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Tue Aug 26

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howardroark replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 3:15 PM

Re: SHLD

maybe he will bid for FDO too?

Maybe in 2007 when SHLD had a market cap of $27 billion and FDO was $4 billion. In 2014 with SHLD at $3.5 billion and FDO at $9 billion? Well, Fred's is for sale.

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howardroark replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:18 AM

Re: Brk to help finance deal

It seems very unlikely that inversion turns out to be an important or even meaningful part of this deal, though it will be probably be an important part of the narrative.

Some things to note: Inversion does not allow companies like Burger [more]

Mon Aug 25

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howardroark replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 3:58 PM

Re: SHLD

Don't know if this means anything. All I really know is that you can't get boxer shorts at K-Mart in Cincinnati anymore, given all the store closures. Sorry Raymond.

Shop your way, ET.

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Sat Aug 23

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howardroark replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 10:49 AM

Re: SHLD

It's kind of amazing that this movie is still entirely unresolved. It's as if the OJ chase were still going strong. Or Lost never ended. I mean, it was a full 7 1/2 years ago when we were already getting so bored with this yarn we were going all [more]

Fri Aug 15

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howardroark replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 5:40 PM

Re: Yield Curve tightening

I am slightly concerned with a tightening yield curve. The 30 year US treasury rate is 3.14% and 10 year is 2.35%. On July 24, 2014 the 30 year was 4.1% and 10 year was 2.50%. The 10 year to 30 year spread is 75%. On July 24, 2014 the spread was [more]

Wed Aug 13

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howardroark replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 9:13 PM

Re: New name

It's a nice sentiment kid, but I've studied this issue extensively and unfortunately for you have determined that rendering your shame eponymous does not improve proclamation compliance.

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Mon Aug 4

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howardroark replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 10:54 AM

Re: Poll: Where to move?

You got me on this one. I have no idea. Ariel?

Obviously gocanucks is rooting for Madoff to win the Butner Federal Prison portfolio contest. Either that or he means Hussman, which would be unfortunate.

Sun Jun 1

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howardroark replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 10:48 AM

Re: Japan

Can someone explain to me why Japanese 10 year yield at 58bps when inflation is close to 2%?

It seems reasonably easy to explain, unless you aren't really asking about Japan in particular. Global real interest rates, defined for now [more]

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