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pauleckler posted to the Retirement Investing board. 5:07 PM

Fidelity: Ideas for MRDs

https://www.fidelity.com/viewpoints/retirement/smart-ira-wit...

Fidelity has quite a few articles on various subjects. This one I found interesting. [more]

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pauleckler posted to the Science and Technology board. 4:31 PM

PBS: How We Got to Now

Wall Street Journal today has review of the book How We Got to Now, by Steven Johnson. It is the book for a series of the same name to appear on PBS in my area beginning October 15.

The series is six one hour programs covering: Glass, Cold, [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:03 PM

Re: Solar Power / BH Energy

Solar is such a minor share of domestic electricity production, it is difficult to see it as a threat to any other sources for now.

Economics seem to be becoming more attractive, but new investment still depends on govt [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Retirement Investing board. 3:00 PM

Re: Retired

The pros tell you to set your own loss limits. Down 10 to 15% from the high, and carefully consider selling each investment. Get rid of the riskiest first; hold the solid performers to last.

This discipline gives you cash in a market [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 2:41 PM

Re: YTM vs APR

And then comes compounding if the bond is held for other than 12 mo.

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 2:37 PM

Re: BWA

I was a recent shareholder of Borg Warner. I recently sold due to declining prices.

The auto parts business has been very strong recently with people talking of potential to hit 18 mm new cars/yr in the near future. That would be new record [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 2:27 PM

Re: What happens with ebay stock?

The usual routine of a spinoff is the accountants estimate its value based on the usual methods, but no one knows what the market price will be. Management that sells the shares too cheaply looks incompetent.

To avoid this problem, the norm [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 2:17 PM

Re: Graphene

For an overview, see the Carbon composite article on Foolish Wiki--

http://wiki.fool.com/Carbon_composite

Mon Sep 29

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pauleckler posted to the Book Club (Nonfiction) board. 11:41 PM

Seven Bad Ideas

See the review and discussion on the METRO board--

http://boards.fool.com/book-review-quot7-bad-ideasquot-31429...

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 10:32 PM

Re: Historical Info Sources?

Value Line and Standard & Poors stock reports usually give you 10 yrs of data on stocks. They include share price, earnings and dividend. So you can calculate most of what you want on the stock.

My library provides Value Line free on [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 2:07 PM

Re: MLPs

As long as you have less than $1000 total income from all your MLPs after deducting expenses, Roth IRA is the best choice as the profits are never taxed in that account.

However, when income exceeds $1000 it becomes problematic in that in [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Oil and Gas board. 1:02 PM

Re: Carbo Crashing

Here is an article which shows what the sand proppant people are up to--

[more]

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pauleckler replied to the Retirement Investing board. 12:51 AM

Re: Investments and Retirement

Indeed, I have posted several times that after you pay off basic needs like mortgage and education of children etc, many reach a plateau where funds are more available.

Then the ideal is live on one third of gross pay, save/invest one third, [more]

Sun Sep 28

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pauleckler replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:04 PM

Re: Flooding

In many older communities in the East, storm sewers and sanitary sewers are combined (from the days when sewers carried sewage, untreated to the nearest creek).

Older storm sewer systems usually have overflow system that allow storm water to [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Retirement Investing board. 6:30 PM

Re: Investments and Retirement

Those who hope to retire early usually realize that it is difficult to accumulate enough maxing 401K and IRA contributions alone.

Increasing your savings beyond those limits is a very good idea especially if you have a healthy paycheck that [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 6:21 PM

Re: MLP'S

As always, some are better than others. And yes, some people like them for the high yield they offer. But I see them as risky as they usually depend on a well defined income stream.

For more check out the Master Limited Partnerships [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Oil and Gas board. 6:14 PM

Re: Carbo Crashing

I agree there is risk. But as we speak, you can bet someone is trying every way they can think of. If they hit on something that works, and reduces cost, they can switch practices industry wide in a matter of months.

Then dated materials [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:09 PM

Re: Solar Panels

What did you pay for electricity last year? And how long will it take you to recover the cost of your solar panels?

I think its a reasonable risk if you can get the number down to seven years. You have cost of capital/time value of money to [more]

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