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Sat Jan 13

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knighttof3 replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 11:29 AM

Re: Fill in the blank

Nag
An al

(Sadly, both perfectly acceptable Indian names that just sound dirty in English, along with so many others like Sukhdeep and Ashit.)

Wed Jan 10

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knighttof3 polled the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:42 PM

Poll: Buyback threshold

Will Buffett change the P/B buyback threshold because of the tax law changes?

Tue Jan 9

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knighttof3 replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 8:47 PM

Re: AJ's Monday morning caption challenge

"What's a candiru?"


(BTW GreenNV, have a rec! Your response was hilarious.)

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knighttof3 replied to the Index Funds board. 5:24 PM

Re: Daimonds Vs. Vanguard

DOW is weighted by price, not by market cap.

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:21 PM

Re: OPRAH! Specific question.

Do we need an explicitly political user on this board?
Whether I agree or disagree with his/her views, I am putting verystablegenius on Ignore just based on the username. (Judging the book by its cover, sure.)

Sun Jan 7

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:58 AM

Re: Buffett Shares the Secrets to Wealth

Adequate money is necessary, not sufficient, for happiness.
(For some subjective value of "adequate.")

Thu Jan 4

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:18 PM

Re: It's official. Buffett Wins Bet

As it is the poor hedgies got totally crushed, which might lead some people to make the wrong conclusions.
Being long the S&P 500 has beaten virtually all other investment choices...in this specific decade.


Maybe I [more]

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knighttof3 replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 1:09 PM

Re: Do you pay someone to manage money?

How many people passed on buying Google at 80, 70, 60 bucks because of it? Names like PriceLine and Amazon were single-digits.


I don't know anyone (retail investors, not engineers who worked for these or similar high-tech [more]

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:47 PM

Re: Grantham: Brace yourself...

FWIW

Good disclaimer. The whole paper resembles Technical Analysis 101. "Past bubbles were shaped like thus, so the current one will be as well." The one fundamentals-chart based in the paper is the Shiller P/E and he [more]

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:29 PM

Re: It's official. Buffett Wins Bet

I suppose it's worth mentioning that the fact that the index fund won isn't a big surprise,
but the fact that it won by so much is in large part luck on the part of the S&P.
Earnings in the last decade have been much stronger
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Wed Jan 3

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:52 PM

Re: It's official. Buffett Wins Bet

What the heck is the market anyway?
The global bond market is about $100 trillion, stocks about $64 trillion, housing $217 trillion. Your total portfolio (including your house if you own it) should be 26% bonds, 18% stocks and 57% real estate [more]

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:15 PM

Re: It's official. Buffett Wins Bet

"A low-cost index fund is the most sensible equity investment ..." ~Warren Buffett

"Most investors would be better off in an index fund." ~Peter Lynch

"Broad diversification, low cost, minimal portfolio
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Tue Jan 2

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knighttof3 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:46 PM

Re: Control Panel: Happy New Year 2018

knightof3, thank you for your informative remarks.

Using your example of a hypothetical 1% loss...

The actual notional value of derivatives is $188.3 trillion.

1% of $188.3 trillion = $1.883 trillion.

That is
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knighttof3 replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 4:33 PM

Re: An averageJoe caption challenge

Hey moron, do you know the difference between draining the swamp and just muckraking?
You don't? Oh hello, Mr President. Didn't recognize you without the rug.

Mon Jan 1

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knighttof3 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:53 PM

Re: Control Panel: Happy New Year 2018

"Derivative notional amounts increased in the third quarter of 2017 by $2.8 trillion, or 1.5 percent, to $188.3 trillion. Derivative contracts remained concentrated in interest rate products, which represented 75.0 percent of total derivative [more]

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:24 PM

Re: Need Stock Screener

It is worth bearing in mind however that there are no real success stories of someone having created wealth consistently by investing in the broad market following that system ( invest only when there is a collapse underway else sit on cash for [more]

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knighttof3 posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:37 AM

OT: Happy New Year!

A very happy new year to you and your loved ones.

Sun Dec 31

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:02 PM

Re: Need Stock Screener

Mirror mirror on the wall
Which know-it-all is the smuggest of them all?

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:15 AM

Re: Need Stock Screener

They are still waiting, expecting it will hit 175
any.
day.
now.


That would be 15 P/E. Quite rational unless the profit margin expansion continues unabated.
Currently it has a P/E of 22.75 and the top 10 components [more]

Sat Dec 30

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knighttof3 replied to the Last RoundUp board. 5:13 PM

Re: Who owns the stock markets?

why facts don't change our minds...

I firmly believe that facts do make us change our minds, and I am not going to listen to any researcher who says otherwise :-)

(“When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. [more]

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