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Wed Mar 25

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jjaym replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:13 AM

Re: One-way trips? - consider a bus

I did check for megabus, but alas, they discontinued service between Cleveland and Pittsburgh:

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Tue Mar 24

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jjaym posted to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:31 PM

One-way trips? - consider a bus

Was in a position where I needed to deliver a vehicle from Pittsburgh area to my daughter in the Cleveland area and find a way to return for a not-to-expensive price. I had other reasons to be in the area, so stayed a couple of nights, one at my [more]

Thu Mar 19

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jjaym replied to the Value Hounds board. 5:02 PM

Re: Bond market ailing

For me, I have a Preferred stock ETF (PFF) which has been doing alright (pays around 6-7% dividend and price has been mostly in the $36-40 range the last few years) and a global utilities etf (JXI) yielding 3-4%, but much more volatile. Beyond that, [more]

Tue Feb 3

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jjaym replied to the Value Hounds board. 10:05 AM

Re: Why I like stocks with high short interest

...part 2. SPLS short interest around 6%. Nice pop today on news of a possible Staples and Office Depot merger.

Tue Jan 20

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jjaym posted to the Value Hounds board. 2:01 PM

Why I like stocks with high short interest

...or more precisely, why I like fundamentally sound and attractively priced companies with high short interest. See the behavior of PETS today. Up 10% or so on good earnings. Short interest is around 25%.

Sat Jan 17

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jjaym replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 9:02 PM

Re: Discover cash back bonus offer

It sounds like the bonuses are targeted/customized based on past spending habits, so they get you to attempt to stretch your spending beyond what you normally would. The extra required for us works out to something around $300-500/month on average, [more]

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jjaym posted to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 7:52 PM

Discover cash back bonus offer

In the last couple of days, I got an offer from Discover for an extra $400 cash back bonus, if we spend $xxxx dollars with Discover for each of the next 5 months, which is somewhat higher than our average credit card spending.

I'm trying to [more]

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jjaym replied to the Your Favorite Stocks board. 7:11 PM

Re: Stocks for 2015

I didn't think anyone even read my stuff here. Apparently not hiding it well enough.

I'm not much for following the flavor of the day (obviously).
Some, possibly many of these are going to take longer than a year to work out. Patience is [more]

Wed Dec 31

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jjaym posted to the Your Favorite Stocks board. 6:30 PM

Stocks for 2015

Top ten for 2015 (that I already own) again show a preference for high yield and low p/e, as well as a historical record of decent ROE. Oil, materials and telecommunications seem to be showing up a lot lately, rather than tech and pharma stocks of [more]

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jjaym replied to the Your Favorite Stocks board. 6:23 PM

Re: Stocks for 2014

Not a bad year, relative to the S&P 500. An equal weighted portfolio of the 10 stocks I picked at the end of last year would have returned 17.61% with dividends included, but not reinvested. By my calculations, SPY would have returned 13.37% My [more]

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