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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2 minutes ago

Re: Control Panel: Trend reversal?

Wendy

My gut tells me we will hit bear market conditions before things start to get better on the stock markets. But conditions are not like 2008, though some indicators are the same:

The report covers many different parts of [more]

Fri Feb 5

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brucedoe posted to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 8:42 PM

Emerson Electric

May I suggest EMR as a stock for those wanting a long period of increasing dividends? This year they are scheduled to hit the 60 year group and their dividend on dFish's spreadsheet is above 4%.

To hit 60 yrs is not a certainly they it will [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 8:32 PM

Re: Healthcare Industry

Fungi

Why not? If the REIT taxable income exceeds 90% of their income, then they have to payout the excess, whatever that is.

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brucedoe replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 8:15 PM

Re: Healthcare Industry

Medicare does NOT restrict you to one vendor for any medical thing, from physicians to artificial limbs. I have something in my back called a neuro-stimulator that gives a buzz to the nerve in my spine to help cover up pain signals from my lumbar [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 7:42 PM

Re: Centex Harvest State

Not all high yield preferreds are selling above par. My NRF-C that at par yields 8.875% in now selling under $20/sh. I bought mine slightly below par (par it $25/sh) and am currently losing about 20% on the stock. As long as I continue to get the [more]

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:33 PM

Worforce Participation

It turns out that the U.S. is the only advance country where the workforce participation is declining,* and it has been going on for a long time. It isn't clear if anyone understands why or how these dropouts are surviving without a job. Yes, the [more]

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:21 PM

Bear Market Anyone

Why do I feel like we will hit Bear Market levels before this "correction" is all over (market down 20%). Just this week, the S&P 500 dropped another 3% and the NASDAQ by 5%. Some clever people are saying that the markets are [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:14 PM

Re: Food Stamps for Thought

Actually income tax cuts are an inefficient way to increase the economy (http://stopcontinentaldrift.blogspot.com/2010/05/effectivene...). As Alan Greenspan [more]

Fri Jan 29

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brucedoe posted to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 10:25 PM

Healthcare Industry

The entire healthcare industry has been murdered this year. My T. Rowe Price healthcare mutual fund is down more than 25% from its high. My Vanguard healthcare fund is down more than 15%. I'm not sure why this is happening because the mass of baby [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:26 PM

Re: 2008 revisionism: Must Discuss

We shouldn't forget the CDS's and the like, especially the "synthetic" CDS's in which you were placing bets on bets. It was like betting on the ponies in that you didn't really own anything, just a parimutuel ticket. You didn't own the [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:21 PM

Re: Macro Risk: Populists vs. Elites

People interested in notehound's article, might also be interested in a piece on my blog: [more]

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brucedoe posted to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 9:14 PM

Healthcare

Healthcare in genral has been murdered of late. My T. Rowe Price healthcare mutual fund is down more than 25% from its high. My Vanguard healthcare is down about 15%. So it isn't just HCN and VTR, it is everything in the sector.

It doesn't [more]

Mon Jan 25

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:25 AM

Re: National Infrastructure Administration

People who have read notehound's post might also aprreciate a piece on my blog: [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:17 AM

Re: OT Last Day

FM

I agree with you entirely.

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Thu Jan 21

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 1:16 AM

Re: Bizarre Difference

My O has stood up surprisingly well in the awful market. I'm a keeper also.

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Tue Jan 19

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:25 PM

Re: Global inequality on the rise

One reason we don't have much illegal maneuvering in America is because we legalize it. Three examples are "carried interest" by Hedge Fund managers at 15% when they have no skin in the game. So called Long Term Capital Gains taxed now at [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:16 PM

Re: OT:Solar Sails

OK, Ok, ok, I blew it and now I apologize. But let's get serious.

The NASA Glenn Research Center has been a leader in ion propulsion technology development since the late 1950s, with its first test in space— the Space Electric Rocket Test [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:15 PM

Re: Currency stuff

Jeff

Are you sure about the GB pound weakening against the dollar. It seems to me it was about $150-$1.51 for a long time and now is closer to $1.42. I have been thinking that the GB pound is stengthening against the dollar for some reason.

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:01 PM

Re: Control Panel: Storm flags flying

Wendy

Unfortunately, I think you are correct. We had a bad 5 trading days at the beinging of the year, in fact the worst ever. Definitely a bad sign. In theory, the first month could still be up (9 trading days left this month including [more]

Sat Jan 16

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brucedoe posted to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:34 PM

Firefox (Weird)

My Firefox works fine for awhile and then all of a sudden it will not load. I've been too lazy to delete and reinstall it and readded all my favorite sites. But then all of a sudden it worked again. then after a few weeks it didn't load again and [more]

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