brucedoe

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:37 PM

Re: How Americans Die

Yes, they are fascinating. I was very surprised to see that the life expectancy of women seems to be decreasing, at least in some groupings.

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 12:29 PM

Re: WRI

WRI used to own a large strip mall in Pinehurst, NC, anchored by a Belk's Department Store (two buildings), the only true department store within about 50 mi., and a Food Lion grocery store. The new owners, whose name I don't recall, went to great [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:18 PM

Re: Control Panel: Topping?

At the moment, the S&P500 is in the black; however, the NYSE Composite and the NASDAQ composite are still in the red for the year. the three most airy parts of the stock market are (in order) the Russell 2000 (P/E of 100.69), the DJ Utilities [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:55 AM

Re: Good News on Keystone XL

Goofy

I think that the benefit from shipping oil by pipeline rather than by rail is actually pretty large if you consisder per barrel shipped because your through-put is more oil in a pipeline than by rail.

The only way not doing [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:14 AM

Re: 30 Yr Treasury Penalty

I don't know how this is happening, but the pre-posting of my post happened again.

Compare the spread to January 2, 2013 (the first trading day of the year), the 10 yr Treasury yielded 1.86% and the 30 yr 3.04%, though the 20 yr (2.83%) was [more]

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:03 AM

30 Yr Treasury Penalty

As you look at the scale of U.S. Treasuries, doubling the duration adds a percent to the yield. for example, the 5 yr Treasury yields 1.739% whereas the 10 yr yields 2.735; however, the 30 yr yields only ).8% higher for 3X the period - 3.529. [more]

Fri Apr 18

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:05 PM

Re: Did Anyone See

Although I suspect there is some optimum tax rate in generating government revenues, there is no evidence that decreasing income taxes results in generating a better economy. I have written about this several times so I'll just refer you to: [more]

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

Re: Those lazy, good for nothing unemployed

Well that the unemployed are lazy moochers is a matter of faith among many people. Unemployment usually averages a third of your working salary. I wonder how many people can get along on a third of their salary?

A significant percentage of [more]

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

Re: Men More Than Women

joel

Actually I've been married twice. The first one lasted 31 yrs before divorce and the second 26 before she died of a stroke.

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Tue Apr 15

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:58 PM

Men More Than Women

I don't know how I got the idea, but I thought that women always outnumbered men through the age scale; however, it turns out this is not so. According to a Pew Research study, in 2060 men will outnumber women up to the age range 60 through 64 when [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:41 AM

Re: Bloomberg? ACA charts

My understanding is that if insurance companies do not spend 80% of their premiums on health care rather than administration and promotion, they must return the excess to the insured. I do not know how well the insurance companies are at getting [more]

Mon Apr 14

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brucedoe replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 1:21 PM

Re: secured promidary notes

I agree with kelborn. I have been sure there was going to be runaway inflation since 2001 so a several years I held off buying CDs buying 5 and 6% because I was sure rates were going to 8 or 95 or maybe higher.

Then Paul Krugman convinced me [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:52 PM

Re: Soft Skills vs. Hard Employment Reality

whafa

I suspect that most CEOs would control every last bit of your life if they could.

Consider attitudes on gays: [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:42 PM

Re: OT: Changing tastes after a stroke

I don't know if this is the book Wendy is referring to, but it has gotten a lot of note: Season to Taste: How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way ( [more]

Fri Apr 11

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:12 PM

Re: Stock funds: Keep it simple

Wendy

I have the Vanguard 500 (VFIAX) fund with 0.05% fees, but I use the Vanguard Inflation Protected Securities (VIPSX) with 0.20% fees, Vanguard Health Care Fund (VGHAX) with 0.30% fees, and Vanguard Small Cap Index Fund (VSMAX) with [more]

Thu Apr 10

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brucedoe replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 2:25 PM

Re: I Give Up

steven

I have done so. I was surprised I didn't have to select the operating system the boot disk is to be used for, but maybe they do that for me.

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brucedoe replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:16 PM

Re: I Give Up

steven

I'm using a different computer now that is clean as far as I can tell, but they say a pro can hide things in any computer.

I don't want to say much because I don't want to alert whomever is attacking me.

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Sun Apr 6

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brucedoe replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 11:12 AM

Re: I Give Up

paul

I suspect the hacker WANTS me to know he is screwing me.

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brucedoe replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 11:08 AM

Re: I Give Up

tk

Many thanks. Yes, I plan to start from scratch again. I have run autoruns and AVG Anti-rootkits on what seems to be an uninfected computer. I don't know what pink and yellow really mean in Autorun, but I disabled them to see what happens. [more]

Fri Apr 4

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

I Give Up

I've written about my problems with someone(s) attacking my desktop computer online. It finally got so messed up again, that I will wipe the hard drive and start over for the second time this year. Yes, I repeatedly did Cleanup, ADWcleaner, [more]

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