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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4 hours ago

Re: 'Zapper' high tech tax evasion

A couple of decades ago a friend of mine (now deceased, but I knew him as long ago as high school) made a name for himself by writing the first software which made it rational for auctioneers to charge both a buyer and seller fee (as well as a number [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:17 PM

Re: OT (maybe) Iranian convoy moves toward Yemen

Interestingly, when we were supporting the insurgents who were the "good guys" trying to take out Assad of Syria, the Russians and Chinese warned that many of them were members or allies of Al Quaida and anti-US. Now, many of those same [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:57 AM

Re: OT (maybe) Iranian convoy moves toward Yemen

One of the challenges our government and our news media have is that the Houthi rebels are anti-Al Quida and the Saudi attack on them is removing the pressure on Al Quida of the Arabian Peninsula.

That means, by supporting our [more]

Fri Apr 17

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:58 PM

Re: China regulatory moves rattle global markets

Boy, you sure know how to hurt a guy :-)

My Aussie stocks were down 1.2% today (but the portfolio is up about 11% in AUD terms since I put it together in January). That said, it still doesn't cover the drop in the currency.

Such is [more]

Wed Apr 15

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

Re: Delation is always a bad thing...or is it?

While, admittedly, I have not read the paper, I wonder how they treat the past three decades in Japan? The economy has stagnated and the standard of living has dropped. The Abe government has just done a complete about face in policy to see if they [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:44 AM

Spy/Counterspy

The US government prohibits use of Chinese Huawei network and phone equipment and then comp[lain when China does not purchase more US built equipment
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Tue Apr 14

Mon Apr 13

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:40 PM

Re: What Would Salk Think Today?

! got a polio booster about a year ago before I visited India. I probably didn't need it (but, to be honest I forgot how many polio thingies I got). That was the least expensive and invasive of the battery of shots I keep [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:24 AM

Re: OT:Jeff's portfolio for heckling

Believe it or not, the Smuckers is still around (along with a handful of other "splinters"), but I didn't include any positions which made up less than .1% of the portfolio as that just adds to noise.

The reason I used the Aussie [more]

Sun Apr 12

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:27 PM

Re: OT:Jeff's portfolio for heckling

The far right hand column is the total percentage of the portfolio of each nation.

Jeff

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:26 PM

OT:Jeff's portfolio for heckling

From time to time I post my current portfolio here (just for giggles as I'm clearly unqualified to offer investment advice :-). Sometimes I present it here separated by industry, but this time, because of the swift rise in the US dollar, I [more]

Thu Apr 9

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OrmontUS replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 11:31 PM

Re: Inexpensive Paris accommodations

The train from the De Gaul airport is inexpensive and easy to use. Then, it's just a short inner city cab ride from the station in Paris to your hotel. No reason to concern yourself with unscrupulous cab drivers :-)

Jeff

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:03 AM

Re: Currency stuff

Chinese, Russian, Greek - you name it. As long as the US protects these guys from their local tax authorities, their money will continue to pour in. As long as you are not a NYC resident (and subject to the local draconian taxes), this is where you [more]

Wed Apr 8

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:00 PM

Currency stuff

Very interesting graphs on the USD:Swiss Franc:
http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/currency/USDCHF

and the Euro:Swiss Franc

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Mon Apr 6

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:25 PM

Re: OT for Jeff....

Yeah - I just paid $35 a seat more in order to get exit seats on an airline where I'm already a "gold" medallion holder (American AL). On the other hand, United just offered an upgrade to business class for $129 on a Denver to NYC leg, so [more]

Sun Apr 5

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:08 PM

Re: Are YOU middle class?

I think the State chart may be more based on cost of living than on average income.

Jeff

Sat Apr 4

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:55 PM

Re: Atlanta Fed cuts U.S. growth forecast to zero

Seriously: I wonder how much purchasing over the internet has disrupted the traveling by car to shop (as well as keeping prices lower when purchases are made).

Jeff

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