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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:52 AM

US Dollar up, Japan Yen even more

This predicts dire events. I am considering buying some continental European stocks as I think the Brexit effects will be mostly to UK, rather than both sides of the Channel and equity dive in France/Germ any may be overcompensation. We'll see [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 3:48 AM

Re: Warnemunde

My advice is not to bother with Berlin - try to get to Lubeck instead. At some point in the future, schedule a week or more to properly see Berlin.

Regards,
Jeff

Sat Jun 25

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:47 AM

New York City Tax Free Trade Zone

Well, it's a thought anyway - why should Monaco have all the fun?

More seriously, the UK may end up "united not so much" if Northern Ireland and Scotland vote to secede (with NI joining the Irish Republic) and both staying in [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 1:29 AM

Re: Worst Travel Spots

I would take Iran off the list (I suspect its there for Xenophobic/political reasons) and add Luanda, Angola (probably the most expensive city in the world for a Westerner and pretty much completely a slum).

Jeff

Fri Jun 24

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:51 AM

Re: It's official

Smart British friend of mine says that there soon may be "opportunities" in London real estate.

Jeff

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:25 AM

Brexit passes - pound crashes

British pound at $1.34 - at 1985 prices.

Buckle your seat belts.

Jeff
(In Copenhagen for the day before heading above Arctic Circle for summer weather)

Sun Jun 12

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:48 AM

OT: Couple of thou to hit 1/2 mill

I just noticed that the message count on the boardis less han 2,000 to hit 500,000

Just sayyin'

Jeff
(In Brest, France today :-)

Wed Jun 1

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:37 PM

Re: Tax priorities

Windows, iOS and Facebook were the products of a bunch of college dropouts. Whatsapp was written by Jan Koum, a Ukrainian immigrant. Paypal was founded by immigrants from South Africa, Ukraine, PRC (who was also the first YouTube engineer), Germany [more]

Tue May 31

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:41 PM

Tax priorities

Yoda has been pointing out the problems at the municipal level of meeting pension liabilities. These were caused by (in general, regardless of venue) politicians trading the future rather than negotiating tougher labor agreements in the present (and [more]

Sat May 21

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:37 AM

OT: Day trip to Bosnia

20-May-16 Dubrovnik, Croatia 8:00 AM 11:59 PM

“Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aristotle

We are back in Croatia visiting Dubrovnik, the salient separated from the balance of the country by a tongue of Bosnia Hercegovina which reaches [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:35 AM

OT: Day trip to Bosnia

20-May-16 Dubrovnik, Croatia 8:00 AM 11:59 PM

“Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aristotle

We are back in Croatia visiting Dubrovnik, the salient separated from the balance of the country by a tongue of Bosnia Hercegovina which reaches [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 1:33 AM

Day trip to Bosnia

20-May-16 Dubrovnik, Croatia 8:00 AM 11:59 PM

“Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aristotle

We are back in Croatia visiting Dubrovnik, the salient separated from the balance of the country by a tongue of Bosnia Hercegovina which reaches [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 1:30 AM

Re: Traveling in Denmark

Simplify your life. Pick up Sygic's World-wide GPS software for your i-Phone. They frequently run sales where it costs less than $50. This includes off-line maps for the world (updated in perpetuity), is as easy to use as TomTom and doesn't require a [more]

Thu May 5

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OrmontUS posted to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 5:29 PM

OT: A weekend in Istanbul

The following is expected to be incorporated into the next edition of "Take the High Road - A Primer for the Independent Traveler":

April 30, Saturday – Istanbul
“Better far off to leave half the ruins and nine-tenths of the [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:28 PM

OT: End of Istanbul Story

For those who enjoyed last weekend's story about my sojourn in Istanbul, Turkey, I've finished the tale. I've edited and added a bit to what I originally posted, but for those without the patience to re-read, the material after the row of asterisks [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:10 PM

Not much choice in on-line travel agents

According to the American Hotel & Leisure Association:
(http://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/AHLA-Takes-On-Fra...)

A full [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:56 PM

Re: Mimic or Reality?

Properly deployed nuclear submarine simulators could be a stopgap compensation for low numbers of actual submarines. If the signature is actually good enough for the thing to look like a real sub, then the defense will have to disperse to cover the [more]

Wed May 4

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:55 PM

Re: What will the reaction be?

I'll get the chance to eyeball a bit of one of the potential routes later this summer when I head over the Norwegian North Cape to Murmansk, Archangel and the Slovensky Islands in Russia.

Jeff
(For the time being, still in Venice - [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:44 AM

Re: What will the reaction be?

I hate to admit that I agree with a Canadian on this, but Tim's right. The US claim is tenuous at best as Russia had far more land contact along the cost of the Arctic Ocean. OTOH, the Bering Strait is only about 53 mi (85 km) wide and the strait [more]

Tue May 3

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:09 PM

Re: Currency Questions 4 Jeff or others

Are you asking for a book or the ramblings of the Oracle of Delphi? If the later, I'll try to drop in on her in a few days :-)

Short form is countries are proudly waving 1% growth as a triumph, rather than a rounding error, while central [more]

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