 2:44 AM

Re: Why do otherwise smart people say…

Often overlooked is the fact that the Tesla is the cheapest way of getting a sedan which goes from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. I actually don't think there IS another (un-upgraded) sedan which does that.

The Tesla S is for people who really
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Thu Feb 26

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:21 PM

Re: Proposal -expand pass-through status

Of course, this logical and simple solution will never happen, because "supply side" dogma dictates that those who make significant income from financial speculation have to be subsidized by those who earn their income from productive [more]

Wed Feb 25

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MarkR replied to the Apple board. 6:26 PM

Re: Why do otherwise smart people say…

Perhaps that's possible to disrupt with a car, and if so, Tesla is trying to do it. They're also quite unprofitable, and relying on technology breakthroughs as they go along. I wish them luck, and maybe they'll find profitability selling to a [more]

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MarkR replied to the Apple board. 6:14 PM

Re: An Apple Car Is As Likely As An...

If Apple doesn't want to build a car, what are they poaching the A123 staff for?
There's really not a whole lot of different applications for large-capacity batteries with long calendar and cycle life.<?i>

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Wed Feb 18

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:44 AM

Re: Heading for Grexit

And (hey, surprise!) I regret the long sorry history that led to this delusional situation, locate the main focii of the delusions in Brussels, Paris, and Berlin, but think the Greek Sovereign Nation came to a correct decision.

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Tue Feb 17

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:20 PM

Re: Heading for Grexit

Kind of hard to criticize others for what the US had been doing for so long.

Is Michigan asking Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, etc to cover their shortfall?

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

Re: Heading for Grexit

You can't, but the Greeks have a point in there somewhere. They've been forced to cut spending and increase taxes right the middle of a deep recession

The Greeks haven't been "forced" to do anything, they're a sovereign [more]

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:14 PM

Re: Heading for Grexit

The Greeks simply cannot pay what the EU is demanding.

Right. But there whole point is that you ("Greece") can't have both the strong Euro (low inflation, lower priced cars and other goods, etc) as a currency AND not [more]

Mon Feb 16

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:32 PM

Re: Stock buy backs killing economy

A small shareholder has no chance.

I am a small shareholder, but nevertheless the stock portion of my portfolio has outperformed all other segments of my portfolio over the last 30 years or so. In general, except for a few bad [more]

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MarkR replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 10:38 AM

Re: Laddered Bond Funds

I am looking at the best way to set up a bond ladder over the next few years with rungs maturing each year from 2020 - 2030. I don't plan on rolling over any of these rungs at maturity as each has a specific intended use for the year in which they [more]

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MarkR replied to the Millionaire Fools board. 10:28 AM

Re: Lots of 'o's in those balloons

I don't see anything (economic) on the horizon that will stop that, at least until the Fed declares war on interest rates over, which everyone expects this summer, plus or minus a couple months. There are other things that could torpedo the run: [more]

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:19 AM

Re: Stock buy backs killing economy

<< if the Board of Directors isn't working to maximize the value of my shares (over the long-term), I'll vote them out.>>

Good luck with that. If you don't have size, like 5-10% of the stock, you will be
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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:53 AM

Re: Anyone Paying Attention?

However bad USA's economy is, it is still bigger and better (in many ways) than anywhere else in the world.

Is the US economy still bigger than China's?

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

Re: Higher wages are good

one of the reasons retailers like Trader Joe’s and Costco have flourished is that, instead of relentlessly cost-cutting, they pay their employees relatively well, invest heavily in training them, and design their operations to encourage employee [more]

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:35 AM

Re: Stock buy backs killing economy

Exactly. I hate buybacks, when the money could be going into dividends.

A buyback and a dividend is equivalent. Except that the buyback gives the investor more choices. A dividend provides [taxable] income to all shareholders, a [more]

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:25 AM

Re: Stock buy backs killing economy

There is no: "fiduciary duty of the CEO and Board of Directors is to maximize shareholder value"

That is a myth.


Maybe not, but if the Board of Directors isn't working to maximize the value of my shares (over the [more]

Sun Feb 15

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:59 PM

Re: Calling all dividend lovers!:)

I have a robinhood invite, but not sure if I plan on using it. One more account to keep track of ....

Do they do options, etc also free of commission?

I think I pay 8 bucks now, and that's pretty close to zero.

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:58 PM

Re: All that cash looking 4 stocks 2 buy.

Seems like the tech bubble has been replaced by the fast food bubble.


Maybe it's a new kind of tech bubble ... have app, have $100M market cap.

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