brucedoe

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Thu Jan 11

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:09 PM

Re: Perceptions of US economy reach record high

Well, household income is at a record high so households should have some money.* At the other end credit card debt and household debt are also at record highs so maybe the households have spent it all?*

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 6:53 PM

Re: REITs and Rising Interest Rates

My buying price for VTR (my largest REIT holding) was $57/sh. It closed today at $56.23/sh even after having got rid of their skilled care propertiews that worried some people.

I thought I would never see VTR below $ [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 6:50 PM

Re: REITs and Rising Interest Rates

Value

Well, the new tax cut bill was supposed to be good for REITs, but I agree interest rates seem to be rising at last. I think maybe people are worried about inflation coming but isn't that good for REITs. Why I think inflation may [more]

Sat Jan 6

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brucedoe replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 7:33 PM

Re: Janitor secretly amassed $8 million fortune.

While I agree that the Trump mystique has added something to the stock market prices, we also must remember that the stock market was doing quite well beforehand, companies are making good money before and now plus the world may be doing even better [more]

Fri Jan 5

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brucedoe posted to the Apple User's Group board. 6:41 PM

iPhone 5S Just Went Kaput

I suppose the battery went dead, but it went dead as a door nail. Even on charge it won't wake up so something else may be involved?

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brucedoe replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 6:33 PM

Re: Alexa Skills

Yes, I tried Alexa for ocean surf which also promotes sleep. I think it did it for two hours before it shut off. I plan to try rain too.

One problem I have is the Alexa can't do past weather, only future estimates plus the [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:30 PM

Re: Dow 25K? thank Boeing

OK, so I did look up something and find that 8 stocks made up 610 pts of the 1,000 pt rise.

Eight stocks in the Dow Jones industrial average, including Goldman Sachs (GS), Travelers (TRV) and UnitedHealth (UNH), added 40 or more Dow [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:22 PM

Re: Dow 25K? thank Boeing

carbon

I'm not going to do the math, but I wonder about your figures. 3M, for example, is one of the highest priced stocks on the DJIA and went up nearly 50% last year, for one example.

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 6:11 PM

Re: REITs Left Behind

CORRECTION: UMH is in manufactured homes communities and not storage unless you count storage of people.

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Thu Jan 4

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:49 PM

Re: Strategist Jeff Saut: I'd expect 2018 to

syke6

Of course I don't know for sure, but I would guess that 2018 will be a decent year for stocks even though it is the worst year on average for the Four Year Presidential cycle (the year of mid-term election). but the global economy [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:24 PM

Re: Changes in Middle East

Jeff

We should not forget that President Eisenhower snuffed out a democratically elected government in Iran (Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh) in 1953 so that the fore runner of British Petroleum didn't have to share the profits from [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:10 PM

Re: Control Panel: Happy New Year 2018

While there was much congratulations for companies like ATT that gave a $1,000 bonus to over 200,000 workers and raised their minimum wage to $15/hr. While this was very nice, they did let go 6,000 workers just before Christmas. The news media is [more]

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:07 PM

Santa Claus Rally After All

Though the first 5 days of the Santa Claus Rally period (last five days of the year plus the first two days of the next year) were a severe downer, the first two days of trading in 2018 were magnificent and all the principal indices ended up but only [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:03 PM

Re: OT:Fahrenheit vs Celsius

President Jimmy Carter stared to convert the U.s. to the metric system by having mileage signs in both the U.S. System (based on 12) to the metric system (based on 10). As they say, you can take a horse to water but you can't make it drink so [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:48 PM

Re: Swedes don't fear robots

Companies paying health insurance in the U.S. is an accident of WW-II when there were wage controls on workers so Henry J. Kaiser companies started to give health insurance lure good workers.* Now it is taken for granted that companies will pay for [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:28 PM

Re: New Trend in Healthcare?

Wendy

A certain political party hates to have the government pay for health care, so when a President of that party signed the bill that said the ERs must take all comers, the bill failed to do anything to pay for the service. Hospitals [more]

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brucedoe posted to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 7:12 PM

REITs Left Behind

In the explosion of the stock market this week, REITs haven't faired very well. today all mine went down, including preferreds. VTR (my biggest holding) went down big time today. I'm saved by 3M, BAC, and GPC plus my one share of Amazon. [more]

Tue Dec 26

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brucedoe replied to the Tax Strategies board. 2:53 PM

Re: Our GOP Tax Bill Rant

Well the high taxes may prove benefits as blue states tend to be wealthier than Red stats.

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Tue Dec 19

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brucedoe replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 1:39 PM

Re: A DGI portfolio ponder

I suspect that the market is having an exuberance over the coming tax cut package and will decline, maybe after the votes of approval. It is "buy on the rumor and sell on the news."

On top of everything, earning of companies seem [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:31 PM

Re: Best password manager?

I have my passwords on a thumb drive that I remove when I leave the computer (usually).

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