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brucedoe polled the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:26 PM

Poll: September Investing

Will September be a down month for stocks as it often is (The Worst Month Of The Year)?

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:19 PM

How's That "Sell In May" Thingee Doing for You

With apologies to the immortal Sarah Palin, I adopted her way o speaking to the "Sell In May" adage. Well, since May 30 (If I've done the math right), the S&P500 is up 4.15%, the DJIA is up 2.28%, the Nasdaq Composite is up 7.96% and [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:32 PM

Re: Bad exits only for the Fed

As for Yellowstone IV, it will not be anytime soon. Volcanologists look for inflation of the magma chamber that is reflected in surface mounding and harmonic tremor. Neither of this is happening. Back in the early 1980s, it was thought that [more]

Wed Aug 27

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brucedoe replied to the Tax Strategies board. 1:02 PM

Re: REITs

If you hold the REIT is an IRA or a 401K, when you withdraw the money you pay income tax on the FULL amount (purchase price plus dividends and capital gains).

If you hold the REIT in a taxable account you pay income tax on only on the [more]

Tue Aug 26

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:48 PM

Re: OT: The Carefree Retirement Life

david fb

I have lost muscles in both arms from different reasons so I have little arm strength, but there are electric wheel chairs. In the continuing care facility where I live, there are many.

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:42 PM

Re: OT: The Carefree Retirement Life

Old age is when you realize that most people dying are younger than you.

People age at different rates. Happily at 83, I'm not quite in the state mentioned in my poem On Age 82, but I'm headed in that direction. ( [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:33 PM

Re: OT: Washington, DC destroyed

Our enemies becoming our friends is not uncommon for the U.S. It is not only the Brits, but how about the Japanese? We are reasonably tight with Germany also. My generation may have to die out first, but I'm sure that Vietnam will become a close [more]

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brucedoe posted to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 12:58 PM

What Is Al This Stuff In Documents On v.7?

The Documents file is cluttered with weird things with .js and .css extensions. Often many of the same name. I hope I haven't done anything damaging, but I have deleted over 300 of these and similar things. In figures there are lots of logos like [more]

Wed Aug 20

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:52 AM

Re: OT: Iceland Volcano -Calling out BruceDoe

More on a possible Iceland volcano eruption: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101933050

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:37 AM

Re: OT: Iceland Volcano -Calling out BruceDoe

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Oh, fun. Max magnitude is 2.1. Just how much you would feel that depends on the basement rocks. In Eastern U.S.* that has a lot of crystalline basement, earthquakes are felt more and farther out than in Western U.S. where the [more]

Mon Aug 18

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:29 AM

Treasury Bubble?

This week, the German 2-year yield fell into negative territory while its 10-year yield dropped below 1 percent for the first time ever. Italian and Spanish yields fell to record lows in step with their German counterparts.

"This
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Sun Aug 17

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brucedoe replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 12:45 PM

Re: Editing Scanned Documents

Thanks Paul. I'll see about conversion to PDF files.

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brucedoe replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 12:43 PM

Re: Editing Scanned Documents

Thanks Larry.

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:40 PM

Re: Humans Need Not Apply

It has been clear for a long time that we need some sort of new economy, but what that can be is not at all clear. If there is going to be all sorts of excess labor how is this excess going to live. Do we just let them starve in the streets? If they [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:23 PM

Re: rich man making sense

ptheland is a person worth listening to on more than this board.

When minimum wage workers get a raise, the rent of the buildings in which they work do not nor do the loans if "owners" are buying the property. The toasters in the [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:08 PM

Re: rich man making sense

NOW who will mow our lawns, er, estates? ... Clean our sewers?

The same people who do it now -- illegal immigrants. Do we REALLY want to get rid of them? No we just want to feel they don't deserve what we pay them (probably under the [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:00 PM

Re: Florida Polytechnic University

Looks like a flying saucer to me. One that had landed.

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Sat Aug 16

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brucedoe posted to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:01 PM

Editing Scanned Documents

I have Microsoft Office 2007 on my Windows 7 computer, and I want to scan in documents that I can edit. I have followed the directions in [more]

Thu Aug 14

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:48 PM

New Jobs High, Pay Lower

It is announced that the number of new jobs in June was the highest since 2001.* Good news, why are people so depressed about the economy?

New jobs pay 23% less than the jobs lost in the Great Recession may be a reason?**

Meanwhile, [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 11:19 AM

Re: S&P 500 Aristocrat high yielders

What do you suppose a payout ratio of 0 means, or 1 for that matter. Does it mean these companies are distributing an insignificant share of earnings?

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