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Sun Jun 28

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howardroark replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 8:41 AM

Re: Greece?

Would anyone care to explain the situation in Greece? It seems like things are coming to a head, but I don't really understand it or what it might mean for investors. Is there the potential for another crisis?

Greece has debt coming [more]

Tue Jun 16

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howardroark replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 4:58 PM

Re: Poll: The next bubble?

last post - they are! Part of Burlington Northern - or used to be - plastered on the 2011 10K

These are famous bonds. They were one of the bonds that were originally payable in gold or dollars at the lender's choice, but then Congress [more]

Mon Jun 15

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howardroark replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 5:58 PM

Re: Poll: The next bubble?

I recently saw a rather eye-opening episode of Vice, where it was revealed that most bubbles are discovered amid horrific working conditions. In January 2015, alone, for example, over 94% of bubbles were spotted by unpaid white males, transfixed for [more]

Sun May 31

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howardroark replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 9:11 AM

Re: I knew Roark was up to something

Come on. Jokes need at least a veneer of realism to work. A self-satisfied investment geek building an entire money management empire, then pivoting it into the salacious world of hamburger marketing just to jump a couple of weight classes in the [more]

Tue May 19

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howardroark replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 8:05 AM

Re: ...And it feels so good

How exactly are you versed in the history of Garfinckel's, Brooks Brothers, Miller & Rhodes? Through newspapers and magazines from that period? Annual reports? Books (and if so, specifically which ones)? Is this part of a systematic research [more]

Mon May 18

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howardroark posted to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 2:31 PM

...And it feels so good

This is the Motley Fool Deranged Monkey Board, also known as the online, retail prequel to True Detective, and what you get here is the kind of Merger Monday color you will most assuredly not get on CNBC, the WSJ, or Bloomberg, and perhaps not [more]

Sat May 16

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howardroark replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 10:53 AM

Re: Poll: Tale of a hypothetical kitty

So you know this wasn't some sort of gotcha poll with a wrong answer, since you're allowed to describe Initech pretty much however you please. But the results so far were nicely split, with a small majority who think it is basically a sad story, 100% [more]

Fri May 15

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howardroark replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 10:51 AM

Re: Poll: Tale of a hypothetical kitty

I'm putting the footnotes in a separate post because I've noticed that this site sometimes makes changes such that the text above created polls eventually disappears.

Initech Corp. goes public for $10 a share with 10 million total shares [more]

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howardroark polled the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 10:38 AM

Poll: Tale of a hypothetical kitty

Initech Corp. goes public for $10 a share with 10 million total shares outstanding, for a valuation of $100 million. It provides software consulting for apps that want to accept bitcoin micropayments. Business explodes when it becomes clear that [more]

Wed May 13

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howardroark replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 6:48 PM

Re: Pop Quiz

So that means CACC runs a good business (defined as return on equity-adjusted-by-allowance-for-losses) ? I am just going by one of the comps in the VIC writeup.

CACC definitely has produced legitimately high returns on equity in [more]

Wed Apr 29

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howardroark replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 5:45 PM

Re: Pop Quiz

Everybody failed. If I wasn’t so fiercely devoted to the quality of subprime discourse, I would just drop the mic like so:

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Tue Apr 28

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howardroark posted to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 8:35 PM

Who is gonna play Lillie Rubin???

This is one of the ten greatest things I've ever read:

http://nextshark.com/jay-margolis-cache-ceo-sends-letter-to-...

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howardroark posted to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 8:34 PM

Pop Quiz

What's more fun than subprime auto lending class? Santander Consumer, the largest pure play subprime auto lender, came out with earnings this morning. Over the trailing twelve months, SC has earned $973 million after-tax. Its TTM average tangible [more]

Sat Apr 18

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howardroark replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 10:37 AM

Re: Druck

People can be tough to please. When companies buy back shares while simultaneously issuing them to employees, the capital return police complain about running in place. But when companies buy back shares and actually reduce sharecount, the capital [more]

Sat Mar 21

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howardroark replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 1:24 PM

Re: Blarney Bubble

From the subject of your post, I thought you meant this

I was thinking more along the lines of this:

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Fri Mar 20

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howardroark posted to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 8:28 PM

Blarney Bubble

Fund Manager John Hussman on twitter:

Fascinating that people blame the collapse in 1937 on the Fed tightening too early, but wholly ignore the bubble then.

Beneath is a chart showing a zig-zagging century of US market [more]

Thu Dec 25

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howardroark replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:30 AM

Re: Wandering . . .

True story. Around thirteen years ago I was a rather young, rather bad, lawyer. A lottery ticket fell into my lap, but I was naturally suspicious. Maybe just rip it up? I sought advice from a few unorthodox places, including from one or two people [more]

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