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pauleckler posted to the Railroads board. 8:50 PM

UP Tunnel Collapse

UP mentioned increased expenses and overtime due to a tunnel problem. Here are the details--

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pauleckler posted to the Railroads board. 2:27 PM

KC Southern 2Q earns up 11%

https://www.progressiverailroading.com/kansas_city_southern/...?

"Diluted earnings per share were $1.45, [more]

Thu Jul 19

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pauleckler replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:26 PM

Re: Fertilizer Prices Way Up

Nitrogen fertilizer comes from natural gas. Rising oil prices could have an impact, but natural gas is cheap and readily available. Google ammonia prices to see this report--

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pauleckler replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:14 PM

Re: BNSF new CIO

Railroads have always been leaders in new technologies, especially communications technology.

This dates back to the days of the telegraph when railroads figured out telegraph lines fit neatly in their right of way and made operations more [more]

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pauleckler posted to the Railroads board. 2:58 PM

UP 2Q Earnings up 29%

https://www.progressiverailroading.com/union_pacific/news/UP...?

"Operating income for the quarter rose 5 [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:16 AM

Re: Tariffs as an overlooked revenue source

So far, I have seen only a few news reports of the tariff impact.

Tariff on Canadian lumber is said to raise cost of a new home originally by $3 to 4K; now the estimate is up to $7K.

Today we have reports of the impact on imported [more]

Wed Jul 18

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pauleckler replied to the Foolish 401(k)s board. 11:53 PM

Re: Thoughts on cashing in ...

What resources do your have for retirement? Social Security? Pension? Inheritance? Do you also have a 401K?

When you retire, what do you plan to live on?

Penalties will cost you 10% plus you will pay income taxes fed, state, local. [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Railroads board. 3:36 PM

Re: CSX 2Q Earnings beat expectations

Railroads closely monitor many operating statistics.

I suspect train velocity is a measure of delays enroute between cities. Ie time waiting on sidings. So miles traveled divided by average of travel times between specified destinations.

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pauleckler posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:17 PM

CSX Earnings show strong economy 2Q

See the posting on the Railroads discussion board--

http://boards.fool.com/csx-2q-earnings-beat-expectations-331...

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pauleckler posted to the Railroads board. 2:16 PM

CSX 2Q Earnings beat expectations

https://www.progressiverailroading.com/csx_transportation/ne...?

"CSX reported yesterday second-quarter net earnings of [more]

Mon Jul 16

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pauleckler replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:23 PM

Re: Amazon vs Home Depot

I think Home Depot has learned to be clever in pricing. They watch prices posted on the internet and match prices on those items. But products that don't ship well like lumber, or construction supplies are less competitive.

I notice you [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:20 PM

Re: Aldi

The best of Aldi's I think is dairy products. Milk, cottage cheese, and cheese products are often cheaper by as much as a dollar.

In produce, they have weekly specials and they are worth the trip. Watch their newspaper inserts. [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 7:05 PM

Re: man overboard!

Given the popularity of balcony suites on cruise ships, heavy drinking, and crazies, I find none of this surprising.

I would expect cruise lines to be watchful and perhaps even have alerting systems in place. But at sea, at night, finding [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 6:59 PM

Re: Tough Decision

Forgive me Redfickle, but I have not seen a major drop in stocks in the last few days. Most of mine have been less than 2%.

Perhaps you have some especially volatile stocks. Tell us more.

Keep in mind diversification is your friend.

Sun Jul 15

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pauleckler replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:52 PM

Re: Out of favor industries

Newspapers? Retailers? Sears and JC Penney are cheap. Who will do toys without Toy 'R' Us? Lots of available locations. Some leader with a golden touch could do well.

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pauleckler posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:17 PM

Tariffs as an overlooked revenue source

I notice the tariffs suggested so far have received little opposition compared to a proposal for a tax increase.

It seems that some like unions and manufacturers like protective tariffs. They give them a bit of protection from [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:00 PM

Re: Chicago's last Sears to close for good Sunda

Keep in mind for half a century, Sears was the leading retailer in the US. Employees retired on shares of stock they received in profit sharing. It was a great place to work.

But Sears lost its way. For years, Sears was the leading mail [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:49 PM

Re: CNBC finally asks about Deere

Or Brazil just starts producing more soybeans.

Yes, remember the "Bushels for Barrels" bumper stickers after the Arab Oil Embargo. Farmers threatened to strike and stop selling to the mideast.

But that gave the [more]

Sat Jul 14

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 2:50 PM

Re: finding a specific stock

This is a common marketing technique to get you to subscribe to the service.

And look out. It can easily be a come on for penny stock investing. Penny stocks often have no earnings with the result they are highly speculative. You would be [more]

Fri Jul 13

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pauleckler replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:36 PM

Re: CNBC finally asks about Deere

Sure, tim. No question that canola, also known as rapeseed oil, is good stuff.

But if you talk about soybeans, if China buys all its soybeans from say Brazil, then the customers who used to buy from Brazil will have to buy some place [more]

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