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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 2:44 AM

Re: Poll: Size of porfolio sans inheirtance

Antifragile, which I've only begun reading.

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I understand the need to realize the role of luck but how does one actually reduce the role of luck?


That's what Antifragile [more]

Thu Jul 24

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:33 PM

Re: Poll: Size of porfolio sans inheirtance

Not sure how to go about the reducing the role of luck.

That is what Nassim Taleb writes about in all his books -
Fooled by Randomness
The Black Swan
and the latest - Antifragile, which I've only begun [more]

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:46 PM

Re: New VL stock screener

After much discussion, the story that Value Line (VL from now on) spun was that the access to the fully capable screener on the basic individual subscription was provided in error and so is now revoked.

Wow. This is a stunningly [more]

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elann replied to the Jewish and Foolish board. 8:41 PM

Re: All The News Hamas Sees Fit to Print

Israel doesn't allow pictures of its dead or injured soldiers and civilians

Similarly, Hamas doesn't allow pictures of its dead or injured soldiers.


Well, there's a world of difference, as I'm sure you know.

Hamas [more]

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elann replied to the Jewish and Foolish board. 3:47 AM

Re: All The News Hamas Sees Fit to Print

So what is the bias you speak of in the mainstream media?

In the example noted in the first post of this thread, it is a bias against Israel on the part of the New York Times.


I'm not debating the NY Times but the fact that [more]

Wed Jul 23

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elann replied to the Jewish and Foolish board. 8:06 PM

Re: All The News Hamas Sees Fit to Print

I'm not aware of such lopsided pro-Hamas or pro-Israel bias in the news reporting of the WSJ et. al.

Exactly. So what is the bias you speak of in the mainstream media?

Left wing media bias is a canard invented by the [more]

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elann replied to the Jewish and Foolish board. 1:45 PM

Re: All The News Hamas Sees Fit to Print

I know my liberal friends insist that the mainstream media isn't biased against Israel, but how else can anyone explain this?

What is the mainstream media? For example, I would consider Fox and Sky news, the Wall Street Journal, The [more]

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elann replied to the Jewish and Foolish board. 12:44 AM

Re: Analysis Confirms Israel Targeting Combatant

Israel's army headquarters and its main war-room bunker are in the heart of Tel Aviv.

Which makes them legit targets. So far as I know, Hamas has never attacked them.


They have aimed quite a few rockets at Tel Aviv. Who's to [more]

Tue Jul 22

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elann replied to the Jewish and Foolish board. 8:06 PM

Re: Analysis Confirms Israel Targeting Combatant

Hamas is placing armaments within civilian areas…

Which should lead any right-thinking person to conclude that Hamas is responsible for those civilian deaths.


Its' true. Hamas has no regard for the Geneva Convention or any [more]

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

Re: New VL stock screener

Have any other VL online users managed to figure out ways around the issues above or been able to obtain upgrades to the Pro service> Are there any Pro users who can take a look at the screener & see if the previous capability is available [more]

Mon Jul 21

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elann replied to the Jewish and Foolish board. 7:34 PM

Re: the One-State Solution Is on Our Doorstep

Muslim fundamentalism in our midst?

Uh, that's already the current state of affairs.


Yes, in a fairly limited and controlled fashion. Have you heard of Haneen Zoabi? She is an outspoken Muslim anti-zionist member if Israel's [more]

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elann replied to the Jewish and Foolish board. 6:07 PM

Re: the One-State Solution Is on Our Doorstep

Interesting article from Tablet: http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/177456/set......

Excerpt:
The CIA World Factbook estimates total fertility
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Sat Jul 19

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elann posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:51 PM

Arezi Ratio for Jul 21


* 6/30 7/7 7/14 7/21/14
S&P 500 Index 1960.96 1985.44 1967.57 1978.22
Trailing 12 month PE 18.93 19.12 18.89 18.94
Trail Earnings yield 5.28% 5.23% 5.29% 5.28%
Forward 12 month PE 16.04 16.19 15.99 16.03
Fwd Earnings [more]

Fri Jul 18

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 12:33 PM

Re: Citibank pays $7 bill for fraud

Plenty of blame to go around. The ones who could have really stopped it were the rating agencies. If they had done their job & rated the loans at what they should have been rated, very few would have bought at the interest rates being [more]

Wed Jul 16

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elann replied to the Jewish and Foolish board. 5:27 PM

Re: ערבים

Definitely a time you'd like to have nekudot! Maybe it means "pleasant" =)

You're right. Arev also means pleasant or tasty. Nikud won't help here because it's identical for arev, whether is means tasty or [more]

Tue Jul 15

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:05 PM

Re: Value Line Online Subscription Alert

After the redesign, I see no way to download screen results into a CSV for further analysis, and screens only seem to display fifty results at a time (across four pages). Loading and saving custom screens have also disappeared. I gather the API is [more]

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:03 PM

Re: Citibank pays $7 bill for fraud

What do you think? Will there be proportionate outrage?

The outrage is that the bank's officers who perpetrated the fraud aren't paying a dime of the settlement. The current shareholders, who may have not been owners of the company [more]

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elann replied to the Jewish and Foolish board. 10:50 PM

Re: ערבים

arevim, not aravim

How are they spelled?


The Hebrew spelling is the same. Confusing, right?

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elann replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 4:25 PM

Re: Now what?

I've never been able to get my head around EMH or MPT, but it just seems blazingly obvious that people will take into account things that they know, and when "everybody" knows something, like QE ending, that they've mostly taken it into [more]

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elann replied to the Jewish and Foolish board. 4:11 PM

Re: ערבים

I came across a Hebrew expression, "Kol Yehudim aravim ze l'ze."

It means all Jews are responsible for one another.

(Feel free to contribute a better translation if you like.)

Aravim can also mean
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