brucedoe

Bruce R. Doe

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Wed Feb 25

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brucedoe replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:06 PM

Re: Uping The Ram On My Desktip

Thank you Rip and Jean.

I wasted some time last night trying to do this and failed so I appreciate the detailed comments.

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Mon Feb 23

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:11 PM

Re: Another "American" renounces citizensh

I think you should become a citizen of the country in which you live long-term. In the case of the London mayor cited. of course he should renounce his American citizenship. He has no intention of becoming an American.

I knew some Canadian [more]

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brucedoe posted to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 2:56 PM

Uping The Ram On My Desktip

I use a DELL DIMENSION C521 desktop computer, currently with 2.5 GB of RAM in three (2 1GB chips and 1 512MB chip) of the four slots. My operating system is Windows 7 and the current RAM seems marginal so I want to upgrade to 4 MB (the max [more]

Tue Feb 17

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:43 AM

Greece

I really can't believe that the global economy hangs on Greeks behaving as the media would have us believe.

I don't see why Greece can't remain in the Euro countries as a dependency. After all we have such dependencies in the U.S. and don't [more]

Thu Feb 12

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:52 PM

Re: Stock buy backs killing economy

I agree with the article because I know of no case where a company with level or falling earnings has increased its stock value through stock buybacks. However, I do know of an article that has analyzed comapnies doing buybacks and says that their [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:35 PM

Re: Did Aunt Bee pay you last month?

I still have a stock certificate for D (Dominion Resources) for the original 15 sh purchased about 3 decades ago. In the meantime, much has happened and the total value of my holding in D are substantial with the original shares being just a drop in [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 3:16 PM

Re: HCP

Because I am heavily into Vanguard Health Care Fund, I have only one health care REIT and that is VTR. I am very happy with it and it is my largest stock holding.

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brucedoe replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 3:13 PM

Re: SOLD SO

Though my late wife and I owned a lot of SO for several decades, we sold out when we had to come up with money to move to our continuing care facility so my knowledge is more than 2 yrs old. But as I recall, SO was heavily invested in coal fired [more]

Tue Feb 3

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:50 AM

Re: Preferred Stocks

I published a short primer on buying preferred stocks at: http://stopcontinentaldrift.blogspot.com/2011/11/preferred-s.... As to comments on my holdings [more]

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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