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brittlerock replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 10:47 AM

Re: BOFI: A new look and reassessment

I too have been sort of following BOFI just out of curiosity. This is very rare for me, generally when I sell out a position, I don't continue to pay attention to the company - it's a time management thing (something I do badly to begin with), [more]

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brittlerock replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 10:09 AM

Re: Facebook "crisis"

No other social media site has ever come close to the amount of users or level of user engagement that Facebook currently possesses.

It's interesting how comments of this sort are made without taking a world-wide perspective. FB was [more]

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brittlerock replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 9:31 AM

Re: LCI - Lannett

I looked at LCI a while ago and gave it a pass. Several of their generics are in the schedule 1 controlled drug class (opioid analgesics). The heat is getting turned up way high on these drugs. I don't anticipate that the spigot will get shut off, [more]

Fri Apr 29

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brittlerock replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 1:59 PM

Re: GBX

The "Truck Train" is an interesting concept, and no doubt some form of it will be implemented. But there is a major sticking point. Pavement represents a shared roadway. There will still be human driven autos and individual human driven [more]

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brittlerock replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 1:37 PM

Re: GBX

Andy,
Trains are currently driven by electric motors. The diesel engine turns a generator which supplies electrical energy to the motor which drives the train.

Sun Apr 17

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brittlerock replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 9:13 PM

Re: CYBR

Sorry, not terribly impressed with DoD putting a foreign product on the approved products list. This happens frequently and specially so with Israeli products.

Cyber security is a tough game. It takes but one hacker to find the soft spot in [more]

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brittlerock replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 8:59 PM

Re: Why I have a position in AMZN?

Retired from major aerospace firm headquarters used to be Seattle, now Chicago. I was in IT for 30 years. Went to happy hour with some former colleagues last Thursday. Spoke with the chief cloud architect. The company has pretty much given up on [more]

Tue Apr 5

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brittlerock replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 3:49 PM

Re: Thoughts On Portfolio Management and Selling

Saul (and others reading this thread) - - -

They are both in China, which makes you a little uneasy (as well it should in a country where the government can totally change Internet rules tomorrow if they get the urge).
You think that
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Mon Apr 4

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brittlerock replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 9:55 PM

Re: Patriot National Inc (PN) High Insider Tradi

That the CIO took the time to write it about herself didn't really bother me. It was short enough that she could've written it while sitting on the toilet.

Even so, two things about it bothered me. First, it's poorly written. If you're [more]

Mon Mar 21

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brittlerock replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 11:31 PM

Re: Skx and IBD

The article may have been written by a machine.

Wow! That's a scary thought if you think on the implications.

So one machine scans available data and infers meaning (that is, abstracts information based on some algorithms). [more]

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brittlerock replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 8:43 AM

Re: SWKS

I don't care who are, $100M is not spare change.

Sun Mar 20

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brittlerock replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 10:52 AM

Re: Staying Fully Invested

Dude, I'm in awe at your number-juggling. It would not even have occurred to me to examine what happens to an investment by missing the biggest day of the year, let alone executing it over a 15 year time span.

But, I kinda knew it was best [more]

Sat Mar 19

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brittlerock replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 8:44 PM

Re: You want to buy Gold????

Jim,
I beg to differ. True, some very, very few actors make a lot of money, but the vast majority struggle and often hold a menial second job just to eat regularly.

Far more consistently overpaid are fund managers who make a huge amount [more]

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brittlerock replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 8:37 PM

Re: You want to buy Gold????

Warren Buffet is not a gold bug. I paraphrase from him:

"Gold bullion and coin make no sense as an investment because it holds no potential for added value, it is pure price speculation. First you pay someone to dig it out of the [more]

Fri Mar 18

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brittlerock replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 5:57 AM

Re: Question on Preferred Stock Screener

BTW - Can't edit a post, so this is an addendum. Kevin built the spreadsheet, and you can link to it from any unthreaded post by poking the button labeled 1YPEG on the upper right side.

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brittlerock replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 5:53 AM

Re: Question on Preferred Stock Screener

Welgard,
I've been a "member" of this board for a bit over a year. I subscribe to some MF services, but to be honest most of my picks come from this board. I don't mean that I just buy whatever people bring to the board and promote, but [more]

Fri Mar 11

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brittlerock replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 11:08 PM

Re: Tongue in cheek complaint

Maybe, but maybe not. Remember, I also had a big "regular income" due to the Roth conversion which I also undid. Could be that I'll take out that much cash from taxable sources in the future, but by carefully planning tax-free Roth [more]

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brittlerock replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 9:09 PM

Re: Tongue in cheek complaint

Jim,
I've mentioned before that I had a special tax situation due to a large charitable gift from my mother's estate when she passed away. Per tax law, I was able to spread it across five years. 2015 was the last year to consume the [more]

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brittlerock replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 8:48 PM

Re: SWKS - Raymond James Conf yesterday

OK - They're unique, I get it . . .

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brittlerock replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 10:23 AM

Re: Patriot National Inc (PN) High Insider Tradi

OK ok - I get it. And thank you and Saul for replying to my somewhat out of line post. It's not all that hard if you look in the right places.

I looked on my broker's site (Fidelity). They are usually pretty good about carrying information [more]

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