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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:07 PM

Re: S&P Up or Down

"However, valuation levels are pretty much perfect to get an idea of the likely market
returns over the next 5-10 years, and nothing else gives any clue whatsoever."

Funny stuff.


I don't think it's funny at all. [more]

Thu Jul 2

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:09 PM

Re: S&P Up or Down

You guys backing these predictions are hopeless. Afraid to have any dissension in hopes the predictions continue. Pitiful.

This has obviously degenerated into a religious war.

Elan

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 12:57 AM

Re: Blackrock Warning about mutual funds

I've owned Blackrock (BX) for quite a while now as its been on my LowPE screen and am up quite nicely for the ride. I usually ignore all the new articles that Yahoo post about the stock I own since I don't care about the news, all I care about is [more]

Wed Jul 1

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:59 PM

Re: S&P Up or Down

"...Frazzini et al. observe that from June 30, 1998 to February 29, 2000, Berkshire Hathaway lost 44% of its value while the overall stock market gained 32%. Thus, over this ~1.5 year period, Warren Buffett underperformed the market by an [more]

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:01 PM

Re: Second Result

My return this year was 20.5%. It should have been less than 13%,because a few went down in June, but COKE just exploded up returning 39% over the first 6 months and 70% over the extended period. An old stodgy (I thought) large cap like [more]

Fri Jun 26

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elann posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 6:26 PM

Arezi Ratio for Jun 29


* 6/8 6/15 6/22 6/29/15
S&P 500 Index 2092.83 2094.11 2109.99 2101.49
Trailing 12 month PE 21.17 21.22 21.45 21.35
Trail Earnings yield 4.72% 4.71% 4.66% 4.68%
Forward 12 month PE 18.05 18.08 18.24 18.06
Fwd [more]

Sun Jun 21

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elann posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:00 PM

Arezi Ratio for Jun 22


* 6/1 6/8 6/15 6/22/15
S&P 500 Index 2107.39 2092.83 2094.11 2109.99
Trailing 12 month PE 21.29 21.17 21.22 21.45
Trail Earnings yield 4.70% 4.72% 4.71% 4.66%
Forward 12 month PE 18.20 18.05 18.08 18.24
Fwd Earnings [more]

Thu Jun 18

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 3:45 PM

Re: Voldemort returns ...

I subscribed to the investment
analyzer for several years initially using a Fidelity discount subscription. My bank changed my credit card
number for security reasons and I went through several gyrations trying to give them a new number
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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 3:36 PM

Re: Stop-limit orders (?)

I fear another market correction is coming . . sometime - say in the next year. I was thinking about how to manage that risk . . and using a type of 'stop-limit' order on all my stocks. My brokerage offers a 'stop-limit' where I could set a [more]

Wed Jun 17

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 3:20 PM

Re: market very or barely overvalued?

A chart of the Schiller pe for the S&P 500 is here: http://www.multpl.com/shiller-pe/

Maybe the average cape over the last 25 years is around 25, but only because 25 years ago was 1990,
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Sun Jun 14

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elann replied to the Jewish and Foolish board. 3:49 PM

Re: Why is Tzoharayim a plural?

Lots more - lechayayim, afapayim, birkayim, motnayim, shadayim, raglayim, etc.

But why shinayim if there are many teeth?
And why akevim if there are two heels?

Elan

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elann replied to the Jewish and Foolish board. 3:44 PM

Re: Why is Tzoharayim a plural?

the form represents two, not many

So "—im" means "many," and "—ayim" means two?

If my supposition is correct, that explains the words for body parts that come in pairs (anayim, oznayim,
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Sat Jun 13

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elann posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:08 PM

Arezi Ratio for Jun 15


* 5/25 6/1 6/8 6/15/15
S&P 500 Index 2126.06 2107.39 2092.83 2094.11
Trailing 12 month PE 21.48 21.29 21.17 21.22
Trail Earnings yield 4.66% 4.70% 4.72% 4.71%
Forward 12 month PE 18.40 18.20 18.05 18.08
Fwd Earnings [more]

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elann replied to the Jewish and Foolish board. 2:34 PM

Re: Why is Tzoharayim a plural?

I just came across the phrase "Tzoharayim Tovim."

And I realized for the first time that the Hebrew word for "noon" has a plural form.

Why is "noon" a plural?


Good question. First, it's [more]

Wed Jun 10

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 3:44 PM

Re: OT: HCC to be bought for $7.5 billion

For those of you holding HCC Insurance as part of the LOWPE_ZLTD screen, today was a great day. The stock has shot up 36% in response to the announcement that Tokio Marine has agreed to acquire HCC for $7.5 billion.

This is one of those
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elann replied to the Jewish and Foolish board. 3:37 PM

Re: Best urgent letter delivery to Israel?

Short of having a friend who's flying hand-carry it, and having it picked up in person, there is no 100% reliable way to ensure that it will be delivered on time. With *any* of the carriers. Because if any inspecting agency along the way decides [more]

Tue Jun 9

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elann replied to the Jewish and Foolish board. 7:47 PM

Re: Best urgent letter delivery to Israel?

I just checked rates, and I see that if I ship tomorrow, I can get it delivered by Sunday.

FedEx: $66
UPS: $52
USPS: $49 (But I don't trust them, because their website says they've never heard of the postal code of the person to
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Sat Jun 6

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:24 PM

Re: best day to trade

I would say that on about 1/8th of my trades, I face slippage issues.

i.e. The stock will jump 12.5% the day, I put my order in, and another 12.5% the next day.
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Any thoughts?


My thought is that I don't [more]

Fri Jun 5

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elann posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:50 PM

Arezi Ratio for Jun 8


* 5/18 5/25 6/1 6/8/15
S&P 500 Index 2122.73 2126.06 2107.39 2092.83
Trailing 12 month PE 21.45 21.48 21.29 21.17
Trail Earnings yield 4.66% 4.66% 4.70% 4.72%
Forward 12 month PE 18.42 18.40 18.20 18.05
Fwd Earnings [more]

Mon Jun 1

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elann replied to the Jewish and Foolish board. 6:29 PM

Re: How to translate meshupatz?

I'm not sure how to spell this word in Hebrew, but it was used to describe a house in Israel.

Fancy? Fixed-up? Refurbished? All would make sense in the context in which I heard it.</I.

In the context of housing the best
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