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Wed Jul 11

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 1:34 PM

OT: If you go down to the woods today....

Hoping for a great game today, and I'm sure the over-enthusiastic fans from those two countries will add quite a bit of post-game color.

I'm pulling for Croatia.

I hear Smokey is really pissed right now, so you might [more]

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 1:31 AM

Re: Big PFF pop

I was so hoping for belgium.ot

tomorrow's game should be great.

Anyways, I hope you do well whatever investing decisions you make. But I'm scratching my head about the idea of shorting [more]

Sun Jun 24

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 4:02 PM

Re: a convert bond, a hi-yield bond fund, 2 etfs

difficult to type and watch game at same time.

Lots of the mutual funds that get a mention in Barrons turn out to have higher expenses, front-load fees, back load fees, etc. The post of DSIAX is for info only, I didn't look any futher [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 3:26 PM

a convert bond, a hi-yield bond fund, 2 etfs

in Barrons, mention of a convertible bond issues by PTC theraputics (PTCT), 3%, trading at par (page 33). Not much said about why the intervewee liked it.

page 26, an article about diamond hill corp. credit (DSIAX), a hi yield bond fund [more]

Thu Jun 21

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 4:26 PM

the bear

Where did you see the bear?

Last I looked, all three bears had the same latin name. Some biologist say there is one species..some say two (the grizzly and the brown). Some say three (grizzly, brown, and Kodiak).

We were making our [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 4:19 PM

crowd funding investment opportunity

I heard that Messi is looking to produce his first vocal single, with Don't Cry For Me, Argentina, on the A side.

:) :) ;)


I am trusting the center ref will be sent home. Although I'm thrilled to see Croatia win, and [more]

Sat Jun 16

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 10:01 AM

Re: Target Date Bond Funds

...there will be a place to have a beer, go potty, have a beer with lunch, get gas, and down a shot (or two) for the road.

Thu Jun 14

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 10:45 AM

Re: Target Date Bond Funds

And if ever interested in the cheap man's cruise up that way, check out the Alaska Marine Ferry System. You can get your own room. Cafeteria style meals, and your travel mates might be a bit crusty. But scenery is the same.

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 10:42 AM

Re: Target Date Bond Funds

Kodiak??
I'm impressed...had no idea cruise ships took in Kodiak.

Some neat WWII history there.

The Highliners is a great book to read about the commercial fishing industry there.

Was fun to do some cannery [more]

Mon Jun 11

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 4:38 AM

Re: how's this for collusion

Brief review: A company intentionally skipped payments on a bond, in order to trigger credit default swaps. In exchange, they were going to get some nice paybacks from the folks who were on the winning end of the credit defaults [more]

Thu Jun 7

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 3:40 PM

OT, human interest. Charlie, read this

You might find this interesting, or not.

Charlie might find it interesting if he ever hit the Feather River.

Anyways, I'm still a little bit blown away about something I just found out.

Crescent Mills is a postage-stamp [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Tax Strategies board. 3:34 PM

poll worker classification

The work is finished (I hope). But at the end of the day, we were short two unused paper ballots. Oppps. So stayed later than expected, did multiple recounts, but came up with same result...short two ballots.

But I did learn about my job [more]

Thu May 31

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blacktreechaser replied to the Tax Strategies board. 12:34 PM

Re: milage deduction question

oops...never mind. just found out that the county is treating me as a contractor for the polling place work, not a temp employee.

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blacktreechaser posted to the Tax Strategies board. 11:57 AM

milage deduction question

Recently hired to be a poll worker at the primaries. Polling place will be 6 miles from my home.

I had to take a class last week. The class was 30 miles from my home (36 miles from the polling place where I'll be working).

Do [more]

Mon May 28

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 3:54 AM

Re: article on closed end muni funds

the article also references a website, cefconnect.com

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 3:40 AM

article on closed end muni funds

An article in today's barrons...page 8, part of the Up and Down Wallstreet column...suggests taking a look at closed end (CEF) municipal bond funds.

Some of the justifications mentioned:

Shares are priced at a big discount to [more]

Fri May 25

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 3:10 PM

Re: Using Treasury Direct

The last I remember, one could not sell bonds that were held in treasurydirect. You had to transfer them out to some other account.
That was quite a while ago, its possible they changed it back to where you can buy and sell.

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blacktreechaser posted to the Tax Strategies board. 2:02 PM

5-year rule about a Roth

If I've had a traditional IRA for 30+ years, and convert it to a Roth after age 60 but before age 70, I'm assuming I can take distributions out of the roth in the next 2-3 years, without having to be concerned about the 5-year rule?

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blacktreechaser posted to the Paychex, Inc. board. 1:47 PM

update

Option premiums are very decent. Option buyers seem to like payx. An analyst at merril lynch gave it a recent downgrade, values it at $60.

Earnings due in about 30 days. Dividend yield is 3.4%.

Tue May 22

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 6:34 PM

myRA demise

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2017/07/28/r-i-p-myr...


My OP was meant to be about government bonds [more]

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