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RaptorD2 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:02 AM

Re: Snowden: Dropbox hostile to privacy

In a macro sense, it's hard for me to imagine how a company could justify storage for "customers" just so they could look through their belongings. Makes you wonder if they aren't part of government. :(

In a personal frame, this is [more]

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RaptorD2 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:51 PM

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

And maybe we're thinking far too small, folks. Maybe we should think more macro, like macro^squared.

Like most of you, I like to think I have a healthy and strong imagination. And I have no doubt that the 3,500-lb things we drive today, in [more]

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RaptorD2 posted to the Value Hounds board. 12:37 AM

Screen of Screens

I like to peruse the Mechanical Investing Board even though most of the statistical discussions are above my competence level and I lack the faith needed to buy companies a computer program spits out. There are some really sharp people there and I [more]

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RaptorD2 replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 12:11 AM

Re: SI Rankings 2014-07-20

I realize some of you folks consider screens as a list of stocks to hold but for those of us in the fundamentals crowd, it seems that stocks with a high number of hits in multiple screens ("A Screen of Screens" so to speak) could point out [more]

Sun Jul 20

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RaptorD2 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:04 PM

Re: Poll: OT: What kind of fireplace???

Hound,

Is this going to be in Boston?

As a builder, I know how important it is to get the details right for homes that may be resold. As a retiree, I know what *I* would want in my "final home" and yes, it would include a [more]

Thu Jul 17

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RaptorD2 replied to the Value Hounds board. 3:44 AM

Re: losers, mergers, & one winner

Isn't the US rate 35%? Or is 5% the average state rate?

Sorry, I meant to include the link to the site I referenced but forgot. Now of course I can't find the same site. I always thought it was 35% too but FWIW, this site lists the [more]

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RaptorD2 posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:35 AM

OT: A Conundrum: Follow-Up and Review

I'm sorry for those who don't care to hear more about this caper, but I started to answer a few email requests for a follow-up on the "McCartney Tickets" situation and this is easier and faster, so please give me a one-time pass and [more]

Tue Jul 15

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RaptorD2 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:32 PM

Re: Just for fun - a sighting

McCarney mentioned WEB ...

Don't know who McCarney is, but it was Paul McCartney who mentioned WEB.

Dan

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RaptorD2 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:48 PM

Re: OT: Latest GMO Real Return Forecast

FWIW that aligns pretty well with this author's calculations. [more]

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RaptorD2 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:39 PM

Re: Just for fun - a sighting

McCarney mentioned WEB several times during the show (which was the best I've ever seen by the way) and once said that Buffett played the ukelele and played it "very well."

It drives me crazy to realize that celebrity-wannabe [more]

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RaptorD2 replied to the Value Hounds board. 7:24 PM

Re: Most respected brands

People might choose a new #10 if they knew that as individuals they paid more federal income tax than General Electric in spite of GE earning billions of dollars in profits every year.

Dan

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RaptorD2 replied to the Value Hounds board. 7:18 PM

Re: losers, mergers, & one winner

I think if we look at all the recent pharma mergers we'll find that the acquired company will have a foreign base much more often than not and methinks the recent musical chairs game in pharma is all about Income Taxes, many requiring almost no [more]

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RaptorD2 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:43 PM

Re: The coming Bust

As is all too common these days, my hyperbole detector is vibrating like crazy. I’m not saying this is necessarily the case here but we all know that more than a few writers will do anything to generate a headline with their name tied to it. [more]

Mon Jul 14

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RaptorD2 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:35 PM

Re: Risk Control 2 -portfolio risk

I'll shut up know. The last thing I want to do is start a war.

This isn't a war, sailrmac, it's a good conversation. The funny thing is, I agree with your method and use it all the time. Any difference of opinion seems to be a matter [more]

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RaptorD2 posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:22 PM

OT: A Capitalists' Condnundrum

I can't believe it. The guy who has never entered a contest in his life (and I do mean never) just won tickets from the producer to Paul McCartney's show at the Pinnacle Arena tonight. Yep, that would be little ol' me.

Seeing McCartney has [more]

Sun Jul 13

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RaptorD2 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:02 AM

Re: Risk Control 2 -portfolio risk

Hi Jeff,

I understand what you're saying and I assume you know I agree with cash being an asset class; I always have.

My problem here, is that he's talking about adding cash to a portfolio to lessen risk, and if you think [more]

Sat Jul 12

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RaptorD2 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:44 AM

Re: Snapping Up Real Estate

The question alone is valid, except if posed to a realtor, as the answer will never be "No." Never has been, isn't now, never will be.

We might as well ask a broker out of the blue if we're better off putting our $437 [more]

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RaptorD2 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:32 AM

Re: Risk Control 2 -portfolio risk

I must be very tired tonight; I can't get my mind to bend around the idea that adding cash, sitting there doing nothing other than being eaten away by the dreaded inflation moths at the rate of 2-3% per year, can somehow lower risk just by sitting in [more]

Thu Jul 10

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RaptorD2 replied to the Value Hounds board. 5:29 AM

Re: PETM; Rant Alert

Evidently some owners aren't much smarter either.

“We think the stock’s worth about $85 to $90,” Heyman of Olstein Funds said. “Any way that I get to my $85 to $90, I’ll be happy with.”

Maybe it's just because I just [more]

Tue Jul 8

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RaptorD2 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:57 PM

Re: McAfee snuck on my computer

McAfee is a virus. Congrats on your discovery.

Dan

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