brucedoe

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Sun Feb 19

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brucedoe replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 7:25 PM

Re: Better than VTI?

The US economy is good and better than most if not all foreign countries. We have recovered better from Financial Armageddon than Europe, for example. If hands are kept off the economy, it should continue to do well not even better.

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brucedoe replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 6:55 PM

Re: Abbvie - buynhold or ride a wave?

our current projections suggest above-average returns to late decade.

Hey, this is 2017 what does "late decade" mean, next year?

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:50 PM

Re: Poll Most Dangerous Country

I watch a lot of MSNBC, NPS(TV) (mainly Charlie Rose and Evening News Hour on Fridays), and some CNBC. Don't often watch CNN except Zakaria on Sunday. Watch news programs on NBC and ABC only on Sundays.

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Thu Feb 16

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:12 PM

Re: They were warned 12 years ago

All this makes me wonder if there were cracks in the concrete of the spillway. If so, the rebar could have been damaged by water from above. It would be hard to lay such a length of concrete without cracks.

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 2:01 PM

Re: VTR-Ventas

On November 16, 2016, by luck I bought an additional 100 sh of VTR at $57.00/sh. That seems to have been close to the recent low. On that basis, the current price of $62.61/sh (Thursday 2:00 PM, looks pretty good. Who knows if it will test the recent [more]

Tue Feb 14

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

Re: They were warned 12 years ago

I admit that I haven't researched this, but I don't know why the base of the spillway failed. From video I've seen, it looked like the water coming down spillway was in laminar flow (In hydrology, it is said to be all in the Reynold's [more]

Sun Feb 12

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 2:10 PM

Re: OHI down 5.56%

Cool

O has increased their dividend every quarter for over 10 yrs, right through Armageddon.

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Sat Feb 11

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brucedoe replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 2:52 PM

Re: Question for the Board

Well, if the company is really doing return of capital every year, then they are liquidating.

Also in return of capital, your basis is reduced each year by the amount of the return of capital.

I wouldn't touch the stock of such [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 2:38 PM

Re: The DEATH of the Consumer Camera...

Peter

Once when I was doing some work on an airplane flight, I had to do a square root but found the battery on my calculator that did square roots was dead. So I tried to remember my 4th grade class where we learned how to do square roots [more]

Fri Feb 10

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:35 PM

Re: The Fake News Problem

tim

Over 50% trust business? They have to be kidding. That you can't trust business is why we have all these protections (called regulations). Now if you buy some strawberry jam, you can be pretty sure there are some straw berries [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:27 PM

Re: OT: National Education Standards

Goofy

You are so right. I went to a high school that had a College Preparatory track and a General high school track. The chemistry course were quite different though both had chemistry classes. If you were in the general track, you [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:23 PM

Re: OT Wikipedia bans Daily Mail: unreliable sou

JLC

I'm sure you meant the Washington Times.

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:20 PM

Re: Robots: the End is Near!

What is needed, of course, is a new political system to handle the loss of manual labor from automation. A guaranteed minimum annual income is one that has been suggested, I think Finland is trying out an experiment.

It seems stupid to me [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:57 PM

Re: Tv programming note: NOVA

Goofy

You can also do pump-storage the other way around. For awhile Illinois power drilled a deep well though granite and planned to make a large storage room at the bottom of the well. The idea was to run water down the well during peak [more]

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brucedoe posted to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 4:25 PM

Rental Homes

I hadn't realized there were so many entrants in rental home REITs and thought the concept was controversial. I had bought AMH not too long ago when some said on this board the price was high. I bought it sort of as a lark, but it has done very [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 4:16 PM

Re: VTR-Ventas

VTR is my largest REIT holding. I was out of it for awhile, but finally bought back in last year. for awhile the stock price did well, but has been depressed now since I bought it back in (down around $2.50/sh from my buying price thought I bought [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 3:50 PM

Re: Mall Owners Rush to Get Out of the Mall Busi

Jim

I agree that SKT is doing well as a company, but their stock has been weak for some months now. I think they are hurt by the general belief that brick and mortar stores days are numbered. This was also said about movie theaters when TV [more]

Fri Jan 27

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:29 PM

Re: Slightly OT: Speaking of Canadian Immigration

Hawk

The part about knowing two languages won't work in the U.S. there are those who want a law that everyong speak fluent English. to heck with a second language.

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:24 PM

Re: President orders federal hiring freeze

I also might mention that Federal hiring freezes d to be an annual thing as well as operating under continuing resolutions for funding. A change came when George H.W. bush became president. He had worked in the government and knew the problems hiring [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:14 PM

Re: President orders federal hiring freeze

As for one who worked for the Federal government for 34 yrs, (including 10 yrs in management), I can attest to the importance of having offices in Washington, D.C. My organization (U.S. Geological Survey in the Dept of Interior), moved from the [more]

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