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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:40 PM

Is Ebola A Macro Economic Event (OT?)

As the news media keeps trying to stir the hysteria over Ebola in this country, we should remember that the flu season started in this country early this year (September 28). As of October 23rd only one person, a pediatric case, has died, but we are [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:30 PM

Re: OT US is #2, needs to try harder

Let's recall Churchill: Many forms of Gov­ern­ment have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pre­tends that democ­racy is per­fect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democ­racy is [more]

Wed Oct 29

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 11:44 AM

Re: OT. Future price of oil and gas

I've been retired for 19 yrs now, but as I recall all natural gas has lots of carbon dioxide (as well as water, hydrogen sulfide, and other compounds) in it that must be removed. This carbon dioxide, or some of it, is used to manufacture all the dry [more]

Fri Oct 24

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brucedoe replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 5:41 PM

Re: Dividend Growth Ideas

I recently bought some Diebold (DBD)in my late wife's trust that I am Trustee of that pays a 3% dividend that it has increase for 60 years (It is $14 in the black, I think). The largest holding, by far, in the trust is Genuine Parts (GPC) now paying [more]

Thu Oct 23

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brucedoe replied to the Economy and Markets board. 12:16 PM

Re: Russell 2000 vs S&P 500

EthylM

For the record, my P/E information comes from: http://online.wsj.com/mdc/public/page/2_3021-peyield.html.

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brucedoe replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 11:57 AM

Re: MalwareBytes

I have the premium application and every time I start up my computer it does a scan and slowly everything to a crawl. I been thinking of stopping the automatic scans but haven't done so yet.

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:47 AM

Re: The Working Dead

FastMike

Destagflation I love it, I love it.

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:42 AM

Re: INCREASING REAL WAGES: DEMAND CREATION

The problem for labor is that (a) their wages must decline so that labor is cheaper than automation, and (b) American labor is cheaper than low-cost foreign labor (tempered by the cost of chipping, natural gas price differentials, and some other [more]

Mon Oct 20

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 5:22 PM

Re: REIT Preferreds: Sell today or hold forever

Yes, I've finally put him in my p-box.

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 5:18 PM

Re: REIT Preferreds: Sell today or hold forever

JimLuckett

Companies that contract with ADP seem to be doing well with wage increases: "In the third quarter, ADP says, pay rose fastest, about 4.8% over the year, for financial and construction workers. Construction firms have faced [more]

Wed Oct 15

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:16 PM

Deflation?

Art Cashin on CNBC says that, if the WTI oil drops below $80/bbl, the fear will be deflation. He thinks the price of oil overrides everything else.

I don't understand it because, if oil prices drop, then people will have more money to buy [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 10:22 AM

Re: REIT Preferreds: Sell today or hold forever

My REIT preferreds have been going up in general e.g. my TCO-J&K. I presume that if long-term Treasuries continue to decline,they will go up some more. But I need the income so won't sell. Briefly this morning, the 10-yr Treasury fell below 2%, [more]

Mon Oct 13

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:02 PM

Re: The Revolving Door at its best...

I worked for the U.S. Geological survey and we had to avoid stocks in any company the had a sniff of mineral resources to it. this included GE that had a couple of crumby uranium deposits. When DuPont bought an oil company (Marathon?), holders of [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:48 PM

Re: Control Panel: Extreme Fear = 1

Wendy

I am afraid you are right. I have culled the few indicators I follow and see no reason for optimism. The day of the big rise in the stock markets last week saw 41 (which is OK) new 52-week high and 288 new 52-week lows (which is not) [more]

Sat Oct 11

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:07 PM

Re: OT: 700 million years of melatonin

After dinner I sit down and start to watch The News Hour on Public Television.* I nearly always fall asleep before the end and don't wake up until some time between 10:00 and 11:00 PM and then am wide awake. Try as I might, I can't get to sleep again [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 12:43 PM

Re: Buybacks

I want to quote a part of gracepeace's post:

You can only go so far with financial engineering before you actually have to have a business with real growth,” Chris Bouffard, chief investment officer who oversees $9 billion at [more]

Wed Oct 8

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brucedoe posted to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:10 PM

Hidden File

I save my WordPerfect files to a SD card and for some reason my journal is hidden (doesn't show up). Any ideas how I can access this and remove the hidden option? Other files save normally and I have no trouble.

I know the file is there [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:45 AM

Re: Lobbyists rule -- patients go bankrupt

In a survey of young people as to who Joe biden is, no one seemed to know until one young black man said he thought he was sort of an assistant president. MSNBC then superinposed in large letters "close enough."

You know the old [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 11:38 AM

Re: Buybacks

I feel that stock buy backs are a waste of corporate money except in special cases. It means they don't know what to do with their money. It would be better for the economy is they gave a special dividend instead, not obligating them to keep up the [more]

Sun Oct 5

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:37 AM

Re: Three Minutes in October

It would be most unusual if we were to go into a recession during the final quarter.

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