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elann replied to the Middle East Politics board. 8:04 PM

Re: Nuclear deal nearing ...

Talks on Iran's nuclear programme have entered their "endgame", Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said.

Negotiators from six world powers are attempting to strike a deal with Iran to restrict its nuclear
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Thu Mar 26

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:22 PM

Re: Way OT: Just published my first book (on travel)

Looks interesting. Haven't checked it or bought it yet. But one comment comes to mind immediately. I don't consider someone who boards a cruise ship an independent traveler.

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 12:23 AM

Re: A Weighted* View

Hi Elan, I do lurk here off an on. Enough to get the gist of the posts, but not enough to understand who's doing what as far as investing with any of the screens. I do understand why not everyone is anxious to share their experiences and results, [more]

Wed Mar 25

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 2:09 AM

Re: A Weighted* View

What you're suggesting is called a Screen of Screens (SOS) in our jargon. The idea has been around at least 15 years, and only today there was a suggested SOS using a handful of screens. No one that I know of ranks ALL known screens together that [more]

Tue Mar 24

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 2:11 PM

Re: H52EarnPS HTD revisited

Given those tidbits, I'm contemplating moving my H52EarnPS (1-4) screen to HTD-14 instead of HTD-8. Am I missing something?

The difference is in the noise.

(Also, I'm assuming this wouldn't be really hard to replicate in [more]

Sat Mar 21

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elann posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 5:33 PM

Arezi Ratio for Mar 16


* 3/2 3/9 3/16 3/23/15
S&P 500 Index 2104.5 2071.26 2053.4 2108.1
Trailing 12 month PE 20.35 20.11 20.03 20.62
Trail Earnings yield 4.91% 4.97% 4.99% 4.85%
Forward 12 month PE 18.54 18.21 18.03 18.57
Fwd Earnings [more]

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elann replied to the Middle East Politics board. 3:31 PM

Re: More oil and less peace

If they get nukes, I'd bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran all the way back to the stone age. If they aren't anywhere close to getting nukes, bombing Iran would likely do more harm than good.

Yeah, sure, why not? Pakistan, India, North [more]

Thu Mar 19

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elann replied to the Middle East Politics board. 8:26 PM

Re: More oil and less peace

Who is for bombing the Iranians besides Bibi - he has only idiot supporters for that idiot idea in the USA?

Even Bibi quietly backed away from the idea after all his military advisers told him it would be a disaster.

Elan

Wed Mar 18

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 3:53 PM

Re: Buffet's Pain

In the early part of this century I suspect he was aware that debt (ours and others) was growing to the point we might expect either high inflation or, worse yet, deflation. .... He's chosen businesses that are capital [more]

Mon Mar 16

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 4:28 PM

Re: Recent BCC Signals

If (5 week EMA of S&P earnings estimate for Current year) < (20 week EMA of S&P earnings estimate for Current year) then BEAR

Where are you getting the estimates? What is your definition of "Current Year"? Is it [more]

Sun Mar 15

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elann posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 3:15 AM

Arezi Ratio for Mar 16


* 2/23 3/2 3/9 3/16/15
S&P 500 Index 2110.3 2104.5 2071.26 2053.4
Trailing 12 month PE 20.41 20.35 20.11 20.03
Trail Earnings yield 4.90% 4.91% 4.97% 4.99%
Forward 12 month PE 18.63 18.54 18.21 18.03
Fwd Earnings [more]

Thu Mar 12

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:00 PM

Re: Way Way OT

Several years ago, a cousin of mine living in Canada at the time sent me a Facebook messages telling me they were going to "Cali" for a vacation. My reply was something like, "Cool, I've never been to that part of Mexico." [more]

Fri Mar 6

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 3:10 PM

Re: K-1's and YLDEARNYEAR

Since the brokers now report all trades to the IRS, changing the figures Turbo Tax reports might flag a computer, but we can always add to the list of capital gains. Thus I generally report
as a new capital gain something I might call, 'Gain
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Thu Mar 5

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 7:43 PM

Re: K-1's and YLDEARNYEAR

Do you know, if you use Turbo-Tax and download all your stock transactions into it from a financial inst like Fidelity, will any MLP or LLP stock transactions be covered, and all their K1 forms be generated, or do you have to do them [more]

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 7:27 PM

Re: Delving into a 49% screen

You seem to be hung up on whether you'll get the opening price. Undoubtedly you will -- so forget about that.

My point is that the opening price may be far away from the previous close. If you submitted a MOO order, you'll get that price
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Tue Mar 3

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 2:43 PM

Re: Delving into a 49% screen

Apologies for the confusing conclusions on "HRV-Lite" in the original post.

I would suggest that you repost with the correct conclusions. Otherwise it's can be an unintended trap for inattentive readers.

Elan

Sun Mar 1

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 3:32 PM

Re: new screens

Why do you think we need more new screens?

Is it because you fear the current screens are "discovered" already and have or will become ineffective going forward?


I'm not concerned about existing screens being [more]

Sat Feb 28

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 3:05 PM

Re: Screamers post-discovery

I changed actual price to >10 instead of >2 and it dropped the CAGR from 41 down to 28.

Top 20 >2 shows CAGR of 33 Top 20 >10 CAGR 25

I don't buy stocks < 10.

I did double the dollar volume limit to
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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 2:55 PM

Re: Screamers post-discovery

Here ya go, Big Jump screen:
http://boards.fool.com/big-jump-screen-31015796.aspx?sort=wh......

Robbie backtested it to 1987. For a 10-stock, 20-day hold the
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elann posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 3:23 AM

Arezi Ratio for Mar 2


* 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/2/15
S&P 500 Index 2055.47 2096.99 2110.3 2104.5
Trailing 12 month PE 18.63 20.34 20.41 20.35
Trail Earnings yield 5.37% 4.92% 4.90% 4.91%
Forward 12 month PE 15.24 18.51 18.63 18.54
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