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Wed Jul 23

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PosFCF replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:17 PM

Re: The future, or what's left of it.

I'm going to take the opposing side of much of the commentary I've read on this thread.

I think the "always connected, everywhere" combined with the "all hazards removed and all inconveniences alleviated by the big [more]

Mon Jul 21

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PosFCF replied to the Mining and Metals board. 9:46 AM

Re: Thoughts on trading gold and Goldcorp

Isn't this just another way of saying that gold miners are leveraged to the price of gold? When gold goes up, they go up faster, and vice-versa.

No. It is saying that sometimes that can be the case, now perhaps being one of [more]

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PosFCF replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:21 AM

Re: The future, or what's left of it.

So I suppose my plan to sell Encyclopedia sets door-to-door should be re-evaluated?

Yeah, position yourself as an antique, antique salesman....but make sure you're updated on what they offer these days as the old full sets in English [more]

Sun Jul 20

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PosFCF replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 3:47 PM

Re: Injury on the golf course


I expected the usual boneheaded retort, I'm just surprised it took fourteen hours
and 57 minutes for you to come up with it. Sorry about the sleepless night it caused.


Had I known you were up counting the minutes, perhaps I [more]

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PosFCF replied to the Mining and Metals board. 11:47 AM

Re: Thoughts on trading gold and Goldcorp

You know, I looked up GG for September 2010. Essentially unchanged during that month.

Now compare it to the price of gold for the same time period and you might notice that before the acquisition the outperformance of GG to GLD when [more]

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PosFCF replied to the Mining and Metals board. 10:16 AM

Re: Thoughts on trading gold and Goldcorp

Peter

Good luck with your GG trades, I think you'll need them. I discovered GG when they took over Glamis back in 2006, so I decoded to take GG shares since they were keeping some key personnel for GLG (Glamis' former symbol). The price went [more]

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PosFCF replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 9:44 AM

Re: Injury on the golf course

She laughed and quickly said, "Thank you, but I fell on my ass, not my head."


To which he replied, "Oh, you're Republican and now have a concussion!"

Poz

Thu Jul 17

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PosFCF replied to the Mining and Metals board. 11:47 AM

Re: Anyone interested in Goldcorp?

I could make some arguments for why trading GG has close to zero risk. But the traffic here is so light these days I'm not sure anyone would read it.

The problem I have with the major gold miners is their ore grade in the proven & [more]

Wed Jul 16

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PosFCF replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:53 AM

Re: Defining risk

But is there risk? There is a tiny, tiny probability that TIAA-CREF will default on this investment, and if it does you might lose your entire investment. So there some is risk here, albeit a small one.

There is also purchasing power [more]

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PosFCF replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:39 AM

Re: A Brain-Teaser ESOP Tax Question

The folks over on the Tax Strategies board would be able to give a comprehensive answer, probably after asking a few more questions.

The thing that struck me is that many participants in ESOPs might be doing so as part of a 401K plan. [more]

Tue Jul 15

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PosFCF replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:19 PM

Re: Defining risk

Denny:

You said: Reading the excerpt I posted might be enough to illuminate the risk issue.

Well, sir, I think you give me too much credit. The following excerpt of your excerpt makes the issue as clear as mud to this old [more]

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PosFCF replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:59 AM

Re: Defining risk

GrandpaRalph!

Good to see you! I'd love to hook-up again, but the chances of getting Mrs Poz to Southern Michigan are pretty slim! BTW, I still have the Foolish cap you so graciously awarded me as the prize for that tourney! It will always [more]

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PosFCF replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:49 AM

Re: Defining risk

knightof3

There is a .pdf file you may find interesting. I can't provide a direct link because it always opens up as a .pdf! So I did a Google on "Risk is not the same as Uncertainty" to narrow down the field to where on my [more]

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PosFCF replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:36 AM

Re: Defining risk

Denny

I have Frank Knight's book "Risk, Uncertainty and Profit" in my library of to-be-read. Started reading it once and decided his style was too dry for where my head was at the time. [I think I bought it on your recommendation a [more]

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PosFCF replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:27 AM

Re: Defining risk

TMFbuild

I see "new" next to your name, so welcome to METAR.

Here is what FINRA has to say about risk and, while there are some things I don't completely agree with, it is to these definitions that I must advise clients or [more]

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PosFCF replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:21 AM

Re: Defining risk

Wondering what the satisfaction level is for your clients; do they see markets going up all around them and wonder why they are not keeping up? Are they satisfied with perpetual excuses about risk? Do they want their fair share of reward? [more]

Mon Jul 14

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PosFCF replied to the Mining and Metals board. 5:06 PM

Re: "Someone" Dumps $1.37 Billion In F

OOPs, read that wrong, looks like one can get more bang for their speculative buck, not less.....my bad.

Poz
(haven't been margined in a long time)

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PosFCF replied to the Mining and Metals board. 4:49 PM

Re: "Someone" Dumps $1.37 Billion In Futur

CME changed its margin requirements by 10%, that would be a good reason to dump margined positions.

[more]

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PosFCF replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:55 PM

Re: Risk Control 2 -portfolio risk

Either it was a realistic Freudian slip or a bona fide typo but this so I benefit anyway but altering my confidence level to a more balanced level.; should have read so I benefit anyway BY altering my confidence level to a [more]

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PosFCF replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:49 PM

Re: Defining risk

WilliB

Hey, Pos, could you post a link if there are any? This is a long-standing interest of mine.

James Rickards has talked about currency wars and the replacement of the reserve currency, if it ever failed, many times on [more]

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