brucedoe

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Thu Jan 29

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:18 AM

Re: Manipulated Stock Markets?

notehound

However, what we have is MUCH LESS manipulation by the Fed, since the Plunge Protection Team (the Greenspan/Bernanke Put) has been on strike ever since QE ended.

I forgot about the Fed. I've heard this explanation [more]

Wed Jan 28

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:49 PM

Re: Manipulated Stock Markets?

Overall, the earning picture coming out recently seem to be good overall. Yes, CAT has been hit but APPL has boomed in its earnings. Other companies like ADT, FB, GATX, 3M, MKC, and GD* (among others) have earnings that also beat. Yes, some earnings [more]

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:35 PM

Manipulated Stock Markets?

Does anyone have any idea what is going on with this stock market? Daily swings of more than 100 pts are almost daily occurrences and often more than 200 pts occur in a day (today's swing was 295 pits). It seems like market manipulation to me. It [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:23 AM

Re: Global Income Growth Distribution

And don't forget about automation. Wages must be less than the costs of automation. and many jobs that can't be automated are turned over to the consumer: [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:00 AM

Re: OT We're #1

It is not clear to me what kind of auto insurance they are talking about. What is included?

In my zip, I pay $1,300 but they say the average is $765. I expect that I'm covered for some things that they don't cover.

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Tue Jan 27

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:41 AM

Climbing A Wall Of Worry

It seems like in December the powers that be in the stock markets stopped climbing the wall of worry to increase the stock market and converted to just worry. January has been really bad except for the miracle of the first 5 days. It is certainly [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:18 AM

Re: Democracy in Action

We have relatively low legal corruption in the U.S. because we make it legal.

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Sat Jan 24

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brucedoe replied to the Tax Strategies board. 9:58 PM

Re: Form 709?

You say you are loaning your daughter the money. Is she paying you back? Legally she has to do this and at legal interest rates or the money is a gift.

It is all right to gift the condo which is what the form 709 is for. I suggest you get a [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:44 PM

Re: The Obsession with Alaska

Wendy

I always thought of the Olympic Pen. to be a rain forest. sounds like that is not so.

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:36 PM

Re: Swiss Franc, Obamacare, Education: Common Theme

Yoda

A very interesting discussion.

As I'm sure you know, a problem in politics is to get a bill, any bill, passed. In the case of Obamacare, the effort was made to have a medical plan that would attract conservatives, even [more]

Wed Jan 21

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brucedoe replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 10:41 AM

Re: Online fax service recommendations

tim443

Fax's can be legal documents, e-mails can't so far as I know.

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Tue Jan 20

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brucedoe posted to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 4:15 PM

What About VTR

During this decline in the stock markets, VTR has been increasing in stock price. Does anyone have an opinion as to how overpriced they are? VTR is my largest holding of a REIT common so I'm not complaining but I wonder if it can hold the stock price [more]

Fri Jan 16

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 10:34 AM

Re: Have we seen the O & G Bottom

dwerme

Frack produced shale oil tends to drop off pretty rapidly per year (Apparently 60-7-% the first year, and new wells aren't as productive as the original wells.*). I guess you can refrack the well, but I don't know how common that is [more]

Wed Jan 14

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 11:26 AM

Re: CORR

Witt

We did go out on New Year's Eve and drove home (about 10 miles) a bit before midnight. There was very light traffic and no weaving drivers. I think everyone was still partying, especially the drunks.

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Mon Jan 12

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:50 PM

INCREDIBLE!

A part of the Wall Street Lore is that if the first five trading days of the new year are up, then the markets will be up for the year and vice versa. One analysis says that if the first 5 days are up, them there is an 86% chance the year will be [more]

Fri Jan 2

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:45 PM

Re: Asset Mix for Top 1%, next 19%, middle 60%

A huge percentage of the rich are rich through inheritance.

One way to get rich is be a CEO and fired with a separation package of 10s of millions of dollars, and he/she never owned the business.

Another set are employees with [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:46 PM

Re: OT: Bought a bit today

I know what you mean. I have a module that must be invested in CDs and I've seen my 7 yr CDs at 5-6% go by the wayside to be replaced by 3% and more often 2%. My 4% CDs are also maturing. When I bought those 56% CDs I thought it was a bad time and [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 5:28 PM

Re: KMI (not a REIT)

Martin

This is BHP bullion without the foreign tax risk. BHP is a world class mining company getting hammered. It is off about 50% from its 2011 peak. It currently has a 5.7% dividend which of course could be cut.

I [more]

Sat Dec 27

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brucedoe replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 11:20 AM

Re: Railroads

Paul

Kansas City Southern is expanding its service to the midwest from the West coast of Mexico. Its an important alternative to West Coast ports that are congested and susceptible to longshoreman strikes.

This is a favorite [more]

Sat Dec 20

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brucedoe replied to the Tax Strategies board. 12:07 PM

Re: IRA RMD and Death

Ira

To take out a quarterly distribution after death is not so easy to do. When my wife died and I supplied Schwab with a death certificate, they froze the account and I couldn't do anything. I guess the thing to do is to take the [more]

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