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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 39 minutes ago

Re: Trump's Cut

I guess my question boils down to, will the lower tax give BRK a higher RoE (or if you prefer, a higher comprehensive-income-to-equity ratio in case some gains bypass the income statement but show up in the balance sheet)?

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3 hours ago

Re: Trump's Cut

At that date, book will have changed, value won't (from that effect),
and the appropriate P/B threshold for buybacks should fall.


Jim,
I agree with all of your post but I wonder about the second half of that sentence. [more]

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knighttof3 replied to the Improve the Fool board. 6:18 PM

Re: Formatting

Issue seems to be resolved.
For a while, when looking at individual messages, you couldn't see the "best of / fav & repl / ..." banner or your username (just said "Hi Fool".)

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knighttof3 posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:44 PM

Dividend > momentum > value

This article describes how "smart beta" factors by themselves have an uneven outperformance: [more]

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knighttof3 replied to the Tax Strategies board. 2:29 PM

Re: reducing tax without 401k

You can withdraw from your traditional IRA or 401(k) without penalties using SEPP/72(t) withdrawals at any age, although the payments must continue until age 59 1/2 or for 5 years, whichever is longer.

This is why I love this board, [more]

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knighttof3 replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 12:37 PM

Re: A little history about the wall

That's right. Bush didn't address "our mission" in Iraq. He addressed *that ship's and crew's* mission on *that trip*.

He doesn't talk about the ship's crew's mission; rather he says "Other [more]

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:25 PM

Re: OT: BRK owns shares in WFC.....

It is fairly clear what a "Wells Fargo client" is, I think. And if that client has signed some agreement with Wells Fargo, saying that disputes about any accounts will be handled by arbitration, then that would probably include accounts [more]

Thu Dec 8

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knighttof3 replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 8:19 PM

Re: A little history about the wall

My first reaction to Bush's infamous "Mission Accomplished" banner was, "what mission?" I still don't know.

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If you listened to the [more]

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knighttof3 replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 3:11 PM

Re: How high can we go?

Yeah no, S&P 500 is not going to do $131+ in earnings next year.
See my earlier post at [more]

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knighttof3 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 11:58 AM

Re: Convertible recommendations

Agree with xtn.

If a rear seat is truly optional, you can't do any better than a Miata.


Unfortunately I am tall (and have long legs) and cannot fit in a Miata.
Although, I tried one about 20 years ago, have they [more]

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:52 AM

Re: OT: sucker rally?

In this scenario - what is the best investment to make? Cash & Bonds will suffer; equities are least worst option (and often a good option - if you buy the right ones)

Why will cash suffer?
If you stuff it under a mattress, [more]

Wed Dec 7

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knighttof3 replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:55 PM

Re: A Day that will live in infamy

This post deserves more recs!
Hochizen/Abadou?

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:47 PM

Re: OT: BRK owns shares in WFC.....

Clearly, this is the legal question at issue, but it seems that some courts accept the view that if you are a Wells client and have signed the agreement that provides for arbitration in the event of a dispute, then this applies to all Wells [more]

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knighttof3 posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:12 PM

OT: sucker rally?

Sorry to keep harping on this but I can't figure out the current rally. Can you?

So many negatives -
- Rising interest rates should be bad for stocks.
- Stretched valuations should mean revert.
- Trump's presidency [more]

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knighttof3 replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 7:04 PM

Re: AverageJoe's 758th CaptionChallenge

There is a bad moon on the high-rise...

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knighttof3 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 6:47 PM

Re: Convertible recommendations

From all the responses, I am guessing I need to move my budget higher.
What would you recommend for $30K-$75K?
Has to be new (not used), depreciation be damned.
Does not have to be 4-door, preferably is a 4-seater but not a [more]

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:33 PM

Re: OT: BRK owns shares in WFC.....

Why pay out millions in punitive damages? They paid $2.5 million in compensatory damages (the actual charges that had been applied to up to 2 million sham accounts) plus $185 million in punitive damages. Let me guess: that's not enough for [more]

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:54 AM

Re: OT: BRK owns shares in WFC.....

Did you really expect WFC to do the right thing and own up to their criminal "mistakes"?
They got caught so d1ck CEO A left, d1ck CEO B came in, made noises, then gave in to his lawyers.
Good for stock holders though. Why pay out [more]

Tue Dec 6

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knighttof3 replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 9:05 PM

Re: AverageJoe's 757th CaptionChallenge

How to maintain kitchen hygiene when your employees are slack-jawed teenagers.

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