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WendyBG replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:59 PM

Re: Defining risk

<I believe treasury bonds, especially long-term treasuries, moved approximately inverse to stocks and most other assets, during the darkest parts of late 2008 and early 2009.>

The price of Treasuries didn't move as much as stocks or [more]

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WendyBG replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:12 PM

Re: Defining risk

Poz, thank you for opening a discussion which can be potentially illuminating. You brought up several points, including:

1. "I think more like an owner of an enterprise rather than as a trader of vehicles." According to the classic [more]

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WendyBG posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:06 PM

Control Panel: Sunny with a few clouds

After a few weeks with the Fear & Greed Index in Extreme Greed, the F&G has fallen into Greed. This was predictable, since it follows the regular oscillation seen since 2010.

All trends are continuing in their normal channels. The [more]

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WendyBG replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:28 AM

Re: Risk Control 2 -portfolio risk

< I have to say you are completely missing the point by specifically commenting on the mREIT component of the portfolio. The main point I was trying to get across is specific equity risk does not equal portfolio risk. A portfolio of 30 different [more]

Fri Jul 11

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WendyBG replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:57 PM

Re: Risk Control 2 -portfolio risk

Hi, sailrmac, nice to see you back on METAR again.

I'm glad to see that you are thinking about risk and that you call your highly-leveraged mREIT portfolio "You must be crazy." I am glad that you are looking to ballast the entire [more]

Wed Jul 9

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WendyBG posted to the Political Asylum board. 1:23 PM

Republicans: Focus on values!

Two major independent variables in American politics are values and economics.

In the wise words of Yogi Berra, "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they're not."

In theory, this is how the political [more]

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WendyBG replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:49 AM

Re: Cannabis goes retail...Vancouver-WA

It's going to take a while to work the kinks out but I think marijuana will become a major tourist attraction to WA State. Eventually, a smart entrepreneur will establish a nice hotel next to a pot shop. Pot shops are already opening near the borders [more]

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WendyBG replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 1:33 AM

Re: Two Unorthodox Ways to Pay Off a Mortgage Ea

<Words have meanings.>

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Tue Jul 8

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WendyBG replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:54 PM

Re: Control Panel: Dow 17,000!

<If the fully-or-partially disabled were really capable of doing the types of jobs that employers are hiring for (including the hours, workstation ergonomics, and whether or not the job requires the ability to remain alert, pleasantly personable [more]

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WendyBG replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:32 PM

Re: Why DO those jeans cost $300?

<the total cost of the shirt $7.00.

‘At Everlane we sell that shirt for $15.00 (about a 200per cent markup)>

(15-7)/7 = 114% markup.

Does this guy really understand what he's doing if he can't even calculate a [more]

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WendyBG replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:24 PM

Re: Control Panel: Dow 17,000!

<Do you have any information on who is dropping out of the labor-force. >

Bruce, it's very hard to access the data you have asked for. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (and Federal Reserve) publish labor force participation for different [more]

Mon Jul 7

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WendyBG replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:40 AM

Re: Control Panel: Dow 17,000!

< The repo market provides the 'free flow' of liquidity for the banking system. I was amazed to see that rates are negative in the repo market: "...Negative rates happen when certain Treasuries are in such high demand or short supply that [more]

Sun Jul 6

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WendyBG replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:40 PM

Re: Control Panel: Dow 17,000!

<Do these numbers account for demographic changes or are they raw?>

The percentages account for demographic changes. The plain numbers are raw. The BLS has many ways to report employment and unemployment -- dozens of series. The Fed [more]

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WendyBG replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:00 PM

Re: 2nd Hand Stores

Glad you did so well.

I'm not surprised.

Thrift stores in or near well-off neighborhoods often have good-quality items because the local people buy and eventually donate good-quality items.

I regularly buy at thrift [more]

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WendyBG posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:56 PM

Control Panel: Dow 17,000!

The Control Panel has been strongly bullish since June 2013, ignoring noise along the way. (The stock market has been bullish since its nadir in March 2009, but there were several serious setbacks that could have developed into full-blown crises and [more]

Fri Jul 4

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WendyBG posted to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:26 PM

Outlook 2013 sees all mail as unread

I am running Outlook 2013, which I bought to replace Outlook 2007 when I bought my new computer.

With Outlook 2007, each e-mail would transform from "Unread" to "Read" when I read it. The format would change from bold to [more]

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WendyBG replied to the Low Carb Way of Life board. 12:31 PM

Re: Non-alcoholic fatty liver: low carb diet

<My personal rule of thumb is that if it comes in a box, or has its own commercial advertising, don't eat or drink it.>

I drink milk and eat beef. Both have their own commercial advertising (or did at one point -- remember the [more]

Thu Jul 3

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WendyBG replied to the Low Carb Way of Life board. 7:53 PM

Re: Non-alcoholic fatty liver: low carb diet

<You do understand that the Mediterranean diet isn't really a low carb diet, right?>

Yes, I know. But elsewhere in the article there is mention of cutting back on carbs to reduce triglycerides.

Personally, I think that each [more]

Wed Jul 2

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WendyBG replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:21 AM

Re: When should I cash in???

<If I am able to set aside some of the capital gains to support my living expenses for a period of time, should I go ahead and sell, realize my gains and hold onto the cash to buy back into the same symbol later if/when the big [more]

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