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Sat Feb 6

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zenbro replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:22 PM

Re: John Mauldin: $100 Trillion Up in Smoke

"He figures that $100 trillion in oil wealth has been destroyed by oil falling from $100 to $30 a barrel"

OK, if $100 Trillion is not going to the oil companies or oil states, what becomes of it ? The refiners are making a lot of [more]

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zenbro replied to the Retired Fools board. 11:04 PM

Re: Change In Net Worth After Nine Years Retirem

great job, SP and Telegraph, it's nice to hear good stories about retirement from people, instead of the usual tales of woe that the media spits out. I'm not there yet, but I'm getting close, can't wait.

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zenbro replied to the Retired Fools board. 4:41 PM

Re: Change In Net Worth After Nine Years Retirem

"And did you count dividends and cap gains on a SPY type fund? "

didn't count dividends. not sure what you mean by counting cap gains, I just did a quick check of the annual gain over that period. Unless he had just a boatload of [more]

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zenbro replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 11:20 AM

Re: How to fix the College problem

"then they call me up and want 'more money'. "

a friend graduated from Michigan, and has done real well financially in life. But when he went to Michigan, coming from a blue collar family, it was on him to take out loans to get [more]

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zenbro replied to the Retired Fools board. 7:58 AM

Re: Change In Net Worth After Nine Years Retirement

"In that nine years, my net worth has INCREASED by $500,000."

Great Job !

Can you tell how you did this, what were you invested in ?

I did a quick calculation on SPY, from Jan 2007 to December of 2015 ( 9 years ) [more]

Mon Feb 1

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zenbro replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:40 PM

Re: Death of a dream

Is a Nova Scotia winter more severe than a Northern Ontario winter ?

( I want to do the circle tour around Lake Superior, but that will definitely be a summer time trip. I live in the snowbelt in Northern Mi, and I am well aware how quickly [more]

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zenbro replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:33 PM

Re: Stock buybacks

great read, well written and thought out. But I have read numerous articles ( usually about large cap companies ) where stock buybacks are used to game the executive's compensation models. So at least from the perspective of large cap stock [more]

Mon Jan 25

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zenbro replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:17 PM

Re: Coal Co. steals from retirees ...

hopefully the executives experience karma.

Sun Jan 24

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zenbro replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:18 PM

Re: National Infrastructure Administration

"Problems with the Troy, Michigan water supply"

I always thought Troy, Mi was a wealthy ( not exclusive wealthy ) burb of Detroit. If they have problems, it doesn't bode well for rest of Michigan.

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zenbro replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 9:38 AM

Re: Why no black Oscar Nominees?

Why no white nominees at the BET awards ? :-)

Sat Jan 23

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zenbro replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:35 AM

Re: Fears of Venezuela Default

"Tim <perhaps my aversion to debt is not such a bad thing afterall?>"

I have the same aversion !

The credit downgrades will start rolling in, debt service costs will increase beyond the capability of companies to [more]

Sun Jan 17

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zenbro replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:19 AM

Re: Oil and the Canadian Dollar

Tim <ever notice these 1%ers are real whiners on the tax thingy?>

very funny, and very true !

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zenbro replied to the Free For All Economics board. 7:09 AM

Re: Bought JE

Were you buying based on a bounce up from being near the 200 day sma ?
I see that it broke thru that line.

Sat Jan 16

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zenbro replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:32 AM

Re: Code Talker dies aged 92

"I thought that last name rang a bell. Adam Beach played "Ben Yahzee" in "Windtalkers", which I quite enjoy, though the critics didn't think much of [more]

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zenbro replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 9:09 AM

Re: Gun deaths

"We are damned judgmental bunch who mostly refuse to actually think about what we mean and say."
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I really get a kick out of the politicians who run on the " Pro [more]

Sat Jan 9

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zenbro replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:02 PM

Re: Fieri's $700 Super Bowl Tailgate

"<<Mackinac Island>>"

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Mackinac Island is a great place to visit,just get the heck out of the downtown 2-3 block tourist trap areas and get out and see the [more]

Sun Jan 3

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zenbro replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:35 AM

Re: Why don't rich people realize they're rich?

"In terms of net worth, young professionals often do not accumulate a significant net worth until they are in their 50's or 60's and they only manage it if they live a middle class lifestyle while they were working and raising their [more]

Wed Dec 23

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zenbro replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:29 AM

Re: Lead In Water

great post, brucedoe !

Flint is a long way from Northern Michigan, the Flint River is probably part of the Saginaw River watershed. This watershed covers approximately 8500 sq miles, with industrial towns such as Bay City, Saginaw, Midland, [more]

Mon Dec 21

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zenbro replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:31 PM

Re: Apple's CEO-"Not Enough Skilled US Workers&

the town I grew up in used to have a small independent machine shop or tool and die maker in every neighborhood. They would employ a couple of people, and make parts for the auto industry. They pretty much disappeared in the early 80's, and have [more]

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