brucedoe

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Mon May 4

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 10:41 AM

Re: CXW and GEO

I don't like to think of prisons being a growth industry. Though I have never used marijuana personally, I feel it is overkill to put people in prison for its use.

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Fri May 1

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:41 AM

Re: Share buybacks, always a good thing?

I do not like share buybacks and have said so many times, but I read an article that said that companies that buyback shares actually do better. It turns out there is a fund that specialized in share buyback companies called Power Shares Buyback [more]

Tue Apr 28

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

Re: Toxic Waste in the US: Coal Ash

I've been trying to tell people this for at least 20 yrs. People are hysterical about radioactive waste, but, for some reason, don't worry about coal waste that is much more prevalent.

How did this public hysteria over radioactivity get [more]

Wed Apr 22

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brucedoe replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:54 PM

Re: High physical memory usage

How odd. Wendy says she has 83 processes working. I just checked my Task Manager and have 83 files working though I suspect that some of mine are different from hers.

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brucedoe replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:43 PM

Re: Text to jpg files

Many people love Word Perfect and will only leave it when you pry it from their cold, dead hands. ptheland

Though Microsoft copied WP as closely as they could, they did not do a complete hob of it and Word does not have such a [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:31 PM

Re: Canuck Federal (Election) Budget Day

steve203

Ah, the Glomar Explorer caper. I remember it well. The cover story was that it would do deep sea mining of manganese nodules and put all the land-based metal mining operations out of business. I was one of the geologist working for [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:56 PM

Re: Energy = Wealth

Qaz

Today we are on the cusp of harnessing more energy more cheaply than ever before in the history of mankind.

I'm not sure this is correct. I think that shale oil, for example, is very expensive to produce and is only [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:49 PM

Re: Why invest in anything?

Goofy

I no longer own individual pharma stocks. These guys are always be sued and are suing others which makes me nervous. Also they have patents on blockbuster drugs running out now and then. Though you could be making good money on them, [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:35 PM

Re: Why invest in anything?

Eddie

Please excuse me, I respectfully find your post to be a little over-alarming. The P/E of the DJIA at 16.34 is a bit high but the dividend at $2.27 is actually 11 cents higher than a year ago ($2.16). The P/E of the S&P 500 is [more]

Tue Apr 21

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:04 AM

Re: Krugman Complains

david fb

Money is worth people say it is. There was the Great French Money Fiat Policy of 1790 in which France nationalized church industrial properties and conservatively issued money callable on these properties. They said they would never [more]

Mon Apr 20

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:41 PM

Re: Krugman Complains

bjchip

Actually, economics has become very mathematical. A long time ago, in my arrogance, I took an advantaced economics course called the business cycle without ever having taken an introductory course and it was like stepping into [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:53 PM

Re: Krugman Complains

Goofy

Yes, Mississippi is a Federal protectorate, but don't forget Alaska, home of the rugged individualist that gets more Federal aid per capita than any other state.

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Thu Apr 16

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:31 PM

Re: Spy/Counterspy

steve203

While the Castro regime may have never invaded anyone, they have done some dangerous things like the Cuban missile crisis. And they did support partitipation in things the Soviet Union wanted them to do.

Jimmy Carter was [more]

Tue Apr 14

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:58 PM

How Overbought Is The Stock Market?

There certainly are alarmists out there speaking about how overbought the stock market is. Perhaps they are talking about the S&P} 500 where the P/E is 20.47 up from 17.61 a year ago.* It certainly is high; however, the dividend percent is the [more]

Fri Apr 10

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:22 PM

A Good Time to Be A Young Woman

I think that women, especially young women, are living in a particularly interesting time for careers. There are lots of examples in politics, business, and science. I have compiled a few examples on a piece in my blog. The piece is [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:38 AM

Re: Obsessive Counting

Wendy

For this reason (birth/death model) I don't put too much weight on the early employment figures. The following report can easily change by 40,000 more or less and sometimes more. People should wait for the follow-on [more]

Tue Apr 7

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

Re: OT: Selling Everything

whafa

As a geologist for the Federeal Government, I could not own any stock that "smelled" of natural resources. This included GE that owned a couple of crummby uranium deposits. My wife owned some Bethlehem Steel stock that I was [more]

Wed Apr 1

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:15 PM

Oil Price Has Lost It's Magic

For awhile the price of oil seemed to control the stock markets. When the price went up, the stock markets went up. when oil went down, the stock markets went down. But this is no longer true. Right now for example (noon) the stocks markets in the [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:32 AM

Re: How income inequality benefits everybody

Buffet does not claim he pays fewer taxes than his secretary. He says he pays a lower tax rate than his secretary.

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Tue Mar 31

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brucedoe replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 4:07 PM

Re: New Dividend investments

MisterFungi

I've been saying it since 2001!

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