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

Re: Amazon wins Christmas

Firm reveals ten MILLION customers signed up for its $99 Prime membership over the holidays

Wow! I wonder if they got 10 million to pay the 99 bucks or if they got 10 million to take the 30-day trial? There are conflicting reports in [more]

Fri Dec 26

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:09 PM

Re: The high cost of medical care

My Hebrew name is Chayeh Gittel bas Raizel Maryam if you want to say a Misheberach for me.

Will do! Shabbat Shalom.

Tue Dec 23

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MarkR replied to the Apple board. 2:01 PM

Re: AAPL

MarkR: Another options strategy might be to SELL puts (far out of the money, far in the future expiry dates) on AAPL when it falls. Based on personal experience, I have found that buying options (calls or puts) yields less satisfactory results [more]

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:28 AM

Re: The high cost of medical care

Refuah Shlemah! (that's "may you have a complete recovery" in Hebrew)

Thu Dec 18

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:17 PM

Re: "Patience"

Once Cuba is opened up, Puerto Rico is toast.

Not sure why you say that. Puerto Rico will always have a great advantage over Cuba - it is part of the USA. No issues with passports, etc when you go to PR. And you can use your regular [more]

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MarkR posted to the Jewish and Foolish board. 1:10 AM

Chanukah Sameach

Chanukah Sameach to everyone. Happy Chanukah.

Wed Dec 17

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:01 AM

Re: A Micro View On A Macro Issue: Widespread Pa

Congrats on the ugly balloons.

Thanks! The whole balloon thing is kind of weird for those of us who joined via web early on when they didn't keep track of dates yet. I'm pretty sure that I didn't join in December '97, it was somewhat [more]

Tue Dec 16

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:09 PM

Re: Apple wins billion dollar iPod trial

Lawsuit was filed a decade ago and covers September 2006 to March 2009

How could it have been filed a decade ago if the claims are less than a decade ago?

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:07 PM

Re: A Micro View On A Macro Issue: Widespread Panic

Absolute, complete, panic. Anyone who can remember 1994 is in absolute panic today.

Yep. Maybe next time they will choose better leaders.

Sun Dec 14

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MarkR replied to the Apple board. 7:47 PM

Re: AAPL

I need AAPL to drop significantly at least once every two years ... so I can purchase the LEAPS two years hence and then wait for it to go back up. But I rarely touch my core share position, those remain and slowly grow, and earn dividends [more]

Fri Dec 12

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:40 PM

Re: What if we just need fewer jobs?

Like everything else, labor is subject to supply and demand. If there is a permanent drop in demand, people will have fewer children (i.e. supply). Isn't that what we've seen recently? Of course, there is a huge lag (20+ years) between the cause and [more]

Sat Dec 6

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:24 PM

Re: American Dream only alive for those who work

I'm sorry... I missed the part where there was some other form of employment that we were going to have? It certainly wasn't identified. Did you carefully consider just how little is left by the end of this?

1. There are new forms of [more]

Fri Dec 5

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:05 PM

Re: US Birth Rate Hits All-Time Low

We are getting quality immigrants now. The tough, the motivated, the risk takers. The weak are left dead in the desert, the unmotivated are at home making two dollars a day and the careful are at home taking care of the risk takers [more]

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:12 AM

Re: American Dream only alive for those who work

This has no relevance if no poor sap can get paid for doing anything.


Exact same argument was made during the transition from agricultural employment to industrial employment. Something like 80% were employed in agriculture and [more]

Wed Dec 3

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:46 PM

Re: Russia in crosshairs of OPEC

I am concerned that Putin will feel cornered and double down on aggressive moves toward Russia's neighbors to reassert its power and get wealth the old-fashioned way -- by invading and stealing resources.

I was thinking similar [more]

Mon Dec 1

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:25 AM

Re: OT: Wife's hospital bill

Still statistically almost meaningless. $26B is nothing compared to >$1T spent on primarily elderly issues (hip breakage, heart disease, cancer, etc).

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:21 AM

Re: Swiss reject Gold mandate 78 to 22

I am also making low interest loans (educational, business, and in two instances home equity) to a number of my godchildren who lack credit histories or families but have proven themselves to me as solid people with real futures. As I have 57 [more]

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:20 AM

Re: Swiss reject Gold mandate 78 to 22

I am no longer investing in hydrocarbon energy.

Where are you investing the funds that were formerly invested in hydrocarbon energy?

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:08 AM

Re: American Dream only alive for those who work

I will say there is a myth about anyone willing to work hard and play by the rules will succeed.

It's only a myth if you restate it incorrectly as you did above. The correct way of stating it is - anyone willing to work hard and [more]

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

Re: OT: Wife's hospital bill

So what do you do about the min wage job person that has a little in the HSA, but falls and breaks their hip or gets cancer or something?

The vast majority of minimum wage people are under 30, and under 30 has a VERY low incidence of [more]

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