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Wed Oct 15

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:13 PM

Sheesh!

I leave you guys in charge of the stock market while I watch Victoria take a fall and look what happens.

You're gonna make me want to come back and put some life into the market if you keep this up much longer. (Don't say I didn't warn [more]

Sun Oct 12

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:49 AM

Fed’s Evans: Stronger dollar is a headwind

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/fed-evans-stronger-dollar-i...

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch)—A stronger U.S. dollar is an [more]

Sat Oct 11

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:15 PM

Back to Africa

Yes, I know owe it to my wife and myself to spend some more time traveling around in the US. On the other hand, I wanted to get the "hard" places to reach out of the way while we were still young enough to run around a bit.

This [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:15 PM

Re: "Blood" oil?

Yeah - I'm in agreement with Steve on this one.

Also, be careful how you balance who our "friends" are vs. how useful they will be in neutralizing an "enemy" without our allowing our friends to get powerful enough to [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 1:57 PM

Back to Africa

Yes, I know owe it to my wife and myself to spend some more time traveling around in the US. On the other hand, I wanted to get the "hard" places to reach out of the way while we were still young enough to run around a bit.

This [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:43 AM

Re: October

Mark,

While we're drifting a bit off of the mechanical aspects (at least as far as defined by our group here), I'd point out that fixed income and equities do not necessarily negatively correlate. In fact, based on our 2008/9 event and what [more]

Fri Oct 10

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:23 PM

Re: Personal Capital

H,

It's not only the higher cost of borrowing funds that will negatively impact equity prices, but also the increased competition from bonds, etc. The rise in the value of bonds over the past five years has a corollary that, when interest [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:46 AM

Re: Personal Capital

It makes interesting reading and pretty much confirms the macro landscape as many of us here understand it.

The foremost two questions in our minds should be:

1) How much of the recent rise in equities has been due to the fact that [more]

Mon Oct 6

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:05 PM

Re: Summer of '56

Q:

What I do is to basically self-insure my trip cancellation and take an annual policy like this:

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Sun Oct 5

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:06 PM

Re: Summer of '56

And polio is still not beat. In preparation for our trip to India earlier this year, my wife and I both took polio boosters (as neither of us could remember whether we had the appropriate final shot a few decades ago, it was cheap and easy insurance [more]

Fri Oct 3

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OrmontUS replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:58 PM

Re: OT: Mi Jokes?

Aw, what the heck - some general quotes:

The exchange between Churchill & Lady Astor:
She said, "If you were my husband I'd give you poison."
He said, "If you were my wife, I'd drink it."

A member of [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:57 PM

Re: OT: Mi Jokes?

Some financial quotes:

“Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell.”
—Frank Borman

"You are neither right nor wrong because the crowd disagrees with you. You are right because your data and reasoning [more]

Thu Oct 2

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

Re: Mach Ado About Enrepreneurship

As a reformed serial entrepreneur I can say that it requires the willingness to work long hours, but more importantly to be passionate about your business. It takes aptitude luck and work.

While it does not necessarily require finishing [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:15 PM

Re: gold collapse?

USD continues to climb and gold/BHP/RIO as well as AUD are dropping.

Jeff

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:01 PM

Ebola strikes NBC cameraman

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- An American working as a freelance cameraman for NBC News has tested positive for Ebola and plans to return to the U.S. for treatment, the news network said late Thursday. The journalist, who wasn't identified by name, [more]

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

Re: Syrian plane shot down over Golan Heights

Guys - take the argument outside the bar!

Jeff

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:54 PM

Re: OK, PANIC! .

I'll be in Africa in less than two weeks, so I'll be able to to look at things from a closer perspective. Gonna spend a couple of months bouncing around the continent (but avoiding a large swath of west Africa).

Jeff
(If you can't beat [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:12 AM

Re: ot - political discussions

I think the question is whether to take the MI board as a "standalone" community or as a component of a system of boards.

Some feel it important to share non-financial thoughts with their circle of friends found here, but feel that [more]

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