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notehound replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 4:27 PM

Re: Swedish Meatballs

...Here 100 percent of all attack-rapes (rapes where the attacker and the victim did not know each other beforehand) in the last five years in Oslo were committed by immigrants from “non-Western” countries. In Stavanger, a major Norwegian city, 90 [more]

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notehound replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:07 PM

Re: Poll: METAR Contest 2015

The contest will be segmented into two portions a.METAR and b.Hodgepodge

OK, then Hohum.

My "METAR" pick is BIB (ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF) -

and my "Hodgepodge" pick is BABA [more]

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notehound replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:59 PM

Re: Why not link Cuba trade to Puerto Rico?

...I'm about 99.99% sure it *would not* be Constitutional if Puerto Rico becomes a state.

You're right, Warrl. However, we already have many special provisions that deal only with Territories such as Guam. Neither Guam nor Puerto Rico [more]

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notehound posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:55 AM

Why not link Cuba trade to Puerto Rico?

I have previously posted my strong belief that Puerto Rico's already-impaired economy and public finances will be seriously and negatively impacted by the US opening up trade with Cuba.

Although Puerto Rican municipal bonds form a very small [more]

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notehound posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:15 AM

Mish: Belarus is in trouble

Mish posted a brief "heads up" this week pointing out that Russia's Ruble crash caused very serious problems in neighboring Belarus, including the imposition of price controls and a collapse of the Belarus Ruble.

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notehound replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:44 AM

Re: Poll: METAR Contest 2015

Hohum,

If we have a contest, my picks are BABA (Alibaba) and MNKD (MannKind).

Thanks for posting the poll.

Cheers,
'Hound

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notehound posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:08 PM

OT: Memories fade but truth remains...

I just finished a quick reading of "The Loom of Youth," an autobiographical novel by Alec Waugh, novelist and older brother of the better-known Evelyn Waugh. The protagonist, born at the turn of the last century, is a pupil at an English [more]

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notehound replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:02 PM

Re: better off forgetting about that account

I am under the impression that the "average investor" investment of choice is the mutual fund, and not individual stocks. Those mutual funds would include Index Funds with low fees, which are very popular and may even comprise a majority [more]

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notehound replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:02 PM

Re: Bachelor Villages

Be interesting to see what US brides would cost them....

I have no idea what Chinese guys are willing to pay for a US bride, but I'll wager they'd be willing to pay twice as much to unload them a few years later...

[Just [more]

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notehound replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:56 PM

Re: The high cost of medical care

"...the average price tag for a 3T MRI unit is about $2.4 million, according to a recent ECRI Institute report..."---DOTmed

Dang, FM. "Thar's gold in them thar chills!" (alluding to the cold temperature in the [more]

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notehound posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:45 AM

OT:Hancock aims between the eyes

John Hancock's newest client-acquisition marketing campaign is aimed squarely at affluent 50-something corporate managers who fear being downsized or forced into early retirement:

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notehound posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:21 AM

Gems from p. 15 of Blackrock Outlook

Blackrock's "Dealing with Divergence: 2015 Investment Outlook" includes the following interesting gems (italicized below), all found on Page 15.

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notehound posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:21 AM

OT: Comics inspired by Goldman

OT: A couple of unpublished comics oddly reminiscent of Goldman Sachs and their Wall Street peers...

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Thu Dec 25

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notehound posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:59 AM

A nice Christmas gift...

When we left the home of some close friends this Christmas Eve, my buddy surprised me with a wrapped gift (obviously some book or another). I brought it home and immediately opened it to see what it was.

It was "Flash Boys" by [more]

Wed Dec 24

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notehound replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:52 PM

Re: A good day to sell...

I bought one of them ganddad folks' favorite activity- NAP,
or Navios Midstream Partners :)


Hohum,

Did you chase the ask up a penny or two at the time like I sometimes do?

I hate when the algorithmic trading [more]

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notehound posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:26 AM

A good day to sell...

Well, I didn't buy anything today, but I was able to get a higher price than I expected when reducing the size of one of my largest positions, a multi-asset high yield fund. Usually, when my ask is 5 cents above the current bid, I end up with no [more]

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notehound posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:08 AM

Buy beaten down Dogs of the Dow?

Unlike the DJIA as a whole, the following 5 among the Dogs of the Dow (high dividend yielders) are all down for 2014 and may be candidates for value plays:

Boeing (BA), Chevron (CVX), Exxon Mobil (XOM), General Electric (GE) and IBM [more]

Tue Dec 23

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notehound posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:21 PM

1st ever Dow close over 18,000

Closing print 18,024.17

To the moon, Alice!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98qw86DsdZ0

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notehound replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:21 AM

Re: 10 lesser known Ancient Civilisations

You are conflating time periods that are widely different, by thousands of years... Some post-enlightenment humanists placed a high value upon the individual, the dignity of life and the importance of freedom from oppression but that had little [more]

Mon Dec 22

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notehound replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:24 PM

Re: 10 lesser known Ancient Civilisations

I would have added "Hellenistic" (the Greek-influenced Levantine civilization that produced magnificent works of art).

Wendy,

Your above comment provoked in me a train of thought which I believe may be worthy of [more]

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