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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 44 minutes ago

Re: SoftBank shares soar

I own Softbank stock based on long term expectations (they've been slightly underwater for most of the time I've owned them)

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OrmontUS replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 46 minutes ago

Re: Caribbean cruise Typhoid vaccination?

While it may not be required, what shots I've accumulated over the past few years:

Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Tetanus
Typhoid
Polio booster
Yellow Fever
Flu
Shingles
Pneumonia
Anti-malaria stuff once or [more]

Sun Dec 4

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:45 AM

Re: maps that show how wealthy Americans live

There was a woman in bed with her next door neighbor when they saw the lights of her husband's car come into the driveway. Her lover jumped into the closet buck naked. Her husband came into the bedroom, tossed his keys on the night table and [more]

Sat Dec 3

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:19 AM

Re: CA bullet train authority shrinks

I will be making heavy use of China's (and Japan's) bullet train network on my upcoming trip to Asia. The 300kmh train takes about 5 hours to cover the 1,500km from Beijing to Shanghai (and I figure takes the same time as flying when you [more]

Mon Nov 28

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:50 PM

Re: India may ban gold?

If you go to the "Gold Souk" in Dubai, you'll find it packed with Indian gold sellers and Indian gold buyers looking to avoid the gold taxes in India which can weigh heavily when buying for a dowry. It doesn't seem to matter that [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:44 PM

Re: Indian IRS scam cheated U.S. taxpayers.....

Google Voice calls are free to the US/Canada and can be assigned a phone number in the area code of your choice. By using a VPN connection, even Google need not be aware that their phone customer is not located in the US.

My [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:14 AM

Re: Latest smartphone faces frosty U.S. Reception

As a rugged individualist (with a warped sense of humor), I admit to owning/using an Honor 5X (cheaper sub-brand of Huawei) phone. Understanding that I may be sending what few contacts I have to China, I have been very pleased with the [more]

Sun Nov 27

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:50 PM

Re: U.S. Interest Rates Trhough Time

Great treatment of the philosophical topic of gold and currencies in this book:
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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:45 PM

Re: India's Note Ban Boosts Digital Pay

I would point out that even the poorest of Indians is likely to own a mobile phone and a very large percentage of them own smartphones of one vintage/type or another (if you've ever wondered where your old recycled phone has ended up). Current [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:35 PM

Re: Effect of interest rates

When looking at BHP, also consider BLT. Both are the same company, but one ADR is based on Sydney exchange and the other on the London exchange. There is frequently a difference in price which may/may not offer a chance at arbitrage.

Jeff

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:23 AM

Effect of interest rates

There is a parallel thread which indicates that the average federal interest rate in the US is about 5.7%. Simplistically, for an infinitely long bond, an increase to that median interest rate would cause the value of current bonds to [more]

Sat Nov 26

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:32 AM

Re: WILL ROBOTS TAKE YOUR JOB?

There goes the last bastion manned by liberal arts majors :-)

(Just joking, but seriously, this country should get serious about what the true function of education is and how to go about optimizing that function)

Jeff

Fri Nov 25

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:55 PM

Re: China Struggles to Steady Yuan’s Decline

A lot of people around the world are selling their currencies and buying the USD.

Another interesting bet is that the Australian mineral miners are perking up - which would indicate to me that there is a feeling that people will start making [more]

Wed Nov 23

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:58 PM

Re: 0.7% Of Adults Control $116.6T In Wealth

Something seems wrong with that statistic.

Let's round .7% off to 1% (close enough for government work in this case)

So one out of every hundred people in the world is a millionaire? That's like one person on every metro [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:24 PM

Currency stuff

Not only has the US dollar climbed against the Euro, but (without fanfare) the Swiss Franc has, while dropping to parity with the USD, increased from 1.2 (theoretically the red line drawn by the Swiss Central Bank) to 1.07 to the Euro.

In [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:20 PM

Re: First We Take Manhattan

Clearly the US should retaliate by raising the tariff on Canadian pharmaceuticals as they are coming across the border at a mere fraction of what they cost in the US. Whoops - that won't work as they are of US origin and the tariff would be on a [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:03 PM

Re: 10 traits of wealthy people

YUP

EOM

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Mon Nov 21

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:38 PM

Re: Future of Military Technology

"I can't imagine that we have seen almost 5 decades come and go without having yet developed a solid, well-built, well-engineered, durable and cost-effective means of shuttling passengers and cargo from earth to space [more]

Sun Nov 20

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OrmontUS replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 6:18 PM

Re: when the moon is in the way...

Some of the re-positioning cruises stop overnight in Iceland when they cross the pond.

Jeff

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